Garden, and REAL food Quest 2019

Discussion in 'Food Preparation, Camp Cooking and Recipes' started by barney, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. bondhu

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    Okay Barney what did I screw up on these german Johnson’s
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  2. barney

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    It's low potassium levels for sure. One of my old "glass house" production books from the 60s always stressed the importance of K in fruit quality and yield. They said to incorporate way more K than the crop required as insurance. I keep, and feed potassium sulfate a time or two during fruit set. This year I used potassium nitrate as a side dress a couple of times during fruit set.

    Another thing I learned the hard way was, even if you have adequate potassium levels in the root zone, the plants can't use it if it's not in liquid form. Therefore I keep moisture levels higher than recommended throughout fruit set. The next clusters of fruit up the plant could be better depending on soil moisture levels during their maturity.
     
  3. bondhu

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  4. barney

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    Looks great! I will probably pick juicers again this afternoon.
     
  5. bondhu

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    barney I need to thank you again for suggesting Montauk, it truly is a damn fine corn. Bodacious and Serendipity are good but that Montauk fills out great and is ever so sweet!
     
  6. barney

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    You're very welcome, Sir!
    I've been growing it since introduction, but just learned last year that it is one of the highest producers on the market. Meaning plant and row spacing can be tightened up. I did that this year and Montauk is still pumping out incredibly delicious ears in a lot less space.
     
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  7. Sounds like a good variety to fill up a raised bed with tight.
     
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  8. barney

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    Headed to the juicer tomorrow.
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  9. Nock

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    I’ll have to remember that corn next year.
     
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  10. barney

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    I started digging my music fruit this afternoon because I like for them to cure for a week or so in warmer temperatures to set the skin. I dug up the row about 8 feet and got these.
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    After I put em in the shed to cure, I decided to go back and dig another 8 feet and got these. About 50 feet of row to go.
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  11. Munson

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    Lookin good @barney, I got an uncle that takes a special kinda pride in his sweet taters. This year they rotted in the ground and it killed his soul as if he lost the farm. Then the last flood we got wiped out his late corn etc... most the county got 2.5 inches and he got 4". I tried to cheer him up telling him about the canoe/kayak rental place in the gorge lost 40+ vessels and had to evacuate the camp sites at 2AM... didn't help lol.
     
  12. barney

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    I hate to hear that. I know all to well that heart sinking feeling, It happens every so often. I've learned to mark it down as experience, and make plans for next year. Nothing is lost.
     
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    Definitely looking like fall at my place too.
     
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  14. barney

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  15. rcb216

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    There ain’t that much flat land in my county. Would know how to act with it
     
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