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Planting by the signs...
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Dave    Posted 06-06-2003 at 18:41:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
What do ya'll think about planting by the signs? I didn't pay attention to the signs and I put out some yellow and zucchini squash and it's all putting on big pretty flowers, but no squash...yet. These plants are still pretty small, but probably 8" tall and putting on a lot of flowers. I remember my wife's grandma telling me (the last time this happened) several years ago that I "planted em in the flower pot and you'd mise well pull em up cause all they'll do is flower"

Redneck    Posted 06-08-2003 at 04:23:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the moon can move oceans,it can make corn grow right or make meat taste and render right.Ever get bacon that draws up to nothing?Ever saw corn that was 12 feet tall with 2 ears right in the top?It works!

Natasha    Posted 03-09-2004 at 13:49:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
am doing a research paper over planting by the signs in my Appalachian Studies class any information you or your friend have would be greatly appreciated.

please email me back

Thank you very much,

Dave    Posted 06-08-2003 at 07:17:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Someone told me once that if you dig fence post holes at the wrong time there won't be enough dirt to fill the hole up...even with the post in it.

Redneck    Posted 06-08-2003 at 09:00:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just hope I don't die at the wrong time of the moon.There might be a full moon sticking out.I really have saw it first hand and I do know it to be fact.As far as explaining it......

Jimbob    Posted 06-07-2003 at 06:44:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
We plant by Farmers Almanac. Freezing is the issue here & a freezeout can happen up to June 6th or so with a say once in ten years till the 15 of June. We have never had a freezeout in our garden. We live on top of a hill, cold air sinks thus we get by better than the low areas. If freezing does threaten, I run the water sprinkler. This year we now use soaker hoses.

hay    Posted 06-07-2003 at 03:44:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
i asked an old timer once about planting by the signs and he laughed at me and said it was better to plant in the ground. ha ha ha . no seriously, i have known folks who swear by planting by the old farmers almanac and other almanacs and some just plant a row or two every two weeks and hope they hit it right. may be something to it. if you have large enough garden that might work out fine. also you mentioned squash flowering, but no squash, well all "cucurbits" have weird flowering and if it does not get proper pollinating then there won't be much fruit. pollination is the key to any vegetable/fruit set. maybe the lack of wild bees or other insect pollinators could be the cause. sometimes hand pollinating with a small rag tip or a ear swab will help. sorta helps mother nature until things naturally improve. just my 2 cents worth. good luck!

Dave    Posted 06-07-2003 at 06:45:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks. According to what I found (included FYI below from purdue) the first batch is usually just flowers. So, I'll wait and see what happens. I had thought about getting some bees, but decided to wait. I may reconsider.
Have Fun!!

Question: I haven't been seeing many bees this year in my garden. I don't think there have been enough to pollinate my squash. Is there some way I can pollinate the blossoms artifically?

Answer: Squash, as well as all the other vine crops, produce separate male and female flowers on the same plant. It is tedious work but one can hand-pollinate the squash by using a small artist's paintbrush and touching it to the pollen-bearing stamens in the male flowers and then to the receptive tip of the pistil in the female flower (the one that appears to have a small squash at the base).

It is important to make sure that the plant is actually producing both male and female flowers before assuming that bees are not doing their job. Often, the first flush of flowers are all males and so will fal off without producing fruit. Extreme hot or cold weather can also cause the production of female flowers to cease or to render pollen ineffective.

Burrhead    Posted 06-06-2003 at 20:17:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep it works from everthing from planting gardens to cutting firewood.

Roy D    Posted 06-06-2003 at 18:43:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya better ask Les about that one!

Clod    Posted 06-06-2003 at 20:03:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had a 1 1/2 acre garden when I was in school.My mother always planted by the almanack.I dodnt know if it made a big diffrence.But we didnt go hungry.The old farmers almanac is easy to find by search.

Clod    Posted 06-06-2003 at 20:35:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
There must be three versions ,Here is one I found.>> The Old Farmer's Almanac - Home Page
... The Old Farmer's Almanac, ...
Description: Online version of America's oldest source of weather, folklore, gardening and other information.
Category: Kids and Teens > School Time > Reference Tools > Almanacs - 21k - Cached - Similar pages

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