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Title: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on May 02, 2011, 10:43:20 AM
What is everyone planting this year?  I'm going to put in two roma tomato plants and a bunch of herbs (basil and cilantro mostly).  I'm also giving myself the option of planting one chile plant and one green pepper plant but haven't committed.  Anyone have a good recommendo for a versatile chile to plant that isn't a jalapeno, habanero or serrano?  
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Chingon on May 02, 2011, 10:46:18 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8e/Chile_pequin_fruit_and_flower_closeup.jpg/400px-Chile_pequin_fruit_and_flower_closeup.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on May 02, 2011, 10:48:15 AM
(http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2007/22016-5._CHILE-PEQUIN.jpg)

what is?
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: michigancat on May 02, 2011, 10:48:38 AM
actually went to the home depot and picked up some seeds yesterday.

To start, planting carrots, kale, swiss chard, lettuce, and broccoli.

Will probably do some squash, cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes when it warms up.
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Chingon on May 02, 2011, 10:48:52 AM
chile pequin
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Chingon on May 02, 2011, 10:50:13 AM
btw this topic is def not a white thing, non-white midwesterners love talking about gardening as well
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on May 02, 2011, 10:51:12 AM
btw this topic is def not a white thing, non-white midwesterners love talking about gardening as well

changed
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on May 02, 2011, 10:51:23 AM
Peppers potatoes peas and tomatoes
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on May 02, 2011, 10:51:34 AM
chile pequin

describe it's flavor/heat
Title: Re: sd white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 02, 2011, 10:53:45 AM
Doing some tomatoes, bell peps, sweet cherry tomatoes, and some pole beans this year.

Also have chives and basil.  

Thought long and hard about planting cilantro but had many people tell me that if you don't pick it at the right time, it gets really bitter.  So, no cilantro.

Thinking about some lettuce and parsley though.  Haven't decided yet on these.

Have also thought about sweet potatoes.  If I pull the trigger on these, it will be in the city's utility easement behind my fence.  There is nothing else back there, and I know for a 100% fact that everything in the easement is at least 5' down(we live on a hill and I saw them install it all).

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Benja on May 02, 2011, 10:56:03 AM
we tried to plant potatoes over the winter, they came out sorta weird. now i'm kind of beginning to doubt my gardening skills.

Is this the time of year to plant herbs and peppers and such?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Chingon on May 02, 2011, 10:56:08 AM
chile pequin

describe it's flavor/heat
very hot, crisp and fresh
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Benja on May 02, 2011, 11:08:18 AM
strawberries are a lot of rough ridin' work.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: KITNfury on May 02, 2011, 11:24:20 AM
Will ask Carlos and Joe what is going in my all organic garden this year and report back. I assume it mainly consists of plants that promote a great figure.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: felix rex on May 02, 2011, 11:27:20 AM
tomatoes, mint, parsley, and basil.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: jtksu on May 02, 2011, 12:20:34 PM
Mint is great for gardens.  Really nice aroma for the entire yard.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on May 02, 2011, 12:22:27 PM
i hate mint
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: _33 on May 02, 2011, 12:34:43 PM
plant some onions.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: felix rex on May 02, 2011, 12:44:52 PM
my wife makes a salad with mint, parsley and strawberries (<--from the store). I do not eat this salad.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 02, 2011, 12:51:26 PM
Mint is great for gardens.  Really nice aroma for the entire yard.

I hope so, as it will crowd out and spread all over the entire yard if not contained right.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kougar24 on May 02, 2011, 01:22:32 PM
i don't know what we're planting yet, but i built a terraced rock wall around the landscaping in my front yard this weekend and felt pretty elite about it. :gocho:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on May 02, 2011, 01:42:00 PM
that sounds like  a pretty bad ass terraced rock wall around the landscaping in your front yard
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: KITNfury on May 02, 2011, 02:03:27 PM
that sounds like  a pretty bad ass terraced rock wall around the landscaping in your front yard
Can't the terraced rock be considered part of "the landscaping"?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on May 02, 2011, 03:03:26 PM
that sounds like  a pretty bad ass terraced rock wall around the landscaping in your front yard
Can't the terraced rock be considered part of "the landscaping"?

i'll defer to the experts on that one KITNfury, i'm certainly not an expert.  sorry but i don't have all the answers. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 02, 2011, 03:41:55 PM
love landscaping. I don't think I could do gardening veggies, etc. though not sure my thumb is green enough.
whats the easiest stuff to start out w/
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 02, 2011, 03:42:32 PM
love landscaping. I don't think I could do gardening veggies, etc. though not sure my thumb is green enough.
whats the easiest stuff to start out w/

Basil

Can't kill it.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Brock Landers on May 02, 2011, 04:00:24 PM
i hate mint


Very disappointed, was waiting for an anti-cilantro retort.  Even if I do love cilantro.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: felix rex on May 02, 2011, 04:05:30 PM
love landscaping. I don't think I could do gardening veggies, etc. though not sure my thumb is green enough.
whats the easiest stuff to start out w/

Basil

Can't kill it.



I killed mine.  :frown:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: michigancat on May 02, 2011, 04:07:17 PM
fresh basil is really good to cook with, too.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 02, 2011, 04:16:30 PM
love landscaping. I don't think I could do gardening veggies, etc. though not sure my thumb is green enough.
whats the easiest stuff to start out w/

Basil

Can't kill it.



I killed mine.  :frown:

 :surprised:

Try Chives, then.  I grown mine in a pot that I leave out all year round(including winter) and it comes back every spring, which is pretty unheard of for other plants.

If you can't grow chives, then you should either hire a gardener and give them only generalized ideas of what you want and just roll with what they give you, or you should give up.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: felix rex on May 02, 2011, 04:21:22 PM
I think my basil died from the cold snap a few weeks ago. The parsley and mint and tomato plants that were right next to it are fine. I just assumed basil was a fp, tc, etc.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kougar24 on May 02, 2011, 04:23:31 PM
that sounds like  a pretty bad ass terraced rock wall around the landscaping in your front yard

(http://www.otib.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/default/bored.gif)   don't be trigger-happy.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: _33 on May 02, 2011, 04:30:22 PM
Are green onions just baby onions?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: stunted on May 02, 2011, 04:39:34 PM
I don't like worms.  Do you guys encounter many worms?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: gato montes on May 02, 2011, 04:55:37 PM
Try pepperoncini peppers.

Yes the rock is part of the landscaping.

No green onions are not just baby onions.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 02, 2011, 05:06:39 PM
green onions are my fav onions.

Vadallia are a very close second.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 02, 2011, 05:08:13 PM
Seems like a gigantic pain in the ass vs driving to the store and buying said items.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kitten_mittons on May 02, 2011, 06:36:41 PM
In the garden:
Tomatoes
Sweet Onions
Jalapenos
Potatoes
Sweet Corn
Spinach
Lettuce
Carrots
Green Beans
Peas
(probably forgetting something)

In the yard
Almond Tree
Peach Trees
Cherry Tree
Apple Trees
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on May 02, 2011, 06:48:15 PM
Seems like a gigantic pain in the ass vs driving to the store and buying said items.

that's why I don't plant chiles they have at your local hyvee/dillons/bakers.  also, basil and tomatoes are much better fresh.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: michigancat on May 02, 2011, 07:03:08 PM
Seems like a gigantic pain in the ass vs driving to the store and buying said items.

It's really not, especially for something like tomatoes. I mean seriously you just plant the tomatoes and then pick them when they turn red.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 02, 2011, 07:05:19 PM
Seems like a gigantic pain in the ass vs driving to the store and buying said items.

It's really not, especially for something like tomatoes. I mean seriously you just plant the tomatoes and then pick them when they turn red.
even with that weather you get in michigan?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: I_have_purplewood on May 02, 2011, 07:35:09 PM
Mint is great for gardens.  Really nice aroma for the entire yard.

I hope so, as it will crowd out and spread all over the entire yard if not contained right.

Mint can be invasive as hell.  Have some chocolate mint that can't be killed :shakesfist: (ftp://:shakesfist:).  I do like pulling every year though because of the aroma.  :love: (ftp://:love:)

Went to the farmers market over the weekend and picked up some Basil, Sage and Parsley.  Can't do any veggies because I can't kill the bunnies (that will eat them) that are roaming around my house.  Refuse to build a fence or some type of dumb looking bunny barricade.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on May 02, 2011, 08:23:43 PM
my rabbit is free to eat all he wants.  we usually have about 5 half eaten tomatoes on the vine at any one time.  have at it little fella.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 02, 2011, 09:24:23 PM
go to the store and make a list of the most expensive vegetables that you eat, plus the ones they don't have.  then plant everything on the list.


lol, at these midwesterners complaining about mint being invasive.  what do you people drink, one mojito a year?   :lol:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 03, 2011, 07:31:37 AM
my rabbit is free to eat all he wants.  we usually have about 5 half eaten tomatoes on the vine at any one time.  have at it little fella.

Given your almond story, it is obviously the hungry squirrel. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on May 03, 2011, 12:56:27 PM
I have Bannan peppers, jalapenos, cayan sp? and another kind of pepper I can't think of right now.  Also sweet corn, squash, zuccini, watermelon, cantalope, pumpkins, cucumbers, potatos, tomatos 2 cherry 2 bigger tomatos,  Bush beans, carrots, lettus.  some strawberries, asparagus, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, winter onions, rubarb. 

I don't care for rubarb but I cut it and take it to the cafe I eat at regularly and give it to the cook who makes great pies (I don't eat them but I've heard) She usually gives me a couple free meals for the produce also give her the asparagus for a soup she makes, more free meals.

Also just planted 3 new apple trees.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 03, 2011, 12:59:46 PM
Also just planted 3 new apple trees.

what kinds?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on May 03, 2011, 01:13:16 PM
Also just planted 3 new apple trees.

what kinds?
Fuji, Gala, and Honey Crisp
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 03, 2011, 01:20:28 PM
Also just planted 3 new apple trees.

what kinds?
Fuji, Gala, and Honey Crisp
apple trees seem like the biggest pain in the ass of all the aforementioned
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 03, 2011, 01:26:33 PM
Fuji, Gala, and Honey Crisp

what rootstock?  you should plant a lot more, but not just dessert apple varieties.  i heard somewhere that in decent apple country you can expect about 5 tons of apples/acre in a good year.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 03, 2011, 01:36:15 PM
Fuji, Gala, and Honey Crisp

what rootstock?  you should plant a lot more, but not just dessert apple varieties.  i heard somewhere that in decent apple country you can expect about 5 tons of apples/acre in a good year.

probably was from a michigancat post or pm.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 03, 2011, 01:43:44 PM
probably was from a michigancat post or pm.

heh.  man, oh man, that would be elite.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on May 03, 2011, 01:45:46 PM
Fuji, Gala, and Honey Crisp

what rootstock?  you should plant a lot more, but not just dessert apple varieties.  i heard somewhere that in decent apple country you can expect about 5 tons of apples/acre in a good year.
  I would have to look at the rootstock paper work.  I really don't have room for many more and I only like desser apple varieties so no need to plant others.  I realize these 3 are pretty similar but I like them.  I don't expect to get any thing from these trees for at least 3 years they were bareroot and not very big.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Skipper44 on May 03, 2011, 02:08:28 PM

In the yard
Almond Tree


Would like to know more about the Almond tree.  Are you in ks?  When/how many nuts does it produce?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 03, 2011, 02:44:33 PM
Fuji, Gala, and Honey Crisp

what rootstock?  you should plant a lot more, but not just dessert apple varieties.  i heard somewhere that in decent apple country you can expect about 5 tons of apples/acre in a good year.
  I would have to look at the rootstock paper work.  I really don't have room for many more and I only like desser apple varieties so no need to plant others.  I realize these 3 are pretty similar but I like them.  I don't expect to get any thing from these trees for at least 3 years they were bareroot and not very big.

yeah, i prolly would have gone w. the honeycrisp plus some more exotic varities.  seems like fuji & gala are pretty common grocerystore apples (no offense).  plus definitely some baking apples and cider apples.  i mean, come on.

do these varieties do well in kansas?  are you in kansas?  the honeycrisp, at least, is a northerner and kansas seems like pretty poor apple country (no offense).

are these dwarfs?  seems like the dwarfs would be easy to pick, but aesthetically, they just don't hit the spot, you know.  i mean who wants to pick an apple from their apple bush, if you know what i mean.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kitten_mittons on May 03, 2011, 07:26:50 PM

In the yard
Almond Tree


Would like to know more about the Almond tree.  Are you in ks?  When/how many nuts does it produce?

