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#21 Tripp

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:26 AM

Oh yeah man, permaculture is great!

It gets pretty cold here, but I know a lot of places get much, much colder. I've never done much to the figs, they just grow, which is nice! The leaves look so cool when they come out after the Winter :)

Looking forward to seeing pics of your harvest!

Oh yeah, got an oyster log on the go the other day, just got to drill my shiitake up too!

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:31 PM

Dude man impressive collection of veggies and am also extremely impressed that you do it all from seed saving. I believe growing plants and working the earth is what we all where intended to do. Glad that other people out there take time to home garden as its also one of my biggest passions.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:52 AM

I like this thread, I'll have to get my list, allbe it short but, I'll post some pics of my garden too,

Any one else care to show there garden off?


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:10 PM

got mine planted last weekend.
2 roma tomatoes
2 cherry tomatoes
2 jalapenos
4 New mexico green chili
2 habenero
2 green bell pepper
2 red bell pepper
2 red bell pepper
1 artichoke - First time with this one
and a big patch of strawberrys

#25 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:42 AM

HEY HEY everyone,

Finally got some random pictures of some of my plants in the garden.

June 1st pretty much marks the day in my area that you should have all
your plants and seeds in the ground in order to take advantage of the entire
grow season.

Well I happen to have quiet the amount of plants this year and it was all do to
mother nature and her amazing ability to preserve vegetable seeds through the winter
and allow them to sprout the following spring.

This is what happened to me this year, i extremely lucked out seeing that most
of my garden was "self seeded" with over 50 different plants that are healthy as shit
right now :-D

Today I believe is a fertilizing day.



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These 2 above are both potatoes.
The first pic is i believe purple haze and yukon potatoes, those are
about 1 month old now.
The second pic is of some red skins, they are roughly 2 weeks old now, just
noticed these leaves poking out yesterday.


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A nice sized butternut squash(winter squash), 1gal jug for size ref.
This was a naturally seeded plant from last years crop.
Im most def saving seeds from this plant since its so healthy and hardy.


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The amount of "WILD" cilantro/coriander that popped up from
last years season is ridiculous, this is only a portion of the entire patch lol
with a number of patches all throughout the garden now.


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This is my baby right here :-D Naturally planted Zucchini plant, the
only one that survived the winter. I can't wait to eat some hehe, ill
give it another 2-3 weeks until im harvesting zuc's.


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Corn, these i planted myself. These plants are 4 weeks old now.
They will surely be "knee high by 4th of July"
You can BARELY see them, but the beans have sprouted just to the
left of the corn plant :-D Beans and Corn and Squash all living together
in the same space :-D You can see the leaf of the butternut on the left.
Living mulch my friends, LIVING ;-)


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Lastly, we got some wild ass sunflowers that are EVERYWHERE.
I got about 30 of them all pretty equally spaced. Id say about
every 10 feet in all random directions there is a sunflower.
These are just about large enough for me to tend to and plant beans
under with. The sunflower act as a stalk for the beans, shade for the
entire garden, wind breaks, bee attractants and they just look cool :-D



Hope you all like my little pics, i know they dont show much, but i
cant really show much more then this when it comes to my garden.
Im not tooting my own horn by no means, its call security reason lol.
I'll be able to update again soon. But I just wanted to get this beginning
of June update posted so I can share the 1 month mark with you all
and show the extreme change that occurs.

Cheers everyone,
Love and Light.

Edited by Il19z8rn4li1, 04 June 2012 - 09:50 AM.


#26 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:40 AM

whos ready for a garden update :-D :-D :-D

Everyone has pretty much more then doubled in size since my last update, 6 days ago.
Its all rocking pretty hard now, just need some rain to come in. Been watering
nearly everyday, dont have all my mulch down still so that it kinda whats making
me water so much.

Going to be doing a lot of mulching today though, gotta get that ground covered.
Most important to keep that VERY SURFACE layer of soil MOIST, that layer is
the gold goose of nutrients and beneficials for plants, IT MUST STAY MOIST.

