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Why Tea 2017-07-23 22:59:10

Hi, everyone. Your friend Why Tea here. My wife and I do a bit of gardening, and between the two of us and her father, we've got over a lifetime's experience. She was raised on a farm in the Northwest, and I'm from the Southeast, so we've got a bit of range there. At home here we currently have blueberry bushes, strawberries, a ton of tomatoes (of course) and we're also doing cantaloupe and an entire bed of sweet potatoes this year.

Deleted User 2017-07-23 23:32:32

Awesome man our blackberries and raspberries are just starting to ripen. About two weeks out. 300 plants!

Deleted User 2017-07-23 23:33:03

Stopped growing tomatoes a while back on account of the stinkbugs

Why Tea 2017-07-24 00:17:49

We have a huge blackberry bush, but we're going to rip it out, they are big and juicy, but even after several seasons, this variety just doesn't taste sweet. The raspberry bush hasn't ever taken off, unfortunately.

Why Tea 2017-07-24 00:19:28

300 plants is serious. I've got acreage and want to fill it with blueberries and strawberries.

Nova 2017-07-24 21:29:53

@Why Tea Hey there, thanks for doing this by the way.

Nova 2017-07-24 21:30:08

Is there any gardening books you would recommend?

texan- tx 2017-07-24 21:35:50

@Why Tea I love black berries! Do you know if I can grow them in a hot 100 degree climate like East Texas?

Louis Loire - NY 2017-07-24 21:44:34

berries seem to grow best in the North East or at least to my knowledge black/blue/raspberries grow wild all over NY esp upstate

Nova 2017-07-24 21:46:12

Can confirm, I see a shit ton of em where I am.

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:03:53

Well, raspberries won't do well, they have to be further north, but blackberries do fine here in GA. There are a number of varieties. It doesn't get quite as hot here, but they still do fine. Really well. I don't have to actively water them or anything. It may be too hot or too dry where you are.

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:04:19

The main thing is to make sure what you're trying to grow, as you asked, will work in your climate zone.

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:04:35

And be sure to get a variety that does best in that zone.

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:04:41

If there are different ones.

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:06:11

For blackberries, there definitely are: https://www.almanac.com/plant/blackberries

Lebens 2017-07-24 22:08:43

Bonus- blackberries grow like weeds. Very invasive, they love water

Lebens 2017-07-24 22:08:59

Just like passion fruit

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:10:48

Definitely a thorny weed!

Nova 2017-07-24 22:13:18

Oh wow that looks useful.

Nova 2017-07-24 22:13:27

Alright I'll have to check it out, thanks.

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:17:19

@texan- tx Looks like you're in Zone 8 in East Texas, and all the blackberry stock I looked at grows in zones 5-9 so you're good.

texan- tx 2017-07-24 22:22:07

Thanks for the informative response @Why Tea

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:23:22

I'm trying to find a particular variety that will do well there.

texan- tx 2017-07-24 22:24:21

I know they grow wild here

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:24:26

For example, this: ".A NEW thornless blackberry USDA cultivar called ‘Sweetie Pie’ was released that is resistant to disease, heat tolerant but tastes delicious. This cultivar, tested as MSUS119, came from a cross between ‘Navaho’ and MSUS29. MSUS29 is a seedling from a cross of [Humble x Brazos] x Navaho. ‘Sweetie Pie’ was selected at Poplarville, Mississippi in 1996. It was subsequently propagated and tested at McNeill, Mississippi, as well as in trial plantings in Louisiana and Arkansas. ‘Sweetie Pie’ grows vigorously and produces numerous floricanes, which are thornless and have a trailing growth habit."

