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Old thread >>914

Feel free to /r/equest anything, questions, comments, concerns. Ill be happy to tell you why I do what I do, and what has or hasnt worked for me.
>pic 1
Cucumbers in the front, a green bean in the middle, and two pole beans at the back.
>pics 2 and 3
Seed pods on my radishes that have bolted.
>pic 4
Newly transplanted peppers always use plant tags!
>pic 5
Newly transplanted cantaloupe


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>pic 1
Transplanted basil I bought it at the store and split them up. Im expecting 2 of 4 should live.
>pic 2
Newly transplanted sweet corn I have no idea how this works, ive never grown corn until this year.
>pic 3
Moth plants yes, they attract moths
>pic 4
Mimosas they make really pretty flowers and attract bees and butterflys


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>pic 1
Growth fertilizer and insecticide for the plants. My mix is organic and chemical. The sea weed, sea salt, and buddha grow are organic fertilizer. The b12 is chemical strength b12. there is enough for 200 gallons of solution in that little pouch The sns 209 is rosemary oil the plants soak into the roots. When bugs try to eat the plant, the rosemary repels them. it takes 1-2 weeks for it to take effect in the plant cells, and will last for 3 weeks after feeding
>pic 2
All that in the bucket.
>pic 3
The solution after adding water. I mix it while adding the water, and let it sit for roughly 24 hours before using it. I mix it again before pouring at the base of the plants.


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cool thanks bud glad you posted
heres your old thread >>>/kc/914
>moth plant
>it attracts moths
whats the benefit to that?
nice i grow some sweet basil indoors but it just seems very sickly and crowded (its just in the same shit i bought it in)
idk if its too much sun, too much water
sometimes i forget to water and it gets kinda burned


Why are you posting here now OP?

>Old thread >>914

Link's not working
It's for another board too so it needs to be fixed


>whats the benefit to that?
I like the moth around. They get some pretty big ones here. I dont think it has any other benefit, other than producing a really pretty white flower. Will post pics when it matures.
>nice i grow some sweet basil indoors but it just seems very sickly and crowded (its just in the same shit i bought it in)
If its growing larger then when you bought it try transplanting it into a bigger container, they could be root bound or have root rot.
>sometimes i forget to water and it gets kinda burned
You have it in a window, I assume? In the end it shouldnt be too much of an issue. I know I try to give my plants only morning sun, its too hot later in the day. If your basil is in a window you also could try putting it in a window facing east.
Thanks for linking my thread btw :D

>Why are you posting here now OP?
Gardening is a hobby too. Ill still post in the other thread I suppose. Im trying to spread the good word of plants.
>links not working
Check >>784


>big moth
too scary


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ah shit hey plantbro, how's the compound? get your deck up?


giant moth swooped in last night, powerful wind from the wings blew all my stuff over and caved the roof in
made a BIG mistake with those moth plants


>ah shit hey plantbro, how's the compound? get your deck up?
Alls well over here. I had to move lots in October because a septic tank caved in. I never quite put the deck back up. Ill post pics in a few of what it turned into


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>pic one
The flower a mature moth plant makes
>pic two
What my deck has become for now. My plan is to make it into a screened in porch by the end of the year. We will see what finances allow


that is a nice flower
what am i lookin at exactly?
looks like a 4x8 plywood sheet on top of some cinderblocks?


shit sorry about the septic. that's gonna be comfy af. how much bigger are you going? gonna put the gril on it?


>what am I lookin at?
That's whats left of my deck I was making out of pallets. Pics are in the other thread.

Thanks. In the end im on a bigger plot, so I have more room to grow.
>how much bigger are you going
At least to the end of the camper, maybe 2 more feet out. I just got a raise at work so it should be attainable by the end of summer now.


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My spinach started to dry up last week so I pulled them. The little balls at the stalk are seeds. My end goal is get seeds from everything I grow, another step in self sufficiency.


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>pic one
Cucumbers, green and pole beans reaching for the lattice.
>pic two
Corn getting bigger
>pic 3
Dill popping off. Im going to make a pickle brine in a couple weeks
>pics 4 and 5
Seedlings getting closer to final transplant


you have a pretty good variety, ever cook stuff with it?


