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I've got my second batch of red marconi peppers in the dehydrator now, along with some sweet onions. Once I have several red ones, I go ahead and pick all of them to dehydrate, so it's a mix of red/green.

@flowerbug - I know how your Mom feels. I don't like hair hanging in my face or down my neck, specially in the summer. I used to be able to sit on my hair. Now, I keep it in a short pixie. :)
 

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I've got my second batch of red marconi peppers in the dehydrator now, along with some sweet onions. Once I have several red ones, I go ahead and pick all of them to dehydrate, so it's a mix of red/green.

:) so good to use for soups and casseroles... :)


@flowerbug - I know how your Mom feels. I don't like hair hanging in my face or down my neck, specially in the summer. I used to be able to sit on my hair. Now, I keep it in a short pixie. :)

she got it cut and permed the other day so i guess she gave up on a braid. i call her fuzzy now. :)
 

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@baymule I see that you are a very accomplished corn grower so I've got a corn harvesting question for you...I've only ever regularly grown one type of corn (popcorn)and I'm trying a new one this year which is not that type - this corn is for fresh eating and later it seems. I want to harvest the cobs left for dry seed, the cobs themselves have husks that look semi-dried, no longer green for sure, but the kernels don't seem that close to being dry? I'm afraid if I leave them in ground much longer the mice will get them as the husks loosen, or rot will set in. Can you harvest the cobs before the kernels are dry and still have the seeds be viable?
 

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Yes. In our climate, it rains and the kernels will mildew and start sprouting in the husks. I pull the corn as semi dry, shuck the husks off and spread the corn out to dry. Then I shell the corn. As long as the corn is mature and starting to dry, it will work.
 

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Yes. In our climate, it rains and the kernels will mildew and start sprouting in the husks. I pull the corn as semi dry, shuck the husks off and spread the corn out to dry. Then I shell the corn. As long as the corn is mature and starting to dry, it will work.

i think if you are worried about the kernels being fully formed and want to give them a bit more energy at the end you can hang the entire stalk (inside) with the ears upside down until it is fully dry? for a few plants this would probably be ok. :) at least that's my intuiting... :)
 
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