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Title: Gardening thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on May 20, 2015, 09:40:43 PM
This is my first real year gardening on my own where things grow like magic beans..I've always enjoyed it, but was always kinda forced to keep it moderate to barely. Next year I hope to expand it quite a bit depending on how my back holds out..

So anyway...Here are my main areas where things are taking off pretty good.
Porch. Petunias, delphinium, snapdraggons, pansies and tomatoes They all were. 49 cent bargain basement plants on their last legs from various nursuries. The tomatoe (behind the petunias) lost all its foliage during a late frost and was pretty much toast so I thought..
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/IMG_20150518_102159.jpg)

Along the back fence..

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/IMG_20150419_152105.jpg)
HA! I thought I had a more recent photo, but apparently not..everything there is now about 30Xs bigger..Roses,  impatience, petunias, tomatoes,  green beans (other side of fence), basil and further down out of sight,  watermelon and cantelope..

So anyway, I'll update this area if anyone cares later.. I hope by next year to remove a whole lot more sod to put in a proper garden to feed us and our families IF my back holds up..If not maybe just expand to another row or two..

So what are you growing this year?
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 21, 2015, 12:17:23 AM
 Flickr, Garden 2015  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/sets/72157652150590356)

It is still early in the year, but in 2 or 3 months time it will be full of flowers.

A roof garden, actually.

Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on May 21, 2015, 05:37:27 AM
I'm growing my standards: lemon grass, variety of hot chili peppers, tomatoes, thai egg plant, variety of basil, dill, cilantro, and variety of cucumbers. This lingering cold hasn't given my plants a good start.

However, this year I found a random growing plant in my lawn. It's a melon, squash, or cucumber. The first leaf is too immature to attempt an identification at this time. I'm going to grow the thing where it is now. I'm secretly hoping it's a Cabbage Patch Kid.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: SGOS on May 21, 2015, 06:40:46 AM
Not much on gardening.  I find it easier to buy things at the store.  The last few weeks, my local Walmart has been selling excellent fresh corn.  Yes Walmart.  I know, it boggles my mind too.  I live by myself, so a garden doesn't make a lot of sense.  Having said that, this year I planted two tomato plants in big pots, because I've yet to buy a good tomato at a store.  I have very poor soil where I live so flower pots seemed like a good idea.  I filled them with potting soil, compost, and steer manure.  I've never seen a tomato grow that fast.

Mostly my agricultural efforts are devoted to my lawn, but again considering my poor soil, this has been no small undertaking.  Where I've lived before, I threw down some seed and had a lawn, but I bought a new house with a crappy lawn, and I thought, "No problem.  I'll just throw down some seed and fix that."  Well, it didn't work.  The end result was that I became obsessed with having a nice lawn.  I spent money on fertilizers, lime, various sprays, and this and that, and got no where.  I finally killed it all (over an acre) tractor tilled, hand pulled, sprayed, limed, and on and on.  I was engaged in a war, and an expensive war.  After 7 years (granted I tried to grow a lawn on the cheap for the first four), I've now got a golf course as of this spring.  It's lovely, the best lawn I've had, but it's a lot of work, and my investment is now around two or three thousand dollars.  I'm thinking after this summer, I might be able to slack off a little bit for a time.

My obsession and my war on my lawn has become a bit of a love affair, and I feel like I've accomplished at least one major thing about the landscaping.  I've also planted greenery, which is doing OK.  It's an improvement, but not the end all be all it could be.  I have a friend who wants me to plant flowers, but I don't care about flowers.  I want lots of green.  I want to live in an ocean of chlorophyll.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: TomFoolery on May 21, 2015, 07:42:01 AM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/20i6mgh.jpg)
My pride and joy tomatoes, as well as my dog who is deaf and refused to move.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/6hqalx.jpg)
Flowers, because it's spring of course.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/1zyvcxc.jpg)
The useless plant collection, because every garden needs one.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: aitm on May 21, 2015, 08:53:27 AM
I do vegetables myself, and my spring garden is almost done. Corn and carrots and green beans and broccoli along with green onions, red potatoes and cauliflower. All that is left is some green beans still producing so broccoli snips and the cauliflower.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on May 21, 2015, 06:42:21 PM
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I do vegetables myself, and my spring garden is almost done. Corn and carrots and green beans and broccoli along with green onions, red potatoes and cauliflower. All that is left is some green beans still producing so broccoli snips and the cauliflower.
Sounds like next year's garden if my back holds up..
I lied. I initially claimed the plants were 30Xs bigger..Maybe 2Xs bigger..Hey, I was close!
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/IMG_20150521_105653.jpg)
Pretty little rose this morning..
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/IMG_20150521_105737.jpg)
And the pergola..Sylvia's pride and joy..it's covered with confederate jasmine..REALLY nice place to sit in the morning and evening.. There's a nice hanging swing in there..The jasmine smells really sweet when it blooms..
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/IMG_20150521_110051.jpg)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/IMG_20150521_110017.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on May 31, 2015, 01:02:32 AM
I'm trying potatoes this year too. I'd love to tell people that I pulled french fries from my yard.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on May 31, 2015, 01:07:57 AM
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Flickr, Garden 2015  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/sets/72157652150590356)

It is still early in the year, but in 2 or 3 months time it will be full of flowers.



