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Old 09-20-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I would try cutting the okra plants down to right below the lowest leaves, after a couple of weeks, they should pull right up.
thanks I will give it a try.

Nita
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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My Okra is coming to an end too, we have been having rain the past few days and a few of the baby ones fell off the plant. I am waiting till it dries out then I will pull it. Slugs are eating what's left of my green peppers so I picked couple of them yesterday, should have done that a while back.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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You guys are so lucky to have okra. It is one of my favorite veggies! Unfortunately my seeds didn't sprout this year.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I planted my okra from a seedling not seeds. I only had one plant but now I know that I need at least 2 or 3 if I really want to have a meal out of it. I will try it again for sure next spring.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Have you tried either Ebay or Amazon?

Nita
Yep I tried amazon, but the "crocks" are expensive. I'm not sure about Ebay. It used to be great when the site first started, but I haven't had good luck getting stuff I want at good prices in the past couple of years. I may give them a try again. I decided to go for big glass jars. Sooo whenever the cabbages grow up...hopefully I can kraut them.

I decided to put in a bed behind my deck because it looked naked. I put in juniper, arborvitae and a couple of other things. It should be nice to see something else green in the wintertime. Of course it rained, so I'll have to put the rest in whenever it stops for a couple of days. I had to cancel the last weekend with my helper, but hopefully the weather will be OK before winter starts so we can finish the beds.

I also visited the other nursery on a whim and got some Dixie wood fern! Woot. The woods are still a long way off from being a gorgeous woodland garden, but now there are a couple more ferns. I planted a couple of the wintergreens and transplanted a shrub.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yep I tried amazon, but the "crocks" are expensive. I'm not sure about Ebay. It used to be great when the site first started, but I haven't had good luck getting stuff I want at good prices in the past couple of years. I may give them a try again. I decided to go for big glass jars. Sooo whenever the cabbages grow up...hopefully I can kraut them.

I decided to put in a bed behind my deck because it looked naked. I put in juniper, arborvitae and a couple of other things. It should be nice to see something else green in the wintertime. Of course it rained, so I'll have to put the rest in whenever it stops for a couple of days. I had to cancel the last weekend with my helper, but hopefully the weather will be OK before winter starts so we can finish the beds.

I also visited the other nursery on a whim and got some Dixie wood fern! Woot. The woods are still a long way off from being a gorgeous woodland garden, but now there are a couple more ferns. I planted a couple of the wintergreens and transplanted a shrub.
I know what you mean about E-Bay, but I still use them some.

Nita
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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Nothing, it is still raining here - we have had horrible flooding and yet it keeps raining for a month.

The crisp tans and browns of the perennial garden are floppy slimy tar-colored mounds
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Central NJ
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Default Apple Tasting in the Rain

My wife and I have vacant land in E. Worcester, NY. The weather over the weekend was rainy so we were not able to do any field restoration work so we put on the rain gear and walk the property. The property has a lot of apple trees which we are trying to find then clear around them. The original trees were planted in the past, decades ago so many are 2nd or 3rd generation. So as we found trees that had apples I/we tasted them. They ranged from supper sweet to tart and tangy.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Planted fennel and mammoth basil over the weekend.
The weather finally broke here in FL, so being out in the garden has been a joy over the weekend!
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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Yesterday afternoon I mowed and limed the lawn

Today I will edge the lawn and clip up some of the dry material in the perennial garden; I like to leave as much of standing as possible for winter shelter for creatures
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