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Or, am I just being too curmudgeonly?
Some of my blackberries are venturing out of my yard and growing in the alley. Also leaning over the sidewalk. Officially, they're on city property, but I get a little annoyed when adults pick large amounts of them without asking me. Asking me first just seems like the neighborly thing to do.
Randy & Daniel, your talk and pictures of corn keeps making my mouth water. Therefore, I plan on planting some next spring.
I love fresh corn, so I'll find a good sunny spot for it, so when you make my mouth water next year, I can go outside and satisfy my craving.
It's just a backyard plot 40' x 60' big. It's on an old barn site, full of stones and fill dirt. I had it tested (Purdue) years ago and continue to test it myself. It's very alkaline, which I try to counter all the time.
Since I have access to my kid's vegetables, it's no big deal my garden suffers. But it's nice to be able to run out there and grab something just before supper--like sweet corn (which did well, by the way).
The issue with the vines, are you talking about a plot of land in your backyard or farming? I was wondering when was the last time you had your soil tested for nutrients....
It's been a very disappointing season for vining vegetables. No melons of any variety, no pumpkins, and 5 acorn squash. My tomato plants have either died or look horrible. I don't know the reason--perhaps the weather. But I suspect it's more than that because, in the case of squash, they get worse every year. And yes, I rotate.
I had a torn rotor cuff in my right shoulder (one of the many body parts that is falling apart) I first had corticosteroid injections. It helped but it only lasted about three weeks. After 6 months of therapy the doctor decided surgery was the best option. The first 5 weeks after surgery was painful. It took me 7 months to recover and about 14 months to get complete mobility. I still have restrictions like reaching up and behind but not much pain. Gets worse in cold ,damp weather. I still get injections for the lower back and I hate it. The injections are not so bad.. it is the steroids that makes me nauseous, weak, and irritable for about a week. For some people steroids isn't a problem but for me it is a dread.
Giant pumpkins are amazing. The largest one was 2,624.6 lb. I hope to get a chance to see one of those behemoths some day.
If I do, I'll be tempted to ask "But how does it taste?"
1,469 lb pumpkin!
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