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by GoDawgs
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 454
Views: 19047

Re: How's your weather?

The last of Sally passed through last night and this morning. It started raining yesterday afternoon but just .7". Then we got another 5.8" by noon today and one inch more after lunch. I think that's it. 7.5" in 24 hours. The lower part of the garden where the field peas are is under 2" of water but...
by GoDawgs
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Growing Rhubarb In The South?
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Growing Rhubarb In The South?

Three rhubarbs were started from seed on July 4th and you can really see the diversity of open pollinated plants. The one on the left really outpaced the other two in growth speed. The one on the right is more compact, slower growing and the stalks are already tinged with red whereas the bigger one'...
by GoDawgs
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: The Dawg Patch
Replies: 298
Views: 28148

Puttering with the micro toms

Yesterday was putter day. I groomed the mini tomatoes on the porch, pruning off spent branches, cutting a little funk out here and there, fertilized, etc. They are just now starting to set more cherry tomatoes as the 90+ temps have faded away. There were plenty of flowers but just heat-killed pollen...
by GoDawgs
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Pepper Patch
Topic: Your favorite paprika pepper?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Your favorite paprika pepper?

I personally think that dehydrating peppers at 130F in a dehydrator is basically cooking them and ruins the flavor. There are other things to consider also like how a naturally dried pepper will have a much sweeter flavor than one force dried. This is because it gives the pepper time for certain ch...
by GoDawgs
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Pepper Patch
Topic: Your favorite paprika pepper?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Your favorite paprika pepper?

You can literally make paprika out of any pepper you want contrary to popular belief as long as you can dry it. I’m interested in drying some of my peppers. Anyone drying them on a string or in the sun? I would rather not use a dehydrator. I use my dehydrator as it's too humid here to dry them outs...
by GoDawgs
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Pepper Patch
Topic: Your favorite paprika pepper?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Your favorite paprika pepper?

I've grown Alma last year for the first time and Feher Ozon this year. The Alma plants seemed to be slow growing with small peppers that took a long time to turn red. Is that normal for the variety or just the ones I grew? This year it's Feher Ozon. It has done better and I'll probably overwinter on...
by GoDawgs
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Where to buy orange sweet pepper powder
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Where to buy orange sweet pepper powder

I don't think I've ever seen it in a store. Two years ago I started growing paprika peppers for the purpose of making my own powder. Last year I grew 'Alma' but wasn't real happy with it. This year it's 'Feher Ozon'. Five peppers were pulled last night and I also have enough cayennes to get out the ...
by GoDawgs
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Sizzling SoCal!
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Hello from Sizzling SoCal!

Gotta toss in here a hearty welcome from the sunny South, from the great state of Jawja. :lol:
by GoDawgs
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: The Garden of Woz...
Replies: 310
Views: 19745

Re: The Garden of Woz...

You're going to need all that extra growing area with what you have coming along plus 104 more varieties to play with! :D
by GoDawgs
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 454
Views: 19047

Re: How's your weather?

That delicious cool breeze is gone and we're back to humidity. Waaaahhh! And we're still waiting for that promised rain. Maybe on the weekend. I've not noticed any global warming around here, just cyclical weather over the 30+ years I've been here. Back in '99 I started keeping weather data from the...
by GoDawgs
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: The Dawg Patch
Replies: 298
Views: 28148

It's always something....

One thing always seems to lead to another in the garden. You set out to do one thing and it becomes three things. At least. :roll: Last night the deer decided to go to a different part of the garden since they couldn't get at the Ripper peas anymore. :twisted: They sampled the first five plants in t...
by GoDawgs
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Halloween 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: Halloween 2020

I'm out in the country with not a kid in sight so nothing will be done here. Halloween was huge when I was a kid! We always spent a lot of time figuring out what "to be". Mom used to go all out with decorating the house interior and Dad would dress up to hand out treats. IMHO, going door to door is ...
by GoDawgs
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Spotted Lanternfly

Geez! Do you have a small shop vac or something similar with disposable bags for hoovering these things up? They're larger than I thought!.
by GoDawgs
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 454
Views: 19047

Re: How's your weather?

Today was probably the most pleasant day we've had since June! Blue sky, high 85, low 65, humidity only 41% and a nice steady breeze out of the north. We needed this! To quote a song, "I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!"
by GoDawgs
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: The Dawg Patch
Replies: 298
Views: 28148

Re: The Dawg Patch

Wow, today's northerly breeze and lower temps are a blessing and a half. The two old black walnuts continue to rain down leaves. They're also starting to drop a few nuts in what we call the fall hard hat zone. :D Today's mission has been one of cleaning up. The two trombone and spaghetti vines are d...
by GoDawgs
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: The Dawg Patch
Replies: 298
Views: 28148

Re: The Dawg Patch

We finally got a little heat relief yesterday and today from a cool front. Ordinarily I wouldn’t call 86 “cool” but the stiff breeze from the north made it sort of feel that way. We’ll take it! The last several days have been more fall garden prep. The deer netting and supporting poles around the ok...
by GoDawgs
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Garlic
Topic: Seed garlic in short supply - order now if you want it this year
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: Seed garlic in short supply - order now if you want it this year

zendog wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:15 pm
I wonder if all these orders driving everything out of stock is going to be the new normal for demand or if people will try gardening for a year and most of them will hang it up.
I hadn't thought about that but I think you're spot on. My guess would be for a big attrition rate. :D
by GoDawgs
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Butterfly/Hummingbird/Water Gardens
Topic: My Hummingbird Season
Replies: 20
Views: 4150

Re: My Hummingbird Season

This past week has seen a big decrease in the number of hummers at the feeders here. It was like someone hit a switch... Monday they were thick as thieves and emptying the feeders and literally the next day the refilled feeders were hardly touched. They're leaving about a week or two early this year...
by GoDawgs
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Happy Labor Day Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Happy Labor Day Weekend

And right back at ya. I have two slabs of ribs going out there right now. :D
by GoDawgs
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Garlic
Topic: Seed garlic in short supply - order now if you want it this year
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: Seed garlic in short supply - order now if you want it this year

I just got an e-mail that Southern Exposure is starting to ship their garlic, northern areas first. They said they still have a few varieties left but not much.

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