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Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#21 Jan 6, 2013
Brian Bodin wrote:
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This was not my best year for satsumas. However, I had tremendous success with navel oranges, Louisiana sweat oranges, kumquats and llemons. I also use triple 13 on my citrus trees.
Small world. If you're related to Mr. "cap" and miss gertie, J married one of my best friends and have lived in Nola for many years now.
....lord, miss gertie could cook you under da table...
Had some good eatin's dere in erath.
Brian Bodin

Pearland, TX

#22 Jan 6, 2013
By the way, if anyone is thinking of planting satsumas, I strongly recommend planting a variety named Owari. It is an old time variety. It is the most cold hardy Satsuma variety for the Acadiana area. Very sweet flavor, virtually no seeds and very prolific. Once you taste an Owari Satsuma, you will not be disappointed. That is course if you like satsumas or citrus for that matter. They are that good. Wal Mart usually supplies for customers in the spring. Roy Young across for Vermilion Catholic High School always has plenty.
Brian Bodin

Pearland, TX

#23 Jan 6, 2013
Woodsman_1 wrote:
<quoted text>Small world. If you're related to Mr. "cap" and miss gertie, J married one of my best friends and have lived in Nola for many years now.
....lord, miss gertie could cook you under da table...
Had some good eatin's dere in erath.
I am their oldest son. In her day, she made the best homemade bread. I still meet up with people at Wal Mart, Super One, Champagnes, Robies and even at the Courthouse that love to reminisce about her baking bread and cinnamon rolls. I guess that is why I used to weigh over 300 pounds. LOL.
Gardener

Abbeville, LA

#24 Jan 6, 2013
Some citrus produce in alternate years like pecans. Citrus should be fertilized in February. The feed store behind Walgreens sells their special fertilizer and lasts longer with no burning. Has trace elements triple 13 doesn't have. Fertilize again a month later or in April. Also buy cow manure or get some free. Works great. They also sell a chemical that lasts a year so you don't have to spray. Be sure to mulch so the roots dont burn in the summer and water if needed. Dont fertilize past July. Citrus trees need heavy fertilization as do palms. That fertilizer works on both. A mature orange or satsuma tree will produce about 1000 fruit after 10 years. and about 100 after four years. Finally satsumas can take more cold than oranges so plant your orange where they will be protected like on the south side of your house. Lemons grapefruit tolerate less cold. Limes freeze the easiest.
Gardener

Abbeville, LA

#25 Jan 6, 2013
Brian Bodin wrote:
By the way, if anyone is thinking of planting satsumas, I strongly recommend planting a variety named Owari. It is an old time variety. It is the most cold hardy Satsuma variety for the Acadiana area. Very sweet flavor, virtually no seeds and very prolific. Once you taste an Owari Satsuma, you will not be disappointed. That is course if you like satsumas or citrus for that matter. They are that good. Wal Mart usually supplies for customers in the spring. Roy Young across for Vermilion Catholic High School always has plenty.
Brown select are good too as are the newer Armstrong variety. My favorite is the blood orange. But they don't tolerate cold well. Anything below 25 can cause problems. water well before a freeze and it is a good idea to leave a sprinkler system on when temperatures are below 25. Better to have some broken branches than a dead tree. Ice is 32 and acts as an insulator against the cold. Remove all citrus before February 1 so the tree can use its energy to make next years crop.
Gardener

Abbeville, LA

#26 Jan 6, 2013
Try a Pumelo tree. It makes fruit that are sometimes as big as a small basketball. The fruit are delicious but they are hard to find. Roy Young normally has them. If you know how to graft a single tree can produce every kind of citrus. You will need a trifolia for the rootstock. I also heard apples can be grown but I haven't done any research on how to do it. Roy Young should know because he grows good apples.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#27 Jan 6, 2013
Brian Bodin wrote:
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I am their oldest son. In her day, she made the best homemade bread. I still meet up with people at Wal Mart, Super One, Champagnes, Robies and even at the Courthouse that love to reminisce about her baking bread and cinnamon rolls. I guess that is why I used to weigh over 300 pounds. LOL.
Lol! Was invited over one Sunday to eat with my podna T. He ain't exactly small neither and never stood a chance of losing weight the way J can cook, too!
It looked like a royal feast when I walked through the back door. There were so many dishes that were prepared that were so good you HAD to hurt yourself. The best thing I ate was the stuffed garfish roast. BrotherN told me all about how he caught em. Lol!
I have never been to a perfect strangers'house
and felt so at home. After I ate I had to lay on da floor in front of the tv while miss gertie cussed that pin in her leg.
I don't remember you being there. You very well may have been. It was many many years ago.
I hope we have many more good conversations.
MrsCuldesac

