Good evening Rodehazrd.yeah the pig matters but I think feed has a great influence. This one was heirloom called duckfoot no cloven hoof and ran in an oak.forest. this is all new stuff to me as a kid we just fed corn and scraps. The acorn Fed is really big in asia.
Good evening Sunny.Good Aftermorning all.
As an FYI - my pooch is a Brittany and she's great, following you follow HER schedule.
06:00 - potty
07:45 - breakfast and potty
10:00 - play ball outside for 10 minutes and potty
12:00 - potty and sniff, sniff, sniff ... oh, did I mention time to smell the flowers ....
15:00 - play ball and, of course potty
18:45 - dinner, say hello to the pooch next door, and of course, potty
22:00 - potty
I made a great pasta sauce yesterday - the benefits of living in Sunnry FL (thank god I missed those Tornado's yesterday - 5 of them were in my immediate area), anyway, heirloom tomatoes that I've had for around 18 generations now (they're called Mr. Stripey - when they're ready they have red, yellow and green zebra stripes - pretty cool), added to garlic, onions and basil that I grew in my backyard with the help of mother nature. Sauteed it all in EVOO and added some 15 year old balsamic - just amazin - though I used store bought pasta.
A friend of mine harvested a few hogs around Thanksgiving time. Claims to have killed 3 of them with one shot (the sow and 2 piglets as the bullet he used pierced all 3). Not sure if he was full of shit or telling the truth, but it didn't matter - those wild boar ribs with a memphis type dry rub were just out of this fricken world. If it matters, he claims to have shot them in an orange grove in south central florida - had a farmer friend who was having his grove destroyed. I couldn't really taste any citrus flavor to them as we spiced them up real nice, but damn they were amazing.
Looking forward to more updates from y'all.
Good evening pop_rocks.beef rouladen
yeah that the stuff!
a bunch of different flavors and it looks really nice when you slice through it too, kind of that spiral of meat and goodness!
im totally with you as far as simple food being the best
fresh honest ingredients will make the best meal
next tiem you make your carne asada put fresh oranges in it!
when i was a kid, this mexican family lived down the street
since they had kids of all ages soon i was best friends wiht their oldest boy and my sister was in tight wiht the girls
one thing "nana" would do was throw oranges into the marinate and it was some of the best meat marinade ever!
take a fresh orange and juice it, add the juice to the marinade and then throw in the sqwished halfs too ( the peel part)
some seasonings, garlic and onion and its on!
the fresh pig sounds awsome!
i remember growning up and feeding the pigs slop at my grandmas
i imagine an acorn fed beast would be off the wall, with its subtle nutty flavor as well as that fatty porky goodness.
how are you cooking that sucker?
yeah teh rain has been crazy and the damage from the storm has been really bad
flooding, trees down and a whole lot of trafic accidents
we have all been very lucky and nothing besides some minor flooding at moms house
its pouring right now as i type!
/goign to pull on the heavy coat and and fire up a fatty on the porch after i post!
its weird but for some reason there seems to be this line at AZ/NEV for a lot of good places
there is this joint called cracker barel that i love because: gravy!
good old timey food served in massive portions but i hear they wont step foot in California
legal stuff and what have you but it sucks alll the same
i hope cilvers makes the jump but it might just be one of those treats i ahev to leave the state for
as far as the foliar feedings go, its worth it but i understand your hesitation to try new stuff
hopefully being able to clone will help you get over that hump
once you ahev multiple copies of the same plant ( genetically speaking) its not near as scary
once you ahev it all down and have the room for it, i would totally encourage you to try some experiments using different methods
you are very good at taking advice and posting, so im sure we can think of some interesting stuff!
those tomatoes sound awsome!
my mom grows a lot of heirloom varieties and some are really neat!
not only do they coem in interesting colors/paterns but they taste different too
plus many are less acidic than store bought, something thats a problem for me soemtimes wiht fresh tomatoe
and you have to watch out for those wild pigs,man!
not only will they tear stuff up but they are mean micky fickies!
esp wiht their young, those girls dont mess around
Sunny I really get to craving a good tomato about now every year. Last winter I put a grape tomato I n my flower room it took a while to narrow it down but the ak47 next to it smelled and tasted like old meat. Same cut five feet away was fine. I'm pretty sure it was the tomato as a companion. So if you plan to have both put some mint between them.
Good afternoon Sunny.Good to know. Haven't tried growing the two together yet as I'm still in that guerrilla growing stage and trying to learn more about moving things indoors soon (my guess is in 4 years Fla will go full rec) - so, well, relatively soon.
