SURVEY SAYS … THE MOST POPULAR SEED VARIETIES GROWN BY GARDENERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

SURVEY SAYS … THE MOST POPULAR SEED VARIETIES GROWN BY GARDENERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!


So I think I got this leek thing figured out these are the same leeks I showed you I don’t remember it was several weeks ago maybe a month ago. You remember the white part wasn’t but that long. Yeah You just gotta keep hilling them, hill them and hill them till you can’t hill them no more. I had these hills if this was the level ground about this tall and Well now you talking about like you do taters and corns what you talking about? Yeah. Yeah, even even higher than I do taters and corn There is a logged on taters. There’s a little bit of a dementia and return there you hill More than you need to you ain’t really doing a whole lot but Mrs. Hoss came in here the other day showing me her leeks and She didn’t she hadn’t hilled hers, but they were about this big around and I told her you know Because I learned this from, you give her some direction did you, yeah I gave her some direction If your leeks are getting big and they only got a little bit of edible part on don’t worry You can throw dirt to them and they’ll bleach out pretty quick now I’m no leek expert by no means but the edible part of a leek is the white part. Right. The green part is not as edible as what an onion is. No, it’s not edible So you take these I’ll show you Another thing about leeks is and people don’t realize, man that’s a leek right there, they got some root structure on them and this is just what pulls out of the ground when you Put a fork in there and kind of lift them up a little bit that root structure is like a foot in diameter. Even in really sandy soils like we got you can’t pull these up out of the ground They’ll break off about right here or so you have to get a fork and lift them and lift them and then you can shake the dirt off of them. so this is and I brought you some, this is this is what they This is what they look like right here This is what when they when they go on to the To the end customer what they look like. Right, Right. So once we clean them up, I just take some scissors Cut it off the top there. I cut them roots off. Then I rinse them off with the water hose and That’s what they look like there. Now we made some leek my wife made some leek cabbage sausage soup last night So start off with some leeks in there sauteed and added some cabbage and sausage and man had a lot more flavor than your average cabbage soup did and You can also take these things cut them in half like that throw them on the grill Well you reckon if any of the folks out there has got their favorite leek recipe you reckon they can send it so we could put it in the comments area, cause I could sure like to know cause I am new to the leek thing And there’s a lot of people out there I found that have never grown leeks before well This is my first year and I’ll tell you if you like growing onions you’ll like growing leeks and leeks Come off a little sooner than your onions do yeah But leeks are easier to grow than onions to me because it’s not like a onions got those two phases They’re and there’s some tricks to it because you’ve got once your onion start bulbing you got to lay off the fertilizer. These guys right here you just keep pumping it to them. So you just keep laying the fertilizer to them and keep hilling them and Next thing you know ba-boom you got leeks. And it’s not onion that falls over and you got to harvest it one time you can let these things keep going so they hold good is what I’m saying. That’s what your saying. That’s what I’m saying. Let’s say hey to everybody before we get to in-depth here. Alright. Hello everyone and welcome to the Row by Row Garden Show I’m Travis and I’m Greg. We got a really good show for you tonight. We’re gonna talk about our most popular seed Varieties I’ve got a list compiled I did Some hard deep data digging some analytics and we got our most popular ones we gonna talk about We gonna tell them about what the customer says the most popular one not what we say. We use that like a fan like they did in the old days. Yeah, you can fan me, I need some fanning. You hot? I’ve been hot, now I’ve had a hard day. Hard day. Been a lot of seed trays going out of here hasn’t there a lot of seed trays. I’ve been having to go to work early and getting off late. That’s right When I put my bandana on my head the boys in the back they know to get out the way business is fixing to happen. So a lot of people been asking about taters Now, we’re not gonna do a show on taters this week cuz we’re just getting our bearings They just came in I’m talking about. I’m still spinning we still getting our bearings. Just getting our bearings We packing them and shipping them right now right now as you watching this, but I just want to give a little teaser on these. Cuz I ain’t bring all of them out here so just to be evidence there We do got taters in here and they are packing them and shipping them as we’re talking to you right now So that’s a Yukon Gold right there. There’s your Red Norland now these right here They short this year is what we’re trying to say. Fella told me this is the Austrian Crescent sometimes I wanna