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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: April 11, 2018, 01:19:17 PM »
I usually wait till things warm up better, but everyone around here has planting fever and dang if I didn't catch it myself..
The son in law and I put in two rows of silver king corn today..  I'm thinking by the time it germinates it will be a little warmer.. and past the last frost date, April 15th..

Happy Hour / The Sunflower Story
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:15:55 AM »
Just thinking this morning about things, and I remembered a fellow who once asked me about cover crops. I've grow a few different types and he wanted to know what were the ones I liked the most.
I told him of clovers and their benefits, sunn hemp the advantage and draw backs of it, but the one he liked the most was the sunflower story..

I planted a whole field full of sunflowers and when they bloomed it was a sight to see.  It was close to the road and passer bys would slow down to look..  One day a car pulled up in the drive and a gal stopped to ask if they could walk out in the field among the flowers, I figured they wanted to pick a few and gave them my blessing to do so, then went on with my business..
I noticed as the car turned around the tag was from California, unusual to see a car that far away this far in the country.. I didn't think much about it at the time..

About a week later a cousin of mine stopped to visit and asked who were the gals out in the field he saw last week.  I told him just a couple of gals who wanted to pick a few sunflowers..
He said did you notice them running around in the field topless?  Taking pictures?  Well no I hadn't.. He said he wasn't the only one to notice and the neighborhood was talking about it.. and curious who they were..

Well to make a long story short the fellow decided to plant sunflowers..

General Discussion / Re: Getting rid of fire ants
« on: March 31, 2018, 12:17:46 PM »
Mark that made my hands itch just thinking about it.. ;D ;D ;D

General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:12:23 AM »
 The storm blew through here last night.. at mid night you didn't need lights to walk around if you didn't mind getting wet.. or lighting struck..  I was almost decided to plow a little and sure glad I was to lazy to go to town to pick up oil or anti freeze for the tractors..  today I pulled up last seasons crop netting all rolled up and put away, for a while, then pulled up the fence post that were driven in the ground with a driver last season for the tomato plants..I was feeling like old superman and pulling two post out of the ground at the same time with one hand each.. ;D    yeah thats wet.. I've got water hoses draining off the high grounds to the lower ones and the lower ones to the woods.. lots of water and I was already pretty darn wet..

General Discussion / Re: Mistakes with my tomato seed
« on: March 19, 2018, 07:40:17 AM »
The last time I ordered from Burpee, I ordered some tomato seeds along with a big order.
after spending time and effort to grow the seeds and some time after transplanting the plants..
Burpee notified me they had made a mistake and sent the wrong seeds to me, and to make up for it sent a coupon for 25 dollars off the next order.. I wasn't happy..

Later I discovered I liked the mistake better than the original seeds I ordered.. so I called Burpee to find out what they had sent on the order..  well they didn't know.. that didn't help at all.. They lost a customer..

Happy Hour / Re: Time change
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:11:28 AM »
Yeah me too, my spring ahead, sprung broke..

General Discussion / Re: Where do you order your TPPEPH seeds from
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:32:01 PM »
I'm in zone 7, here..

The old folks say don't plant peas before the dark nights of June.. I usually wait till July myself..

Late planting puts the peas out of the pea weevil's life cycle..  I can say it works for me, I have sold a lot of shelled peas..

General Discussion / Re: Where do you order your TPPEPH seeds from
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:22:29 AM »
Scott, I quit buying pea seed.  The last I got was loaded with pigweed seeds.  So I've been saving my own seed..  The pigweed came up in the row with the peas and out grew them.. I had to plow down the whole crop, to keep the pigweed from going to seed.

I've also had that problem with okra seed so I save my own seed of that too.

General Discussion / Re: Late Winter Garden
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:22:43 AM »
 I'm in the same area as Scot (Parrothead) and starting some seeds here also this month.  Have all my fields in hills from last fall, after the crimson clover blooms I'll be plowing and planting..

T Take care of yourself, we are getting older and things like type 2 are creeping up on us. Slow down take more time for yourself.  Take walks with Nancy and get in shape, I know it isn't fun but your health is the most valuable thing..


