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Zeedman

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He has it !
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dwarf-RED-...885350?hash=item212e1280e6:g:SCsAAOSwBahVFUuU

Actually depending on how things go I may order some. I just sent a message asking if any of the lablabs are day length neutral (with 25 types, I would rather not spend $150+ on seed of which most won't work for me) if it's only a few (or none) all I'll have left are the Galaxy white and the other long bean (a white and red streaked one) so I might as well add one more.
That might be the one. Although calling it a "yardlong bean" might be a stretch - literally. :lol: Most of the pods in the photo are over-mature & fully inflated; you can just see a small, immature pod in the background. If it were not for the pod inflation (a trait I associate with yardlongs) I would think it was just a red-podded cowpea.
Just got a note back from the seller. Looks like THIS one may be day length neutral (or at least very quick to produce) https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hyacint...574203?hash=item1ecf65ccfb:g:6pIAAOSwNSxVJ9XU
I'm pretty sure that is the same bean I have. The other day-neutral one (which I have yet to order) is this:
Surti Papdi - Chandi
 

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5/23

And the growing news keeps getting worse!

I sowed fresh pots with Type II of what might be wild soybeans. No growth, all went moldy.

Two of the six rather expensive herbs I bought from Mountain Valley Growers (herbs aren't expensive but the shipping is) dried up and died (the pink savory and the Corsican mint). The Conehead Thyme and Syrian Oregano almost croaked too but I caught it in time. But I can't re-order without ordering a whole other six (that's how herbs are sold by MVG, in sixes)

At this rate, I'll go through my whole weed box without getting anything out (well, technically the bindweed DID grow but it didn't survive).
 

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6/4

FINALLY something from the seed I planted outside has come up! There is a fuzzy leafed sprout in the mixed mystery pot that is probably Urena lobata. Of course, knowing my luck it will turn out to be an errant velvet leaf seedling.

On the misery roll, the gardeners managed to weed whack one of my new Sorbus trees down (I think the only reason they didn't cut BOTH down is the other is more recessed in the other shrubbery. So I guess I'll have to replace it (I checked and the place where I got it has ONE more.)

Everything is now outside except the Yuzu and Mandarin seedlings, which will probably go out this weekend, weather permitting (I really ought to leave the Yuzus OUT over the winter.) If the whole point in growing them is to get citrus I can eventually plant in my yard, it's high time I test their winter hardiness.

Still nothing on the side except the two soybean plants.
 

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I’m now on planting #4 or #5 (I lost count) with fresh cucumber seeds.
 

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6/6

Planted three more types of legumes on the back patio today, Cajanus scarabaeoidies (wild pigeon pea) what is either another type of C, scrabaeoides or another Cajanus and some sort of Sesbania (probably S. sesban but there are so many Sesbanias and their seeds look so alike, it's kind of hard to tell)

In bad news, I think the gardeners weed whacked the OTHER Sorbus tree too. Guess I'll have to get another one (they still have the one I mentioned)
 

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6/6

Planted three more types of legumes on the back patio today, Cajanus scarabaeoidies (wild pigeon pea) what is either another type of C, scrabaeoides or another Cajanus and some sort of Sesbania (probably S. sesban but there are so many Sesbanias and their seeds look so alike, it's kind of hard to tell)

In bad news, I think the gardeners weed whacked the OTHER Sorbus tree too. Guess I'll have to get another one (they still have the one I mentioned)
sadly some people just don't care about what they are doing and they'll do things without asking. you will likely need a collar around any trees. i've even seen adult trees girdled by people with weedwackers. for some reason people think bark and trees are non-destructable.

if you can catch the injury quickly enough perhaps you can bridge graft it to recover (if the tree is that expensive it may be worth a try). i've never done that myself, but i have read up on it just in case...
 

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sadly some people just don't care about what they are doing and they'll do things without asking. you will likely need a collar around any trees. i've even seen adult trees girdled by people with weedwackers. for some reason people think bark and trees are non-destructable.

if you can catch the injury quickly enough perhaps you can bridge graft it to recover (if the tree is that expensive it may be worth a try). i've never done that myself, but i have read up on it just in case...
I think you misunderstood me. They didn't damage the bark on the trees, they cut them DOWN with the weed whacker (they were young, narrow trees). There's nothing TO bridge. I think they may even have dug up the roots. And the weed whacker is only a guess based on what I thought they were doing. They have a chainsaw in their truck and it wouldn't be the FIRST time they decided a tree in "their way" had to go.
 

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I think you misunderstood me. They didn't damage the bark on the trees, they cut them DOWN with the weed whacker (they were young, narrow trees). There's nothing TO bridge. I think they may even have dug up the roots. And the weed whacker is only a guess based on what I thought they were doing. They have a chainsaw in their truck and it wouldn't be the FIRST time they decided a tree in "their way" had to go.
so this isn't your house or you have HOA or something going on there? lawn care people can be willfully destructive like that. i'm not sure what your situation is there. sad though.
 

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No it's our house, and while there is a manor association they wouldn't tell them to do this (in fact, if a tree is big enough, you need their permission to take it down). The gardeners are just oblivious/ destructive. We seem to go through a cycle here get gardeners, gardeners start doing fine job, gardeners start doing dumb stuff like this, gardeners do TOO MUCH stuff like this, get new gardeners, cycle repeats. The simple fact is that neither I or my parents are willing/able to take on the mowing/leaf raking on ourselves, So we're sort of stuck. I'll just have to make sure the next tree is labeled in some way. They already know not to try and weed the vegetable and flower gardens (since they can't tell weeds from veggie sprouts) a sign should tell them that tree is supposed to be there.
 
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