Yes, I'm in Kansas, this is the tree's 3rd season, so this is the year it is supposed to start producing delicious almonds.  (Really hope some come out honey-roasted, but I heard you have to have the right kind of bees to make them?)  Between 5-10 years of age it is supposed to be at maximum production, and if all goes well supposedly 20 bushels/year.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Poster formerly known as jthutch on May 04, 2011, 09:03:47 AM
Fuji, Gala, and Honey Crisp

what rootstock?  you should plant a lot more, but not just dessert apple varieties.  i heard somewhere that in decent apple country you can expect about 5 tons of apples/acre in a good year.
  I would have to look at the rootstock paper work.  I really don't have room for many more and I only like desser apple varieties so no need to plant others.  I realize these 3 are pretty similar but I like them.  I don't expect to get any thing from these trees for at least 3 years they were bareroot and not very big.

yeah, i prolly would have gone w. the honeycrisp plus some more exotic varities.  seems like fuji & gala are pretty common grocerystore apples (no offense).  plus definitely some baking apples and cider apples.  i mean, come on.

do these varieties do well in kansas?  are you in kansas?  the honeycrisp, at least, is a northerner and kansas seems like pretty poor apple country (no offense).

are these dwarfs?  seems like the dwarfs would be easy to pick, but aesthetically, they just don't hit the spot, you know.  i mean who wants to pick an apple from their apple bush, if you know what i mean.
  I think I will add another one or two next year what do you suggeset?  My parents apple tress produces many bushle every year of apples (red delicious).  If you have a good pie apple that might work in Ks I might think about it.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 04, 2011, 09:42:02 AM
I have my tomato plants in planters right below my back deck.  In the morning, when I clean out my french press, I dump my grounds right on top of them.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ew2x4 on May 04, 2011, 11:57:06 AM
What is everyone planting this year?  I'm going to put in two roma tomato plants and a bunch of herbs (basil and cilantro mostly).  I'm also giving myself the option of planting one chile plant and one green pepper plant but haven't committed.  Anyone have a good recommendo for a versatile chile to plant that isn't a jalapeno, habanero or serrano? 

Gardening seems like a little too much physical labor for you.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on May 04, 2011, 11:58:13 AM
What is everyone planting this year?  I'm going to put in two roma tomato plants and a bunch of herbs (basil and cilantro mostly).  I'm also giving myself the option of planting one chile plant and one green pepper plant but haven't committed.  Anyone have a good recommendo for a versatile chile to plant that isn't a jalapeno, habanero or serrano? 

Gardening seems like a little too much physical labor for you.

it's pretty easy.  my sprinklers hit the place where I put the stuff so I'm not watering or anything. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 04, 2011, 01:04:45 PM
If you have a good pie apple that might work in Ks I might think about it.

you should try this one, if you can find it anywhere.

http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/calville-blanc-dhiver


if not, maybe a stayman's winesap?  seems like it'd be kinda good and it was developed in kansas.

http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/staymans-winesap

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 16, 2013, 08:49:04 AM
So ben ji's little brother works at a greenhouse and pretty much has free range to take any plant he wants to see how they will do in an actual garden.

Over the past month he has probably brought over $500 worth of plants to my house including some fancy tropical ones like a hibiscus tree, cape honeysuckle and a sago palm. These have all been potted and will have to be kept in the garage during the winter.

He also brought a ton of perrienials(sp), finished the front garden last week and just planted some along my shed in the backyard.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 16, 2013, 08:59:04 AM
So ben ji's little brother works at a greenhouse and pretty much has free range to take any plant he wants to see how they will do in an actual garden.

Over the past month he has probably brought over $500 worth of plants to my house including some fancy tropical ones like a hibiscus tree, cape honeysuckle and a sago palm. These have all been potted and will have to be kept in the garage during the winter.

He also brought a ton of perennials, finished the front garden last week and just planted some along my shed in the backyard.

go kill the sago immediately.  don't take any chances.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 16, 2013, 09:00:49 AM
So ben ji's little brother works at a greenhouse and pretty much has free range to take any plant he wants to see how they will do in an actual garden.

Over the past month he has probably brought over $500 worth of plants to my house including some fancy tropical ones like a hibiscus tree, cape honeysuckle and a sago palm. These have all been potted and will have to be kept in the garage during the winter.

He also brought a ton of perennials, finished the front garden last week and just planted some along my shed in the backyard.

go kill the sago immediately.  don't take any chances.

Take any chances?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on May 16, 2013, 09:06:45 AM
The seeds of the sago palm are highly poisonous
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 16, 2013, 09:20:04 AM
The seeds of the sago palm are highly poisonous

Gotcha, read about that and keep it in the front yard so lady doesnt get into it.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 16, 2013, 09:22:24 AM
Take any chances?

that it might live.  they're evil plants.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 16, 2013, 09:23:09 AM
Stuff i planted along shed.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/16/ape6y6e6.jpg)

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 16, 2013, 09:33:23 AM
O whats that, a hibiscus tree that is gonna be awesome? Yep!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/16/y8y6eheh.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 16, 2013, 09:48:39 AM
If you want some pro-tips, I would gladly give you some. I am guessing your bro has probably given you some already. The first thing you need to know is that the hibiscus tree should be watered every day once the weather warms up. You should have used a bigger pot. For several years I had hibiscus trees in some large 3 ft tall pots. They are a cool plant, but in the heat of summer they drink lots of water. I run drip irrigation to all of my plants so I don't have to mess with watering anything. I leave for a week, come home and everything still looks awesome.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 16, 2013, 09:54:49 AM
So in the span of 2 years sd went from planting healthy garden plants to crushing fast food and grossing clams out.

hmmmmm
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 16, 2013, 10:07:28 AM
If you want some pro-tips, I would gladly give you some. I am guessing your bro has probably given you some already. The first thing you need to know is that the hibiscus tree should be watered every day once the weather warms up. You should have used a bigger pot. For several years I had hibiscus trees in some large 3 ft tall pots. They are a cool plant, but in the heat of summer they drink lots of water. I run drip irrigation to all of my plants so I don't have to mess with watering anything. I leave for a week, come home and everything still looks awesome.

I'm definitely going to repot the hibiscus, had already used all my large pots when my brother dropped it off.

What did you do with it during the winter? I just plan on moving it next to a window in the garage.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 16, 2013, 10:28:20 AM
ben ji, you probably attended 2nd grade at an american elementary school, so you already know this, but there's a certain type of aquatic animal that's traditionally used as fertilizer.  might be the solution to your problem.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: felix rex on May 16, 2013, 10:35:13 AM
ben ji, you probably attended 2nd grade at an american elementary school, so you already know this, but there's a certain type of aquatic animal that's traditionally used as fertilizer.  might be the solution to your problem.

lol
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 16, 2013, 10:46:23 AM
ben ji, you probably attended 2nd grade at an american elementary school, so you already know this, but there's a certain type of aquatic animal that's traditionally used as fertilizer.  might be the solution to your problem.

I also have an adorable dog who would love nothing more than to dig up my freshly planted garden looking for buried fish.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: MeatSauce on May 16, 2013, 10:52:56 AM
If you want some pro-tips, I would gladly give you some. I am guessing your bro has probably given you some already. The first thing you need to know is that the hibiscus tree should be watered every day once the weather warms up. You should have used a bigger pot. For several years I had hibiscus trees in some large 3 ft tall pots. They are a cool plant, but in the heat of summer they drink lots of water. I run drip irrigation to all of my plants so I don't have to mess with watering anything. I leave for a week, come home and everything still looks awesome.

I'm definitely going to repot the hibiscus, had already used all my large pots when my brother dropped it off.

What did you do with it during the winter? I just plan on moving it next to a window in the garage.
hummingbirds love hibiscus plants  :D
dobber gave good advice.  they basically require damp soil to flourish. winterize in garage, and be on the lookout for aphids.  ben ji lil bro brought you a nice haul, aside from the petunias. P U
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 16, 2013, 10:57:08 AM
If you want some pro-tips, I would gladly give you some. I am guessing your bro has probably given you some already. The first thing you need to know is that the hibiscus tree should be watered every day once the weather warms up. You should have used a bigger pot. For several years I had hibiscus trees in some large 3 ft tall pots. They are a cool plant, but in the heat of summer they drink lots of water. I run drip irrigation to all of my plants so I don't have to mess with watering anything. I leave for a week, come home and everything still looks awesome.

I'm definitely going to repot the hibiscus, had already used all my large pots when my brother dropped it off.

What did you do with it during the winter? I just plan on moving it next to a window in the garage.
I have overwintered them in the garage a couple of years. Don't leave the garage door open. Even if they drop most of their leaves, they will come back in the spring. It kind of became a pain in the ass, so I just started tossing them in the fall and then bought new ones for $20 in the spring. You can usually find the trees on sale somewhere for about that much. The sd approach was much easier.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 16, 2013, 03:05:55 PM
Hibiscus pro here guys.  I always use a large pot and had one I kept alive for several years by bringing inside and setting in front of a window.  Kept it watered and fed and it would bloom pretty much yr round.

Also, they do love their water, as Dobbs pointed out, but they are also resilient in that if you do leave for a week and don't have Dobbs kick ass irrigation set up, they will look super shitty.  However, you can just water them well for the next week and they will be right back to looking like nothing bad ever happened to them.

Lately, we have stopped bringing them in during the winter.  A couple years ago, we didn't just bring in the plant, we brought in a bunch of ants that decided during the summer the pot was a cozy place to make a super-planet-earth-destroying-sized-monster-nest that took a strong Schendel effort to get rid of. 

I really like Hibiscus and have been getting Hula Girl Hibiscus the last several times we buy them.  (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fOVVdr1U6qE/TTOUSRB4JdI/AAAAAAAACVc/lGiNh24KjUU/s640/HulaGirlHibiscus%2528c%2529BNSullivan.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Frankenklein on May 23, 2013, 11:10:09 AM
 So,all your gardens die already or what? 
Title: Re: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 23, 2013, 12:28:20 PM
So,all your gardens die already or what?

Thanks for asking frank! Actually repotted my hibiscus tree last week.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/se2a6yma.jpg)

Planted some more stuf along the fenceline

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/saje8yzu.jpg)

Planted stuff bordering the house as well!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/y7a6urub.jpg)

Then my brother dropped off even more!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/umytetu5.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Pete on May 23, 2013, 12:33:13 PM
Ben Ji is a reincarnation of my dead Grandpa.  Fishing and gardening.  Wow.  HI PAPA!  :babywillie:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: mocat on May 23, 2013, 12:50:48 PM
that, and letting his siding go too long, and you have a grandpa trifecta!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 23, 2013, 01:23:37 PM
Ben ji, please have your bro/friend/randorelative/whatevs steel you some grass seed and golf course fertilizer next trip. 

