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Gard-nin' Mk17Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 42081423[Last 50 Posts]

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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I can't do much more than herbs in my apartment, but I built some raised beds and indoor incubators for seedlings so dad can still do some gardening without having to move around too much. He can only transplant a few plants a day but he's making really good progress.

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>>42081427
Oh awesome, herbs are great indoors, they dont need as many grow lights as vegetables.

Indoor gardening is my next winter project. What kind of herbs are you growing? Do you have a sunny window? Even if its no south facing you can get some beans or peas going with limited sunlight.

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I tried growing a water melon years ago

Kinda got somewhere but winter hit

This is when I was up north

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>>42081438
Watermellons can be hard, they need a lot of space and energy.

If you do like a tomato plan, green beans or carrots, you would get better results if you dont have a place to grow outside.

This might be a good hobby to get into to put your mind on something.

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>>42081442
If I had my own yard, I would.

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>>42081444
You dont need a yard, just a window cill.

>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!

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>>42081445
Hope that doesn't attract bugs.

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>>42081446
I mean, if there is a bug near by it might go chill on the plant, but i dont think it will bring in any more bugs than normal.

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If I try, I'm worried those damn deer prions will turn up in whatever soil I use and bind to the produce since I'm in a tainted state.
Life isn't fair.

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>>42081423
Swerve unicorn, mudpony comin thru.

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>>42081449
Buy soil at a garden center.

Make sure the back says "Now! 100% Prion free!"

That way you know its good.

Or, you know, dont get dirt from underneath a dead rotting deer corpse.

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>>42081449
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/02/21/zombie-deer-disease-what-happened-people-ate-cwd-meat/2926840002/

Looks like if no one caught it from eating the meat directly. I would venture that the odds of your soil containing LIVE misfolded proteins is probably near if not at zero, unless there's deer brain on it when you find it.

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>>42081452
>Or, you know, dont get dirt from underneath a dead rotting deer corpse.
It's the shit I'm more worried about.

>>42081453
Uhhh...what is meant by "live" versus "non-live?" The prion's shape is what makes it a prion. I heard that trying to burn the particle can fossilize its shape into other ashes and effectively create a non-protein particle that has the same infectious properties.

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>>42081448
I guess so, yeah

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>>42081459
No, being a misfolded protein makes it a prion and they tend to breakdown when it decays. Unless you have the worst luck ever and are planning on being the first human ever to get CWD while simultaneously not actually even consuming deer meat, the dirt is fine. If you're that concerned, put the dirt in a cupcake pan or brownie pan or something and literally bake it.

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>>42081459
Honestly, >>42081474 is right, there is almost 0 chance of you getting it, esp from the soil.

There is a lot of media hype about it, esp recently, because it gets people to click and share, but there is really no cause for alarm, esp on the level that you wouldn't even go outside because of it.

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>>42081449
Why the sudden bunch of posts about that.

People playing RE2 and getting into biology/epidemiology? I always said video games were great teaching tools.

But then, I got mind-control parasites in my head at a young age.
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>>42081435
I have a small patio, but proper crops have a habit of leaking on my downstairs neighbor. I'll improvise something soon so I can have some fresh lettuce.

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>>42081481
Maybe a collection pan underneath the bed? is it raised to like, table height?

Depending on the dimentions you could use long large storage containers, thats what i use.

they are about 3' long by 1.5' wide and about 8" deep. They have little wheels on them so i can pull them out. Thats what i use for a starter, one on top with holes drilled, and one on the bottom to collect any leakage.

Its just a bigger version of putting a dish under a cup or flower pot.

You might even be able to frame up a a small tarp, like those cheap blue ones they sell.

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I still have some rosemary, green onions and one radish I had grown last summer that I brought indoors. Sadly I had to kill off the parsley because it got covered in aphids, and it was growing too much anyway.

This year I think I'll try carrots, and some lavender to keep bugs away. Maybe some lettuce and beans. I'll need to get my hands on another planter though, I won't have enough room for all these seeds!

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>>42081423
Looks like the property the gf is buying in the Central Valley might actually come together.

It's got a flat roof with no plenum which is part of why its cheap. We're gonna build a rooftop garden up there, and do fruit trees in the back.

Gonna add a layer or two of foam insulation board, sheath that with some OSB then do the TPO welded-rubber roofing material then add some topsoil on top of that, maybe add some garden boxes and maybe a quanset style sunroom area.

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>>42081483
Awesome!
I want updates!

>>42081484
Glad to hear things are going positively with that.

Look into straw bail gardening for a roof top, saves a lot of weight with more density over soil.

