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Offline fishwidow

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In the pole varieties, I’ve done Kentucky wonders and Purple Pods. Purple Pods is an old fashioned variety that is easy to pick because they are readily seen, being bright purple. Turn green when you cook them. Some of the newer varieties are more “stringless”.  I think they also are more tender and have a milder flavor.

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Looks like one of my Pear Trees didn't make it through the winter. I know some of you have pear trees. Dotch.....if I remember right you do. What varieties do any of you have/

Standard or Dwarf?
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this afternoon its go time........rest of the garden is getting planted!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
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roony also has pear trees, some of the same ones I do and at least one other one I think so feel free to chime in Art. I have a Patten & a Parker. I think the Patten is more the pollinator here. These are standard size trees. They were ~6'-7' tall when I got them prolly 8-10 years ago. They're over 15' tall now. They had some Ure's at FF & I darn near bit but I wasn't sure about how they'd work here. Turns out they'd be fine but when I went back there, they were gone, of course.  :doah:
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My pear trees are Luscious, Gourmet, and the other one is either a Patten or a Parker. I highly recommend the Luscious. It and the Gourmet need a pollinator like the Patten or Parker. These are all standard trees and they get large. Pick them before they get completely ripe.

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Thanks for the info guys. Those are all rated for zone 4. I live on the border of zone 3 and zone 4.....-30. Probably not going to make it here.
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this afternoon its go time........rest of the garden is getting planted!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
T H A N K     G O D!! ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:                   :scratch:  So what's  :violin: :cry: next?
 Shadow? No rain? The weeds?  :crazy: :pouty:                                   :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd: :evil:                                 
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 :pouty: nope... The abuse I get here. :confused: :pouty: :rotflmao:
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Thanks for the info guys. Those are all rated for zone 4. I live on the border of zone 3 and zone 4.....-30. Probably not going to make it here.

About the only two listed on the U of M list that might survive there are Golden Spice and Ure. Some folks south of town have a Golden Spice tree. It bears heavily some years and they give a bunch away when it does. They're small but tasty. Don't last long so have to eat them fast. Golden Spice is a pollinator for Ure in their listing. Sure you've seen this ken but posting it for others who might be interested in pears.

https://extension.umn.edu/fruit/growing-pears

 
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Ad of 3 pm today my garden is completely planted.  :happy1: now to get the fence up
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Ad of 3 pm today my garden is completely planted. now to get the fence up
Shouldn't that been your first step  :scratch:

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Ad of 3 pm today my garden is completely planted. now to get the fence up
Shouldn't that been your first step  :scratch:
nope, get it all planted then the fence. Fence is a PITA to manuever around. :confused:
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I gots a handy dandy gate on mine, it only comes down to till, keeps the hounds out in the off season.

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this afternoon its go time........rest of the garden is getting planted!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
T H A N K     G O D!! ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:                   :scratch:  So what's  :violin: :cry: next?
 Shadow? No rain? The weeds?  :crazy: :pouty:                                   :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd: :evil:                                 
:oops1: Looks like I forgot 1 :doah: :bonk:....................................the fence.  :rolleyes:              ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:       
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Supposed to be HOT next week.....mid to upper 80's No rain here. Time to get most of my garden in except tomatoes and peppers and melons. Good planting weather. Started dethatching my lawn today.....finishing tomorrow.

Went crappie fishing today with my brother. caught around 50. Crappies for supper.
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Ken, are ytou not planting the tomatoes, melons and peppers yet because of the threat of possible frost up your way yet???????
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Frost is possible till the end of the month. My plants of those 3 can still stay in my greenhouse for another 2 weeks or so. Although supposed to be mid 80's for a few days. I am just planting potatoes, carrots, spinach, beets. Plus my broccoli, cauliflower, romaine, pak choi, kohlrabies, basil, parsley are in the greenhouse and now ready to go in the ground today.
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Got the new garden area tilled up last night. Purty dry altho we do have water access so at least for transplants, it'll work. Wasn't sure how big it was so measured it. It's 17' x 100'. One thing's for sure: I must've picked the rockiest spot on the farm! Be nice to get a rain so I can see them & pick them up. May move the pasture fence & widen it so I pick up some of the better soil towards the west end. One good thing, it hasn't been in crop or garden for over 30 years. Disease pressure should be pretty light. Wireworms might be my main concern but I'm ready for them.
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Got the new garden area tilled up last night. Purty dry altho we do have water access so at least for transplants, it'll work. Wasn't sure how big it was so measured it. It's 17' x 100'. One thing's for sure: I must've picked the rockiest spot on the farm! Be nice to get a rain so I can see them & pick them up. May move the pasture fence & widen it so I pick up some of the better soil towards the west end. One good thing, it hasn't been in crop or garden for over 30 years. Disease pressure should be pretty light. Wireworms might be may main concern but I'm ready for them.
good thing you have alot of time on your hands, to pick them rocks.. :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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I have a couple of plastic barrels.  I see people make stands for them after they cut them in half for a raised garden.  I may do that.  Anyone here do that?  I will cut them the long way.  You can also cut them in half so each is a round raised garden. 

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No! No! No! NO raised gardens. Must make gardening as miserable as possible by picking rocks!  :shocked:  :rotflmao:

Just about the time I thought they were going to bolt, the March 9th planted radishes come thru. They're interesting to eat. Little flamethrowers with a sweet aftertaste. More like the fall radishes I've raised only smaller.  :cool:

 
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Rain......about time.
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I added on to my raised garden bed....
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Nice setup HD.  I know we have talked about this before and I like the not bending over deal greatly.  What are the dimensions of the big boxes?  I see  4x4's for legs and 1 x ? for sides.  What is the bottom?

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and what kind of wood??  green treated, cedar etc.???
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Mines coming along nicely!!!
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Nice looking garden Glenn.  Very nice!

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Red cedar Mikey.....
 4 foot wide, 8 feet long.
1x10 sides.... I used cedar dog eared fence planks for the bottom. They last 3 to 4 years, then need replacement. Legs are 4x4 cedar.
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Nice looking garden Glenn.  Very nice!
thanks LPS!!!!!!!!!! :happy1: when my grandma was still alive, she's stop occasionally when she visited at the nursing home people she new. she'd always stop to inspect my garden.

mom told me one time everyone in richmond new i had the best garden cause she told everyone she knew and it got back to my mom!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao: kinda made me proud........
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