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:25:00

I'd say if it does well in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, this will work in Texas : )

Why Tea 2017-07-24 22:25:20

So see if you can find that. Bonus--thornless!

texan- tx 2017-07-24 22:25:29

Thanks man I'll try and find some seeds online

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-24 22:32:50

The wild Blackberries grow to be as big as half dollars here

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-24 22:36:27

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/339174017519058945/JPEG_20170622_173529.jpg

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-24 22:37:20

A picture from this year, they only got up to a little over the size of a quarter at best. Last year they were huge. Biggest I've ever seen

Deleted User 2017-07-24 22:39:08

Our first year they were pretty bitter. These year they're much sweeter. We keep em netted now to keep the stink bugs off

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 01:09:43

Yeah those stink bugs are a nuisance

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 01:24:33

And for whatever reason they love hanging around blackberries

Deleted User 2017-07-25 01:33:47

They suck the juice out of anything sweet up here including corn

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 03:42:15

Will fence lizards eat them?

Deleted User 2017-07-25 11:42:56

There's not many predators for them. Wild turkeys cross bred with domestic turkeys for some reason can eat pounds of them, but their stink power makes them inedible to most predators.

R O M A N V S 2017-07-25 13:46:59

@here does anyone know anything about growing mushrooms?

R O M A N V S 2017-07-25 13:47:01
Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 14:02:59

Yes.

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 14:03:24

Are you looking to grow indoors or out?

Why Tea 2017-07-25 14:10:13

I've only grown mushrooms from a kit, once, indoors. I'll defer to Alexander on this one.

Nova 2017-07-25 16:22:54

All I know is that you need darkness and a shit ton of moisture.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 16:24:10

Ambient (not direct) light

R O M A N V S 2017-07-25 18:24:10

@Alexander B. - SC I am open to whatever works best

Mr. Bulldops 2017-07-25 19:19:21

@R O M A N V S I know a fish tank would be a good place to let the spores grow.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 19:56:46

Fish tank with a piece of glass inside to spray water on(enough to keep a humid environment, not make mushrooms wet) ambient light (such as in the vicinity of a window, not in the direct sunlight) everything must be thoroughly sterilized beforehand

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 22:05:43

Thomas has hit the nail on the head as far as indoor growing is concerned. Spores are injected into mason jars full of nutrient pellets in order to create the mycellium (spelling?) which is the "heart" of your mushroom growth. The contents are then removed from the jars and placed in a sanitized container, in ambient light, and then spritzed with water periodically.

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 22:06:10

When it comes to heartier mushrooms, you can easily grow them outside given the right conditions.

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-25 22:09:10

^ this is a great resource for ordering "log plugs" which are exactly what they sound like. Simply drill holes in logs, insert plugs, boom - shiitakes. The conditions have to be fair, but shiitakes are pretty resiliant. I imagine you have to spray the logs with water once every now and again *maybe*. But I can't imagine it taking any more effort than that.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 22:35:34

You can also use a medium of vermiculite and organic brown rice(ground)

Nova 2017-07-26 03:18:39

Yes?

R O M A N V S 2017-07-26 03:19:27

Thank you for the input thus far everyone, especially Alex and Thomas. I will do some more research and probably be back to further the discussion.

Nova 2017-07-26 03:19:57

Ah, yeah your mushrooms. Good luck with them!

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-26 03:20:14

You got it, brother

Why Tea 2017-07-29 10:29:58

Simple lesson coming soon on how to keep critters and varmints from getting your cantaloupes!

Grenadier 2017-07-29 10:30:08

Is it a Ruger 10/22?

Deleted User 2017-07-29 11:35:19
Deleted User 2017-07-29 12:55:53

Kek

Dan iiii 2017-07-29 15:21:32

How does one know if a plant is getting too much direct sunlight?

Deleted User 2017-07-29 17:39:09

@WhyTea-Gardener i have a kiefer pear tree and the fruit is starting to come to term. The fruit does not taste very well to eat straight from the tree and I was told that it is best used for jams and jellies. Are there any other uses as far as cooking is concerned that you are aware of? I've never seen a pear cobbler or pie etc.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-29 18:02:25

@Dan iiii for some plants it's not the direct sunlight but rather the high temperature

Deleted User 2017-07-29 18:42:53

@Dan iiii Depends largely on the plant but the surest way to tell is if it gets sunburned. Yes, plants get sunburned. They affected portion will turn white and papery (I'll post a pic below). If you're asking about time of exposure, remember that plants do their actually growing in the dark so too long exposure can cause the plant to grow more slowly or not fruit, etc.

