Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Home/car maintenance, renos, gardening, DIY, farming, creative endeavours.
User avatar
Lady tehMa
A Peer of the Realm
Posts: 20658
Joined: Aug 2nd, 2005, 3:51 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Lady tehMa »

Queen K wrote: Sep 8th, 2022, 12:32 pm
At some point I am happy to be putting it away. This year we are taking down the raised beds and renovating the entire gardens.
:200:

Hokey Dinah that will be a job!

You are probably reusing the boards for the beds, right? If not, I call dibs! :smt045
I haven't failed until I quit.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
Posts: 67777
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 11:39 am

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Queen K »

Yes for some areas I will be reusing what isn't rotted out. My plan includes doing what a friend of mine did with nicer vinyl,, white square raised beds and the soil delivered by the big yellow bag company.
Spend some time and money on establishing an Estate plan, a Legal Will, your wishes and who is the Executor. Watch Grant of Probate videos. Understand the process to help yourself and loved ones.
User avatar
Lady tehMa
A Peer of the Realm
Posts: 20658
Joined: Aug 2nd, 2005, 3:51 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Lady tehMa »

That sounds great! I can hardly wait to see what you will do :130:
I haven't failed until I quit.
User avatar
Thinktank
Guru
Posts: 8947
Joined: Nov 5th, 2010, 6:21 am

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Thinktank »

Lady tehMa wrote: Aug 3rd, 2022, 8:03 am I would love to see your gardens if y'all are inclined to share :130:
What's the number one reason to grow a garden? Tomatoes. All the other stuff is just extra - tomatoes are the number
one reason for a garden.

Some people I knew went out of their way to tell me (years ago) the best tasting tomato on earth. They added fish fertilizer to the soil, and gave me one to taste - it really was the most incredible fantastic delicious vegetable ever grown on the face of the earth. But do you think I bothered to write down what variety it was?

These tomatoes are okay but not spectacular.
garden5.jpg
garden3.jpg
See that little red devil-like pepper on top? I don't know what it is but it is the most wicked garden-thing ever grown by humans. I sliced a sliver off it, watched a fifteen minute youtube video, then touched my eyes.

You know how Bonnie told us not to touch our face because of "the virus?" Well she lied. You can touch your face a million times and not get covid, but I'm telling you DO NOT TOUCH YOUR EYES AFTER TOUCHING THIS DEMONIC PEPPER. You can tell it's evil just by looking at the shape of the thing.
garden2.jpg
I bet no one else can grow watermelons. Those are on a slight slope, and good loam soil. I don't know how they'll taste but they look good.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
If you have to be persuaded reminded bullied pressured bribed incentivized, lied to, guilt tripped, coerced, socially shamed, censored, threatened, paid, punished and criminalized, to gain your compliance- the thing is no good
User avatar
alanjh595
Buddha of the Board
Posts: 23494
Joined: Oct 20th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by alanjh595 »

Tomatoes are not vegetables, they are fruit.
Bring back the LIKE button.
User avatar
Catsumi
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 14769
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Catsumi »

TT, I totally agree with you about tomato varieties. I have taken the oath never to plant another unless it is Black Krim …and,…of course, none to be had in Vernon this spring. So, I purchased Beefsteak and another. Spent hours tending to the buzzturds, watering, fertilizing, nipping off offshoots, tying them up to stakes…then waiting for them to ripen. What a friggin’ disappointment….tasteless, watery and a supreme waste of time and effort.

Black Krims are meaty rather than seedy and watery, flavourful and deep, deep red. Why is it impossible to find them at nurseries here in the spring?

I envy you those watermelons. Thanks for the pictures and who the hell cares if toms are called a fruit or a veg….just, are they divine to eat?

What else did you get from your loamy soil? (Envy again as I have been struggling with severely depleted soil]
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect” - Mark Twain

“"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -W. Churchill
User avatar
Catsumi
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 14769
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Catsumi »

Surprise! With heat gone the zucs are pumping out pups faster than I can use. Aaah, right! Gifts for neighbours. :up:
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect” - Mark Twain

“"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -W. Churchill
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
Posts: 52277
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Bsuds »

Catsumi wrote: Sep 13th, 2022, 5:45 pm Surprise! With heat gone the zucs are pumping out pups faster than I can use. Aaah, right! Gifts for neighbours. :up:
I just delivered about 4kilos of tomatoes around the cul de sac. :up:
Hafa adai
User avatar
Catsumi
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 14769
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Catsumi »

Bsuds wrote: Sep 13th, 2022, 6:35 pm
Catsumi wrote: Sep 13th, 2022, 5:45 pm Surprise! With heat gone the zucs are pumping out pups faster than I can use. Aaah, right! Gifts for neighbours. :up:
I just delivered about 4kilos of tomatoes around the cul de sac. :up:
Interesting. I grew Beefsteak and another like it….was sorely disappointed. I am happy for you if you harvested toms with flavour better than water. From now on, only , only, Black Krim will do.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect” - Mark Twain