Happy Hour / Re: New member signing in
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:50:56 AM »
Welcome Georgia Clay,

Good to have another Georgian on the forum.  I'm in between Dallas and Villa Rica.
I plant about 3 acres, with cover crops and a couple of them in the summer with garden varieties.
this next spring I am going to try to bee keep again.. The wife cans and freezes our produce for the winter months..  We all have different ways of doing things and I look forward to share methods, successes, and problems with ya..


General Discussion / Re: Time Release Fertilizer in the Garden
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:53:20 PM »
Tried some that was spilled from the golf course once.. at first I was confused it didn't kick in fast.. so I picked up some from the feed and seed to use... later it kicked in and lasted all season..
I liked it a lot but the stuff I had was slow in the beginning..

Happy Hour / Re: Wood burning stoves questions and hopefully answers
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:00:57 AM »
Whiskey my second father in law used to purposefully set his chimney afire until he saw a flicker through his bedroom wall on the ground floor!  He was an ol timer an that is just the way he cleaned his chimney.

Yeah used to when we had a good brick chimney it didn't worry me.. but in our newer house with the metal triple wall flue..  I get a little crazy when the stove starts sounding like a jet engine winding up..  Last time I dumped two fire bottles in it to stop it.. and that was a little to much excitement for me early in the morning..   If I had of build the fireplace correctly to begin with I wouldn't have worried about it to much..but this one is a pre-fab deal.. I don't have a lot of confidence in the cheap pre-fab fireplace..

Happy Hour / Re: Wood burning stoves questions and hopefully answers
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:58:27 AM »
I quit burning my wood heater because of having a couple of chimney fires.  I would invest in a very good chimney for it, and have it professionally cleaned every so often.  Keep a couple of fire bottles close too.. just in case..

Happy Hour / Re: Should I have him committed?
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:37:38 PM »
Once Mom cranked the car up and put it in drive instead of reverse and drove right through the garage... I never said a word about it, just put the garage wall back up and touched up the scratches on the car..   After all it was her car and her garage..

General Discussion / Re: The World Has Changed
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:06:56 AM »
Hang in there Dan. Spring and Summer are on their way.. ;D

Really I think the colder weather is good. Animals that are not native to this area have been moving in for a while now, displacing native species.  Hopefully it will help to kill out some of the foreign bugs and critters that were not here before.. I have not learned how to deal with some of these newer pest problems we have lately.. Nature has a way to balance it all..

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:40:47 AM »
I need to pull some collards for New Years dinner this morning.. debating whether to take a knife to cut them or if I might need the chain saw and axe ..  Its cold outside.. really cold..

few minutes later, the knife was useless, but the collards did break off easy enough if I could bend them.. I couldn't bag them up and had to go back to get the garden cart to get them home.. wound up with a good no.# 3 wash tub full.. 

Happy New Year.. from the Morgans..   we'll be full of peas and greens soon..

Happy Hour / Re: Field corn
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:38:34 AM »
We used to plant a white corn for us and cattle, it was harvested dry stalk and all taken to the mill and cotton seed meal along with syrup added for the cattle it was called Gable corn.  I did find some Gable seed about 10 years ago and planted it but the seed was mixed.. So I didn't keep it. 
We would harvest it for ourselves when just right for cut off corn, or roasting ears..

About in the mid to late 60s Dad sent me to town to get seed for planting, I probably just had my driver license.  Of course I came back with the wrong corn seed.. but it was OK cause what I got was Silver Queen, everyone liked it and thats what we planted from then on..

General Discussion / Re: Sawmill
« on: December 25, 2017, 07:52:29 AM »
The son in law and I pulled up three cants yesterday for project wood..  He is building a barn door sort of thing to close the laundry room. At least thats the plan for now..

General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: December 17, 2017, 05:25:07 PM »
Prayers up

Happy Hour / Re: CopperBackRattleMoccisan
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:28:17 PM »
we've got around 9 inches now and its still snowing, finally got power back on.. 

Yeah my garden is covered pretty well, snow piling up around the collards, broccoli, and cabbages
the last I saw of them.  tomorrow I'll take a ice pick out there and harvest a few.. :D :D :D

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