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


2017-07-29 12:55:53 UTC  

Kek

2017-07-29 15:21:32 UTC  

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

2017-07-29 17:39:09 UTC  

@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.

2017-07-29 18:02:25 UTC  

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

2017-07-29 18:42:53 UTC  

@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.

2017-07-29 18:43:54 UTC  

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

2017-07-30 17:10:49 UTC  

@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.

2017-07-30 17:11:07 UTC  

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

2017-07-30 17:35:02 UTC  

@Why Tea I like my idea better.

2017-07-30 17:35:22 UTC  

Keeps them off your crops and free meat!

2017-07-30 17:35:33 UTC  

And you get to shoot something!

2017-07-30 19:35:06 UTC  

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

2017-07-31 01:49:34 UTC  

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

2017-07-31 01:53:39 UTC  

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

2017-07-31 01:54:26 UTC  

Wow, how many hives do you have?

2017-07-31 02:04:00 UTC  

3.

2017-07-31 02:04:18 UTC  

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

2017-07-31 02:05:56 UTC  

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

2017-07-31 02:07:46 UTC  

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

2017-07-31 13:41:10 UTC  

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

2017-07-31 14:05:31 UTC  

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

2017-08-01 04:03:53 UTC  

@R O M A N V S sterilization is key

2017-08-06 06:40:22 UTC  

Nice

2017-08-18 01:04:14 UTC  

Can anyone ID this plant?

2017-08-18 01:04:24 UTC  

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

2017-08-18 01:04:48 UTC  

Queen Anne's lace, I think.

2017-08-18 01:04:58 UTC  

"Chigger-weed"

2017-08-18 01:05:31 UTC  

carrot?

2017-08-18 01:05:50 UTC  

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

2017-08-18 01:06:07 UTC  

Not in a garden.

2017-08-18 01:06:48 UTC  

It's in the carrot family tho

2017-08-18 01:07:23 UTC  

Daucus carota

2017-08-18 01:07:31 UTC  

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

2017-08-18 01:07:35 UTC  

Thanks!

2017-08-18 01:08:15 UTC  

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

2017-08-18 01:08:36 UTC  

Yeah I've had them before. Horrible.

2017-08-18 01:09:17 UTC  

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

2017-08-18 01:10:45 UTC  

post a pic

2017-08-18 01:12:20 UTC  

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

2017-08-18 01:12:56 UTC  

Closeup coming through, really slow uploading for some reason.

2017-08-18 01:13:24 UTC  

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