Walker, LA

#28 Jan 6, 2013
Wow that's good info I'm getting my closed pins ready! I also use triple 13, but this year I decided to just use chicken poop! And my plants r coming along good! I'll baby my cauliflowers until I harvest them!
Sunshine, I know it's Cold, but getting all bundled up & getting outside and getting in the dirt, just brings life back into You! I garden no matter if cold, just no mist or rain! I just love it so much, kind of like a sickness, I say! Lol
Isn't it great that we can all exchange ideas and help each other, finally, positive chatting!:):):)

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#29 Jan 6, 2013
Umh. Clothes pins.
Are u pushin my buttons?
:-)
MrsCuldesac

Walker, LA

#30 Jan 6, 2013
Lol, I'm cooking smothered cabbage as I type, we could also exchange good vegetable canning tips or recipes! Or tricks of the trade!
Apples do grow here, I've taken care of many apple trees in my time!
Think I'm going to add on to my garden in the spring, all this talking got me excited to grow many different things!

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#31 Jan 6, 2013
MrsCuldesac wrote:
Lol, I'm cooking smothered cabbage as I type, we could also exchange good vegetable canning tips or recipes! Or tricks of the trade!
Apples do grow here, I've taken care of many apple trees in my time!
Think I'm going to add on to my garden in the spring, all this talking got me excited to grow many different things!
Don't get too excited!
Sunshine

Abbeville, LA

#32 Jan 7, 2013
Brian Bodin wrote:
By the way, if anyone is thinking of planting satsumas, I strongly recommend planting a variety named Owari. It is an old time variety. It is the most cold hardy Satsuma variety for the Acadiana area. Very sweet flavor, virtually no seeds and very prolific. Once you taste an Owari Satsuma, you will not be disappointed. That is course if you like satsumas or citrus for that matter. They are that good. Wal Mart usually supplies for customers in the spring. Roy Young across for Vermilion Catholic High School always has plenty.
Thanks for that info, Brian. I'm going to be on the lookout for that variety. I do not know what ours are. We got them from the fruit stand in Kaplan and the fruit stand in Breaux Bridge.
Sunshine

Abbeville, LA

#33 Jan 7, 2013
MrsCuldesac wrote:
Lol, I'm cooking smothered cabbage as I type, we could also exchange good vegetable canning tips or recipes! Or tricks of the trade!
Apples do grow here, I've taken care of many apple trees in my time!
Think I'm going to add on to my garden in the spring, all this talking got me excited to grow many different things!
Smothered cabbage is what we had for supper last night!
MrsCuldesac

Walker, LA

#34 Jan 7, 2013
Yummy! I was talking to my mother about Cumquats, I'm given those lil things by the bags full. My granddaughter and myself eat them but just a few. Just wondering if someone has ever made jam with it? Or used it in a way other than raw? They produce do much, a lot goes to waste!

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#35 Jan 7, 2013
MrsCuldesac wrote:
Yummy! I was talking to my mother about Cumquats, I'm given those lil things by the bags full. My granddaughter and myself eat them but just a few. Just wondering if someone has ever made jam with it? Or used it in a way other than raw? They produce do much, a lot goes to waste!
Ive eaten them candied, cut in half and deseeded with a pecan halve in the center.
They were very good but something tells me it's prolly a lot of cooking and prep involved. I'll try to post the recipe.
Brian Bodin

Abbeville, LA

#36 Jan 7, 2013
Woodsman_1 wrote:
<quoted text>Lol! Was invited over one Sunday to eat with my podna T. He ain't exactly small neither and never stood a chance of losing weight the way J can cook, too!
It looked like a royal feast when I walked through the back door. There were so many dishes that were prepared that were so good you HAD to hurt yourself. The best thing I ate was the stuffed garfish roast. BrotherN told me all about how he caught em. Lol!
I have never been to a perfect strangers'house
and felt so at home. After I ate I had to lay on da floor in front of the tv while miss gertie cussed that pin in her leg.
I don't remember you being there. You very well may have been. It was many many years ago.
I hope we have many more good conversations.
Are your initials M.M.? If so, we met at the Janine and Thomas wedding.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#37 Jan 7, 2013
Brian Bodin wrote:
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Are your initials M.M.? If so, we met at the Janine and Thomas wedding.
Lol!
It's ok, everybody knows who ole woods is on most forums and you're absolutely correct.
I was thinking about it last night and some memories did come back to me.
I still love those two kids! Lol!

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#38 Jan 7, 2013
The kids and the "big" kids!
MrsCuldesac

Walker, LA

#39 Jan 7, 2013
Hey Woody, looks like we just could never hide!
Nothing wrong with that, it's all Good! How awesome to get on topix and find acquaintances you have known from your past! That's Cool.
That's what I find so awesome about this area, everyone loved to sit and visit, just like in the old days! Something that should never be lost, y'all should have a springtime cook out, and bring your produce!
Hey it's a thought! Have a great day everyone!:)

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