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Forum: Gardening

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  1. Veg

    Spring 2018 Garden Pictorial

    Starting in mid February of this year here in Southeast Texas, I tilled my garden spot for the first time since I broke my small leg bone while tilling it in October 2016. I'm simi retired now, so I have lots of time to do something I really enjoy, and it gives me some much needed exercise. I...

    Started by Txkstew‎, 05-18-2018 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 27
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    06-20-2018 12:43 PM Go to last post
  2. Herbs


    I planted it in a terrarium, (one gallon pickle jar with lid). Did not over water. It caught some sort of mold/fungus and died within a week.

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 06-19-2018 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-19-2018 11:02 AM Go to last post
  3. Veg


    good news is that tomatoes are off to a great start this year. I've already tied most of mine twice and have some small blossoms on the cherokees, amish paste and san marzanos. although I haven't seen any signs of it yet the "bad news" is that all this rain and cool temperatures in the SE are a...

    Started by Raggedyman‎, 05-29-2018 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-13-2018 08:30 AM Go to last post
  4. Planting

    70 degrees time to plant maters. What do you do to increase yield?

    It has been in the high 80s all week. Plant starts are available and I want to put in my tomatoes. What do you do when planting to increase yield?

    Started by marsh‎, 03-29-2018 05:07 AM
    • Replies: 23
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    06-07-2018 09:49 AM Go to last post
  5. Planting

    Planting Guide June 2018 JUNE 2018 1st Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops. 2nd - 4th Poor days for planting. Kill plant pests, spray, fertilize, do general farm work.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 06-01-2018 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 397
    06-02-2018 08:58 PM Go to last post
  6. Organic

    Nebraska retiree uses earths's heat to grow oranges in snow

    Have $25K, a back hoe and the ambition to grow fruit and vegetables year round? Maybe enough for a farmer's market? You might like this video. It is a work in progress. The newest design is looking to incorporate aquaponics. - OGM Fair use. Nebraska retiree uses Earth's heat to grow oranges in...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 05-28-2018 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 404
    05-29-2018 09:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Fruit


    After about 5 years of waiting and trying desperately to keep a male kiwi plant alive I finally have kiwis! I see them every year but they drop off due to lack of pollination. Well this year I wasn't sure but I thought my male had blooms on it and evidently it did cause the kiwis are hanging on and...

    Started by Sherrynboo‎, 05-12-2018 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-26-2018 07:45 PM Go to last post
  8. Planting

    Is it too late to plant bare root fruit trees?

    Embarassing confession time. Last spring we bought two bare-root fruit trees, semi -dwarf IIRC, one pear and one apple, both with multiple varieties. We stuck them (still wrapped) in a large pot. And ignored them. Amazingly, they survived a hot summer & cold winter. Now dh figures it's time to...

    Started by bluelady‎, 05-21-2018 01:18 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 587
    05-21-2018 07:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Planting

    My palm had pups

    I've separated a pup. Hope it grows! I added some annuals to gauge moisture levels.

    Started by SusieSunshine‎, 05-21-2018 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    05-21-2018 06:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Help

    Fertilizer help needed

    I have several different plants that I should fertilize. They are different types. Do each require different N-P-K ratio? The products I have looked at all have varying ratios for the same plant. I am so confused. I'd like to use just 1 if it is possible.

    Started by SusieSunshine‎, 05-18-2018 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-19-2018 10:12 AM Go to last post
  11. Flowers

    Flower pics. Show 'em off!

    My flahrs are blooming like crazy! Post pics if you have them. I love this time of year!

    Started by momma_soapmaker‎, 05-04-2018 09:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 564
    05-18-2018 11:29 PM Go to last post
  12. Raised Bed

    Self-Watering Raised Beds

    We are about to build some raised beds, and I've been looking at various set ups. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated. Right now, our current thinking is to line the beds with heavy black plastic, lay weeping tile (pipe) in bottom, cover with landscape fabric, then a layer of sand to help...

    Started by momma_soapmaker‎, 05-05-2018 07:04 PM
    • Replies: 21
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    05-18-2018 11:21 PM Go to last post
  13. Seed


    I planted cilantro for the first time this year. It grew beautifully. It has now gone to seed. I am harvesting the seed. Has anyone harvested it before? I'm not sure how much to save for planting next year or save for grinding.

    Started by SusieSunshine‎, 05-18-2018 11:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 356
    05-18-2018 01:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Fruit

    Hardy Kiwi (Issai)

    Anyone grown one of these? Everything I found says it is hardy to Zone 6. I found one last year that claimed it was hardy to Zone 5. Bought just the one pot. It seemed healthy - but I never got around to finding or making a place for it. So, it stayed in the pot on our shady deck, and I basically...

