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    Good morning! I was given a book last year by my...

    Good morning! I was given a book last year by my chilrdren called "Carrots love Tomotaes" and it was about campanion farming and gardening. Some plants (like the onions) inhibit other plants (like...
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    well, all I did was left mine out all winter...

    well, all I did was left mine out all winter through two ice storms (nothern Texas area). Then all of a sudden it it exploded in growth this spring. Photo #1 - about a month after transplant. Photo...
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    And now it's gone... sadness! I followed my wif's...

    And now it's gone... sadness! I followed my wif's advice and pinched the top so it "would" bush. Well, it didn't... It looks like it went into shock and died..... unless it's got an extremely short...
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    It's come back - ! slowly, patiently - two...

    It's come back - !

    slowly, patiently - two little green sprouts have returned from the dead dormant twig that was sticking out of the pot I kept watering all winter. I pinched of a top bud in...
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    1/1/1 or :) :| :(

    Crap! (I hope I can say that.... sorry, Newt) So I cut into them. The oldest, is amost mealy, just on the cusp (pic 1 and 4), but it's very sweet. I'll claim that as a good melon, therefore the first...
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    a little over a month later

    Ok, so, this time I patiently waited through some more heat (+100) for a few days and then it dropped into the mid 90's and the last two weeks we've had rain, rain, rain because of a stalled low...
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    Newt's a great teacher -

    following her example of when I posted my whatzit question and she found buffalobur, I googled "orange flower thistle" and it lead me to a plant identifying link that said your plant was safflower.
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    Wasn't ready.....

    Well, doesn't that just beat all? I cut the latest open and it looks about 2-3 weeks from being ready. Durnit!!!!

    Does anybody have a sure fire way to tell when a melon is ripe?

    Tall.......
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    Stardate 8/12/09 - two weeks later

    Just cut the biggest one off the vine - pic #1 and #2.

    Five others have started growing - and I've learned (or so I think) that rather than cut the grass from under the vines, I just go out every...
  10. Thread: Ouch......

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    This Buffalo Burr is getting around

    banddaddyd, I had (being as it has since been removed) this very plant amidst my garden and it appeared right next to my melon plants. Newt sent me this:

    Hi Tall,

    So glad to know your garden is...
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    Tall's patch.....

    ok, I tried growing some pumpkins from seed, too, and had two seedlings take off in the house this spring. So, I replanted them on the other side of the oleanders from my sugar baby melons to see how...
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    a couple more pictures.......

    I put boards under the kids to keep them form the mud and the bugs. More tips from coworkers.....

    One more of the babies starting to grow big 'n' strong......

    Tall...........
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    Two weeks later....

    This last week we experienced a drop in temprature from 100's down to the low 90's, high humidity and periodical rain each night and during the day. I removed some of the boards from my "adjustable...
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    Objective now planned for this weekend

    Thank you, Lilypotter - I will replant to a lighter soil this weekend and move out of the direct afternoon window light. It's a weird little plant. :confused:

    One minute it's acting like it's...
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    So the melon saga continues....

    decided to harvest my big boy. It had a nice thump, nice and weighty, full color. Stem hadn't started to brown, yet, but it had the yellow belly, so I thought it might be time. After putting it in...
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    Stevia?

    Some friends of mine who know I am enjoying growing herbs and plants and vegetables left a stevia plant on my front door. Don't know where exactly or who, but I brought it is and repotted it and set...
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    I had some sandy loam that had been excavated...

    I had some sandy loam that had been excavated during a backyard renovation project last year and I had a pile of about 20 wheelbarrows worth that I finally flattened to fill in a corner of my...
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    Great melon site!!!

    Thanks!

    I was going to ask about watering (quote below from the site):

    Watering

    Watering melons can be tricky. Because the roots need air for good health it's necessary to space the...
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    Watermelon vine trellis?

    I'm intersted in what you're planning. I don't have an answer, but I intrigued on your thought to support the weighty fruit off the ground:confused:.......

    Living in suburban north Texas, I have a...
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    In mourning this morning...

    But, in asking around within my local "farming" community (folks with crop knowledge I work with that come from various states like Mississippi and Louisiana) said this reaction was due to the plant...
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    Sadness!

    What would cause such a thing?????

    Tall..............
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    Cool!

    I'll be pulling those suckers tonight. I had no idea. I had heard something about the likes of this, but I was also wondering why my beefsteaks were producing and my cherries had two little babies on...
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    Spot on!

    Newt - first of all, a most humble apology for the mistaken gender. This, like planting cantelopes next to watermelons, will not happen again.

    Secondly - good call! Your idenitifying this as...
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    Weed or squash?

    Good morning - I have started to learn how to grow, and some things have taken off (Basil is going to be my "money" crop) and some things not. I created a mixed plant variety raised bed on the north...
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