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Corn + Ammonia Nitrate = Shazam wizbang bang boom!

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by CrealCritter, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Jul 24, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Grand daughter

    in sweet corn
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    In okra
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    Next to flowers
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  2. Jul 24, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    Ahhhhhhh! Great pics - might be a pic of the week in there somewhere....:)
     
  3. Jul 25, 2018
    baymule

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    You got a great garden helper!
     
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  4. Jul 25, 2018
    Mini Horses

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    DGD is lovely! She likes the flowers...:love

    I've pretty much given up on my garden. Between work & too much rain, I have a pasture again. :D Will till and plant for Fall stuff. NEXT year I want/plan to be home more & do better.

    So, what's wrong with a few stripes in the peppers? If the taste good & do what you want, color isn't important.

    You know, I've had people buy mini horses from me BECAUSE of the color, alone. Another with better conformation was passed because of color. $$in my pocket but, their loss. :D So consider if all else with those peppers is "ok".
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2018
    sumi

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    Lovely garden and lovely DGD!
     
  6. Jul 25, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    What's wrong with them? Nothing really just look a little off I reckon. I mean who would want to eat a stripped pepper? Maybe lots of people?

    You just gave me an idea. What if I could pull off crossing a red bell and Ivory bell and call it candy striper?
     
  7. Jul 25, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Peppers, a few of them are for my evil crossing experiments. But most of them are for eating.
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    More peppers and tomatoes. I'm pretty much done with tomato crossing. I'm happy with them for now. I only put in 6 - 1/2 rows od tomatoes this year since last year we were over run with tomatoes but I doubled down on the peppers.
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    Mini Horses

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    A lot of people buy different veggies because of the color variations! Think about it -- you buy green peppers @ 50-75 cents each at the store....look at the red, yellow & orange they are at least double the price. Basically, same with fancy color. Tomatoes -- all colors, sizes, shapes -- yes, some even obviously striped. Eggplant, okra, green beans, cauliflower, carrots -- all have varieties with COLOR.

    I believe a "candy striper" would be lovely! Go for it.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Ole corn / bachelor button flowers sure are pretty this year. My daughter in-law was just admiring them and labled me "Mr. Green Thumb" because I can grow pretty flowers. Boy is she easily fooled... Little does she know these flowers are a cake walk to grow, I don't do hard to grow and I only plant them for japanese beatle control.
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  10. Jul 26, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    They are beautimous for sure!
     

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