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>>42081501
I wish I could find linaria seeds though. Looks like it's a bit of a chore to find here. I might have to hit up some plant places in the spring or something, maybe they'd have it.

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>>42081501
>straw bale gardening

Sounds like a great tip, thanks! Its super important to reduce weight cuz i don't wanna hafta retrofit the whole house to do this.

At a glance it looks like a good solution for the larger-root-volume stuff for sure.

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>>42081504
Any variety in particular?

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>>42081516
It's canadensis

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>>42081528
It's really frikkin hard finding uncommon wild flowers in Canada that have Canada in the name.

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>>42081544
Haha yes, probably simpler with scientific names, or just "blue toadflax"
It has so many names

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>>42081545
I found some Blue Toadflax but the modern internet insists that I am trying to look for stores near me.

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>>42081546
You should grow some

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>>42081552
Maybe I will!

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Geez, I don't even know what I want to grow this year... I'll start with a fuck ton of different herbs, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, green beans, sunflowers, squash, lettuce, spinach, asparagus, blue berries, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb. Beyond that I'll probably try a few new things.

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>>42081504
Have you checked the world wide web?

>>42081545
>"blue toadflax"
Sounds like something i would see a commercial that tells me to consult my doctor before taking, because it may not be right for everyone.

>>42081553
Do it!

>>42081594
Thats a great list! Basicly what im doing. I have black raspberry bushes that came free with my house, and they produce like wild fire. Enough to where a bowl of raspberries is what i have for breakfast most of early summer haha.

What about like, cucumbers? I also like do to a lot of different hot and sweet peppers.

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I've got an Aerogarden that doubles as a nightlight.

It's not in use at the moment, but I usually do Holy Basil, Garlic Chives, Wasabi Arugula Lettuce and Oregano.

There's quite a bit of debate whether those things are any good for growing personal marijuana plants. I never tried, but I understand you'd have to disassemble and jerryrig most models to accommodate those huge plants.

My house plants (coleuses and a castor tree) are surviving the winter okay, but short daylight hours and dry air are taking their toll and the leaves are wilting and falling.
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>>42081423 I used to do a bit of garden-type stuff, but that was a decade ago.

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>>42081597
So it turns out that it's considered a weed by the gubmint, and it looks like selling/importing the seeds is regulated/illegal. I guess that explains why it's impossible to buy here.

Oh well, more room for lavenders I guess.

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>>42081598
I've looked at those at the home goods stores... idk, they always seemed kind of gimicky to me, but your saying they work alright for stuff like herbs?

Idk about the MJ haha.

I can never seem to keep a houseplant that isnt edible alive... so you are impressing me that you even can.
Though, i have a bunch of hooks for hanging plants that were left in one of the big windows from a previous owner, i keep meaning to try again because i think that would be cooler than blinds in that window.

>>42081605
Why not start again? Its cheap! and we can do it together! haha.

>>42081703
Lavender is nice anyway, i need to do some myself.

Is it just a weed or is it invasive?

Sorry it took so long to respond to you guys btw.
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Went to the store, they didnt have everything i needed, but got some good deals anyway. Total investment so far $9.25

I plan to germinate in those plastic bags, so as to now waste the seed starters on seeds that ... dont start haha.

I still need a few more plants though before i start, should be the end of the week-ish before i start to get the seeds going.

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>>42082192
Whats the best varieties of tomatos and why?

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>>42082194
I normally do plumb, cherry, heirloom, and beefsteak.

Which i guess is all of them, but they all have different uses, and they ripen at different times so you almost always have a harvest once they get going. There are different specific breeds to each of those too, but im not very picky and i buy whats on sale.

There are no best or worst tomatoes, all tomatoes are the best tomatoes.

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>>42082194
Tomatillos. Even though they aren't actually tomatoes.

Salsa verde goes on anything, and dried, they give a nice, salty umami.

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>>42082196
And they're in the deadly nightshade family, which is badass.

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>>42082200
So what you're saying is we need to have a movie night.

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>>42082197
Aren't all tomatoes Solanaceaes?

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>>42082195
I like the teensy kinds that are really sweet like the yellow pear and the red half-cherry size ones cuz theyre nice for nibbling every day while tending the garden. I agree on the larger ones a mix of maturation times so you get some early ones.

>>42082196
Allergic to capsaicin, goes in fine but my intestines cant deal.

>>42082200
Tell me this is a real movie

>>42082199
Pass the ketchup

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>>42082201
I'd be game.

