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    Time to start the Pansies?

    Hi all Given how early they come in, would you say NOW is the time to start any pansies I'm growing from seed? Actually it's probably sort of LATE now, but pansy seed grows fast so I'd probably be OK.
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    Happy Birthday to Pulsgleaner

    Thank you all. Well, I'm now officially 40.
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    Sweet Pea flowers

    Well, they grow grasspea as a food crop in India so I think it's OK with heat (it's certainly GREAT with drought) There are also a few other heat lovers that sort of look like sweet peas that might be worth investigating. Lablab (Hyacinth) beans come to mind, most of those LOVE it tropical. You...
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    The Clueless

    Ah yes the famous joke that goes "You may be older than you thing if......."you remember a time when "Don't Touch That Dial" actually MEANT something." Or the time I was in an emergency as a kid and couldn't call home because no one had taught me how to use a rotary dial phone. And someone...
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    Sweet Pea flowers

    I didn't say they could cross, I said they could add more colors to the bouquet. Though depending on where you source your seed L. sativus can come in pretty much every flower color that sweet pea can. It's just that most of the commercial stuff is blue and blue only (occasionally you can find...
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    Sweet Pea flowers

    I can also be fun to mix sweet peas with other members of the Lathyus genus, which can give you a bit of extra diversity of colors and shapes. The only tricky part may be FINDING other members of the genus. L. sativus (grasspea) is good for bright blues and pretty easy to find. "King Tut" is...
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    Nawthern vs Southern

    She wasn't. Lead does indeed have a sweetish taste (they actually used to add it to things like candy for this reason) The same way the used to add arsenic, because it was such a pretty shade of green......
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    On the Avakli "bean" (cowpea)

    @Zeedman , when you have some time, I wonder if you could post a pic of some of your grey adzuki seeds. I want to see if they are the same as my Salt and Pepper adzukis that I collected in Chinatown.
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    On the Avakli "bean" (cowpea)

    Dunno if it's that unusual, I just know there are a LOT of southern peas which take a LOT longer (and which I therefore can't grow) I wish you luck on the wing beans, they can be tricky even when you have a day neutral on like Ricters sells. Oh and if you read something about using the mature...
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    On the Avakli "bean" (cowpea)

    Hi all I was wondering if anyone (besides me of course) has ever tried Ricter's Avakli bean from the Seed Zoo. I have not been able to grow any as yet (due to animals eating all my seed each year) but the fact that it seems to grow so fast (if they are planting it in May or June and harvesting...
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    Means of Measuring

    Ah Yes, one carat=one carob seed. (for those without access to carob seeds, seeds of their close cousin the honey locust work just as well) There's a similar Indian unit of measure based on the weight of one rosary pea.
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    Nawthern vs Southern

    You know YOU can help them. Kudzu is perfectly edible by people too (the Japanese actually PLANT it to eat) Kudzu dolmades from the leaves, Kudzu fritters from the flowers, and of course (like the Japanese) Kudzu starch from the roots. But seriously, one big thing I have realized is that Kudzu...
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    Nawthern vs Southern

    Reminds me of a conversation I had back in college. I bumped into a person from my high school who was younger then me and had also chosen the same place. The first thing he commented on was the fact I had grown a beard. To which I replied "You haven't been through a winter here yet, have you?"
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    Means of Measuring

    In Theory this will teach you most of the old liquid measures (if you can keep up)
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    Garden humor thread..

    Actually, don't they sell milk in bags in Canada?
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