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  1. nccountrygirl

    My green beans are blooming.

    I've only had them in the ground anout 5 weeks, isn't this a little early to be flowering or could it be the time of yr. with the hot ground making them grow faster.
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    You will never believe what my DH did

    When we pulled up the garden last week, my hubby tilled under the cantaloupe's (I thought he pulled them ) and we put Black Kow down to help amend this heavy clay soil we have, well now I've got little cantaloupe plants coming up every where. I guess he's going to have to get out there and pull...
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    Hulls from Peas

    We went yesterday and picked a bushel of Purple Hull Peas, can I throw then in the compost pile?
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    Aside from chicken poo what is a good fertilizer for bush beans?

    The title says it all...Thanks in advance
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    Here's my plum jelly I made today

    I got 3 pints and 5 half pints with enough juice left to make another batch. I froze that till a later date.
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    What to do with Cayenne Peppers

    I quess the title says it all. What can I do with them?
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    Put up my Orange Marmalade

    I finally got through with it. I got 9 pints out of what I had cooking. I could not find the Seville Oranges so I used little Clementines. It sure tasted good, I hope it sets up like it's suppose to. Here are a few pics of my efforts.
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    Orange Marmalade

    I have a recipe in my Balls Blue Book of Canning BUT does anyone have an old family recipe they would be willing to share.
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    My beans are coming up.

    Me and my DH planted green beans this past Tues. Last night they were not up today they were. Alot can happen in 12 hrs. Yeah ! :watering and we got lots of rain this afternoon.
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    Green Beans

    What does self pollinate mean. Does it mean they do it themselves and do not need bees or what. I'm confused. Help! please.
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    Can string beans be planted now?

    Our Squash and Zucchini, and Cukes have just about run it's course so tomorrow we are going to pull up the plants and get the ground ready for something else. Will string beans do well this time of yr.? What else might I consider in the legume family. I'm going to get the seeds today.
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    When is the best time to plant onions and garlic?

    Are they cold weather crops or could I plant them now.
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    My DH bought me a Pressure Canner for my birthday.

    Jeff came home today from picking up some baby back ribs with a surprise for me, a 16 Qt. Presto Pressure Canner/Cooker. My B-Day isn't until August but he was afraid that if he waited till then they would be gone. Now I have to find something to can in it.
  14. nccountrygirl

    I bought a Fig Bush today.

    What kind of care do fig bushes require. We are going to plant it Monday, we have clay soil here, is there something I should do to ensure a good start. Thanks
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    I saw Bee's today.

    :bee I finally saw bees on my Squash blooms, :woot Now maybe they will start making more Squash. :weee
  16. nccountrygirl

    Fire Ants in the garden

    Does any one have a problem with fire ants. We don't here but when we lived in SC we had a time with them. We had a beautiful garden one morning and by late afternoon they had eaten our entire garden down to nothing. I feel for those of you that have this problem. Oh Fire Ants are here in...
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    Who all's from S.C.

    Columbia born and bred, now living in N.C.
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    Fertilizer Question

    OK folks, most of us have chickens and a chicken manure compost pile going. When we tilled our garden we added compost and turned it under and my garden is doing great. Will I have to fertilize it again or will the compost last all season? Thanks Laura
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    Pine Straw as mulch

    Has any one every used pine straw around there veg. plants in the garden. Is it to acidic and will it burn the plants? Thanks in advance