say Australian but I think it’s Austrian Crescent fingerling potato see that’s a pretty good-sized fingerling tater there and these things are supposed to be absolutely delicious and from what we hear We gonna be the only ones that really got any decent supply of these things this year. So if you want wanna of these yeah And they supposed to be really good you Need to go on and get them cuz we can’t get no more than what we was lucky to get what we had order we can’t Get any more. So we got those there. And we’ll be getting them taters out just a reminder we can’t ship them if it’s freezing So well I mean I want people to bear with us a little bit We’re getting the folks in the South orders out first and the reason is because I can ship them and ain’t got worry about them Excuse me, and they need to plants taters they need to plant taters but we can ship them and I don’t have to worry about them freezing in transit so our Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama Those guys are getting theirs first but bear with me Just as soon as I can get them out to you I’m gonna get yours out now there’s a lady that lived in Washington emailed wanting to know about her taters I said I’ll get your taters out just as soon as I can but now I got to be real careful She’s along way from Georgia and she can’t plant them no way, but I guess they her taters She’s done bought and payed for them she wants them and I want to give them to her But I’m just gonna have to wait for a window of opportunity to get them in the mail where they won’t freeze. There’s a lot cold between here and Washington We ain’t doing this on purpose we actually got a plan on this tater thing where we watch the weather and we ship it accordingly and try to get them to you so bear with us I can promise you gonna get your taters if you bought them from us, but it’s just a matter of figuring all the logistics out And I’m the tater logistic manager and I have to look at the weather figure out the avenues to get them out We don’t want to get them there in time when you can still plant them. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah Yeah lot of folks is itching but we gonna get them there. Yeah. Speaking of taters now when it Comes time to plant taters and taters one of the first things we plant in the spring that’s kind of where everybody gets a fever And everybody’s got their different Indicators out there of how they can tell when it’s time to get ready for taters and stuff A lot of people, you know say in zone 8 it’s Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day some people use use other indicators You know some people look at the Almanac. Yeah, which I find is always a couple of weeks late than what I like to do Some people look at certain trees blooming You know the Magnolia starts blooming early here that’s a good sign. The sign, you know how I know when it’s time How do you know? I know when the gypsies come to town. Woo the gypsies come. Speaking of gypsies you look a little bit like a gypsie I feel a little bit like a gypsy too. Now a lot of people don’t know what gypsies are and what gypsies do but we got We got some gypsies that comes to town around here And I know this they every year about this time because last year I was in my dream garden I was tilling up my tater spot, I had two different gypsies stop by offering to paint my barn roof, and I Know how that deal works the three Jigs, I know to have as they got some leftover asphalt down the road they gonna give you a deal on that redo your driveway or They gonna put they’re gonna paint you if they find a barn out with a metal roof for a little rustling there They gonna stop and try to sell you on painting that roof or they come by and they got some these generators and pieces of equipment on back of the truck that are new and wrapped and The truck they had got something happened to it and they got to get rid of this equipment they get They ready to give you a deal on it, that’s the three little jigs I know of. Gypsy jigs, gypsy jigs. You got to be careful Don’t get gypped by a gypsy. Don’t be gypped by a gypsy and they’ve been gypping people Gypsies been gypping people around here for a long time. Yeah. Yep. They In fact, they got your daddy my grandpa the one they call pa Yeah on the asphalt job, now he don’t like to talk about it, he don’t like it’s a sore subject it and I brought it up one time and he talked a little ugly to me and I kind Of left it alone after that. But he no he know he’d been gypped. Gypped by a gypsy, now I was I posted something about this on our Row by Row group on Facebook and I always thought most of the gypsies were up there Travelers, I did too. I watched a documentary on that one time me and BC had and that’s where I come up with that and I think I think there are some up there but oh our buddy Greg Page is in the Row by Row group he lives up that way and he said the asphalt gypsies they one’s that come by here today they not from up there. They’re from a different section. Yeah. So I guess the gypsies in travellers rest might have a different jig Now did have a feller in Texarkana Texas say he had some asphalt gypsies close to him They always got all their equipment on one truck and they got one dump truck. I passed them going down the road You could