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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jul 6, 2011 1:04 AM CST
I dream of showing up on your porch someday and offering my free serves to help you garden...and learn what it's like to grow so much of your own food! Amazing! Hurray!
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 6, 2011 7:47 AM CST

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Any time, Becky!
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jul 7, 2011 3:38 PM CST
Howdy Trish, and TrishBlog....

I'll be shelling Purple Hulls tonight while relaxing. They are a staple here in NC and I can't imagine a garden w/out them. They are some of the best bang for your buck as far as garden produce, eh?

Hoard that corn! I don't grow to sell anymore either, would rather keep it for ourselves and for friends. When I grow up though and have umpteen more acres I might consider selling some!

Best to you and yours.
Shoe
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 7, 2011 4:01 PM CST

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We'd have to heavily fertilize to get acres of corn to sell= no thanks!

Our children are taking over the purple hulls to sell. I'm not sure they agree with you that they are the best bang for the buck. It sure takes a lot to fill up a quart bag!

The deer sure do like them as well! There's going to be some yummy purple hull venison this fall, I'm thinking!



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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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Horseshoe
Jul 7, 2011 5:56 PM CST
"There's going to be some yummy purple hull venison this fall, I'm thinking!"

How true! And they know how to pick it to perfection, too.

I broke down and bought a product called "Liquid Fence" a month ago. It's your typical egg/garlic mix but it works great! Sprayed it once so far and no deer eating my produce. Even spraying the perimeter of the garden area helped.

Also, last year I ended up buying an electric bean/pea sheller. I'm impressed with it. Fairly inexpensive and does a bushel in about 30 minutes or less. Works with butter peas and lima's, too. You should put one on your wish list.

Shoe
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 7, 2011 7:43 PM CST

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hmmmm- link please? I have yet to find a sheller that was electric, effective and inexpensive!
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Jul 7, 2011 8:35 PM CST
Will do. I'll look it up in the morning and post the link where I got mine (which I'll also be using in the morning).

Shoe
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Jul 8, 2011 9:03 PM CST
Welp, morning has passed but at least I made it back before the day is over! (Mkt prep day is time-consuming).

The sheller I got is a "Mr. Pea Sheller". I was worried about it being all hype when I read about it (on numerous web sites) so emailed the company, Fleming Wholesale/Fleming Outdoor. Although they recommended a bigger one for a mkt garden (it was out of stock at the time) they said the Mr. Pea Sheller had a 30 day return policy plus a one year warranty. I got it to try it out and wouldn't think of sending it back. I even figured up how many bushels I'd have to grow to have it pay for itself; can't remember how many but it wasn't much.

Although it is now over $200.00 I bet you'd be pleased with it. Check it out here: http://www.flemingoutdoors.com/electric-pea-sheller.html

I think that is the least expensive I've found. Most are selling for #250.00

Have fun.
Shoe (off to bundle onions)
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Jul 8, 2011 9:07 PM CST
Oh yeh, just noticed there is a video of it in action at that link, too. That may help you decide.

edited cus I run mine a LOT faster than that video! :>)
Shoe
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 8, 2011 9:09 PM CST

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Shoe- we are enjoying our little summer break, so we completely understand how time consuming Fridays are!
I hope you have a GREAT day at market tomorrow!!

I'll check into that sheller- mucho thanko!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

Check out my Store for farm soaps and other handmade goodies!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Oct 28, 2011 12:23 AM CST
Trish,

I'm listening to Dave's podcast, laughing and loving it!

And I'm also feeling sadder than I did earlier about your drought! I guess I just didn't get it since I live in the desert. But now, I get it: you don't. Your plants, trees and crops were starving for water. How is everything doing? Crying



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