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Forum: Gardening

You know, gardening stuff.

  1. Planting

    August 2018 Planting Guide AUGUST 2018 1st - 2nd Neither plant nor sow on these barren days. 3rd - 4th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 08-07-2018 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 716
    08-26-2018 12:05 PM Go to last post
  2. Tools

    They say it's an estate sale but it looks like a prepper farm to me ;-)

    More pictures than I've been through, but the collection of tools is huge! I have no connection to the sale other than wishing I had the time, $$ and a big trailer :-(

    Started by notyoung‎, 08-21-2018 03:22 PM
    farming, gardening, tools
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 857
    08-21-2018 07:53 PM Go to last post
  3. Soil

    Could use some advice from experienced gardeners.

    This last spring, with the help of some family, I put together a nice container garden composed of 60 half-barrels from the white plastic 30 gallon barrels. Anyway, I used the wrong type of dirt to fill them and this year's garden has been a total bust. I don't mind a learning experience, but...

    Started by Martinhouse‎, 08-04-2018 06:57 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,077
    08-19-2018 06:07 PM Go to last post
  4. Harvest

    10 Tomatoes Wonderful Tomatoes

    It has rained here just about every other day for a month. It hasn't been unusual to get at least a half inch of rain or more in an afternoon. I thought for sure I was going to have a bunch of cat-faced cracked tomatoes. But no. I've got Rudgers the size of softballs. The kind of luscious, great...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 07-03-2018 04:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 975
    08-06-2018 06:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Planting

    Trellis Blackeye Peas

    I did something different this year, I grew my blackeye peas on a trellis. I stretched netting down a row and I didn't go to too much trouble about putting it as low to the ground as I normally would with beans. I am so pleased with the results they grew like pole beans and I got a better yield and...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 08-01-2018 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 942
    08-04-2018 10:32 PM Go to last post
  6. Raised Bed

    Too much rain!

    I realize others are getting it worse with the rain, but I am ever so happy that we have raised beds. 12 inches of rain in the last week or so and yet my plants are doing great. The excess is draining off and all is well with the plants. Granted, I can't walk in the yard without sinking, but...

    Started by 20Gauge‎, 08-03-2018 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 807
    08-04-2018 12:34 PM Go to last post

    7 Garden Pics.

    Few pics of what's going on in my Homely Garden. First is a Tomatoe-it was a Plum Tomatoe with that nasty-assed hole in it. Same as the rest. I was staking up plants because of the rain, found and picked, set aside in a safe place to photo and ended up stepping on it anyway so imagine it's is...

    Started by Satanta‎, 08-03-2018 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 998
    08-03-2018 08:00 PM Go to last post
  8. Fruit

    Planted some blueberries...need help

    I just planted some blueberries and read that they like acid soil. Other than adding sulfur from a bag I got at the nursery, what else can I add to the soil that will provide some natural acid making soil??

    Started by Tundra Gypsy‎, 07-09-2018 11:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 745
    07-10-2018 09:34 AM Go to last post
  9. Misc/Chat

    Are There Any Master Gardeners Here?

    I was looking into the program here in Ga. and was wondering if it is worth the time and money to do it.

    Started by Rabbit‎, 07-07-2018 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 906
    07-09-2018 02:35 AM Go to last post
  10. Planting

    July 2018 Planting Guide JULY 2018 1st Good day for killing weeds, briars, and other plant pests. Poor for planting. 2nd-4th Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 07-06-2018 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 614
    07-09-2018 02:31 AM Go to last post
  11. Permacul

    Food Forest/Permaculture ideas

    I would like to suggest gathering some resources (and discussion) about creating your own food forest. Permaculture for the back yard or homestead or even city lot. I have been looking into this all winter - ever since I ran into an article on hugelkultur. Fascinating stuff. I realize that I have...

    Started by WisconsinGardener‎, 05-30-2018 10:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 933
    06-25-2018 06:40 PM Go to last post
  12. Grnhouse

    Hydro, June...

    We have had a month of solid greens harvest. The tomatoes are starting to ripen. Zucchini are literally exploding. Green beans are 2 weeks from the first harvest. Im so pleased with the farm this year.

    Started by Stanb999‎, 06-19-2018 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,114
    06-24-2018 02:43 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Views: 1,774
    06-20-2018 12:43 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Views: 705
    06-19-2018 11:02 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Views: 1,364
    06-13-2018 08:30 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Views: 1,976
    06-07-2018 09:49 AM Go to last post
  17. 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: 766
    06-02-2018 08:58 PM Go to last post
  18. 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: 667
    05-29-2018 09:33 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Views: 1,009
    05-26-2018 07:45 PM Go to last post
  20. 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: 1,115
    05-21-2018 07:41 PM Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Views: 595
    05-21-2018 06:55 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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: 951
    05-18-2018 11:29 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Views: 2,028
    05-18-2018 11:21 PM Go to last post
  25. 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: 647
    05-18-2018 01:34 PM Go to last post
  26. 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: 745
    05-16-2018 05:32 PM Go to last post
  27. 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: 860
    05-10-2018 05:24 PM Go to last post
  28. 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
    • Views: 1,466
    05-10-2018 08:18 AM Go to last post
  29. 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
    • Views: 1,170
    05-05-2018 06:52 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Views: 819
    05-02-2018 02:36 PM Go to last post
  31. 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: 761
    04-29-2018 11:09 PM Go to last post
  32. 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: 1,580
    04-29-2018 03:15 AM Go to last post
  33. 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: 1,009
    04-24-2018 06:08 PM Go to last post
  34. 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: 732
    04-21-2018 12:29 PM Go to last post
  35. 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: 780
    04-18-2018 12:36 PM Go to last post
  36. 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: 659
    04-15-2018 02:12 PM Go to last post
  37. 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: 797
    04-10-2018 03:07 PM Go to last post
  38. 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: 814
    04-08-2018 04:32 PM Go to last post
  39. 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: 724
    04-03-2018 08:13 PM Go to last post
  40. 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: 1,694
    04-02-2018 10:58 AM Go to last post

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