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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: May 31, 2017, 08:43:22 AM »
Rainy and perfect for growing things.. mainly weeds..

Happy Hour / Re: Do you remember the first time you saw a circus
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:51:58 AM »
I was a small child maybe 3 or 4 Mother took me to the circus..

All I remember is some kid in front of us had a pop gun..  I thought I really needed one.. Got one and that was it for a couple of days..

A boy and his first fire arm.. never will forget it.. :D :D :D  or sweating in that Davy Crocket hat..

General Discussion / Re: Wet garden
« on: May 15, 2017, 12:46:28 PM »
I used to live in a subdivision and gardened in subdivision red clay back yard..  tilling wet clay is a recipe for bricks..  but I found that if I never let it dry out it made a good garden.. I had to transplant everything into but it worked well, do all the liming and fertilizing first cover the whole thing with newspapers about 4 or 5 thick then cover it with mulch I used pine straw because I had plenty of it.  Weeds didn't really grow in it if one popped up it was easy to spot and pull.. after the first work there wasn't much to do other than harvest.  the garden stayed moist the whole summer.

Livestock / Re: Here Sheep
« on: May 15, 2017, 05:03:00 AM »
Thats a beautiful place.. you have there.

Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: May 12, 2017, 04:38:00 AM »
Kind of late posting, this was the crimson clover back in April.

Yeah my garden sure has been slow to do much yet.  I planted some around mid April, yesterday I replanted some beans that failed to show.  The cooler crops have done pretty well, carrots, beets, potatoes, but sweet corn, beans, and squash have been a problem.  I'm in NW Georgia zone 7 also.
The nights have been cool.  I think things are about ready to go now..Okra I planted last week is just starting to break the ground..


General Discussion / Re: May 7 Turkey Double---Pictures
« on: May 10, 2017, 03:54:13 PM »
You guys have it going on up there..  Congrats

The Range / Dock / Re: Nothing to hunt
« on: May 04, 2017, 05:36:00 AM »
Sweet... fair winds and following seas...   

Good Luck

General Discussion / Re: Corn question....
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:05:10 PM »
Say ya plant the Got to have it right now.. then I'm guessing now  it should come off about July 20.
wait 3 weeks and plant the incredible it should come off about a month later around Aug 20 maybe.
its pretty dang hot here in Aug,  so I would wait a little longer and bring the corn off somewhere around  the last of Sept or Oct in cooler days..  I'm not so sure pollination is good in those hot Aug days.
its all a gamble and its your money,  you get to spin the wheel..  Good Luck

my CRS kicked in, I remember now why I planted late like that.. it was to beat the corn ear worm.
the corn matured out of the worms life cycle.. they did chew on the stalks some, but the ears were clean best I remember..


General Discussion / Re: Corn question....
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:02:46 PM »
CCat water is my problem, but since you have no problems with it.  Yes, I would think you could check the days to maturity on both and figure out a large enough stagger gap to keep them from crossing..

for a fall planting I check days to maturity and guess add some more time to it because the fall days are shorter. Corn can stand a little cool weather and some frost.  my average first frost is around mid Nov.. I like to bring the corn in around the last of Oct..  fall is usually a bit wetter than the hot days of August here.  I like to get rain when it tassels. 

General Discussion / Re: Corn question....
« on: May 02, 2017, 07:44:47 AM »
I'm wanting to share some of my thoughts on stagger planting sweet corn..
The soil must be warm to get a good stand of these super sweets.
planting to early will delay or produce poor stands..
Then stagger planting later in warmer soil will germinate the seed quicker shorting the grow time
between the two plantings..
Later a hot dry spell will mature corn quicker, and that seems to shorten the time between grow time also..

Now as you can tell I've have a few problems with stagger plantings.. 
My own best results were to plant a spring crop and later plant a fall crop of corn..

General Discussion / Re: MOLES OR VOLES
« on: April 24, 2017, 02:37:53 PM »
Sure give me a shout out if ya'll are going to be in the area.. we are bout 45 minutes from the airport..

Al and Janet

General Discussion / Re: MOLES OR VOLES
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:13:30 AM »
Curtis you still grow those 12 footers??   :D :D :D

I still can't get one over 5 foot here..   last season they came up volunteer all over my field..


General Discussion / Re: Cover Crop
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:23:59 PM »
I like the sunn hemp i noticed a good improvement in the soil I had it in last season.. If I can get a break for a field I will use it again..  its just hard to give up the space for a cover during summer..

I'm able to sell my peas here so thats and add for peas, plus they are so cheap to raise.

General Discussion / Re: Cover Crop
« on: April 19, 2017, 09:55:29 AM »
Thats a pretty picture Jason.. I really want to see how the buckwheat grows after this clover.. it sure looks like the clover is pumping nitro in the dirt.. some of it is over knee high.

Did you let your clover seed out and if you did it come back last fall?  I am thinking it might come back for a winter cover.. our fall wasn't normal here, driest one I've ever experienced here.

the bees are sure storing up  nectar now.. am going to add some frames to the give them a little more room to put it.

General Discussion / Re: Cover Crop
« on: April 17, 2017, 04:44:57 PM »
Sorry, I didn't explain about it.. its crimson clover, It blooms in April and dies in May here.
So it will work well with late plantings. I plant peas late here I try to get them in around the first of July.  In this particular field I have a case of pigweed I picked up from some store bought pea seed last season.  So my idea is to follow the clover with buckwheat (another bee cover) its quick to flower and go to seed, once it seeds out I will plow it under and let it volunteer to come back again. then repeat.. I think its about 6 to 7 weeks to reseed.  I hope with all the plowing and covering that I can kill out most of the weeds in a season. I hate to lose the field but its better to build it up and try to kill out the weeds for a season then to just keep fighting it.

if anyone is interested in buckwheat, the prices on the seed dropped a lot for this season.. it was about 37 for 50 pounds at the feed and seed..

General Discussion / Cover Crop
« on: April 17, 2017, 10:52:49 AM »
Kind of an experiment and sort of a crop for bees I'm trying out..  I just got bees this spring keepers put a couple of hives on the place a couple of years ago and I started experimenting with bee cover crops and think they have found a niche in my garden..

This picture is a strip planted couple of years ago as an experiment.  I let it go to seed die out plowed it and planted over it.  It came back this spring volunteer.  I plan to plant later and let this repeat if it will.  I think it might have come back last fall if it weren't for the drought we had.

Homesteading Skills / Re: Home made table
« on: April 16, 2017, 01:34:27 PM »
He put the table on the porch and he has really been busy with work lately.  He needs to sand it down some yet and put a stain on it..  right now you know how a table sitting on a porch is.. a catch all and its stacked up and piled high right now.. Yes, when he gets it going again I will get a picture of it and post it..  ;)


General Discussion / Re: Plant ID
« on: April 16, 2017, 08:04:53 AM »
its not something you want in your garden..

I got some started a few years back when I decided to sow some store bought bird seed.  took me a while to get rid of it. 

General Discussion / Re: Plant ID
« on: April 15, 2017, 05:05:28 PM »
looks like coffee weed to me.

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