Spring Garden-It's time for show and tell

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  1. CDGator

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    This happened in our neighborhood too as a kid. The driver would actually throw out candy which would attract the kids. :eek3:
     
  2. Okeechobee Joe

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    Black-eyed Susans out back this morning
     
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    • CDGator

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      Spectacular showing!
       
    • crosscreekcooter

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      Went out today and picked before the wind and rain tonight. The beefsteaks are pretty much done for the year but the Supersweet 100s are acring like it's May.

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      • CDGator

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        Quarantine has given us more time on our hands than usual. Weeds usually overwhelm it by August when we are camping. This year has been a good year. Tomatoes are coming on strong now and will can several of the Romas for winter.

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        • crosscreekcooter

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          Real nice looking garden. Wheres your little piece of heaven CD?
           
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          Thanks. KY is home for now. Where are you?
           
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          My oldest graduated from Eastern. I'm in Jacksonville.
           
          • CDGator

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            EKU is not too far down the road from us. We are looking to move in a few years closer to the water but I'll be honest, Jacksonville is not on the short list. Do you like it there?
             
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            @CDGator -grew up here and moved to Atlanta for 30 years- moved back a little over 10 years ago with the excuse that I wanted to start fishing again. It's much different now. If I move again it will be to a much more rural area.
             
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              There's definitely something to be said for a rural area during a pandemic.
               
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                7A2A40AA-A4EF-4909-95C5-42D5A078257C.jpeg 8FA5CC21-EA4D-4208-ABB4-4B8D5B954DE6.jpeg Couple farm pics from this morning. After 1” of rain last Friday this crop has gone into overdrive. Still 5 nodes above white bloom, which means it isn’t trying to quit yet. It has about 2-3 weeks left to put on bolls that will mature enough to harvest. Starting this afternoon will be applying foliar nitrogen and potassium liquid blend along with some molybdenum and sulfur, trying to make sure the bolls have enough nutrition for a high seed weight, which correlates to more lint production.
                 

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                  Very cool, guess I've never seen it up close in this stage before.
                   
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                  5E79E110-99BF-4A0A-BB4F-3FBD19539C56.jpeg Taken this morning from the farm. Hopefully we are on our last irrigation of the year. Yesterday and this morning have been a farming nightmare for me as my centrifugal pump that moves this water would not prime. Talk about a hot, greasy job but got the problem solved this morning and we are at it again.
                  this is the poly pipe I mentioned earlier. These are 9/16” holes poked every row for almost 1/2 mile.
                   
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                    F3038936-8D38-4698-B1F8-C5A53D1E62F9.jpeg Picture from yesterday morning looking down the rows. This is the stage I’ve been hoping to see for a while now. When the bolls in the middle of the plant start to mature and add weight, the plants look like they are squatting, and the rows kinda disappear. This usually means the plant is done growing taller. I would have liked it to be another 6” taller but Mother Nature thought otherwise.
                    Look closely and you can see a lot of white bloom flowers in the top. That is new fruiting positions being put on, and generally any white bloom before August 25 will result in harvestable fruit. After 3-4 days the white bloom will turn red, then in another 3-4 days it will fall off as the small boll is developing underneath. That is the red you see in the top.
                    I’m very anxious to see what we have here. This year I planted on a different seeding configuration and I’m not sure how it will turn out. We’ve had some small showers the last 2 days and are set to get rain today. If we catch anything over 1/2” I’m done irrigating for the year, which means I get to be home in the daylight hours.
                     
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                      50795739-EE44-4AC5-B3D5-4BC640204A14.jpeg 4FF3830E-6660-4008-A7D2-0D320A61F8D3.jpeg Couple of pics from this morning. I am numb right now. The eye of Laura was just 10 miles west 52 hours ago. We were without power for the same length of time, several others near me are weeks away. I’ve lived in this part of NELA, nearly 300 miles inland, for 41 of my 47 years, never been affected by a hurricane including Katrina and Rita quite like this.
                      So what does this mean for the crop. I needed about 3 weeks for it to finish maturing out, but maybe a bit more now. Cotton that was up to my elbows (I’m 6’6”) is now at my knees, tangled and twisted. The next step will be to spray a defoliant to remove the green leaves, so the open bolls don’t get green stain and aid in harvest. Ideally we would have done it by ground but since the crop is so tangled it will have to be done by air, which is more expensive and much less effective. I don’t need any rain from now til Thanksgiving, it’s going to be really dicey from here on out. Really sucks as this was by far the best crop I had ever grown, gonna have to wait and see now.
                       
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                      Damn Al that is a bytch. I sure hate that for you, You had that stand looking great. Keep the faith bro.
                       
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                        @Albert - I understand your fipromil is an effective chemical for termites and carpenter ants. I noticed the next door neighbor has a portion of fencing thats eaten up at the bottom and wonder if a drench along the fence perimeter would be the best treatment for mine. I've not noticed any problems yet. Any advice?
                         

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