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Offline Ranger99

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Re: Garden Progress
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2020, 09:05:06 AM »
Mine's gone after the freeze.
I was just outside after I got
back and everything is withered
and dead. I gathered a jacket
pocket full of small tomatoes
and a couple of peppers off
what was left, and brought em
inside to see if they would ripen.
They'll probably just turn to mush.
I didn't have as many as the past
years, but I was sure proud to
have those fresh tomatoes that
I did get.
Maybe everything will work out to
where I can try again in a few months.
We'll see

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Re: Garden Progress
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2021, 03:17:02 PM »
Wow it is Two Thousand and Twnety One and it seems like Two Thousand and Twenty was just last week.

Been doing some net searching for Potatoes and Corn.
I found two places that still sell Precocious Sweet Corn , one of the few my brother had truly good things to say about.
May plant some of that but I , at this point in time, am leaning towards old school varieties that were around before I was.

Looking for potatoes, as I said earlier, tisn't what it once was with Ronniger merging with Milk Farm forming Potatoe Garden which went to the big potato farm in the sky last year.
One used to simply enter Potato Seed into a search engine and the main sellers would automatically be on the first page; now if you do not know what/or they once existed , unless you are a one who spend time doing deep searches , you may not find them.
I have found a few others but they are AAA league, not major league.
I have found 4 types I never had before and will probably get those.

Have not done hard core searching for tomatoes and squash but for tomatoes I pretty much know what I want; Squash -- no pre-requirement other than no Acorn Squash.
All vining plants will all go down South, though I may let some volunteer come up up North, and I am rather sure there will be some.

Fertilizers, and soil additives, I have not done the gallons and tens of pounds of material I used to do but as I want some thing other than foliar stuff I have had now for years and I want to see new stuff in the shed rather than ratting looking stuff that been here for years so I will do what I used to really enjoy doing and see what is out there that is not same old , same old but still affordable.
The fact that so many greenhouses and garden shops have closed turns it into mostly a computer search.

Corona Virus be damned, 2020 was one of the best gardens I have had in long time, so, it was a GREAT year and I have no great expectations for 2021.

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Re: Garden Progress
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2021, 03:20:36 PM »
If my new place has room for a garden, I'd like to locate some good ole yellow dent corn.
1st Corinthians Chapter 11, Verse 28. But let a man EXAMINE HIMSELF, and so let him eat of "that " bread, and drink of "that" cup.

It doesn't really matter how you "think" it is, but how it ACTUALLY is.

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Re: Garden Progress
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2021, 03:17:54 PM »
I sure hope this 40 degree April weather
doesn't mess up my work.
I have a feeling I'll be needing whatever
vegetables I can grow.
Everything was progressing fairly
decent before this cold snap.
I've had to dig a jacket and a coat
back out.  Don't care for the cold
weather at all

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Re: Garden Progress
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2021, 11:45:36 AM »
Decided to go with all raised beds this year except for the corn, after fighting grass burrs the past couple of years it was time to do something different. Planted corn, yellow squash, blackeyed peas, pole beans, cucumbers, butternut squash and tomatoes. Also found some old okra seed and decided to go ahead and give it a try, I know it's way early for it but if it comes up figure we'll be ahead by a good stretch.

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Re: Garden Progress
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2021, 12:05:48 PM »
Hadn't thought about okra this time.
Last I planted didn't do good at all,
and the year before about 3 out of 4
pods were too stringy to eat no matter
when harvested, or how they were cooked

I guess it wouldn't hurt anything to
plant some and try

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Re: Garden Progress
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 03:57:44 PM »
Snow came early but petered out early, but now weather is colder than average, so if this keeps up, planting may be late.

Corn seed acquired this year, so far but probably all as I do not have room for all of these and I have near as many unopened in the freezer.

Tall White
Tall Yellow -- These two are corn used by tallest corn competitors
Breeders Choice, sweet corn.
Aunt Mary's dent
Baxter's Yellow
Casto Family Heirloom
H&M Yellow Dent
Tait's White Dent
Country Gentlemen sweet corn
Blue Ridged White Cap corn

Black Sweet Potato Squash

I have so many potatoes sprouting now from last year, even though I am tired of planting last years varieties, I may do just that.
No way I will eat them all and it would be a waste to trash them.
I may order a new , to me, variety or two but it is silly really to plant far more than I eat or can give away.
Garden shops are just opening up here now so I have not ventured out see what is offered this year.
The other half told me to quit planting so many tomatoes also as she is tired of packing and freezing them and we simply do not eat near as many as we used to.

Did order 8 new roses.
It will be the finishing planting of a large rose garden for the first time in over a decade; after Ma died ten years ago I did not give it the attention I did for her for the twenty years before and have gone from near 40 down to 8 finally really bothered me.
There will be twenty some now and as it is a labor to take care of them in winter this is most likely the last hurrah.