    Started by WisconsinGardener‎, 05-16-2018 10:37 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 413
    05-16-2018 05:32 PM Go to last post
  15. Fruit

    WOOHOO my fruit trees SURVIVED!

    Between drought, wind, odd ball freezes, flooding rains, etc., etc., all my 17 young fruit trees survived the winter, all the weird weather we've had and are flowering and setting fruit!! In their third year! WoooHOOO!! We have apples, peaches, apricot, more apples, nectarine, pears, cherries,...

    Started by ShadowMan‎, 04-27-2018 11:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 550
    05-10-2018 05:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Grnhouse

    Off season growing without heat.

    We have grown in late winter for the past several years in unheated greenhouses. So long as your aware of a few tips you can do so too. #1 Choose only cold hardy plants from the list below #2 You must place and remove the covers daily. #3 Plants grow best after winter solstice and daylight has...

    Started by Stanb999‎, 04-03-2018 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-10-2018 08:18 AM Go to last post
  17. Hydropon

    My wife does a walk thru of our tomato house

    This was last summer. Due not the greenhouse is powered only with solar and is offgrid.

    Started by Stanb999‎, 03-02-2018 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-05-2018 06:52 PM Go to last post
  18. Misc/Chat

    Planting Guide May 2018 MAY 2018 1st - 2nd Seeds planted now will do poorly and yield little 3rd - 5th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 05-01-2018 08:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-02-2018 02:36 PM Go to last post
  19. Fruit

    Strawberry Patch

    So I would like to expand the patch this spring. I've had a variety before that are very tasty but only the size of a dime and very soft to the point of pulling them-they would break up. I only had 8 plants last year but would like to fill the whole bed this time. It's 6x5 foot and very good...

    Started by Great Northwet‎, 04-08-2018 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 504
    04-29-2018 11:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Harvest

    Root Cellar Survival

    I thought I would start a thread on Root Cellars and benefits. We use ours all year long. Currently we are bring out Cabbage that is still as firm and green when we pulled them last fall. I made a wooden box out of rough cut 2X8 and poured in fine sand. Pulled the cabbage plant straight out of...

    Started by Bubble Head‎, 01-27-2018 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,010
    04-29-2018 03:15 AM Go to last post
  21. Planting

    Earth/Grow Boxes

    For those of you who have them: Are they worth the effort to make them? Do they really increase the yields or are they just a time saving device? Thanks in advance for your replies!

    Started by Pinecone‎, 04-22-2018 02:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 594
    04-24-2018 06:08 PM Go to last post
  22. Planting

    Square Foot Gardening: Easy Peasy

    I thought this was a good article. Loved the terraced boxes. Square Foot Gardening: Easy Peasy Organic, GMO-Free Food On Balconies, Roof Tops, Raised Beds And Acreage Posted by JB Bardot ...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-12-2018 12:53 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 489
    04-21-2018 12:29 PM Go to last post
  23. Climate

    70 Plus Temps Time to Till.

    We have a stretch of dry weather and the last two day were in the 70s so break out the tiller and grind all the trash from last year into the soil. The photo is an old one but shows what I'm working with.

    Started by Publius‎, 04-13-2018 11:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 483
    04-18-2018 12:36 PM Go to last post
  24. Help

    Azeala branch rooted

    We have a large (over 6' tall & wide) azeala with a lower branch that has rooted in two different spots. My conundrum is..... can I cut/dig those spots as new plants, transfer, & eventually have viable azealas, or do I just need to prune the branch off? I've heard azealas would root like...

    Started by momma_soapmaker‎, 04-15-2018 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 405
    04-15-2018 02:12 PM Go to last post
  25. Fruit

    The secret cherry taking over Canada

    I don't have any experience with these cherries but thought the article was interesting. Anyone here have any experience with them? - OGM Fair use. BBC The secret cherry taking over Canada By Ryan MacDonald 22 March 2018 Able to survive temperatures as low as -40C, Saskatchewan’s...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 04-10-2018 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 490
    04-10-2018 03:07 PM Go to last post
  26. Pests/Ctrl

    armadillos :(

    Anyone have a sure fire method besides expensive fencing, to repel armadillos? I already keep everything under wraps from the chickens using plastic mesh fencing but the armadillo just goes right under it. I need some ideas on odorous plants to keep him away.

    Started by Sherrynboo‎, 04-07-2018 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 509
    04-08-2018 04:32 PM Go to last post
  27. Planting

    April 2018 planting Guide APRIL 2018 1st - 3rd Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for leafy vegetables. 4th - 5th Neither plant nor sow on these barren days. 6th...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 04-03-2018 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 414
    04-03-2018 08:13 PM Go to last post
  28. Grnhouse

    A few pictures of our walapini.