I do cook often with what I grow. In the other thread there are pics of the hot sauces I made last year. Im looking forward to that again, Ive got a couple different peppers to try with growing this year. Im going to try making my own tomato sauce with the San Marzanos this year. If they grow half as well as they did last year ill have a bountiful amount. The pickling thing is kinda new to me though. Ill post pics and the recipe I use as the time draws near.


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Harvested my spinach seeds today.


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>pic one
Radish seed pods ripening for the harvest
>pic two
Brandywine tomatoes in their final place for the season
>pic three
San Marzano tomatoes in their final place
>pic four
Cherry tomatoes
>pic five
Cucumbers flowering, pole and green beans reaching for the sky, and red lettuce flowering hopefully ill get seeds from it too


lookin gud budy
looking forward to seeing what you whip up with em


neat, i just found out nutmeg goes well with spinach


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>pic 1
I was repotting my peppers and found the first skink of the year! Skinks are a sign of a healthy garden, they are one of the first signs you are creating an ecosystem. at least where I live. Or lizards, and geckos which I haven't seen yet I've never seen one this color either!
>pic 2
All my peppers repotted. I used dirt plugs basically a 1x2" soil plug to start most of the pepper seeds in this year. I don't like them, I found it challenging to know when they needed to be transplanted. That was because the roots didn't grow as far out of the 2x2" pots as they would in soil. I could have transplanted them over a week ago judging by the root growth. The soil I tried this year wasn't good for starting seeds in either. All in all, I'd say im about two weeks behind on growth. Last year had an unusual amount of rain though, which could have contributed to the massive growth I got from my plants in the first couple months.


do you have to like, feed the plants besides water? like they have to get some kind of new dirt or something rights? hows that work?


>do you have to like, feed the plants besides water?
No, you don't have to feed them anything except water. >>782 outlines what fertilizers and pesticides I use in my garden. I can go more in depth about why I use what I use, if you, or anyone else is wondering.
>like they have to get some kind of new dirt or something rights?
No, they don't need new dirt necessaril. If you have the money to buy new dirt every year you can, and other than lifting bags of dirt, it's the easiest way to rejuvenate your soil. I'm a bit of a cheepskate, so I buy additives for the soil I already have, like fish emulsions. Before spring, and fall gardening I gather all my used soil into a container and add the fish powder. I usually throw egg and shrimp shells, and coffee and tea grounds into that. Between those and the fertilizers I add through out the growth cycle, my plants tend to do well.


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Moth plant blooming


beware of Mothra


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I have been weary.

>pic one

Added 2 new fertilizers for my liquid solution. Fish powder high in nitrogen, will help promote leafy growth and fish bone meal high in nitrogen, will help promote more flowers, thus more fruit.
>pic two
Tassels on the corn, should start seeing some sweet corn over the next month I assume as I have never grown corn before
>pic three
Cantaloupe stretching out and flowering
>pic four
Cherry tomato plants almost doubled in size
>pic five
San Marzanos are getting a lot of growth. They have doubled in size since I took these photos this past weekend


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>pic 1
The brandywine tomatoes haven't grown as much as I thought they would. I think I should have put the container on the other side of the raised bed so they could have got more sun light.
>pics 2 and 3
Cucumbers are flowering a ton, even have one cucumber growing. It's jumped in temperature so much I think its affected growth. The heat is stunting my peppers as well :/
>pic 4
Pole beans sprouted. I'm saving them for seed for the fall. It's too hot to grow them currently, and I think the plants are dying from the heat.


is growing in topsoil even a thing there? so weird to see plants being grown outside in pots and beds


maybe its a benefit to be able to move em around?


Where I live I can't plant anything in the ground.
It does help being able to move them. The peppers do better with more direct sunlight, so as the summer wears on, I'll move them accordingly. It gets hot enough here that nothing except the peppers really needs more that 3 hours of direct sunlight a day. The heat and indirect sunlight takes care of everything else.


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>pics 1 and 2
Cucumber overall height, and the one cuc I have so far growing.
>pics 3 and 4
My 2 corn husks and the overall height of the corn.
The heat has been stunting everything's growth.


>pics 1 and 2
One of many toads I've seen in and around my garden. yet another sign of a healthy eco-system.
>pics 3 and 4
More corn husks developing. The grass hoppers have been eating the leaves, I'm going to buy a praying mantis nest and let them loose.
I have more plans for this evening, it's too hot to transplant right now.


