Mowed/Disked Creme Peas

7/23/2020 – The double row of Texas and Mississippi Creme Peas have very few good pods in the past week. There are many dried pods that occurred despite our picking them every day. Taking them out now will allow more time for decomposition before the fall sowing as well as more down time for bug […]

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Sowed MS and TX Creme Peas

5/15/2020 – In Row 10, south half, sowed a double row of Texas Creme Peas and in Row 11 sowed a double row of Mississippi Creme Peas. Sowed with the HOSS seeder with plate 5. Seed depth was about 3/4″. The individual rows are about 12″ apart. The soil was very dry so we watered […]

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Planted PEPH Suspect Seed

4/4/2020 – In the north half’s 9th row, where the Silver Queen Corn did not germinate, we tilled the soil and planted two rows 12″ apart of the PEPH seeds bought in January that is suspected to be last year’s seed and old. Planted them with the brand new HOSS seeder using plate 5 and […]

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Re-sowed PEPH & KWB

4/4/2020 – The Pinkeye Purple Hull seed Mary, Piper, and Olivia sowed on 3/17/20 only had scattered germination. On 4/3, I re-hilled the rows to fluff them up and hopefully break up the sod lumps left from the Elbon Rye cover crop. The soil still looked lumpy so ran through it with the Troyblt cultivator. […]

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Garden Issues & Soil Temperatures

3/29/2020 – The PEPH and Kentucky Wonder Bush bean germination is very poor and the okra seeds (saved from okra grown last year) has not germinated…but that could be just okra. There has been no rain since 3/3/2020–3.5 weeks–but we have watered everything at least every other day. Soil temps taken this afternoon with the […]

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Put up the last peas

7/14/2019 – We shelled about 7 gallons of PEPH peas and have two quart bags of peas to freeze and a good mess to cook. There will be a few more to pick but they are about done. The daily rain has increased the amount of fruit rot and the bugs. The Texas Cream Peas […]

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