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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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General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year!!
« on: December 31, 2018, 11:28:46 PM »
"back at ya my friend!"
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: December 26, 2018, 04:30:57 PM »
(((It's coming along, slowly, but surely.)))


Who is this "slowly but surely" so many people talk about? The reason I ask is I think I might be related to her 'cause lots of people been calling me "surely not!" LOL!
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: Hungarian wax peppers
« on: November 28, 2018, 04:17:02 PM »
FYI, I just saw that Baker Creek has them. If you can't find others, they have free shipping right now. I don't know for how long.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: To those that have served!
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:31:04 PM »
I know this is late in the game but every year I try to remember to post this on Veterans Day. It is a good reminder of who we are as a nation, our military and who they are, and how we should interact with each other.
God Bless,
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: To those that have served!
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:25:55 AM »
My wife and I thank you all! It was at our pleasure we served!
Wade and Judy

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:06:15 AM »
Amen!

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:46:18 PM »
"Murphy" never takes a day off! Sorry you had that kind of day. I've had many.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:51:25 AM »
Thanks Bill. PM sent.
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:30:18 PM »
Bill, what I normally do with tomatoes and peppers is put them in a small container with warm water. Let them sit in it for 5-6 days. They are fermenting which reduces the soft matter around the seed. Then I rinse them and put on a paper plate or towel to let dry.

All that really isn't necessary for you to do because They will be fine to just send as Ragun said. I can always play with them here at home anyway.
Thanks,
Wade

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 11, 2018, 05:40:13 PM »
Mom (mostly) an I picked the pepper plants clean as the weatherman says it will get into the mid 30's tonight.   We had 2 hot Hungarian wax pepper plants which probably produced a bushel of peppers this season, an between the 2 of them we filled a peck basket to overflowing.  There were 6 or 8 bell pepper plants which we picked clean a few weeks ago an mom filled a 5 gallon bucket off of those plants.
Mom also picked a peck of tomatoes to finish ripening in the basement.  All things considered this was a very odd garden season but in the end we had way more than we could use for the family an we gave away heaps of produce.
 
Bill, Did you save any seed of those Hungarian hot wax peppers? If so, can I beat you out of some? I bought banana peppers that were only marked as hot banana. Those are not fun! I won't be keeping seed from them. I need to get back to what you have. We used to raise them and as life goes we lost the seed somehow. Sure like to raise them again. The heat of them was just right for us.
Thanks in advance either way!
Wade

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Fruit Trees / Re: Anyone growing a Pawpaw tree?
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:49:46 AM »
They grow wild here. Also known as "the Indiana Banana". Yes, you will need another tree. Most trees in the wild are male, maybe 80% or so.They are supposed to be hard to grow but I've never tried. The grow naturally along creeks and field edges etc. I find a lot growing in a woods right at the road edge.
Hope this helps.
Wade

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