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Forgot pics


thanks bud


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>pic 1
Dried and picked all the radish seed pods and planted a few to test for germination rate.
>pics 2 and 3
My peppers repotted into larger containers the ones that weren't getting that big and the bigger ones transplanted up into the pepper bed.
>pic 4
Pulled the lettuce to make room for the peppers. The tiny pods have a bunch of tiny seeds inside. I'm letting those dry out then will harvest.


Has anyone here tried stress training their plants?


ya sometimes i'll send them false late payment bills for mortage or eviction notices, play loud music all night, or ask my black neighbor come over and terrorize them


I pluck the flowers before they bloom on my peppers. This makes them bush out more and grow more flowers, thus more peppers. Sometimes I'll skip a watering too, it makes the roots grow farther out in search of water, in turn making the plant larger.


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This is what I did with that Cucumber.

1 large Cucumber
5 garlic cloves more or less to taste, I like garlic
Added those into the jar I had already put 7 dried red cyanne I had from last year and a few pinches of mustard seed. Added freshly cut dill out of the garden last.

While I was cutting:
2 cups water
1 1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup salt 1/4 cup is what I was told, I prefer salter brines. Again, make it how YOU like it

Heated that mixture to melt the salt, then stirred and poured into the jar. It's cooling now, once its at a better temp I'll refrigerate it for a week and tell you how it turned out.


interesting recipe and jar lid
also why slicing cucumber?


ever tried to make kompot?


>why slicing Cucumber
I like slices better, or small whole picked Cucumber. I also got some ground beef from a local rancher and slices go better on burger :D
>ever tried making kompot?
No, what is it? If you leave a recipie I'll try making it.


dump any (combination of) (optionally dried) washed fruits and berries (slice them if they are large) into boiling water for 5-10 minutes then let it cool down overnight
by the morning kompot is done
best when cold, perfect summer drink
typical combos are with apples, grapes, cherries, plums, currant and etc.
if your combo end up too sour you might want to add sugar, if it's too concentrated you need more water


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Pickles turned out pretty good, I used a bit too much salt though. The corn died, not sure if I didn't water it enough or what. I learned that when the Tassels growing out of the husk start to turn brown, it time to harvest. I will try again, although I haven't made my mind up if I going to seed now, or in a few mobths when it cools down. It's still been too hot for much of anything to happen.
>pic 1
Another round of fertilizer and some new bones for my yard
>pic 2
Cucumbers keep vining out, they aren't producing flowers or fruit though. Peppers are kind of stagnant, they are flowering, not fruiting yet.
>pic 3
My other peppers and egg plants living, not doing much growing though.
>pic 4
One brandywine has shot up, the other hasn't grown an inch. they need to be where the pepper bed is for better sunlight
>pic 5
The cherry and paste tomato bed. They are shooting up like the weeds they are, flowering…not much else going on right now, sadly.


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The germination rate on the radish seeds was about 80%, again though, the heat killed all the seedlings. :/
That sounds pretty tasty, I'll make some and report back eventually.
>pic 1
Cantaloupe still alive and well, no fruit though. You can see the dead corn in the blue bucket
>pics 2 and 3
Cherry and paste tomato close ups. They are branching out which is good and bad. If I don't clone, or tie them off to something the weight of the tomatos that grow will break the stalks.
>pic 4
First clone attempt of one of the Cherry tomatos


>If I don't clone, or tie them off to something the weight of the tomatos that grow will break the stalks
that doesnt sound like a very good design
whats the point of a plant sudokuing itself like that


gettin enough rain gardenbro!


shit, busted


>whats the point of a plant sudokuing itself like that
Procreation. As long as the main stalk of a plant like a pepper or tomato is intact, the plant will keep growing. If a branch breaks, or the fruit falls off, the seeds inside the fruit will germinate and grow a new plant.


Hardly, it's rained 2 good times since May. Hurricane season is there though, hopefully a few will scatter rain storms here. I've been watering every night though.


