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On December 21, 2012, I made an accidental, but startling, discovery as a result of initiating the installation of a small starter system for solar power. A brief chronology is below.
November 25, 2012
Last week, it was reported that Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill were “disappointed” that an Ameren UE /DOE plan to build nifty modular nuclear power plants was killed.
This ia a "TALE OF TWO VEGGIES".
Yes, this is about a very sweet Moschata variety of winter squash known as Yamiken, and about an ordinarily very sweet beet known as the Zelenolistnaja variety.
We grew both this year as we do every year where possible. OK, this year was a true test not only of gardening skill and perseverance, but of the ability of various crops to withstand the record-breaking heat wave and drought.
Most folks do not realize that peanuts can be grown in climates much cooler than that of the American state of Georgia. We grow them in Missouri and they are grown much farther north as well.
Got grape juice? If not, you can make your own from your own grape arbor or even wild grapes. I've done both and prefer wild grapes as they require least maintenance. If the vines are too high in the trees, you might need to cut down the vines and wait a year or two for recovery and grapes at a level you can reach.
As a child I thought all radishes were either small spherical reddish spherical things called globe radish, or smallish white cylindrical things called icicle radish. Fortunately then I was rather ignorant in that area.
Most people like sweet potatoes but only see them in the grocery stores for a short time in late summer through autumn each year, presumably because they have just been harvested by late summer, and an American tradition is that Thanksgiving dinner is not the same without sweet potatoes.