Great photos!
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 31, 2015, 03:02:53 AM
Thank you. My other hobby is photography.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on May 31, 2015, 09:10:54 PM
I'm thinking about building a small greenhouse for next spring's plants and to keep the anuals kicking throughout winter.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on May 31, 2015, 10:04:19 PM
I'd like to do a greenhouse. But, it's like number 100 on my want to do list for my house and yard. It'd have to be after I get a few huge trees taken out.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on May 31, 2015, 11:14:09 PM
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I'd like to do a greenhouse. But, it's like number 100 on my want to do list for my house and yard. It'd have to be after I get a few huge trees taken out.
Trees and the derth of greenhouses.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on June 08, 2015, 11:05:13 AM
Not sure if this is a mutation or just something in the soil or just a seasonal thing ,but I woke up this morning to find a couple of petunias way darker than anything else in the pot. I've got hundreds of these purple petunias around the yard, but only these two that are almost black. .
So. ..evolution in the making here or is it a MIRACLE™ :pray: ?
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/IMG_20150608_102304.jpg)

I'm going to take a cutting from it to see if I can isolate it to reproduce the same color. .
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on June 08, 2015, 07:27:37 PM
I wish I knew more about horticulture to provide anything other than: "Jesus did it to show you that he's real and coming to get you!"
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on June 14, 2015, 12:47:55 PM
Pulled a few cucumbers out of the garden today... I think I also saw Satan and Jesus frolicking together around my mulch pit of doom. Nah, that's just crazy. They must have been trying to capture the vege-souls.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on June 14, 2015, 01:10:11 PM
Had my first red tomato from the garden today.  Damned. .I forgot how tangy a tomato off the vine tastes..
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on June 14, 2015, 03:09:31 PM
Well, my tomato flowers taste good too. I look forward to having actual tomaters.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on July 06, 2015, 01:05:30 PM
Tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes. ..
I just picked these today. .I really need some new recipes for using tomatoes.  We're getting overrun by the red menace. .
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/atheola/IMG_20150706_125435.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on July 06, 2015, 05:40:23 PM
Daggum. It looks like you done setup a shootin' range.

I'd look up recipes for ketchup... salsa... or other things that will last into the winter.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on July 06, 2015, 05:46:30 PM
Sadly, my tomatoes are green... and very small.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on July 20, 2015, 11:11:40 PM
I've been gobbling down tons of cucumber recently...
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on July 21, 2015, 12:16:10 AM
I've finally got new petunias growing and blooming from the seeds of the first plants I purchased back in the spring.  Soon I'll be harvesting seeds for next spring along with other varieties of plants. This year was my test season, but next year I'll have many many more plants I won't have to buy. . I need to get busy soon constructing a small greenhouse or at least a glass box for starting plants early. .I have a 3'x5' glass that was part of an exterior door,  double pane so I'm figuring either a seed box or putting a glass roof on the old wood shed to make it into a greenhouse. .
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on July 09, 2016, 02:52:46 AM
OK, don't want to open a new thread, this will do just as well.

Photos from my garden Summer 2016 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157667905492240)

A work in progress...


Enjoy.

Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: drunkenshoe on July 09, 2016, 06:21:51 AM
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OK, don't want to open a new thread, this will do just as well.

Photos from my garden Summer 2016 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157667905492240)

A work in progress...


Enjoy.


I lke it. There was a thread you used to post your pics. Did we lose it in some crash?


Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on July 09, 2016, 08:28:43 AM
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I lke it. There was a thread you used to post your pics. Did we lose it in some crash?
More than once. I think about four times in the last 11 years.




Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: drunkenshoe on July 12, 2016, 11:52:13 AM
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More than once. I think about four times in the last 11 years.

Oh...that's annoying. Well, nice garden post updates please. 
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on July 12, 2016, 12:04:57 PM
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Oh...that's annoying. Well, nice garden post updates please. 

I am adding more photos regularly. Just watch the post with the link. More added since last time.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: drunkenshoe on July 12, 2016, 12:25:53 PM
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I am adding more photos regularly. Just watch the post with the link. More added since last time.

:)

E: This is also good for me to learn the names.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on July 12, 2016, 01:22:35 PM
Here are some more  photos from previous years of my patio.


