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finished, for the season

Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:00 pm

Frost, last Friday night, finished off the garden. Mowed down some corn stalks, plowed them under,disked,and finished planting rye, just before the rain started. , this afternoon. Ed

Re: finished, for the season

Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:08 pm

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Re: finished, for the season

Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:12 am

I planted donut seeds, a few times. No germination! Must be from the same seed source as Eugene's red clover came from. Ed

Re: finished, for the season

Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:18 am

Have to pull tomato plants. Too cool for them anymore. A few bean plants that have been nipped by light frost then only parsnips, carrots and cabbage remain. Rest of garden has been tilled.

Bob, seeds may not be ordered yet but the catalogues are arriving. Next years garden will of course be better than even the pictures. Sweet potato starts were planted last week for the mother plants for next year. Is that close enough to seeds? Vern

Added: One of those two hour later "I should have said things". :headbang
The germanition rate for my doughnut seeds was 127.6% but even though I fertilized with plenty of coffee grounds they never produced any doughnuts. We had to cook the leaves and eat them like spinach.
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Re: finished, for the season

Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:09 am

My garden is mowed off all except for the tomato plants. The frost has hit them on the outer edges, but still mostly green and still getting a few ripe tomatoes, so I will wait till they are done then mow them off and plow it for the fall.

Re: finished, for the season

Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:50 pm

v w wrote:Added: One of those two hour later "I should have said things". :headbang
The germanition rate for my doughnut seeds was 127.6% but even though I fertilized with plenty of coffee grounds they never produced any doughnuts. We had to cook the leaves and eat them like spinach.


Wonder if donuts are a long season crop, for the people below the Mason-Dixon line? Mine never germinated, so I won't know! Ed

Re: finished, for the season

Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:52 am

I have a pack of those somewhere. Burpee's I think. My Aunt gave them to me years ago when her family ran a hardware store. She said some people got VERY upset and didn't like the humor when the seeds were displayed on the rack with the other seeds. She also gave me a Rustoleum display radio flyer wagon , still NIB. Ethan already had a larger R/F wagon, so it never got opened. Had it almost 30 years.

Re: finished, for the season

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:11 pm

Hey Bob! I tried donut seed this year in NY, I started them in the greenhouse and set them out. The growing season is short here and what few donuts I got, had icing on.

Re: finished, for the season

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:37 pm

Ha ha! very funny, btw you sure live in a beautiful area !
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