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Gard-nin' Mk17Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 42081423[View All]

So its the end of February, which means, if you grow your garden from seeds, its about that time to start germinating.

I was wondering if anyone was interested in doing it as like, a group thing.

Growing vegetable plants is really inexpensive. You can get seeds at the dollar store, normally 4 packs for a buck, and then if you can get your hands on a few paper cups, a sunny south facing window and some dirt, you're all set!

The risk and costs are low, (if you fk up, the market still exists) the payoff is high, (eating something you grew yourself is a great feeling of accomplishment) and growing your own food is a really good skill to have!
Its a no-brainier for the person looking for a hobby with a payoff that has limited funds/time!

If you ever wanted to try, I thought this would be a cool way to get into it, keep each other interested, and combine our knowledge.

Im no expert, but i do have the basics down, so i can help get people started.

I'm starting soon, so if there is interest let me know, and I can start taking pics and stuff of what im doing to get going!
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>>42090877
Ive read that human and predator urine works and it makes sense, but i dunno if its true or how effective.

Please let us know, should you accept this crucial mission.

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The peas are flowering! I wasn't expecting that when I went to check up on my plants just now. Won't be long before I can harvest some peas I think!
Also two of the carrots sprouted, hoping the other two come out soon. Next week I'll sow some more.
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a lost pony !piNKiEPie.Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42090905

>>42090884
Omigosh peas. I so jelly.

>>42081423
MK, im now in deserty central valley of ca. What can i still plant in 30 days? Also whats my best berry choices, i was thinking thornless blackberries and perennial strawberries and can i plant them in a month do you think?

Thanks if you have time to answer.

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>>42090905
I don't know much about your growing zone to be honest so I can't really say.
We would both be starting at the same point in research.
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>>42091016
Not like my 20 acres at zone 7, i was gonna mostly grow crab apples there but never got moved to that property.

I'd describe this as mediterranean where irrigated, desert otherwise. I'll post whatever i learn about berries itt.

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>>42091098
Grapes and olives then.
I would kill to be able to grow olives here.

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>>42091106
>grapes n olives then

Olive it.

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Garden friend resting among my green onion plants. That was unexpected.
At least, I hope it's resting... ;.; I'll check up on it tomorrow.

About time to start harvesting some lettuce (and maybe replacing the dead/stunted ones), and the pea pods are growing nicely. Looks like it'll be a good harvest this year.

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>>42091106
Imagine mixing green grapes and olives in a bowl and leaving it in the fridge.
Imagine the face of whoever eats a handful.

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>>42091249
It wasn't resting. Rip bee friend, I'll never forget you, maybe.
Took some pictures for posterity, but not sure what I should do with it now. I don't want to put it back in the plants because it might have died of parasites or something. Maybe I should bury it in the park.
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>>42091267
Devilishly Delightful Seymour.

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Dang bok choy starts coming up quick. This is only after a week!

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Also harvested the scallions. Smells pretty delicious at least! Got some smaller carrot variety that hopefully should be comfy enough in the container to grow, might plant those by end of the day where these were.

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>>42091302
And turned into some food haha.

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So after another run-in with the rabbit last week, and needing to plant the bok choy again, I decided to do something about this.

$18 at the hardware store. If the rabbit can get to these now, I'll just say he earned it.

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Garden is almost complete! Just waiting for the carrots to grow! If I just added a candle this would be very feng shui I think.

I think the peas are just about ready to harvest, and the cherry tomato plant was a good purchase. Also bought this weird flower plant for fun, along with mint, parsley and thyme.

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Worked too much, watered too little.

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Tomato plant is dying, I think I need to water it a lot more. Hopefully I gave enough for it to revive!

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>>42092185
You don't have timer and dripline setup?

When i gardened at my first house watering manually and working i got thick-skinned and few tomatoes.

Here in the desert even my cacti are looking dry.

a lost pony !piNKiEPie.Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42092224

>>42092092
Check it again, i think the rabbit got em.

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>>42092223
They were still inside as seedlings.

It's fine, I still count this as a success because I learned a lot.

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>>42092257
Same, this is a year for learning for me. Excited for eating things I grow but if they suck or fail it's at least knowing what to change for next time

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>>42092259
I need to start earlier, and do things in waves.
The problem is, that something went wrong, and I lost everything at once. Would have been better to have done it in batches.

I'm still going to do a few more though.

Your plants are looking really good.

a lost pony !piNKiEPie.Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42092277

>>42092266
What i learned is not to buy a bunch of expensive seedlings without time to care for them.

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Tomato plant is going to live. Also I need to remember to plant more carrots later.

Got my first harvest of real lettuce leaves (first one doesn't count because it was all small early leaves).
So much lettuce! It doesn't even fit in my spinner basket, and there's lots left on the plants. Going to turn this into a breakfast somehow. Not bad for first time growing lettuce.

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>>42092266
Yes to starting earlier. I hesitated a bit because it was my first time ever doing it. Plus we had kinda a late winter. I would have loved to try some kind of pepper but for this climate apparently you gotta start em indoors in spring before putting them outside.