 My Garden 20009 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157666683926643)

 My Garden 20010 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157668824824292)

 My Garden 20011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157669268734445)

 My Garden 20013 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157666671736604)

 My Garden 20015 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157652150590356)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: kilodelta on August 17, 2016, 09:09:09 PM
Here's a time lapse of my basil getting unwilted. It's rather relaxing to watch.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/TZ-jIkbz7O0[/youtube]
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Marlo on October 12, 2016, 01:20:06 AM
I have always found gardening peaceful.Though I am still a bit of a novice in the area I actually enjoy gardening more at home rather than doing it outside this could be because I don’t have a good sized backyard.I recently found a blog online from rbc clean that mentioned some tips on how to properly maintain indoor plants (http://www.rbcclean.com/blog/indoor-plants/3-tips-to-keeping-up-with-periodic-plant-maintenance/) . I felt that this blog contained some good points and so I thought about sharing it here.Hope you guys find it useful. 
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on October 31, 2016, 10:07:23 AM
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I have always found gardening peaceful.Though I am still a bit of a novice in the area I actually enjoy gardening more at home rather than doing it outside this could be because I don’t have a good sized backyard.I recently found a blog online from rbc clean that mentioned some tips on how to properly maintain indoor plants (http://www.rbcclean.com/blog/indoor-plants/3-tips-to-keeping-up-with-periodic-plant-maintenance/) . I felt that this blog contained some good points and so I thought about sharing it here.Hope you guys find it useful.

I garden outdoors, but indoors too.  I grow fancy lettuce inside all Winter.  Nice additions to the daily salad.  I have a 4 shelf stand that sits by the south-facing deck door.  I think I will dig up a few bell pepper plants this year and see if I can get anything from them.  They are naturally perennials.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on April 29, 2018, 10:42:16 AM
My roof garden is shaping up for the summer.
Will plant 3 rose bushes next week.
The weather has turned cold and rainy again.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/39972258590_58689053dd_c.jpg)[/url]


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/965/39972243680_14cfd0b169_c.jpg)[/url]
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 02, 2018, 03:26:35 AM
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My roof garden is shaping up for the summer.
Will plant 3 rose bushes next week.
The weather has turned cold and rainy again.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/39972258590_58689053dd_c.jpg)[/url]


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/965/39972243680_14cfd0b169_c.jpg)[/url]

You know, for a crazed idiot Nazi, you are a are a darn good gardener...  I'll admire THAT!
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 02, 2018, 03:28:27 AM
Thanks for the compliments. :(
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 02, 2018, 03:34:49 AM
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Thanks for the compliments. :(

Youactually have a red-leaved japanese maple in a container?  I'm slightly-to-very in awe.  Whta do you do with it in Winter?  Or does is survive outside where you are?  I'm considering one.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 02, 2018, 03:51:52 AM
I have 4 acers in pots for many years.
No problem with winters, it is in a sheltered place, not much frost.
So far so good.

We do not get hard prolonged frosts here. Snow for a few days, maybe every 10 years.
I live in the South of England, and we have the gulf stream to moderate the weather.


Hobbies: Photography, gardening, computers/technology, reading, music, cooking and long walks.

I have a photo album of my patio every year. Enjoy.

 My patio 2015  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157652150590356)

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Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 02, 2018, 05:26:55 AM
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I have 4 acers in pots for many years.
No problem with winters, it is in a sheltered place, not much frost.
So far so good.

We do not get hard prolonged frosts here. Snow for a few days, maybe every 10 years.
I live in the South of England, and we have the gulf stream to moderate the weather.


Hobbies: Photography, gardening, computers/technology, reading, music, cooking and long walks.

I have a photo album of my patio every year. Enjoy.

 My patio 2015  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127471614@N07/albums/72157652150590356)

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Utterly impressive!  Those are all spectacular and great pics too.  I don't have a good collection of pics, but you can get a good idea from this one post on my cat-blog from last year...  https://marksmews.blogspot.com/2017/08/garden-tour-thursday_17.html.  Sorry I couldn't do a simple link, but paste it it and you will see lovely flowers with a lovely cat as your guide. LOL!

Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 02, 2018, 08:12:41 AM
Nice kitties. I am sure they are lots of fun, not to mention the good company.

Here is a rose I planted yesterday. Arthur Bell
The photo was taken some years back but lost it. This is a replacement.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/40040318340_cf0de07746_o.jpg)


These are all the roses I grew on my balcony over the years.   (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pr126/albums/72157630069915831)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Baruch on May 02, 2018, 01:11:42 PM
No lavender roses?  My dad loved roses, an we had a lavender rose in the backyard when I was 12.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 02, 2018, 01:30:36 PM
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No lavender roses?  My dad loved roses, an we had a lavender rose in the backyard when I was 12.
Must admit, I never saw one.  Very pretty.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 02, 2018, 04:11:53 PM
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Must admit, I never saw one.  Very pretty.

