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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 28, 2012, 02:21:27 AM »
Every Morning -Sugar Ray

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:38:42 AM »
Holy crap Andrew.

Corn around these parts is about 3 inches tall
and the area is regionally famous for sweet corn.

What the heck do Louisianan folks do for the rest of the "summer"?

Today I watched a magpie stealing strawberries.

Till it up and plant again!

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 27, 2012, 12:14:27 AM »
Life is Beautiful - Sixx:AM

Ingredients / Re: Rhizomes?
« on: May 26, 2012, 08:42:41 PM »
yep and soon they will look like this...

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 26, 2012, 01:55:03 PM »
Only speak to them in whispers...   ;)

 :D. U know my secret!

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 26, 2012, 01:53:56 PM »
That is some awesome looking corn. Any tips on how to get the ears that big?

Lots of water and fertilizer. I had mixed in some manure before planting, but corn is such a heavy feeder I added some 16-16-16 slow release fertilizer as well. I would also like to keep most of the pesticides out, but with corn a little sevin dust on the silks keeps the worms away. I still had to cut the end of about 25% of the ears anyway because my sevin dusting wasn't good. As far as coons goes a shotgun or electric fence, but I havent any problem... Fingers crossed.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 26, 2012, 12:26:32 AM »
thanks, and yep cherry tomatoes. Only takes a couple plants of those to get more than enough!

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 25, 2012, 10:21:55 PM »
the garden is clipping along. Most of the potatoes have been dug, beets pickled, tomatoes and green beans are being their prolific selves, and the corn is in the process of being picked over the next week or two. The fruit trees (plums, pears, citrus, and figs) are growing good too.

My pineapple that has taken a beating of the past several months with lack of water and frost burn is still growing fruit. It will be its 2nd fruit in the past 5-6 years that I've had it.

The Pub / Re: hops!
« on: May 13, 2012, 01:34:26 PM »
I was looking at my Cascade today... They are going gangbusters this year. I think it's because of all the rain we've had recently. I'll post some pics soon.

If they need the rain, I have that. Picked up about 4 inches in the past week.

The Pub / hops!
« on: May 12, 2012, 03:49:35 PM »
This is my first year growing hops and I planted 5 varieties, however I received a few Cascade rhizomes from a fellow brewer in the local club in early March. The Cascades are the ones pictured. I also had ordered and planted Centennial, Willamette, Golding, and Nugget, but the Nuggets never came up. The ordered hops are just now starting to climb the trellis which is about 10 feet tall.

so lets see how everyones crop looks so far!

bottling a Kolsch and brewing a belgian wit

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: April 07, 2012, 02:09:00 PM »
Sunny and 18F this morning. Enjoyed about 6" of snow yesterday here in Park City, UT up on the mountian. Heading back to the hot and humid south tomorrow.

The Pub / Re: regional Sayings
« on: April 07, 2012, 02:44:30 AM »
Do you say "crawdad" or "crayfish"?


All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: March 27, 2012, 03:10:04 PM »
Me and the wife planted potatoes in mid Feb and they are about 4 to 8 inches tall which ones came up. We have had a lot of rain so far this year and we are about a foot above normal so about ¼ of the seed potatoes just rotted. Had a few other things that needed to be replanted as well like green beans, but most of garden is growing fine if the birds would just leave it alone. I finally put a net over the strawberries since I had been losing about 90%. I don’t mind sharing but that is a bit excessive. My hops are up and I already have small blood oranges, lemons, and blue berries.

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: March 22, 2012, 12:36:24 AM »
87 here today. Here as in Grand Rapids, MI.

Signs of the apocalypse. Gonna start raining bullfrogs anyday.

That's pretty darn warm for this early. Here in SW Louisiana our high temp was about 20 degrees cooler. Odd

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