The Bayou Gardener
April 24, 2014, 11:40:37 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: SMF - Just Installed!
 
   Home   Help Login Register Chat  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Land Plaster  (Read 625 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
HerbDrew
A Gardener
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 126



« on: July 21, 2012, 08:24:23 PM »

Does any one have advice on applying land plaster to peanuts
Logged

90 miles west of Savannah in Toombs county Ga. zone 8

Blessed by God more than I ever imagined!!
Soilguy
Top Gun
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1427


Southern Tip of Texas, Zone 9B


« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 06:02:38 AM »

OK, what's land plaster? Larry  Huh?
Logged

Soil and dirt are different things!
JohnK454
Grasshopper
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 33

Zone 8a & 8b


« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 06:23:23 AM »

Gypsum. 

Before the spreader trucks & trailers, farmers around here (S. GA and AL) used "land plaster machines" made by Paulk.  As a kid, I was told filling the hopper with bag after bag of "land plaster" would build character.  Usually put out on peanuts in July.

Kids these days are missing out.   Grin
Logged
HerbDrew
A Gardener
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 126



« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 10:20:40 AM »

OK, what's land plaster? Larry  Huh?

Not real sure I think it must be Gypsum a farmer friend told he was going to be putting land plaster on his peanuts supposed to help fill out the shells with nuts. Wondering if I need this in my small patch in the garden
Logged

90 miles west of Savannah in Toombs county Ga. zone 8

Blessed by God more than I ever imagined!!
Oldiron
Top Gun
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1196


« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 10:45:50 AM »

"build character"

Dirty, stinky, hot, cold, nasty job that pap or grandpap can push off on the kids. Ever notice berry picking NEVER built character?
Logged

" An expert is somebody who has killed at least 10,000 plants" Bob Webster. I ain't there yet but I'm workin' on it!

A few miles north of San Antonio Texas

John Deere LA115
Western Auto Atlas front tine tiller
Shovels, forks, hoes, and other implements of destruction
Soilguy
Top Gun
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1427


Southern Tip of Texas, Zone 9B


« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 06:02:33 AM »

OK, thanks for the enlightenment. I can use all I can get. Yep, gypsum is necessary on peanuts. Sometime around  the flowering-pegging period. Maybe July, as JohnK454 says...I guess it depends on where you are. But it is vital for nut production, that's for sure. Must have a high level of calcium in soil at that time, or you get puny nuts....so to speak.  Shocked Larry
Logged

Soil and dirt are different things!
snail81
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 24



« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 06:47:00 AM »

I put gypsum around my tomatoes and squash. I have been having a problem with blossom end rot and was told that gypsum would condition the soil. I had the best harvest of tomatoes and squash i have ever had this year. I also mulched around the tomatoes also where as i have never done that before. I will use gypsum and mulch next year.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!