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chrispbrown and Rando, If I lived closer to you guys I would give you all the zucchini you wanted, Last year my zucchini got wiped out before I could get any and it was because of the squash vine borer, they can wipe your plants out really quick, this year I used Diatomaceous Earth and it is really helping but after a rain you need to reapply it, Diatomaceous Earth is really good for all your plants especially vine crops.
 

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chrispbrown and Rando, If I lived closer to you guys I would give you all the zucchini you wanted, Last year my zucchini got wiped out before I could get any and it was because of the squash vine borer, they can wipe your plants out really quick, this year I used Diatomaceous Earth and it is really helping but after a rain you need to reapply it, Diatomaceous Earth is really good for all your plants especially vine crops.
That's nice of you but I would want some of that Italian dressing and some of that special sauce though.
Where did you get the D. Earth it seems kind of hard to find.
 

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That's nice of you but I would want some of that Italian dressing and some of that special sauce though.
Where did you get the D. Earth it seems kind of hard to find.
I can't find that sauce near me anywhere, The D & E i get at Norms it is a place between Turbotville and McEwensville on route 44 in PA, it's a 50 pound bag for $22 and it will last me probably 2 years or more.
 

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I can't find that sauce near me anywhere, The D & E i get at Norms it is a place between Turbotville and McEwensville on route 44 in PA, it's a 50 pound bag for $22 and it will last me probably 2 years or more.
Sounds like a good buy.
If I'm ever over there I think I'll get some.
 

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We sure need rain here in central IN. Ground is hard and moisture is low in the top part of the soil. Have to water a lot. The raised beds using grass for mulch covering are doing well holding moisture though.
 

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Thanks rando

I'm sitting here literally right now eating zucchini that I fried last night with Italian dressing and also some of this sauce and both of them are amazing.

You're right on with the Italian dressing DJ

The key to great Left over zucchini is a toaster oven ?
That Don Pancho Cilantro Lime Crema sounds good, but where did you buy it? I can't find it anywhere near me or on the net.
my son bought it and I kept forgetting to ask him where. today my wife told me he bought it at Costco
 

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We sure need rain here in central IN. Ground is hard and moisture is low in the top part of the soil. Have to water a lot. The raised beds using grass for mulch covering are doing well holding moisture though.
I think Barry is going to provide more than enough, come Tue. & Wed., according to NOAAH weather service.
 

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Just replanted corn today. Bought the 65 day variety. My wife had planted 80 day before but only 10-12 came up.
Right after replant I watered it. Really hoping for 3 rows of sweet corn. FYI in central IL.

How is that corn coming along? Growing pretty fast I bet. Mine is growing crazy fast!
Been a few days since I looked at it but yesterday wife said we have at least 20 plants growing. If the deer will stay away we might have something to harvest.
 

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Been a few days since I looked at it but yesterday wife said we have at least 20 plants growing. If the deer will stay away we might have something to harvest.
Hopefully. Our forecast is good chance half of Tue and about three quarters of Wed. I think we can handle a pretty good amount. Our grass is turning brown.
I went out last evening and couldn't even get a 2 X 3 wagon load of grass for mulch.
 

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Been a few days since I looked at it but yesterday wife said we have at least 20 plants growing. If the deer will stay away we might have something to harvest.
Great!! I planted another planting last evening. Silver King. Should be spiking through in 4 days. Keeping the dirt moist. Also planted more green beans. Hopefully disease, like rust, won't get the beans.
 

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Our plan is to be close to the same as 2018, if all goes well. The weather and time will dictate just what actually get's planted.Will have bout 4 acres.
You put out a 4 acre garden? You must sell lots of stuff. What did the weather help you decide to plant this lovely planting season we've had? I'm having much better luck with a late season garden, if I keep it watered since we aren't getting any rain at all now. What a year.
 

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First round of corn picking. This plus 9 gallon freezer bags in the freezer and I am only halfway through the first picking.


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Nice batch of corn Chris Brown, makes me want to start planting corn again.
 

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Double sweet. I planted it last year and it had the best flavor I have had in years and every stalk had two ears with a fair amount having three. This year at the new house it didn't do quite as well but I can't complain.

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How much did you plant?

I've tried growing corn, but have no idea what I'm doing and it failed miserably.

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Double sweet. I planted it last year and it had the best flavor I have had in years and every stalk had two ears with a fair amount having three. This year at the new house it didn't do quite as well but I can't complain.

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Never planted that one before. Sounds like I need to try it. Tell Mikeinri how you grow corn and how easy it is.
 

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If there is a rural King near you they have double sweet in a bulk pack (I believe three lb bag) for about $15.
Growing corn is pretty simple...if you can grow grass in your yard you can grow corn. I have a cart style corn planter now but last year I made up a planter out of PVC pipe that worked pretty well. Planting it can be tedious unless you have a three point planter... which I hope to have one put together for next year. I space mine far enough apart that I can run my rear tine tiller down if I should decide to till. I also throw buckwheat seed down after I plant it. This serves to block a lot of weeds and buckwheat fixes nitrogen in the soil which corn loves. When I plant buckwheat with my corn the stalks just look more healthy. If you let the buckwheat go to seed then it will regrow on its own and will help with nutrients in the soil for next year. Besides that...a garden full of buckwheat after garden season over is beautiful with the delicate little white flowers and next spring it will come up before you start on your garden and give the bees lots of pollen. After I harvest I mow it down and let the buckwheat take over.
As far as how much I planted... this year I decided to concentrate more on corn than I have in the past. I used to try to cover everything and I did ok but nothing was spectacular. This year I only put out ten tomato plants, two pepper, one zucchini, one spaghetti squash, three cucumber, and one each of cantaloupe and honeydew. The rest of the garden was corn.... first planting 10 rows twenty to thirty feet long, second planting and third planting about the same size but spaced two weeks apart. My third planting is growing slow but the spring rains are gone (though we are still getting a fair amount). I should still get some but it might not come in as well. The cooler temps of spring seems to make a big difference.
On a side note, I highly recommend that when you boil your corn you pour a little milk into the water along with a little sugar. It really brings out the flavor.

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