recognize them because they can move in and they can move out real quick. Mmm-hmm And if you ask them for a card or website they ain’t got nothing. Yeah, but they always got some a job down the road got a bunch left over we’ve got to do something with it We’re going to give you a deal on it, but we got to do it today So if you got any well, I’m sure as many customers we got across the south There’s a lot of folks out there might live near some gypsies. If you live near any gypsies let us know where they are we’ll start a, we’ll start a new social media site called gypsy book let everybody know where the gypsies are. It’s always been kind of fascinating to me, yeah me too. Anyway enough about gypsies I wanna talk about videos we got coming up videos we had this week So if you hadn’t seen the videos we’ve had already this week We had one about our English pea tunnel that we did we did a greenhouse update The greenhouse update I showed planting lettuce kind of two ways Planting pelleted lettuce for head lettuce and then using the bottom tray to do you a little kinda Hmm indoor salad, you know with some that baby leaf mix, right, plant them thick. And never fails I had somebody ask me on there were them seeds them lettuce seeds GMO seeds or not You know how that just fires me up Folks there’s no such thing as a GMO lettuce seed and They didn’t know that’s the reason they asked they didn’t know but somebody had lied to them and told them it was well they well I don’t I’m gonna leave it at that. Anyway, speaking of seeds. I got a few every week I like to show everybody some new varieties. We got coming you talking about brand new, brand new. Just got packed and these are a couple these first two these two cucumbers are ones I’ve already told y’all about and I had a lot of people waiting for them to come out I know Gary in Florida. He’s been itching to getting some of these right here We got this Diomede cucumber and this Max Pack cucumber Both of these you might not remember you remember the show we did a few weeks ago I told you all the different things there resistant to and it was things we ain’t never heard of before. So these two cucumbers right here are resistant to just about anything you could imagine the diomede is a slicer the max pack is Pickling this one is gynoecious meaning all female flowers you need to plant a whole row with this one this one is not gynoecious so you can plant just a few plants of the max pack, but You know, if you live in hot humid climates and need a cucumber that’s gonna make it on into summer ither of those are gonna be great Those are mildew resistance best I remember, mildew everything. Yeah papaya ringspot virus zucchini Yeah, watermelon virus, catnip virus, and everything. Yeah Then we got the Athena cantaloupe. We’ve been telling y’all about that we got it packed on the site. Let me say a little bit about the Athena cantaloupe if you have bought a cantaloupe in the last few years in the eastern part of the United States from a supermarket More likely it was the Athena variety this variety right here has been the mainstay of the commercial growers on the Eastern part of United States for years now the western part of United States it’s always been a smaller cantaloupe they always wanted a smaller cantaloupe the other side of Mississippi than what we did here Don’t know why it’s just one of the things it’s always been but you can’t sell a big cantaloupe over there you can’t sell a small cantaloupe over here, but this Athena is a variety. It’s been around a long time proven good cantaloupe. So if you good, good disease-resistant and it’s just it’s the best one out there right now. So if you want to grow a few cantaloupes, that would be the one I’d go with. And I don’t even like cantaloupes. I can eat them in small amounts. I don’t care for them Now my wife loves them, but I don’t. I like a watermelon better. Yeah. Last one here we got is this black I don’t even know if you’ve seen that one I’ve seen it I can about eat the paper off that thing, Black Zebra Cherry Tomato. Don’t that look good, and these darker tomatoes we know from the the Cherokee purple tomatoes those darker Tomatoes Just have some Kind of real like a deep meaty flavor and they so this is a cherry tomato made it kind of looks like that Is that an OP variety or hybrid? I can’t remember right now. Oh tested you there didn’t I, tested me there I can’t my brain is jogged from all these seeds Anyway, I’m definitely definitely growing that one, that right there it’s an indeterminate I’m assuming yeah, yeah We were in. Uh, last time I was in the North Georgia Mountains You know Engels is big up there and they got these all these huge Engel stores. I was in Blairsville, somewhere Around there and went in the Engels and they had this cherry tomato bar and it was the coolest thing I ever seen and it was a lot of those real specialty unique looking cherry tomatoes It had like eight or ten different varieties in little baskets and you got you a little cup and you could fill you up some. My youngest one Titus loves cherry tomatoes. I ain’t seen nothing Titus didn’t like. Anyway, I’m excited about growing those. Okay, one more thing your cornbread recipe Cracklin cornbread you did. Yeah, a few weeks ago a lot of people been asking about the