Deleted User 2017-07-29 18:43:54

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/340927431777189888/dscf0676.jpg

Why Tea 2017-07-30 17:10:49

@Deleted User I'm more familiar with the jams and jellies myself but a cobbler or pie might be nice. Follow the same recipes as for apple and I'd expect it would work out fine.

Why Tea 2017-07-30 17:11:07

@Grenadier lol no it's little cages made of hardware cloth!

Grenadier 2017-07-30 17:35:02

@Why Tea I like my idea better.

Grenadier 2017-07-30 17:35:22

Keeps them off your crops and free meat!

Grenadier 2017-07-30 17:35:33

And you get to shoot something!

Deleted User 2017-07-30 19:35:06

Have any of you dealt with or been a beekeeper? I think I'd like to get some hives soon

Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:49:34

Nice, do often sell a lot of honey or do you end up using most of it on your own?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:53:39

We have a fella that sells it out. They crank out quite a bit of honey. Tens and tens of pounds

Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:54:26

Wow, how many hives do you have?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 02:04:00

3.

Deleted User 2017-07-31 02:04:18

We've pulled north of 30 so far out of two this year

Deleted User 2017-07-31 02:05:56

If you don't mind me asking how much do you get from all that money wise?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 02:07:46

A bottle (about half a pound) retails at about eight bucks. Beekeeper charges about 1/2 to 2/3 of that.

Alexander B. - SC 2017-07-31 13:41:10

@Deleted User could you describe the flavor/texture of the pears?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 14:05:31

Juicy as hell, little gritty and have an earthy taste moreso than you'd expect

Lebens 2017-08-01 04:03:53

@R O M A N V S sterilization is key

Joseph McCarthy - NJ 2017-08-06 06:40:22

Nice

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:04:14

Can anyone ID this plant?

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:04:24

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/347908559771533322/image.jpg

Deleted User 2017-08-18 01:04:48

Queen Anne's lace, I think.

Deleted User 2017-08-18 01:04:58

"Chigger-weed"

Auf WI 2017-08-18 01:05:31

carrot?

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:05:50

They're all over the yard at our new place.

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:06:07

Not in a garden.

Joseph McCarthy - NJ 2017-08-18 01:06:48

It's in the carrot family tho

Deleted User 2017-08-18 01:07:23

Daucus carota

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:07:31

Wild carrot/queen Anne's lace looks like it.

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:07:35

Thanks!

Deleted User 2017-08-18 01:08:15

You may not want to pick or walk around while wearing shorts. Chiggers suck.

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:08:36

Yeah I've had them before. Horrible.

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:09:17

So, is there a way to ID apples? We have a tree and we don't know what kind they are.

Auf WI 2017-08-18 01:10:45

post a pic

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:12:20

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/347910553785597953/image.jpg

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:12:56

Closeup coming through, really slow uploading for some reason.

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:13:24

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/347910824863596544/image.jpg

Auf WI 2017-08-18 01:16:21

They "look" like Stayman

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:25:51

Thanks. The don't taste like much.

Thomas Morrow 2017-08-18 01:26:42

Cut out sugar and they'll taste like candy

Thomas Morrow 2017-08-18 01:26:47

Lol

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:31:43

I don't eat a whole lot of sugar. I mean compared the Golden Delicious down the hill, they dont taste like much.

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:32:10

Maybe it was just that one I ate.

Auf WI 2017-08-18 01:45:14

Yeah those are better for cider

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:45:56

Good, were big cider drinkers.

NCSC 2017-08-18 01:46:04

Thanks!

Thomas Morrow 2017-08-18 01:50:00

Just poking fun

NCSC 2017-08-18 02:32:46

I know, no worries 👍

NCSC 2017-08-31 00:53:43

I've found a few of these around the property. Not sure what they are. They were under oak trees. Any ideas?

