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Re: Gardening

Postby GrassHopper » Fri May 06, 2016 2:02 pm

Prairiepiss wrote:Hey tomorrow is World Naked Gadening Day. Who's gona let it hang out? Lmao


I've got a notion that if a good number of this group honored this day by gardening in the buff, World Naked Gardening Day would end.
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Re: Gardening

Postby cranky » Fri May 06, 2016 3:56 pm

I know I'm going to be gardening naked tomorrow :ebiggrin: Give my neighbor "Speedo Man" a taste of his own medicine.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Prairiepiss » Fri May 06, 2016 8:24 pm

Speedo man. :lol:

Im about to fill my freezer with chicken. If I can't figure out how to keep the little bastards out of the garden.
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Re: Gardening

Postby cranky » Sat May 07, 2016 1:07 pm

Prairiepiss wrote:Speedo man. :lol:

I live on a hill and there is no fence between my house and the down hill neighbor. I need to build a retaining wall and do some landscaping before I can put a fence in so for a couple years while a hedge grew in we had an unobstructed view of the neighbors back yard, we aren't the only ones either. He has this habit of deciding to lay out in his yard spread eagle wearing nothing but a speedo whenever I'm outside in the summer doing yard work :wtf: I will forever know him as Speedo Man :moresarcasm:
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Re: Gardening

Postby GrassHopper » Sun May 08, 2016 6:02 am

jedneck wrote:I think the Amish paste are 90 days from seed to fruit. Have got my plants yet. Had rain almost everyday for the past week. The everglades are drier than my garden is now.


Yoohoo. Found the Amish paste to try Jed.

Less than a mile from me this guy grows over a 100 different varieties of Heirlooms and sells plants as well. Pretty impressive mater garden.
Here is a photo of his garden from a previous year and a few of his favorites.

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Anna Russian
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Re: Gardening

Postby okie » Sun May 08, 2016 6:24 am

I grow a mate named Simply Fantastic. It's the best tasting and looking mater I have ever grown. I recommend them if you want a medium large great tasting red tomato, They are very hard to find so I suggest ordering seeds. You will thank me later.

I grow cherry tomatoes and the simply fantastic and also onions, peppers and cilantro. I love salsa.
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Re: Gardening

Postby cranky » Tue May 10, 2016 7:48 pm

My corn, carrots, lettuce and beans are up now and looking very promising. Last year only 3 of the corn seeds I planted came up, it looks like pretty much all of them came up this year :D The tomatoes are struggling a bit but the nights are very cool here, normally I don't buy tomato starts until almost the end of May.

Last year Truckinbutch sent me some of his family heirloom green bean seeds, I saved enough seeds from them that I now have a second generation going, I just hope I can keep up with them, they grow very fast but can very well. I also picked up some scarlet runner beans to try this year just because they looked kind of cool and I like trying new things when I have enough of ones I'm sure of, they are also several inches tall.

I also have miniature roses that are beginning to bloom. They used to be dinner plate size roses but I have been trying to get rid of them for years but nothing works. I dig them up and they grew back, I cut them down and they grew back but began producing minies instead of big flowers, My wife likes the flowers tho and I suppose that makes them OK.
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Re: Gardening

Postby ElChupacabra » Wed May 11, 2016 8:43 am

Man I envy you guys. I'm from the Midwest in the US and always had a garden growing up. I don't think we ever bought veggies from the market. But alas, my career took me to the desert. I love the heat and will be retiring from the military here, but don't know where to start with this south western soil and small yard. Like when I started this forum, I guess I will be reading alot, and look into container gardening. Keep it up guys, home gardening is becoming a lost skill. When toe zombie apocalypse hits I'm heading to one of ya'lls house, at least I know we will eat well.

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Re: Gardening

Postby wtfdskin » Wed May 11, 2016 10:54 am

Ugh. It needs to lay off the rain for a bit before seeds start to rot.