recipe on that Is that something you can just throw off the top of your head or no I’d have to dig down no I need a week. Okay. Yeah next week. I got tater packing on my mind right now. I need, you just throw cornbread recipe on me right in the middle of tater packing. Alright So let’s get into These most popular seed varieties. Now we going from ten to one with one being the best, we can do however you wanna Let’s round up, okay, let’s start out. I got to reverse my order I got them in. Yeah, let’s start out there and work our way up. Okay, okay, and before we do this, so these are Basically, what we looked at is the The ones we’ve sold most of since we started carrying seeds which has been a little bit over a year since we’ve done that and just to reflect on that a little bit it has the response has been absolutely overwhelming we appreciate all you out there that have Enjoyed buying our seeds what we really try to make a commitment to quality and good germination And we hope you continue buying seeds from us And we’re gonna keep doing our best to make sure you’ve got the best seeds you can get So what we want to do today is we want to tell you the ten most popular varieties, I got 15, 15 excuse me. I got I went with 15 just cause Our 15 most popular varieties that the customer chose not us that the customer chose last year was the bestsellers Okay number 15, bum-bum Lacinato Kale and any of these 15 I can’t argue with at all ones we grow pretty regularly and We talk about a good bit. Yeah Lacinato Kale I can always say one of the most productive crops you can grow in the garden even down here in the south you can grow this stuff nine to ten months out of the year. I got some growing now I do too. Number 14 now this one surprised me just a little bit a little bit But this is this is my go-to carrot variety. Yeah, but as many carrots as we got that just surprised me Yeah, so the Bolero carrot here and I got some carrots there I’ll talk about those when we get done the Bolero carrot which is a hybrid carrot and It’s just the one I’ve been growing for the longest time. It’s just a good producer for me as far as the orange carrot goes. Then number 13 Number 13 is not a vegetable but Something that should be in everybody’s garden Why yes. Cut flowers and this is our binary giant zinnia mix this one you get all the good colors there With the exception of the lime, you get the pink the orange the red the yellow even some of the white You can direct seed those or we like to transplant them in spring either way There’s a lot of zinnias out on the market and you can buy some cheap zinnia seeds. You can buy them real cheap There’s lots of different one’s out there one reason this is a best seller because it is special. It is special, in my book it’s the best mix there are out there. It’s designed for cut flower growth If it doesn’t have this is just my personal opinion with zinnias if it doesn’t have that binary name on them It’s just kind of second. Now our friend Lisa Ziegler with Gardener’s workshop she’ll tell you the same thing. She’s been growing them a lot longer than what we have. Number What number we on? Number 12 Number 12 Spineless beauty zucchini, which is a winner. I grew it last year I have grown it before that a really really nice zucchini. Now I will say this we got a variety, I didn’t bring it out here. I got a variety It’s just on the site that’s similar stylist beauty Let’s got some disease resistance a little more disease resistant to it called spineless supreme. Kicked it up a notch didn’t you. Kicking it up a notch but this spineless beauty like I said has been really really popular Check out that Spineless Supreme too, you might want to grow both of them and see which one does better for you. nice green zucchini Number 11 I don’t have here because we’re out of Man, radish, had me all pumped up there. So rattlesnake pole beans, I don’t have those here We working on getting more of those. Yep. Very very popular our most popular bean variety and we’re out of the pounds and the packets on those. number 10 Jimmy Red Corn Now we did some videos back in the day about bloody butcher corn and then we got doing some research and Some stuff out there was floating around does Jimmy Red and it seems to be some debate upon this but is an improved strain of bloody butcher seems to be. Correct. You’re correct that particular strain was grown off the coast or found off the coast of South Carolina and we got an exclusive hook On this variety here. You’re not gonna find this floating around anywhere else and if you want you some Corn to grind and make grits and corn mill out of that is the one to go with right there. Yes, sir, and we actually sell a little grinder, but if you love to grind your own your own flour or whatever You gotta try this Jimmy Red and do you know a lot of your distilleries. I get 3 or 4 calls a year from the big distilleries They want this Jimmy Red Corn to make whiskey out of it’s this highly sought-after. I’ve had in the last month 2 people call and order 10 pounds or more of it that we’re Using it for craft distilleries. Yep. It’s become really popular for that. Number 9 Is a cucumber Pickling cucumber. This is our gynoecious pickling cucumber called Calypso. Mmm, really popular This is a big big heavy