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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Azalea's are in bloom.
    Yes, we love azaleas. It is a little early here for blooms but won't be long. If interested, I'll post some pictures on this thread.
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Ornamental Cabbage.
    No, our summers in East Texas are too hot and too humid for cool weather plants.
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Ornamental Cabbage.
    Thanks. No secrets really. I think it does well here because of our mild winters in East Texas. I just pitch some composted stuff in...
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    Meadowlark posted the thread Ornamental Cabbage in Vegetables.
    Ornamental cabbage puts on a flowerly show all winter here in East Texas. You could eat them, but they have been bred for looks, not...
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Turnips.
    How did they turn out for you? Probably one of the most underappreciated veggies in the garden. I'll admit its an acquired taste...and...
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    Meadowlark reacted to cpp gardener's post in the thread Nutgrass with Like Like.
    Molasses won't really kill it, the only thing you can do is pull it for temporary removal or use a chemical control like...
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Nutgrass.
    I agree w/cpp....and would add, 6 months of good old fashioned weeding will do the trick...followed by annual weeding diligence...
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Turnips.
    I love to grow turnips...both for eating and as a cover crop. Have many dozens growing right now in my garden. IMO, turnips are best...
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Corn in Phoenix.
    DrMike27, one observation FWIW.... From the picture it appears that the stalks are pretty much all different sizes...indicating...
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    DrMike27, could you clarify what you meant by topper? Is that a fertilizer or something else and how much applied?
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Corn in Phoenix.
    Sorry to say it isn't going to do well in all likelihood. First, it does not grow well in planters nor as a transplant. It likes its...
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    Meadowlark reacted to headfullofbees's post in the thread Growing Beets with Like Like.
    The Dutch have a delicacy whereby hard-boiled eggs are pickled with beetroot...
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Growing Beets.
    Here's a typical harvest at about 170 days....and it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without pickled beets, delicious
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Corn seeds not sprouting.
    Depends on your soil test...but in general they are heavy feeders that require rich soil and neutral ph. N2 is critical especially once...
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    Meadowlark replied to the thread Watermelon not growing.
    Yep, the watermelon around here is started well after corn planting and both are well before end of May. Both need very hot very long...
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