NCSC 2017-08-31 00:53:57

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/352616968492154890/image.jpg

John O - 2017-09-09 12:29:30

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/356053504256901120/JPEG_20170909_082920.jpg

John O - 2017-09-09 12:29:49

This hurricane is gonna totally ruin my aquaponics

Deleted User 2017-09-09 12:36:22

@John M -#7072 looks like spring mix lettuce

John O - 2017-09-09 12:37:35

I can't remember exactly what it was. I wasn't expecting it to do well in 90° Florida weather. The other stuff is radishes, beets, and onions.

Deleted User 2017-09-09 12:38:24

There's a strain of Arizona and Jericho lettuce that does well in high heat. Yours looks great.

John O - 2017-09-09 12:40:20

Thanks man, I've gotten pretty lucky. It's been overcast about 3 days out of the week every week for about 2 months.

John O - 2017-09-09 12:40:44

Aquaponics is stupid easy. I highly recommend it. Just feed the fish every 2-3 days

Deleted User 2017-09-09 12:41:51

Fish? There are fish involved?

John O - 2017-09-09 12:44:43

Aquaponics is aquaculture+hydroponics.

John O - 2017-09-09 12:44:54

Fish poop fertilizes the plants.

Deleted User 2017-09-09 12:49:17

Ah cool I had no idea

John O - 2017-09-09 12:50:36

Look into it. Mine is big and semi-permanent, but you can make a little one with a 2 gallon fish bowl.

Deleted User 2017-09-09 13:32:24

Will do. Sounds intriguing.

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-09 16:59:21

You should switch to no till organic anyway

John O - 2017-09-09 17:31:12

When I buy some property, I want to do hugelkultur

John O - 2017-09-09 17:32:04

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/356129646225653760/HugelkulturRaisedBed.jpg

John O - 2017-09-09 17:33:15

You don't need a tree. You can just get a huge pile of green wood chips. A place by my house has a 20 ft pile for free. They're low quality for landscaping, but perfect for composting.

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-09 20:22:31

Nice!! Anyone here read "teaming with microbes"

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-09 20:24:25

If not then I highly recommend it

John O - 2017-09-10 15:04:04

This guy does good introductory level hydroponics videos, if anyone's interested

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 16:37:34

Go no till

John O - 2017-09-10 16:47:36

What exactly do you mean by this?

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:02:59

You don't till the soil. Instead you focus on keeping the soil life healthy(from insects, to bacteria, to fungi, nematodes, etc)

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:05:04

Basically healthy soil life will make anything and everything your plants need, so instead of administering what you think your plants need, they instead have an entire nutrient buffet in the soil that they can draw from as they need it

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:06:13

It involves learning about the soil food web and understanding the different rolls of the microlife

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:07:00

Basically everything you do will be to support that life rather doing what you think your plants nees

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:07:03

Need

John O - 2017-09-10 17:07:27

I do green fertilizer in my traditional garden. I've been thinking about all that, but I'm moving soon, so I'm not sure that it's worth it.

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:08:11

Start it up at your new place

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:09:24

And read "teaming with microbes" by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:09:52

The whole system can be used indoors as well

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:12:11

Regardless always go soil over hydro, unless you're in space, even then that's debatable

John O - 2017-09-10 17:42:14

I just like hydro and aquaponics for the technical aspects. It helps to soothe my Autism.

Thomas Morrow 2017-09-10 17:46:53

Haha gotcha

Deleted User 2017-09-24 18:01:51

@Why Tea that's a clever set up to protect your cantaloupe

Why Tea 2017-09-24 18:08:53

It worked great! Another round of 'em ripened too so I got to re-use that cage.

Deleted User 2017-09-26 02:57:18

Have a small backyard garden. Had a bad year for the most part. But want to grow cotton, just a few for the heck of it and was done here by original settlers, so should grow. Ordered seeds twice online, but I think they were duds.Nothing even came up. Anyway, tips on time of year or anything. Never seen a cotton field and fascinated by it, especially being a Southerner.