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Re: Gardening

Postby jedneck » Thu May 12, 2016 4:29 pm

Planted the country gentleman corn and Jacobs cattle beans tonite. Also started planting pumpkins, squash and gourds. I got a 1oz pack of variety mix. Gonna plant em all to use as a supliment for the pigs. 1 oz is approx 250 seeds. I find a spot between the rocks that has some dirt and mix in a shovelfull o manure and plant seeds. I'll get what I get. Planted almost 70 seeds on the bank in front of the house. 180 to go.
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Re: Gardening

Postby jedneck » Sat May 14, 2016 1:13 pm

Well shit I'm outta room. Cousin gave me 50 mater plants, 19pepper, 6swiss chard, bunch of parsley and a bunch of basil for the price of $4. I gave him 8. Gonna have to build more beds and loss more yard. What a pitty I workin hate mowing.
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Re: Gardening

Postby dieselduo » Sat May 14, 2016 1:42 pm

Planted a loquat,an olive and a plum tree. Also planted some thornless blackberries this past week.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Greenthorn » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:09 am

Started digging up my german reds today.
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Re: Gardening

Postby raketemensch » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:27 pm

ElChupacabra wrote:Man I envy you guys. I'm from the Midwest in the US and always had a garden growing up. I don't think we ever bought veggies from the market. But alas, my career took me to the desert. I love the heat and will be retiring from the military here, but don't know where to start with this south western soil and small yard. Like when I started this forum, I guess I will be reading alot, and look into container gardening. Keep it up guys, home gardening is becoming a lost skill. When toe zombie apocalypse hits I'm heading to one of ya'lls house, at least I know we will eat well.

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Never underestimate what you can do in pots.

We've got cilantro, basil, Rosemary, thyme,tomatoes, jalapeños, habañeros, scotch bonnets,and various lettuces all in pots out on the deck. Oh, and peas.

We had some delicious Swiss chard salads tonight-- just one pot and we can't eat it fast enough.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Shine0n » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:22 am

Got a small 50'×30' garden at my other house, my son now lives there. Lots and lots of tomato, q- cumbers, butter bean, green beans, squash, and various greens and many different herbs. Just got the fence mended to keep my son's pot belly pig out!!! If that suckered gets in there 1 more damn time i am having some fat back I'm my greens. Lol.
Been doing this for 30 years and I try my best to not ever have to buy veggies from an overpriced market. Very time consuming but worth all the work for the rewards at the end of the day. My family can make a meal from the garden alone if we choose, canning, and fresh... wow I love the options.
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Re: Gardening

Postby NZChris » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:09 am

I let our usual self sown pumpkin take over a fair chunk of lawn in our BBQ area this year. I put up with much criticism for its untidiness and the unmowed grass until they were mature and picked. She never organised a BBQ to guilt me to clear it out, but whatever :D ... and now we are giving them away.

Now, the supermarket is selling the same pumpkins for $3 each.

Its demoralising to get off your arse and plant something when the results yield so little financially.

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Re: Gardening

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:50 pm

cranky wrote:Last year Truckinbutch sent me some of his family heirloom green bean seeds, I saved enough seeds from them that I now have a second generation going, I just hope I can keep up with them, they grow very fast but can very well.


So, I was also lucky enough to receive a sack of butch's seeds last year. I planted them the second week of June, by seed, and transplanted them a couple weeks later. They took their time, until they latched on to my pergula. Once they realized that, boom!

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I just wanted to say thank you to butch for the 300 (?) year old seeds :thumbup: . They are delicious and here's the first canning. I admit, I over pressurized the 3 on the left.

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They are still coming, and the summer seems to be lingering. Thanks for passing them on, butch :thumbup:
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Re: Gardening

Postby Hilltop » Tue May 01, 2018 6:44 pm

I got a bunch of peaches and cream sweet corn planted that's gonna make some fine shine. I also have two varietys of tomatoes, cherry and big boy, speckled butterbeans, Jalapeno peppers, purple hull peas, okra, watermelon two varietys and cantaloupe
the melons are for shine too.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Hilltop » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:23 pm

The peas are ready and being picked, I'm gonna be up to my ears in tomatoes soon, but some type of rot from all the rain has hit the watermelons and seems to have infected about 70% of the watermelons. So much for the melons but I can't wait to make my annual barrel of fresh creamed sweet corn that I plan to use high temp enzymes on this year. Won't be long now.
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Re: Gardening

Postby The Baker » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:48 am

Don't know about plants, but;

say you sprayed the melons with alcohol (heads, whatever, with some water), would that kill the infection??

Maybe?

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Re: Gardening

Postby kiwi Bruce » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:16 am

I started a new gardening project three weeks ago...set-up a tub of small stones with constantly flowing water from my fish pond...an experiment to see if I can grow the worlds most valuable LEGAL crop (in NY it's getting $400 to $450 a pound---if they can get it!)...don't have any pics yet but when I do I'll post them...Oh... the plant? WASABI
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Re: Gardening

Postby Hilltop » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:27 am

[quote="The Baker"]Don't know about plants, but;

say you sprayed the melons with alcohol (heads, whatever, with some water), would that kill the infection??

Maybe?

Maybe so, I had something similar in mind, I cut the rot off on the new infections which amounts to the very tip of the melon and today I will spray those with some clear coat. Heads tails, who knows it may work even better. I believe this is a type of fungus it always happens after lots of rain
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Re: Gardening

Postby Hilltop » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:32 am

kiwi Bruce wrote:I started a new gardening project three weeks ago...set-up a tub of small stones with constantly flowing water from my fish pond...an experiment to see if I can grow the worlds most valuable LEGAL crop (in NY it's getting $400 to $450 a pound---if they can get it!)...don't have any pics yet but when I do I'll post them...Oh... the plant? WASABI


Will this grow on the gulf coast? Tell us more, as those are interesting figures you have. Wasabi? What actually is it? I have a buddy whose talking about raising organic Shitaki mushrooms. He claims he's gonna get rich playing with poop and mushrooms now your talking about 400 a pound Wasabi so I'm all ears.
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Re: Gardening

Postby kiwi Bruce » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Wasabi is a member of the Brasica family, so it's in the same family as cabbage, mustard and Horseradish (it's sometimes called Japanese Horseradish) It takes 12 months to reach harvest size, and 18 to get to the "Big Buck" size. (200 dollar root) It's the root that's the prize. It's a plant that needs low light (direct sun will kill it) and constantly flowing cool, clean water. If the air temp gets too hot it goes dormant. Doesn't stand freezing temps either.
So...low light, cool running water, cool air temp, a long growing time with a high reward...I'm thinking indoor hydroponics, and this you can do anywhere!
The demand is going to go though the roof, the Germans are doing research into the ability of Wasabi to heal liver/kidney damage, in very small daily amounts and for only three weeks of treatment. It dissolves scar tissue in the liver and kidneys and promotes new tissue growth. If this research can verify these results, the value of Wasabi will go up a hundred fold overnight!
Right now Korea, Taiwan and New Zealand are all trying to meet the demand, but with the Japanese homegrown wasabi and the imported plants, only 80% of the Japanese domestic demand is being met.
You can find it here in the States...My oldest son went to a Japanese sushi restaurant in NY city, just after New Years. The line waiting to get in, went around the block. He and his party finally got seated and a sushi chef came to the table - and GROUND THE WASABI IN FRONT OF THEM for their sushi---FRESH WASABI. The meal cost a BUCK AND A QUARTER A PLATE! ! ! For only a half a dozen sushi pieces! ( Well, eight to be exact...to me that's an appetizer not a meal!)
SO I think there is a HUGE opportunity...I think you only need green, wet thumbs.
It's defiantly worth looking into...Kiwi
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