Decisions, decisions

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  1. teamfat

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    We've had a good thaw here in Salt Lake, temps around 45 - 50F, rain instead of snow.  All the accumulated snow and ice is out of the yard.  And with the resurrection of the old boonie pepper thread, I guess it is time for me to start planning what will go into the garden, and when.

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  2. padkeejoe

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    Might I suggest Aji Amarillo?

    It's a uniquely flavoursome and prolific yellow chile that will produce an impressive yield in a hot climate.

    It's commonly used in South American recipes, but I've found it a fine addition to a wide variety of dishes, sauces and salsa.

    There's a bit on it here: http://www.thechileman.org/results.php?chile=1&find=aji&heat=Any&origin=Any&genus=Any

    along with a host of other relatively obscure chiles.

    Decisions, decisions.
     
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  3. teamfat

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    Will certainly consider it, sounds like a good one.

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  4. maryb

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    4 foot drifts in the yard but I am in garden mode myself. Searching for a good sweet corn variety that is heirloom and will be good for grinding to cornmeal.  Only planting heirlooms this year so I can save seeds. With the west coast drought fresh veg prices are going to go through the roof so going to need a bigger garden this year.
     
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    my peas are struggling . . .

     
  6. wlong

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    The old varieties are good, but not a lot of choice.  Yes, you will need to save seeds for the price you are going to pay for the seeds too.  They will charge you for a bushel and you get a couple hundred seeds. I have almost stopped gardening, just a very small one and some tomato plants on the patio.  Hope you thaw out in time to get them in and send me a piece of cornbread when you get it made /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif
     
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    @Delbert, naw they are nice and warm under that snow
     
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    The mud is pretty amazing right now in Salt Lake. But 4 feet of new snow in the mountains!--means you can water your garden this year.
     
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  9. kaiquekuisine

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    At my fathers farm, they seem to be planting a sh*t load of stuff. 

    Here in Brazil it has been sunny all month , no rain for 3 weeks , and today we had a few drops come down for an hour, but unless it rains for a good 4-24 hours it will most likely be above 30 degrees C tomorrow. 

    Anyway dad seems to be planting limes, avocado we already got, plum, pears, mangos, tomatoes, raspberries, papaya, and macadamias. 

    Then we have beens a few acres on another territory along with coffee and potatoes. 

    heres some pics of the farm :

            
             
               

            
     
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  10. maryb

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    I have a friend that owns a CSA, she will supply me with seeds for free and all she grows are heirloom organics.