Deleted User 2017-09-26 02:58:48

Take that back. Did see cotton fields on way back from Virginia, but they were in flower stage so doesn't count!

Why Tea 2017-09-29 11:54:02

How did you prepare the seeds (if at all) and what care did you provide right after planting?

Deleted User 2017-10-01 16:32:52

🤔

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/364087282967248916/image.jpg

Deleted User 2017-10-01 17:26:02

@Why Tea No prep of seeds. Just planted as instructed and watered immediately after. Kept moist through the days. Nothing ever grew.

Why Tea 2017-10-01 17:26:58

Well that sucks. I've certainly had bad luck sometimes with seeds that just did nothing.

GoyMeetsWorld 2017-10-01 17:27:25

Looks like a tiny plant that subverts and takes over your whole garden.

Why Tea 2017-10-01 17:27:38

For some plants we always buy seedlings or young plants, just to avoid the hassle/risk, despite the extra cost.

Why Tea 2017-10-01 17:28:07

The wife's dad, however, is some sort of wizard with seeds and grows almost everything he can from seed.

Deleted User 2017-10-01 17:28:42

Yeah. I just like more natural way of going by seed. But certainly has it's setbacks.

Deleted User 2017-10-01 17:29:39

@Deleted User Low light. Makes sense, likes to be in the shadows as it wonders.

John O - 2017-10-01 18:21:49

@GoyMeetsWorld If I remember correctly, that's exactly how it got it's name

GoyMeetsWorld 2017-10-01 18:30:52

Of course!

Rayder 2017-10-03 16:32:09

Does anyone have any good informative videos or online articles that would help me start looking into an in-home mini garden? I am in college, and have a small patio deck that I can do a small box garden or multiple plants. Thanks!

Deleted User 2017-10-03 16:39:28

Have you seen these garden wall things? You can make it with old pallets to save $$

Deleted User 2017-10-03 16:39:41

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/364813771916574720/image.jpg

Rayder 2017-10-03 16:40:25

That looks absolutely perfect and what I want to do. It's nearing the Winter though (Winter is coming lol), so would it be a good time to pick up the hobby now?

Rayder 2017-10-03 16:40:29

Or wait until the Spring?

Deleted User 2017-10-03 16:40:43

What zone are you in?

Rayder 2017-10-03 16:40:58

I live in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Rayder 2017-10-03 16:41:18

Eastern Time Zone is that is what you're looking for

Deleted User 2017-10-03 16:44:29

No hardiness zone. So you're in zone 6 which isn't good for winter planting without a greenhouse. You can look around for supplies now and start your seeds in late winter/early spring indoors.

Rayder 2017-10-03 16:46:08

That would be fantastic! Would you mind in I reached out to you again at the end of winter for some questions?

Deleted User 2017-10-03 16:49:40

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/364816287131500545/image.jpg

Deleted User 2017-10-03 16:49:42

Not at all. Here's a pic of a pallet being used as a mini garden. Since pallets are free and everywhere it's a cheap easy way to do these gardens:

Rayder 2017-10-03 16:50:36

I really dig that! Awesome job!

Deleted User 2017-10-03 16:51:19

That's not mine but I plan to do these mixed in with my garden to save space.

Deleted User 2017-10-03 17:11:39

Very pretty

Prestor John 2017-10-03 17:14:58

We love the pallet planters at my house. Be sure to use pallets that are not chemically treated. They have stamps on them with different designations.

Deleted User 2017-10-03 17:30:04

^^^Yes. Whenever using wood to make a garden container make sure it's not chemically treated.

John O - 2017-10-03 19:54:18

@Deleted User O wouldn't use pallets for gardening, fam. It's usually made from pressure treated lumber

John O - 2017-10-03 19:54:47

Oops, didn't read all the way down

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2017-10-08 02:33:54

My bounty, from a 4x4 plot of soil

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/366412866259124234/20171007_212153.jpg

whiskeytangofoxtrot 2017-10-08 22:31:06

Does anyone have any suggestions for what to plant in a fall garden? I’m limited to an area that has practically full shade, so I’m restricted in what could successfully grow there.

whiskeytangofoxtrot 2017-10-08 22:32:13

If nothing is suitable for that spot, I could always purchase pots for my porch.

