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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Sometimes a little hardship makes things like corn or grapes sweeter. The ideal growing conditions can allow them to grow too fast, so they don't build up the sugar. Also, too much nitrogen in the soil also contributes to really rapid growth, which again can be bad for the sweetness of fruit. It's great for greens, not so much for corn, tomatoes, berries etc. Corn usually goes through a hot dry period from the mid to end of the summer that slows down the growth and allows the sugars to develop in the cobs. Energy wasted in growing tall is taken from the sweetness of the fruit. So the cause could either be the weather or the high nitrogen content in your soil.

    Im going to let the corn ripen a little more. Maybe it needs more sugar build up. We've had a dry and hot summer, so I don't know if that's the problem.

    My grapes are awesome. I gave most of them away to neighbors and friends. I don't really care for them. Last year I gave them to a buddy who used them to make wine...... It sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    That's what a prehistoric climate will do for vegetation. The heat, humidity and rain this summer was positively Jurassic.
    Here we've had heat, but very little rain and humidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Yeah, believe it or not some $#@!, like horse $#@!, has to compost for quite a while.
    If I get the Zoo Doo again this fall, I'll compost it for a year before I use it in my garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    It’s produce gone wild. My corn stocks are eight feet tall as are my bean plants. My corn isn’t that good though. I planted sweet corn seeds I bought at Lowes. I’m not going to do that again. I had radishes the size of a tennis ball. My carrots are a foot long.

    Wow that sounds like a great year. You must place climbers for the beans or do they use the corn ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    If I get the Zoo Doo again this fall, I'll compost it for a year before I use it in my garden.
    Yup. When you say "zoo doo" do you really mean from the zoo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Yup. When you say "zoo doo" do you really mean from the zoo?
    Its not actually from the zoo. It's from the county fair livestock stalls. People just refer to it as zoo doo

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Wow that sounds like a great year. You must place climbers for the beans or do they use the corn ?
    I use bean poles about eight feet long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    If I get the Zoo Doo again this fall, I'll compost it for a year before I use it in my garden.
    Good idea. Here are some tips for growing corn: https://homeguides.sfgate.com/preven...nts-54615.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Here we've had heat, but very little rain and humidity.
    Lucky you. Dry heat is much more comfortable.
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    I'm still eating Thursday's Eggplant parm and don't have the heart to tell the wife I've got a few more that have to be picked soon. Anyone know if you can freeze eggplant somehow?

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