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ImageMistirose
May 20, 2014 12:48 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
yup but faster than seed grown Im sure Hurray!
ImageArleneB
May 20, 2014 1:26 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Ella, in my experience, pickling cukes are much more prolific than slicers. The white cukes are pickling cukes. I grow all mine verticaly so they take up much less space. I would think 8 -10 plants would be more than enough. A good variety is Alibi.
Imagestarlight1153
May 20, 2014 3:22 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Thanks for all the cuke help folks. 8-10 plants sure sounds better than the 30 somebody down here told me she would need. That sounded a bit too much. I would gladly give her that many plants but that a whole lot of potting soil for 30- 3 gallon pots. I'm going to string them up on the outside of her car port. Figure she can walk that far and water and be easy for her to pick too.

I have never had a white cuke or seen one in person before. How neat! Learned about a new veggie today. Do they look like regular cukes on the inside or are they white all the way through?

I know it took me a bit to get used to the idea of eating and seeing egg plants in other colors besides black. First pink striped one I had I looked at it for a long time and hoped it would taste like eggplant when I got done with it.

Oh,.... What are ground cherries.? I need to get seed for another elderly person. They said they used to grow them in NC when they lived there. Don't have a scientific name either to see if I got the right fruit for her maybe in my seed stash or too try and find if I don't. She says they good and she misses having them.

Imagejoseph
May 20, 2014 6:10 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

Star: Pole beans start getting longer almost immediately. Tepary beans are semi-vining. Tepary leaves are more sharp than common beans which are more rounded. But since you called them "landrace beans" all of those should be bush beans if you planted 2013 seed. I hadn't quite got the pole habit eliminated in 2012 seed.

Ground Cherries = Physalis = Cape Gooseberries. Aunt Molly's is a popular cultivar. They are a weed in one of my gardens.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
ImageArleneB
May 20, 2014 6:29 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
White cucumbers are one of our best sellers at market. You can eat the skin because it's never bitter. If they get too big they get fat and round, sort of like the lemon cucumber. They are a small cuke. And they are a pickling cuke.

Imagegreene
May 20, 2014 7:49 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
There is also a pineapple ground cherry.
Imagestarlight1153
May 21, 2014 7:16 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Well cool! Now I gotta get me some white cuke seeds to try. I love bread and butter pickles and pickled cukes I just wish I could get the art of canning down without worrying about posioning myself or somebody else. Whistling Sad

Joseph... Pop on over to here:

http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/79003/

Thanks for the ground cherry info too. Now to locate some seed for it.

Got ya some pics of the beans from you.

Anybody happen to know what I bought? Confused Confused This another plant from my almost 94 year old market friend. Was slow at market and knew she had traveled several hours to get there and she mainly only had indoor cactus with her and a few begonias, so I popped over to see what I could get to help her out with making sure she had enough gas money to get back home. Cactus I didn't need but found this hiding in her stuff.

This is what I got. Have no idea what it is, but it had unusual pretty purple flowers on it. She never knows what she has either. She just cuts and stuffs. Hilarious!

First is foliage. Second is flower. Sorry it such a bad pic. That one was best out of all I took. The raceme of flowers is very tiny.
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ImageDanita
May 21, 2014 7:40 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Ella, it's Buddleia lindleyana (Weeping Butterfly Bush.) They are very pretty.
http://www.plantdelights.com/Buddleia-lindleyana-for-sale/Bu...

Alana, you asked me a question about Cupheas hybridizing earlier. I know many Cupheas will hybridize but I'm not sure about those two species. Sorry, I can't be more helpful!

