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#1 Sicshroom

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:56 PM

So it's planting time again and this year I'm hoping for the best success yet. My whole life my dad had a garden and he thought me to plant although I didn't learn really anything till I started with cannabis back in my early 20s. From then the plants have changed but the pride remains the same. Last year I had 2 kaffier limes and a psychotria viridis.... With moving 1000 miles away, the death of my father and having to move 1000 miles back to settle his estate and pick up the shattered pieces of my mental state I didn't have the mental capacity to care for myself my wife or our son for a good part of the first half of 2018, since August life has been stable and I regretted not having a garden so with my wife and sons help we are starting this year right. So far I've paid for my lumber (9-2*12*8, 1-4*4*8) it will be delivered on Saturday, I've ordered my seeds they arrive in a day or two and I got my burlap sacks! I knew in January I wanted potatoes so i didn't buy seed potatoes at $3 a bag with 4ea potatoes in it.... I bought a normal 5lb bag and let it sit and grow eyes. Also the sweets are not planted yet I put the reds in one sack yellows in the other, sweets will get they're own.

Today my sacks came and I've planted my spuds, although they won't be going outside for a few weeks to keep from frosting I am well equipped to grow indoors for the time being. I also have my strawberry runners to plant today as well if anyone has advice as I have never grown them before I welcome all advice I can find use and perspective from all willing to give me they're opinions.

More to come as we grow much love to you all and thanks for everything

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:17 PM

I've never had a garden. I did buy a house and planned on learning, but things happen and my garden got put on the shelf. Luckily I'm part of a site that will teach me how to garden before I start. I look forward to hearing about how and what you are doing. Good Luck!


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:22 PM

Good grow vibes to your garden this year! Its still snowing here but I've had the bug myself. I also started potatoes from store bought bags. I just knocked off the lil green buds growing from them and put buds in soil. I didn't  know if that would even work but they rooted in a couple of days. Sowed seeds from poppies and morning glories in between the snow falls. Indoors I have started assorted chili plant varying from mild to ass blowing hot, Tomatoes,  spinach, cilantro, basil, and kratom. I have a green house this year so maybe I can actually have some strawberries without the birds and deer eating them. I still need to get cucumber, broccoli red potatoes, onions and assorted lettuce started but I will probably wait for the weather to warm up to start them outdoors. I am running out of space in the grow tent with all the cactus and kratom that come inside for the winter.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:00 PM

@coorsmikey please do a grow log as well of you don't mind, not that we are competing but I always seem to do better when the anxiety of a competition is involved, I'm a chef so I tend to pro-form at my best under pressure stress and anxiety. They are my 3 biggest motivations and the force that keeps me above the ground.

@wimzers- welcome Friend and thank you for posting! The wife and I were hoping to be home owners by this time but with our 2018 we didn't have a chance to save the kind of money needed although our credit scores are getting better every quarter and waiting a little longer for a land purchase will probably benefit us in the long run.

I cook for for a living I've been eating my whole 32 years and I've been cooking professionally for 11 of them so I don't just like food I love food, I am not a healthy water though. Our capitalist society is beneficial in many ways but bottom lines and public health are not on the same agenda for those who are worried about money or profits. Being that my parents were baby-boomers allot of the generational knowledge between they're parents and myself was lost to the wind and with it the knowledge of healthy eating so I grew up drinking and eating shit from boxes cans or bottles any let's face it non of that shit is food. As an adult and a parent I guide my son and don't let him eat the things I unfortunately am addicted too (soda, fast food) hoping he will have the best start for his adulthood and hoping he doesn't spend his 30s trying to lose 100 lbs.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:16 PM

Years ago as a space saver  i  planted three  hills of spuds . when the plants got about 10 inchs tall i placed a used tire around each plant or plants . then i filled  each tire with rough sawdust ..............i got a free truck load of cotton wood sawdust from a saw mill that made pallets .

now each tire full of sawdust had just a inch or so of plant peaking out . off course i was watering daily . when the TATOR plants got 10 inches again i added another used tire and filled again with sawdust . i repeated this all summer after first frost the three stacks of tires were about 6 feet tall .i tipped them over they were full of nice clean spuds , just dusted off saw dust spread on blanket with fan To dry threm in basement  then packed them  in vented fruit boxes layered with news paper to store in cool dark room .

 

Great way to grow potatoes ,save space , no digging easy harvest.

