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Old April 25, 2015   #31
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I highly respect your opinion on these matters/maters so when it dries out I will stick 2 Carbon in the dirt. The varieties I have to choose from are Vorlon, Carbon, Absinthe, NA red, Stump OTW, CP, Prudens purple and Wapsipinicon peach. Suggestions?
There are some great ones there. Maybe except Wapsinicon Peach, very ordinary in my garden, but who knows? Might be excellent in yours since our growing conditions are so different. Absinthe was good, but for a GWR, I really loved Aunt Ruby's German Green, and also Cherokee Lime, which were both outstanding.
The rest are truly excellent, esp. Pr.Purp. and Stump. Vorlon and NAR and CP are pretty darned good though.you really can't go wrong with those either.
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Old April 26, 2015   #32
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Congrats on your recent nuptials!!!
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Old April 26, 2015   #33
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Thanks, 38 and first marriage. I always said Id wait till 35 and I stuck to it, albeit with a lot of resistance from my now wife
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Old April 26, 2015   #34
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This was the only Brandywine that didn't succumb to root rot and darned if it didn't give me a megablossom. Sometimes the tomatoes trick you into growing them
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The plants I have left, sold around 250 so far which mostly paid for what I put into the garden this year. Still have alot of blacks which haven't been selling well.
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This big guy/gal? was hiding in the compost. I told him/her to kill any aphids it sees.
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Beds halfway through planting.
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My wife and I at the Angel Oak in Charleston. This tree is incredible!
Well I guess that's all for now. Happy growing!
That tree! WoW. I've never seen anything like it.
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Old April 29, 2015   #35
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More garden pics...

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These Sweet Ozark Orange are some dam nice plants. Been the strongest out of 75 varieties since they were babies.
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My failsafes...
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Glacier starting to bloom.
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The mild Hab, I make gallons of salsa every year and these are for mild salsa as many family members can't handle heat. I call it chicken-s*** salsa.
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Was surprised to see this one getting purple looking leaves/stems. Pretty...
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HJ. Blues
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Purple podded green beans.
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Old April 29, 2015   #36
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Sugar drops in my garden had not a speck of antho. Hmmm, my seeds from JandL, and Lee thinks there are some stability issues. I thought this one was OK, since it grew true in my garden.
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Several of mine look like the one pictured. It seems to only show up at about that size. Either way I'm excited to see what the fruit looks like 😁
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Old April 30, 2015   #38
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Nice thread! My season won't start for another month, so it's fun to see what others are accomplishing.

Congratulations on getting married!
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Old April 30, 2015   #39
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Thanks Robin!
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Old May 3, 2015   #40
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Old May 3, 2015   #41
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Looks like your Indian Stripe is a mystery plant since it is supposed to be regular leaf. Should be fun to see what you get!
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Wow I didn't even notice that till now. Thanks for reminding me its RL. Oh well life's an adventure!
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Wow I didn't even notice that till now. Thanks for reminding me its RL. Oh well life's an adventure!
If those Indian Stripe were from my seeds offer, they very likely are Indian Stripe PL, since that's what I grew and was giving out. I also had a few Indian Stripe Heart, but far more people requested the ISPL. Were those seeds from me?

I just checked my sent mail, and you did indeed request ISPL, so those are growing true! Good news, right?
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I believe so Marsha, I will have to check but I think so?

(Edit)**Very good news as I was looking forward to that variety and considering the sugar drop is likely a cross I'd prefer that the rest grow true. Thanks for helping clear that up!

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Old May 11, 2015   #45
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Things are moving along nicely. I went to a local tailgate market that started this weekend. It was nice to be in a more relaxed setting and I sold a lot of plants. I enjoy telling people about heirlooms so much, and it was mostly retired folks there and they seemed to really enjoy hearing about them.

My tomatoes are really taking off now and most are covered in blooms. It hasnt rained in 10 days and I havent had to water anything. Overall the no till beds are performing remarkably well. When I was driving in my stakes I would hit areas where the soil was really soft (which never happens in our clay) and then today I saw the first tomato . Another hectic but rewarding week. Here are some pics. Enjoy!
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