Otherwise, it looks fantastic!  :love:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 23, 2013, 01:35:05 PM
Ben ji, please have your bro/friend/randorelative/whatevs steel you some grass seed and golf course fertilizer next trip. 

Otherwise, it looks fantastic!  :love:

Yup, getting a border around the flower beds(Stone of some sort) and fixing the lawn are up next. Will see how the lawn looks in a couple of weeks but I may just till up half the backyard and plant new grass.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 23, 2013, 03:18:23 PM
Kinda thinking I might get a rain barrel at some point this summer depending on how high my water bill gets.

Anyone have one?

http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-5998-Gallon-Barrel-DiverterPro/dp/B003NURRZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369314637&sr=8-1&keywords=fiskar+rain+barrel
Title: Re: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on May 23, 2013, 03:47:11 PM
Kinda thinking I might get a rain barrel at some point this summer depending on how high my water bill gets.

Anyone have one?

http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-5998-Gallon-Barrel-DiverterPro/dp/B003NURRZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369314637&sr=8-1&keywords=fiskar+rain+barrel
don't water your grass (not sure if you planned to or not) it will go dormant and come back in the fall, but all those plants you have might take some serious watering (plus I think dogs need water to survive)
Title: Re: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Frankenklein on May 23, 2013, 05:57:58 PM
So,all your gardens die already or what?

Thanks for asking frank! Actually repotted my hibiscus tree last week.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/se2a6yma.jpg)

Planted some more stuf along the fenceline

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/saje8yzu.jpg)

Planted stuff bordering the house as well!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/y7a6urub.jpg)

Then my brother dropped off even more!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/umytetu5.jpg)
Looks good,been munchin on fresh asparagus,spinach and radishes while gearing up for the Memorial Weekend Flathead slaughter
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Frankenklein on May 23, 2013, 06:04:35 PM
Kinda thinking I might get a rain barrel at some point this summer depending on how high my water bill gets.

Anyone have one?

http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-5998-Gallon-Barrel-DiverterPro/dp/B003NURRZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369314637&sr=8-1&keywords=fiskar+rain+barrel
Better check out the local rainwater harvesting regulations
   http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/env-res/rainwater-harvesting.aspx
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 20, 2013, 04:32:16 PM
Guize, I have a flower problem...Like my brother will just drop stuff off and I'm running out of places to plant everything. In the past couple of weeks I planted some perrenials and annuals along a non street side of my house and put some in the corner of my back yard.

My brother has about 10 flats of this type flower(http://0.tqn.com/d/flowers/1/G/0/0/-/-/IMG_3239.JPG) that he wanted to shape as a powercat and plant in my front lawn....I nixed that Idea. 



Currently working on making/buying some window flower boxes, hope to have them planted and mounted over the weekend.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on June 20, 2013, 04:35:46 PM
Guize, I have a flower problem...Like my brother will just drop stuff off and I'm running out of places to plant everything. In the past couple of weeks I planted some perrenials and annuals along a non street side of my house and put some in the corner of my back yard.

My brother has about 10 flats of this type flower(http://0.tqn.com/d/flowers/1/G/0/0/-/-/IMG_3239.JPG) that he wanted to shape as a powercat and plant in my front lawn....I nixed that Idea. 



Currently working on making/buying some window flower boxes, hope to have them planted and mounted over the weekend.
Should have gone with the powercat with green grass in the voids. I would have been super jealy.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Frankenklein on June 20, 2013, 04:42:33 PM
Guize, I have a flower problem...Like my brother will just drop stuff off and I'm running out of places to plant everything. In the past couple of weeks I planted some perrenials and annuals along a non street side of my house and put some in the corner of my back yard.

My brother has about 10 flats of this type flower(http://0.tqn.com/d/flowers/1/G/0/0/-/-/IMG_3239.JPG) that he wanted to shape as a powercat and plant in my front lawn....I nixed that Idea. 



Currently working on making/buying some window flower boxes, hope to have them planted and mounted over the weekend.
Most the greenhouses are pretty much out of spring flower stuff so you can kick the flower problem but if he starts bringing over  shrubs and stuff you might need to seek help
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 05, 2013, 09:01:07 AM
So about a week ago I saw 2 mice running around in my garden and VOWED I would eliminate this pest problem before they reached inside my house.

I saw 1 mouse run into a hole right underneath some panzy's and decided to wreck havoc on his life by flooding the crap out of his little home. Stuck a hose down there and cranked the water to full blast for about 10 minutes, really showed him who is boss.

I also bought a 4pack of mousetraps and have been DOING WORK on my mouse population. Originally I was putting cheese on the trap because thats what cartoons have taught me to do, unfortunatley mice are really good at getting cheese off without triggering the trap so I switched to peanut butter. Have crushed the spines of THREE different mice after switching to Peanut butter.

I even ended up in hand to hand combat with 1 mouse chasing it around my shed with a shovel but the focker got away...Cant wait till his lil smart ass gets hungry and decides to have some peanut butter with a nice side of COLD STEEL.



Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 05, 2013, 09:02:04 AM
Side note-

While searching for evidence of mice I found a decent sized garter snake in a brush pile behind my shed. Decided to let him live so he can help me out.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 05, 2013, 09:02:15 AM
:surprised:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on July 05, 2013, 10:12:36 AM
I could rid all of KC of mice with one chunk of milkyway bar and one mouse trap in one weekend. 

Seriously.  They can't resist it.  You can kill all day on one chunk and shake the mice off and just put the trap back without switching out the chunk.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on July 05, 2013, 10:13:44 AM
Maybe that should be in the studd boss thing thread?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 05, 2013, 10:25:41 AM
what species of mouse, ben ji?


if they are outside, not in your house, why do you want to kill them?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 05, 2013, 10:25:51 AM
I could rid all of KC of mice with one chunk of milkyway bar and one mouse trap in one weekend. 

Seriously.  They can't resist it.  You can kill all day on one chunk and shake the mice off and just put the trap back without switching out the chunk.

Definitely going to try this out as the peanut butter gets stolen about half the time.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 05, 2013, 10:30:57 AM
what species of mouse, ben ji?


if they are outside, not in your house, why do you want to kill them?

Just your generic field mouse. Looked like this

(http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/photos/andera/herb-field-mouse-3795.jpg)


I bought my gpa's house and it had mice living in the basement when he was all old and stuff, want to kill them all before they try and recolonize the basement.
Title: Re: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on July 05, 2013, 10:31:29 AM
I could rid all of KC of mice with one chunk of milkyway bar and one mouse trap in one weekend. 

Seriously.  They can't resist it.  You can kill all day on one chunk and shake the mice off and just put the trap back without switching out the chunk.

Definitely going to try this out as the peanut butter gets stolen about half the time.

Caramel!!!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 05, 2013, 10:40:44 AM
Just your generic field mouse. Looked like this


I bought my gpa's house and it had mice living in the basement when he was all old and stuff, want to kill them all before they try and recolonize the basement.

well, it's not that.  that mouse lives in europe, not in your yard.  you either have native mice (deer mice, white-footed mice, harvest mice) or house mice.

there are more mice in the world and living all around you than you can possible kill, so i'd focus more on keeping your house sealed and/or unattractive to mice.  if you didn't already have mice in your house last winter, your house probably already is sealed and/or unattractive to mice.

house mice would be the most aggressive colonizers of your house, followed by deer mice.  white-footed and harvest mice, you'd pretty much have to invite them in, they aren't going to be terribly interested in the idea on their own.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on July 05, 2013, 10:43:03 AM
hammer a big piece of board over any tom and jerry style mouse holes you see
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 05, 2013, 10:48:22 AM
Yeah, i just googled field mouse and that picture looked like the one's I had been catching.


Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on July 05, 2013, 10:50:07 AM
what's the difference between a mouse and a rat? just size?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on July 05, 2013, 10:51:18 AM
Type doesn't matter.  They all love milkyway and they all die in the trap.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on July 05, 2013, 10:53:37 AM
 (http://i.imgur.com/cFnExAyl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YlJkij8l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QekUzWVl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HfHJyhhl.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 05, 2013, 10:56:00 AM
i don't know why i bother with you idiots.
Title: Re: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on July 05, 2013, 11:52:45 AM
i don't know why i bother with you idiots.

Sys, I am glad that you do!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Skipper44 on July 05, 2013, 08:23:41 PM
i don't know why i bother with you idiots.
don't you just  end up feeding mice to your snakes?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 05, 2013, 09:30:27 PM
don't you just end up feeding mice to your snakes?

i don't think it's ethical to take a vertebrate's life without reason.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Frankenklein on July 05, 2013, 09:43:24 PM
don't you just end up feeding mice to your snakes?

i don't think it's ethical to take a vertebrate's life without reason.
Snakes disagree
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 05, 2013, 09:50:53 PM
don't you just end up feeding mice to your snakes?
i don't think it's ethical to take a vertebrate's life without reason.
Snakes disagree

they have reasons.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 08, 2013, 09:44:53 AM
So I found an injured chipmunk on my driveway this weekend, appears to have a broken leg and may or may not be caused by my mousetraps...

Mousetraps were in backyard and I found the guy in the front so who knows.

He is currently chilling in a tub and gorging himself on strawberrys and grapes.



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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: bubbles4ksu on July 08, 2013, 09:49:12 AM
give it to _33's children to nurse back to health.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on July 08, 2013, 09:53:16 AM
I hope he's ok

(http://cdn1.trucchifacebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/lacrime.png)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 08, 2013, 10:03:21 AM
That chipmunk is mumped, ben ji. The best thing you can do at this point is to find a snake or a bird of prey to feed it to. That way, it at least dies for some purpose.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: steve dave on July 08, 2013, 10:04:13 AM
no, give it more strawberrys. as many as he wants.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on July 08, 2013, 11:51:22 AM
Get him one of those carts with wheels that attach to a harness that you see dogs without back legs using.  He can then cart his ass around until healed.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 08, 2013, 01:09:12 PM
Checked on him over my lunch break and the little critter isnt doing well  :frown:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 08, 2013, 01:13:26 PM
Checked on him over my lunch break and the little critter isnt doing well  :frown:

does he need more strawberries maybe?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 08, 2013, 01:15:59 PM
Checked on him over my lunch break and the little critter isnt doing well  :frown:

does he need more strawberries maybe?

He's probably had too many. I think you need to get him to the vet, ben ji. He might need surgery.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 08, 2013, 04:07:50 PM
So I found an injured chipmunk on my driveway this weekend, appears to have a broken leg and may or may not be caused by my mousetraps...

i hope you learn from this.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 20, 2014, 03:26:44 PM
Well the fish aren't biting yet so I have a question.

WHO IS READY TO GROW SOME PLANTS?!?! HUH?!! LETS DO THIS!

Lil bro dropped off the first flower delivery of the year earlier this week, still a little cold outside to plant them so I'm keeping them in the garage for now. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/qe5ezyga.jpg)

I also got bored the other day and built an elevated garden bed to grow some yummy edible greens. I have absolutely ZERO aptitude for building things so I watched a youtube video then headed off to Home Depot to buy some wood and screws, total cost was under $20. I felt like a real MANLY man when I finished(except that I gave up for about 2 hours when I couldnt figure out the torque setting on the drill). I added the chicken wire on the outside to keep lady from eating all my delicious greens while I'm not looking.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/zuramy6y.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/7a8upe3e.jpg)

Project for the afternoon is to fill that sucker with DIRT!