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>>42082192
>Is it just a weed or is it invasive?
I don't know exactly. I just know it's listed on some government document along with other plants, but it's all written in legalese so I have no idea what any of it means exactly.
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>>42082192
Some species are invasive, some of them are native weeds.

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It's time to grow some seeds!

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>>42087355
I didnt even see this post.

I just started germinating on monday!
I started late because it stayed colder longer than i thought.

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I hope you have better weather than we do.

It's been so hot again and there was so little rain that they are already expecting huge losses in crops, similar to last year.

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>>42087650
I hope so. We had an apple blight 2 years ago, along with a HUGE haching of gypsy moth caterpillars that wiped out a lot.
We are just getting back to normal.
So far its been cool and rainy, so good start. My Raspberry bushes are already rocking.
I hope your weather improves,
Where abouts are you from?

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Still getting down to the 30s at night, so I'm a bit worried about leaving my plants outside. Also, as always, got a bunch of bald patches from where the goddamn moles tore holes in past years and I haven't been able to get grass established well enough to survive the winter. This spring, instead of just spreading plain grass seed over the patches, I'm paying more for the full patching blend with water-retaining mulch and see if that works better.

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>>42087685
Austria in central Europe. There are parts of the country with so little rain it's 99 % below the annual average. Germany's not faring any better.
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>>42087691
If its still below, or even near freezing, you shouldnt leave them out over night. But during the day might be okay.
Im getting a little walk in greenhouse i think this year. They have them on sale for 50 bucks at a local discount store.
Have you thought about doing sod? Its expensive, but worth it once its all done.

>>42087694
>it's 99 % below the annual average
Oh geez, i didnt even know that was going on out there.
Thats major tbh. Are you guys on water bans and stuff there?

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Eight out of nine lettuce seeds sprouted, and I think I see one of the peas this morning too. This is working!

I got worried for a bit because I watered the soil too much early on and there was fungus growing. Also the weather's been just terrible, barely any sunlight at all.

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>>42087749
Not yet, unterground water is still on an average level and we generally have a lot of water... still, it continues the trend of last year. We are about 4.5 °C above annual average in temperatures with way too little rain.

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Some of the sprouts are coming up. Some haven't yet though.

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>>42087763
Same here weather wise. April Showers in full force.
I germinate my seeds in paper towels. Basically i moisten the paper towels and fold the seeds up in them, put them back in the package to protect them from light (and so i dont forget which is which) and stick them in the kitchen drawer.
I did that last Monday, so i will be checking for germination on tues or wed probably.
I do it this way so i dont waste starter pots and i can kinda widdle down the least robust of them.
I think i did 32 varieties, so ill prob end up with about 60 plants, if all goes well.
>>42087770
Well, its good to know the water tables havent been effected. It might just be a natural drought. It happened here for about 3 years in the 90s i remember as a kid. We were rationed on water, so like, you could only water your garden on certain days depending on where you lived... they mailed out a chart.
Now we are way above average on rainfall, so hopefully its just a passing thing for you.
>>42087773
Nice!

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>>42087833
It finally rained today. But we'd need it to last for a few days.

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Seedlings got thirsty and were lying on the ground last night. I think I managed to save them though.
Gave them some extra soil for support too.

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>>42088122
It's crazy how fast these peas are growing. I might need to plant them sooner than I thought.

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>>42088303
So cute.

How many days pass since when you first planted them?

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>>42088305
I planted them on the 22nd, so it's been 12 days.

Lavender seems to finally be sprouting too, that's a relief.

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>>42088122
This happened to a houseplant seedling i got at the nursery the other day. I gave it a tiny bit of water and got it right in the sun and it stood right back up.

>>42088303
Wow nice! What have the overnight temps been where you are?

>>42088306
I need to find lavender.
__________

I bought grow lights today, because its been a little over a week since i put my seeds out to germinate and i havent seen the sun in a long time, and its been colder than average here. Figure that will give a boost.
I meant to set them up tonight, but i didnt haha.
Hopefully tomorrow.

At least there has been no shortage of rain, wish i had barrels out.

Grass seed is doing well too, lots of baby grass, filing in well.
sorry about my lack of participation in the convo lately :x

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Remind me to take pics when I get home. Radishes coming along nice from what I can tell. Scallions still seedlings really.

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>>42088501
Radishes are not happy here. I think seeds might have been going bad.

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>>42088520
Really? Where is here?

I started with radishes because I heard they were extremely easy to grow and also grow pretty fast!

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>>42088501
What time do you get home to remind you?

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>>42088532
I should be home in about 2 hrs

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Radishes seem to be doin alright. Maybe a little overwatered. Been leaving them outside but it's been raining a whole ton lately.

