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What's Cracking In The Garden 2017

Discussion in 'Others-Electronics, Photography, Gardening?' started by spinalcracker, Apr 10, 2017.



  1. BackwardsEngineeer

    BackwardsEngineeer If I weren't a snowflake, I'd have no luck at all Silver Miner

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    I know absolutely nothing about figs.... but crackers african angolese looks mighty tempting.
     
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    No way hoser, just no way.... zucchini boats.

    I swore/told myself I would not miss a one this year and yet I did. Green thing got huge in 4 days, I mean I cut all the rest and just don't know how I missed it.

    I have a question: Do I take a picture then e-mail it to myself, then up load it to the pc then post? Or do I take the pc out there and try taking piks that way? I mean day-am I have a patch of weeds no one would believe.
     
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    glockngold Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Tomorrow morning, take 1/2 of one of those fellas & shred it up.
    Put it on a plate, cover with paper towel & nuke in microwave to cook off moisture.
    Mix it up with an egg & fry it up in butter. (God I love butter)
    Just add enough salt to know it's there.
     
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    Speaking of nukes, The reason I know I have a boat in the garden was that I caught the girl making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for her work lunch and told her to put a slice of ham on it to make it better. she said we have no lunch meat so I told her we have zucchini and you have a microwave at work and you can nuke it like a potato. So I wen out to cut her a couple of zuks and there lurking in the morning shadows was the monster.... I'm killing the thing Friday and ...well you get the rest I'm sure.
     
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    It's national zucchini day. Didn't know it till after I picked those.

    Zucchini bread day is in April.... lol....
     
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    birddog Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I love zucchini fritters. Good stuff.
     
  7. michael59

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    OK le me see if'n I can do this without causing a subdural hematoma on myself.


    this is the monster:


    OK this ain't getting it. I or the file comes up as a PNG file @ 5.98 MB Server will not accept the file because it is too large. But I took the picture with a little phone.

    sorry can't figure it out... does not one just make it or the picture/file a thumbnail and then up load?
     
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    birddog Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I open the file in Microsoft paint and resize it by 50%. Save it and see if the file is small enough to upload.
     
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    OK, the other option was to drop in some code but that would play havoc with my scans. Seems windows mobile or WM takes a resolution of 1400x2550. So I go to paint. thanks
     
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    Close up of one of my Chicago figs that froze all the way to the ground over winter.
     
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    Had to look but I found them, Photos are in thumbnails first one is the monster. the monster resized.jpg

    Second is chicken row chicken tomato pepper row resized.jpg

    Third is tomohteeo forest tomteeo forest resized.jpg

    fourth is the 13 zuks with 2 red heads 13and2 resized.jpg Yeah I know but two red heads are better than one.
     
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    That din't turn out so well
     
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    Clicking on the pics does show a larger image, nice pumpkin you got there, should enter it in the fair. LOL!
     
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    Subset of the recent harvest. Cukes still ripping and tomatoes finally coming in. The dark tomatoes are heirloom varieties...Black Cherry, Purple Dragon, and Cherokee. Eggplant is looking mostly like a failure...getting a couple measly ones but the potato bugs got to them, as did competition from potatoes, squash and melon...lesson learned for next year. Some of the garlic and onions were pulled and are hanging out to dry.


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    One of the hired hands supervising washing of the produce.
     
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    off color tomatoes. My neice sold me a bunch of them things a few years back and they did really well here. In fact all the maters did exceptionally well that year. As I had volunteers from previous years I thought these chocolates and watermelon striped maters would come back: didn't happen. And, after the rainy 8 months of this last rain extravaganza I am thinking I am putting up a green house to keep the peppers alive and to sprout stuff in the spring as this year due to the continual rain I could not get nuthin sept a back hoe to break ground. If you look back in my pic's you can see some lines that are low due to me slipping and just touching a post there by leaning it over, now the hens fly up and get away from the roosters on them lines making it lean further. Rain, what's a guy to do about it?

    So, yesterday I fertilized with slow release nitrogen, the brown white stuff. I take two double hand scoops out of the bucket and transfer to m-t 5 gallon, fill half way with water, get drill with paint mixer-mix, fill with water. Go to "Grown" plants with screwdriver ruff ground and scoop water with coffie cup and pour by roots. Then water for 24 hours am now on second half of garden meaning I will have water running 48 hours. When I am done I will not water for a week or so and then will only water to freshen up.
     
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    Here is the monster. I had to kill it today because of how much it grew overnight which was about one third. Span between pinky and thumb is 8 inches.

    the monser 2.jpg
     
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    The Grasshoppers

    Back in Spring my wife and I were out in the back yard looking at the freshly-planted garden. There was something dark on the chain link fence so I went to take a look. It was a cluster of about 30 tiny grasshoppers completely covering the wires of 3 squares in the fence. I started to go get some bug spray and my wife called me over to look at something and I never killed those bastards.

    Since that day I have been revisited by at least 20 of the grasshoppers. A few were on the tomato plants but most have been prominently at eye level on bushes as I walked past. They are huge, close to 4" I would say. I see at least one every week. One was right at the front door last week and another was on the porch 2 days ago. It feels like I'm going to see every one of them before the summer ends. The thing is, I never see them eating my plants or causing any damage. Why is he on that holly bush if he isn't eating it? Do they even like tomatoes? There's no leaf damage.

    Are they thanking me for sparing their lives by sparing my garden? Are they angels sent to protect us in these troubled times? I always kill them, sometimes with whatever tool is in my hand, sometimes I get the Crosman pellet pistol and give it 1 or 2 pumps.

    It's funny how you can develop individual relationships with some insects. A few years ago there was a black widow spider that had a web near the border grass, strung between some elephant ears. I left her alone all summer and always looked forward to seeing her when I was working in the yard. At some point I had to clean out the elephant ears because they will take over.
     
  18. spinalcracker

    spinalcracker On a mail train. Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    TBSE , I've not seen grasshoppers "swarm" before but I am very familiar with their destruction.
    They like to attack the tops of my cannabis plants and eat the bark off the stems , effectively girdling them and the tops die......
    Our chickens have really helped control the hoppers this season.
    The only bug problem that I have is the squash bugs....I hate those bass turds!..
    Finally picking corn , watermelons , and cantaloupe , my second favorite time of the season...
    My first favorite time is cannabis harvest....

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    spinalcracker On a mail train. Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    Update...
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    After.....

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    spinalcracker On a mail train. Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    It's the dog days of summer and that means eating plenty of cukes , maters , and melons......


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    You know I have growed a lot of sunflowers but never a seed have they produced. Then my Niece told me they poison the ground. But still me and the sun following flower are at odds.
     
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    I'm with you on that.

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