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Offline bwallace23350

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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2016, 10:55:27 AM »
Sorry about tomatoes but the rest sounds awesome. I am hoping to expand the orchard out next year with blackberries, a few more nut trees, and some grapes. I am researching the grapes I want to grow right now.

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« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2016, 09:23:49 AM »
Petals from the Past, Dr Powell, has a good video on blackberries. My plans are to put some in the ground within the next year. Other than that, mostly dry here. In the last 10-15 years the rain fall has change in about a 2-3 mile radius of where I live. Around here you just about have to water your garden at least once or it'll either die or won't make. I use to write on the calendar when it rained outside of the 2-3 mile radius and compared it to my rain. 7 to 1 was the ratio I got. Oh well, adapt, improvise, and overcome.
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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2016, 12:45:21 PM »
We have been lucky on the rain. I am sure my garden right now is rotting on the ground. We have had some rain but I have had to stay away from the garden and work because of a baby with pink eye. Oh well I will yank the over growth and rotten tomatoes off and hopefully pick on Friday when I should be able to get back to it. Thanks for the video.

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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2016, 02:53:36 PM »
That pink eye is going around Montgomery.

Spent most of the 4th of July weekend harvesting from the garden and pressure canning. Lots of peas, also some tomatoes, squash, egg plants, zucchini, and various peppers. We're hoping the tomatoes will cooperate and come off as a big batch instead of several little ones. I'd like to put some up as well.

Folks who don't garden & preserve just can't realize the amount of time that's put into it. It's about time for the figs to get ready - love me some fig preserves!
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« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2016, 08:26:45 AM »
I'm about through with the peas and squash. The tomatoes are in the cross hair now. Ain't nothing like homemade pressure canned tomatoes!
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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2016, 12:43:35 PM »
What is even more fun now is that daycare is also closed for this week. The peas and green beans are gone and squash is on the way out but the peppers, okra, and tomatoes are still booming.

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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2016, 05:04:49 PM »
So far just a few cherry tomato and strawberry.
More to follow I hope.
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« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2016, 10:06:26 AM »
My garden is not just reduced to the wildflower, peaches, tomatoes, and peppers. It has been a very good year. My next year projects are blackberries, grapes, and hopefully some blight resistant chestnut trees. First I have to build a new fence in the winter.

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« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2016, 05:39:12 PM »
I'm fixing to put the bush hog to my peas. I don't want to feed rats from now to fall. cucumbers and squash are the next target.

bwallace, They are almost at the point of making the American chestnut resistant to the blight. They are crossing it with the Chinese chestnut and have came up with a species that is "almost" all American chestnut.
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« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2016, 03:39:01 PM »
Yeah I found some that claim to be resistant and I think I am going to try them. The Dunstan Chestnut

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« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2016, 08:27:40 AM »
Well I couldn't help myself. I took my box blade off, put my bush hog on, and bush hogged my peas. It took longer changing implements than it did bush hogging. I'm at the stage where I want to get a lot of tractor time so I can sharpen/develop my skills.
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« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2016, 11:50:36 AM »
I have pretty much given up on my garden this year except to get tomatoes, okra, and peppers to eat. It is just to hot and I am just to busy now to work it properly

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« Reply #52 on: Today at 08:26:00 AM »
I did a bulk (lol) harvest of cantaloupe yesterday - apx 17, three watermelons, and some tomatoes. I'd imagine by next weekend all that will be left will be the tomatoes and sugar cane.
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« Reply #53 on: Today at 08:58:50 AM »
I have never had luck with watermelons although my father loves them and he helps me with the garden. All I have left are Okra, pepppers, and tomatoes but all are still doing ok.