What went wrong? Kinda hard to do in batches unless you have the room to do it. You looked to have a nice indoor grow light setup though.

>>42092279
Crunchy!

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My planter is filled with green moldy stuff on the dirt. Plants aren't doing too well either. I might not get enough sun here.

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>>42092336
How much green stuff? Mine have a little bit too but not too bad. I think it's probably algae, a little won't do too much harm, but a lot might. Supposedly a sign of overwatering. Algae thrives on moist soil, so if the soil doesn't dry out much you get algae.

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>>42092354
There's a decent amount. I've moved them to a sunnier spot.

The soil stays moist but the plants are wilting so... I don't know.

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>>42092354
>>42092336

Also, mix some hydrogen peroxide in your water. Otherwise, you'll be plagued by bugs and root fungus.

https://dengarden.com/gardening/Hydrogen-Peroxide-for-Plants

This article says 1 tablespoon per gallon of water. I was taught to use 1/4th cup of h202 for every 2-cups of water. I guess using much less would be cheaper, since I go though a Costco 2-pack of h202 to kill off the gnats when I bring the potted plants inside for the winter.
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>>42092359
Aah. Thanks for the tip.

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Cucumber plant growing heckin fast. Only five days apart between these pics. Gonna be a big boi.

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Half my pea plants are dried up and dying. I guess there's been too much sun lately. Rip I failed them

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Bok choy gettin leafy

>>42092678
Dang really? I thought peas love the sun/summer. I guess depends on where you live, figure they would be thrivin. Been mid 80's here for past few weeks.

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>>42092693
I don't know what else it could be. I've been watering them as much as all the other plants. Maybe root rot? But I figured that would have killed them much sooner than now.
Looks like the other surviving plants are also starting to dry up... I guess they'll be dying soon too.

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>>42092724
Hmm. I'm not sure I can only guess. Depends on where you live, but it seems like peas are a spring/fall crop for most places. I'd think green beans would be the summer ones you'd want.

Been fertilizing? Or maybe even fertilizing too much?

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>>42092678
Hah. Get on my level. My *entire* garden is dead.

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>>42092734
I haven't been fertilizing at all, I used a potting mix.
I thought about maybe they just give the one harvest and then die, but it seems a bit fast.

>>42092738
Rip
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>>42092740
Depends on what potting mix you used. But I wouldn't think they would have that much fertilizer in em. Some but I'd think enough to get plants started but not long term.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Miracle-Gro-Water-Soluble-8-oz-All-Purpose-Plant-Food-2000992/205563773

I bought one of these it was really cheap and I've barely made a dent into it so it'll probably last my small amount of plants years lol. Toss a little bit in the watering can every little bit.

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Potting mix?

I just use community compost with some perlite mixed in for drainage and occasionally water with diluted hydrogen peroxide to keep the fungus and odor down.

I don't have a picture on hand, but all my plants are looking spectacular. Even the castor tree, after I accidentally snapped the top off trying to break off a dead piece instead of properly pruning it. The broken top part seems to have survived and established itself as a cutting.

Wood glue to seal a broken stem is a lifesaver.

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>>42092767

Check and see if your city or county operates yard waste collection sites that provide free compost.

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>>42092767
>>42092802
It's probably a lot cheaper to make your own yeah. Especially with compost. This was my first year ever planting anything, I really just wanted to do something easy and not get way over my head. Wanted to just know I could actually grow somethin to begin with, without worrying if I was mixing stuff properly lol

Nice trees

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Lookin not too bad. I was wondering if I might have killed the bok choy when I transplanted em but they're not wilting which is good.

Some bugs eatin some holes in a couple leaves but I guess that's to be expected. Hopefully they leave some for me!
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>>42093045
Awesome!
Needs This :D

The table looks good too.

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>>42093047
Thanks!

The table is still just a piece of plywood... which since it's left outside is actually starting to peel. Probably not gonna last forever.

Should really think about building that actual table pretty soon and treating it.

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>>42093091
It's the classic college dorm table, and there is nothing wrong with the classics haha.

What's a table anyway? It's just a flat piece of something, with some other something's to hold it up to a desired hight.

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>>42093093
I just don't think class ic college dorm tables were meant to be out in the rain for very long lol

I wonder if you can even properly apply sealant to plywood?

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>>42093100
Haha true.
I have sealed plywood, it depends on the quality of the board and how pourus it is though.
Honestly, it would probably be better and cheaper to use fiberglass, even just the resin.

I think you can get pressure treated plywood, but I don't like to use PT stuff around plants.

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Hope its not too late to get started.

This patch was the previous tenant's chicken yard for years until this March. Its suuuuper rich and perfectly mellowed for 3 months and this hose up has some areas i went to my knee and its the same rich chicken compost all the way down.

Gonna plant a buncha stuff n see if anything grows, doing a second possibly bigger patch for corn n whatnot maybe tons more snow peas.


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