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FantasyWriter

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #500 on: June 16, 2017, 03:34:48 PM »
I don't wanna be shot or I would come help you develop that land. Hahahaha.

Sigh. I have -definitely- got to get my concealed carry permit now. :(
Worst case scenario, I improve the quality and look of the block as I collect it, decide the area isn't worth the risk, and sell it to a real developer who puts another truck depot on it. :(
Best case. I help make the neighborhood a little prettier, learn a lot, teach a lot, and have a successful startup.  I am just a few blocks south of the "g" in "gentrification" in the attached map and hoping that I can help it spread that way as well.

Also, I saw two rabbits running across the road the other day. :D

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boog

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #501 on: June 16, 2017, 03:44:12 PM »
I was ripping up weeds in the garden today and scared a rabbit away.

It made me squawk.
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Refugee

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« Reply #502 on: June 16, 2017, 04:35:39 PM »
Where are you living Refugee, if you don't mind saying?

Pulaski County, KY.



Sorry for the poor quality but I was in the truck rolling along the main drag here this morning...
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« Reply #503 on: June 16, 2017, 04:40:08 PM »
I swear to God, there's a Pulaski -something- in almost every state!

I lived near Pulaski, NY, but they pronounced it Puh-lass-sky.

In Indiana, when I lived in that shithole, there was a Puh-lass-ski.

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE IT? This is important.
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Refugee

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #504 on: June 16, 2017, 04:50:59 PM »
You're right, that Pulaski guy was something else!  In Illinois he had his own special holiday.

I remember learning about him in 7th grade Kentucky History.  Well all I really remember is the picture of him on his horse with the funny helmet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Pulaski

We pronounce it Pew-lass-key with the emphasis on the middle syllable.
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Refugee

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #505 on: June 16, 2017, 05:15:30 PM »
I was ripping up weeds in the garden today and scared a rabbit away.

It made me squawk.

Maybe it was a vorpal bunny.  Did you have your holy hand grenade?

Melkor

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #506 on: June 16, 2017, 08:21:19 PM »
The boogbunny, with eyes of flame, came whiffling through the tulgey wood and burbled as it came.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

Refugee

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #507 on: June 16, 2017, 09:14:00 PM »
 ;D

Melkor

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« Reply #508 on: June 17, 2017, 03:03:50 PM »
Yo, everybody. I'm driving down south to my old lands, so I'll take some pictures of the quarter-acre tropical orchard I had going on.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

Miradus

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« Reply #509 on: June 17, 2017, 03:09:46 PM »
Yo, everybody. I'm driving down south to my old lands, so I'll take some pictures of the quarter-acre tropical orchard I had going on.

Tropical? Damn! How far south? :)

Melkor

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #510 on: June 17, 2017, 04:01:37 PM »
Mangos, coconuts, and sugar-cane type tropical. :D
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

Miradus

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #511 on: June 18, 2017, 09:29:28 AM »
I've never lived anywhere I could grow anything tropical.

Soon ... so soon.

I postponed my trip to Hawaii for a couple of weeks while I have plenty of work but by July I'm heading out. I am very anxious to pick up land.

Meanwhile I'm rereading the works of Arthur Young. If you like the conjunction of history and agriculture, it's a must read.

Melkor

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #512 on: June 18, 2017, 12:25:56 PM »
Could you recommend a particular work?
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

Miradus

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #513 on: June 18, 2017, 12:54:21 PM »
Could you recommend a particular work?

Try View on the Agriculture of Oxfordshire.

These are old books in the public domain, but what I like about them is his views on soil fertility as the true wealth of the nation and legacy of a farmer to his sons.

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #514 on: June 18, 2017, 04:34:09 PM »
I think I snapped off the main branch of one of my tomatoes while trying to tie it today. Fuck.

We have had two big storms with high winds lately and a bunch of my stuff all kinda wept and fell over.

Sigh.

Oh, and one of my San Marzanos is catfaced. A catfaced fucking Roma. What the hell.
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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #515 on: June 18, 2017, 06:34:04 PM »
Y'all have to help me find the Mammoth Blackberry to buy.

It's wilt resistant.

Let's do this TOGETHER.

(Literally, the only things I find about its existence are newspaper articles, lul.)
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Refugee

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #516 on: June 18, 2017, 06:47:14 PM »
Wow, search engines only turned up old ads for mammoth blackberries, like 1920ish.

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #517 on: June 19, 2017, 01:43:24 AM »
Not very good reviews, but is this them?
 
The description of Cory's Thornless Mammoth Blackberries in some news article from 1916 seems to be pretty similar to these enormous things...
 


FantasyWriter

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #518 on: June 19, 2017, 07:56:42 AM »
Non mine unfortunately, but this is another MS homesteader/vlogger whom I follow on youtube.
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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #519 on: June 19, 2017, 08:16:44 AM »
We can't stop here! This is bat country!

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #520 on: June 19, 2017, 10:07:49 AM »
Not very good reviews, but is this them?
 
The description of Cory's Thornless Mammoth Blackberries in some news article from 1916 seems to be pretty similar to these enormous things...
 


Cory's Thornless IS a wilt resistant variety. I hadn't found any of those either. And blackberries (berries/fruits in general) are hard to propagate from seed, I believe.

THE SEARCH IS ON NOW. *rolls up sleeves*
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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #521 on: June 19, 2017, 03:30:06 PM »
It's been raining almost every day so I barely have to do anything except watch for pests and harvest yummies.

I have mixed feelings about this. I love spending time out there, but there's not much to do now!
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Refugee

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #522 on: June 19, 2017, 07:39:04 PM »
Raining every day here too.  I'm annoyed because we can't get pipe laid up the hill when it's muddy, even with a 4wd tractor.  So we've got 500' of garden hose to come up to the cabin for now.

But the rain sure dumps down the heat for a bit and that's welcome.

Everyone was telling us that because of our steep hill, we'd have no pressure.  I did the math and was sure they were wrong.  But it just blew the side out of a brand new medium-duty garden hose.  I didn't expect -that-.

Time for a pressure reducer and a hose repair kit...

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #523 on: June 20, 2017, 12:03:51 AM »
Pouring rain every day in florida, as well.

Does think link work, y'all?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-rjoeAQKJNpSVU4Z1QtV082SGc


If so, It is my family's lot down south. When I visited, I harvested 10 coconuts, about 100 mangos of 3 different cultivars, tons of clippings.

The avocados and ackee are all too young to harvest. I was too late for the custard-apple. The Jackfruit tree is fruiting for the first time EVER. I am too early for the eggfruit tree. Too early for the Rambutan. Idk about the starfruit. I forget when that fruits. And there is one tree that makes these weird little green-yellow-orange-red fruits with a skin like a grape and a big seed, that has not yet fruited this year.

I'll go back in a couple months for avocados.
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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

Miradus

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Re: Gardening/Horticulture/Agriculture Thread
« Reply #524 on: June 20, 2017, 11:41:55 AM »

You know what bothers me about South Florida?

LAWNS.

It's pretty much the only tropical growing climate in the continental United States. Every square inch of it ought to be devoted to tropical agriculture.

I freaked out looking at those pictures. There should be more of that!