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Well, still no real rain to speak of. Fertilizing is paying off, the tomatos are about 7 feet tall and are finally starting to fruit.
>pics 1, 2 and 3
Cherry tomatos taking form, basil getting huge. I'm going to make pesto with it as soon as my buddy let's me borrow his blender
>pic 4
Another Cucumber finally growing. I added my last 2 beets to the pickle brine I made. They are scrumptious if you're into that kinda thing
>pic 5
2 toads living in my garden. I be havin dat ecosystem bangin fam. I haven't seen many pests, I assume between those 2 little guys and the skink they are eating good.
Not much else to report, the heat should subside a bit in the next month or so. Come September I'll start seeds for my fall garden.


lookin gud budy
moved and didn't get to it in time for this season, gonna plan mine this winter
got any beginners tips or must haves?


>beginners tips.
Just remember if you're starting from seed, not every seed will germinate, and not every seedling will live. That's all OK. I've tried the method of germinating in a paper towel until they sprout, and in my case it's easier to start straight in the soil. The lighting in my camper isn't the best for it. If you have a big kitchen window, it'll be perfect for that. Seedlings need to acclimate to the climate too, that's another reason I start in soil.
I would also suggest a kind of staggered pattern for leafy greens, not rows if you have a bed.
As far as must haves, if you plan on fertilizing or having some kind of pest control, spend the extra couple bux on organic. It's way easier yo not fuck your plants up with organic pesticides/fertilizers. That's all personal preference though, if you don't mind making precise measurements chemical is just as well. Another must have, try something new. Never grown broccoli? Fuck it try it out. Always try new methods, you might find something works better than you thought. Another big one for me is, if you're reusing soil, always add some kind of compost, fish powder, or mycorrhizae then turn the soil before you plant.


thx budy, didn't know about the leafy stagger
should order or build a compost turner soon to get that shit nice n' funky over the winter
what ratio would u rec for bagged or new soil to existing in raised beds?
soil is legit trash here, was thinking about 8:1 favoring new


Staggering rows allows me to maximize the limited space I have. If that's not an issue than do it how you want. 8:1 should be more than enough. You can always get additives to put in the soil to rejuvenate it. The mycorrhizae I mentioned is really good at that. Maybe some sulfer and bone meal with some kind of kelp and fish fertilizer, that will essentially give you what bagged soil has in it. As far as soil go I would recommend foxfarms happy frog, it's always worked wonders for anything I plant in it.


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Well, we have been getting a pretty good amount of rain lately. For plants anyways, the creeks are allstill dry and the rivers are pretty fucking low getting lots of growth and flowers, not a lot of fruit. Haven't got a single pepper yet. I'm going to get the winter garden seeds planted this, or the next weekend.


winter… garden?


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>winter… garden?
Ye, a winter garden. Plants like greens, broccoli, and brussles sprouts that are more able to survive in cooler temperatures.
>pic one
Preparing for planting seeds.
>pic two
Dirt, compost, and fertilizer that all got mixed together for the seeds to grow in
>pic three
French breakfast radish seeds I planted with the eggplants
>pic four
A carrot bed
>pic five
Regular radishes and Detroit red beets.
The last three photos show beds I shook seeds out of my hand into. After that, I covered them with a small layer of dirt then watered them. I find what works for me with root veggies, is it's better to just kind of throw them around. They will figure the rest out once they start sprouting. If you were to mass produce, for lets say a market, or store, you would want to take more care to stagger, or plant them in rows. Considering my neighbors, friends, and I are all I grow anything for, I'm more careless with planting root veggies.


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>pic one
First generation spinach seeds planted. Hopefully they will sprout.
>pic two
Everything else we planted:
Red cabbage
Red kale
Red chard
Red salad lettuce
Red salad lettuce gen I
Cucumber gen I
Cow black eyed peas
Snow peas
Brussels sprouts
Mixed lettuce greens
Anything that is gen I is first generation seeds from a plant grown from last year. The radishes I grew are the only thing I've tested for germination, which was about 80%. Hopefully everything else be the same.