What should I grow in my garden bed?!? I'm not a big fan of tomatoes but I'm definitely going to grow bushels of kale and green beans. Feel free to post suggestions of what I should grow and if I agree I will post updates throughout the summer and it will be like we are gardening together!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 20, 2014, 03:30:57 PM
hi ben ji

I am buying a house soon and in my yard i will have subsistence garden of borderline doomsday prep proportions

I want to grow blueberries so I have been saving my coffee grounds at work in a bucket to add to the soil to make it more acidic.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 20, 2014, 03:38:51 PM
Benji, put that raised bed where you want it, then turn the soild below it before filling it with black dirt.  Then turn it again once the black dirt is int it.  The 3.5" of the 2x4 on its side isn't deep enough for a bunch of plants eventual roots.  Turning the first time loosens the grass and earth below.  The second turn mixes the black dirt to the lower depth.


Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 20, 2014, 03:49:48 PM
Going to plant some jalapenos, habenero, mint(dark and stormy binges), basil, and green onion this spring. 

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 20, 2014, 03:53:01 PM
Benji, put that raised bed where you want it, then turn the soild below it before filling it with black dirt.  Then turn it again once the black dirt is int it.  The 3.5" of the 2x4 on its side isn't deep enough for a bunch of plants eventual roots.  Turning the first time loosens the grass and earth below.  The second turn mixes the black dirt to the lower depth.
Great tip cns.

Plant some yellow squash, zucchini, green and red peppers they go great on the grill or in salads! You might be able to get some cool season lettuce or broccoli going pretty soon! Double crop that SOB!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 20, 2014, 03:54:00 PM
Going to plant some jalapenos, habenero, mint(dark and stormy binges), basil, and green onion this spring. 

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk
Mint is invasive like a mother effer, be careful! Green onions are a good call too
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on March 20, 2014, 03:57:15 PM
will you smart cats please tell me when to actually put stuff in the ground?  i always find out i'm like a month late because garden_FAN didn't post the numbers here.  mostly will plant stuff like CNS
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 20, 2014, 04:06:29 PM
will you smart cats please tell me when to actually put stuff in the ground?  i always find out i'm like a month late because garden_FAN didn't post the numbers here.  mostly will plant stuff like CNS
Peppers, tomatoes, squash in early May.

Our very own Wildcats university put out a very informational gardening guide:
 http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/s51.pdf
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on March 20, 2014, 04:08:16 PM
Our very own Wildcats university put out a very informational gardening guide:
 http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/s51.pdf

wow is there anything we aren't the best at?  :thumbs:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 20, 2014, 04:22:30 PM
Going to plant some jalapenos, habenero, mint(dark and stormy binges), basil, and green onion this spring. 

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk
Mint is invasive like a mother effer, be careful! Green onions are a good call too
Yeah, I do the mint in pots

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on March 20, 2014, 04:23:36 PM
i'm definitely potting my mint this year after basically letting it take over a few hundred sqft last year :sdeek:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 20, 2014, 04:33:43 PM
i'm definitely potting my mint this year after basically letting it take over a few hundred sqft last year :sdeek:
I bet your yard smelled amazing after you mowed it :love:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 20, 2014, 04:43:37 PM
Just drink more dark and stormys. 

CASE CLOSED
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 20, 2014, 05:08:50 PM
Benji, put that raised bed where you want it, then turn the soild below it before filling it with black dirt.  Then turn it again once the black dirt is int it.  The 3.5" of the 2x4 on its side isn't deep enough for a bunch of plants eventual roots.  Turning the first time loosens the grass and earth below.  The second turn mixes the black dirt to the lower depth.
Great tip cns.

Plant some yellow squash, zucchini, green and red peppers they go great on the grill or in salads! You might be able to get some cool season lettuce or broccoli going pretty soon! Double crop that SOB!


Just got done doing this!

First I turned over the soil.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/uzyzaru7.jpg)

Then I added some compost from the fall and turned it over again.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/ypyhygen.jpg)

Last step was adding a top layer of last years compost that was basically dirt. I didn't have enough to completely fill it in so ill buy a couple bags of dirt at the store.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/4yzyqu3y.jpg)



Heading to the store now to grab some spinach/lettuce/kale seeds to get them in the ground!

Go cats!

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 20, 2014, 05:18:14 PM
"Look at you"
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 20, 2014, 06:55:52 PM
Yeah, decided to nix the seed idea and buy some that had already sprouted.

First row is kale, second row is spinach, third row is lettuce and 4/5th row is broccoli.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/yduvyjyd.jpg)

I"'ll probably replace whatever doesn't do well with peppers and other things once summer gets here.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on March 20, 2014, 07:10:08 PM
anyone heard of/ tried aquaponic gardening?  You grow fish and plants at the same time with no soil.  Basic set up looks something like this.

(https://www.cropking.com/sites/CropKing.com/files/images/aquhilm01.jpg)


The fish waste is pumped up to the grow bed and used as fertilizer for the plants who clean and filter the water and return it back to the fish holding tank.  I don't really have any interest in eating the fish but it requires alot less water and grows plants 2-3X faster if done right. 



Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 20, 2014, 08:20:28 PM
I've read about them and I think some restaurant in KC has something like that in their basement. Maybe the reiger hotel?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on March 20, 2014, 08:25:32 PM
I've read about them and I think some restaurant in KC has something like that in their basement. Maybe the reiger hotel?

Hmm didn't know about that, the reiger is VERY emaw.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 20, 2014, 08:30:51 PM
There is a big farm that used to be a dairy farm near my old house that told all the cows to GTFOOTF's then filled the barns with tanks and raise talapia then use the waste water to grow basil and other herbs that they sell in KC pricechoppers as live basil.  Seems like it would be very indepth to set up and maintain for some veggies on the small scale.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Stat_Cat on March 20, 2014, 08:36:19 PM
anyone heard of/ tried aquaponic gardening?  You grow fish and plants at the same time with no soil.  Basic set up looks something like this.

(https://www.cropking.com/sites/CropKing.com/files/images/aquhilm01.jpg)


The fish waste is pumped up to the grow bed and used as fertilizer for the plants who clean and filter the water and return it back to the fish holding tank.  I don't really have any interest in eating the fish but it requires alot less water and grows plants 2-3X faster if done right.
I know someone that did this.  It works amazingly well!  Everything grows much faster, you are able to control everything about it.  No worries about pesticides, or fertilizers, since the fish take care of that part.  The great part is once the fish reach a certain size you can eat them too.  It's great circle of life!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: TheHamburglar on March 20, 2014, 09:13:20 PM
I've read about them and I think some restaurant in KC has something like that in their basement. Maybe the reiger hotel?

Anton's Taproom.  They also have a decent patio area for spring afternoons.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 20, 2014, 09:15:24 PM
I've read about them and I think some restaurant in KC has something like that in their basement. Maybe the reiger hotel?

Anton's Taproom.  They also have a decent patio area for spring afternoons.

Thats it, great place.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 20, 2014, 10:53:45 PM
hi ben ji

I am buying a house soon and in my yard i will have subsistence garden of borderline doomsday prep proportions

I want to grow blueberries so I have been saving my coffee grounds at work in a bucket to add to the soil to make it more acidic.

Sorry I missed this earlier, I want to grow blue berries or blackberries in a corner of my yard but I know nothing about it.

Can anyone help puni and I?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on March 20, 2014, 10:55:56 PM
and tobias!

(side-note: any suggestos for low sun environments?)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 21, 2014, 09:13:37 AM
hi ben ji

I am buying a house soon and in my yard i will have subsistence garden of borderline doomsday prep proportions

I want to grow blueberries so I have been saving my coffee grounds at work in a bucket to add to the soil to make it more acidic.

Sorry I missed this earlier, I want to grow blue berries or blackberries in a corner of my yard but I know nothing about it.

Can anyone help puni and I?
I've grown raspberries, do you want to grow raspberries?

Here's another great guide on growing blueberries from our purple Wildcats university (click the "Growing blueberries in Kansas" link and it will give you a pdf of a power point)
 http://www.rivervalley.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=136

Looks like you guys may be facing a uphill battle and may not even get berries for a couple years! :surprised:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 21, 2014, 11:15:26 AM
Yeah, not looking to wait a entire year before getting berries.

Will raspberries produce in the first year?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 21, 2014, 11:19:18 AM
what if i get like 2 year old pubescent plantlings?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 21, 2014, 11:20:28 AM
Yeah, not looking to wait a entire year before getting berries.

Will raspberries produce in the first year?
Both raspberries and blueberries can/will produce berries in the first year, but for the health/longevity of the plant you are suppose to prune them so all their energy will go towards creating a strong root and stem structure. I have had success with raspberries though, they are a little more suited for Kansas' climate and soil. Raspberries spread too, so you can start off with 1 plant and have a nice little patch after a little while
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 21, 2014, 11:21:29 AM
I am also jazzed about asparagus, which also takes 2 years.

do you have asparagus secrets?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 21, 2014, 11:26:15 AM
what if i get like 2 year old pubescent plantlings?
You could do that, it will be more expensive to buy a more mature plant and transplanting it will still be a shock to its system, so I'm not sure how it would react. Basically you guys should get some stuff in the ground and reap the benefits next year.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 21, 2014, 11:31:13 AM
I am also jazzed about asparagus, which also takes 2 years.

do you have asparagus secrets?
Asparagus is crazy. Basically you harvest it for a month or two in April-June ish every 2 to 3 days. Like you cut off a stalk and then 2 days later an almost identical stalk will be growing in its place. If you don't harvest them that often they go to seed. So after you harvest it for a couple months you let it go to seed, basically it gets like 6 foot tall and looks like a bush. Then I think you wait awhile and chop that down, then the next spring, boom more asparagus! Rinse and repeat.

I don't know anything about starting an asparagus planting though
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on March 21, 2014, 11:32:56 AM
^^^ gE's own extension agent! :excited:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 21, 2014, 11:34:36 AM
^^^ gE's own son of an extension agent! :excited:
FYP
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on March 21, 2014, 11:35:12 AM
:surprised:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 21, 2014, 11:38:45 AM
I heard a gardening thing on the radio on asparagus.   They said the way to do it is to buy two yr old root ball things and basically cut a v groove, stretch the roots out in the groove, and cover them.  Made it sound like you could get this year growth on them.  Also said that asparagus can grow a foot a day and in good climates and can be harvested up to twice a day in perfect conditions.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 21, 2014, 11:46:35 AM
I heard a gardening thing on the radio on asparagus.   They said the way to do it is to buy two yr old root ball things and basically cut a v groove, stretch the roots out in the groove, and cover them.  Made it sound like you could get this year growth on them.  Also said that asparagus can grow a foot a day and in good climates and can be harvested up to twice a day in perfect conditions.
Man I believe that, occasionally if it rained we had to harvest back 2 back days, but I bet in Kansas with the temperature and lack of moisture it wouldn't grow that fast, and really it's kind of a pain in the ass to have to cut it every day anyway.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 21, 2014, 11:50:11 AM
man you guys are green studs

I can't really do anything until after april 15

am I missing all my prime windows?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on March 21, 2014, 11:51:31 AM
I can't really do anything until after april 15

you should just guerrilla garden your future homestead at night
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: raquetcat on March 21, 2014, 11:53:24 AM
man you guys are green studs

I can't really do anything until after april 15

am I missing all my prime windows?
Nah, all the warm season stuff: tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons, etc doesn't usually get planted until May
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 21, 2014, 11:54:17 AM
I can't really do anything until after april 15

you should just guerrilla garden your future homestead at night

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1k45dsxIk1qz84n6o1_400.gif)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 21, 2014, 12:57:36 PM
man you guys are green studs

I can't really do anything until after april 15

am I missing all my prime windows?
Nope. Avg last frost in this part of ks is right around then, Mr Accountant.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on March 23, 2014, 02:17:58 AM
i'm definitely potting my mint this year after basically letting it take over a few hundred sqft last year :sdeek:
I bet your yard smelled amazing after you mowed it :love:

tough luck having some plant that is the most awesome and amazing plant in the world that smells and tastes great taking over your yard and crowding out all your useless and shitty plant-smelling plants.  hopefully everyone learns from this horror story.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 23, 2014, 10:21:44 PM
I heard a gardening thing on the radio on asparagus.   They said the way to do it is to buy two yr old root ball things and basically cut a v groove, stretch the roots out in the groove, and cover them.  Made it sound like you could get this year growth on them.  Also said that asparagus can grow a foot a day and in good climates and can be harvested up to twice a day in perfect conditions.
Man I believe that, occasionally if it rained we had to harvest back 2 back days, but I bet in Kansas with the temperature and lack of moisture it wouldn't grow that fast, and really it's kind of a pain in the ass to have to cut it every day anyway.
My first year of gardening i grew some asparagus from seed, i've still never really got a good harvest from that spot... the bush looks more like what you would think a perennial plant should look like (more shoots, clustered, but overall smaller/thinner) so if you have a corner of your yard you traditionally put more ornamental-type plants, you could put down some asparagus seed.  It comes back every year, and is actually a very pretty bush once you let it go to seed.  After the first year, since i still wasn't expecting much of a harvest, i put down a whole row of 2 year roots.  They aren't that expensive and they work great.  You definitely get harvest-able shoots the first spring that you actually need to cut away a few times.  I let mine go direct to seed and each root is now more inclined to send up one thick shoot that grows like a monster, whereas i'd prefer 2-3 shoots per root system for better ease of harvest.

