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Extra Short Day Onion transplants for anyone in the St. Pete area

Posted by derbyka 10a (St. Pete) (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 19, 12 at 21:43

If anyone here in the St. Pete area wants any of my extra Dixondale transplants, let me know. I have Texas Legend (the new short day variety this year - more nutritious, bigger, and longer storage than the Texas sweet). I also have yellow granex and southern belle red hybrid (which did well for me last year even planted in late Jan). I also posted this in the Florida exchange forumn. I don't have to have a trade for them - I ended up throwing a bunch away last year and don't want to do that again. I am looking for purple carrot seeds, oakleaf (red or green) lettuce seed, arugula seeds or transplant, borage plants, snapdragons, and maybe some other things that I can't remember.


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RE: Extra Short Day Onion transplants for anyone in the St. Pete

Hey there derbyka, I think we are a good match for a trade, I have oakleaf lettuce seed, arugula seed & transplant, borage seed & transplant, and a lot of other veggie & herb starts. I live in S St Pete, send me a message & we could meet up sometime after the holiday :)


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 23, 12 at 9:44

Hi Derek,

I'd like to try some TL and SBRH, I've already got 130 YG set from seed. Want any more bamboo?

Tom


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RE: Extra Short Day Onion transplants for anyone in the St. Pete

Stpetegardner - I'd love to make a trade. What days/times are good for you?

Tom - I think you have the wrong person. I picked up some extra everglade tomato volunteers from you a couple of years ago. I would be happy to give you some TL and SBRH. I grew the SBRH last year and the Texas Sweet which was the parent of the Texas Legend. The both did very well for me. I got several 3" onions even planting almost in February and densely inter-planting with lettuce and carrots. I am hoping they do amazing given lots of space and early planting. Let me know if you are interested.


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 24, 12 at 8:58

Sorry about that. I'd like to try them, I have quite a few snapdragon seeds and always have tons of tomato seeds if you want to try anything different.

Tom


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Tom - I will be right near your place tomorrow around 4:00/4:30. Will you be around?


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 24, 12 at 18:04

Yes, feel free to drop by, Cathy and I will be here :-)


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RE: Extra Short Day Onion transplants for anyone in the St. Pete

I remember the area where you live but not the exact address. If you want, you could PM it to me.

StPeteGardner - I have plenty if you are still interested too.


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 25, 12 at 11:25

CYE ;-)


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RE: Extra Short Day Onion transplants for anyone in the St. Pete

Hey derbyka, I am still interested, you're welcome to come over to my little farm or I could come over to your place. I'll send you a PM with my number, address and availability. Thanks~

Tom~ if you are taking down some more bamboo I would love to come help.


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Thanks Tom and Derek for the awesome trades! We will have to see how these onions do in different parts of St. Pete


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Thanks Tom and Derek for the awesome trades! We will have to see how these onions do in different parts of St. Pete


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 15:43

My pleasure, let me know how the purple sugar snaps do....

Derek, I have about a dozen poles right now but will be trimming more the week before Christmas, I'll drop you a line then.

Tom


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Tom and Derek - how did you guys make out with those onion transplants? I was pretty impressed with the Texas Legend. At least 1/3 of mine have been at least 1 lb with the biggest at 1.4 lbs. Derek - you just use organic fertilizer like fish emulsion right? I am curious how they did for you as I would like to not use synthetics if possible.


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derbyk, I usually use chemical fertilizer but this year depended on rabbit pellets tilled into the soil. I was worried they weren't doing well but we have a nice crop. Most are in the range of 12 to 17 ounces. Usually also, we space them five inches. This year, at four inches, we had very few doubles - but no lunkers like many years. These are Texas Granex. Only one turned out white.


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  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Wed, May 8, 13 at 18:34

Hi Deb,

TL didn't do much here, my Granex grown from seed did exceptionally well. The only problem is that I only grew 70 so we don't have many to store :-[ But, shuffles is my buddy, I think he grew 300+ :-)

Tom


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