What have we got in the ground?

Discussion in 'Root Crops' started by dave17a, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    DaveOmak, good afternoon sir, I think you will be mighty pleased with those Dixondale onions.    
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Third year I think.... they are very good onions.... good folks..... great service...... I like dealing with them.......

    Dave
     
  3. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Getting 3-8 inches of snow tonight. Gonna be a while yet.
     
  4. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Well, Onions poking up today, cept for spring ones, put a little deeper, 75* and gonna rain this week they say.
    Planted garlic last fall. Friend gave to me. Heirloom i think,pick in August. Got wild garlic growing which grandmother pulled and gave to me and grows and spreads and spreads and ......
     
  5. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic


    Babies comin up. These are the red ones.  Spring white ones are just poking through.
     
  6. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Don't know what them onions are exactly. Getting the rain you need?
     
  7. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Well here we go. Gonna dip to 25* they say. Taters poppin out just barely. To much to cover, 19 hills. Don't know if they will be affected. Never been up on a hard freeze. Ground is still warm, but we'll see.
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Taters can with stand a pretty good frost. You should be ok.
     
  9. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Well taters were burnt on top, and plenty of leaves below the burn. You just plant it and it comes up doing good, and.... gone. We're doing good now. Ready for other stuff to plant.
     
  10. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Texas be good..
     
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    300 onion plants..... 100 in each apple bin.... alfalfa bales in the bottom and chicken manure and mushroom compost on top......

    AND ........... Here is to not bending over to weed.... and hopefully a solution to weeds.... PERIOD ......

     
  12. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    And we store our onions how? Mine get on screen stapled to 2x's raised up off floor in basement. Just seem to have to use fast. Taters also. They do last a while but not long enough. Well guess onions do last. Taters are harder. Never clean taters, just throw  on screen. Heard about drawers with dirt. By the way every onion came up and can't wait for green onions. Week or so.
     
  13. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    If you are storing in your basement? You mite have a ventaltion problem potatos like cabbage and other produce give off a gas that will ruin the other produce and itself.you need a good air flow to keep the air fresh.This should help your potatos last a little longer.

    Dan 
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I dry the onions on chicken wire screens on wood frames too..... Reds keep the best and I just finished up last years and I'm on the last bag of shallots..... Store that stuff in mesh onion sacks hanging in the store room....
     
  15. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Just hit me, the ex would braid them and hang, but not in the quantities I got now.
     
  16. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic


    First pick of the year. Dave, how long does it take for alfalfa to cure? Seen a 2013 poston cutting. My grandpa, who had a grade A dairy always bought it in Nebraska, saying it would cure quicker. He refused to raise it, cause it can rain alot on first cuttin'
     
  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First pick of the year. Dave, how long does it take for alfalfa to cure? Seen a 2013 poston cutting. My grandpa, who had a grade A dairy always bought it in Nebraska, saying it would cure quicker. He refused to raise it, cause it can rain alot on first cuttin'
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    I got a new mower that cuts a 50" swath..... light windrows.... I can cut and bale 3-4 days later if the weather does what the weather man says..... I look for no rain and south wind to last at least 4 days....

     
  18. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic


    I got a new mower that cuts a 50" swath..... light windrows.... I can cut and bale 3-4 days later if the weather does what the weather man says..... I look for no rain and south wind to last at least 4 days....

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    I got a new mower that cuts a 50" swath..... light windrows.... I can cut and bale 3-4 days later if the weather does what the weather man says..... I look for no rain and south wind to last at least 4 days....

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    You know what they say, if you listen to the weatherman you will never get any hay cut.  That is some  healthy stuff.  What variety? And that looks like a Ford 900 or 700 row crop
     
  19. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I grow fine stem alfalfa to cater to horse folks and folks with sheep/goats.... Small bales with the JD 14T baler... Not many folks bale small squares..... The tractor is a 53 Golden Jubilee Ford... cool tractor.... 3 speed Sherman, over/under and direct.... also has an under drive Howard....

    Dave
     
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't plant anymore....... BUT, what I learned by accident was that the latticework that goes around the bottom of my house, which I had a bunch of old sections in the barn was unbelievable for drying onions. As long as the rain doesn't go down thru the top the onion didn't rot, if it rains on the bottom facing up I had no damage. I just dropped those onions down thru the lattice.

    Fast easy and no rotten rings inside the onions.
     

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