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#1 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

Hello my brothers and sisters of Topia :-D

Thought id spread some of my vegetable garden love over here
at the topia as I have been over at ICMAG.

I LOVE seeing others getting excited to plant some babies outside
and raise them to giant fruit producing adults :-D

OHHH the vibes are so amazing :-D I wont be able to plant
anything outside till the end of MAY but that doesn't mean I
don't prep first indoors :-D

Oh boy so let me continue

Where I live its a mild winterish season now,

BUT nonetheless... tis the season I start planning my upcoming
vegetable garden. For the past few years I have been planting
upward to 40 different varieties, ill list what I can remember, I usually forget a few and they will just pop up later in my head :-D

Every year though, when I add a new species of crops to my garden
I'll continue to grow that species for years to come whether the original I started with or a more stable variety for my climate or conditions.

Some I use now are...

Tomatoes
-Brandywines(better then beefsteak)
-Early Girl
-Roma
-Yellow
-Cherry Tomatoes both yellow/red
-Black Krim
-Better Boy

Peppers
-All color Bells
-banana
-baby sweets
-habanero
-serrano
-jalapeno
-cayenne
(All the hot peppers are grown on opposite
side of garden then the sweet peppers)

Legumes
-Peas
-Pole Beans

Hardy Broad Leaf Family
-Cabbage
-Broccoli
-Cauliflower
-Collards
-Brussel Sprouts

Salad Greens
-Romaine Lettuce
-Iceburg Head lettuce
-Spinach

Root Crops
-Beets
-Carrots
-Turnips
-Potatoes
-Purple Haze
-Yukon Butter
-Onions
-Garlic

Squash Family
-Zucchini
-Butternut(Winter squash)
-Cantaloupe
-Watermelon
-Pumpkin
-Honey Dew

Berries and Fruit
-Apple
-Peaches
-Pears
-Cherries
-Blueberries
-Strawberries

Herbs
-Calantro
-Basil
-Parsley
-Rosemary
-Thyme
-Dill

Randoms that i cant think of where they go lol
-Sunflowers
-Celery
-Cucumber
-Picklers
-12" slicing


Just order any seeds that i was in need of yesterday, including my onions...gotta get
those babies in with the quickness, hopefully I get the seeds next week before
the next moon phase.. ;-)




OK Ok.. finally Im at a halt.. lol I know there
are many more but I just cant remember them
all, all the time ;-) But like I said they will come
to me as I go through the day, shit I could just cheat
and pull out my seed bank but no fun in that ;-)

Cheers my friends,
I hope all you gardeners are ready for the new season :-D
"could be last season before end of the world" hahahhaah


Edited by Il19z8rn4li1, 24 February 2012 - 11:24 AM.


#2 D.REYx420

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:23 PM

I'm planning on doing some veggies too this year sir I have yet to get that under my belt. I live in Michigan though and this years Michigan weather is outrageously weird so I'm worried about frost I'll probably chime in here for help as I'm a noob to this :)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:51 PM

I'm well under way, not as extensive as your list but nonetheless a good variety it should be a great year

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:04 PM

I'll be starting my tomatoes and peppers soon too........we saw robins today, and the wood ducks are back, the owls are making pretty mating calls each night now too! I'm pumped! :teeth:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

the owls are making pretty mating calls each night now too!


they are goin off around here too.

#6 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

My brother's giant dogwood is starting to form budlets already

Edited by Il19z8rn4li1, 25 February 2012 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

I'm planning my garden too. Looks like you've got a good lineup there. Taking notes...
I plan to have ginger in my garden along with most of the stuff you've named.

A fun experiment I intend to try is grafting my favorite tomato plants onto potato rootstock. Will post a separate thread detailing progress and results.
Do you propagate seedlings indoors - ala greenhouse style?
Do you raise all of your seed plants from seed or clone from the hardiest "mother"?
I do the cloning thing just because I can. Can't wait to get started.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:27 PM

going to try to get a small garden in despite my shoulder. going to start with watermelons and pumpkins and if that dont kill me ill move onto tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cilantro so i can hopefully make some salsa.

