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#1 Neptunechild

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:07 PM

Namaste

By this time you might know that I cultivate cacti, but I also cultivate my own veggies, herbs and berries every year.
I changed the place I live (including the country) a lot in the past 7 years because I worked internationaly as a chef.

So growing in pots on by balcony or in a small garden was my only option for quite a time. I found a place to stay for the next couple of years, but it does not have a huge garden like the last place I lived, so I'm back at Urbangardening again.

 

Well I sowed the first seeds about 2 weeks ago and cultivate everything under lights at the moment until the end of march or so.
I'll update this thread every week or second week and show you what's up.

I use an own mixed substrate which is a mix of compost, garden soil, coco, perlite, dolomite, pumice and worm castings.
I don't use much or any fertilizers, but I do use valerian extract, horsetail extract and neem oil.

Here's what's happening for the moment...

 

Physalis Peruviana (Physalis), Physalis Ixocarpa (Tomatillo) and Sorrel
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Stevia rebaudiana (Stevia), Solanum lycopersicum (Tomatoe) and Physalis Peruviana (Physalis)

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Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile), Perilla frutescens (Perilla/Shiso) and Rumex acetosa (Sorrel)

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Rosemary, thyme, sage, mint, dill, majoram and other stuff

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Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra / Lady Fingers)

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Overview including Ayahuasca, Sinuichichi, Calea cuttings, Mimosa etc..

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:)

For my ethnobotanical grows click here -> Ethnobotany

For my cacti related stuff go here -> My Playground

Peace and happy season !


Edited by Neptunechild, 21 March 2017 - 06:10 PM.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:25 AM

Nice sprouts :) Nice selection too Im gonna keep popping in I love trying to cultivate anything in small spaces a belcony can be full of plants that give us food or ? fun :)
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:24 PM

Namaste

I've started to transplant the first seedlings. Mainly vegetables. I will transplant Poppys tomorrow and herbs in a week or two...
More pictures follow soon, here is a little update:

Small overview of seedlings and other stuff :)

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Physalis Ixocarpa (Tomatillo)

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Physalis Peruviana (Physalis)
These seeds did not germinate very well this year and they are growing very slow, but look good!

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Chili >=)

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Red Shiso

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Tomato

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Peace


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:04 PM

What berries are you working with ?

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

What berries are you working with ?

Namaste

Right now, I have only Goji. I've made 4 cuttings last year from the motherplant of a friend, they rooted fantastic and I've transplanted them a week ago, pictures soon.

I have also a white morus tree..I received a cutting from a small tree 2 years ago. I guess I will wait for at least 8-10 years before I eat my first own grown morus.

 

I left all of my berry in the last place I lived. Many berriy were growing wild around us in the forrests, so I only had to cultivate honeyberry (Lonicera caerulea), black berry, gooseberry and currants. Maybe I will get them back in late spring, don't know yet. And physalis, is it considered berry as well? Botanicaly speaking I guess many things are berry :D

 

But that's about it. I'm planning to buy two Hippophae rhamnoides trees aswell, but I guess you were asking for classic berry right?

Peace


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:17 AM

Namaste

 

Very busy lately and still have some plants to repot..will try to update within the next 10 days...

Herbs have germinated very well and will also be transplanted soon :)

 

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PEACE


Edited by Neptunechild, 11 April 2017 - 07:20 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:45 PM

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A shot from my Goji berries a month after repotting. Hope they will look as great fo a long time.

Front row on the right is a Pomegranate tree.
Two Ephedra Helvetica in the back.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:02 AM

Ok so I've neglected this thread nearly for 2 months and I'm sorry...I will post an update in the next couple of days :)!

Namaste


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:35 AM

My garden is growing crazy right now................. nice grows man!

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:20 PM

Namaste
I've started to transplant the first seedlings. Mainly vegetables. I will transplant Poppys tomorrow and herbs in a week or two...
More pictures follow soon, here is a little update:
Small overview of seedlings and other stuff :)
attachicon.gifIMG_20170329_010500.jpg
Physalis Ixocarpa (Tomatillo)
attachicon.gifIMG_20170329_010523.jpg
Physalis Peruviana (Physalis)
These seeds did not germinate very well this year and they are growing very slow, but look good!

attachicon.gifIMG_20170329_010801.jpg
Chili >=)
attachicon.gifIMG_20170329_010543.jpg
Red Shiso
attachicon.gifIMG_20170329_010607.jpg
Tomato
attachicon.gifIMG_20170329_010511.jpg
Peace

