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Old 03-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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it's like a lettuce, tastes spicy and peppery


Ug...

you were supposed to say

It is a veg-a-tab-bul
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I know I can do it myself, do I need another plant or can I use the same flowers from the single plant?
Gatekeeper of the bridge; Entomophilous, Anemophilous, or Cleistogamous peppers?
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do you know if the planters were made out of regular doug fir or were they redwood? the ones that look older, how old are they?

i want to build something like that but don't want to invest big bucks if i don't have to. if i can get a couple or few years out of them while still looking decent, i'd be happy.
what he said
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Ug...

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It is a veg-a-tab-bul
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you were supposed to say

It is a veg-a-tab-bul
I thought the response was "nuthin...what's arugula with you?"
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I thought the response was "nuthin...what's arugula with you?"
I woulda said "gesundheit"...
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Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: Arugula. I haven't had arugula in six weeks.
Supermarket Manager: What's that?
Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: It's a vegetable.


googled it
My Blue Heaven

Never fawkin heard of it. LOL
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Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: Arugula. I haven't had arugula in six weeks.
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Vincent 'Vinnie' Antonelli: It's a vegetable.


googled it
My Blue Heaven

Never fawkin heard of it. LOL
Yup...

Great movie, lots of funny lines
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #34 (permalink)
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We have tomatoes, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, cilantro, and chives sprouting on the front porch. I still want to plant some corn and peppers.
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So whats stuff that you all typically start seeds indoors with and where do you get your seeds. Also what are some good peppers to try and whats your favorite tomatos for juice or salsa

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In Southern Indiana

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Just moved into a house so Im starting from scratch any tips on working up sod would be great

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So whats stuff that you all typically start seeds indoors with and where do you get your seeds.
Any plant that takes alot time to grow, outside of something big like corn. Peppers, tomato, eggplant, cukes, etc.

I get my seeks from Baker Creek Heirloom - Non-GMO, heirloom seeds. Fuck Monsanto and the rest of the companies like them.
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We've already got some of our plants started inside.

Burned the leaves off the garden last weekend and if the rain holds out, I'll get it all tilled this weekend. First year was great, last year sucked, grew more weeds than veggies.

Been trying to figure out what I can till in to make the dirt a little for friendly. I started out with a load of plain top soil originally, but I'm starting to think it needs some additives. So far the only thing that's been added are leaves, but that's kind of by default.

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do you know if the planters were made out of regular doug fir or were they redwood? the ones that look older, how old are they?

i want to build something like that but don't want to invest big bucks if i don't have to. if i can get a couple or few years out of them while still looking decent, i'd be happy.
Cheap Doug Fir and the older ones are 2 years old and doing great. 2x12x10' and we have a friend that did the same thing years ago and are holding up and still look good. So much easier than bending over. And we put worms in ours for better soil..And the treats for the Chickens..
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Pre-ordered Willamette and Cascade hops, 2 rhizomes of each.

Also going to plant basil and cilantro. I'm told ladybugs dig cilantro and that they eat aphids and aphids eat hops. I like cilantro, but it's dirt cheap at the store. Basil however, is not and I like basil on everything.
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Yup...

Great movie, lots of funny lines
Ah, I've watched it but it's been a while
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Onions, peas, green beans, sweet corn, zuchinni, yellow squash, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, and I can't remember what else.

Hopefully my grapes will produce this year. I cut back the vines severely.
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Cheap Doug Fir and the older ones are 2 years old and doing great. 2x12x10' and we have a friend that did the same thing years ago and are holding up and still look good. So much easier than bending over. And we put worms in ours for better soil..And the treats for the Chickens..
thanks.

the chickens don't hurt the garden, do they? we are planning on getting some soon.
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the chickens don't hurt the garden, do they? we are planning on getting some soon.
They are only 7 months old we have not let them out yet and we have dogs waiting for them But I would guess they like everything green so they would eat it up. And the Dogs and Cat are budds so maybe they would hag out with the Chickens too
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I got some tilling done today. It seems that the chickens like it. They were drawn to it really quickly. I need to draw out a plan for my rows so that I can see if I have enough room for everything or if I need to make another garden.