Olivia M 2017-10-09 01:01:26

You could try some root vegetables like beets, carrots, or potatoes or some leafy greens. I know they don’t really need full sun but I’m sure they’d want at least a little bit still can’t hurt to try

whiskeytangofoxtrot 2017-10-09 03:43:00

Ok, I’ll see what I can do. 👍🏻 Thanks

Deleted User 2017-10-22 00:44:24

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/371458739032686602/image.jpg

Deleted User 2017-10-22 00:44:27

My Japanese eggplants still going strong

Deleted User 2017-10-22 00:44:47

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/371458833299668992/image.jpg

Deleted User 2017-10-22 00:45:02

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/371458896998563840/image.jpg

Algrin "Bailey" Bagley - PA 2017-10-22 01:15:08

Nice. Now bread it and fry to make is sufficiently not healthy 😃

Deleted User 2017-10-22 01:58:08

Yes!

Why Tea 2017-10-23 02:19:15

Great eggplant!

Deleted User 2017-10-23 02:29:34

Thanks!

varjack WA 2017-12-18 10:52:39

So this seems like the best place to ask but does anyone have tips for treating pink eye in cows?

RevStench 2017-12-18 11:40:21

antibiotics and eye patches, keep as much sun off of them as possible. That's what the eye patches are for. Back on the farm we'd have some cows get it so bad the vet would stitch the eye shut until it cleared up. But it's been about 10 years since I've messed with cattle so there could be some updated way to treat pinkeye. @varjack WA

RevStench 2017-12-18 11:45:55

You probably need to get the vet out there to check out the situation. They can also give you tips on how to control it, flies help spread it. But that's probably not a problem this time of year.

StrawberryArmada 2018-01-30 23:23:43

For some reason whenever we try to grow strawberries they don't do to well here

StrawberryArmada 2018-01-30 23:23:57

Is it because of our climate/environment

StrawberryArmada 2018-01-30 23:24:09

Can I improve it somehow

TheMighty - OH 2018-01-31 20:04:26

Strawberries are usually like weeds. What state are you in?

Svat - NY 2018-02-17 00:17:37

Anyone have any experience with edible/medicinal mushroom cultivation?

JesseJames 2018-02-17 00:35:51

I've helped my mom grow some in logs before. I think they where morales?

Volkmom 2018-02-24 05:14:08

Not sure if anyone has posted this guy's videos before, even as an urban farmer in Canada he does quite well and has some great tips. My husband and I have been enjoying them.... https://youtu.be/neqT2bruHwI

Olivia M 2018-02-25 19:14:09

First lil red potato of this crop!! It’s so cute I had to share!

Olivia M 2018-02-25 19:14:10

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712549449793536/417398890946494475/image.jpg

micbwilli 2018-02-25 20:15:38

Spuds! 😃

Deleted User 2018-02-25 22:46:55

Spuds! 😀

John O - 2018-02-25 23:43:16

Spuds! 😀

SamanthaM 2018-02-27 20:54:53

@Olivia M Looks fantastic!

Deleted User 2018-03-01 15:01:48

Ok. Really excited about this. Not gardening related per say, but anyone use one? Our yard only ironically for Florida needs mowing 5 times a month. Bought some corn seeds while there. Have had some decent success with that.

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Deleted User 2018-03-01 15:10:16

@Olivia M and I will soon be pulling Winter crops. Back before citrus became king, Central FL did grow cotton, corn, tobacco even etc. Tried cotton, seeds came from Oregon and think were duds. I like to keep garden natural and how it would have been for a settler minus watering. Just no farmland around here anymore and enjoy growing crops you see further North of here.

Deleted User 2018-03-01 15:11:19

Corn is hit or miss.

