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Fertilizer time. (April 24th)

I make my own blend for the little acre that my nursery occupies. I try to keep pH, macronutrients, and micronutrients as close to ideal as I can. After applying 3 tons of lime to the acre in 2019, my pH has been at a perfect 6.5 – 6.9. Local soils can sometimes dip into…More

Goodbye, winter cover crop. Ground prep begins. (April 22nd & 23rd)

This was a blend of 65% cereal rye, 10% winter wheat, and 25% hairy vetch. Due to constant rain events this April, I wound up terminating the stand about 2 weeks later than I had intended. The extra growth made it a pain to mow, but I got it done. Because there was so much…More

Elotero de Sinaloa, from western Mexico.

Last year I grew a small strip trial plot of this breed from western Mexico, and it performed surprisingly well in Tennessee. It’s a specialty roasting ear type, related to Elotes Occidentales and Bofo, both derived in part from Harinoso de Ocho. Elote / roasting ear varieties from Mexico tend to be highly colored (blue,…More

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