producer. Produces all-female flowers. Great, if you like making pickles or canning stuff cucumber’s. That’s the way the one I grew last year. That’s my go-to there. Number eight I might lose count It’ll be alright green magic broccoli, this is our most popular Variety of broccoli. It’s a nice heat tolerant broccoli we grow it in our gardens and A lot of the big commercial guys grow it around here. It’s just a really really good variety and we’re sending that in a Trial way up north a couple years ago where they grew it all during summertime had tremendous results with it. Now I can’t grow it all during the summer. No, but I mean, I can grow it on into April. Yeah, they was in the great state of Maine and they could grow it all summer. Number 7 Yeah, I got one more two three four five Trav the Stonewall cucumber we don’t have we’ve been waiting on that a while and One reason I’m excited about getting that diomede in there is I got another hybrid slicer to replace it It’s not going to re-place the Stonewall but it would make more than suitable replacement If you’re looking to grow the Stonewall the Stonewall is a great slicer Done really well for me last year and we hope to have some in soon But if your itching to get them right now, I would highly recommend that diomede. That’s the one I’m growing this year diomede Who come up with names like that, diomede. Now if you’re a new gardener Or if you’ve had trouble you wanna pay attention this one because if you can’t grow this one You just need to give it up, anybody can grow this one right here. Yeah, I agree. This is a Goldprize squash. Okay. This is a straight neck yellow squash and I’ve had several people I will attest to this myself, but I’ve had several people tell me this is this ain’t This is kind of a southern word, this is the makingness squash they have ever seen had a feller in Texas tell me that and It will keep the highly productive High yielding very productive goldprize squash like you said if you can’t grow anything else Yeah, if you’re struggling in your new garden, you won’t just do something Hey do that right there and I guarantee it’ll pay off in about 50-55 days at the most. Speaking of squash yellow squash I got Say two maybe three new varieties of yellow squash I got one called Gentry which is a semi crookneck, which is a been around for a while and I got one I think called Gold Star. There’s several of them on there. I’ll talk about those next week. Go check out some of those newer squash varieties. The gentry is supposed to have a very good if you like to Take your vegetables cut them up and dip them in ranch and eat them raw the gentry supposed to be One of the best eaten raw squashes out there. Is that good English? Raw eaten, eaten raw Alright. Now we getting down to the top five. So these is a heavy hit, heavy hitters heavy hitters, the big boys. Number five is the Brickyard Tomato We grew that last year Until we got the red snapper in this one was our most Disease-resistant tomato we had no we haven’t grown the red snapper side-by-side to it yet But this one here pretty dang vigorous Even in some rough conditions we had last year. Yeah, I think I’m gonna grow it again Just make sure that my results are good last year it outperformed last year But I want to try in a different year see what kind of results I get off of it. I may plant four different varieties I’m definitely gonna grow the red snapper. I’m gonna go Bella Rosa, Brickyard again So I like to put them side-by-side and see which one comes out on top and the brickyard has really good taste. It I was pleasantly surprised with it. I didn’t have I didn’t have as high hopes for it is what it turned out to be. Oh you didn’t? I didn’t, I didn’t think it was, cause it’s so disease-resistant that’s right I thought they may have compromised some of the flavor to get the disease Resistance and when I found out that they had both I was like, yeah, that’s nice. Number three or four is our the one we’ve been growing the longest tomato is the Bella Rosa and this one here is hard to beat. It’s a little flatter tomato than the Brickyard is. Think so? I think it’s a little flatter not a flat tomato but maybe a little not as quite as that Brickyard Might’ve been just me, but them things were huge big tomatoes and round tomatoes. Yeah and the Bella Rosa is average size tomatoes, Yeah. Yeah. They’re probably more closer size to your fist. Well for you they get a little bit bigger than that for me. Man we’ve been growing this one as long As we’ve been doing this this Hoss gig. Oh, man. I’ve been growing that for a long time Yeah, I don’t know how many years it’s been out, but I and I told story but probably 10 years ago I did Five or six varieties side by side did the extensive test grow out one year and I grew all the highly recommend ones Bella Rosa bloom them away And I’ll make this promise to you out there folks. For our hybrid tomato varieties We got the best germinating tomato seed and the fastest germinating tomato seed out there and I’m not scared to make that claim Mmmm, you put it up put them up against anybody else to seed, our tomato seed these hybrid these pelleted ones will germinate better and faster than any of them. Number three which is kind of sad because this one’s leaving us when we run out is the Tiger