cool thanks bud glad you posted
heres your old thread >>>/kc/914>moth plant>it attracts moths
whats the benefit to that? >basil
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
>>784>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>>785>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
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
>>792>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
that is a nice flower>deck
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?
>>799>what am I lookin at?
That's whats left of my deck I was making out of pallets. Pics are in the other thread.>>800
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.
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.
lookin gud budy
looking forward to seeing what you whip up with em
neat, i just found out nutmeg goes well with spinach
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?
>>835>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.
I have been weary.
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
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
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.>>851
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.
>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.
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.
interesting recipe and jar lid
also why slicing cucumber?
ever tried to make kompot?
>>876>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>>877>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
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.
Another round of fertilizer and some new bones for my yard
Cucumbers keep vining out, they aren't producing flowers or fruit though. Peppers are kind of stagnant, they are flowering, not fruiting yet.
My other peppers and egg plants living, not doing much growing though.
One brandywine has shot up, the other hasn't grown an inch. they need to be where the pepper bed is for better sunlight
The cherry and paste tomato bed. They are shooting up like the weeds they are, flowering…not much else going on right now, sadly.
The germination rate on the radish seeds was about 80%, again though, the heat killed all the seedlings. :/>>880
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
>>890>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!
>>891>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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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. >>1062>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?
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 :DUPDATE
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
Of meny thankrs budy
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.
who gave that tomato permission to be long wtf???
are peppers pretty easy to grow? they are a qt fruit
Peppers sound good
>>1138>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.
you ever make pizza?
been making a shit ton of pizza lately
how do you prepare your garden for the winter?
>>1224>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