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Re: Gardening

Postby cjones636 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:28 am

cranky wrote:
jedneck wrote:I'd rather pull weeds in the garden than waste gas mowing grass(what a waste of space). I eat veggies not grass.

I have always believed in edible landscapes. I have a real problem with morning glories, English ivy and blackberries trying to take over everything so it's a constant battle.


I HATE MORNING GLORIES!

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Re: Gardening

Postby contrahead » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:07 am

Don't know what Morning glories are good for - if anything; but marigolds are useful in the garden to repel aphids and nematodes.

https://toadstoolponds.wordpress.com/20 ... le-garden/

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/marigold-v ... 35309.html
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Re: Gardening

Postby cranky » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:27 am

Morning glories suck, They grow underneath weed block fabric until they find a way out then they start climbing and strangling everything they touch. I have to keep a real close eye on them or they will completely engulf my blueberries.
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Re: Gardening

Postby The KYChemist » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:01 am

contrahead wrote:Don't know what Morning glories are good for - if anything; but marigolds are useful in the garden to repel aphids and nematodes.

https://toadstoolponds.wordpress.com/20 ... le-garden/

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/marigold-v ... 35309.html


I've heard they're good for rabbits, as well. My mom swears by them. Keeps them planted around the border of her garden.
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Re: Gardening

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:09 pm

Morning glory seeds, but well, rule #6.

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Re: Gardening

Postby Jimbo » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:26 am

Tis asparagus season. Picked some nuclear sized ones this morning.

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Re: Gardening

Postby cranky » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:43 pm

Damn Jimbo, what you using for fertilizer?
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Re: Gardening

Postby Jimbo » Sun May 01, 2016 5:16 pm

cranky wrote:Damn Jimbo, what you using for fertilizer?


Spent bourbon and beer grains :P
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Re: Gardening

Postby cranky » Sun May 01, 2016 6:04 pm

Jimbo wrote:
cranky wrote:Damn Jimbo, what you using for fertilizer?


Spent bourbon and beer grains :P

I'm seeing how apple compost works out this year. So far it seems to work well for the fruit trees :D
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Re: Gardening

Postby wtfdskin » Mon May 02, 2016 1:42 pm

Sugar beets went in the ground today, horseradish is starting to green up.

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Re: Gardening

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Mon May 02, 2016 5:41 pm

Wow, Jimbo, that asparagus steak would have paired well with one of my jumbo sweet taters...
Except all my taters are in bottles now. :D
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Re: Gardening

Postby Prairiepiss » Mon May 02, 2016 8:14 pm

I have been working the garden every night after work for a while now. I have potatoes garlic onions and lettuces going crazy. Got 24 tomato and 20 pepper plants in the ground. Sowed three kinds of lettuce some Arugala Chives and basil tonight. My wormwood, Mother wort, Evening primrose, Stinging nettle Yarow, And sunchokes are all kicking but.

I still have to prep and fence the large addition to get the three sisters, Beats, Turnips, and Radishes started.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Aussiedownunder01 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:02 pm

MichiganCornhusker wrote:Wow, Jimbo, that asparagus steak would have paired well with one of my jumbo sweet taters...
Except all my taters are in bottles now. :D

Bottled taters I am interested
do you have a recipie please
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Re: Gardening

Postby Greenthorn » Tue May 03, 2016 8:33 am

m314 wrote:I've been into home gardening since 2000. I'd post some garden pics, but I'm not sure if they're against the rules here.

Dispensary grow? :lol:


We are avid gardeners here too. One of my favorite grows is garlic. Usually grow anywhere from 300 to 400 German red hardnecks.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Greenthorn » Tue May 03, 2016 8:37 am

Greenhouse pics, over 400 maters here, multiple varieties.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Greenthorn » Tue May 03, 2016 8:55 am

And here was yesterdays haul,
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Re: Gardening

Postby GrassHopper » Wed May 04, 2016 2:57 pm

Some nice looking produce there Green.

I would like to know what some of you guys like for you favorite tomato varieties.
I know Cranky said he really liked the San Marzanos. I've never grown that one. I think it is more of a paste tomato. I don't do paste or sauce. Only salsa and use Romas, I may have to try San Marzanos for salsa.

I really like the flavor of the Sunsugar Cherry, and Sweet Baby Girl for cherries. I am growing the Cherokee Purple this year for the first time. I typically grow around 15 varieties and try new ones all the time. I like Celebrity, not because it is that great for taste, but it grows well here and is somewhat resistant to disease. I always grow early girl, bush goliath, and better bush for early tomatoes. For the bigger ones, I grow Better Boy, Mortgage lifter, Jet Star, Parks Whopper, Big Beef and some others. I really like the flavor of some of the heirlooms, but have had difficulty growing them. (Zone 6 USA). I have had to go to pots since my raised beds have become contaminated with Verticilium and Fusarium. I use 10 gal pots and it takes a lot of humous/mulch/compost...good soil, to fill them.
So what are your favorites for flavor?
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Re: Gardening

Postby jedneck » Wed May 04, 2016 3:24 pm

For maters I'm fond of Amish paste. They are a big meaty duel purpose mater. Big enuf for a sammich but meaty enuf for sauce. Think Roma the size of your fist.