Collard. We do have a suitable replacement with the top bunch 2.0 but this tiger collard has been a good one It has I think we may have 100-150 seed packets left something like that, I counted something like that, but I mean it’s got 97 percent germination on it I mean it’s just almost a hundred percent this is just a good good collard variety any of these the Tiger, the bulldog, the top bunch 2.0 any of those that you can crop man They’ll just grow and grow and grow nine or ten months out of the year. It’s just going to be a really really productive crop for you. Then our last two I bet nobody can guess what these are who would’ve thunk. Number two is the red burgundy okra Which we’ve been growing for a long long time it’s not our quite our most productive variety okra But it’s pretty it is pretty and it’s the best pickling variety in my humble opinion. It does tend to stay more tender at longer Lengths I would say and the pods are more suitable for putting in wide-mouth jars or pint jars, quart jars, there a little bit more longer. Their longer, yeah. They turn green anyway That’s the most people don’t understand but these red okras Once you fry them up they all look the same, they turn green or once you pick them they all look green after you pickle them so. Last one here number one The number one seed variety we’ve got is Jambalaya Okra. Jambalaya, Jambalaya now the people from Louisiana always get mad when I talk about jambalaya okra cause I say Okra don’t go in jambalaya and I tell them I didn’t name it. You know I’m sorry. I apologize. Whoever named it obviously didn’t know that But I didn’t come up with the name But the name is what it is and it’s a really it’s the most productive variety of okra You gonna find out there and that variety wins out over two to one than any of the seed we sold. Yep, yep, we’ve sold twice as many jambalaya okra At least twice as many as We had the opportunity to run into the breeder of jambalaya a few months back up north I believe it was in grand No, we was in Ohio. Yeah, Cleveland Was it Cleveland. Yeah, was it Cleveland. We run it to the head of the breeder and we was telling her how well it did for us she said I was wondering where all that okra was going to now I know so. Yeah, we sold more jambalaya okra than anybody did. If you want okra to start producing about that tall and just keep going and going and going this is the one to go with We like to plant three rounds of it. I like to plant a transplant around In April, and then I’ll turn around in late May or June Right around my birthday there I always aim to plant. I’ll direct seed me some and then I’m liable, which means out to Plant some more come August-September and you be cutting okra all for about nine months there. All the okra you could want, yep, cutting okra all the time. And it’s good cause we try to keep okra, okra’s one of them things that we try to keep in our vegetable bag. Alright So hope you enjoyed that if you never tried any of those varieties Definitely definitely give them a try and If you’ve got some favorites that weren’t on the list, or or maybe you’ve got some favorites within that 15 list Let us know in the comments below of some of your favorites have been so far if you’ve been buying seeds from us in the past year. We got some questions here and if we answer You didn’t bring your glasses? I got my glasses, I’m gonna try to do without them, but I got them. So if we answer your question on the show Send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll send you a nice little prize. First question comes from Ken Collins and he wants to know when would you start winter squash transplants? Well Ken, I brought my list back out that I had the other day. According to my list here my Zone 8 seed starting list, I got late February for a pumpkin/ Winter squash, late February or early March either one you’d be fine there You want to plant these Later than you do your summer squash But I would say late February for us early March if your in zone 7 back up two weeks Yeah Reason I’m just counting up most of them is 90 days to maturity, 90 to 100, and you want them to come off before the fourth of July Yeah, because our squash bugs explode after that you want to get them in early and get them out of there So you can really plant them anytime during the month of March and be fine. Alright, Number 2 comes from Jeff Martin and he says can them Tan Pumpkins be grown on a cattle panel? I’m assuming he’s talking about them Cherokee Tans Yeah, or maybe the Seminole pumpkins. Yes, you know, that’s a good question. I thought about that I think they could I think you could actually do you an arbor or Trellis, I don’t know that a 5-foot cattle panel would hold, I think if it was, if it was supported well enough it might. I’ve seen some people do it with gourds. I know pumpkins yeah, but these Cherokee Tans, I know Okay, yeah, I would like I think it’s worth a try I would do it like what Tom Matthews does I would take them and bend them into an arbor. Yeah Yeah, just do it like you do pole beans. No, no, no that’s What I’m talking about do it something like that right there I think it be neat. They ain’t so big that they would break I think it would hold them it’s just these things They load up man they load up, I mean they