#9 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

I'm planning my garden too. Looks like you've got a good lineup there. Taking notes...
I plan to have ginger in my garden along with most of the stuff you've named.

A fun experiment I intend to try is grafting my favorite tomato plants onto potato rootstock. Will post a separate thread detailing progress and results.
Do you propagate seedlings indoors - ala greenhouse style?
Do you raise all of your seed plants from seed or clone from the hardiest "mother"?
I do the cloning thing just because I can. Can't wait to get started.


hehe Graphing tomato plants is about the easiest thing you can do in the garden :-D
Graphing tape and your golden :-D

Wanna try something fun, grow a tomato plant tall indoors, say 2 - 3 feet...
then when you transplant it outside.... plant it sideways burying
half of the plant including the main stem. All that is under the ground
will turn into roots :-D Pretty neat, I did a few of um last year. Nothing really
special about it, just neat hehe creates a HUGE bush.

I germ all of my seeds indoors yes, I have a indoor greenhouse room that I start
and veg all of my veggies in. EVERYTHING in my garden I start
from seed. I harvest my seeds from the strongest plants every year, so I have
pretty much unlimited seeds :-D Organic adapted seeds :-D

You know though, I thought about the CLONING aspect... especially for
pepper plants, but what I decided on doing instead was tissue culture, because
with cloning I notice I lose a little bit of vigor.
That why I would have hundreds of each variety stored away nice and neat,
just waiting to separated from their plantlet brothers and sisters :-D

Excited to hear your getting ready :-D Love it, by far the most fun I have
during the summer months is spending time in my garden. My brother
grows Ginger. I am planning on growing some as well.. but I have not
set up my wood line garden yet, which is where ill have the ginger grow.
Def a bonus with belly soothing abilities :-D


going to try to get a small garden in despite my shoulder. going to start with watermelons and pumpkins and if that dont kill me ill move onto tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cilantro so i can hopefully make some salsa.


Aww hurt shoulder :( ill send you some good vibes to make it feel better :-D :-D
You choose watermelons and pumpkins over toms and peps with a bad shoulder,
love the determination. I feel you like Halloween :-D Tis my favorite holiday.


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:55 PM

Aww hurt shoulder :( ill send you some good vibes to make it feel better :-D :-D
You choose watermelons and pumpkins over toms and peps with a bad shoulder,
love the determination. I feel you like Halloween :-D Tis my favorite holiday.


well thank you.:love: but yes melons are easier to plant. all i gotta do is get some soil and make little hills no digging necessary. whatever i cant eat, give away or sell at the farmers market will become my targets then critter food. and yes halloween is my favorite holiday. :teeth:

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

Wooo! I'm getting on the planning, digging and indoor planting. Lovely day today here, so I wandered in the garden, deciding what to hack down and burn to get as much light in the Summer as possible.

I've already sown indoors:

Jalapeno
Cayene
Habanero
Sweet peppers

I'll be starting tomatoes next week probably, getting trenches ready for peas and spuds and onions and planning what else to grow! Might try some hops this year also... Oh man what a great time of year :)

#12 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:26 AM

Ok you veggie lovers out there...

Today, the 2nd and tomorrow the 3rd, are exceptionally great days
to start seeds of plants that produce their fruit above ground with seeds within.

:-D if you dont plant by the moon phases... start now.. ill be mentioning in this thread when
to plant everythign and what to do with it in relation to the moon.. so on top of that
if you want you can do a quick google search so you can follow along. Its worth it...