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Green onions still look like grass haha

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>>42088558
>>42088560
I just came here to remind you haha.

They look like they are off to a good start!

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>>42088491
It would probably be simpler if I got some grow lights too, but all the ones I saw seemed too expensive for what they are. For now I just have the handful of seedlings by the window, in the choicest spot to get maximum sunlight.

It's still a bit cold at night. Once it's warm enough outside, I'll move the potted plants and have some more room for seedlings by the window.

Speaking of, I should probably maybe start the next batch. It's been two weeks.

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>>42088574
They are expensive for what they are. I paid about 80 bucks for 2, but that was with the ballists and wiring included (and a little stand i doubt ill use).
While i was at the store i also got an LED one that goes in a normal lightbulb socket which might be good for some indoor stuff, and i like the light it gives off, honesty wouldn't mind them in all my lights haha.

I really want to try growing through the winter this year, so its an investment.

>Speaking of, I should probably maybe start the next batch. It's been two weeks.

I wish i had done it this way, rather than one big batch.

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When I move in the summer, I'm thinking of buying some jalapeno seeds and planting them.

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>>42088580
>I really want to try growing through the winter this year, so its an investment.
The potted green onions and rosemary managed to survive the winter just fine by sitting by that one window that gets all the sunlight. I was really surprised how well that worked; I always thought there was not enough sunlight for plants to survive. The green onions even flowered and dropped seeds before the winter was even over, crazy plants.

>80 bucks for 2

Yeah, that's about the price range I saw... why is it so expensive.

>I wish i had done it this way, rather than one big batch.

This is my first time doing it this way, last year I just planted them in the soil directly. I had that issue with the radishes where I had so much of them all at once, and they all grew huge, that there was just too much radish for me to eat. So this year I figure I would try to stagger the plants a few at a time.

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>>42088581
Mid summer you might want to get an established plant from a nursery.
Though, idk what the cali growing conditions ate like.

>>42088582
Iv been able to keep plants alive through the winter, but i want to try to get them to produce.
>why is it so expensive.
Because they can haha. The single light fixture bulb was only 14 bucks though. Really not bad.
>So this year I figure I would try to stagger the plants a few at a time.
Yeeeeah, thats honestly a lot smarter tbh.
Crap.. I need a delorean haha.

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>>42088586
Yeah, probably. And I don't know at the moment. I can always grow them inside.

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>>42088590
I've read that peppers do really well inside.
That is probably going to be my first forte into indoor veggies.

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Took a pic to show what i mean by germination in a paper towel.

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I planted the pea seedlings in a planter, but I think I waited a bit too long... I heard roots breaking as I lifted the cups, even though I tried to be gentle. Lots of broken root bits stayed behind. I hope the plants don't die!

I started another batch of 3, hopefully they can take over if anything happens. I'll be sure to plant that batch much sooner so the roots don't grow out of the cup so much. I'm also going to try to set up a mirror to reflect more sunlight onto the plants, I happened to have a big one lying around.

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>>42088622
Awesome! The mirror is a really good idea.
Im having root issues as well, they seem to be pretty impregnated into the paper haha.
I dont know if ill do it this way agian tbh. This whole season is an experiment to me.
The idea is to over plant each container and prune the plants that are doing the worst, leaving behind the healthiest and strongest.
But i might just end up with nothing >.>

>

I got about half done tonight, need to get another bag of soil in the AM.

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I think that my rosemary might actually be dying, or at least starting to. I noticed a while back that some of the tips of the leaves were starting to go brown. Maybe the soil doesn't have enough nutrients anymore, since it's been almost a whole year it's been in that planter. If not, maybe it's just from being kept indoors over the winter. Last possibility is maybe root rot.
I hope they'll get better once I can bring them outside and give them some fertilizer or compost.

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My Linaria didn't take. I think I'll get some more and some better soil, and cut out the fancy stuff.

Beans are doing amazingly though, and my carrots and radishes are taking. Pepper looks good too, but I worry it won't get fertilized in here.

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>>42088622
Just replanted the new batch of peas with the others, they had already outgrown the cups. This time the roots didn't break when I pulled them out and replanted them, since the soil was more dry. The previous batch seem to be doing well too, they keep growing and taking a nice green color.

Looking forward to next week, I think it'll soon be time that I can put some of the plants outside.

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I killed my succulents on accident, I wanted em to get more light so put them outside but I sunburned em. Might just reuse the planter for more radishes.

Also want to try direct seeding some annual flowers but never done that before. Are you supposed to sprinkle em around the bed? Or plant them and groups and thin like veggies?

