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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Year of the Patriot: Gardens
« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2021, 08:01:12 pm »
My girlfriend had really poor germination in her garden, I had 3 hills of watermelon without the first seed coming up, I started round two for both of us today, a sure fire way to get healthy plants. I tried some rooting compound on some of my best varieties of tomatoes' suckers to see how fast they root.


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« Reply #91 on: June 11, 2021, 10:17:04 am »
Update;

I am trying squash on a trellis, you have to prune and tie up the plants according to youtube, this is just an experiment.

My cucumbers are producing, almost pickle time, that is dill in the foreground.


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« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2021, 10:37:49 am »
Gettin' hot here in the middle of the Mid-West so need to go out this morning and pick what spinach that I have . Beans are starting to blossom so should have some to pick by the 4th.  :OK

Offline Eric Krewson

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« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2021, 01:05:39 pm »
Anybody have any experience with cotton gin waste as a soil builder? There is a gin about 15 miles from the house that gives it away for free, a friend says it is better than manure.

My only concern would be the defoliant they often spray on the cotton prior to combining it to get rid of the leaves on the cotton plant to have less crud in the picked cotton.

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« Reply #94 on: June 12, 2021, 10:35:04 am »
Thought they combine blows it back on foeld and they burn it. What they do in MO.

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Re: Year of the Patriot: Gardens
« Reply #95 on: June 12, 2021, 05:44:21 pm »
They do with the stubble, the gin waste is what is left after they run the cotton through the gin, short fibers, seed hulls and any trash that comes through from the combine.


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« Reply #96 on: June 12, 2021, 10:15:37 pm »
If it rots you may compost it and get a ph on it. Prolly take a ton of water to compost it. Whomever disposes of it should know what its good for i would think Eric.

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« Reply #97 on: June 13, 2021, 09:01:20 am »
Eric around here dairy farmers use to feed the cotton seeds to their cows. They stopped because of the weed seeds. The had some nasty weeds. Iím afraid thatís all the information I have about cotton waist.

Itís been a while but I got my crops planted.

Spring started early here and lots of sugar beets got planted in March. Most of those are looking really good now. I waited till 4-7-21 and planted my first two fields in what seemed to be perfect conditions. They were just pushing out of the ground when it got down to 19 degrees here and stay cold for three nights. That was very bad timing for my early beets. They can handle the cold , but they our very delicate as they are emerging from ground and still donít have their leaves opened up. I had to many at that stage and had to replant my first two fields. I planted my second batch starting 4-17-21 and those all came up great.

Itís been dry. And either to hot or to cold this spring. Late April and early may turned cold again and I waited to plant corn. Started Planting corn 5-13-21 in very good conditions and hot. The corn emerged in a week with perfect stand and  very even emergence. Then my soybeans. Then we got another light frost that dinged the corn. Fortunately it didnít hurt the soybeans. The corn grew out of it the soybeans wouldnít have if they had been injured.

Memorial Day I started planting Navy beans.
Still dry, but enough moisture for germination. Hot which navy seed likes. I planted them very deep as no rain in forecast to amount to anything. That was a good call and my Navy seed came up perfect. Even as deep as I planted them they were up in 6 days.

We are still dry dry. Our wheat is really hurting. The rest of our crops are small enough so far that they are hanging in there pretty good so far.

Got sweet corn planted and up in garden. Watermelon I started in containers. That stuff took forever to sprout.

A few strawberries ripe.( thatís pretty early for here) asparagus was good but could have used more rain. Rhubarb to.

Donít have many pictures but Iíll try to post a couple.

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Re: Year of the Patriot: Gardens
« Reply #98 on: June 13, 2021, 09:11:09 am »
First picture is sugar beet plant ready to emerge. When they freeze hard at this stage just starting to emerge itís a crap shoot. Some make it and some donít. Unfortunately I had to many that didnít.
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« Reply #99 on: June 13, 2021, 09:14:24 am »
Hereís field of sugar beets I planted 4-17.
They take awhile to get this size. Once they get here they grow pretty fast. They will soon be needing some rain.
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« Reply #100 on: June 13, 2021, 09:16:55 am »
This is first field of Navy Beans. This field can be very challenging to get beans up in. Heavy ground . I donít think I ever got them to come up this even in this field before. They are off to a good start.
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« Reply #101 on: June 13, 2021, 09:27:35 am »
Wet here and cool. Wet and cool is no good for some garden stuff. Our wheat wiill some out soon as we get some dry weather. Our corn is behind a  a bit but with all this rain we are catching up.

Was at Pappys on Friday and it rained like monsoon season in Laos. Next thing ya know a wall of water came down the hillside. Thought we was gonna lose the pik-a-nic tables under the over head. Was nuts. Had dive in a save some hide tanning stuff going down the gully. Almost slipped into the gully. Water was doing 40 mile per hour prolly. It tore chit up purty gud.

We've had feet of rain this year. Was dry early but lately rivers are way up. Hope we dont get two months of no rain. That would be bad.

Them some flat fields, cept for color of dirt looks like the west bank of the mighty Mo in Iowa BJ.



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Re: Year of the Patriot: Gardens
« Reply #102 on: June 13, 2021, 10:26:59 am »
Yup definitely flat landers here. Although we do have a lot of fall towards the big lake. The water really moves fast towards the lake here to and can really wash stuff out.

The field with the Navy Beans is really flat. One of the things that makes it so challenging to farm. It was my grandpaís farm. Itís really good dirt but you just donít get away with farming it even slightly on the wet side. If you do get everything perfect and then get a big rain it likes to have water laying over entire field and most crops (especially Navy Beans) donít like that. So far so good.

We have been using a lot of cover crops for several years now and it is changing our soil structure. They do cause several problems and add a lot of extra challenges of their own. We are pretty dedicated to using them now though and they are really gaining popularity in this area.

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Re: Year of the Patriot: Gardens
« Reply #103 on: June 13, 2021, 10:47:15 am »
This is my Rye cover crop seeded after harvesting sugar beets late last October. The picture was taken late February as soon as snow was gone.

I let it get about a foot and a half tall then kill it before I plant my Navy Beans. I plant my sugar beets right into it while it is still growing. It is a good way to keep wind erosion from blowing off my small sugar beets. I also plant my corn and soybeans into it. Sometimes killing it prior to planting and sometimes after.

The wildlife love it. I saw deer, Fox, coyote, turkey, pheasant, rabbit and of course groundhogs enjoying it.The soil loves it. It captures nutrients and holds soil in place. The residue incorporated into the soil helps the ground perk.

It does take a lot of management though. Getting it planted. Deciding when to terminate it. Iím glad I killed it when I did this year. If itís dry it uses up your moisture if you leave it to long. If you terminate it and it gets wet it makes a mat that stops your ground from drying enough to plant.

Itís just another challenge in a already challenging job.

Good Luck with all your gardens. I always enjoy seeing your work.

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Re: Year of the Patriot: Gardens
« Reply #104 on: June 13, 2021, 10:48:13 am »
Forgot the picture
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