“"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -W. Churchill
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
Posts: 67777
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 11:39 am

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Queen K »

Lady tehMa wrote: Sep 10th, 2022, 9:16 am That sounds great! I can hardly wait to see what you will do :130:
Oh if I can get the raised beds my friend has, it will be incredible. How she has hers set up and the soil she uses is so impressive. Also my boards, which I got for free in 2007 or so are rotting out and bending. I must say though, gardening in raised beds has give us hundreds of dollars in food, I am not complaining. I just have to up date and will keep you posted.

We are finally picking tomatoes. My Carolina Gold variety are mighty fine tasting. Thinktank, take note.
Spend some time and money on establishing an Estate plan, a Legal Will, your wishes and who is the Executor. Watch Grant of Probate videos. Understand the process to help yourself and loved ones.
rustled
Buddha of the Board
Posts: 19150
Joined: Dec 26th, 2010, 12:47 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by rustled »

Planning for next year, but thinking about trying to grow some of these indoors:



Some of the comments may be of interest, too.
...do some internal evaluation; Are you aiming to tell the truth or just "win"? Are you aiming to inform or to promote a narrative? Have you checked your facts or are you just accepting what you are told? Ad Nausica
User avatar
Lady tehMa
A Peer of the Realm
Posts: 20658
Joined: Aug 2nd, 2005, 3:51 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Lady tehMa »

Good video, thanks rustled!
I haven't failed until I quit.
rustled
Buddha of the Board
Posts: 19150
Joined: Dec 26th, 2010, 12:47 pm

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by rustled »

Lady tehMa wrote: Sep 15th, 2022, 8:31 am Good video, thanks rustled!
:130:
...do some internal evaluation; Are you aiming to tell the truth or just "win"? Are you aiming to inform or to promote a narrative? Have you checked your facts or are you just accepting what you are told? Ad Nausica
User avatar
Thinktank
Guru
Posts: 8947
Joined: Nov 5th, 2010, 6:21 am

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Thinktank »

Catsumi wrote: Sep 12th, 2022, 7:27 pm What else did you get from your loamy soil?
When the pandemic started in spring 2020 I planted a blackberry and a gooseberry - German pilots discovered
gooseberries are good for eyes.
garden1.jpg
1. First, blackberries are a nutritional powerhouse and are loaded with an incredible amount of important vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They are very nutrient dense, which means you do not need to eat many to get their nutritional benefits. Blackberries are a great source of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and B-vitamins. They are also great sources of dietary fibre and are high in antioxidant compounds.

2. Blackberries can also help to boost our immune system and prevent certain types of diseases due to their incredibly high amount of antioxidant compounds. These powerful and potent antioxidants can help to protect use from unwanted free radicals and diseases. Blackberries contain antioxidants such as anthocyanosides, phenolic acids and flavonoids that can reduce inflammation and disease causing oxidative stress and damage.

3. Consuming blackberries is also great for improving our digestion. They are especially rich in both insoluble and soluble fibre, which work together to help our digestive system function optimally and more efficiently. These great levels of fibre found in blackberries add bulk and encourages water absorption in the large intestine. This has the added benefit of relieving constipation, promoting regular bowel movements and promoting the health of our digestive system.

4. They are also heart healthy due to their wide range of nutrients and can help to prevent heart disease. Blackberries are an excellent source of heart-healthy nutrients such as potassium, magnesium and fibre. These nutrients can help to improve circulation, reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and even help to regulate proper blood pressure.

5. Lastly, consuming blackberries regularly can help to improve our overall vision and maintain the health of our eyes, especially as we get older. This is often attributed to the presence of lutein which blackberries contain. Lutein can help to prevent damage to the eyes caused by oxidative stress. As well, the high number of antioxidant compounds, vitamins and minerals can help to prevent eye-related diseases, such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
If you have to be persuaded reminded bullied pressured bribed incentivized, lied to, guilt tripped, coerced, socially shamed, censored, threatened, paid, punished and criminalized, to gain your compliance- the thing is no good
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
Posts: 67777
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 11:39 am

Re: Growing/sharing/learning to garden: 2022

Post by Queen K »

Black berries are looking good, TT. I have some in a wrong location and will be fixing that this week.

I am removing Iris rhizomes to transplant blueberries from a location we always knew would be temporary. Unfortunately the Red Currant has to go too. I simply do not use the berries the way they deserve.
Spend some time and money on establishing an Estate plan, a Legal Will, your wishes and who is the Executor. Watch Grant of Probate videos. Understand the process to help yourself and loved ones.

Return to “Creative Endeavours”