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  1. Looks like a jelly bean plant.
  2. Yup......lost Fox Sports North. Complained to Dish. They said not their fault. All Fox's fault. I still have a contract with them for 15 more months. To expensive to drop them. But depending how long this lasts.....I told Dish, I would be looking for somewhere else to get my programming.
  3. Been to cold and cloudy every day. I started mine inside and transplanted them 3 weeks ago. They are all just sitting there. Even with covers on them. Need some warm sunny day or vine crops will be a bust this year.
  4. Everything seems to be OK here.
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    Grapes

    I ordered a Somerset grape vine last spring. Mainly because it is the only seedless grape that is supposed to be hardy enough to grow here. I took it off the wire and laid it down and covered it up with dirt to keep it from winter killing. It came through fine. Just put it back on the trellis yesterday.
  6. Frost here today. Everything is white. Covered most of what I have out. Biggest concern are my Juneberries. Covered all of them. Will have to wait and see if I saved them. They are all in full bloom.
  7. Planted onions,carrots,green beans,lettuce,beets and potatoes yesterday before the rain. The carrots, beans, beets and lettuce are 2 varieties of each as a varieties test for NDSU Horticulture Department.
  8. Tomatoes, Peppers, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Pak Choi, and Kohlrabi. and seed potatoes greening up. Planted peas and radishes this past weekend before the rain.
  9. What did you do wrong? Mine are all up. Time to start the cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower etc.
  10. My tomatoes and peppers are all up. Off came the plastic and under florescent lights. More than enough came up. Bottom heat helps. I have 11 varieties of tomatoes and 4 peppers. Some of my tomatoes are heirlooms. So I will only plant 1 of each of those to I can get new seeds from all of them.
  11. Started tomatoes and peppers past weekend. Have them on a heating pad. none up yet. Tomatoes should start poking through in a few more days. Peppers take longer......next week for them.
  12. Yes......I have a half dozen or so. Quite a few 2019 now available on the internet. Getting to the end of 2018 onions,potatoes, and carrots.
  13. Potatoes and carrots still in the ground. They don't need to come out yet. They keep the best in the ground until it looks like the ground will freeze. Carrots get sweeter with freezes.Still picking fall raspberries.
  14. P. S. Seasoning has a Memorial Say sale of 20% off everything plus free shipping on orders over $30.
  15. Wow.....surprised, I planted 25 Fort Laramie everbearers last week and they all look like they are growing. All have new small leaves starting to show up. I will be planting 25 more plus 25 Cabot Junebearers at my daughter's new home next week. All came from Jungs Seeds. I planted them in pallets with every other board taken out. Used Miracle Grow garden soil that has 3 months fertilizer in it.
  16. You will need netting to keep the robins from getting to them. They start pecking them as soon as they start to turn red. Either get bird netting from one of the box stores. Or go to a craft store and buy some green porous fabric. My dad had an interesting way to keep them out. Take some berry sized rocks and paint them red.Scatter them throughout your berries before they start to ripen. It won't take long for the birds to figure out to leave them alone.
  17. No such thing as a dumb question...You can mix them up. But it is easier to group them separately because they will bloom and produce at different times. I believe the Ogallala produces first. Easy to tell them apart.....Ogallala has darker green leaves than Ft. Laramie. If you need soil to put in your tower.....use Garden Soil that has fertilizer in it from 1 of the box stores. I will be putting mine into three 3/6 raised beds. I will mix it with peat moss and composted cow manure.....all from 1 of the box stores.
  18. There are 3 kinds of strawberries.....June bearing, everbearing, and day neutral. June bearers get a lot of berries once in the summer. Everbearers get them twice and day-neutrals get them all summer. Day-neutrals sound great .....berries all summer.....but unless you have a lot of them....you get a handful every couple days. They are the ones you see in the grocery store. I have grown pretty much all the everbearers and quite a few day neutrals Depending on how many you want, you have a large number to choose from.Sold in packs of 25. I prefer the everbearers. They wi
  19. Yup.....those are the ones I use also. Work just fine. 1 con.....the rolls are 50 ft. long and don't fit into a machine with bag storage, so you have to cut them by hand. But the price is excellent.
  20. Fish are the only thing I still deep fry. And I also put tin foil in the bottom to make cleanup easier. My2 air fryers sit on the counter all the time.
  21. Go to any of their websites and ask for a catalog. They are all free. Do lots of comparing. Some specialize in certain vegies. Some in others. I order from Jungs pretty much every year. I also order quite a bit from Pinetree out of Maine. I really don't like having to order large packets with enough seed for a couple years.Pinetree has smaller packets that cost less. So I can order fresh seed every year. Usually I order 5-6 veg. from NDSU to trial and compare 2 different varieties for .50 a packet.
  22. I have a lot this year. My 10 year old grand daughter will be helping me. I am a test gardener for NDSU and she will be picking the trials and judging them in the fall. Burpee Seedsnsuch RH Shumway Jung Gurney Garden Trends Twilley Harris Veseys Seed Savers Johnny's Neseed Henry Field's Territorial Pinetree Park Farmer
  23. Yeah too cold to use the smoker. The only way I have been able to use an electric smoker when it is this cold is to bring it into the entry way for an hour to warm it up. I will be making a bunch of sausage and hot dogs next week. So I will be using powdered or liquid smoke and either cooking them in the oven or turkey roaster in a hot water bath.
  24. Sorry wrong name above for the fryer.....should be Della not Bella.
  25. I haven't used liquid smoke for awhile.....I now use powdered smoke. Gives the same taste every time instead of guessing how much and how long to smoke sausage. Nowadays almost all sausage commercially made is made with liquid smoke. For them using a smokehouse is fooling around. Easier and much faster than using a smoker. Plus pollution is cut way down. You need to add 1 tsp liquid smoke for every 5 lbs. of sausage. Add it to the water you add,then pour it in. I still use my smoker but only for cooking it. Let us know how you do with it.
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