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Old 06-13-2013, 10:31 AM   #31
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Volunteers are fun aren't they...
They're like receiving a surprise package but instead of eagerly ripping them open, You must sit patiently in wait for them to mature.
Did you rebury the eggs with leaves to shade them from the sun. They look awful small...
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:06 AM   #32
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rebury...ummmmm, NO. ~~I didn't dig em up, that other guy did it! But YES, I shall do that now, thanks for the reminder.

I found a little closer ID name for it: http://www.missouriplants.com/Yellowalt/Physalis_pubescens_page.html ground cherry/husk tomato Physalis pubescens

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Old 06-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #33
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Night shade - the name along conjures up well - death.
But potatoes and tomatoes are part of the night shade family.

And so I will tell you that the berries of the Chinese Lantern plant just like the tomatillo can be eaten. I did fix a batch once - the same as I did for tomatillo - either way not worth my time.

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Old 06-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #34
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Oh and there is another night shade plant growing out in the field that when the berry matures looks just like a tomatillo, only it does not have a husk around it, and the plant is very prickly leaves and stems and that is horse nettle.

It is toxic. Green berries are much more toxic than when the yellow berries mature.

Poke is good to eat in the spring - after you boil it throw out the water, boil it again, and throw out the water and then third time (magic number) boil it again and throw out the water.

I know why you are laughing -- you well know you best be getting out in that garden and do some serious weeding -- liking the smell of poke. Hmmm, reminds me of hard work and watch out of snakes -- they get that big - snaky - I guess.

But I do understand smell is very linked to memories and I am sure it reminds you of summer days. I myself like the smell of Epazote, it might grow in the summer -- but I associate it with late summer, the first smell of fall, pleasant walks in the fields with blooming asters, Iron weed, golden rod -- ect.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #35
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And I...It is the sweet ferns warmed by the summer sun that draws my attention.
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You are right liquid, and the horsenettle is blooming right now.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #37
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HORSE nettle
Would you by chance have anything special you'd like to tell a child about that "animal based named plant" over here?
Introducing children to plants Perhaps how or why it has that name, if it's edible or what have you?
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #38
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But I don't know why they call it horse nettle?
Sorry Havalotta
That sounds like something we could research.
Linrose that is a very nice picture, and it does have a pretty blossom.

Trying something new. I am trying out the purple potato of course! Looking forward to seeing how it does.

Oh, and I tried out a new strawberry called Sparkle. It is indeed the best tasting fresh strawberry - ever - equal to wild ones that grow along the railroad tracks. But the work that goes into picking them and capping them is close to brutal.

And I am trying out for the first time Southern high bush blueberries, always before they have been Northern highbush. I put them next to my metal building . That is where I had some of my Northern blueberries and they would not produce because not enough chill hours in that little micro climate. I am looking forward to seeing how they do. Has anyone raised both and can give me a comparison?
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I haven't. I'd like to move down south some day and try Southern Highbush though.
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