Heres a question for you greenThumbKats: peppers?  3 seasons ago i did my first pepper bush, habaneros.  Planted one bush but never got many chilis off of it. The next season i planted 3 PLUS a ghost chili pepper bush... not realizing my mistake the previous year, i ended up with 2lbs of habaneros (the bush by its self the year before had to self pollinate and thus had low yields)  Which was nice, they were some beautiful fruits, but i challenge anyone to find a way to quickly and effectively use that much habaneros... throw 2 in a pot of chili to kick it up to a 5.  They're just too hot to be practical for any sort of large yield operation (i think a minimum configuration of 2 plants would be ideal, but you're still going to end up with a bunch)  The ghost chilis probably had the same problem as the habaneros the year before, they were lonesome.  i think i only got 5 peppers off of it.  On top of that, they never rippened...they froze on the vine in the fall still green, don't know what would have helped them along.  So last year i planted 3 Serrano bushes, thinking these would be less hot and more versitile.   My issue with them was that i saw my 3 bushes produce hundreds of smallish, not hot, peppers.  Harvesting was a pain, the final product didn't have the kick i craved, and Serranos have a thick waxy skin that limited their use (you either need to skin each one: tedious or just get used to picking the skins out of your teeth)   I guess i could give it another go and try pruning more religiously (i'm not a pruner, but i feel like i should be) or try another pepper.  Any suggestions?  I'd like something that grows a larger fruit, but still has some kick to it.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 23, 2014, 10:24:36 PM
I would assume you could just compost all you don't use or give them to a soup kitchen/church outreach or something?

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 23, 2014, 10:26:32 PM
I did give away a bunch of them, but F that, i aint running no charity.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 23, 2014, 10:28:39 PM
Ok
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 23, 2014, 10:29:48 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on March 23, 2014, 11:47:24 PM
I ate an entire plate of baby asparagus at Nobu
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 21, 2014, 07:51:17 PM
Yeah, decided to nix the seed idea and buy some that had already sprouted.

First row is kale, second row is spinach, third row is lettuce and 4/5th row is broccoli.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/yduvyjyd.jpg)

I"'ll probably replace whatever doesn't do well with peppers and other things once summer gets here.

GROW PLANTS GROW!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/22/pe6u8u3e.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Asteriskhead on April 21, 2014, 08:17:38 PM
and tobias!

(side-note: any suggestos for low sun environments?)

I think I know a guy that can help you with that.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on April 21, 2014, 09:14:22 PM

I think I know a guy that can help you with that.

bro in law does that professionally :D
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on April 22, 2014, 09:26:30 PM
Looks great, ben ji. This thread + your work in the fishing thread makes me think we'd be great IRL buds.

Some ideas to take your garden from Matt Miller-level to Jonathan Beasley-level and beyond:

-I would throw some pine straw, compost, or dead leaves on top of that soil so you don't lose moisture so quickly and so you don't have to weed. Don't use wood mulch--the other stuff I mentioned will slow feed your plants.
-You can plant more! Plant some peas, beans, or cukes to run along that chicken wire. Beans and peas are super easy to start from seed, cukes would probably need starters. Can you imagine pickling your own cukes and eating them with Lady while you catch dinner?  :love:
-You can sow some more spinach or lettuce seeds around the ones you already have--that way you can eat lettuce all spring, rather than just getting one crop out of it. Plus, neither of those plants need as much space as you're giving them right now.
-I'm also a little worried about you growing so many cool-weather plants that will be ready to eat right when the weather gets hot. Is that broccoli going to bear anything, or will it go straight to flower? ( :sad:) I might start some peppers in a pot right now, that way it gets nice and big before the summer--plus, if the broccoli is fine, you can keep the pepper in a pot and bring it inside for the winter and perennialize it!

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 22, 2014, 09:52:06 PM
Looks great, ben ji. This thread + your work in the fishing thread makes me think we'd be great IRL buds.

Some ideas to take your garden from Matt Miller-level to Jonathan Beasley-level and beyond:

-I would throw some pine straw, compost, or dead leaves on top of that soil so you don't lose moisture so quickly and so you don't have to weed. Don't use wood mulch--the other stuff I mentioned will slow feed your plants.
-You can plant more! Plant some peas, beans, or cukes to run along that chicken wire. Beans and peas are super easy to start from seed, cukes would probably need starters. Can you imagine pickling your own cukes and eating them with Lady while you catch dinner?  :love:
-You can sow some more spinach or lettuce seeds around the ones you already have--that way you can eat lettuce all spring, rather than just getting one crop out of it. Plus, neither of those plants need as much space as you're giving them right now.
-I'm also a little worried about you growing so many cool-weather plants that will be ready to eat right when the weather gets hot. Is that broccoli going to bear anything, or will it go straight to flower? ( :sad:) I might start some peppers in a pot right now, that way it gets nice and big before the summer--plus, if the broccoli is fine, you can keep the pepper in a pot and bring it inside for the winter and perennialize it!

Yes, definitely planning on adding on to it. I'm off the next couple of days and will plant some green beans and snap pea's along the chicken wire. I read online that you can plant climbing beans in pots and use a tomato cage as the growth structure so I might try that as well.

I was under the assumption that I could continuously pick leaves off the Kale/spinach/lettuce and they would keep growing back until it gets super hot out. Is this incorrect?

The empty part of the garden is reserved for pepper(green and jalepno) plants that I will probably plant soon. My lil bro works at the growhouse for a nursery and brings home flats of extra plants that aren't up to "retail" grade. I usually dont get these until mid june but when I do get them I will replace all the "cool weather" crops with cucumbers/peppers/whatever shows up.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 14, 2014, 11:13:07 AM
Guyz, my bean/pea plants have sprouted and im super pumped.

Also the perennials I planted last year are looking like complete studs.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/15/avy3avyt.jpg)

Go cats!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The1BigWillie on May 14, 2014, 10:25:26 PM
Ben Ji. Do you still have a hookup? I need about 6 good outdoor flowering plant and one or two more good indoor.


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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Bloodfart on May 14, 2014, 10:32:50 PM
eff this thread!  Hail storm last week shredded my tomatoes, irises, and day lillys.  The only thing left standing was some garlic that I didn't even plant. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: bubbles4ksu on May 14, 2014, 10:43:29 PM
eff this thread!  Hail storm last week shredded my tomatoes, irises, and day lillys.  The only thing left standing was some garlic that I didn't even plant. 
sorry to hear about your day lillys, bloodfart.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 15, 2014, 12:56:02 AM
it's hotter than hell and i'm not home to water anything.  i hope my tomatoes and basils survive.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 15, 2014, 08:53:37 AM
it's hotter than hell and i'm not home to water anything.  i hope my tomatoes and basils survive.
http://www.orbitonline.com/
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 15, 2014, 10:17:11 AM
Yeah, decided to nix the seed idea and buy some that had already sprouted.

First row is kale, second row is spinach, third row is lettuce and 4/5th row is broccoli.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/yduvyjyd.jpg)

I"'ll probably replace whatever doesn't do well with peppers and other things once summer gets here.

GROW PLANTS GROW!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/22/pe6u8u3e.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/15/5a4e9y2u.jpg)

My actual garden is looking like a boss hog.

Ive been eating spinach and green leaf lettuce salads for the past month (made a HUGE bowl for mothers day) and still have plenty left.

The big leafs you see in the middle is broccoli, just starting to crown now.

I have some green beans and sugar snap pea's that just sprouted along the edges. Im hoping the chicken wire will be enough structure for them to climb on. Also have some growing in those pots along the outside.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 17, 2014, 12:44:37 AM
it's hotter than hell and i'm not home to water anything.  i hope my tomatoes and basils survive.
http://www.orbitonline.com/

the yard and some of the shrubs are on sprinklers, the tomatoes aren't.  they were pretty stressed and wilted, but i think they'll recover ok.  might lose some baby tomatoes on one of the plants.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on May 17, 2014, 12:47:19 AM
Man, I don't give a crap about gardening, but lady is bitb  :D
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 17, 2014, 01:36:58 AM
Man, I don't give a crap about gardening, but lady is bitb  :D

you're absolutely right.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 17, 2014, 10:25:44 PM
i'm definitely potting my mint this year after basically letting it take over a few hundred sqft last year :sdeek:
I bet your yard smelled amazing after you mowed it :love:

tough luck having some plant that is the most awesome and amazing plant in the world that smells and tastes great taking over your yard and crowding out all your useless and shitty plant-smelling plants.  hopefully everyone learns from this horror story.

Not sure how but some mint plants started growing on the side of my house. I pulled up around half but left some so I could make some tasty mojito's and use them in other cooking dishes.

Sometimes when I'm out working in the yard I will pull a couple leaves off and chew them  :Carl:.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kim carnes on May 17, 2014, 10:29:21 PM
eff this thread!  Hail storm last week shredded my tomatoes, irises, and day lillys.  The only thing left standing was some garlic that I didn't even plant. 
sorry to hear about your day lillys, bloodfart.

lol
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on June 09, 2014, 01:35:35 PM
planted my crops yesterday  :surprised:

tomatoes, peas, onions, radishes, and some salad bullshit

also got squash and cucumber I need to get down.

ALSO I got some asparagus crowns, but punimrs and I are having trouble compromising on the location for these basically permanent installations.

I am ready to reap what mother nature has to offer me
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: bubbles4ksu on June 09, 2014, 03:00:38 PM
I am ready to reap what mother nature has to offer me
you were supposed to plant this stuff in march and april. let me know if it works outs.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Bloodfart on June 09, 2014, 03:15:03 PM
eff this thread!  Hail storm last week shredded my tomatoes, irises, and day lillys.  The only thing left standing was some garlic that I didn't even plant. 
sorry to hear about your day lillys, bloodfart.

lol

This is not a laughing matter, but all is forgiven.  My plants have made a complete recovery and doing well.  The tomatos are actually setting on better than my dad's.   :Woot:

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Bloodfart on June 09, 2014, 03:22:06 PM
How do you green thumbs out there stress your tomato plants?  Our neighbor says she beats her plants with a broom.  She's really old and might be crazy tho.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on June 09, 2014, 07:22:45 PM
I am ready to reap what mother nature has to offer me
you were supposed to plant this stuff in march and april. let me know if it works outs.

