Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 08, 1998, Image 57

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    All Gardens
Great & Snuii
Ybrk Co.
Horticultural Agei
Tom Becker
Rex begonias are a popular
foliage begonia strain, best
grown as a pot plant. They bear
heat-shaped leaves that appear
off-centered. Thick rhizomes
creep over or under the soil sur
A relative, the rieger begonia,
is raised for its flowers. It has
single or double camellia-like
flowers with thick fleshy roots,
rieger begonias are easy to prop
Gardeners can raise a new
Rex begonia plant merely by
snipping a leaf or two from the
mother plant. The Rex begonia
has cells capable of rooting in
the veins of its leaves as well as
in its stems.
Choose a mature leaf,
because young, tender leaves
wilt too easily and old damaged
leaves invite insects and dis
Be sure to start out with a
clean container. Any shallow
pan that can hold a few inches of
sand will work well for propaga
tion, a clear plastic sweater box
with a transparent lid works
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particularly well as a mini
Using a sharp knife or razor,
cut off the leaf at the base of its
stalk. Slice the leaf into wedges.
Each wedge 'hould have a vein
in its center and a piece of the
sinus (the place where the leaf
and the stalk meet) at its tip.
Dip the narrow end in the root
ing hormone. Sink the wedge
into the sand so that a third of it
is buried and the remainder
stands upright like a sail.
Gently firm it into place with
your fingers. Place the wedge?,
about 1 inch apart to allow room
for growth.
Cover the box and set it on
the sill of a bright east or west
window. Maintain a day and
nighttime temperature of about
65 degrees F. Water when the
medium is dry to the touch. In a
few weeks roots will begin to
form. In about 2 months, several
leaves per wedge should begin to
When the leaves on the
plantlets are about the size of
your thumbnail, repot it into a 2
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Baseball Players Find Cows Got Milk
CLARION (Clarion Co.)
Pennsylvania Dairy Princess
and Promotion Services, Inc.,
the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture, WARM Radio and
the Scranton Wilkes Barre Red
Barons teamed up recently for a
successful Dairy Night at the
A crowd of over 7,000
I/2-inch container using a light
soilless mix. Put the newly pot
ted plants in a warm east win
dow. a humid environment, and
water when the soil surface is
Even with care, Rex begonias
tend to be short-lived. They
often last one year under ordi
nary room conditions.
Propagators often grow the
rieger begonias from seed. Six
months is required from seed.
One they start blooming they
bloom for a long time. Look for
16 flower colors including rose,
pink, orange and red. Non-stop
orange and non-stop red are
popular hybrids.
Avoid growing in extremely
low light. Grow indoors in a
shady spot. The plants stop
growing especially during win
ter months. Allow the soil to dry
only slightly between waterings.
If plants stop blooming,
restart it by cutting back to
within 3 inches of the crown.
Any questions regarding the
above article can be addressed to
Tom Becker, Penn State
Cooperative Extension at (717)
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 8, 1998-B9
watched as Danny Held, first
baseman for the Barons was vic
torious in the pre-game milking
contest and shortly thereafter
delivered a home-run for his
“Homer Hankies” bearing the
Got Milk logo were distributed
by local Dairy Princesses to all
fans and were much in evidence
each time they approved of the
Baron’s on-field performance.
Got Milk signs greeted all com
ers and the message was flashed
repeatedly on the scoreboard
throughout the game.
Eileen Murphy, Pennsylvania
Alternate Dairy Princess, deliv
ered the first pitch and was on
hand to greet fans at the front
Cook’s Question
ANSWER Eileen Greenaway, Somerville, N.J., sent in
these recipes in answer to the reader who had trouble making
cream pies. Eileen suggests using a plastic spatula when stir
ring constantly becauce it covers a bigger area than a spoon.
1 cup sugar
'A cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
'A teaspoon salt
2% cups milk
4 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine sugar, flour, and salt in medium saucepan. Add
milk, stirring until smooth, coover over medium heat, stirring
constantly until thickened and bubbly.
Gradually stir one fourth of hot mixture into beaten eggs; add
to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook two minutes
or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and gently stir in
the butter and vanilla. Pour into a baked 9-inch pastry crust,
chocolate or graham crust. Chill completely. Garnish with
whipped cream and fresh berries or pineapple if desired.
VA cups sugar
'A cup cocoa
'A cup flour
3 eggs, beaten
I'A cups evaporated milk
VA cups water
3 tablespoons butter
VA teaspoons vanilla
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
Combine sugar, flour, and cocoa in heavy saucepan. Com
bine beaten eggs, milk, and water and gradually add to cocoa
mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mix
ture thickens and comes to a boil. Cook one minute, stirring
constantly. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla, stir
ring until butter melts. Pour into a nine-inch baked pastry shell.
Chill. Garnish with whipped cream.
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gate. Dairy T-shirts were award
ed throughout the evening to
holders of lucky number tickets.
Cows for the milking contest
were provided and led by Roger
Sherwood and his family of Long
Brook Farm, Meshoppen.
Other milking contestants
were Rob Neihart of WARM
Radio, Tony Barnen of the Red
Barons and Greg Reis of the
Columbus Clippers.
A ninth inning hit by the
Columbus Clippers concluded
the game with a two-run loss for
the Barons leaving them believ
ing the entire team should have
milked the cows and consumed
the milk for better luck!
(Continued from Page B 8)
Vanilla Cream Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie