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Growing Oriental Poppies from Bare Root Starts. 4.21.18
Look at that! All that space and not a car in sight!
With this nice weather we're having, I began tackling a backyard project I've been pondering for awhile. Here's a photo taken this AM. At one time, this spot had a semi-sunken above ground swimming pool with a deck. After the kids were gone, I took it down and made a pond. That lasted 10 years. I buried rocks and filled it with dirt (which has since sunk), and tried to make some sort of wild garden out of it. It became too wild. I'm now adding more dirt (after burning it down) by the wheelbarrow loads. The question is, NOW WHAT?! Any suggestions?
I´m jealous, such a wonderful place, Kathy!
I love lots of quiet!
The woods sound especially wonderful to kids.
corn varieties for freezing on the cob
Years ago, I grew corn that had a thin pencil cob and was intended for freezing the corn on the cob. I think it was Kandy Stick. It was delicious; I can't find the seeds anymore.
"Corn Bred in all Shapes and Sizes. Walton Galinat has developed thousands of varieties, from finger-size to two-foot-long ears. By Phyllis Hanes, Special to The Christian Science Monitor SEPTEMBER 20, 1989
"WALTHAM, MASS. — A FEW years ago, Walton C. Galinat invented a square ear of corn that won't roll around on your dinner plate. Butter doesn't slide off it, and it stacks neatly in freezer or refrigerator. But Dr. Galinat never intended this particular variety to be an ideal edible. He raised square corn only for research. It is his reconstruction of a missing link in corn's ancient, wild ancestor, teosinte. Dr. Galinat is one of the world's foremost authorities on the evolution of corn. He has bred more than 30,000 pedigrees of the plant. One important result of his research is the discovery of traits from earlier corn that can be bred into modern varieties to make them more useful. He also breeds corn for tenderness, long-lasting sweetness, and early maturity."
Kathy, sounds like you have a great place to live.
Yesterday, I pruned my Apricot tree. Took off all the very low branches, all the crossing branches, and opened the center for light.
Today, I put the last of my new seeds in tightly sealed, dry canning bottles, and put them in the freezer.
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