Regardless of the spring planting propaganda, my garden is now probably dead after one day of lethal drowning. Thanks a bunch, mother rough riding nature.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on June 09, 2014, 07:24:53 PM
Garden will take a hit with this monsoon
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 09, 2014, 08:17:11 PM
My sugar snap peas and grean bean plants are growing like crazy.

Ima be eating like a king here in a couple of months.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kso_FAN on June 09, 2014, 08:30:43 PM
Anyone else ever used a wicking water system in an above ground planter? They are really nice.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on June 09, 2014, 10:09:02 PM
How do you green thumbs out there stress your tomato plants?  Our neighbor says she beats her plants with a broom.  She's really old and might be crazy tho.

to get them to flower?  i've never noticed that they needed encouragement, but i'd probably do something weird like give them some low n fertilizer instead of hitting them, if i felt they needed it.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on June 09, 2014, 10:15:46 PM
How do you green thumbs out there stress your tomato plants?  Our neighbor says she beats her plants with a broom.  She's really old and might be crazy tho.

to get them to flower?  i've never noticed that they needed encouragement, but i'd probably do something weird like give them some low n fertilizer instead of hitting them, if i felt they needed it.
Also interested, i'm planning on being alot more diligent on pulling out the sucker sprouts on my tomatoes this year, don't know if i should be doing more.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on June 09, 2014, 11:27:51 PM
How do you green thumbs out there stress your tomato plants?  Our neighbor says she beats her plants with a broom.  She's really old and might be crazy tho.

to get them to flower?  i've never noticed that they needed encouragement, but i'd probably do something weird like give them some low n fertilizer instead of hitting them, if i felt they needed it.
Also interested, i'm planning on being alot more diligent on pulling out the sucker sprouts on my tomatoes this year, don't know if i should be doing more.

i've heard that that's a wives tale.  like the energy expended in growing the suckers is replaced and more by the energy gained from the additional leaf mass.   :dunno:  they pretty much produce shitloads no matter what you do, though.  super easy plant.

but i'd maybe/prolly do it late in the year if i thought the new growth wouldn't have time to produce anything before cold weather.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 09, 2014, 11:32:11 PM
did not touch my garden this year.  shaping up to be a fantastic mint crop :excited:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on June 09, 2014, 11:33:41 PM
did not touch my garden this year.  shaping up to be a fantastic mint crop :excited:

 :drool:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on June 10, 2014, 10:18:12 AM
did not touch my garden this year.  shaping up to be a fantastic mint crop :excited:

 :drool:

we have a vast forest of mint. the missus has been potting it and giving it away to people at work. they get so rough ridin' jazzed about it she thought she could pot up a ton and sell it at the farmers market.

is this a plausible business model?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on June 12, 2014, 02:05:12 PM
we have a vast forest of mint. the missus has been potting it and giving it away to people at work. they get so rough ridin' jazzed about it she thought she could pot up a ton and sell it at the farmers market.

is this a plausible business model?

yes.  you can also just harvest it, package it in bunches and sell it over and over to the same people.  don't get greedy, sell it cheap and people will be unable to resist.

work a deal to sell on consignment with someone already there.  you don't want to have to sit around the market all day yourself.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on June 12, 2014, 02:07:22 PM
did not touch my garden this year.  shaping up to be a fantastic mint crop :excited:

 :drool:

we have a vast forest of mint. the missus has been potting it and giving it away to people at work. they get so rough ridin' jazzed about it she thought she could pot up a ton and sell it at the farmers market.

is this a plausible business model?

 a company in LV county near me actually does this and sells it through Price Chopper for like $5 per shitty little basil pant.  LiveHerbs or someshit.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 12, 2014, 02:08:51 PM
a company in LV county near me actually does this and sells it through Price Chopper for like $5 per shitty little basil pant.  LiveHerbs or someshit.

that's very often the only way to get basil at the dillons i shop at (:curse:)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on June 12, 2014, 02:15:50 PM
Protip:  buy it, use as much as you would normally, then pot it in a cheap pot.  You basically can't kill basil.  I didn't water mine all Winter and 25% of it is still alive. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 12, 2014, 02:17:20 PM
Protip:  buy it, use as much as you would normally, then pot it in a cheap pot.  You basically can't kill basil.  I didn't water mine all Winter and 25% of it is still alive. 

i think basil is one of the things i bought a month or two ago to plant but never did.  i'll check the back steps and see if that sucker is still alive :thumbs:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on June 12, 2014, 02:24:06 PM
Protip:  buy it, use as much as you would normally, then pot it in a cheap pot.  You basically can't kill basil.  I didn't water mine all Winter and 25% of it is still alive.

what in the world?  basil (normal italian/sweet type basil) can't survive freezing temps.  it's an annual plant where cns lives.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on June 12, 2014, 02:51:26 PM
Protip:  buy it, use as much as you would normally, then pot it in a cheap pot.  You basically can't kill basil.  I didn't water mine all Winter and 25% of it is still alive.

what in the world?  basil (normal italian/sweet type basil) can't survive freezing temps.  it's an annual plant where cns lives.

Potted in my kitchen.  Just not cared for during winter.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on June 12, 2014, 03:11:14 PM
we have a vast forest of mint. the missus has been potting it and giving it away to people at work. they get so rough ridin' jazzed about it she thought she could pot up a ton and sell it at the farmers market.

is this a plausible business model?

yes.  you can also just harvest it, package it in bunches and sell it over and over to the same people.  don't get greedy, sell it cheap and people will be unable to resist.

work a deal to sell on consignment with someone already there.  you don't want to have to sit around the market all day yourself.

 :surprised:

that sounds brilliant!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on June 12, 2014, 03:12:16 PM
also my TLB Tomatoes got Apollo from Rocky IV'd last night by the hail
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on June 12, 2014, 04:11:52 PM
Already have squash blooming maters are popping carrots and basil look good

Onions and lettuce need some help....so so right now
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on June 12, 2014, 05:07:34 PM
Potted in my kitchen.

oh.  that makes sense.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Boom Roasted on June 12, 2014, 05:31:27 PM
My beans are going crazy and I had some rogue pumpkin seeds from Halloween sprout a pretty aggressive plant. Hopefully I get beans prior to pumpkin takeover
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on June 12, 2014, 06:17:02 PM
Radishes!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/13/6u8e6a5u.jpg)

In our face @bubbz
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on July 08, 2014, 07:42:36 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/uzemyzyz.jpg)

Giant radishes like super mario world in this bitch
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on July 08, 2014, 08:14:31 PM
Hey guys. Hey. Guys.

I have two watermelons growing on my vine. They're so cute and li'l right now but they're about to take off, I can tell. One's almost the size of a baseball! I am basically guarding them 24/7 from my children/neighbors/punk kids in the neighborhood who probably want nothing more than to steal Old Man WonderMeal's watermelons.

Also going gangbusters (or at least doing okay): okra, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, citrus trees (!), basil, mint, blueberries, and blackberries. Doing less well, either because of age or because they didn't weather my vacation very well: butternuts, poblano/bell peppers, figs, pomegranates.

Flowers that are awesome right now include: hydrangeas x1000, gardenias, impatiens, bougainvillea, mandevilla, hibiscus, yesterday-today-tomorrow (the most EMAW of shrubs, google it), begonias.

I basically feel about gardening like Ben Ji feels about fishing. Gotta have it.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Asteriskhead on July 08, 2014, 09:28:56 PM
grandpaMH can barely walk or see, but he is some kind of gardening sensation. Tomatoes, cabbage, squash, all sorts of stuff just growing like gangbusters. I don't even know how he physically got everything in the ground. Crown jewel of Alta Vista.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 08, 2014, 09:35:28 PM
My Snap Peas were doing just great for the first 2 months but most of them have shriveled up and died  :frown:.

I've had some planted in pots around the fence and others in my garden along the chicken wire, same deal with both. I even made sure to give them plenty of water.

Its just like they got to a certain length and said, F it, I'm out.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on July 08, 2014, 09:46:06 PM
My peas died in infancy. Same with onions, spinach, and green onions. Tomatoes are still trucking and radishes are going gangbusters.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on July 08, 2014, 10:36:51 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/uzemyzyz.jpg)

Giant radishes like super mario world in this bitch
puniraptor? More like pruniraptor amirite?

Seriously tho nice radishes
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Cire on July 08, 2014, 10:42:48 PM
My Snap Peas were doing just great for the first 2 months but most of them have shriveled up and died  :frown:.

I've had some planted in pots around the fence and others in my garden along the chicken wire, same deal with both. I even made sure to give them plenty of water.

Its just like they got to a certain length and said, F it, I'm out.

Over fertilized
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 08, 2014, 11:25:27 PM
Might plant a crepe myrtle tree outside of my new house you guys :excited:

and maybe a few banana trees or even like a satsuma tree or something in the backyard :excited: :excited:

:don'tcare: DO NOT care about planting things like radishes. (But yours looks nice pruniraptor.)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on July 09, 2014, 07:59:17 PM
My Snap Peas were doing just great for the first 2 months but most of them have shriveled up and died  :frown:.

I've had some planted in pots around the fence and others in my garden along the chicken wire, same deal with both. I even made sure to give them plenty of water.

Its just like they got to a certain length and said, F it, I'm out.

Over fertilized

It could be that they were over-fertilized, but I'm guessing that it's because it got too hot. Snap peas are more of a Fall/Spring or even Winter crop depending on where you live, and can be pretty fragile in Kansas summers.

What I'm trying to say is CF3's "how can I beat the heat???" thread is incredibly relevant for snap peas. Ts and Peas, Ben Ji.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on July 17, 2014, 11:35:10 AM
so my lettuces are behemoth but i am realizing that i basically never want to eat lettuce unless it's on a BLT
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2014, 09:29:36 AM
so my lettuces are behemoth but i am realizing that i basically never want to eat lettuce unless it's on a BLT

Confirmed, this is why gardening is a total waste of time, unless you're planting a beautiful Crepe Myrtle tree, of course.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 18, 2014, 08:29:14 PM
Got motivated today and put a border around some flowers in the back yard.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/a4a2agaz.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/a6a3udys.jpg)

Dug about a 2 inch trench for the stones(purchased at Wal-Mart for 1.58 each) and layed some sand to even it out.

The flowers were at ground level before so I added a couple inches of soil from my compost pile then put some mulch (purchased at Wal-Mart for 2.88 a bag) on top.

The perennials were just cut back so hopefully it will be "popping" again come fall.

I have an area on the other side of the yard that I plan on doing the same thing later in the fall.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 18, 2014, 08:32:44 PM
This is what it looked like last year. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/basa6esu.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/3ugagahe.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on July 18, 2014, 09:00:22 PM
Guys my zucchini will get 6 or 7 inches long and then die. We've done everything, help
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 18, 2014, 09:04:00 PM
Guys my zucchini will get 6 or 7 inches long and then die. We've done everything, help

plow it under, replant in mints.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SdK on July 19, 2014, 04:39:14 PM
What kind of plant/flower is this?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/jyseqary.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/aty2y4a9.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/u2ete9e7.jpg)

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SdK on July 20, 2014, 02:16:55 PM
Anyone? I tried to look if up on the interwebs and didn't find the answer. Bees and butterflies seem to love it!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on July 20, 2014, 03:42:12 PM
Got me at first thought it looked like a lavender plant on steroids but I have no idea

Picked some basil for my sketti today and it was glorious
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on July 20, 2014, 04:17:35 PM
What kind of plant/flower is this?

Liatris, aka "Blazing Star" or "Gayfeather."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liatris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liatris)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SdK on July 20, 2014, 04:18:55 PM
What kind of plant/flower is this?