    We have a walapini on our market farm. Here is how it is when in use with the plants inside. The farm is offgrid as some may know. We use a small propane heater to keep the space in the 60's at night. We also cover the roof of the structure with concrete curing blankets to keep the heat in. This...

    Started by Stanb999‎, 03-23-2018 09:27 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,035
    04-02-2018 10:58 AM Go to last post
  29. Grnhouse

    It's March 21st and I'm eating out of my greenhouse

    I just wanted to share that being I'm in upstate NY, it's in the low 20's tonight and it's March 21st yet I was harvesting food from the greenhouse. Yes! I had dinner with kale in a really nice stirfry with broccoli and spinach, olive oil and butter. Yum! The kale wasn't small either. The same size...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-21-2018 12:54 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 633
    04-01-2018 02:30 PM Go to last post
  30. Planting

    Garden planner

    Anyone have a good garden planner you're using? I used Burpee's for the Summer and it was really good. I'm having a hard time with their Fall planner so thought I would look around. Thanks, Joe

    Started by joekan‎, 08-01-2017 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-28-2018 03:46 PM Go to last post
  31. Soil

    Planning for a new garden

    This is my first full year at my new digs. I'm here by myself - with some occasional help from friends & family - whom I hope to benefit from what I'm planning here. I've got 10 acres to play with. I'm taking care of the big structural improvements/remodelling/maintenance issues this year......

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 07-27-2017 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 27
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    03-28-2018 03:21 PM Go to last post
  32. Grnhouse

    Tomato starts

    They are looking great under the led lights. What we did was use soiless mix to the trays, used half strength mircle grow to water. The light is a 360 watt led lamp. Not "virtual watts" like so many cheap imports. I leave the lamp on 24 hours. The starts have first leaves forming and they are 9...

    Started by Stanb999‎, 02-22-2018 09:22 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 935
    03-16-2018 03:17 PM Go to last post
  33. Misc/Chat

    Weather stations and data records

    How much weather data do you try to keep track of? Do you manually record it? or have a set up to transfer to computer?

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 03-11-2018 07:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 473
    03-12-2018 07:51 AM Go to last post
  34. Hydropon

    Simple method hydroponic greens

    Simple offgrid method of hydroponic growing. My wife does a tour of the lettuce house as we were building it.

    Started by Stanb999‎, 03-02-2018 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 606
    03-04-2018 09:57 AM Go to last post
  35. Grnhouse

    Pit greenhouse with ShelerLogic greenhouse frame??

    OK - I have this idea. Before I get too enthused about it, I thought I'd try it out on you all. I've been studying pit greenhouses, and their advantages for a northern climate. Granted, this isn't Canada, but Wisconsin can get mighty cold. I have a small (6x8) ShelterLogic greenhouse that has...

    Started by WisconsinGardener‎, 02-17-2018 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 641
    03-03-2018 11:54 AM Go to last post
  36. Seed

    Seed Catalogs for Gardening Season 2018

    Alrighty, got the last bits of the garden harvested yesterday, and now everything is mulched or will soon be mulched and is ready for winter. What seed catalogs are y'all looking at right now? And what's on your must plant list? For the first time in ages ALL of my raised beds are filled...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 12-04-2017 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,350
    03-02-2018 04:07 PM Go to last post
  37. Planting

    March 2018 Planting Guide MARCH 2018 1st - 2nd A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm. 3rd - 4th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 02-25-2018 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 484
    02-25-2018 02:43 PM Go to last post
  38. Planting

    Change in your garden plans for this year?

    I relocated from Missouri back down to Oklahoma last year, and it was to late to start a garden at that point in time. My husband and I had several wicking beds that we had made while up in Missouri that produced an amazing amount of food considering their size. We spent years creating the...

    Started by Donna_in_OK‎, 02-03-2018 03:44 PM
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,686
    02-22-2018 05:01 PM Go to last post
  39. Pests/Ctrl

    HELP Houseplant with Spider Mites

    My Swedish Ivy appears to have spider mites, I think. Its suddenly looking bad, and there's this web like crap around it. :shk: I'll try to get photos tomorrow but I think it might be spider mites, what do I use to treat my ivy? TIA

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 12-04-2017 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 712
    02-06-2018 06:56 PM Go to last post
  40. Soil

    Soil mixes

    Happy New Year! I am planning on mixing my own seed starting soil this year and was wondering what "receipes" you all use. Last year I simply used peat moss and potting soil from Home Depot. This year I'm thinking of adding Perlite or Vermiculite. What all are you using? Thanks and happy...

    Started by joekan‎, 01-01-2018 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 686
    02-06-2018 06:45 PM Go to last post

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