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>>42089494
Poor flowers...

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>>42089494
Iv done both for annuals. The ones i cared for did better, though the ones i just tossed seeds around for spread more every year.

I got some activity going on. Its good i got the grow lights because we've had almost no sunlight.

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Corn.

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Sunflowers.

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>>42089496
I'm sorry I failed them...


>>42089497
I need to plant some in a shady area. Looks like begonias are a good flower for shade, but extremely fine seeds. Might be tricky...


>>42089498
>>42089499
Nice. How long have these been goin?

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>>42089502
About 2 weeks i think.

I still have seeds germinated, but im wondering if i should even bother and just take cae of what i have.

I honestly dont know much about flowers so i can really say much besides sometimes i get them to work haha. But i have heard the same, that germaniums work well in shady spots.

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>>42089497
Sunlight has been so sparse this spring, and there's even more clouds and rain on the way this weekend. I really should have just bit the bullet and bought a grow light. At least things are still growing a lot by the window, just wish I had more room.

>>42089498
>>42089499
>corn & sunflowers
Whoa, don't these grow huge?

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>>42089514
Someone once said to me "buy once, cry once" and I think of that whenever I'm going to buy something like that haha. Now I just have them.
They have normal light bulb socket LED grow lights for around 14 bucks too that you could put in a lamp or something.

>Whoa, don't these grow huge?

That's the hope, I want to put them along the chain link fence in my yard for a bit of privacy.
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>>42089521
I see! That reminds me that I recently found out that rosemary can grow into this nice huge bush with colorful flowers, and is not just a little herb plant like I thought.
I like to touch the leaves once in a while because it smells nice, but can't imagine what a fully grown one is like.

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>>42089555
Yup! Rosemary bushes are pretty and awesome, and pretty awesome.
I really want to plant some around my yard along paths. I would like even decorative plants to be useful.

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Not exactly gardening, but I just wanted to post pics of our trees flowing just cause I think they're pretty as heck.

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>>42089576
>>42089577
>>42089578
Gorgeous!
Nice yard btw I love how sunny it is!

I have a cherry blossom in my front yard that is about to bloom, I expect by tomorrow. If it does I'll share some pics.

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>>42089578
This is the tree in my front yard.
It normally flowers a bit more than this. I was hoping for a sunnier day to take pics of it haha.

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Back to the 30s and frost warning tonight. Had to bring all the plants in.

And I spent the last month trying to get grass seedlings established over the dead patches the brutal winter left me with. I'm praying I won't have to start over.

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>>42089578
I got this thing blooming
>
Looks pretty.

>>42089606
It's been a really weird season so far. I feel like we are a month behind.
Grass see is normally pretty resistant. Mine survived a few nights in the 30s.

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My mini cactus died lel

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>>42089579
I'm pretty sure these are crabapple trees. Really liven up spring quite a bit.

>>42089603
Pretty cherry tree

>>42089623
Any idea what type of plant this is?

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My mature sumac is starting to blossom. The two smaller ones that I planted last year are looking sickly with damaged bark. I hope they survive and bloom as well.

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So tired of the crappy weather! At least the lettuce and peas are growing a lot still, but they're craving sunlight!

>>42089572
Yes! Just like that.

>>42089624
RIP

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>>42089628
I like the little squiggly grabby tendrils haha, I guess they'll have no trouble climbing onto the mesh once I set it up around them.

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>>42089629
>>42089628
I feel like the lavender should be much bigger than this after four weeks. The other batch hasn't come out yet either, and I accidentally over-watered them a bit...
If only there was sun...
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>I've been forgetting to fertilize my containers
This is why I'm bad at this. Hopefully it's savable.

Though I just cleaned out the ceramic container I had the dying succulents in. Exchanged the cactus soil for potting soil, planted a few more radishes.
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>>42089625
Yeah, I love the colours of spring. I was telling a passenger the other about how every talks about the colours of fall but I think spring is the real gem.
Then, I bit my tongue super hard, because he was blind /)_-
He thought it was funny at least.
Are crab apples good for anything?
I'm not sure what that bush is, someone told me it was a Holly, but I don't think that's right.

>>42089626
Those are the worst weeds in my yard haha. I'm constantly waging war with them.
>>42089624
F
>>42089628
>>42089629
>>42089630
They look great! Esp for a lack of sun. They are still getting light, even on cloudy days though. It will just strengthen them haha.
>>42089641
You're going to have so many radishes ⊙.☉ haha.
I didn't fertilize anything, I'm not sure I'm going to aside from mixing in some compost into the final beds.


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