Smiling
poisondartfrog
May 21, 2014 1:16 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
I have a grove of Buddleia lindleyana, Star. I love it. It can be a little invasive, but blooms all summer and draws hummers galore.
Thanks Danita. I've done a bit of research but could never find anything that addresses those two species in particular. I planted them at least 100 feet apart to try to discourage any interspecific hanky panky just in case. I have a number of C. llaeva this year, but I would like to keep the Purple Passion lanceolata as pure as possible.
I'm home sick today. I'm feeling better now and feeling guilty for staying home.....
Imagestarlight1153
May 21, 2014 2:52 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Lucky me! I got something for my hummers. Thanks for identifying it Danita. Thumbs up

Poison... Sorry you was sick. Hey don't feel quilty or you will make yourself sick all over again. Have learned the hard way when your sick stay home cuz you either make yourself worse or give the nasties to fellow co-workers.

I have no idea where I am going to put it, so I am going to put it in a bigger pot for now. There's not much soil in the pot she had it in. It's mainly leaves in the bottom.

Alana or Danita... Have you tried to root cuttings from it before? If so how do I go about it. Maybe I can get some small ones going to share with folks. I didn't notice on the PD site, will it make seed that I need to try and look for and save for the swap?

ImageMistirose
May 21, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
ohhh I like to feel quilty, so soft and comfy Whistling
Imagegreene
May 21, 2014 4:03 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Oh, ah, Rolling on the floor laughing guilty vs quilty, yes, Mistrose you got some good eyesight; I will take quilty any day or night of the week.
poisondartfrog
May 21, 2014 4:10 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
lolol. My quilty has been close by while I've been feeling guilty.

Yes, B. lindleyana is easy from cuttings at almost any time. Soft or semi-ripe cuttings root easily without the aid of hormones. If you plant your new plant in half decent soil you won't need cuttings. It sends up shoots close to the mother plant, and some not so close. I have mine in some of the worst soil I have, which is pretty horrible, to keep it from getting too happy.
ImageMistirose
May 21, 2014 8:40 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
poisondartfrog
May 22, 2014 5:36 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
Are everyone else's gardens pristine and beautiful? I took a few photos yesterday of places I thought I had cleaned up pretty well. When I looked at the photos where I had groupings of pots, it was embarrassing, Rolling on the floor laughing Looking forward to the long weekend....
Good thing I live on this hill by myself-no critical neighbors or HOA.

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Imagejoseph
May 22, 2014 7:13 AM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
It is my general policy to only post photos of freshly weeded plants and beds. Truth is that I grow many more weeds than vegetables and that if a plant can't out-compete the weeds that it doesn't belong in my garden. This time of year is great though. The warm weather weeds still haven't germinated, and the cold weather weeds are just thinking about getting started.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
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Imagestarlight1153
May 22, 2014 7:17 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Not here and no way. Heck it gonna be winter again before I finish dumping pots. Ones I already dumped are sitting in a huge pile in middle of driveway and those that I haven't had time to empty yet just stacked up all over the place and the weeds, well they getting to be about as tall as me.

Going out to try and cut what is supposed to be grass but isn't to get area around veggie plants cleared. Too much to do and not enough time or energy and with the heat can't stay out in the heat too long. I just going along as I can and as health permits. That the one thing about being in country no neighbors to complain about the mess or going around with ruler to make sure your grass is no higher than 3" like in city.
Imagegreene
May 22, 2014 7:45 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
My garden, pristine? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling

Nope, but thanks for a good laugh.
Imagechelle
May 22, 2014 2:02 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Weeds? What weeds? Whistling Those are simply my spring ground covers! Rolling on the floor laughing
There is a major grass invasion going on in one of my larger beds, though...not looking forward to tackling it at all! Glare
ImageAndi
May 22, 2014 2:16 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Bet I have the least pristine garden of everyone! Now that the sun has come out, I am heading out for a bit. I'll take some more pictures of the "yard" and the pot ghetto.

I have been starting some easy annuals and some perennials from seed, hoping to be able to get some blooms in spite of the late spring and move.

It has been one of those afternoons. My internet went out. I was ready to call and complain, but Winston wanted to walk. (The power/line protector box beeped and woke him up in his little basket under the desk.). The cable guy was up on the pole, so we didn't have to call. He finished just before a flash rainstorm. Now it is nice and sunny.

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