Algrin "Bailey" Bagley - PA 2018-03-04 21:00:54

I tried one of those. I never figured it out. In show's about the 50s they always show dads pushing them around like they are going for a stroll. I tried and tried but it either didn't cut, or it jammed up.

RevStench 2018-03-04 21:11:38

I see people in our historic districts use them all the time, grass always looks good, but every one I see isn't painted. So different brand for sure and they are bigger.

Phillip Wiglesworth - FL 2018-03-04 22:02:38

@Algrin "Bailey" Bagley - PA You just set it high, and go slow. And then lower it a little bit and cut again to the length you like. Then you best make sure to cut twice a week to keep it that way.

Phillip Wiglesworth - FL 2018-03-04 22:03:30

Push...pull back...push...pull back. Kinda like mopping, for that first cut 😛

Phillip Wiglesworth - FL 2018-03-04 22:04:11

It's a lot of work, good exercise. You learn fast why gas mowers became so popular lol

Algrin "Bailey" Bagley - PA 2018-03-05 13:47:36

Ug. Twice a week? How about twice a month? Mabye I'll I give it another chance. @Phillip Wiglesworth - FL

Phillip Wiglesworth - FL 2018-03-05 13:55:58

Wednesday’s and Saturdays...welcome to living old school 😂

Olivia M 2018-03-13 20:16:03

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Olivia M 2018-03-13 20:16:07

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Olivia M 2018-03-13 20:16:31

Our potatoes are popping up! Grabbed a few for dinner! Exciting!

Deleted User 2018-03-13 21:13:14

@Olivia M#0852 I grew a quarter acre of reds and blues once!

Olivia M 2018-03-13 23:43:49

Nice! I’m just amped that I was able to do it in FL of all places

Deleted User 2018-03-14 10:50:31

Is the soil not conducive to it down there?

Olivia M 2018-03-14 17:32:01

The heat is more so the issue I think. But sweet potatoes do great - they love the heat.

therealmissesgreen-MD 2018-04-26 02:16:02

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therealmissesgreen-MD 2018-04-26 02:16:02

What are you guys growing now? I got blueberry bushes for my birthday!

Pinochetball 2018-04-26 02:16:28

What kind of climate do you live in?

therealmissesgreen-MD 2018-04-26 02:16:36

Zone 7ish.

Pinochetball 2018-04-26 02:16:44

Lol

Pinochetball 2018-04-26 02:16:54

Ahh im dumb MD

therealmissesgreen-MD 2018-04-26 02:17:06

Oof

Pinochetball 2018-04-26 02:17:17

Well, if you have a fence along your property, jasmine is always a great choice

therealmissesgreen-MD 2018-04-26 02:17:19

Gravy.

therealmissesgreen-MD 2018-04-26 02:17:51

I don’t own it. These are going in large box planters and relocating when we move. We’re hoping to buy a property in the next year.

Der Seeteufel - SD 2018-04-27 19:40:14

Does anyone need help planting their garden?

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Aeyannic_Order 2018-04-27 19:40:54

I need tricks for keeping seedlings from wilting over

Der Seeteufel - SD 2018-04-27 19:41:35

What kind of plant?

Aeyannic_Order 2018-04-27 19:42:22

Well cucumber seeds but also growing pine trees. The pine tree seedlings seem to get wilt over quite quickly

Der Seeteufel - SD 2018-04-27 19:46:53

I'm not sure about cucumber but you need to grow the pine tree seedlings indoors until they are between 6 and 12 inches tall.

Aeyannic_Order 2018-04-27 19:47:25

Yea they wilt over after a week of sprouting

Aeyannic_Order 2018-04-27 19:47:43

I bought a grow light and it worked better

Aeyannic_Order 2018-04-27 19:47:55

But now they get fried too. Maybe I shouldn’t use the heat matte

Aeyannic_Order 2018-04-27 19:48:07

The needles get fried

Aeyannic_Order 2018-04-27 19:48:46

Cinnamon helped with wilt over to an extent

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