Not to overlook your great flowers in the least bit, but what kind of camera are you using.  My good digital camera  on a tripod at macro setting won't take pics like THOSE!
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 02, 2018, 11:06:25 PM
@ Cavebear

Canon 7D with a Canon 60mm macro lens which I have sold since with all the lenses and accessories.
All I have now is a Canon G7X and the Oneplus 5T cellphone. Still making good photos.
Not forgetting Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 05, 2018, 08:58:26 PM
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@ Cavebear

Canon 7D with a Canon 60mm macro lens which I have sold since with all the lenses and accessories.
All I have now is a Canon G7X and the Oneplus 5T cellphone. Still making good photos.
Not forgetting Photoshop and Lightroom.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I gave up on serious cameras when I discovered that f stops made as much sense to me as E=Mc sq.

I get good enough pics for my blogs with a Canon Powershot ELPH 1130 IS (and that was a step back from a previous camera that was harder to manage)  But it takes pretty good pictures... 

(https://i.imgur.com/Wda6NSt.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: trdsf on May 05, 2018, 11:52:14 PM
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I gave up on serious cameras when I discovered that f stops made as much sense to me as E=Mc sq.
It's really just a matter of practice.  One thing I did when I got my DSLR was to take a series of pictures of the same thing at different f-stops, so I could have in-hand (or on-screen) a visual reference that made sense.  It's one thing to be told there's an inverse relationship between the stop number and the depth the focal field, and another to actually see how it works in the same image as various bits come into and out of focus.


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I get good enough pics for my blogs with a Canon Powershot ELPH 1130 IS (and that was a step back from a previous camera that was harder to manage)  But it takes pretty good pictures...
I've had really good luck with a couple point-and-shoot digitals; my first ten years ago was a Sony Cybreshot W70 that I still use -- the only downside to it is that it's a Sony, which means proprietary everything (battery, memory chip, and adapter cable).  I picked up a Sanyo S1414 five years ago when I thought I'd lost the Sony on a bus, and that's still in use too.

Me, I prefer having my old Nikon glass—lenses and filters both—back in use; a (D)SLR is more capable than a point-and-shoot, just on the basis of exchangeable lenses, although it's overkill if all you're really after is straight imaging.  I fancy myself a wanna-be photographic artist, so I need the extra bells and whistles, and the Nikon D40 is a good gateway drug for me.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 06, 2018, 03:03:10 AM
The roof garden this morning.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/957/41922102841_c5d2f80078_c.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/981/41203671254_6a6f007102_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: trdsf on May 07, 2018, 10:40:23 AM
Speaking of gardening, my basil, shot through three different IR filters (680, 730, 850nm), reduced to B&W, and combined as RGB, basically shifting the wavelengths into the visual (680nm to blue, 730 to green, 850 to red).  Because I can't do anything normally.  :D

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/962/41036440205_898d1469bb_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/trdsf/41036440205)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 07, 2018, 10:54:00 AM
Basil:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9151301846_433032b451_z.jpg)


Herbs for cooking:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/9163589389_43ec699367_z.jpg)

Springtime:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7734/18295068412_867b582ec1_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 09, 2018, 07:12:39 AM
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Basil:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9151301846_433032b451_z.jpg)


Herbs for cooking:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/9163589389_43ec699367_z.jpg)

Springtime:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7734/18295068412_867b582ec1_z.jpg)

I can't get it to load, but check my Spring slideshow at https://marksmews.blogspot.com/2018/05/a-time-machine-garden-tour.html  PS.  Why those chess pics etc show up after seems like some targeted ads. and not anything I included...
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 10, 2018, 02:16:37 AM
I made a short video (5 minutes) of my roof garden.
It will take another month or so for all the flowers to bloom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYw0VshlCuU
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Shiranu on May 10, 2018, 02:27:22 AM
For what it's worth pr, I really enjoy your gardening stuff and think the videos and pictures are absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 12, 2018, 04:09:22 AM
Weekend, relaxing on the patio.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/972/42009435862_40fde71d1e_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 12, 2018, 04:39:11 AM
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Weekend, relaxing on the patio.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/972/42009435862_40fde71d1e_z.jpg)

You have some of the best containers plants!  Very nice.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Munch on May 12, 2018, 05:41:18 AM
It's really cool pr. Makes me think of my aunt's garden, she lives on a boat in a small canal off the themes, no real land around to plant stuff, so she turned roof of a storage barge my uncle brought next to their houseboat into a garden

Kind of like this.

(https://mominthegarden.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/houseboat-garden-along-seine.jpg?w=720)

Never underestimate what potted plants can do for small spaces
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 12, 2018, 05:58:56 AM
I have made a slideshow of the photos taken from my patio in the Summer of 2016.

Enjoy the colors. Hope you like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVGHQPAXZSw
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Baruch on May 12, 2018, 07:33:10 AM
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For what it's worth pr, I really enjoy your gardening stuff and think the videos and pictures are absolutely beautiful.

Maybe you should be studying botany?
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Munch on May 12, 2018, 09:04:54 AM
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Maybe you should be studying botany?

there is only one true botanist out there who shall rise to the occasion!

