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#1 eastwood

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:12 PM

I went out and got some vegtable and herb seeds for the garden this year.

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I picked up some soil and a pack of flats that came with humidity domes.Rover is just hanging out.

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Rover is making sure i added the seeds correctly.

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Cantalope,Watermelon,Squash and Cucumber in the first flat.

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Okra,Bell Pepper,Cayenne Peppers,Eggplant,Radish and Jelly Bean Hybrid Tomato.

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The Herbs are Parsley,Basil,Cilantro,Dill,Oregano and Chives.

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I had some jiffy pucks and used them for the Big Boy Hybrid Tomato seeds.

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So here is the finshed lot.

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I plan on documenting this over the next few months so stay tuned and we will see how it works out.Feel free to post photos of your garden and im always up for some good advice about growing.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:39 PM

Beautiful start Easty. :eusa_clap

#3 Soliver

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:56 PM

The wife and I went out this weekend and bought a sweet new Cub Cadet 18" rear-tine
tiller... $800 but with luck and maintenance, it'll last at least half of what's left of my lifetime :)

Spent all weekend tilling - ah, joy!

:)

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#4 eastwood

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:08 PM

I bet that is a Cadillac tiller.I believe ill start tilling this weekend or next.


What are you planting this year Soliver?

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:22 PM

Nicely done man! Im impressed. BLL just germinated some poppies, morning glories, and cherry tomatoes.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:17 AM

That looks like its going to be an awesome garden!
I'm really excited for my little babies to grow up. The poppies and morning glories have sprouted but I haven't seen any signs from the tomatoes but they should be popping up soon. I'm not worried. I loooove home grown tomatoes.

I would love to see the progress on your garden.

Good Luck!

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 06:59 AM

someone is pretty ambitious i see...
crimson sweet watermelon = same strain i'm growing,
mine are up, about ready to transplant in to larger cups
also have basil, ground cherries [just starting], tomatos,
strawberries, kale, and lettuce so far.

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#8 eastwood

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:50 AM

Thanks for stopping by BL and BLL.The poppies and morning glories sure sound nice.I love those cherry tomatoes in salads.I also like to just eat them plain. This year when i got the tomato seeds i noticed they said pelleted seeds.I havn't ever used these but you just use one seed instead of sprinkling 4-5 seeds.Im hoping using the pelleted seeds will cut down on waste and make them more manageable.


Hippie,i chose the Crimson for the round shape plus i hear they are very sweet.Someone said they were similar to the sugar baby watermelon.I was looking for some yellow watermelon seeds but i couldn't find any.

I'm Looking forward to seeing some updates from your garden too Hip.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:37 AM

I would Cantalope,Watermelon, Squash and Cucumber in the garden as they dont like there roots being disturb..Or be real careful with them...

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:48 AM

just plant the peat cubes, no need to disturb roots

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:07 AM

I don't use peat cubes, I've hear about the roots not getting out of the neating

#12 eastwood

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:30 AM

I would Cantalope,Watermelon, Squash and Cucumber in the garden as they dont like there roots being disturb..Or be real careful with them...


Yeah most of the time those would be planted in the garden directly.I still have to till up the ground and i figured it wouldn't hurt to get them going in the flats since i had some extra ones.I think it will be easier for me to plant them in the garden like this also.

I don't use peat cubes, I've hear about the roots not getting out of the neating


Those peat pucks are very fragile and roots shouldn't have any issues getting through the netting.You could always tear the bottom of the netting when you are planting them in the garden.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:05 PM

I don't use peat cubes, I've hear about the roots not getting out of the neating

heard wrong, great stuff, try it

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:09 PM

I don't use peat cubes, I've hear about the roots not getting out of the neating



UM, dude if roots can grow through rocks, that netting won't pose a problem. Great stuff to start your seeds in as hip and east have said, Have used them for many years, They work killa for other seeds as well, :amazed: Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:06 PM

Good stuff Eastwood. You must have one large garden plot. :)

I have also used coir starter pots. They are kind of hard to find but the roots seem to penetrate better.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:08 PM

Also plant some mushrooms around your plants a they will feed each other..

#17 eastwood

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:27 PM

Good stuff Eastwood. You must have one large garden plot. :)



Thanks for stopping by Mushit.I'm going to try my best to get all of the plants out in the few rows that i'll be able to till up,if not i will gift some of the plants out to friends and family to grow.This thread should get good in the next month so stay tuned for updates from the garden.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:29 PM

Also "plant/seed" some mushrooms around your plants a they will feed each other..


Some links about the above statement
http://fungi.com/myc...amaranthus.html

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:00 PM

I have downsized my garden the last couple years. It always starts out as a family project and turns into my project. Decided to keep it small enough that I can enjoy it. Good luck everyone.

#20 eastwood

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:06 PM

Some links about the above statement
http://fungi.com/myc...amaranthus.html


Thanks for stopping by CC and i hope you enjoy the show.

Mycorrhizal fungi is great.I believe this can be done by making tea with molasses,castings and guano also.

You gave me an idea though.I will use my PH meter and get a read from my soil and post it here,then maybe a member can give me some advice about my soil.




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