Message from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #gardening


2017-09-10 15:04:04 UTC  

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

2017-09-10 16:37:34 UTC  

Go no till

2017-09-10 16:47:36 UTC  

What exactly do you mean by this?

2017-09-10 17:02:59 UTC  

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

2017-09-10 17:05:04 UTC  

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

2017-09-10 17:06:13 UTC  

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

2017-09-10 17:07:00 UTC  

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

2017-09-10 17:07:03 UTC  

Need

2017-09-10 17:07:27 UTC  

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.

2017-09-10 17:08:11 UTC  

Start it up at your new place

2017-09-10 17:09:24 UTC  

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

2017-09-10 17:09:52 UTC  

The whole system can be used indoors as well

2017-09-10 17:12:11 UTC  

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

2017-09-10 17:42:14 UTC  

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

2017-09-10 17:46:53 UTC  

Haha gotcha

2017-09-24 18:01:51 UTC  

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

2017-09-24 18:08:53 UTC  

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

2017-09-26 02:57:18 UTC  

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.

2017-09-26 02:58:48 UTC  

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

2017-09-29 11:54:02 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 16:32:52 UTC  

🤔

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

2017-10-01 17:26:02 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 17:26:58 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 17:27:25 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 17:27:38 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 17:28:07 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 17:28:42 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 17:29:39 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 18:21:49 UTC  

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

2017-10-01 18:30:52 UTC  

Of course!

2017-10-03 16:32:09 UTC  

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!

2017-10-03 16:39:28 UTC  

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

2017-10-03 16:39:41 UTC  

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

2017-10-03 16:40:25 UTC  

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?

2017-10-03 16:40:29 UTC  

Or wait until the Spring?

2017-10-03 16:40:43 UTC  

What zone are you in?

2017-10-03 16:40:58 UTC  

I live in Harrisonburg, Virginia

2017-10-03 16:41:18 UTC  

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

2017-10-03 16:44:29 UTC  

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.

2017-10-03 16:46:08 UTC  

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

2017-10-03 16:49:40 UTC  

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