cover this room right here So you they would swallow one of it was low to the ground. I think if you give them enough hight. Yeah, I Would give it a try. I thought about it. I would too Alright number three for Mr. Cory hit me with the last name here. I think that’s Houghton. Corey Houghton says hi guys I have a question about a cover crop that I have planted in the garden now the cover crop winter rye and daikon radishes are About two inches tall now and I’m planning on planting my garden around the middle of March When should I till in the crop before planting my garden into it? So this is this is this is kind of what we’re talking about getting tater dirt ready Kind of what I’m going through right now I got a cover crop and I it’s getting close to time the Gypsies done come around and it’s time you juiced up too, yeah Gypsy’s got me juiced up The Gypsy gigging got you juiced up. I usually like to be at least two weeks out on Doing something with the cover crop to when I need to plant So I got mine and once it dries up I’m gonna do a video on this I’m a mow it, I’m a till it one time and I’m gonna put my chicken manure out there Imma till it one more time and it should be ready at that point But I like to give myself at least two weeks. I don’t think it applies to Cory here But another way you can tell when it’s time to put your cover crops in is when they start blooming With them daikon radishes or those mustard anything starts blooming it’s time to cut them in And I’m in that situation right now mine’s starting to bloom and I mowed I gotta get these taters out so I get back out there in the garden and work in the garden. I went out there messing around where my daikon radishes, I got some of them as big as a bull horn. Man, I got I got two or three long as my leg. I believe ya. You didn’t grow any personal sized daikon radish? No I grew giant daikons this year. Alright number four comes from Ewa or Ewe, how do you think I don’t know Ewa Hall I have jumped the gun and started my cold crop seedlings at the end of December They have four true leaves now might be good to transplant I know it’s only end of January, do you think they’ll survive a frost if I put them in the ground? What Ms. Hall has done there is what we call granny syndrome Your granny, does it every year, she’s gonna start her plants Way before she need’s too and they’re gonna get to big on her and it just happens every year and we said granny don’t plant them yet Well, she can’t stand she’s gonna plant them anyway, so we called it the granny syndrome. I’m, she ain’t planting tomatoes, she and I understand everybody gets juiced up but there is a time for everything if you have planted them Ms. Hall and you got them up right there and you want you better be planting you some more because I think you’re Gonna be probably better off to and I don’t know what zone you live in But I think you’d be better off to split off, she’s talking about cold crop season, she’s took my cold crops. She sure is Excuse me there at four leaves now it might be good to -. I got all that tater mess got me all messed up Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah Yeah, I thought we was talking about tomatoes and peppers. Do you think they’ll survive a frost if I. Yeah they’ll survive. Yeah, let them get just a little bit bigger and make sure you got a good root system they’ll be fine Yeah, yeah long as I with those types of crops the frost The only time with frost is gonna hurt them is if you got big old heads the frost will burn those But now back to the granny syndrome thing people plant these peppers and tomatoes and things like that too early. Yeah, you got to be careful and and you get all juiced up you either gonna have to step them up or their roots Yeah, and it’s just not good So there is a time there is a time to do everything. If you live in zone 8 I can tell you from past experience you need to be starting your peppers now Cause peppers are slow to germinate. Which I just did. February 15th, it’s when you want to plant those tomato seeds. Speaking of peppers did you had a little episode over the weekend Things heated up on me I’m over it. Yeah, I was I went to the greenhouse and did it and I come back. I was working some in the office there and I was just answering some emails and you, you don’t type that fast Answer some emails and I said some something ain’t right I had this sensation and about time it dawned on me what my problem was So I had to take some action cool things off I made it through it, but I did want to prepare everybody and not repeat the same thing I did but everything turned out good. If you plant ghost peppers Be prepared be, be careful. Well, I was gonna talk about these this week these half grown carrots. personal sized carrots, personal-sized carrots but I believe I’ll wait till next week and We’ll talk about then. So if you have any questions about the show any comments Please put those below if you enjoyed the show, give us a big like, give us a big thumbs up Give us a big share. We appreciate you guys watching every week and as always don’t keep us a secret I got to get back out there and plant uh pack more taters get pack more taters 24 hours a day, 24/7 doing all we can to get them out there for you folks. Hope y’all have a good night. See ya.