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Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by cordyman » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:36 am

Kristen wrote:
cordyman wrote:ps. that spade looks like something from the trenches of WWII :lol: :lol: :lol:
"Oversexed, overpaid, over here" and nicking our spades? :lol:

:lol: :lol:

Kristen

Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by Kristen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:58 am

I think back then the Yanks had the last laugh on that expression though - referring to the Brits as "Under sexed, under-paid and under Eisenhower" :lol:

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Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by miketropic » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:13 pm

When you refer to Americans do you all really call us Yanks :lol: ? just curious

Temps dropped down to -2.7 this morning and this is what I came home to. I put in extra work yesterday and it paid off so nothing was really harmed and just about everything is in its place for winter

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Just frozen in place... I still need to put straw in for the banana cages today if I get time

Kristen

Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by Kristen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:23 pm

miketropic wrote:When you refer to Americans do you all really call us Yanks :lol: ? just curious
I tend to use "Yanks" when referring to Americans during WWII, I would have thought that the two are used interchangeably now, although I don't now what percentage - probably the more common use would be "Americans"?

Using the term "Yanks" when referring to current-time is probably a bit pejorative?

miketropic

Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by miketropic » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:15 pm

ahh people from the south still call us yanks so I don't think it can even remotely be considered offensive anyway :lol:

Kristen

Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by Kristen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:09 pm

We being either ignorant, or not caring enough, use the term Yanks to mean either Southerners or Northerners. Sorry!

miketropic

Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by miketropic » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:48 pm

I guess I would take being a yank over a dumb southern redneck any day :lol:

Finally got it cleaned up back there..well some of it. The Tanee, Dwarf red and Siams all went to the local greenhouse for winter ( min 15.5 all winter ) and the rest got stored various ways. after the hard freeze last night all the banana leaves were fried so time to wrap up.

Think this was taken in aug...

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Late oct.

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All I do for the arid stuff..as long as its dry it keeps fine..plastic comes off on nice dry days

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Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:06 pm

Here's the monkey puzzle tree picture I was talking about, great work on the garden getting it ready for winter. Looks like its arrived early!
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Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by miketropic » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:14 pm

I thought they kept branchs all the way down the trunk...very interesting I'll see how they do over here. the largest one I have ever seen over here was only about 3 ft tall so maybe one day I can pass that up

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Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:40 pm

They form a branchless trunk eventually, these are over 100 years old.

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Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by miketropic » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:47 pm

The tubers have no dried out completly but I will get pics of them when they do and are all cleaned up. These were the last hold outs and I finally took them in today.. thought everyone might like this.These are the biggest I had this year and biggest I have ever had. This one was over 5 pounds. another pic of it when dry

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I can barely get my hand over it
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GREVILLE

Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:49 pm

What variety was your five pounder, Mike?

miketropic

Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by miketropic » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:10 am

GREVILLE wrote:What variety was your five pounder, Mike?
mammoth...I think from 4 tubers I have about 50 or 60 tubers now

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Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:47 am

Mike, whats the circumference on that big mammoth ? I think mine will be roughly the same weight but as i'm not dry storing i obviously can't weigh it. If the circumference is about the same then possibly the weight will be in the same ball park.

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Re: Miketropics blog -- The seasons closed

Post by miketropic » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:59 am

I didn't have a tape measure on me when I was doing it but I would say a very close estimate would be 3-14 inchs around. I put my hand on a CD and it was roughly the same size so somthing in that range. I was honestly hoping for bigger but it seems it put more energy into the offsets and made many new large tubers apposed to making the main tuber larger

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