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post #191 of 616 Old 01-16-2013, 03:37 PM
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Taffy what type of tree is that ? The easiest way to grow fruit trees is find out what grows best in your soil and for your climate. I cannot grow Avocados or cherry trees. Gets to hot. and my soil has poor drainage. I do have some apple trees growing, one I started from seeds, but dont really get fruit. my pears are small this year, but hoping they get bigger and that the last freeze did not kill them. I tried corn, but it grew to stunted. and last year my tomatoes did nothing which is not normal.
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post #192 of 616 Old 01-16-2013, 10:53 PM
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Put Jade bush beans from Jumg's on your wish list. They are the best growers and they are not fuzzy, I don't care to pick or to eat fuzzy green beans.
They have Jade ll in this catalog, I hope they are as good as Jade. My other never miss favorite is the Kaleidoscope mix of lettuce.


I too was not impressed with Shumway. I do like Territorial and Johnnie's catalogs. They are pricy but have wonderful information in them, I love reading the growing facts and tips.

Do you have any favorite seeds that are an every year order order.
My yearly, or rather bi-yearly or even every third year orders are-
Pole Romano Italian beans (not very fuzzy) Purple Graffiti cauliflower, low acid and yellow tomatoes. It irks me on the catalogs that s&h can be upwards of 7 or 8 bucks for a few packets of seeds that could be mailed in a business envelope so I buy in bulk for the seeds that are known to last and store them well. So far my old seeds have always sprouted, even some as old as 5 years.

This will probably be my year to splurge though as I want some unusual berry varieties and more fruit trees, so I may do a big catalog order for all the odd seed things I have been wanting to try.
Iíll check out the Jade beans and thank for the tip on those.

I did re-write what got lost earlier, but it ended up being a book so Iíll refrain from hijacking and posting it all at once.

Love love love Johnny's! I keep the old catalogs as reference materials!
They are almost as good as Starks commercial catalog for being informative.
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I just found a great seed company in Missouri. This summer I want to an Amish community to a harness shop and ran into this seed company.

I just looked at the catalog and the prices are amazing, most seeds are priced 1/2 - 3/4% cheaper than Jungs and Johnnies. The catalog has no photos but carries most of the same varieties as the the big companies.
The store was very nice and they have been in buisness for years and years.

Every 3-4 years I dump all my seeds and buy all new, and this is the replenishing year, so I am expecting to save over $100.

They also have asparagas. Garlic, onion plants, green houses. fertilizer and most anything you need.

Morgan County Seeds LLC
18761 Kelsay RD.
Barnett, MO 65011
573-378-2655
nice catalog but no website


STEVENSON, I don't know what kind of tree that is, It was a photo in the artical from Starks.
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Thanks Taffy, I'll give them a holler and order a catalogue!
Good eye, Good eye!!!!
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I'm gonna have to call them too!
Thanks for the info taffy!
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FYI Gurney's is having their 50% off sale! Don't know if you guys buy from them?
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My sister & I are going to plan our garden and order seeds today! Going to try a new company.

Heirloom Open Pollinated Vegetable Garden and Flower Seeds, Gardening Books, Cookbooks, Worm Castings, Heritage Seeds, Non GMO - St Clare Heirloom Seeds - all non-gmo seeds
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My sister & I are going to plan our garden and order seeds today! Going to try a new company.

Heirloom Open Pollinated Vegetable Garden and Flower Seeds, Gardening Books, Cookbooks, Worm Castings, Heritage Seeds, Non GMO - St Clare Heirloom Seeds - all non-gmo seeds
Clicked the link... and ....
OMG! YAY! They have the pink bananas on the front page!!!
They are so hard to find but sooooo yummy!!
I did see them at Gurney's this year, but I like to support these types of seed places.....guess I know another place I will be ordering from this year.
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I've not tried the pink bananas. What do they compare too? I'm a big fan of squash. We decided this year we are going with "go big or go home" and going to try to put up enough that we can avoid the grocery store until garden is ready again the next season. I'm going to till up one of my smaller pastures - so this year my garden is going to be about 1.5 acres. Though a large amt (at least 1/2 acre, probably more) is going to be devoted to sweet corn - YUM!

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Sweet, but not overly so. Can be used to replace kabotcha, butternuts, or just about any winter squash in recipes, or picked when small to replace summer squashes. They also keep a long time.
They can grow quite large and the plant is a bit of a monster... but with 1+ acres, you will have plenty of room for it to spread.
I'm a middle of the road squash person. Used to like them ok, and would bake winter ones and serve with butter or a tiny bit of brown sugar, however, was never nutso over any type of squash for any type of eating.
This one and the Delicata have made me a squash person.
Since I bake and puree (to be used in muffins or pancakes just like sweet potato or pumpkin puree) or dry all my extra squashes, I need something that is really tasty and hold up well and the ones I have grown so far have all been wonderful. Just hard to find.

This is off a web site about them-
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Banana squash is a member of the winter squash family and of the species Cucurbita maxima, the most diverse domesticated and cultivated species of squash in the world. There are far more than one single cultivar of Banana squash, including Pink and Blue Banana squash varieties, hybrid varieties (often labeled as "Rainbow") and the highly regarded heirloom varieties, Sibley and Pike's Peak. Regardless of what variety you knowingly or unknowingly choose, Banana squash are considered top tier among all winter squash.


Description/Taste


Banana squash are cylindrical in shape and imposing in size, reaching up to 2 to 3 feet in length and averaging 8" in diameter. Though the average weight is about ten pounds, a heavy Banana squash can weigh up to 35 pounds. Their thick-walled rind, when ripe is salmon pink in color. The flesh: thick, firm, dense and meaty with a true pumpkin orange color. Regardless of the monumental size of the squash itself, its seed cavity holds few and small seeds. The cooked flesh of the banana squash is fragrant, rich and earthy sweet.


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As Banana squash is a true winter squash variety, it can be used in place of other orange-flesh colored winter squash varieties such as butternut and kabocha. Banana squash is in its perfect culinary element when roasted and added to soups and stews. It can be thinly shaved and added to fresh salad greens or used as a topping for pizzas. Banana squash favors the pairing of rich and bold partners such as butter, creme fraiche, aged sheep's cheeses, cream, pork belly, lamb and truffles. The best herb and spice pairings include thyme, bay, sage, rosemary, cumin, curry, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Proper storage conditions can extend the post-vine life of Banana Squash, as well as winter squash in general, for up to six months. The best way to lengthen the post-harvest is to store them in a cool (50 to 60 Degrees Fahrenheit) unlit area with relative humidity
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