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    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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    Ornamental Cabbage

    No, our summers in East Texas are too hot and too humid for cool weather plants.
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    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 the wheelbarrow and set them out in the fall. They do the rest.
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    Ornamental Cabbage

    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 flavor. Their leaves have been hybridized to feature purple, rosy, and creamy white colors, making them look more like large flowers than vegetables. Flowering...
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    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 growing up poor with not much else to eat in the winter probably affects that taste, lol...but I love turnips....and have buckets and buckets of them. I...
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    Nutgrass

    I agree w/cpp....and would add, 6 months of good old fashioned weeding will do the trick...followed by annual weeding diligence practices and the use of cover crops. Over time, with cover crops, nutgrass just isn't a problem at all, but it does take some time. As an example, pictured below is...
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    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 eaten raw...peeled and sliced with salt shaker in hand. Delicious. The best cooking recipe I've had is really no recipe at all...just season to taste. Peel and...
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    Corn in Phoenix

    DrMike27, one observation FWIW.... From the picture it appears that the stalks are pretty much all different sizes...indicating possibly slightly different germination times for each seed. This will result in different times for peak pollen production...just a few days can be critical to...
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    WTF happened to my beautiful winter rye?!

    DrMike27, could you clarify what you meant by topper? Is that a fertilizer or something else and how much applied?
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    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 space in a full sun garden. Second, it can handle a few lows in the thirties but many will certainly limit grow and any possible production. Third, corn needs...
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    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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    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 the plants get about 8 inches tall. I like compost and fish emulsion on my corn....but also always use green manure in N2 fixing cover crops plowed under well...
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    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 days of full sun.
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    Corn seeds not sprouting

    Corn is a delicious garden veggie...one of the very best to grow in the garden. However, it needs lots of sun and warm temps to produce. Try starting some next spring...and be sure to have several plants in proximity to pollinate the corn. Best sown directly in the soil.
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    Growing Beets

    Absolutely, yes. I normally plant ours in Sept. and harvest around March. We like them pickled...delicious, easy to grow and loves cooler temps even down to below freezing. Enjoy!
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