The best conditions would be a Wet/Dry condition :-D just like in aquarium sumps.


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Some of my roses :-D

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We got... Radish.........Zucchini....................Some more potatoes: Red Pontiac

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We got... Kali Robi......Corn, Beans 2gal can...PEANUTS!!!!! Damn
these peanuts took about 4 weeks to pop out of the ground WAY LONGER
then even peppers, craziness. They look pretty damn neat under the soil though
HUGE tap root and the seed swelled up about 3-4 times its size before planting.

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The potatoes that were pictured 6 days ago and my compost tea brewer.
Every plant gets 1 gallon of this tea twice a week. Its some serious stuff,
if your a serious gardener and dont have a brewer, your no longer a serious
gardener by "MY" standards ;-) hehe watch someone get all pissy with me
because im making a joking sarcastic comment hehehe

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#27 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:59 PM

Hello friends.

Just jumping in with a weekly update of the garden :-D

Got lots of pics.




For the sake of this thread not becoming extra LONG side scrolly bar wise, i wont
speak about each pic individually.


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Been 1 week since I have sprayed with compost tea, new batch is going to get started
TOMORROW. These pics show from left to right.
-Corn beans watering can and "melons/squashes" in the background.
-Some butternut squash really starting to bolt :D
-2 row of potatoes that are do for a drench treatment
-The older potatoes that I gotta check soon... been flowering for a while now.
-finally some radishes that are doing amazing.



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-Some cilantro thats about to flower, going to harvest this tomorrow.
-these I believe are cantaloupe :-D Flowering nicely. They are a wild patch, self seeders ;)
-First and largest zucchini as of now :D
-The wild zuc plant, self planted seed from last years crops :)





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-Nice bunch of 3 butternut squash plants :)
-PEANUTS!!! hehe
-Im guessing this is my Kali Rabi.... OR OR OR turnips.. not sure at the moment
-OH OH Watering Can and some seeded zucchini AND transplanted, seeded one catching up.


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-Lastly some marigolds that are in need of transplant soon.



Thats about it for now my friends :D


Gardening tip.
For the NEW MOON approaches... Day after the New Moon night is the
one should be planting crops that seed OUTSIDE of their FRUIT... with
the exception of Cucumbers.
Examples... Cabbage...Lettuce...Broccoli...Cauliflower...

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:45 PM

Well, already harvested carrots and spinich, a few zuchinnies. green peppers are starting to show fruit, cukes are climbing and have flowers. Beans and peas are doing the same. corn i knee high already. The saying goes here. Knee high by the fourth of july ! Just got my herb beans in so a late out door start for me and my ganja ! Thats all about i got in this year ! Oh, can't for get the potatos ! Lots of nice vedgatation above ground. hope they do better then last year !

#29 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:15 PM

well, got a quick update :-D Camera died so you guys and gals are just going to get
a tease shot ;)

You all know about the "Three Sisters" right,,, corn squash and beans :-D
Well... here is a nice, if i dont say so myself, pretty damn good example of how
its done :-D Video overview of garden will be coming later int he season.

hows the saying go again?? "Shoulder High By Fourth of July" ??? ;) 99% natural baby.
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For informational purposes :-D This little bugger below is called a harlequin bug.
He's a little fucker let me tell you. They do the same damage as squash bugs, they
suck the leaves, but these are a little different. They are like ninjas compared
to squash bugs that are slow and clumsy lol So when you see um, you cant be afraid
you gotta grab um as fast as possible and smash smash smash... :D
They are like most pests... they INFEST QUICKLY!!!
Good thing this one was about 500 feet from my garden hehe and was quickly
put to death :)
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#30 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

Here we are on the road again :P

Hope your all ready for a lot of damn pictures :D We got over
50 pics to share with all you lovely people here at Topia :D

And the descriptions starts.....

