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    Java Plum, Pineapples and MORE Jaboticabas !!!

    More additions for my edible landscape - the Java Plum or Jambolan Plum the Syzigium cuminii. I obtained 3 young seedlings for the price of the shipping. Then had a conversation with another fruit grower who had a 2 year old plant that I was able to buy super cheap. . . so now I have 4 !!! I...
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    Pithecellobium dulce, the Manila Tamarind interesting fruit

    Is anyone growing or interested in growing Pithecellobium dulce, the Manila Tamarind? It is not cold tolerant when young but grows VERY quickly and is nitrogen fixing. I bought seeds, planted 9 and 6 were growing in just 4 days !!! I am getting to know a young couple in the Rio Grand Valley...
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    Dwarf Tomato Project - Get Involved !

    I just ran across information about the Dwarf Tomato Project. Anyone who likes growing good tasting tomatoes as opposed to the cardboard tasting ones from the grocery should read up on this .... It is an ongoing project in Australia as well as North America. I have only grown heirloom varieties...
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    Variegated Pink Lemon problem

    I just discovered this problem on my variegated pink lemon after days and days of rain What is this and how should I treat it? Thanks all !
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    Recommend Peas for fall garden in Texas

    Timing is everything ... Mark did a snow pea video today. They are the bee's knees ! Good minds think alike ... I plant peas and beans a week apart till I have enough for the season. This year I have new varieties to add to my tried and trues - Mammoth Sugar Spring blush peas Tom Thumb dwarf...
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    Question Banana Harvest Questions

    We have a large stand of finger bananas that are 15-20 feet tall. We were told we were buying Ice Cream banana, but now I am thinking it is really Nam Wa. It doesn't really matter because they are delicious !! We have a bunch of bananas with about 10 hands with 12-16 bananas in each hand. Last...
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    Finally, my carambolas are flowering !!

    We had a hard winter 3 years ago and both trees froze to the ground ... I am thrilled - starfruit coming !!
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    Question Can you help id this vine please?

    I THINK it is some type of miniature cucumber, but it just mysteriously appeared growing on my fence. BTW, it is yummy ! Can you please tel me what it is? TIA P J the Dirt Diva
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    Healthy Grumichama but no flowers or fruit

    I have a grumichama that i originally had in a large pot for at least 8 yrs. and planted in ground 3 yrs ago. It is healthy, putting on new growth continuously. It has never flowered ?!?! Am hoping 1 of you Eugenia gurus can suggest how to force some fruit. Also want to do some pruning, but...
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    Cucuzza Italian Squash

    I finally have a new section of fence to grow more vertically, so I started Cucuzza ( sometimes call trombocino) squash. It is in the calabash family and when small is a summer squash. It can grow to 2 ft long or greater and eaten as a winter squash. I had a major challenge with germination...
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    Recommend Strawberry Tree - Muntingia Calabura

    Got this Strawberry Tree 1 year ago, kept in a pot till 5 weeks ago when we planted it in the ground. It has grown almost 2 ft this year and it has been fruiting since March. New flowers green fruit and ripe fruit everyday now. This tree is fast growing and prolific and the fruit is YUMMY !! I...
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    Question Nam Wa or Ice Cream Banana

    I have what was sold as an Ice Cream Banana and now I am not sure .... We have had many wonderful fruit from this stand, so I am not really complaining, but would like to know for sure. Can anyone enlighten me and tell me the difference in taste ?
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    Recommend Just got a Pitomba Tree

    Hello All, I just bought a pitomba tree ( Eugenia Luschnathiana ) that is about 4 ft tall in a very large pot. There was 1 ripe fruit that day. In the 2 weeks that I have owned it, over 20 fruits have ripened and there are dozens of flowers and green fruit ripening. I am totally thrilled !!! I...
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    spots on bean leaves and caterpillar problems

    We have had practically non-stop rain and now I have these spots on my pole beans. HELP what should I do? Also have butterflies mating and laying eggs on my passion fruit, fennel, tomatoes. the larvae are munching their way through the leaves and maters and although I don't mind sharing, they...
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    Question Asking for your 2 cents worth-potatoes in containers

    We are growing purple potatoes and sweet potatoes in tall buckets this year. Tomorrow I plan to clip the sweet potato vines to saute with onion and garlic for dinner since the vines are about 4 ft. long. That got me to wondering if I should clip back the potato vines also??? I KNOW NOT to eat...
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    Tip I made my own BioChar

    It all started when I watched the documentary on the terra preta in the amazon. I immediately wanted to put bio char into my garden, however ... For years I searched for locally produced, affordable biochar to no avail. ... then this February I watched a youtube video from MI Gardener on how...
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    finger lime need advise please

    Nassau Bay, Texas USA Climate: Sub-Tropical I live in Texas and many places can't ship citrus here because of the greening threat. After several years, I finally found a nursery with the finger limes in 5 gal pots and bought 3. They each have a few buds on them. One is a light pink and the...
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    Finger Lime advise needed please

    Nassau Bay, Texas USA Climate: Sub-Tropical I live in Texas and many places can't ship citrus here because of the greening threat. After several years, I finally found a nursery with the finger limes in 5 gal pots and bought 3. They each have a few buds on them. One is a light pink and the...
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    Greetings from Nassau Bay, Texas

    Hi Y'all I subscribed to Mark's channel long ago and watch his videos regularly. After watching the garlic sifting video, I knew I wanted to join this forum and learn more!!! Oh and I hope to qualify and be lucky enough to win the sifter :-) I live right across the street from Mission Control...