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Forgot pic :P

Then we had a feast about it


have you ever considered to get a greenhouse


If I had the room for it I would. Honestly having a controlled environment like that can help quite a bit, as long as you can keep it sterile.


fuck that looks good
send me some


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gimme dat address sweaty I'll give you everything you want
>pic 1
Radishes sprouting
>pic 2
Gen I spinach sprouting. p fucking impressed with this tbh The spinach I grew last year created fertile seeds, which seem to have acclimated to the climate very well. I've never had spinach germinate and sprout in two weeks, it's usually closer to a month :D :D :D
>pic 3
A pineapple my neighbor is growing from a pineapple we ate. we both planted a bunch for the fall/winter garden and are splitting everything we get.
>pic 4
Black eyed peas and gen I cucumbers sprouting and first transplant
>pic 5
The rest of the seedlings sprouting. Red chard, and broccoli doing well, some snow peas are popping up too. There should be a lot more action here this coming week.


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>pic 1
All the carrot seedlings
>pics 2 and 3
Yellow cyanne coming in nicely finally
>pic 4
I think these are banana peppers, not sure ==REMEMBER YOUR FUCKING LABLES==
>pic 5
Those Cherry tomatoes finally showing fruit.


its really neat how much food you grow tbh


Is it time consuming? Do you tend to your plants daily, weekly?


Thanks. When you get the hang of it, it becomes fairly easy to grow a decent amount in a small space.

>Is it time consuming? Do you tend to your plants daily, weekly?
The most time consuming part is seeding, or transplanting. Depending on how many plants you want, it can take anywhere from a couple hours to most of a day. Refertilizing your soil after something has lived out its life cycle would be the next most time consuming thing. As for tending to the plants, I water them daily when it's hot outside, usually taper down to once every few days in the colder months. While im watering, i check for bugs, or any kind of indiscrepancys with the plants. When they are seedlings, and in the flower stage, I fertilize once a week.


ladies like your plants?


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Most of them, yes. The abuelas in my neighborhood are always complimenting me on how nice my garden looks year round, and confess how they picked my vegetables while I was at work. It's pretty cute, it makes an easy in for talking to their granddaughters too :D

No seedlings yet, except for the spinach, cucumbers, and black eyed peas. Kinda bullshit, I have to reseed everything with new soil. I choose happy frog this time, it's hands down the best bang for your buck to start seeds or seedlings in. on the bright side everything that sprouted was from seed of a plant I grew from last year. That makes me really happy to see the seeds have altered their genetics to grow more successfully in this region of the country.
>pics related
I planted garlic, red and white onions last weekend too. Hopefully they will start sprouting soon.


you ever FUCK the grandmas?


thought plants are illeagle in burger land


you're thinking of bongland


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vary nice shit budy


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Of meny thankrs budy

>pic 1

Garlic sprouting. I expect there should be a few more popping up in the coming weeks.
>pic 2 and 3
Beets and white onion sprouting. Red onion in the third pic with the brandywine tomato and Rosemary
I've never grown garlic or onion successfully. I bought these ones from a feed store near by, as opposed to trying to grow them from what I bought at the store. We will see how it goes.


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In these 5 pics you can see how my transplanting process worked. I started by removing the seedlings from the small containers they were in, and replanting them in larger ones. I only transplanted kale, chard, and broccoli today. Everything else can wait. We are going to set up an aquaponics tank in the next week or so. I'm going to give most of the small black pots away to friends when they get bigger.


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Just a small harvest. Lots of green cherry tomatoes on the vine though. Bunch of peppers getting ready too. The seedlings are bounching back just fine.


who gave that tomato permission to be long wtf???
are peppers pretty easy to grow? they are a qt fruit


Peppers sound good


>who gave that tomato permission to be long wtf
The Italians did
>are peppers pretty easy to grow?
For the most part yes. They need to be watered regularly if they are in full sun. They are very heat resistant, however, they do not like cold at all.


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Transplanted some more seedlings.
>pic 1
21 red cabbage seedlings
>pic 2
8 pea plants
>pic 3
Red chard, most of the Swiss chard died after transplant ;-;
>pic 4
The kale progress. Only the strong survived, and they are making great progress so far!
>pic 5
Broccoli, the same sentiment applies from the kale. There will be many broccoli this spring wew
It's supposed to rain all night and day tomorrow, so I'll mix some more fertilizer Sunday then water them. I got some new goodies for the plants. Pics to be posted


you ever make pizza?
been making a shit ton of pizza lately


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Daylight savings time has been making it hard to get new update photos. It's been pretty cold and rainy here lately too, finally the past couple days it's warmed up. So here we are:
>pic 1
Garlic doing great, I've been using snips of the greens here and there to season food with.
>pic 2
Beets and onions coming along nicely as well
>pic 3
Cabbage, kale, and chard seedlings maturing nicely.
>pic 4
The whole garden as is. I've gotten several peppers and Cherry tomatos so far. There's one brandywine that appeared too. It's been a strange year for gardening. Nothing has done as well as I had hoped, things are still progressing well though.


how do you prepare your garden for the winter?


