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Offline Belloc

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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 01:38:19 PM »
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  • noticed, at 2:04, still not getting it, is she-gotta get in that last word, poor dear......

    forgot to add link:

    http://www.mercurytheatre.info/
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    « Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 05:14:31 PM »
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    tried to grow squash this yr, the palnts grew, flowers bloomed, then started to close up and though "great, veggies on the way" but nothing more, not a single squash!

    this and with good watering, soil an more then usual rain for summer......


    A few gardeners close to me were complaining about the same thing recently.  We were told that overwatering (ironically) makes the plants grow big and green but no fruit/vege is produced.
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    « Reply #17 on: August 09, 2012, 06:19:57 PM »
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    tried to grow squash this yr, the palnts grew, flowers bloomed, then started to close up and though "great, veggies on the way" but nothing more, not a single squash!

    this and with good watering, soil an more then usual rain for summer......


    .......

    Did you pollinate the flowers?
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    « Reply #18 on: August 09, 2012, 06:31:44 PM »
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    I want to enjoy fishing, but I haven't had the opportunity yet. I'm afraid I would damage my hands and be unable to play piano.



    I'll have to bring you down here so you can.

    Our catfish are so big, it's possible for a person to experience himself what it was like for Jonah livin in the whale.

    Take it from an honest fisherman.  :wink:
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    « Reply #19 on: August 09, 2012, 06:59:36 PM »
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    Our catfish are so big, it's possible for a person to experience himself what it was like for Jonah livin in the whale.

    Take it from an honest fisherman.  :wink:


    Lol, riiiiight. Sounds like the words of a true fisherman. :)
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    « Reply #20 on: August 10, 2012, 09:18:06 AM »
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    tried to grow squash this yr, the palnts grew, flowers bloomed, then started to close up and though "great, veggies on the way" but nothing more, not a single squash!

    this and with good watering, soil an more then usual rain for summer......


    .......

    Did you pollinate the flowers?


    me personally, no-any tips?

    I had red about the bee depopulation issues and wondered if this was linked, likely....

    aain, anyone know how to manually pollinate?
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    « Reply #21 on: August 10, 2012, 09:20:42 AM »
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  • oh, besides religious and classicl music, I enjoy Celtic-traditional and more fusion/contemporary as well....

    any info on self-pollinating, manual pollinating is welcomed....

    the plants and flowers still sitting there, no progress. Got some decent cukes, though, not as many as hoped for nor as growing.....got pumpkins that are hanging on.....
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    « Reply #22 on: August 10, 2012, 09:21:38 AM »
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    Quote from: Vladimir

    I want to enjoy fishing, but I haven't had the opportunity yet. I'm afraid I would damage my hands and be unable to play piano.



    I'll have to bring you down here so you can.

    Our catfish are so big, it's possible for a person to experience himself what it was like for Jonah livin in the whale.

    Take it from an honest fisherman.  :wink:


    never likes Cats myself, to each their own......some get huge.......
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    « Reply #23 on: August 10, 2012, 03:21:56 PM »
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    tried to grow squash this yr, the palnts grew, flowers bloomed, then started to close up and though "great, veggies on the way" but nothing more, not a single squash!

    this and with good watering, soil an more then usual rain for summer......


    .......

    Did you pollinate the flowers?


    me personally, no-any tips?

    I had red about the bee depopulation issues and wondered if this was linked, likely....

    aain, anyone know how to manually pollinate?


    I can tell you how.


    You have to pollinate a female flower with one of the male flowers which grow on long stems.

    The female flowers are on a little baby squash attached to a short stem on the plant. So your squash is already there - it just needs pollination to grow.



    When the blossoms are open, pick a male flower and peel off the petals, in thirds, like a banana, so that the pollen covered stamen is totally exposed. Since they just get in the way, peel off the thin little leaves on the base of the flower also.

    Now pinch off or peel open the female blossom just enough to allow you to pollinate the stigma inside (that's the top yellow piece in the flower's center).

    Take the male flower's stamen and thoroughly rub the pollen onto the stigma, and the pollination will be complete.

    Do this before 11am while the females are receptive, and pollinate with 2 male flowers when you can.
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    « Reply #24 on: August 10, 2012, 03:33:06 PM »
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  • I should mention this technique also works with all melons, watermelons, and cucuмbers.

    It's just a little more difficult because the blossoms are smaller.

    Pumpkins are the same species as squash.
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    « Reply #25 on: August 12, 2012, 09:09:54 PM »
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  • I read a lot of ancient apocryphal texts for fun, lol. I also work at a soup kitchen and teach brain damaged children their religious education.  I am an avid gardener, and I live in the woods, so it is always a race to see which species gets the produce. Talk about squash blossoms--I had a row of lovely orange blossoms in a row one day, and by the night's end, they were deer feed, lol.

    This year's unusual heat in Chicagoland has made for many green tomatoes--they won't ripen.  I bought a spray that helps pollinate blossoms, and have done better lately,

    I think religious people need to be well-rounded. You can love God and your neighbor mowing the grass...or singing...or pushing kids on a swing. My Grandma always said you were closest to God when you are on your knees growing vegetables. I get it--I do my best conversing when out in the soil.
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    « Reply #26 on: August 12, 2012, 09:46:14 PM »
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  • Responding to the OP:

    Music:  Classical, folk (especially Celtic), Jazz, Bluegrass, and that rock and roll delicately called "classic" so as not to offend people of a certain age by calling it "oldies".

    Books:  History, science, biography, science fiction/fantasy, and crime novels/mysteries.  
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir