Gardening 2018

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Bpeep » Jan 5th, 2018, 5:58 pm

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 5th, 2018, 10:39 pm

We have lots of outdoor cats in our area, they discourage the nibblers; bird and rodent alike. And we have my in-laws' dogs visit fairly often, so the cats don't generally use my garden as a toilet (at least not the food garden, counting my blessings!)
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 6th, 2018, 4:26 am

After doing a bit of grocery shopping yesterday and seeing the increase in prices, the raised garden will be put back in use this year for a few veggies. Will also do some container gardening - instead of throwing them out I asked for and got 12 nice-sized plastic containers from the store.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 6th, 2018, 8:12 am

It is PLUS 3 right now! Let’s get out and turn some soil!

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Catsumi » Jan 6th, 2018, 8:22 pm

Yeah!!! We can start inside window boxes of lettuce and green onion now. Spring is a-coming soon!
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby just popping in » Jan 12th, 2018, 6:18 pm

Homemade seed starter pots.... probably have been mentioned in previous years but some good ideas.

http://yourhouseandgarden.com/homemade- ... rter-pots/

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Bpeep » Jan 27th, 2018, 2:49 pm

Seed racks are coming out.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 27th, 2018, 3:01 pm

I saw a neat easy and less expensive way to construct raised gardens

Instead of lumber.

This dood rolls out some chicken wire or old wire fencing.
attaches heavy gauge landscape fabric to it with zip ties.
Rolls it into a hoop of preferred size, zip ties the ends together.
Stands them up where he wants them, fills half to two thirds full with
wood chips, sawdust, compost, hay bale, whatever filler to hold moisture.
Then tops with favourite soil, sand blend.

Cheap, quick, versatile.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 31st, 2018, 8:51 am

A question for the fine and knowledgeable people of the
Gardening Thread.

I have a lone survivor Bolivian Rainbow Pepper Plant that was placed
into my care a couple seasons ago.

it thrives and produces, how ? I have no idea !

I am not a green thumb or gardener.

I would like to know of a way to turn this one awesome plant, into more.

To keep the line alive, to share, to flourish.

Any fruitful ideas or help could garner plants of your own.

Thanks.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 31st, 2018, 9:03 am

From seeds:


Cloning:
Take a cutting from one of the lower branches, dip it in "Root Tone", plant it a starter soil mix keep inside. Keep it moist and warm.
Transplant outside in May.

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54496/


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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:51 am

Thanks.
Since mine only has two branches, I'm not too crazy
about cutting one off.

Even though it flowered to eight or ten, it only
produced three peppers.

One just went in a meal, seeds and all.

Guess I'll need to take care of any seeds when it is time to harvest the remaining ones.

Why I was asking for more expert advice is, if done wrong, then there would be
nothing left to work with.

The peppers are quite small and maybe only 5 or 6 seeds inside.

They are beautiful though, like little Christmas lights through their colour changes.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:55 am

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:55 am

The next solution is to order the seeds and start them sooner than later. Darn.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 2nd, 2018, 8:34 am

Order seeds :135:

What does that teach me ?
You ?
Everyone ?

You can have whatever you want if you have the money ?
No need worry about that, I'll just buy another !

Downfall of society...the human race even ! :200:

Pishaw !!!

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 2nd, 2018, 11:07 am

That is just another of today's problems. It's called "Built in Obsolescence". Use it for as long as the manufactured designed and then throw it away. Everything from toasters, cars, lighters and now plants.
Say, "NO" to GMO. :biggrin: When will all of these 1st world problems end?
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