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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #240 on: May 29, 2012, 03:59:20 PM »
I've got some small avocados growing this year, about 20 on this tree, the most ever.
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« Reply #241 on: May 29, 2012, 05:31:51 PM »
That's pretty cool. Are they good to eat?
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« Reply #242 on: May 29, 2012, 06:05:24 PM »
We had the first one tonight, one that had fallen a bit prematurely.  It was very nice.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #243 on: May 29, 2012, 06:29:38 PM »
wow, that is fantastic Jeffy!   

Avocado in the yard is just dreamy
although I have had a yard with mango and avocado tree......
the thunderstorms were epic,
but the humidity and and general equatorial madness basically drove me insane on the mem
brain.  :o

Cheers to food production in the yard.

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« Reply #244 on: May 29, 2012, 06:58:42 PM »
Nice looking avocadoes Jeff!

If the avocadoes reach the ground here you've gotta fight the mongooses for them.  I've seen them climb out and gnaw the branch to get the avocadoes to fall.  Beady-eyed little buggahs!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #245 on: May 29, 2012, 07:05:25 PM »
Nice looking avocadoes Jeff!

If the avocadoes reach the ground here you've gotta fight the mongooses for them.  I've seen them climb out and gnaw the branch to get the avocadoes to fall.  Beady-eyed little buggahs!

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I see some guacamole in your future.  :)
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« Reply #246 on: May 30, 2012, 04:58:56 AM »
never had corn salat although I hear it's nice.

You mean poke sallet?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #247 on: May 30, 2012, 11:17:42 AM »
Naw, poke is made with raw fish, not corn salad.  Corn does make awesome chowder though.



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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #248 on: May 30, 2012, 01:57:38 PM »
Hey Phil, do you know anything about "blue garlic"?  Seems my favorite aunt, who lives over there, raves about what she calls blue garlic, which I gather is just fresh and unripe (immature) garlic bulbs.

They eat tons of the stuff.  Just wondering if you are familiar, or if it a common thing in France.


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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #249 on: May 30, 2012, 02:03:37 PM »
never had corn salat although I hear it's nice.

You mean poke sallet?

no I meant corn salad

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #250 on: May 30, 2012, 04:52:55 PM »
I'm working on my first garden. I have peppers, basil, and cherry tomatoes. My basil plants were pretty healthy-looking before I planted them in the ground, now they're kinda wilting and turning yellow/brown. My tomato and pepper plants are doing well though. Any idea what's going on with the basil?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #251 on: May 30, 2012, 06:23:26 PM »
I'm working on my first garden. I have peppers, basil, and cherry tomatoes. My basil plants were pretty healthy-looking before I planted them in the ground, now they're kinda wilting and turning yellow/brown. My tomato and pepper plants are doing well though. Any idea what's going on with the basil?

so did they start to wilt before turning colors or after?

what did you do for feeding when you transplanted?

If they are turning yellow from the outside in (and I could have this backwards so buyer beware) it could be a nitrogen deficiency but that shouldn't cause wilting. It could actually be fertilizer burn if you gave them too much harsh chemical fertilizer or really hot organic stuff, like straight fish emulsion.

Lack of water is a possibility as is too much water. generally basil and tomatoes do well in the same soil types and the same treatment though.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #252 on: May 31, 2012, 01:55:22 AM »
Naw, poke is made with raw fish, not corn salad.  Corn does make awesome chowder though.

Whatchew talkin bout willis?
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« Reply #253 on: May 31, 2012, 01:57:58 AM »
Hey Phil, do you know anything about "blue garlic"?  Seems my favorite aunt, who lives over there, raves about what she calls blue garlic, which I gather is just fresh and unripe (immature) garlic bulbs.

They eat tons of the stuff.  Just wondering if you are familiar, or if it a common thing in France.


I harvested a few second year bulbils last night.  crunchy, mild and beautiful!

Hrm. Well that could either be Ramps, which are also called 'ail des ours' (bear garlic) in French, or it could be 'fresh garlic' which to me looks like regular garlic except with the stems on/not dried.

There's also purple garlic, which is just garlic, but purple. Do you know what the French is for it?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #254 on: May 31, 2012, 03:26:28 AM »
so did they start to wilt before turning colors or after?

I was out of town for a week, so I'm not sure. I asked my neighbor to water the plants while I was gone, but I'm not sure how well she did.

what did you do for feeding when you transplanted?

Nothing. Should I have?

If they are turning yellow from the outside in (and I could have this backwards so buyer beware) it could be a nitrogen deficiency but that shouldn't cause wilting. It could actually be fertilizer burn if you gave them too much harsh chemical fertilizer or really hot organic stuff, like straight fish emulsion.

I have a soil test kit, I haven't had a chance to use it yet.

Lack of water is a possibility as is too much water. generally basil and tomatoes do well in the same soil types and the same treatment though.

The soil wasn't bone dry, but it wasn't that wet either. I watered them pretty well, so hopefully they'll perk up.
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