 

lazy Gardner tip of the day


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#6 Sicshroom

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:29 PM

Your tire method is almost the same method I will be using, I don't have the tires but I do have the sacks! The plan is to follow raise the hight of the sack as the potato plant grows. My bags are only 4ft tall but I have 6 of them 2 reds 2 yellows and 2 sweets are the plan!!
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:33 PM

I'm going to be limited to containers. But I'm doing something this year. Maybe one or two beds. And every thing gets spent substrates. Lol.
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:54 PM

So I am culturing my own mycorrhizal fungi and benefitual bacteria, I saw a few videos where a person puts 1lb brown rice in knee high stocking, digs 10in down around a cluster of old tree root and you place the rice in the hole cover and let sit for one month. After a month the Endo and exo mycorrhizal fungi that live in the root system have invaded the brown rice giving you all kinds of beautiful decomposers.

Next step is to brew it for a month to expand and you water this onto your beds.

I also have ordered commercial Endo and exo mycorrhizal products

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:13 PM

Potatoes liking the bags!!

Has anyone used this type of product? 14 types of fungi and bacteria ment for root development. I'm giving it a try I've mixed up my first batch of coir for the grow season filling raised beds with home made soil gonna be heavy on the Coco coir verm and perlite also mixing in compost and manure when filling the beds. This first batch thought is simply seed starting so not much nutes

Here we grow.
Also photoed are my kaffier limes.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:03 PM

Everything going very well

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 07:58 AM

Here you see fig clippings, black and raspberries and 72 onions in seed starters and a top view of the grow tent

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:44 PM

Just an update

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:18 PM

Photoed here is my red grapes transplant but what you'll see if you look closely isn't white fuzz. In the photos above you'll see a sack filled with rice and beans covered in fungi and grass. That was a sack of Brown rice berried in my 200 year old oak tree roots for a month. The rice was broken up in my soil when I made it so the fungi which is what has kept this tree healthy and alive for it's life time in now mixed in with my garden soil and in with my potted plants. This is so beautiful to me

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:19 PM

Photoed here is my red grapes transplant but what you'll see if you look closely isn't white fuzz. In the photos above you'll see a sack filled with rice and beans covered in fungi and grass. That was a sack of Brown rice berried in my 200 year old oak tree roots for a month. The rice was broken up in my soil when I made it so the fungi which is what has kept this tree healthy and alive for it's life time in now mixed in with my garden soil and in with my potted plants. This is so beautiful to me also I made a new greenhouse as you can see

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 02:59 PM

Well stuff keeps getting moved but that's how it should be, first 3 weeks after planting are indoors with 18/6 light schedule running 80 degrees in the tent. After 21 days into the greenhouse house it peaks at 80 and has dropped as low as 37° when it's 18° outside. So hardening off the baby's I keep watering with my great white mycorrhizal powder and clonex. The potatoes are doing fucking great. One is almost 4 ft tall in the sack already. I reserved half a gallon of soil from the second batch I made this year I supplemented this batch of soil with mycorrhiza I cultured from an old oak in my yard. The soil in reserve will act as a starter for me and will help me build up more living soil for my garden.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 04:47 PM

Here is a new peach tree, before and after wire wrapping

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

New beds for this year, never done raised beds before I've grown allot in containers before though and I'm hoping my boxes are gonna act like giant containers. So original plan was 4 2*8*1 now we changed it up to 2 8*8*1 and most likely gonna make 4 more just like it one more out front 3 in the back partial shade.

Any one ever used one of these Japanese hand saws? I'm ambidextrous and I use my left hand for most things except writing.it is amazing, a thin but soft blade with a hardened edge.

The wood you see was cut with the saw it was amazing, my father was a carpenter and a wood Carver and I got those skills but they are not sharp but I want to change that. These boxes were fastened using my nail gun but I want to learn Dove tailing. The Japanese build beautiful furniture with out nails I want to learn this skill as well

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:11 PM

Nice!!

You are using the same method for outdoor grow boxes I use.

I also have a modest garden that has a wide variety of veggies and herbs.

I am taking a seat to watch your progress. :smile:


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:26 PM

And more seedlings!!! Love these grow lights

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:26 PM

Nice!!
You are using the same method for outdoor grow boxes I use.
I also have a modest garden that has a wide variety of veggies and herbs.
I am taking a seat to watch your progress. :smile:


Thank you!!!
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