>how do you prepare your garden for the winter?
Normally as long as winter is average, to semi average as far as snow/cold goes I'll cover my plants with 3mil plastic sheeting. Basically painters plastic, it's see through enough that it will let light in. It also will increase the ambient temperature roughly 3-5 degrees depending on sunlight for the day. Obviously on over-cast days, not quite so much If it drops below freezing seldom here for more than just the light, I'll string some of those c7 Christmas lights through the plants being sure to not touch the plants with the bulbs, they will create enough heat to burn them to produce enough heat to prevent the plants from freezing. If a freeze is anticipated, I'll water a little bit too, the water helps insulate the roots, and oddly enough, can help prevent the roots freezing/plant dying.


Night* not light. Phone posting is for fags wtf am I doing with my life


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December had 2 cold snaps that killed everything. Lucky for me I planted all that stuff with my neighbors. they are in my old lot. It's the best one for growing as we will see
>pics 1 - 4
Pulled everything today, planted a bunch of carrot seed in the black tub, dill and Beets in the metal one on the ground, and radish in the wood bed. Blue container is my garlic and onion that lived, the last pic is my red onions. All my cacti lived too, I covered them and bought a heater for them


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The extra two hours of direct sun light in my old lot makes a huge difference. We can see by these photos of the cabbage, brussles sprouts, and broccoli that we grew there compared to my place.


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In two months I'll be seeding summer crops again, most of it will be grown down at my neighbors. I'll grow a few things here too. I'll take side by side photos to show the difference. I'm working on a small aquaponics system by my house too
>pics the kale, onions and carrots I seeded and grew at my neighbors


whyd you grow at your neigbors?
aquaponics is cool, any pros/cons?


>whyd you grow at your neigbors?
Him and his missus are good friends of mine, they moved in on my old lot about 10 months after the septic tank caved in. we use city sweage irl the current year, the property manager never had a survey done so there's x² septic tanks that are dilapidated and turning into sinkholes scattered about the park I had to move roughly 14 months ago. They are at the end of the lane, and the natural sunlight is just, slightly, enough to make the difference in good/great plant growth. big shade trees make shade
>aquaponics pros/cons
Pros: you don't need to use fertilizers, or water plants.
1: have a tank, pond, body of water
2: fish, ok turtles, p legit or ducks, top tier shit in the water. A pump, pumps the water into a raised bed, made of expanded shale or pumice rock and the choose your animal waste feeds the plants.
3: set pump on a timer for max efficiency
4: ???
5: profit!
Cons: raccons niggers raep fish, and ducks. Cold/cool temps rekt fish, and/or force turtles into hibernation ducks may also migrate and never return foxes and coyotes will fuck a duck too, if they catch one.


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i lik duks


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Weather has been pretty schizo lately. Things seem to be mellowing out as far as 40° day/night changes go. Here's some pics, everything seems to be progressing well. I've been picking the chard, kale, and spinach for my sammiches . Got a few new fertilizers from the hydroponic shop I used to work at. I got a pretty good discount, and store credit for resurfacing the floors at his new store, and helping move. Pics upon /r/equest of the floor


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>pic 1
Radish, dill and Beets. I'm making another batch of pickles tomorrow with the Radishes. In the front right, I seeded:
Brandywine tomatos, gen I and the rest of an old seed pack
Cherry tomatos from an old seed pack
Yellow cayanne gen II
Chili piquines gen I
Jalapenos gen I
Chocolate jalapenos gen I
Serrano gen I
Red cayanne from an old packet
Matts hybrid peppers gen I
Haberneros gen I
Cucumbers gen I
Hopefully I can get the dill to go to seed, the spinach is starting to bolt
>pic 2
Onion, garlic, and my pine trees
>pic 3 4 and 5
Moved all my cacti back out for the year


sweet haul
i'll gander them floors budy, been looking at mine and could use motivation

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