Liatris, aka "Blazing Star" or "Gayfeather."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liatris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liatris)
Thank you WM!  :D
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 28, 2014, 07:57:13 PM
Cool if I post these here? First year garden planted with the girlfriend, mainly to feed our salsa habit. So here are some shots of most of our peppers...

Cayenne:
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/cdubyoo242/Mobile%20Uploads/54762FAE-74DA-4215-A71B-74CE79375DFA.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/cdubyoo242/media/Mobile%20Uploads/54762FAE-74DA-4215-A71B-74CE79375DFA.jpg.html)

Poblano(just starting to com in):
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/cdubyoo242/Mobile%20Uploads/B07A8C21-6624-4701-9036-B5525A4F5CB3.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/cdubyoo242/media/Mobile%20Uploads/B07A8C21-6624-4701-9036-B5525A4F5CB3.jpg.html)

Serrano:
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/cdubyoo242/Mobile%20Uploads/F645FBE3-536D-4A30-997B-122F927813DB.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/cdubyoo242/media/Mobile%20Uploads/F645FBE3-536D-4A30-997B-122F927813DB.jpg.html)

Jalepeno:
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/cdubyoo242/Mobile%20Uploads/066A5756-9D01-482A-A03A-98377D5DE5A8.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/cdubyoo242/media/Mobile%20Uploads/066A5756-9D01-482A-A03A-98377D5DE5A8.jpg.html)

And hot banana:
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb434/cdubyoo242/Mobile%20Uploads/FBD2A9CA-57D6-40E0-8FD5-EC886DF06099.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/cdubyoo242/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FBD2A9CA-57D6-40E0-8FD5-EC886DF06099.jpg.html)

Pretty happy with just how well these are all producing! Any tips/tricks/advice is more than welcome.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on July 28, 2014, 07:59:20 PM
Take it to the white Appalachian thread.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 28, 2014, 08:35:03 PM
Take it to the white Appalachian thread.

 :frown:


 :buh-bye:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on July 28, 2014, 09:31:18 PM
Don't bring your ass back in here until you have pics of your bhut jolokia to display.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Cire on July 28, 2014, 09:37:15 PM
squirrels took my first round of tomatoes.  round two coming in now.  I will murder some squirrels if I don't get any.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on July 28, 2014, 09:40:09 PM
Squirrels are better than tomatoes,  imo.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on July 28, 2014, 10:09:41 PM
Pretty happy with just how well these are all producing! Any tips/tricks/advice is more than welcome.

I'm not sure you need any tips for right now--those things look like they're producing well. If you want, you can always add a layer of compost to the top, an inch or so. This will slow-feed the plants for the rest of the season.

At the end of the season, you can try to perennialize your peppers by digging up some of your favorites and putting them in a bright window in your house or under some grow-lights in the garage. You might get a few peppers over the course of the winter, and then you can put them out after the last freeze to get more peppers, faster. You can either leave them in the pot to save garden space or you can replant them into the ground. You can easily get a pepper plant to live 5+ years, which will have you an Ms. cDubya eating all kinds of salsa.

Here's an article about how to do it: http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=835 (http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=835). I'm not sure I would go to all the trouble in the article, but it's a good start.

squirrels took my first round of tomatoes.  round two coming in now.  I will murder some squirrels if I don't get any.
Ts and Ps, Cire. You can do a few things to keep the squirrels away from your delicious blue-ribbon tomatoes:
-Buy a plastic hawk/falcon (~$15 from Amazon)
-Buy a bottle of coyote urine and spread it around the edge of your garden ($15 for 8 oz at Home Depot)
-Get a motion-activated sprinkler (~$50 at Amazon--especially good for cats and dogs)
-Hang red glass Christmas ornaments from your tomato plants (mainly for birds, tho)

Go 'Cats, ftb.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on July 28, 2014, 10:32:19 PM
c-dubs peppers look great
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Cire on July 28, 2014, 10:45:25 PM
c-dubs peppers look great

Yeah,

I effing love poblano, will be in the 'arden next year.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 29, 2014, 08:16:39 AM
Don't bring your ass back in here until you have pics of your bhut jolokia to display.

Couldn't get any this year. Went to half a dozen local greenhouses and none had them in stock. Didn't want to go online for them. You just wait til next yer, though!

I'm not sure you need any tips for right now--those things look like they're producing well. If you want, you can always add a layer of compost to the top, an inch or so. This will slow-feed the plants for the rest of the season.

At the end of the season, you can try to perennialize your peppers by digging up some of your favorites and putting them in a bright window in your house or under some grow-lights in the garage. You might get a few peppers over the course of the winter, and then you can put them out after the last freeze to get more peppers, faster. You can either leave them in the pot to save garden space or you can replant them into the ground. You can easily get a pepper plant to live 5+ years, which will have you an Ms. cDubya eating all kinds of salsa.

Here's an article about how to do it: http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=835 (http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=835). I'm not sure I would go to all the trouble in the article, but it's a good start.

Thanks, WM!

And thanks for the compliments guys. Already made one batch of salsa, but the tomatoes are just now starting to turn, so it's about to be game on!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on February 17, 2015, 10:36:10 PM
You ever perennialize those pepps, @cDubya?

Put in a lot of work today, guys. Had some raised beds put in a few weeks ago (straight steve dave-ing it) and planted the following this weekend:

-Fig tree
-Three types of citrus
-Pomegranate tree
-Spinach
-Mustard Greens
-Romaine
-Bell peppers
-Serrano Peppers
-Tomatoes
-Beans (pole)
-Kale
-Assorted pretty flowers

Living that Zone 8+ life is pretty great.

Lime tree has not adjusted well to the transplanting, hoping it pulls through. Also planted some blueberries recently.

Any of you NorthernCats starting seeds indoors? Planning any big garden expansions for the Spring?  :drool:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on February 17, 2015, 11:03:47 PM
How hard is it to plant lettuce/kale/broccoli/spinach from seed? Last year I just bought some small plants but i feel like i need to start them from seed to be a real white Midwesterner.

Should I get the seeds to sprout indoors? I did this with some beans in wet paper towels last year and it worked kind of good.

Do I just put the seeds in little cups of dirt by the window until they sprout?

What about just planting them in my raised garden bed? If this is the correct answer when should I start them?

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Cire on February 18, 2015, 06:02:48 AM
Start with the paper towels, cheese cloth etc.  Transfer to cups and grow until it's warm enough
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on February 18, 2015, 07:25:10 AM
How hard is it to plant lettuce/kale/broccoli/spinach from seed? Last year I just bought some small plants but i feel like i need to start them from seed to be a real white Midwesterner.

What about just planting them in my raised garden bed? If this is the correct answer when should I start them?


The greens you should definitely sow directly outdoors in your raised bed. They grow super fast and make you feel like a manly man in just a couple of weeks (manly man thread crosspost). Herbs can also be grown from seed easily. Not sure about the broccoli, I've never tried it from seed.

Basically anything you need to know about gardening in KS was compiled here by the world's greatest research institution:
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/S51.pdf
 (http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/S51.pdf)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 22, 2015, 11:53:29 PM
Um, hey guys? The Liriodendron trees are blooming all over the New Orleans garden district and it's fracking lovely. :love:

https://www.google.com/search?q=tulip+trees&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=vr_qVNHaCZexogSAhoDoDg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=600
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on February 23, 2015, 07:52:14 AM
Pretty jealous, ski'ben.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 10, 2015, 04:42:28 PM
im getting pretty jazzed about gardening season. IM GOING TO BE SO LEGIT THIS YEAR AND DEFINITELY WATER AND HARVEST THINGS PROPERLY SO THEY DONT DIE OR ROT OR WHATEVER

like so many things
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on March 10, 2015, 04:45:29 PM
im getting pretty jazzed about gardening season. IM GOING TO BE SO LEGIT THIS YEAR AND DEFINITELY WATER AND HARVEST THINGS PROPERLY SO THEY DONT DIE OR ROT OR WHATEVER

like so many things

it's those rough ridin' insects or snails or maybe rats or something.  they just want to eat everything.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 10, 2015, 04:48:18 PM
im getting pretty jazzed about gardening season. IM GOING TO BE SO LEGIT THIS YEAR AND DEFINITELY WATER AND HARVEST THINGS PROPERLY SO THEY DONT DIE OR ROT OR WHATEVER

like so many things

it's those rough ridin' insects or snails or maybe rats or something.  they just want to eat everything.

one think i will not do is plant heirloom tomatoes. only genetically engineered impervious resilient science tomatoes. last year i had one science tomato that was gangbusters and one heirloom tomato that was a huge waste of time because it all got eaten by bugs instantly.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on March 10, 2015, 04:50:22 PM
i did ok with heirloom tomatoes in containers.  i think maybe they aren't so good at living in the ground.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 10, 2015, 04:58:30 PM
also deer snarfed most of my leaf vegetables and radishes pretty consistenly. will my new 4-5 ft tall fence discourage freeloading deer?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on March 10, 2015, 05:31:24 PM
also deer snarfed most of my leaf vegetables and radishes pretty consistenly. will my new 4-5 ft tall fence discourage freeloading deer?

maybe.  they can jump that, easy.  but they might not bother.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SdK on March 10, 2015, 05:55:48 PM
Make a dome.

#TheWesIsTheFuture

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on March 10, 2015, 06:44:21 PM

also deer snarfed most of my leaf vegetables and radishes pretty consistenly. will my new 4-5 ft tall fence discourage freeloading deer?
you is a selfish bastard, ain't ya?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 10, 2015, 06:49:06 PM
I have provided them an ample AMPLE buffet of grass and weeds of all sorts. It is they who are greedy.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on March 10, 2015, 06:53:32 PM
food options for puniraptor: unlimited
food options for a deer living in the drought stricken man made hell hole that is the Midwest:  2 half eaten leaves on a tree 45 miles from deer's current locashe
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on March 10, 2015, 06:55:16 PM
imagine if Long John Silvers served deer in their drive-thru.  the deer would be lined up over a mile long at every LJS location
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on March 12, 2015, 12:48:43 AM
i mean eff i would go if they served beer at the drive-thru
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Dlew12 on March 12, 2015, 05:15:55 PM
imagine if Long John Silvers served deer in their drive-thru.  the deer would be lined up over a mile long at every LJS location
This gives me a money ($) business idea.  PM for deets.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 13, 2015, 08:17:02 AM
Took advantage of the great weather yesterday to get the garden started. Last year I bought mini tini plants of Kale/Spinach/Lettuce/Broccoli but it was stupid expensive, like $25 bucks. This year I am trying to go Au Natural and sprout it from seeds.

I turned over my Elevated garden bed and added a 2 inch layers of miracle grow soil on top. To plant the seeds I basically just dug a 1 inch deep trench across and sprinkled seeds(Kale and Spinach) throughout then covered and watered it real good. Assuming everything sprouts I'll thin out some of the seedlings to keep everything spaced out.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/13/6e7d2b3ea0f11ec8e3a12205207a0cd5.jpg)

Planning on planting some summer crops on the side that hasnt been prepped yet.

I also prepped the Landscape Gardens for spring by removing all the leaves/dead material and watering the crap out of all the perennials. I was super pumped to see some bulbs I planted last fall starting to shoot up, felt like a real manly man.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 13, 2015, 09:05:22 AM
you should tent that with some clear plastic or something.  I mean, our average last freeze is something like the middle of April.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 13, 2015, 09:29:04 AM
you should tent that with some clear plastic or something.  I mean, our average last freeze is something like the middle of April.

You can start kale/spinach/lettuce etc before the last freeze. Its plants like tomatoes/peppers/beans etc that you plant after the last freeze.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on March 13, 2015, 02:38:36 PM
i will plant some tomato plants tomorrow.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 17, 2015, 06:53:17 PM
Went to the local Wallys to get my 2015 State of Kansas Fishing License and decided to check out the garden center.