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OK all text will describes pics that are ABOVE the text :D
These couple shots are of some cucumber vines. The little guy is a slicer cuke
the Yellow cuke is a Pickler Cucumber that i have going to seed.
Last 2 cukes are picklers just about ready for picking.


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Got ourselves a very large butternut squash(winter squash). These babies
have just about the longest shelf life of any produce that I have ever grown.
I still have some from last years garden still good and ripe lol... Craziness.
Then we got these colorful guys, some Bright Lights Swiss Chard.
These tomatoes are my favorite, have been growing them for years in my garden,
so they are perfect for my climate and my growing style they are called Pink Cadillacs.
The last pic is of a new veggie Im growing this year that I am SUPER pleased with, Round
Zucchini!!! They taste just like normal black magic or long zucchini but boy do they
produce a lot on one plant all at once.

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Ok what we have here is what I call a GARDEN JUNGLE lol.... Just some random shots
of around the garden. I literally just filled up all empty space with some sort
of vegetable. That 4th pic is my garlic I harvested last week. Pulled up i believe 400-500
bulbs of garlic, planning on extracting garlic oil from at least half of them, other half will
be used to replant for next year, plan on tripling my garlic for next year, 1500-2000 bulbs at least. (I need to make a lot of garlic oil lol)



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These 5 pics here are showing how I deal with cut worms. As long as you catch them
soon enough you can save your melon, zucchini and cuke vines from their little destructive
habits. First pic shows the infected area, I use my garden knife to literally cut the
zucchini vine in half just about. This is the easiest way to find the cut worms if they
are still within the stem of the zucchini, which they usually are. Cut away
all of the nasty nasty stuff, it smells just as nasty as it looks lol. 4th pic
shows the finished vine that is now clear of any nasty stuff and clear of the cut worm.
Last pic show the culprit on a leaf, I cut them in half or smash them lol.


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Got some nice mycelium of the wonderful strain, Hippie3 :) :)
Its doing pretty well, ill have to update this in my Mushroom thread, but since
its within the garden i figured id through in a teaser :)



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And now the cantaloupes :D they are doing pretty well if you ask me lol, id say I got
about 30-40 melons this year, not bad compared to the 8 i got last year lol.
Got some colorful Marigolds in the garden, which are a MUST HAVE in the garden.
This year i am going HUGE on seed collection, for I want to donate a shit ton
to who ever wants any. Last pic is of some heirloom toms, not sure of the name at the moment, but they grow great in my location :) thats all that matters.






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Got some more cucumbers to talk about :) These are in a different location in my garden, youll notice that I have everything everywhere within the garden. Redundancy is KEY in anything in this world. Just some slicers and some running all over the marigolds, no bugs
bothering these cukes thats for sure :D




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And my favorite of everything :D Some more tomatoes :D I got about 30-40 tomato
plants, not sure exactly how many but a decent amount that will surely produce plenty
this year. Goal is 100+ qt jars of processed tomatoes.
In order from left to right we have...
Brandywines(Better then beefsteak) - Pink Cadillac - Cupid Cherry - Large Cherry
The cupids are amazing for HOT CLIMATES, and boy is everyone feeling the heat
this year... Garden is doing pretty amazing considering how hot it has been.
Cukes and melons HATE the 100 degree days.... even with water they wilt during the hottest
time of the day, but come night time they perk right back up.





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Ok we got lots of fun here too :D Got a nice patch of Tobacco this year.
Another random shot of the garden while standing in it.
Some peppers, sweet bells, doing damn good now
And a wonderful watermelon i got :D Pretty excited to eat this baby.




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CORN CORN CORN !!!! Tastes so damn good, its so sweet like candy. :)
My "little" patch of herbs, left to right, Dill - basil - Cilantro
Another butternut squah and lastly a nice shot of those Round Zucchinis producing as they do.





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Pumpkin - Purple Haze potatoes were ready for the harvest yesterday. Got some
nice mycelium on them, which i was happy to see :D And I didnt even put any spawn
near these guys.