I have over 1200+ seeds to plant today and tomorrow... yes I said 1200+, all by hand... all by me..
all get my energy and vibes :-D




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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

ready set grow :D

top shelf is super sweet seedless hybrid tomatoes, san romano tomatoes, letttuce, spinach, mesclun, romanesco broccoli, ping tung eggplant, jalapeno, cayenne, green pepper
middle is greens bed, mesclun on left and spinach, mesclun, microgreens seed project on right
bottom is more romanesco broccoli

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#14 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

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This is my garlic bed. This year its in this test bed....
The height of this raised bed is i believe... 32 inches.
Soil texture is sandy/loamy where the loam consist of about 80%
compost aka organic matter.
This past fall is when these were sown. The first picture shows
garlic SEEDLINGS... these will be Seedlings for 1 full year until they
will actually mature into garlic bulbs. The 2nd picture is what the rest
of the bed consists of and that's clove seedlings, the outer cloves
of last years largest garlic bulbs are who were used. You can visually
see the size different...picture was taken same distances away from plants.
Total # of garlic i believe is... 600 give or take 100... lol never the less
I plant on making 3 additional beds like this strictly for garlic, main reason being
garlic is tied at #1 most important ingredient in my organic pesticide.




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Oh boy oh boy was I happy when I saw this little beauty this morning :-D
I just transplanted 30 LARGE asparagus crowns in this bed last fall, same
time I did the garlic. this bed is same as the garlic bed. Notice the layer
of leaves... that layer was a solid 8inches thick in the fall... with this warm
winter we have had the worms ate it down to what.. 1 inch about lol.
Look at that nice dark soil :-D Not bad for 5 months.
I amended so much junk clay I had in the yard into this too lol... you know
you can get rid of anything in a garden compost pile lol

Cheers everyone, i wish great vibes upon everyone and especially their gardens
this year :-D Shall your garden thrive from my vibes hehe They feel me ;-)

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:03 PM

how are you folks gardens coming along?

my tomatoes and romanesco broccoli went out about 3 weeks ago.
i put old monotubs upside down over the raised bed with two bricks on top,
and put a 9'x12' piece of plastic over those tubs for a double layer cold frame.
ive been topping the tomatoes each time it gets up to the tub top, and now each one has quite a few branches :D
shit ton of lettuce up, and snow peas are climbing up the trellis about knee high.
five ping tung sprouted and made the cut, im doing three of them in coco/perlite this year just for fun and a little comparison.

as for the jalapenos... the pictures tell the story here. this is a 5'x3' area lit with a 250w hps.
plants are all close to 2' tall and loaded with flowers. they haven't been pollinating because there are no insects and only a box fan blowing on them.
i went in and started just lightly tapping the flowers and saw pollen going everywhere,
so hopefully some will set inside before i put 'em out.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:54 AM

my sprouts liked the super moon last night. it seemed to make them stand up tall and even at night looked very lush and green. i have some square footage in my backyard (not nearly enough!) with some tomatoes cuc's and spinach in the ground, and have all my pizza/etc herbs on my patio in pots. this is my second year with this space and i will always live in a place where i can garden from now on, its such a stress relief! anyways good thread good info much love

ps i use old monotub bins for compost it is perfect for a small scale compost pile and if i have to move when my lease is over im uprooting plants in the soil and putting them in the plethora of old monotubs lol :greenboun

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

Nice vibes my friends, nice vibes indeed.

I will be updating my gardening id say in about another 2-3 weeks...
Going on vaca this Saturday so maybe when I get back Ill have some great
surprises waiting for me :-D

I kinda had a set back this year, but with my Green Thumb Brain I easily
overcame the negative and re-planned my planting schedule. Had to really limit
my veggie variety, but still have a lot of different goodies.
This year ill be concentrating mainly on my cash crops because of the choices
i am going to be making at the end of the season, going to need some hefty capital
for my next adventure :-D

so mainly going to be growing,
-Sweet Corn
-Tomatoes (Brandywine, Pink Cadillac and Roma)
-Sweet Bell peppers
-Habanero, Serrento, and Cyan peppers
-Broccoli
-Cauliflower
-Cabbage
-Pole Beans
-Zucchini
-Pumpkins
-Cantaloupe
-Watermelon
-and a few more that i cant remember right now lol

This year, I started half of my seeds in a little make shift greenhouse that took me a total of 20mins to build.
Its only like 5foot by 3foot about 2 feet high :-D It works SO DAMN well lol
Seeds popped out of the soil 2-3 days after sowing.

Today im going to be popping in half of my corn seeds,
then Friday before I leave for Vaca i will pop in the remaining half.