(http://imagesyoulike.com/images/00000/32x24/12724.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Baruch on May 12, 2018, 12:24:34 PM
Nymphs and dryads ... they tend to be shy around horny demi-gods.  And in the case of Artemis ... deadly as well.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 13, 2018, 06:07:08 AM
Basil has grown from seed, week 2.

Taken with the Oneplus 5T + macro lens attachment.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/977/41176600425_e610b7bbbe_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: SGOS on May 13, 2018, 06:16:47 AM
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Nymphs and dryads ... they tend to be shy around horny demi-gods.  And in the case of Artemis ... deadly as well.
I worked with a guy who named his dog Artemis.  I thought it was just a made up pet name, a combination of the short form of Arthur and some foo fah gibberish one would bestow on an object of affection, like snooky wukums.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Munch on May 13, 2018, 06:17:18 AM
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Nymphs and dryads ... they tend to be shy around horny demi-gods.  And in the case of Artemis ... deadly as well.

You should read more comic books dude
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Baruch on May 13, 2018, 07:13:06 AM
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I worked with a guy who named his dog Artemis.  I thought it was just a made up pet name, a combination of the short form of Arthur and some foo fah gibberish one would bestow on an object of affection, like snooky wukums.

No, maybe Wild Wild West ;-)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 17, 2018, 12:23:11 AM
I had visitors in my patio for a while, just enough time to raise a family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQN7i1CxrS8
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 17, 2018, 01:03:25 AM
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there is only one true botanist out there who shall rise to the occasion!

(http://imagesyoulike.com/images/00000/32x24/12724.jpg)

Where can I get some seeds for that one?  My catalogs seem to lack it...
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 17, 2018, 01:05:24 AM
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I had visitors in my patio for a while, just enough time to raise a family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQN7i1CxrS8

I'm not familiar with that bird.  It looks "goldfinchish".
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 17, 2018, 01:12:55 AM
In the UK it is called Bluetit. (https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/blue-tit)

Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 17, 2018, 01:39:59 AM
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In the UK it is called Bluetit. (https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/blue-tit)

And has green feathers.  Leave it to the Brits, LOL!  But OK.  It is a very pretty bird.  And it seems that it likes what we here in the US call "Bluebird Boxes".  I wonder if they are related.?  They look rather similar.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Munch on May 17, 2018, 04:28:40 AM
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And has green feathers.  Leave it to the Brits, LOL!  But OK.  It is a very pretty bird.  And it seems that it likes what we here in the US call "Bluebird Boxes".  I wonder if they are related.?  They look rather similar.

Actually its not called blue tit due to its breast color but due to the blue feathers on it, and the species being a Latin translation of the word Parus, or full name Parus caeruleus, and since their are other types of species in this group called tit in translation, its just easier to identify.

Also the word tit being associated with breasts is a recent thing thought up in the 1920s, while the word tit being associated with this type of birds been around since the 1500s
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 17, 2018, 05:36:35 AM
One end of the patio:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/961/42166555211_72b6059f32_c.jpg)

Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: SGOS on May 17, 2018, 08:20:24 AM
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I had visitors in my patio for a while, just enough time to raise a family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQN7i1CxrS8
My humming birds have mysteriously disappeared.  Once they get started at my feeder, they keep coming back all day long feeding on it, guarding it, and chasing the more timid away.  They do this every day until they leave in the fall.  I haven't seen them in two weeks.  Does anyone have any ideas?
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 19, 2018, 02:01:36 AM
120o Panorama shot.  Taken with a cellphone.
Click the top bar to see the original size, click the plus sign on your cursor to magnify it, then scroll the bottom grey bar to pan left or right.


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/961/27332934017_69756d5d0b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 19, 2018, 02:26:54 AM
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Actually its not called blue tit due to its breast color but due to the blue feathers on it, and the species being a Latin translation of the word Parus, or full name Parus caeruleus, and since their are other types of species in this group called tit in translation, its just easier to identify.

Also the word tit being associated with breasts is a recent thing thought up in the 1920s, while the word tit being associated with this type of birds been around since the 1500s

Yeah, "tit" in the breast sense is merely an evasion of "teat".  The English Victorians were really dedicated to "cleaning up" the language.  LOL!

I remember my maternal grandmother being very firm that children were not "kids" because "kids" were the offspring of animals, women had "bosoms" rather than breasts, humans had "limbs" rather than legs and arms, etc.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 21, 2018, 01:33:35 PM
One of the rose bush I bought 2 weeks ago.
Camera: Oneplus 5T

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/974/42213199182_afdeb27dfc_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Mike Cl on May 21, 2018, 03:08:11 PM
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I worked with a guy who named his dog Artemis.  I thought it was just a made up pet name, a combination of the short form of Arthur and some foo fah gibberish one would bestow on an object of affection, like snooky wukums.
I thought he was the partner to James West, in Wild Wild West.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: SGOS on May 21, 2018, 04:31:08 PM
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I thought he was the partner to James West, in Wild Wild West.
Yeah, that sounds familiar. 
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Baruch on May 21, 2018, 06:53:41 PM
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I thought he was the partner to James West, in Wild Wild West.

