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by EdieJ
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Summer Corn.
Replies: 51
Views: 843

Re: Summer Corn.

20200713_131957.jpg Our Silver Queen is as pollinated as it's going to get, I guess. The ears are looking like they are trying to fill out. Fingers crossed ... Hubby hit them with Surround this morning so hopefully that will keep the bugs and the deer from doing much damage. Some of those stalks ar...
by EdieJ
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato *full article*
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato *full article*

@pondgardner thanks. I am so old a lot of this technology stuff goes over my head.
by EdieJ
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato *full article*
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato *full article*

Here's the one I found the other day:
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And a 2nd tiny baby I found this morning:
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So very happy. Now all I have to worry about are bugs, BER, diseases 😳 does it ever end?!
by EdieJ
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Annuals
Topic: Zinnias
Replies: 29
Views: 536

Re: Zinnias

20200713_152159.jpg Here in N. AL, mine are just starting to bloom this year. The cold wet spring put us behind schedule. Here are a few open with a white cosmos. No more than there are the hummers have found them already. Lots of buds coming on so in a couple of weeks or so it should be really pre...
by EdieJ
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shocking news about plant communication
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Shocking news about plant communication

Interesting! I've known for years that trees communicate and remember seeing experiments about beans' musical preferences (they love classical!) I bet if we could just listen that our lawns & gardens are probably pretty chatty!!
by EdieJ
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: A cute book (fiction)
Replies: 4
Views: 91

A cute book (fiction)

I just finished reading a fun book called 'The Heirloom Garden' by Viola Shipman. While this was centered around flower gardens it mirrored why I garden: ties to generations past (& passed.) Whenever I am in the garden I think of my Grandfather, planting, hoeing, harvesting and my grandmother sittin...
by EdieJ
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: A Good All-Around Cherry
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: A Good All-Around Cherry

Sweet Aperitif. Even in Alabama heat & humidity it never stopped until we got that un-anticipated deep freeze in October. They are a little smaller tomato but tasty ; sweet. I called them my "tomato flavored sugar bombs" and my Granddaughter adored them too. I used the last of my seeds this spring b...
by EdieJ
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Summer Corn.
Replies: 51
Views: 843

Re: Summer Corn.

At one time, field corn was about the only choice and you do have to pick it at exactly the right moment; I swear in 2 minutes it goes from sugar to starch! A BIG thank you to the generations who worked very hard at isolating and breeding for sweet!!
by EdieJ
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato *full article*
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato *full article*

Oh, folks, I'm doing a Happy Dance all across the porch. Found a pea-size tomato on one of my EML's this morning. Hallelujah!!! And several big healthy blooms that I am praying will follow suit, they are not all crooked over.
by EdieJ
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Summer Corn.
Replies: 51
Views: 843

Re: Summer Corn.

Holy-moly that is some h-u-g-e corn! Feed a family with one ear!
by EdieJ
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Comet Neowise visible to the naked eye
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Comet Neowise visible to the naked eye

@pondgardner Thank you so very much! I sure do hope we get a clear night so we can see it. I really appreciate the info!
by EdieJ
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Summer Corn.
Replies: 51
Views: 843

Re: Summer Corn.

We've had a breezy day, hubby says there is still quite a bit of pollen to fall & he's afraid that if he sprays it will keep the pollen from adhering. Said he didn't see any bugs hanging around so I'm holding my breath. Is yours getting close to tasselling yet?
by EdieJ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Comet Neowise visible to the naked eye
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Comet Neowise visible to the naked eye

Well doesn't it figure, we can't see that part of the sky due to all the tall trees around us. Phooey. I'd love to see any pictures folks get!
by EdieJ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Stink Bug Information/ID
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Stink Bug Information/ID

It appears we have mostly Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs. Time to protect the corn since I'm seeing more than one here and there. It never ends!
by EdieJ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Stochastic Contemplations.
Replies: 168
Views: 4809

Re: Stochastic Contemplations.

We get the true tomato hornworms. So hard to find as they look like another slightly twisted leaf. If that was our only pest I could deal with them but I reckon we've only got another week or so before the hordes descend 😕 gonna coat everything with Surround and see if we can at least even our odds.
by EdieJ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Stochastic Contemplations.
Replies: 168
Views: 4809

Re: Stochastic Contemplations.

I used to think Hummingbird Moths were really neat - until I found out it was their offspring eating my plants. Ugh how I hate those things. There is at least one chewing on my Pink Ponderosa plants and so far we have not been able to find it. I have bT dust but if it doesn't quit raining it does no...
by EdieJ
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: How to manage a super truss of large fruit?
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: How to manage a super truss of large fruit?

To me, I see a pan of fried green tomatoes waiting to happen 😊
by EdieJ
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato *full article*
Replies: 29
Views: 522

Re: Summer 1994 Goldenseal article on Estler's Mortgage Lifter tomato *full article*

@Sue_CT I understand... I am the same way. If something wants to live I try to give it every opportunity. I can't bring myself to toss any viable plants. We have tomatoes growing in the oddest of places!
by EdieJ
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Summer Corn.
Replies: 51
Views: 843

Re: Summer Corn.

@worth1 thanks! It is sunny right at the moment but still no breeze. If it doesn't rain between now and in the morning I might try shaking the stalks and keep my fingers crossed.

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