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Figured id share what I found as well.
This was a very very exciting find for me :D Why? Well because now I know that
my soil has such high levels of nutrients that the mycelium spawn that I plugged
into the soil in random places is spreading THROUGHOUT the garden like wild fire.
I found this wood chip and some surface myc under a sunflower leaf in an area that
is FAR away from any spawn I plugged in. :D
You know "certain" mycelium when you see it, know what i mean heheh



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Ok boy,... that was a lot of typing, id be so pissed if i lost everything i just typed lol.
But gonna wrap this up as i got some shit to get done today. Just some random pics
of the daily yes DAILY harvest(i have been harvesting for the past month already)
Some oddities and some good shots of the garden jungle lol



Hope you all like my update :)

Cheers everyone, hope all the other gardeners here are having a good season, because
if your a farmer I know your hurting lol...

Tisk Tisk to all the farmers... this weather in my opinion is to put Chem poison farmers in
their place and push them out of business, OR push them to change they way they grow
produce. Im in a stage 4 drought state and all around me the big farm fields look like SHIT.
Corn doesnt look right, it looks more like FERNS then corn.

Soybean(piece of shit garbage crop) is really doing shitty too lol...
But I cant help but laugh at those people and their farms... yes it sucks... but guess what
they wouldnt have had any problems this year if they really knew how to garden instead
of farm.... but meh lets not get into that hehe

Love and Light everyone.

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#31 kcmoxtractor

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:05 PM

You know "certain" mycelium when you see it, know what i mean heheh

i think you're confusing hope with fact :lol:
because it all looks basically the same in the soil
grow more species and you will know what i mean

your garden looks great though,
ours is doing really well in comparison to non organic farms as well.

we also were fortunate enough to get 297 cu ft of pan cinctulus sewn hpoo
so since we have gotten rain this week i've picked over an oz of pans in addition to the veggies!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

i think you're confusing hope with fact :lol:
because it all looks basically the same in the soil
grow more species and you will know what i mean

your garden looks great though,
ours is doing really well in comparison to non organic farms as well.

we also were fortunate enough to get 297 cu ft of pan cinctulus sewn hpoo
so since we have gotten rain this week i've picked over an oz of pans in addition to the veggies!



ya i know what you mean, but when they are all popping up and becoming the ones i put in the soil,
ill just go with what the final product is at maturity ;) but granted I know what you mean, but
I dont plan on amending the soil/mulch layer with anything but the fun ones ;) So ya like you
with the pans, just keep mulching with same spawn and nutrients they will just keep coming :D

Glad to hear your garden is doing well my friend.

Cheers brother.


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:15 AM

Damn COON!!!! Eating my corn, so i trapped um good hehehe One night i got him/her.

Doesnt really seem scared... this is the part that upsets me because they are so used
to humans now in my area.. little bastards i tell ya.

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Caught um last night.


earlier yesterday I let the ducks in the garden, everything is finally grown up enough
to handle there constant nibbling on everything :)

Boy oh boy...let me tell you, they are were on SLUG PATROL yesterday...was pretty funny.
The horrible demise of the slugs haha the rapid chewing that the ducks do is
pretty comical.
I took them off-roading through some mud piles i got and into a little pool of water
that collected from the recent rain we just got.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

Hum.... horrible season for zucchini seed collection.

I got literally ZERO mature seeds from any of my matured zucchinis...

This season of HEAT either messed with my zucchini... OR i had a GMO variety that
I was unaware of that has the killer gene in it, makes plants produce nonviable seeds.


I just went through 10 zucchinis that were fully mature and should have had HUNDREDS of seeds
in each of um.

CLeaned um all out... separated all of the slimy gooky stuff.
Threw all seeds in a colander, rinsed off really well.

after close examination of seeds, they all are flat and hollow


SAD day on my zucchini seed collection :(
But i got hundreds and hundreds of others good seeds.

Bets me what happened though... a number of things could have contributed.





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