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General Discussion / Re: ambrosia vs. incredible corn challenge
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:54:31 AM »
I used to raise ambrosia but it's been a while. They had sturdy stocks but with the wind we get every year it is rare that any corn stands throughout the season.

FYI, I have moved away from ambrosia to bodacious and have always raised silver queen. We enjoy the silver queen to eat fresh and the bodacious for putting up in the freezer. It is by far the best corn I have ever had coming out of the freezer.

The Silver Queen is a 90-day corn whereas Bodacious is 75 day so we get it early, then switch over to silver queen while putting up the bodacious.

Then in a couple weeks we plant both again, keeping us in fresh corn all summer.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 05, 2019, 03:25:34 PM »
May I suggest an alternate method? I think you will be well pleased with the outcome. If you would, try replacing the water with all vinegar. The water in the mix is why you have to can them. When you can them, the heat softens them. What I am suggesting will result in a fine crisp pickle that never has to be refrigerated.

Using your exact recipe, I would replace the water with vinegar. Go ahead and heat your mix. When you pour the hot mix into the jar, quickly put the lid and ring on and turn it upside down. What this does is allow the liquid to stay in contact with the lid, causing a better seal and a better chance for a seal. Once the jars are cool, wipe them, label them and put them up. There is no need to refrigerate before or after opening. The only consideration is that once open, be sure everything stays below the vinegar level. They will be perfectly fine sitting on the kitchen table for months and months.

I really do think you will like this method, I certainly do.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 04, 2019, 10:27:44 AM »
Not to change the subject but yesterday was the first day I could get into the garden! Finally dried up enough to break ground. I tilled half the day then planted 50 tomatoes and 45 peppers. I just got the onions in. They won't do much being this late but we get what we get.

Getting ready to cut potatoes then plant sweetcorn while they heal over a bit and get them in the ground also if I can. That will be more that my body will accept but the rain comes back in again tonight! Gotta do what you gotta do!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: PHI- pre harvest interval
« on: May 20, 2019, 05:15:37 PM »
I can only assume that the sevin is absorbed into the plant when it takes in moisture. I would think that if you just applied it and it has not rained, it would be safe if washed off.
I am no expert.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: Reasons for Growing Tobacco
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:34:06 PM »
When I lived in Biloxi in the late 70s, it was legal to deer hunt with poison-tipped arrows. The theory was that many deer were being hit and not recovered, so by adding a poison to the arrow tip, even a poorly placed shot would bring the animal down in short order where it could be counted against the bag limit. The poison that I remember being used was nicotine! It was placed between the arrow shaft and the broadhead. Upon impact, the capsule would be crushed releasing the poison.

I can not speak to its effectiveness as I have never used them.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: May 07, 2019, 05:57:39 PM »
Ragun, it was back when! I made some comment something to the effect of"If you could make that a target I'd use a lot more ammo! I don't remember the details but it was animated and made me crazy!LOL!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: May 07, 2019, 04:53:15 PM »
That's not the one I was referring to but it should work!LOL
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: May 07, 2019, 03:11:54 PM »
Ragun, you need to go back and get that old avatar of yours and put it out in the garden! That should keep all them critters away!LOL!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:48:02 AM »
Hey Maggie! I sent you a PM a few days ago. Did you get it?
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: April 25, 2019, 03:55:17 PM »
Tripple 13 is more than adequate! You're putting in beans so there is no need to add nitrogen.

 As a cover, you could also use a sheet of plastic. Actually, anything to keep the nitrogen from becoming airborne.  If you want to put a couple inches of leaf mold on top I wouldn't think it would hurt a thing. All you are doing by that is making a better seal between the soil and the air, and adding insulating value to keep in the moisture and keep the ground temperature lower than the air temps.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: April 25, 2019, 02:42:54 PM »
GG, you can spread that fertilizer right now as long as you cover it with a very fine layer of leaves. Then wet it down so it will get absorbed into the soil. What you don't want to do is top dress and leave it open to the air as much of it, especially nitrogen, will escape in the atmosphere.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: Celery
« on: March 13, 2019, 03:52:50 PM »
T, celery is one of the few plants that require sunlight to germinate. I left some in the dark for a month before finding this out. Took them out in the sunlight and got good germination!
Hope this helps!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: March 09, 2019, 06:06:10 PM »
We just got another inch today. We must be 6-8 inches above normal for the year now. Lucky us, we are getting 40mph gusts tonight also. I have a couple of 4x4 trucks that are setting off the road. That's where they will stay until it dries up some!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: March 02, 2019, 09:04:22 AM »
I'm pretty much a rookie at this so I just feed 1/2 strength miracle grow every third watering. Keeping it simple and it's working.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: March 01, 2019, 07:23:42 PM »
Jimmiec, how do you have yours set up? I have 5 2 bulb t-5 fixtures in 48". I only have 2 1020 trays under each fixture for a total of 10 trays. My fixtures are only 6" wide. Maybe that's the difference.

Always interested in learning!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 28, 2019, 02:55:29 PM »
LOL! So, you didn't figure I could count that far huh? I have 7 different varieties of onions and 5 different varieties of carrots. I try to sow what appears to be 100 of each. I will sow more(probably 50 each of carrots and 100 each of onion) each month to harvest fresh as long as possible.

I do an accurate count at harvest at the end of the year though. I don't much care to keep numbers on what we consume over the summer but like to know what I have in storage at any given time!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 28, 2019, 01:36:06 PM »
Not everybody GG! I don't have a greenhouse but I do have grow lights set up in the basement. I just re-potted 18 lettuce and have 18 cauliflower to do in a bit. Have 100 celery and 100 celeriac germinated. Waiting on the parsnips to germinate. 700 onions up along with 100 leeks and 500 carrots. 60 tomatoes starting to break thru the ground and just put in 84 peppers and have a half dozen cabbage ready to re-pot.
We are getting 1-3" of snow right now but as soon as I can get out there again I've got 300 garlic that needs to go in. Just got caught with 2 1/2 yards of mulch still on the truck for that.

Everything slows down next week when we get cold again but the indoors planting and germinating is still going on! It's game on already and you have to play to win!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: January 29, 2019, 08:59:50 AM »
Rabbit, I got the temp up to 61* now! That's better than a degree per hour!LOL!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:30:29 AM »
I didn't lite a fire last night because it got above 40* yesterday. The indoor temp in the basement was 54* at 5 am. It's 13 outside with 20 mph winds. The high today will be in the teens, going below zero tonight. Tomorrow the high will only make it to 4* with another night below zero. Windchills are currently around zero and the winds are not expected to die down for the next 36-48 hours keeping the wind chill between -15 and -25 for the foreseeable future.
Wade

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You can also make hardwood cutting. Another approach I would consider would be air grafting. Between the three you should end up saving the genius and getting the peach you want.

Take a look on youtube for the "how to" of these methods.
Good luck.
Wade

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