Physalis Ixocarpa (Tomatillo)
Is this what I have growing as Tomato tree?? I got the fruit it looked like a big cherry ...but like a tomato inside?? or is this the orange fruited one you can get too??

a little search I found yours ;)
https://en.m.wikiped.../wiki/Tomatillo

I have seeds for these but havent put them in havent tried them....do they wok well in containers??


this is the one that I started growing from fruit I got and well maybe I should have looked it up first it can live 12 years?? what?? cannot handle the frost and well Im not taking this indoors my pain in the butt bush takes up too much room ;) ....it might not flower ....or set fruit its first year but it has nice looking leaves and is very healthy see how it is Im not container gardening this ....im not taking it back indoors .....as wilde is out about lost in the grden potting this tomato tree up lol ;)

https://en.m.wikiped...wiki/Tamarillo#

I just remembered I have thoes orange jack o lantern ones they r like the ones you r growing :)
I just leave a few fruit in this spot and it keeps comming up every year ....I get -30C winters but this is a sheltered garden wher I have them grwing but it might not matter I have seen them regrow in spots for years :)

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 05:30 AM

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Well everything is harvested except for some chili and I gave the pumpkins away to a friend.

Hope to make something new next year and sorry for the fuck up, but life was demanding some action on other aspects in my life.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 05:26 PM

no probs buddy sometime life happens .....so how did you like pot gardening?

did you grow pumpkins in a pot? Ive seen many peppers grow cool this year in pots better then the garden grown ones

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:41 AM

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The pumpkins did very well..I used big 20L pots. Pot-gardening is a great thing, the only thing that bothered me was the fact that I had to water many of my plants daily in summer...Usually I'm not home daily so I had some people who watched for me when I was not around. :)


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

1 way to cut down on it a bit is doubling the pot even one bit bigger it dosnt hold water but it holds moisture

2 mulch its not just for the garden

and 3 I used a mix of my own and I used way too much top soil in my buckets and it held too much water I needed more perlite or even sand depending on the weight you want to have


your the first person I know of that has grew pumpkins in pots congrats did you use a trelis and go up ? or let them trail down?

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:15 PM

Namaste

The strains I got do not entwine and you can grow them very easy in pots. We harvested 3 to 7 pumpkin's per pot :).


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 02:19 PM

an idea for anyone who is northerly and wants to do something with their pots or balcony space overwinter.

 

Garlic needs to be planted in the fall, just before frost and freeze. Apparently it puts out roots all winter in preparation for growing edible stuff in the upcoming warm weather.

 

So I see two scenarios for balcony/tiny space growers

 

1 start garlic now and move it into some other garden space come springtime

 

2 start garlic now and leave it where it is.

 

I have proper garden space so it was easy for me to grow about 70 garlic plants in about 30 square feet of soil. They are not finicky and don't need much of anything other than turned, loose soil. After that they appreciate and do well with compost and early feedings of nitrogen, but don't do well with late feedings of anything. Late being after Memorial Day because you'll be harvesting around July 4.

 

Homegrown garlic is notably better than store bought. Heavier per mass, Fresher of course. and seems to store forever - or at least until you cook it which happens in about 5 months in our kitchen.

 

The same cloves you'd cook with are what you put in the ground, or pots. Just make sure that what you plant is in fact winter hardy. There are two kinds and you must ask if what you're buying is winter hardy. The other kind might survive the winter but never does very well (in northerly climate) and IIRC is less inclined to give you several generations of plantable cloves.

 

It's idiot simple and you'll thank me later  :)


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for all that info pharmer on garlic :) They would do well in pots
same as some onions ;) or chives....

....I started growing garlic too long ago lol. When i had store bought cloves that sprouted, I would plant them around my roses to keep bugs away.

....A friend turned me on to wild garlic 5 years or so ago and I have experimented with growing it ....planting at diff times it will stay on its same scedual tho just some do better then others
....My friend told me like ou for optuim growing conditions it should be planted when it wont grow any green so it needs to be cold the root will grow all winter ;)

I had some seeds (wild garlic has tiny bulbs to plant)
the little plants died off this summer before we could find and dig them up and now they are sprouting with the onions we lost too lol
the plant will die off again wen it frezes and these will resprout in the spring to get bigger ( the bulbs being tiny can stay in the ground for like 5 years before they fully mature)

anyway the northern garicc and the southern garic makes sense sometimes the store bought stuff would die and not come back in the spring this makes sense now thanks pharmer :)




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