Artemis = Diana ... goddess of chastity and the hunt
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Baruch on May 21, 2018, 06:54:42 PM
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Yeah, that sounds familiar.

The character is Artemus Gordon ... Artemis would have been too fay.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 22, 2018, 04:41:32 AM
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One of the rose bush I bought 2 weeks ago.
Camera: Oneplus 5T

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/974/42213199182_afdeb27dfc_c.jpg)

Absolutely lovely rose!
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on May 26, 2018, 02:18:45 AM
Basil growing from seed. 3 weeks old.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/42291703242_865ee7ec52_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: fencerider on May 28, 2018, 02:28:22 PM
pr126 would have loved associating with my great grand father. He built a house in Pasadena CA around 1910. planted 2 orange trees, 2 lemon trees, 2 avocado trees ( green all the way to the center when ripe) a grape arbor and various small plants in the back. Last time I saw the house before it was sold in probate in 1989 the avocado trees were already about 45-50ft tall. the grape arbor was a tunnel behind the garage 6ft tall 5ft wide and around 16ft long.

When my grandpa took over he put a 12x20ft temp controlled green house behind the kitchen door with a big green drum composter next to it.

They were both crazy about plants. I would love to have space to do half of what they did, but havent got to so far. I think you got a good head start pr126
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 29, 2018, 01:46:15 AM
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pr126 would have loved associating with my great grand father. He built a house in Pasadena CA around 1910. planted 2 orange trees, 2 lemon trees, 2 avocado trees ( green all the way to the center when ripe) a grape arbor and various small plants in the back. Last time I saw the house before it was sold in probate in 1989 the avocado trees were already about 45-50ft tall. the grape arbor was a tunnel behind the garage 6ft tall 5ft wide and around 16ft long.

When my grandpa took over he put a 12x20ft temp controlled green house behind the kitchen door with a big green drum composter next to it.

They were both crazy about plants. I would love to have space to do half of what they did, but havent got to so far. I think you got a good head start pr126

Just a mention to say that drum composters have to be well built with metal gears.  I bought one all plastic  and the gears broke in 5 years.  And it never composted well anyway.  To compost, you really need a 4'x4' solid bin turned every couple weeks.  Decades ago, I had one, and it steamed in Winter. And now I have one again and it is heating up. 
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: SGOS on May 29, 2018, 07:33:39 AM
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Just a mention to say that drum composters have to be well built with metal gears.  I bought one all plastic  and the gears broke in 5 years.  And it never composted well anyway.  To compost, you really need a 4'x4' solid bin turned every couple weeks. 
I've wondered about those drum composters.  It seems like a good idea in theory, and there is no way I'm going to turn my compost pile every couple of weeks.  But how bad do I need compost?  I have a mountain composting just off my lawn.  I empty several bags of grass clippings onto it twice a week, and then spread three or four shovels of sawmill waste over it.  It composts in a year or two.  I throw leaves on it in the fall, but then I get a layer of rotten leaves, because I don't turn the pile.  The leaves compost eventually, but the sawmill waste seems to work better, because it's spread out through the pile evenly.  But that mountain of debris doesn't yield an equal mountain of compost, which I don't need.  I don't really know why I'm doing it.  I guess I just need a place to dump yard wastes, so I call it my compost pile, and everyone thinks I'm so organic.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on May 29, 2018, 07:51:20 AM
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I've wondered about those drum composters.  It seems like a good idea in theory, and there is no way I'm going to turn my compost pile every couple of weeks.  But how bad do I need compost?  I have a mountain composting just off my lawn.  I empty several bags of grass clippings onto it twice a week, and then spread three or four shovels of sawmill waste over it.  It composts in a year or two.  I throw leaves on it in the fall, but then I get a layer of rotten leaves, because I don't turn the pile.  The leaves compost eventually, but the sawmill waste seems to work better, because it's spread out through the pile evenly.  But that mountain of debris doesn't yield an equal mountain of compost, which I don't need.  I don't really know why I'm doing it.  I guess I just need a place to dump yard wastes, so I call it my compost pile, and everyone thinks I'm so organic.

Well, turning a compost pile helps, but there is also tool that makes it easier.  And I can't find a picture of it anywhere.  It's a shaft with 2 levers at the bottom.  They hinge up to the shaft when you push it into the compost and open up as you pull it out.   The mixes the pile eventually.

Put as nature doesn't require turning compost, neither do you.  Just start a new pile each year and the old one WILL break down eventually on it's own. 

