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#91 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 11:15 PM

What variety did you plant?  I went with Ambrosia this year since I got a late start.  It comes in around 75 days after sprouting,  and is a bicolor sweet corn.

 

I planted three kinds, Buttergold Sweet, Bodacious R/M Sweet, Incredible R/M. The Buttergold are supposed to be a 65 day kind. I'm not happy with them. Don't get me wrong, what we had for dinner was great but this type just didn't produce for me. The ears are small and the germination was very poor. I had to replant quite a bit of the buttergolds. The Bodacious looks to be doing the best and the Incredible is not far behind but neither of those will be ready for another week or two.



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Posted July 22, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Got some tomatoes today! Picked three beefsteak that had blossom end rot but was able to salvage half of one. Got a gallon of my uncle's triple crown black berries too. I can't wait till mine are going.

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 03:55 PM

I picked two of my 20' rows and ended up harvesting about 30 good ears of corn. I froze two dozen in the husks and cleaned the rest. I should be able to pic another 30 or so tonight.

 

We love us some sweet corn!!


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Posted July 24, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Total for corn as of tonight:

 

-20 ears already eaten!

-58 ears frozen in husks

-1 gallon blanched and cut from the cob

-30 more ears ready to be processed


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Posted July 24, 2013 - 10:11 PM

It's great when it comes in, but you have to be prepared for the rush!  LOL!


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Posted July 24, 2013 - 11:23 PM

Sounds really good! I miss raising corn.... a few years ago, my wife figured out that corn products made her body hurt.... ever heard of fibromyalgia? More than likely a food allergy.



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Posted July 25, 2013 - 12:27 AM

I envy you your corn-- ours is better than knee high, but won't be ready for a month or more. We've been eating peas like crazy, strawberries, hascap, saskatoons, and the raspberries are just coming on. Had our first baby potatoes , more by accident than design 'cause I flipped them up when I was hilling them ( that's my story and I'm sticking to it lol ) Lots of raddish, spinach, lettuce and multiplier onions too. We grow a lot of beans for drying; Jacobs' cattle, soldier, red kidney, Kenearly, and they are coming on fine. Now if we can just dodge the hail storms we'll have it made
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Posted July 25, 2013 - 04:20 PM

Got some tomatoes today! Picked three beefsteak that had blossom end rot but was able to salvage half of one. Got a gallon of my uncle's triple crown black berries too. I can't wait till mine are going.

Looks like the girls are really into the Berries!! :thumbs:

My corn has burt up, I think I'm going to till it under. I did plant 4 more rows last week, will see how that goes.



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Posted July 25, 2013 - 10:32 PM

squash muffins, canteloupe, and Chard salad.

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Posted July 25, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Yummie!!!! Looks wonderful! (I wish I could smell those muffins!!)


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Posted July 25, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Yummie!!!! Looks wonderful! (I wish I could smell those muffins!!)

They are awesome. Back in the winter I cracked a bunch of black walnuts that I had picked up out of a neighbors yard, the wife snuck some in there too. MAN they are good!


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Posted July 28, 2013 - 08:56 PM

More melons... something is causing the bottom sides to split and/or rot to the core. The rest of the fruit is usable though.

 

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todays haul:

 

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its what's for dinner:

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 10:50 AM

I've heard that melons need to be on something, not resting on the dirt.  Don't know for sure, though.


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 11:11 AM

Thanks, I've still got a lot of melons growing so I'll try to set them on something that will keep them from sitting in/on dirt/moisture.



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Pumpkins will start to rot from sitting on the ground too long. They just need to be turned over every now and then. Melons should be similar

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