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I hooked the plow to my garden tractor today. Do you think 40'x60' is enough for a family of 3?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Snow just melted but the ground is still frozen , it will be a while before we can plant outside ..... like June

I have 6 new tires for planting potato's, that will make 3 more mounds. The tires gather heat so we can plant early ... maybe May. We buy our tomato's from a local greenhouse well started and if we are lucky we might get some ripe by the time it freezes. I ran out of salsa by xmas so we need a bunch more this year. Cabbage ,carrots, cucumbers, and peas grow pretty well here. I have a deer fence around my potato mounds and 12x24 garden, but will double the size this year .
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My granfather grows all kinds of tomatoes (yellow, purple, red, big, little) I cant ever remember the names. But theres about 1000 plants each year. He also grows squash, pumpkins, gords, and a few watermelons all this on my land. I help setting them, tying them up, picking, weeding, minor irrigation duties. He has stuff at his house too cucumbers, jalapenos, serranos, pablanos, okra, more squash (green and yellow), bell peppers, huge black berries....he works dusk to dawn everyday keeping up with it and running his produce shop. I dont know how he does it.
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We've already got some of our plants started inside.

Burned the leaves off the garden last weekend and if the rain holds out, I'll get it all tilled this weekend. First year was great, last year sucked, grew more weeds than veggies.

Been trying to figure out what I can till in to make the dirt a little for friendly. I started out with a load of plain top soil originally, but I'm starting to think it needs some additives. So far the only thing that's been added are leaves, but that's kind of by default.

Any ideas?

Get some compost and mix it in. Give it a month or so before you plant in case it's "too hot".
If your soil dries out too fast, compost will help it retain moisture. If it's too hard/compact like a clay, it will help it drain and break it up some.

My soil is very alkaline (pH of 7.8 or so) and is closer to a clay. Horrible soil!
I used a bunch of compost last year and some sulfur.
This year I added what was left over from the compost I bought last year then tossed in some garden soil. There's a noticeable difference in the quality of the soil and my pH, which I'm glad I checked before adding more sulfur, is 7.1-7.2. I think it's more from the compost than the sulfur.


Last year I used straw as a mulch. I had some problems with seeds starting otherwise it was a great mulch. I had no problems with anything rotting while sitting on it (such as tomatoes or cantaloupes). I forget the name, but there's a particular type of straw you can get that doesn't contain the seeds Nobody around here sells it. This year I think I'm going to try stall shavings.

The peach tree has got tons of blooms on it. I need to put a net on it to keep birds off of any ripening peaches.
The orange tree is getting ready to bloom. Last year's heat stressed it, me thinks, and it ended up dropping all of its oranges. I need to hurry up and make a decision as to whether or not I'm going to pull it out of the container and put it in the ground.
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I wonder If I could get a terrarium going with tomatoes and peppers and keep a chameleon or something in there.

I'm considering getting some lexan and building a big one for the living room. No, lexan isn't the best way to do it, but it's priced well... My biggest fear is the neighbours will call in a grow op and the police will kick in my door; or the local punks will try raiding the place and get all smashy when they find a bunch of vegetable plants.

Actually, I don't think there's any local punks out here.

Any reason it wouldn't work... I would like to have some vegetables that actually were grown in this country for a change.
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Strawberries,tomatoes,cherry tomatoes,bell pepper,long green Italian pepper,cherry bomb pepper,jalapeno pepper,sweet bananna pepper,giant sunflower,broccoli,squash,carrots. I have buttercrunch lettuce and carrots that were planted September 21st and still producing. I just pulled out Spinach and Broccoli that were also planted in September. Garden is tilled and ready to plant. I mixed in steer manure and compost,planning on planting tommorrow.
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