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TOPIC: Emergence of 2014

Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 6 months ago #28082

They are coming on strong now, popping up everywhere. Last year's rainy season was definitely a blessing. Thick stems and nice full flower heads are formed. Four prongs and fat threes. I checked them this morning and it's put a pep in my step all day long.
It's funny that a man looks forward to a plant's emergence more than Christmas.

Hillhopper

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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 6 months ago #28083

Hill,
I know exactly where you're coming from. Everything from 3leafers to 4prongs and an unexpected surprise. I did not get much of a crop of berries at all last year because all of the rain caused bad pollination. The year before I harvested about 830 berries and I planted them. I really did not expect them to make it and when I began seeing 3leafers popping up in rows that I did not plant last year I was sort of puzzled for a day or so. There were double plants in many of them and that was the give away. Anyway, I was glad that many of them had come through a lot of weather and rodents. I don't know if you have any Wild Tennessee plants mixed with your beds or not, but here at the house they are not showing yet and the Wild Kentucky plants are not up yet. Both of these wild plants are later to emerge and later to mature berries than any of the seeds that I have bought and planted.
Good luck this season.

Hugh

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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 6 months ago #28088

Nice photo TNhunter! What camera are you using? Macro mode?

Nothing showing yet here in Iowa. Little cold yet




TNhunter wrote:

It did not get that cold here at my house (up on a ridge) the low was 36 degrees (before and just after daylight)...

No doubt it was colder down in the hollows though.

I checked my seed bed again this morning and found one top pushing up.

A 3 prong... but the past two years this has been a double top with 2 - 3 prongs.

The other top may come up a bit later.

TNhunter


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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 6 months ago #28091

Bigroots...

I used my Wife's Nikon Coolpix L810 to make that picture.

It has a flower mode that makes good up close shots.

TNhunter

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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 5 months ago #28092

I found lots more pushing up and rolling out this evening.

In my seed bed there are 5 tops up (of 42). All those up are 3 prongers so far.

Here is a pic of one... unfolding but leaves still rolled up.

TNhunter

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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 5 months ago #28093

A couple more young ones up...

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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 5 months ago #28095

I thought this one looked sort of cool...



Notice on the top right tip of that leaf... I thought it was dirt or trash at first then noticed it was a little grasshopper.

I gave him a good thumpin and told him to go find something else to eat !
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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 5 months ago #28096

Picked a nice bowl full of young greens out the garden this evening.



I keep a tomato cage over them to keep my old dog from laying on them or stepping on them.
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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 5 months ago #28097

First time I have tried growing Kale... it looks sort of like 4 leaf clovers when it first comes up.

TNhunter

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Re:Emergence of 2014 3 years 5 months ago #28098

Checked a few of my patches yesterday. There isn't any pushing up yet. It was cold for a long time here in IN. People are just now starting to find some mushrooms.

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