Harvested the last bunch of the mister stripey tomatoes this morning and took cuttings from the big producer and moved two smaller plants that I had kept in a shady part of the garden to the sunny so they start growing faster.
I need to work on instead of having 5 plants that come in at the same time with these tomatoes to dial back and have a run of 12 going, but with each generation started about 4 weeks after the previous one so that I have 3 in production at a time as I had so many come ripe lat week i had to trade away 10lbs of tomatoes that I couldn't use - though I was able to trade with a neighbor who raises chickens, so I got 10 dozen eggs out of the deal. Nothing like farm fresh eggs.
I use 5 gallon pots for mine and that's a perfect size (at least for the mister stripey). If you want to got with a heavier producer (early girls) I'd go with a 7 gallon pot, especially if you're having watering issues. I use the pots instead of the ground since it allows me to move them onto the porch if I need to. With the tornado that hit central florida a few days ago I was able to pick them up and move them onto my back porch which is protected from the wind, and when the hurricane blew through here in October i moved them inside the house before taking off for safer ground. If I end up getting a frost (none yet this year), I can easily bring them onto the porch as well.
Keeping them wet enough, even in 100+ temps, is doable, though I'm at 100% humidity when I get to 100 where you're probably at 2% humidity. Anywho - when the doge goes for her last run of the night they get watered, then they get watered again at the 10:00am doge play time. On your end you could try a 7am watering and a 5pm watering, or you can always do the old tobacco trick and put up a sunshade over the pots to keep the heat of the day off them. They'll get enough ambient light, and the amount of sun in your neck of the woods is going to make them so much sweeter than anything store bought.
There's also some tomatoes which are very, very heat tolerant. On my end I'm down to the mister stripey and every once in a while I throw a black cherry in, but just like weed, the perfect variety is out there for you.
I've got the stripey's dialed in but this works for most tomatoes.
**4 gallons generic potting soil from home depot, 1/2 gallon of perlite and 1/2 gallon earth worth castings. I run the dirt for 3 or 4 grows before I change out.
**Fertilizer during growth with 2 teaspoons of miracle grow in 3 gallons of water every other day, then water til soil thoroughly soaked.
**I also make sure I clear out the old, dead undergrowth. As soon as the leaves on the lower end of the plants start turning yellow or spot up, they're pruned off.
**Water on the off fertilizer days. When it's really hot in the summer, then water 2x a day.
Glad to have you. We love our plants and I'm hoping this will be a good show. We also like to talk dogs, food or whatever is on our minds. I hope you and your plants are happy and healthy...Fiddy
Good morning Bobbo4200.Thanks for having me! I also love my plants and dog-and cats too! Yes thanks we're doing pretty good!
Rock on brother!
Thanks pop_rocks.you are well on your way,brother
Good afternoon Sunny.Good to see all 8 have popped.
The mister stripey cuttings I took on the 24th have already started popping roots.
Looking forward to Sunday - making a trip to one of my grows a few hours south of here to check on my other baby's. I was going to wait another 2 weeks as I like to leave mother nature alone (I planted on the solstice and was planning on letting them go 7 or 8 weeks), but the more I've thought of it the more worried I am about the storms that came through here last weekend. I need to see if I've been washed out or not. As it is I'm used to harvesting about 1 of 4 plants anyways, and I really don't need much except for my own occasional use since I've got the vape pen I use most of the time, but I have no desire to go out buying schwag so if I'd rather fix things up if there's been a problem now then wait. I just hate going out at all until things are ready - always worried about showing up at any of my grows but I'm a bit paranoid like that.
FiddyGood afternoon Sunny.
Thanks for the tomato tips. I think that if I put the effort into tomatoes that I put into my ganja I'd probably do ok. I haven't done much research and the few try's I've made have been kind of half assed. Sounds like I need bigger pots and I've under fed them badly. Maybe a pot with some type of water reservoir and a wick or something but if a little shade will work than that might be a good option. It is often humid in the summer but the 3-4 gallon pots I've used in the past will dry out while I'm at work even if I water right before I go. I like your idea to keep them in pots so that they can be moved when weather comes through. I've found my plants tipped over and laying on the ground a few times last year. Lots of things to stress them. I do love a good tomato and we only get them for a few weeks up here. All the greenhouse stuff at the store tastes like cardboard. I think I'll have another go at them next summer. Damn now I'm craving a bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich. Thanks again for the tips. I'll do some looking into heat resistant varieties to try come summer.