Message from GoyMeetsWorld in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #gardening

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  


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

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

2017-10-03 16:49:42 UTC  

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:

2017-10-03 16:50:36 UTC  

I really dig that! Awesome job!

2017-10-03 16:51:19 UTC  

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

2017-10-03 17:11:39 UTC  

Very pretty

2017-10-03 17:14:58 UTC  

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.

2017-10-03 17:30:04 UTC  

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

2017-10-03 19:54:18 UTC  

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

2017-10-03 19:54:47 UTC  

Oops, didn't read all the way down

2017-10-08 02:33:54 UTC  

My bounty, from a 4x4 plot of soil