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by PlainJane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: MMMM Swap
Topic: MMMM swap
Replies: 86
Views: 2814

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: 86
Views: 2814

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: 3734

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: 1582

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: 50
Views: 8739

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: 13
Views: 2392

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: 5547

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: 2338

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: 439
Views: 28554

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: 1204

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: 18
Views: 2621

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.
by PlainJane
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Culinary Conversations
Replies: 93
Views: 6653

Re: Culinary Conversations

Sue_CT wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:36 am
Have not made any pizza this summer yet. I used a stone in the grill last year. Going to have to try it again soon. Ripe tomatoes are just starting to come, I had 3 this week and 4 or 5 more now finishing ripening on the counter. Soon.
That sounds good!
by PlainJane
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: North Florida Gardening
Replies: 106
Views: 9023

Re: North Florida Gardening

Harvesting ahead of the storm.
Louisiana Long Green eggplant.
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by PlainJane
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: North Florida Gardening
Replies: 106
Views: 9023

Re: North Florida Gardening

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Ha!
Have thwarted the dreaded pickle worm to the extent of 2 cukes so far. This is Itachi F1.
by PlainJane
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: What tomatoes are impressing you, today?
Replies: 170
Views: 18611

Re: What tomatoes are impressing you, today?

@habitat-gardener, I’m a big Green Bee fan too. I put in 4 plants this year and still have a container of ripe ones in the fridge. (I’m in N. Florida so my spring tomato season is over.)
by PlainJane
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: The Dawg Patch
Replies: 298
Views: 28119

Re: The Dawg Patch

It’s just too dang hot for fresh beans here ... so I pulled a bunch of plants and started new ones.
Only thing happening is eggplant (don’t care for okra).
On the other hand, fall tomatoes are germinating at a good clip!
by PlainJane
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Grow Logs (Glogs)
Topic: The Garden of Woz...
Replies: 310
Views: 19730

Re: The Garden of Woz...

Wonderful looking list, both old faithfuls and interesting new ones!
by PlainJane
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: The Dastardly Pickleworm
Replies: 16
Views: 1788

Re: The Dastardly Pickleworm

I hate the darn things! I’ve started more cukes and will be swathing them a la Marsha and hoping for similar success.
by PlainJane
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Butterfly/Hummingbird/Water Gardens
Topic: My Nectar Garden
Replies: 29
Views: 4110

Re: My Nectar Garden

It looks lovely. Must be wonderful to sit out and watch the action!

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