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[ale] Way OT - Gardening



COOL!!!!! MANY thanks for the link to those seeds. will order many tonight.
yum!!!

Gonna play Jimbo Tomatoseed :-)


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Beddingfield, Allen <allen at ua.edu> wrote:

> Sounds like you enjoy your plants, too :)
> You should get some more seed and try your Garden Candy tomato again.
>  Looks like they can be had here:
> http://www.reneesgarden.com/seeds/packpg/veg/tomato-gardencandy.htm
>
> My favorite is German Queen for full-sized tomatoes...I usually plant
> 50-80 of them.
> Allen B.
>
>
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> Allen Beddingfield
> Systems Engineer
> The University of Alabama
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> Subject: Re: [ale] Way OT - Gardening
>
> Yay Food!
>
> I have a batch of the funny brown tomato seeds ready to start sprouting.
> The fruits look odd but are very, very tasty. Grape vines are in but not
> trellised yet (merlot in Georgia will be a challenge!) and the new fig tree
> is looking happy. I didn't get around to splitting out the root runner off
> the early blueberry bush (again) this winter and it looks better than the
> mother bush. The other 2 blueberries are fruiting out nicely.
>
> I'll probably plant some other stuff soon but I have such limited full sun
> it's hard to narrow down the choices. I've learned my lesson about sugar
> pie pumpkins - plant those AFTER July 1 so the squash vine wasp won't get
> them. We eat pumpkin pie for breakfast :-) YUM! way better than cheerios,
> poptarts or bagels.
>
> Oh. I also planted a cascade hops vine this year :-) I still need to set
> up the ling string to the gutter for it. It's got 3 good shoots now at
> nearly 3 feet up a pole.
>
> The plum tree from 7 years ago has never produced a single bloom as is
> likely to get the axe to make room for a dwarf apple or pear tree. Bummer.
> It was from a runner off a relatives plum tree that cranked out 15-25 lbs
> of red plums every year. the last apple tree I had got hit by a sudden
> April freeze that killed all the leave buds (3 days below 25F will do
> that). We had been getting really good cooking/canning apples from that
> one. I almost held a memorial service for it.
>
> We no longer get volunteer tomatoes from 8 years ago. We had a single
> plant called "garden candy" that put out a steady stream of thumb-sized
> sugar-sweet OMFG!!! tomatoes from June until frost. The birds hauled off a
> bunch and those seeds popped up plants for the next 4 years. The drought
> finally stopped all that fun. Very sad now but very happy then. Hard to
> collect seeds from it as we ate all before they made it inside. Not a
> single one EVER hit a salad :-)
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Beddingfield, Allen <allen at ua.edu<mailto:
> allen at ua.edu>> wrote:
> So, this is about as far off topic as one can stray, but I thought I would
> throw it out here for an afternoon diversion on this pretty spring day (at
> least it is a pretty spring day over here in Alabama :) )
> Are any of you into gardening? If so, what do you plant, and what have you
> already gotten in the ground for this season?
> I start most of my tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc... from seed, and I
> have them up and almost ready to set out.  I've been tilling during the
> brief periods when it has not been raining/too wet from rain, and I haven't
> been at work.
> I'm hoping to get the first round of tomatoes in the ground in the
> upcoming week, along with squash, corn, green beans, cucumbers, and lima
> beans.
> I start from seed and set out fresh batches of tomatoes at about 2-3 week
> intervals through August, giving me fresh tomatoes through Fall, so I have
> lots of tomato plants in various stages of growth.
> Lots of work, but I love my fresh vegetables almost as much as I love
> growing them :)
> Allen B.
>
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