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Weekly Gardening Thread, Vol. 30 July 27, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012 | JustaDumbBlonde

Posted on 07/27/2012 6:36:15 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde

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To: rightly_dividing

How does that work when you’re top dressing with fertilizer throughout the growing season?


51 posted on 07/29/2012 9:38:14 AM PDT by tubebender
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Wife uses a liquid food, but the guy at the ext office said just throw some fertilizer out on top of the landscape fabric and water in. We use landscape fabric over all the garden areas, flower and veggies, after laying out the drip tubing, then plant though cut openings, with flower beds getting cypress mulch over the fabric.

It may not be the best arraignment for gardening, but low maintenance is a requirement for us.

52 posted on 07/29/2012 3:37:20 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Scott Walker.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; All
This is Top Secret!!! I have been trying to develop a all male Carrot with strong roots plus no tops and have had my first success...


53 posted on 07/30/2012 7:33:03 PM PDT by tubebender
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If that was ginseng you’d get major bucks for it in Asia for the treatment of male, uh ... issues, no kidding.


54 posted on 07/30/2012 7:37:45 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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Did I say Carrot??? I ment ginseng... Really


55 posted on 07/30/2012 8:08:59 PM PDT by tubebender
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They have all sorts of attributes for different appearance, different color, different continent of origin. If that was wild native Appalachian ginseng, looking like a substantial male, errr, “part” as it does, several hundred dollars a pound is not out of the question. It does have to grow that way naturally, though, no cute tricks to induce a certain growth pattern. They can tell.


56 posted on 07/30/2012 8:20:45 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry; rightly_dividing; afraidfortherepublic; MtnClimber
This years corn crop is coming along in spite of the dismal gloomy overcast foggy weather…

The Potato Blight continues to spread…

Mama Bear left me 2 edibule Beauty Plumbs…


57 posted on 07/30/2012 8:58:31 PM PDT by tubebender
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No drought here, NC is on track for a record corn crop, and a lot of tobacco farmers planted corn this year. Tomatoes are still acting sort of strange, but not as bad as last year with the legginess.


58 posted on 07/30/2012 9:07:33 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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We also grow about 50 Dahlias including these two…


59 posted on 07/30/2012 9:11:39 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Every time I see those grapes in your hand I am reminded of Captain Queeg...


60 posted on 07/30/2012 9:13:25 PM PDT by tubebender
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Gorgeous. My mom dotes on her antique “pineys” (peonies), and they were showy this year, but nothing like that.


61 posted on 07/30/2012 9:24:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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We need to try Peonies again as I like their foliage as much as their blossoms. My wife grows lots and lots of annuals from seed and transplants them into beds in the garden and 40 or 50 pots on the deck.


62 posted on 07/30/2012 9:32:56 PM PDT by tubebender
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"Every time I see those grapes in your hand I am reminded of Captain Queeg.."

Yeah, put the muscadines taste better than steel ...

63 posted on 07/31/2012 11:14:15 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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Yeah, put the muscadines taste better than steel ...

Depending on who's feet stomps on them in the tub?

64 posted on 07/31/2012 12:20:21 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: Red_Devil 232; JustaDumbBlonde

My onions did piss poor this year. When I popped them up they weren’t much larger than they were as sets! Can I replant these small onions for a fall harvest? Thanks!


65 posted on 07/31/2012 4:03:43 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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You have nothing to loose unless you were growing them for cocktail onions. They may not mature until next year but a lot of folks plant in the fall...


66 posted on 07/31/2012 4:39:20 PM PDT by tubebender
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When life hands me cocktail onions I’ll just make cocktails lol! Thanks for the input!


67 posted on 07/31/2012 5:14:36 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
You all are knowledgable about gardening...

We just purchased several fruit trees for a bargain. However, they seem rather leggy and misshapped. Can I prune them to get low branches on the trees? Call me an "urban gardener.

68 posted on 09/04/2012 7:07:22 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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