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by PlainJane
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: White meat or dark?
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: White meat or dark?

Thigh.
And I have to say, the 48hour buttermilk brine was worth it.
by PlainJane
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Beans, Peas, Peanuts and other Legumes
Topic: Are these beans Romano's?
Replies: 21
Views: 874

Re: Are these beans Romano's?

Yep. Romanos. To me they have more ‘bean’ flavor than filet types.
by PlainJane
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Grow Logs(Glogs) And Video Logs(Vlogs)
Topic: North Florida Gardening
Replies: 114
Views: 11138

Re: North Florida Gardening

Yes @Ginger2778 - I did see that. I have some lightweight ’insect barrier‘ cloth that is very similar I can use.
Biggest issue now is whitefly on the pole beans; I have to refresh the sticky traps.
by PlainJane
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Milkweed plant - aphids
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Milkweed plant - aphids

Try washing them off with the hose ... that will knock them back anyway.
by PlainJane
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Grow Logs(Glogs) And Video Logs(Vlogs)
Topic: North Florida Gardening
Replies: 114
Views: 11138

Re: North Florida Gardening

Barb_FL wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:41 pm
Looks great. I just sowed some broccoli seeds. If there is a break in the rain tomorrow, I will sow some lettuce seed. Today total washout.
Yea, I ran out of steam and didn’t get to the lettuce and spinach. Maybe tomorrow!
by PlainJane
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Grow Logs(Glogs) And Video Logs(Vlogs)
Topic: Backyard Orchard and Bee/Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden
Replies: 40
Views: 4643

Re: Backyard Orchard and Bee/Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden

MissS wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:38 pm
@PlainJane Do you have problems with Japanese Beetles on your DV? Yours look great and mine are chewed up for most of the summer.
Luckily, no Japanese beetles here in N. Florida. I’m very thankful!
by PlainJane
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Grow Logs(Glogs) And Video Logs(Vlogs)
Topic: Backyard Orchard and Bee/Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden
Replies: 40
Views: 4643

Re: Backyard Orchard and Bee/Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden

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The 2” David Verity Cuphea cuttings from last winter are now 3ft tall and will be getting a trim soon. I think I’ll root these cuttings and Use them to replace the rose hedge out front.
by PlainJane
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Grow Logs(Glogs) And Video Logs(Vlogs)
Topic: North Florida Gardening
Replies: 114
Views: 11138

Re: North Florida Gardening

8C0A69B8-15A4-4CC4-A56B-02104D52DC99.jpeg Well, summer gardening in Florida is a tad slow, but things have picked up lately. Experimental fall tomatoes are finally out, fava beans planted, pole beans starting to bear and got the cool weather seeds sown. B7C9AE62-86AF-4045-A328-DF03B20AAA91.jpeg 129...
by PlainJane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: MMMM Swap
Topic: MMMM swap
Replies: 164
Views: 10699

Re: MMMM swap

Tormato wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:13 pm
PlainJane wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:57 pm
How about if I just want to donate seeds to the swap?
That would be great.

But, I'm going to ask if there is just one variety of veggie or fruit seed that you might be looking for?
@Tormato, I can probably think of something but really have too many seeds.
by PlainJane
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: MMMM Swap
Topic: MMMM swap
Replies: 164
Views: 10699

Re: MMMM swap

How about if I just want to donate seeds to the swap?
by PlainJane
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone starting some fall crops?
Replies: 31
Views: 5044

Re: Anyone starting some fall crops?

Too soon for cool weather crops, so I started a few tomatoes a couple of weeks ago. Still getting eggplant.
Pulled out the old pole beans and the new ones are flowering.
Lots of zinnias.
by PlainJane
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Please help ID this plant
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

Re: Please help ID this plant

There’s a ton of it around N. Florida but it’s easier to control than some others.
by PlainJane
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Organic Gardening, Composting/Permaculture & Soil Maintenance
Topic: Charles Wilber Compost (How to Grow World Record Tomatoes)
Replies: 53
Views: 12106

Re: Charles Wilber Compost (How to Grow World Record Tomatoes)

Barb_FL wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:04 am
OTOH - AKMARK grows 2 plants per 4 gallon bag and does continual feeding of Chem-gro (like Masterblend but different vendor) and his production is out of sight too. BTW - Where is AKMARK?
Wondering the same ...
by PlainJane
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Pole Beans
Topic: Red Noodle Bean Recipes?
Replies: 14
Views: 3762

Re: Red Noodle Bean Recipes?

They cook very quickly. I just sauté or steam them with a bit of garlic and butter.
by PlainJane
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Picking Fruit Before It Is Ripe
Replies: 44
Views: 7573

Re: Picking Fruit Before It Is Ripe

I always pick tomatoes right after first break and ripen indoors. I’ve tried this with figs too but the timing is tricky. ( birds go after my figs aggressively.)
by PlainJane
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: How's Your Insect Pressure?
Replies: 20
Views: 3147

Re: How's Your Insect Pressure?

I’m seeing about average levels of insect pests here in N. Florida. Lately been finding a few stink bugs and leaf footed bugs on the eggplant, probably because the tomatoes are all finished and pulled. A bit of whitefly on the zinnias and tithonia. The usual hungry chewers on the cukes. Fall tomatoe...
by PlainJane
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Whatcha Cooking today?
Replies: 706
Views: 44193

Re: Whatcha Cooking today?

Well, we have a storm bearing down and I wanted something quick and easy, so .... Red beans and rice with yesterday’s left over flank steak sautéed in garlic and lime juice. Technically red beans and black beans and rice as I add black beans to everything, lol. 647EC934-B7DB-4B45-A795-08BAD1B0B77B.j...
by PlainJane
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ants in your plants?
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Re: Ants in your plants?

Yes, that’s why I see wasps and hornets crawling the plants all the time ...
by PlainJane
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Single Stem , double , or cage
Replies: 27
Views: 3641

Re: Single Stem , double , or cage

I also use Texas Tomato Cages but prune to about 2-3 stems, depending on the foliage.
In N. Florida it’s a balance between sun protection and maximum air flow.

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