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Of Cowpeas, Butterbeans and OkraOf Cowpeas, Butterbeans and Okra
By farmerdill, August 4, 2015

August here in Georgia is tough on vegetables.Triple-digit temps drive us all to seeking a little shade. The spring vegetables are long gone, summer vegetables are going into intermission, snd corn is in the freezer. But there are a few that love it, the foremost being cowpeas, butter beans, and okra.

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Asparagus, the Perennial Vegetable That Keeps GivingAsparagus, the Perennial Vegetable That Keeps Giving
By ediblelandscapingsc, August 3, 2015

How would you like to plant a vegetable once and harvest it repeatedly for 20 years or more? With Asparagus you can do just that.

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Use Q-Tips To Pollinate Summer SquashUse Q-Tips To Pollinate Summer Squash
By Newyorkrita, August 2, 2015

A lack of bees in the early spring means that your summer squash might not develop. Help them out by pollinating those flowers yourself.

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The Top Tomatoes, Peppers and EggplantsThe Top Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants
By dave, August 1, 2015

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all in the nightshade family. Let's open the Summer Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top varieties of each of these highly popular home garden vegetables.

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How To Manage Your Plant List on All Things PlantsHow To Manage Your Plant List on All Things Plants
By dave, July 31, 2015

This is a video tutorial on how to get started managing your inventory of plants on ATP. In this ten minute video, I demonstrate most of the features of the plant list. At the end, you'll know everything you need to know about managing your inventory of plants!

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Determining the Daylily Characteristics I LikedDetermining the Daylily Characteristics I Liked
By profesora, July 30, 2015

Every daylily has a pretty face, and some daylilies have a lot more to offer besides the pretty face. Discovering what else I wanted in a daylily was a long journey.

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Daylily Hybridizing TipsDaylily Hybridizing Tips
By Lalambchop1, July 29, 2015

I've been hybridizing for a few years and have been helped along by some of the giants in the industry. Here are some things I've learned...

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Smart and Frugal Thinning of SeedlingsSmart and Frugal Thinning of Seedlings
By dave, July 28, 2015

In this video, Trish demonstrates how she manages her trays of seedlings. Rather than simply cut away excess seedlings in a tray, she divides the seedlings and pots them up into empty cells. This way she ends up with full trays of seedlings with very few wasted plants.

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Red Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To GrowRed Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To Grow
By Newyorkrita, July 27, 2015

Red Currants grew in our garden from the time of my childhood. My mother cooked them for jams, but I loved to simply pick them and eat them fresh.

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By Dutchlady1 on Aug 4, 2015 9:14 AM, concerning plant: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Lanna')

This is also known as 'Violet Pink'

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By Newyorkrita on Aug 3, 2015 8:28 PM, concerning plant: Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Sunstripe')

This is my first season growing Sunstripe, which I grew myself from seeds I purchased at Park Seeds. I love to pick these when they're young and slice them thin to eat raw, adding them to a mixed salad of tomatoes and cucumbers and squash. Sunstripe is about the prettiest summer squash I grow. I find the taste tender and mild. I love them and will be growing them again next season.

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By Newyorkrita on Aug 3, 2015 8:15 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Lemon Boy')

This is my first year growing Lemon Boy, which I bought as seedling plants this spring. The plants have grown well and have shown no disease. They have been loaded with green tomatoes. As soon as those started to get ripe, there was a succession of nice yellow tomatoes to pick.

Lemon Boy must be named for the color because when you slice it open, it is always a nice bright lemon yellow. Never orange. So it is truly a yellow tomato.

Taste is good but mild.

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By Newyorkrita on Aug 3, 2015 7:47 PM, concerning plant: Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Golden Egg')

I posted about Golden Egg when I grew it in 2013. Here it is, 2015, and I am still growing Golden Egg. It is such a pretty summer squash.

Everyone I have given these to try has loved them. And I feel the same. I am sure I will be growing Golden Egg for years to come.

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By wildflowers on Aug 3, 2015 5:03 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Carnival')

This is a very productive and tasty hybrid tomato. One of the few hybrids I've grown, but I give it higher marks on flavor than the infamous Celebrity. I grew them both in 2013 (after losing most of my heirlooms to a late freeze) and although Celebrity outperformed in volume, Carnival had the best flavor! I'm surprised this one isn't more popular, but maybe it's the fact that it's a determinate or maybe it's just not available. Carnival is so good that I'm planning to grow it again next year, if I can find plants or seeds. It is a recommended variety for Texas and other hot southern areas.

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