I've used slow passive composting myself before.  I used to get free shredded mulch from the County and heap it in piles for a couple years until I had wonderfully rich compost.  But now I just buy a trailerload of Leaf-Gro direct and use my own compost to supplement it.   I don't have enough wasteland of plant material myself. 
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 02, 2018, 01:21:29 AM
Honeysuckle
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Pots of color
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Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 05, 2018, 04:22:37 AM
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Honeysuckle
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/41785056724_4e11a8e7c5_z.jpg)[

Pots of color
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1745/42507510191_d5001f4482_z.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/965/41420357705_ddefb9b4a2_z.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/944/28085137528_607c8bf207_z.jpg)

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Those pots are pretty awesime.  Not honeysuckle is a weed here.  I keep cutting it down at ground level around my garden enclosure.  But I DO know how to pluck the flowers and taste the sweet nectar before I kill them.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 05, 2018, 04:50:50 AM
Here in the UK honeysuckle is not a weed.
We grow it for coverage, scent and for the bees.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 05, 2018, 05:03:28 AM
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Here in the UK honeysuckle is not a weed.
We grow it for coverage, scent and for the bees.

If I could make a wish to simply eliminate some plants from my yard, it would be poison ivy, blackberries, mock strawberry, and honeysuckle...
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 05, 2018, 05:17:03 AM
Well, I grow it in a pot on my balcony, it won’t take over.
I’ll trim it down in the spring.
How big is your yard?
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 05, 2018, 06:29:03 AM
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Well, I grow it in a pot on my balcony, it won’t take over.
I’ll trim it down in the spring.
How big is your yard?

1/2 acre.  But it is surrounded by mature trees in the neighbors' yards east, south and west.  My bad luck it isn't north which wouldn't matter.  I get less sunlight that I need for a really good garden.  It is VERY frustrating. 
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 05, 2018, 08:50:05 AM
Yes, it is.  Those trees are sucking out all the nutrients from the soil.

Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 05, 2018, 11:12:42 AM
I can deal with the soil.  Its the shade.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 05, 2018, 10:40:41 PM
There are plenty of nice plants, flowers that prefer shade or partial sunlight.

 The best shade-loving plants  (https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/the-best-shade-loving-plants/)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 08, 2018, 03:46:16 AM
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There are plenty of nice plants, flowers that prefer shade or partial sunlight.

 The best shade-loving plants  (https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/the-best-shade-loving-plants/)

Its my veggies not the flowers.  I love and have many hostas, Japanese painted ferns, columbines, and Lily of The Valley.  Growing my heirloom tomatoes and bicolor corn is the hard part.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 08, 2018, 04:37:37 AM
Do you have any part of the garden where there is some partial sun?
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 08, 2018, 05:15:08 AM
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Do you have any part of the garden where there is some partial sun?

I should point out that I have been an organic gardener for 45 years and have a lot of experience.  I appreciate your questions, but I probably have more experience gardening than anyone here.  No offense, I just don't want you to waste your time advising me of things I know all too well.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: fencerider on June 09, 2018, 11:55:43 PM
hmmm the humor bug has struck me.

I guess you got 3 choices:

1. cut down the trees and tell yur neighbor the wind blew them over
2. get some big mirrors to hang up and catch the sun
3. waste money on some grow lights

pure wishful thinking ;-)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 11, 2018, 04:01:38 AM
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hmmm the humor bug has struck me.

I guess you got 3 choices:

1. cut down the trees and tell yur neighbor the wind blew them over
2. get some big mirrors to hang up and catch the sun
3. waste money on some grow lights

pure wishful thinking ;-)

Highly reflective mylar-covered plywood behind my plants to reflect the sunlight they didn't grab the first time.  And I did consider mirrors.  You have NO idea what some gardeners will resort to, LOL!

And when I looked it up on the internet, the least detectable way of killing trees was salting them. 
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 13, 2018, 10:26:19 AM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/42725859842_616b6b2fb4_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 13, 2018, 11:38:24 PM
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(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/42725859842_616b6b2fb4_c.jpg)

Daylilies are beautiful. I have almost a 100 blooms about to go.  Everything from yellow to maroon.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 14, 2018, 03:45:57 AM
@ Cavebear

Any photos of your garden?
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 16, 2018, 04:51:31 AM
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@ Cavebear

Any photos of your garden?

Here are some...

(https://i.imgur.com/2rRVmiy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3WwRVJx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3TGXhTK.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/KzcWU75.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KnGieYb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Cexbwcm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0bmqr4K.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9bsMj95.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aCQ9F0E.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Wda6NSt.jpg)

That took an interesting hour!
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 16, 2018, 05:32:35 AM
Well done. Springtime.
You have got the cat as well. Looks like Iza. 


Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 16, 2018, 05:48:02 AM
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Well done. Springtime.
You have got the cat as well. Looks like Iza.

