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Comment by Idaho Spud on February 18, 2017 at 1:34pm

Kathy, sounds like you have a great place to live.

Comment by kathy: ky on February 18, 2017 at 1:15pm
I should have said chestnuts are better roasted. I'm sure they are edible even if they aren't.
There is a wild persimmon tree in the back yard and a hickory in the front. A black walnut at the edge of the driveway. A chestnut tree and a pawpaw in the woods that join us.
We're isolated by the woods. The adjoining forty acres are owned by my friend and neighbor so I can forage them at will. I did a lot more foraging when I was a few years younger :)
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 18, 2017 at 10:46am

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.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 18, 2017 at 10:40am

Years ago I bought some Chestnuts from a grocery store, but didn't like the taste at all.  Perhaps I didn't bake them long enough.

Comment by kathy: ky on February 18, 2017 at 8:56am
Chestnut trees grow wild here. To be edible they need to be baked in the shells for about twenty minutes.
Black walnuts are also close by. And hickory but I've never tried the hickory nuts.
Comment by Plinius on February 18, 2017 at 8:27am

I can understand that, Randall, I grew up in the post war poverty. I still try very hard not to waste food, but I´ve stopped eating leftovers like I was taught. It causes weight problems.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 18, 2017 at 7:26am

Daniel, you've got me curious. I'm not sure if I know what chestnuts even taste like. They're surely not the same as the water chestnuts in chop suey, etc.? I'll have to google both of them when I'm done here.  In any case, I'm glad to see you're getting into planting nut trees.

Chris, my arugula comes up voluntarily in my garden (since it usually goes to seed). I hate to see it go to waste, and it is pretty. So I do mix it in my salads, but still, it's too strong for me to really enjoy.  I'm one of those persons that will drink milk that's soured just so not to dump it down the drain! Such a product of "the great depression" parents!

Comment by Plinius on February 18, 2017 at 12:17am

Arugula  best in a mixed salad.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 17, 2017 at 7:03am
Spud, I'll have to watch that Steve Martin movie. I love him.
Arugula is such a pungent lettuce. I'm really not a fan.
Comment by kathy: ky on February 16, 2017 at 9:10pm
Spud, I just dropped a few seeds at the end of the tomato row. The cotton didn't take up much room at all.
Daniels trees look like what we call scrubs around here. The ones left over after the good trees have been harvested out. Then the scrubs get larger but they don't usually make straight, sturdy, trees.

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