The babies in the greenhouse wont be transplanted till i get back from vaca,
at the same time I plant the baby plants I will be popping in seeds also,
then 2 weeks after that i will pop in another set of seeds of every veggie variety,
this gives me a VERY VERY VERY long harvesting season.

Every year my harvest season lasts ALMOST 4 months...
Least year is was for sure 4 months since the weather was so crazy.
I usually start harvesting around beginning of August and ends around
Thanksgiving.

I wont be able to get many pics up of my garden only because of security reasons....
my garden is too unique and if anyone witnesses it,,, they never forget it... its pretty intense ;-)
Soon enough i will be able to share pics with you all... but just not yet.

Cheers my friends ;-)
Its going to be a GREAT season.


Biggest tip i can give you all...

MULCH MULCH MULCH MULCH MULCH MULCH

My mulch layer consists of....roughly...
10-20% Grass Clippings
20-30% Wood Chips (i got a buddy with a Tree Company, so i get all this chips from him, the tree leaves add so much goodness)
40-50% LEAVES...Old leaves...new leaves...any leaves work... they are the KEY ingredient in my mulch.
10-20% Miscellaneous Kitchen waste(no meats/Oils), any trimmings from pruning, any extra yard waste.

My mulch is a GIANT pile...roughly 100 yards at all times :-D
I have all my surrounding neighbors dump their yard waste in it, leaves from the fall...and
anything else that I mentioned above, just no garbage...plastic....meats or oils.

I even accept yard waste from yards that use non-organic fertilizers...
Why you may ask? Well someone has to clean up those garbage poisonous chemicals,
and you better believe that my garden decomposes all of that nasty shit, thats
where my Blue Thumb comes into play, for example... Garden Giant mushroom
is a GREAT soil cleaner and has the ability to decompose horrible chemicals
and render them harmless to the environment.

Tiss why my garden is so unique... its pretty much a Permaculture veggie garden.
This year i will be insulating my tomato plants and pepper plants with DRY leaves.
They will stay dry and will prevent the bases of the plants from freezing in the winter,
so they can come back up in the spring time :-D Say my one friend try it out with 50%
success, so now im going to do it every year, would be so nice to rarely have to
start or transplant toms and peppers

Cheers everyone.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

now i have more starts up and ready to go out of-

black turtle bean
light red kidney bean
provider bush bean
necoras f1 carrot
sugar pearl f1 sweet corn
boothby blonde cucumber
white russian kale
red bull f1 onion
baby pam pumpkin
honey nut butternut squash
toma verde tomatillo
golden liner melon
parsley
super sweet cherry tomato
slim jim eggplant

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:53 AM

Got a lot more going on now. Am going to have to pretty much start the veg patch again after some big branches falling and smashing everything. The spuds are doing good though!
2 types of tomatoes are growing in pots
3 types of chillis
Sweet peppers
Butternut squash
Leeks
Carrots
Mixed salad leaves
Sweetcorn and peas are doing well inside, just waiting for a nice day to go and dig them in.

Chives, sage, apples, pears, figs, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and hazelnuts all produce by themselves here so I have them to look forward to as well :)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

Got a lot more going on now. Am going to have to pretty much start the veg patch again after some big branches falling and smashing everything. The spuds are doing good though!
2 types of tomatoes are growing in pots
3 types of chillis
Sweet peppers
Butternut squash
Leeks
Carrots
Mixed salad leaves
Sweetcorn and peas are doing well inside, just waiting for a nice day to go and dig them in.

Chives, sage, apples, pears, figs, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and hazelnuts all produce by themselves here so I have them to look forward to as well :)


^^^^^ Gotta love natural permaculture :-D
I as well have natural...
Blueberries
Blackberries
Raspberries
Filberts (hazelnuts)
Apples
Peaches
and Pears

I would LOVE to have some natural Figs, but winters are to cold here for them, lucky you ;-)

Im pretty excited for this years garden season!!!! its going to be a BLAST.
Ill most def be able to take pics of my harvests... that is Giant Piles of produce sitting on tables
waiting to be sold ;-)





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