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Old March 18, 2015   #31
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Ginny 90 grain vinegar is 10% acidity.
It is usually in a jug with a blue label right along with the other stuff.
You can get 20% at lowes in the garden section.
If it has oil on it it wont work you will have to put it in the fire again first.
Then put it in the vinegar to get the rust off.
When it comes out it will look grey like it came out of the cast it was made in.
Once you have the rust off oil it and put it in the oven to season.
Keep doing this and it will be fine.
Some of these old USA made pans are collectors items.

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Thank you for all the great tips Worth. I will dig out the old skillet that I put away in storage, and give it another shot or two.

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Old March 18, 2015   #32
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Thank you for all the great tips Worth. I will dig out the old skillet that I put away in storage, and give it another shot or two.

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Do you know what kind it is?

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Do you know what kind it is?

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No, it is an older large cast iron skillet my mother in law passed down to me about 15 years ago. She had it for many years. I know it had a marking on the bottom but cant remember what it read until I dig it out and get the rust off. She passed away last winter just a couple days before Christmas. She was 94 years young.

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Biggest dandelion I have seen in a long time if ever.
It is 4 feet tall.
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Old March 19, 2015   #35
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Sophora secundiflora/Texas mountain laurel.
First time ever to bloom it smells like grape bubble gum.
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A few pictures of the tomato plants today and and one of the Habanero peppers.
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Old March 19, 2015   #37
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San Marzano showing fantastic growth rate and blooms starting to form.
The leaves are starting to grow so fast the chlorophyll cant keep up.
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Cayenne pepper plant loading up with blooms.
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Worth, that one picture isn't a dandelion. It is wild lettuce. Nasty foul bitter stuff. BUT the sap is great for bee stings. Leaves a terrible glue for the dirt to stick to, but it alleviates the sting.
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Worth, that one picture isn't a dandelion. It is wild lettuce. Nasty foul bitter stuff. BUT the sap is great for bee stings. Leaves a terrible glue for the dirt to stick to, but it alleviates the sting.
Really, I had no idea.
Everyone calls them dandelions here and I always suspected they weren't.
The mystery is solved, thanks.

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Great Pictures Worth! Beale.
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...and it is not one! I looks like it might be some kind of chicory.

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...and it is not one! I looks like it might be some kind of chicory.

What ever it is the stuff is everywhere here.
When you cut it sticky milk comes out.
I think I'm going to give it some miracle grow.

Okay I just gave it a huge dose of the stuff we will see what happens.


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I hope it ain't mustard. That stuff supports leaf hoppers who then bring the dreaded curly top virus.


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What ever it is the stuff is everywhere here.
When you cut it sticky milk comes out.
I think I'm going to give it some miracle grow.

Okay I just gave it a huge dose of the stuff we will see what happens.


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Old March 20, 2015   #44
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Laugh at me if you want but I took a bunch of pinto beans out of the bag you are supposed to eat and planted them.
They are coming up nicely.

The other little seeds you see sprouting are ceder elm seeds.
I have to deal with them every year.
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I hope it ain't mustard. That stuff supports leaf hoppers who then bring the dreaded curly top virus.
If we have a wet year we get the dreaded Glassy Winged Leaf Hopper.
They carry a bacterium (Xylella fastidiosa) that wiped out 9 of my 10 oleander bushes.
Oleander leaf scorch.
That is the only place I saw them that year and before the year was up I cut back and pulled every one of them up but the uninfected one, it is the only one that survived.
No cure for it.

Off to the trash they went.

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