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  1. digitS'

    Long Storage Squash

    Yep, I'm trying to keep them in the garden as long as I can without freezing, @Ridgerunner . Then, mostly they are on the deck outside the greenhouse door where it is very protected from cold and only has about an hour of sun, daily. I move the squash into the carport or garage if there is a...
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    Hello from South Eastern Pennsylvania!

    Hi there :frow and Welcome! I was just going on a bit yesterday about how I don't garden where the Brandywine tomato comes from. But, you nearly do! That is, if that heirloom is from the banks of the Brandywine, in southeastern Pennsylvania. If it was first offered by Burpee Seed Co or Stokes...
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    Long Storage Squash

    I wash most everything before bringing it into the house, one exception would be a handful of herbs. Another exception is the winter squash but I have been adding days to their "curing" outdoors and in the garage in recent years. I'm still uncertain about the curing process and how it differs...
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    It's My Standard Practice

    Less than, 20" yearly. Most falls as winter snow and rain. A summer storm with 1/4" of rain is thought of as a good rain. Usually, the little 1/10" sprinkles count for nothing but ~ somehow ~ they are recorded. The arid conditions and somewhat high elevation means low night temperatures even...
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    It's My Standard Practice

    Nope, not bush determinants, or, seldom anyway. I thought my neighbor must have had limited experience in gardens outside of the higher terrain of the Wild West. But, this isn't the Brandywine Valley of eastern Pennsylvania ... Are you very far from that home of the heirloom, @Beekissed ? Even...
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    Seed Potatoes-Where do you Buy?

    Hi Cats Critters and Garden :frow . It's been a long time since we have seen you. Wood Prairie isn't new (it's just on the other side of the continent ;)). I have been looking at seeds online for over 20 years and Wood Prairie might have been selling over the internet all or most of that time...
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    It's My Standard Practice

    I wish that my tomatoes could grow up and over my head. A non-gardening neighbor was once out in his yard planting a tomato. He said that the plant tag said it would grow to 5'. He said, "I don't know, I've never seen a 5' tomato." I stopped myself from saying, "Then you have never seen my...
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    It's My Standard Practice

    The same soil every year 😨 !? Here I thought that you must, at least, be setting it out in a large container of something from the store. Oh, the greatest sympathy for that Cherry and the terrible risks to which it is subject. (Ya know, if you save seed through several generations of those...
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    Hello

    I use organic sprays at times in the vegetables. The vine borers have not arrived here, as best as I know. There are no fire ants but when an ant colony is somewhere that I don't want it, "messing it up" thoroughly with a sparing fork has been enuf for them to move. I do have to pay attention...
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    Hello

    @Purple Iris , I don't believe that you have written anything about trying commercial insecticides. Are you willing to use those? Steve
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    Garden humor thread..

    Mary, you don't have to be named Barbara to know what that feels like. :D Steve
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    It's My Standard Practice

    I may not have waited long enuf for Ridge' to begin raising a fuss about questions on where he plants his cherry tomato but I'd like to say something about nematodes and diversity. Get those pesky nematodes out of the way, first. They usually don't cause much of a problem but how can I really...
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    It's My Standard Practice

    But: is it a Best Practice? This thread should allow you to step up on your soap box and proclaim something in your gardening world that you do that you may not be able to defend as a best practice but you don't much care! It's how you do things. If we critique these, let's not be harsh. Does...
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    Nawthern vs Southern

    It's 30° and tho the 100% chance of snow/then rain is only just now reaching the Cascades, the barometer is falling and the temperature has been rising since 1am. It's almost as tho someone inhaled east of the Rockies and that's pulling this warm, wet weather off the Pacific. The radar map has...
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    Missing the Parsnips this Year

    Andover seed . .. seems to be only available from Fedco. That is, it's the outfit that I know about and have ordered from. digitS'
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    Missing the Parsnips this Year

    Andover grew the best for me, Seed'. Productive and nice growing, nice looking, and nice at the table. Hollow Crown did well but was a bit coarse. I was not happy with Javelin. Skinny and I didn't care for the flavor. This is an old thread. I continued in that garden for another 2 or 3...
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    Confession, it's counterfeit

    Click "Play Again," @flowerbug . Somehow, the players are doing a little better than 50:50. I don't know how! Perhaps, something metaphysical ... Stefan
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    Confession, it's counterfeit

    Okay, I will admit tampering with an image created by a famous artist, Paul Cézanne. Yes, it was in the Quotes and Thoughts thread and my altering of that masterpiece involved more than putting a contemporary quote over the top of it. The quote was about paths and I LIKED the painting. I first...
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    Happy Birthday Catjack1975

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    Garden humor thread..

    @Carol Dee , That looks like a trap for .. . roast beef. Steve or could it be, a leg of lamb?
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