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Comment by kathy: ky on September 20, 2014 at 11:15pm
That's wonderful Idaho. I guess my dogs name is Stop It Dammit.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 20, 2014 at 8:25am

Randy, are the pods still green?  When I harvested dry beans many years ago I seem to remember letting my pods dry completely, and then they just about fall open.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 20, 2014 at 7:56am

Randy, I don't know where you can buy ginger made to grow.  I was just about ready to research it when mine sprouted.

I got mine from the grocery store, and figured it had chemicals on it to keep it from sprouting, so I did what some sites recommended. Before planting, I soaked it in H20 for a day, with several changes of water.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 20, 2014 at 7:15am

Spud, neato! I've never grown ginger. Can you purchase it at a garden store? I need to research it.

I let my green beans mature, and now they're drying out. Not sure how to get the beans out of the pods. Any suggestions?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 19, 2014 at 10:38am

After a month, my Ginger plant has a sprout above the compost in my large pot.  Last evening, I noticed a bump in the compost, brushed it aside, and saw the sprout just at the surface.  This morning, only 12 hours later, it's 1 inch tall.

For 3 weeks I kept it at an average of 50 % relative humidity, and 79 F.  The last week I kept it at 85 F.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2014 at 7:05am

Crap. I forgot to plant fall peas. Too late now. Oh well--the variety I used in the spring was awful.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2014 at 8:32am

Two days ago, for the first time, I planted peas in the fall.  It's late for fall peas, but I mostly did it for a nitrogen-fixing cover crop, and to see what happens.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2014 at 7:28am

Don, yep. Now's my time to dig garlic.  What I don't find, plus the scattered seed tops, grows in the spring. Nothing fancy or difficult. I'm probably doing it all wrong, but it works for me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 17, 2014 at 12:09pm

Our family tradition, and probably based on some old Farmers Almanac, plant garlic on the shortest day of the year and harvest it on the longest day. 

We can't plant anything on the shortest day, usually, because of frozen ground. I finish my autumn planting during the month of October. I have to turn our outside water off and drain pipes because we always have an early killing frost and broken pipes if I wait. So, my rule is, first week of Oct. blow out the water pipes. 

Comment by Don on September 17, 2014 at 8:51am

You're pulling your garlic now, Randall?  Hereabouts, we're getting ready to plant garlic--in about a month.  It needs to winter over for good growth in this climate.  We harvest ours (stiffneck) in the summer, before the end of July, after the scapes have made a full turn.  It comes up easily after I loosen the bed a bit with a fork.


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