Just had first dinner all outta the garden of the year tonite. Mess of home raise eggs, venision sausague , kale, asperugus, chives, sage, and taters all scrambled together in one pot and washed down with whisky(home made of course).
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Re: Gardening

Postby cranky » Wed May 04, 2016 5:34 pm

The San Marzanos are also a good one for everything. In fact my wife cuts them up and eats them straight. The ones I've grown in the past got as big as my hand and about 2 inches thick. They have very few seeds and lots of meat but make good slicers as well as sauce. The big problem with them is the short growing season here. They take considerably longer than many others to mature. I like to try different varieties but my space is very limited.
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Re: Gardening

Postby GrassHopper » Wed May 04, 2016 6:04 pm

I saw some good size San Marzanos plants at Home Depot. I think even though they take 80 days they may do okay here in my zone since they have a headstart. First time I ever saw those. I'll give em a try, they are an heirloom.
Jedneck, that mater (Amish Paste) (another large plum heirloom) sounds good too. I have never seen that one at the nurseries. I will have to order some seed and give it a try.
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Re: Gardening

Postby jedneck » Wed May 04, 2016 6:11 pm

I think the Amish paste are 90 days from seed to fruit. Have got my plants yet. Had rain almost everyday for the past week. The everglades are drier than my garden is now.
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Re: Gardening

Postby jedneck » Thu May 05, 2016 1:14 pm

Got off work early and decided to plant half of my corn. Soon as my youngest still hand got home from school we went out and planted the bloody butcher. Still have country gentleman to plant in two weeks. I'm hoping that I get enuf bloody butcher to get a meal or two fresh and the rest minus seed stock for next year I plan on malting and smoking with the cobs for corn likker.

Edited to add that I am trying to plant mostly only heirloom varieties and save seed for next year.
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Re: Gardening

Postby shadylane » Thu May 05, 2016 2:48 pm

I've got part of the garden planted and I'm working up the rest of it with the old C farmall.
Figure it's time to plant the melons, squash and cucumbers.
The mators are growing in tractor tires and the greens in raised beds.
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Re: Gardening

Postby jedneck » Thu May 05, 2016 2:53 pm

For those that can't stand Monsanto, a lot off seed catalogs are owned by them.
Pinetree seeds www.superseeds.com is a good one that has a lot of old heirloom varieties.
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Re: Gardening

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Thu May 05, 2016 4:50 pm

jedneck wrote:For those that can't stand Monsanto, a lot off seed catalogs are owned by them.
Pinetree seeds http://www.superseeds.com is a good one that has a lot of old heirloom varieties.


I also like this company. Been great for me. 100% organic

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Re: Gardening

Postby cranky » Thu May 05, 2016 6:26 pm

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:I also like this company. Been great for me. 100% organic

http://www.seedsofchange.com/home.aspx

One of my local stores carries seeds of change. I like them too.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Hank Reardon » Thu May 05, 2016 8:40 pm

goose eye wrote:Farmers been savin seed from the beginin.
If my neighbour got round up ready beans an
I don't and his beans cross pollinate my beans
I can't save em to replant unless I pay Monsanto.
Even thou I didn't do anythin wrong.

So I'm tole


That is a fact. Monsanto litigates against farmers all the time to force them into paying royalties. In fact, if a GMO seed is found on your property they will sue you. If you paid them for the seed last year and plant it this year, they will sue you. You are at their mercy once it starts.

I dislike Monsanto and their litigious methods, but am a sure that without some form of GMO the world would be hungrier and corn would be more expensive.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Jimbo » Thu May 05, 2016 10:56 pm

Hank Reardon wrote:
goose eye wrote:Farmers been savin seed from the beginin.
If my neighbour got round up ready beans an
I don't and his beans cross pollinate my beans
I can't save em to replant unless I pay Monsanto.
Even thou I didn't do anythin wrong.

So I'm tole


That is a fact. Monsanto litigates against farmers all the time to force them into paying royalties. In fact, if a GMO seed is found on your property they will sue you. If you paid them for the seed last year and plant it this year, they will sue you. You are at their mercy once it starts.

I dislike Monsanto and their litigious methods, but am a sure that without some form of GMO the world would be hungrier and corn would be more expensive.


Or maybe there'd be less corn syrup and corn oil that's KILLING US
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Re: Gardening

Postby Jimbo » Thu May 05, 2016 11:00 pm

jedneck wrote:For those that can't stand Monsanto, a lot off seed catalogs are owned by them.
Pinetree seeds http://www.superseeds.com is a good one that has a lot of old heirloom varieties.


Sorry Jed, but the fact Monsanto has dirty billions to buy up mom and pop wholesome organizations doesn't legitimize them cock suckers in the least.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Prairiepiss » Fri May 06, 2016 1:19 pm

Hey tomorrow is World Naked Gadening Day. Who's gona let it hang out? Lmao
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