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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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>>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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WheatCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42092360

>>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?

WheatCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42092738

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

Pinkamina WBIY!Im9SILLYXoCountry code: ponies-pinkie.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42092740

>>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.

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42092767

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.

a lost pony !piNKiEPie.Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093177

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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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>>42093177
That's perfect if it was chicken area and they were left to scat.

You should be able to grow well there.
Are you starting from seed or buying already established plants?

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>>42093177

Better check the PH content, chicken poo is generally quite acidic.

a lost pony !piNKiEPie.Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093247

>>42093185
Its knee deep pure chicken compost as near as i can tell, seems the chicken yard was there a long time.

I'm gonna do two more patches, an all-corn one just to get a little cornfield view screen and the other will be strings for peas and lots of chard n spinacle.

The chicken patch is so rich (maybe too rich) that im considering swapping soils around with the other two patches instead of using bags of compost on them.

Planting from seeds and its all real late so, we'll see what we get.

>>42093235
Tastes fine. Hopefully should be ok.

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>when you come back from a week vacation and see how much your plants grew in that week

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I have an army of ladybug nymphs in my mint plant now. Yay?
I just checked and I think some of them molted, or became ladybugs.
It's kind of satisfying to see them crawling around with a mouthful of aphids.

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My mom does gardening, I want to try to join her. I want more hobbies.

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>>42093732
u gotta plant da ganja seed in da ert mon

u gotta smoke da sticky-sticky
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Cucumbers flowering. Hopefully sign of good things. Saw a couple bees hoverin around em already.

>>42093732
Get on it, yo!

Macaroni !RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42094061

>>42093732
...Can anyone identify what exactly that crop is?

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>>42094063
Ah, thank you.

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Found this garden friend stretching its legs after coming out with its new body. I had noticed the cocoon (pupa?) earlier in the week. Hope it's hanging on tight, it's really windy out there today.

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Welp, despite the odds, the wilting redbud sapling I'd transplanted, and almost left for dead, sprouted small leaves again. The little mimosas seem to be rebounding too.

Thank you based hose.

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Got some good carrot harvest

But now the squirrels are digging up my pots. I dunno if I'm gonna have fall crops if I can't deter the squirrels.

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>>42097886
>I dunno if I'm gonna have fall crops if I can't deter the squirrels.
Try pepper spray.

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>>42097894
Imma look into it. I sprinkled a bunch of chili powder all over them but I dunno how much it'll do

Eventually building a big thing with chicken wire and stuff would be nifty

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>>42097886
Use napalm rounds against the squirrels.

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>>42097910
Nuke everything!

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>>42097910

Or shoot one with a blunderbuss, then stuff it's corpse into the blunderbuss and fire it at the next squirrel.

Or build a squirrel launcher, a record the results:
squirrel Launcher!!!


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