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Gardening Thread- Show me your gardens!

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Noelie84, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Aug 31, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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    FearNothing321

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    My goal is to have a variety of different sized kits for various sized gardens/green houses. Where I work, all of our products cater to the DIYer in mind.

    I'm hoping to be finished with this project in a few months. I've got most of the math sorted out, just got to locate the components and put together the prototype.

    I will definitely will post more about this project when I get sometime to work on it
     
  2. Sep 11, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    Here's a little garden bed we put together about 2 months ago. It's two 4x4 boxes. My wife planted a zucchini plant that has totally dominated. There was also a seed from a pumpkin (plant at top right) and a gourd plant (behind the zucchini) that was in the compost we used to fill it. We had about 8 lettuce plants that we've already eaten. Currently there's lettuce, bell peppers, snap peas (in the pot), cherry tomatoes, basil and a strawberry plant.
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  3. Oct 19, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    Just found this thread. Subbed
     
  4. Oct 19, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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    This is one of my Vandas that recently bloomed

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  5. Oct 20, 2014 at 4:32 AM
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    Those are pretty. Do they smell like anything?
     
  6. Oct 20, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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    Thanks

    These are not fragrant orchids, only a few of my collection have scents
     
  7. Nov 21, 2014 at 7:11 AM
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    Here is my fall harvest. Meyer Lemons & Keifer Pears. My crops were a little thin this year, because of a very late mild freeze which ruined all the blossoms. My Satsuma Oranges will be ready for Christmas.


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  8. Nov 21, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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    Jealous of that citrus. I'm lucky to get 5 or 6 lemons a year off of mine. Of course, I have to keep it small since it's an indoor plant for 8 months out of the year, so...
     
  9. Nov 21, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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    We added some more trees. I put in two dwarf Holiday Avocado trees, another peach tree, a fig tree, a mango tree and two kiwi vines (one male, one female). We're wondering if the male is going to make it. In trying to get it out of the pot, the dirt pretty much fell away from the roots. It's looking very droopy.

    Prior to all that, we put in a fig tree but gophers killed it. They gnawed the roots completely off the base. This time we put gopher cages around them.
     
  10. Nov 22, 2014 at 5:30 AM
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    I tried avocado...but it gets too cold here even with covering them up. But there are a few avocado trees around town.
    Actually in San Antonio...Citrus trees are fairly rare.....they have to be covered for any freezing for about the first 10 years.
    My fig trees do well, except you only have a bout a 1 day window to pick them before the bird eat them. I do like my Keifer pear because it is self pollenating.

     
  11. Nov 22, 2014 at 6:28 AM
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    Where did ya get the pear?
     
  12. Nov 22, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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    If it gets below 30 degrees F, Avocado trees will have a hard time. It depends on the type. Some are better than others in colder climates. Fuerte Avocados are a little more cold tolerant than Hass (I think they can go down to about 25 degrees). They're a good tasting avocado as well. Most growers don't grow them because they have a smooth thin skin. As a result, they bruise too easily sitting in bins. We have two mature Fuertes. They're good for cross pollinating with the Hass trees. Plus, the Fuertes are ready to pick in the October to December time frame. So you'd have some mature fruit around the time the frost starts to come.

    How do you know when a fig is ready to pick? We have one fig on our tree. It's just now turning color. A friend of mine said he just picked them up when they dropped.
     
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    I got the Keifer Pear at Lowes.

    Ripe figs - they usually turn brown or dark purple..and get soft. And they must ripen on the tree. They are only ripe for a couple of days and turn to mush and rot. They are pretty much the most expensive fruit you can buy at the store because of their shelf life
    Very good for making jam.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2015 at 3:09 AM
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    I've got some broccoli and weeds in my garden. Time to get ready for spring soon and get it cleaned up.
     
  16. Feb 3, 2015 at 4:50 AM
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    Mine's got 4 feet of snow on top of it right now. Probably going to be a couple of months before I need to even think about getting seeds started. :notsure:
     
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    Lol. We had almost zero snow prior to last week. December was all warm, rainy weather, and then most of January was just super cold and dry. Then on Tuesday we got 27 inches, Friday we got another 10 inches, yesterday we got another foot, and now they're saying we're getting another storm on Thursday. No totals on that one, though. I'm crossing my fingers it's not a boomer, because I'm going winter camping and leaving on Thursday morning. My GF will just have her Honda, and she refuses to learn how to run the plow truck. So if we get another foot she's going to have to shovel, lol.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2015 at 7:42 PM
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    Trying out some LED grow lights to stimulate new growth. Going to play around with the arrangement of the lights

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    do you need those with all that fl sunshine?
     
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