Glad you enjoyed the flower pics.  I had to re-learn Imgur for uploading to a message board specifically.  Thank you, and well done on identifying IZA by the way.  Even some of our cat-blogging friends get Ayla and Iza confused.  She sends you purrs for that...
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 16, 2018, 05:56:29 AM
Well, Iza is a different breed, tends to get fatter while Ayla is slimmer, with a narrow head,  a siamese cat?
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 16, 2018, 06:47:03 AM
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Well, Iza is a different breed, tends to get fatter while Ayla is slimmer, with a narrow head,  a siamese cat?

Wow!  Have I been over-explaining about Iza and Ayla here or have you been visiting my blog?  Or do you just know about Tonkinese cats?  Any is OK, and I do love new visitors to my blog.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 16, 2018, 06:53:31 AM
I have visited your blog. Very nice.
I also know a little about cat breeds. And dogs too.


Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 16, 2018, 07:26:31 AM
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I have visited your blog. Very nice.
I also know a little about cat breeds. And dogs too.

Well, thank you for visiting and liking my cat blog.  Did you also follow the link to my personal blog (not required in any way, just curious)?  Not many people know about Tonkinese cats .  Iza is a Tonkinese and indeed, pretty "hefty".  She follows me around constantly.  Talks like a Siamese but way bigger.  Where did you you learn about cats?
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 16, 2018, 08:37:01 AM
Only followed the cat blog, I missed the link to yours but shall explore later.
I learned about cats & dogs from personal experience, I do like them.
I have been around a long time and visited a few countries.
So I came across quite a few in my time.

I never kept pets as I was moving around a lot, besides in cities is difficult to have pets.

This is Solo, not my dog, but I am walking him every morning for an old lady (95) who is housebound.
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/897/28597279118_f774d5d6b7_z.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 16, 2018, 09:26:01 AM
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Only followed the cat blog, I missed the link to yours but shall explore later.
I learned about cats & dogs from personal experience, I do like them.
I have been around a long time and visited a few countries.
So I came across quite a few in my time.

I never kept pets as I was moving around a lot, besides in cities is difficult to have pets.

This is Solo, not my dog, but I am walking him every morning for an old lady (95) who is housebound.
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/897/28597279118_f774d5d6b7_z.jpg)

You constantly amaze me!  There are more sides to you than a dodecahedron...
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 16, 2018, 09:48:10 AM
Thank you.

Shame about my intolerable political views. Can't help it. :0)

Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 16, 2018, 10:15:17 AM
Homegrown vegetables, herbs, salads & potatoes on a first-floor balcony (the year 2009)
Installed a self-watering system on a timer.
The green tomatoes made a few jars of chutney.


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Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 16, 2018, 12:57:14 PM
Flat leaf parsley for cooking.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1751/42837404381_d900c0f9e2_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Munch on June 17, 2018, 09:56:48 PM
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Only followed the cat blog, I missed the link to yours but shall explore later.
I learned about cats & dogs from personal experience, I do like them.
I have been around a long time and visited a few countries.
So I came across quite a few in my time.

I never kept pets as I was moving around a lot, besides in cities is difficult to have pets.

This is Solo, not my dog, but I am walking him every morning for an old lady (95) who is housebound.
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/897/28597279118_f774d5d6b7_z.jpg)

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/5c1180ec8364bd655336163e70c9fd58/tenor.gif)

also those peppers look so nice.

The bamboo fencing or cover, I've noticed a neighbor with something similar for their garden, seems to becoming popular,
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 18, 2018, 02:24:20 PM
April

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42882104491_932e18d084_c.jpg)

June

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Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 19, 2018, 10:59:07 PM
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April

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/42882104491_932e18d084_c.jpg)

June

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/29010076548_fbb322d24c_c.jpg)

Outstanding garden, PR!  My spinach didn't grow worth a darn this year.  I thought they would like the sifted compost. but I probably should have mixed it in before planting.  Fixing that with new plantings soon.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 20, 2018, 02:15:54 AM
I love spinach. But I buy them frozen. Cheaper and less work.
In fact, most of the vegetables I buy are frozen. Microwaved, the lazy option.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 20, 2018, 02:30:46 AM
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I love spinach. But I buy them frozen. Cheaper and less work.
In fact, most of the vegetables I buy are frozen. Microwaved, the lazy option.

I like most of my veggies raw or (as a Chinese chef once told me) "cooked just til crisp".  You can't do that with frozen ones.  It may be a reaction to my Mom's cooking.  She never met a veggie that couldn't be boiled into submission...  When I went off to college and discovered lightly steamed veggies, it was the 2nd best day of my life!
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: pr126 on June 20, 2018, 02:33:27 AM
Veggies Cooked to death! LOL.

I am off to walk Solo for an hour.
Title: Re: Gardening thread
Post by: Cavebear on June 20, 2018, 02:43:37 AM
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Veggies Cooked to death! LOL.

I am off to walk Solo for an hour.

My mother's mother taught her that any veggie should be "mushable" with sauce!  When they visited me, Dad always asked for crisp stir-fries. 

Happy walking...