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Old 08-03-2017, 07:52 PM
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This crap can hurry up.

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Beans are suspect. I think rabbits are getting at them.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:30 AM
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I've been getting nice tomatoes since late June. I don't know how much of a delay there is being further north, we can safely plant mid-April.
They look like they are coming in fine, just a little late. Peppers are looking good too. I never get a decent yield with peppers.

A small chicken wire fence will help keep the rabbits out. Can make it short enough to step over.
If you have deer in your area, they could be a culprit. They will eat just about anything with new growth.

On another note. I got a bad batch of cucumber plants this year. Very bitter and nasty.
At first I thought something was wrong with my soil. After reading up, it seems like bad genetics.
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when I see tomatoes just starting to turn orange, I know it's time for squirrels to come get them.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:44 AM
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Winter wild coffee harvest is near.








also Red salvia (thanks Troy)



White salvia



Lantana



Pintas



Carrots



Broccoli

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Old 05-16-2018, 04:28 PM
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Onions are looking good.

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Old 05-16-2018, 08:20 PM
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Where do you buy beer seeds?
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:56 AM
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Just plant the can tabs or the pry/twist tops if you want bottles.
Don't forget to add some salted nuts or pretzels for fertilizer.
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Originally Posted by Monk View Post
Where do you buy beer seeds?
You don't want any. They were supposed to be pale ale but came up as domestic light.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:02 AM
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Trying to get your slugs drunk?

We haven't planted **** yet this year. Wife has ironically been too busy coordinating mergers of giant monsters of agribusiness.

But in other news, our garden bed is almost completely flooded with water... so maybe rice?
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Asian experimental cooking - drunken slugs
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Earlier this Spring I burned the biggest section of my wild flower garden ever. The results are amazing. I will post pics once its grown in more.
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Ready for pics^^

Also, my tomato plants are about as tall as me now. Growing up, just need them to start producing some juicy tomatoes. I can't help myself and pluck the cherry's and eat them immediately, instead of harvesting and using them in a salad or something.

My peppers are doing amazing, like always. I did some beef jerky in the smoker (smoked 12 hours, it was amazing) using the jalapeno peppers and some tomato in my garden. Made a spicy verde salsa / marinade and soaked them over night.




I need to weed i know, and i have a ton of unused space. Race car / boat / playtime is way more important, i think we can all agree.
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first time finding this thread. Will start contributing.
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Aloe plant in front yard is blooming. I'm sharing this because I don't know how many people have ever seen an aloe plant bloom before.

Also, the milkweed is attracting lots of very hungry monarch butterfly caterpillars. The caterpillars are quite attractive in their own right, but they look even better near the flowers.

I just counted 22 caterpillars. Eat up fellas.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:13 PM
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Sixshooter that's an awesome aloe plant. I grew some Scorpion peppers a year or two ago before a hurricane killed it. My tree dropped a branch on it like a guillotine. Did them hydroponically outdoors and the plant was about 7 feet x 7 feet. Massive plant, insanely hot peppers.

I learned to grow plants from growing pot years ago. My buddy and I tried everything from soil, to drip systems to full on hydroponics. Now I only grow hydroponically as the yields and plant quality is much better. Easier to control nutrients and there is less of an issue with bugs/parasites.
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We've had quite a bit of trouble trying to grow certain fruits and vegetables. Hydroponics sounds like an interesting option.
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I've been collecting the bits for an aquaponics setup. I really want to try farming American Shad and combining that with traditional hydroponic vegetable gardening. Just trying to find an IBC Tote that's not been used for used motor oil or greywater.
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I have an aloe plant(i think) inside. I can't recall it ever blooming(sp?), maybe because it's inside, or maybe because it's not an aloe plant at all. haha

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Old 03-20-2019, 05:43 AM
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This aloe is at least 6 years old. I've not researched how long it typically takes for them to mature and bloom like this. That bloom is greater than 6ft high at it's top. It's a big plant, lol.
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
We've had quite a bit of trouble trying to grow certain fruits and vegetables. Hydroponics sounds like an interesting option.
It isn't all that expensive. The initial cost can be high depending on how many plants you're trying to grow. If you're doing it outdoors it is less expensive as you don't need to buy lights, light hoods, ballasts, and cooling fans. Plus no lights compare to the amount of lumens the sun emits. Grab some Rockwell cubes, a 5 gallon bucket, plastic mesh cube holder (snaps on top of the bucket), an air pump, air stone, air lines (a fish tank pump and lines will work)

I used the Lucas method of nutrients. Basically two bottles. One is for vegetative growth the other for flowering. Start off with 90 percent veg, 10 percent flower, then over time scale the opposite way. It will cover all the nutrients a plant needs to grow.

I live in Charleston SC and we have an awesome gardening store called Greenspirit Hydroponics. Check out their website to get an idea of the materials and stuff I mentioned so you know what to look for if you decide to try it out. The yields are great.

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