Ended up buying some strawberry roots because strawberry's are awesome and it was like $3.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/17/18c7bcb5ae32403b50c763140690b2ed.jpg)


The package came with 10 different "Roots" all bundled up in a ball with "sprouts" coming out of the roots. Soaked them in water for an hour then separated them into their individual roots.

I planted 3 in the back corner of my yard that gets the most sun and put the rest in pots to give away or replant later.


(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/17/9f3f1740a62faa185bb99c0b933b5a3c.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on March 17, 2015, 09:40:02 PM
ben ji--glad to hear about the greens you put in. I'm sure the seeds will work out great. I'm also happy to hear you're trying strawberries. Mama WM grew a bunch of them growing up, and we'd pick them and make strawberry pie.  :love:


I put in a lot of work this weekend. Planted the following:
-Tomatoes (four varieties)
-Marigolds (to assist w/ pest control for tomatoes)
-Assorted herbs (dill/basil/parsley/mint)
-Jalapenos
-Bok choy
-More lettuce
-Camellias (seafoam and royal velvet)
-Brunfelsia (the most EMAW of plants--flowers that change from white to lavendar to purple)
-Clematis (purple)

These new friends join those already in progress:
-Mustard greens (tons)
-Green onions
-Spinach (tons)
-Romaine
-Pole beans
-Kale (tons)
-Blueberries
-Gladiolus
-Ranunculus
-Assorted hydrangeas/gardenias

And in the best news yet, my fruit trees are starting to blossom and have flowered like never before. I was worried that the transplant and somewhat late fertilizing would mean a weak crop this year, but so far things look very promising. I mean, there are just flowers everywhere. Pretty pumped about it. Grass looks nice and lush after a couple of nice rains, too.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 17, 2015, 10:22:20 PM
WonderMeal must live in USDA Zone AWESOME since he gets to plant all that stuff this early.

Pics?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on March 17, 2015, 11:13:18 PM
strawberries are easy except birds always eat them the day before you want to pick. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 17, 2015, 11:26:00 PM
strawberries are easy except birds always eat them the day before you want to pick.

What if my backyard is crawling with garter snakes and an adorable dog?


Also I saw a tiny baby garter snake in my front garden area yesterday. I was watering my plants and as I worked my way down this lil guy would stay keep moving to stay out of the way of the water. Eventually he squirmed underneath the wood mulch to gobble up some rolly pollys.


Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on March 17, 2015, 11:37:33 PM
What if my backyard is crawling with garter snakes and an adorable dog?


Also I saw a tiny baby garter snake in my front garden area yesterday. I was watering my plants and as I worked my way down this lil guy would stay keep moving to stay out of the way of the water. Eventually he squirmed underneath the wood mulch to gobble up some rolly pollys.

can't hurt.  but i think they mostly eat them at like 5 in the morning or some crap.  are you going to make lady sleep in the garden?


great baby garter snake story.  he sounds like a good snake.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 18, 2015, 07:55:45 AM
ben ji--glad to hear about the greens you put in. I'm sure the seeds will work out great. I'm also happy to hear you're trying strawberries. Mama WM grew a bunch of them growing up, and we'd pick them and make strawberry pie.  :love:

Dang. Wish I could've grown up in a house like that. My dad just cooked us spaghetti and fish sticks.


Quote
-Jalapenos

Man. I would love to try my hand at growing some of those.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on March 18, 2015, 08:03:55 AM
ben ji--glad to hear about the greens you put in. I'm sure the seeds will work out great. I'm also happy to hear you're trying strawberries. Mama WM grew a bunch of them growing up, and we'd pick them and make strawberry pie.  :love:

Dang. Wish I could've grown up in a house like that. My dad just cooked us spaghetti and fish sticks.


Quote
-Jalapenos

Man. I would love to try my hand at growing some of those.
jalapenos are pretty simple. actually never had a problem the last five years of growing any kind of peppers.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 18, 2015, 09:17:20 AM
Yeah, in my limited experience, you can put peppers directly in the hottest part of the yard where nothing else likes to be.  then mostly ignore it and it will do well.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Stat_Cat on March 28, 2015, 09:47:18 AM
So I had this brilliant idea to plant some Kale in a raised bed that was at the house I just bought last November.  I planted two packs, we eat the crap out of Kale chips!  Now I'm reading it needs to be 18 inches apart.  I have 200 little plants coming up, this will take up my enitre garden!  I've already got beets, radishes, carrots, lettuce, and sugar peas in the garden.  I planed for a row of Kale, not a whole garden of it!  Am I just screwed any ideas?.?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: michigancat on March 28, 2015, 09:52:39 AM
So I had this brilliant idea to plant some Kale in a raised bed that was at the house I just bought last November.  I planted two packs, we eat the crap out of Kale chips!  Now I'm reading it needs to be 18 inches apart.  I have 200 little plants coming up, this will take up my enitre garden!  I've already got beets, radishes, carrots, lettuce, and sugar peas in the garden.  I planed for a row of Kale, not a whole garden of it!  Am I just screwed any ideas?.?
Put a couple raised beds in your front lawn
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on March 28, 2015, 10:12:30 AM
The fittest kales will survive
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on March 28, 2015, 11:09:00 AM
Stuff is sprouting!!!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 28, 2015, 11:40:15 AM
Thin them so only the best remain and so they have the right spacing. 

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Stat_Cat on March 28, 2015, 01:11:53 PM
I hadn't thought about just thinning the strong.  I just got done taking care of the leaves around the house.  I can easily put a bed on the south side and put them in there, problem with thinning where they are is that there isn't much space.  I just started them there thinking the raised beds warmer, I think I read that somewhere...
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on March 28, 2015, 02:04:55 PM
I hadn't thought about just thinning the strong.  I just got done taking care of the leaves around the house.  I can easily put a bed on the south side and put them in there, problem with thinning where they are is that there isn't much space.  I just started them there thinking the raised beds warmer, I think I read that somewhere...

Do that other bed, thin the one you have, plant the thinned ones in the new bed.  BOOM!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Frankenklein on March 28, 2015, 02:17:34 PM
You can donate them I think...maybe  :dunno: #sproutsoflove
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on March 28, 2015, 03:24:09 PM
You ever perennialize those pepps, @cDubya?

Nope, but I really wish I had. We have sprouts inside at the moment though, including a few bhut jolikia!!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 09, 2015, 10:39:08 AM
My gma passed away over 20 years ago but when she was alive she had a big row of tulips and irises along the back fence line.

By the time i bought my gpas house a couple years ago this was pretty over grown so i replanted all the bulbs in a different location....well i thought i did.

This year one random tulip plant popped up and it made me think of my gma :-)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/8d86585cd9a610df5ddbbf6db78e7880.jpg)

I will wait until its done blooming then replant it with the rest of the flowers i moved.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on April 09, 2015, 10:41:07 AM
Can someone tell me a plant that I can plant in a pot that would repel spiders?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 09, 2015, 10:42:54 AM
Can someone tell me a plant that I can plant in a pot that would repel spiders?

Get some garter snakes  :dunno:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on April 09, 2015, 10:44:47 AM
Can someone tell me a plant that I can plant in a pot that would repel spiders?

Get some garter snakes  :dunno:

Would rather have spiders.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on April 09, 2015, 10:28:25 PM
Stuff is sprouting!!!

 :Woohoo: :Woohoo: :Woohoo:
When seeds start sprouting is my favorite time of gardening--even moreso than harvesting. There's just so much possibility!

Can someone tell me a plant that I can plant in a pot that would repel spiders?

I don't know of any plants that repel spiders, but I bet you could help your problem by attracting insectivorous birds to your yard. Blackbirds, blue jays, crows, and sparrows all eat spiders. Put up a feeder with the proper food and some fresh water and I bet your spiders will be gone.


This year one random tulip plant popped up and it made me think of my gma :-)


That's awesome, ben ji!

One of my favorite things to do in my garden is to plant flowers in memory/honor of people. Hydrangeas, roses, figs, gardenias, and peonies all honor different family members in the WM clan. It's even cooler if you can root a plant from the person's yard! (Or in your case, plant the same bulbs!) I have some hydrangeas rooted from Gma WM's favorite bush that I've been taking care of for several years, just waiting for their forever home.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on April 09, 2015, 10:47:14 PM
The spiders are on my front porch and I really don't want birds hanging out there either.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on April 10, 2015, 05:34:32 AM
The spiders are on my front porch and I really don't want birds hanging out there either.
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Spray them with an insecticide. It will repel the hell out of them little suckers.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on April 10, 2015, 11:10:25 AM
My lettuce and Rosemary has went nuts. Carrots popping up and strawberries getting close
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: TheHamburglar on April 10, 2015, 07:56:16 PM
I installed a 4 x 4 starter raised bed this week.  Tomorrow we're planting pepper, cilantro, strawberry, spinach, and lettuce.  Also going to plant three different types of tomato plants and basil in the flower beds next to our house.  I'm also replacing the shrubs in front of our house.  I'm uncovering a lot of earthworms as I dig up the old.  Filling up the raised bed with those.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on April 11, 2015, 07:07:51 AM
Can someone tell me a plant that I can plant in a pot that would repel spiders?

Can you find hedge apples out there? If so, lay them around your porch and any other area you don't want pesky insects. Works like a charm, and they last for ages.

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/Osage%20Orange_zps5e2mderz.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Osage%20Orange_zps5e2mderz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on April 11, 2015, 09:20:10 AM
the house i grew up in had approximately 2 million of those things in the backyard
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on April 11, 2015, 09:33:30 AM
the house i grew up in had approximately 2 million of those things in the backyard

Did it have any spiders?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on April 11, 2015, 09:34:28 AM
yes, but not 2 million
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on April 11, 2015, 10:55:15 PM
raked up last fall's leaves from my 15x30 mint plot, this year's crop smells delicious :excited:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on April 11, 2015, 11:23:18 PM
raked up last fall's leaves from my 15x30 mint plot, this year's crop smells delicious :excited:

what a delightful feeling.  i'm happy for you.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Stat_Cat on April 12, 2015, 10:18:33 AM
So I've got a nice little 4x4 compost area.  I've been filling with table fruits and veggies, grass clippings and leaves, everything that's supposed to be in there.  I've been kinda turning it, but really need to mix it up good, it wasn't steaming like its supposed to.  I just went out and dug down to the middle and it was a steamy hot mess!  Nice and earthy looking!  Never thought I would get so pumped to see a giant pile of compost steam!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on April 12, 2015, 11:15:03 AM
So I've got a nice little 4x4 compost area.  I've been filling with table fruits and veggies, grass clippings and leaves, everything that's supposed to be in there.  I've been kinda turning it, but really need to mix it up good, it wasn't steaming like its supposed to.  I just went out and dug down to the middle and it was a steamy hot mess!  Nice and earthy looking! Never thought I would get so pumped to see a giant pile of compost steam!

Take it to the KU Football is hurting thread.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 20, 2015, 11:09:27 AM
Garden update!

Last year I planted some beans in pots then set them next to the fence to climb. They did awesome until about my middle of june when all of them shriveled up and died. I'm guessing the pots couldn't hold enough moisture for them so I decided to sow them directly into the ground this year.

I made a trench along the fence line then filled it up with dirt from my compost pile, planted the pre sprouted seeds then topped it off with some miracle grow potting soil. Hoping for some better luck this year.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/94e3513477b8f686ca619ebc249eeb32.jpg)

The perennials in the front yard are just starting to bloom
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/3e570c4129adb888230aefa3ad67f9e8.jpg)

Same in the backyard
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/b92229fff755a16503c4dd37465d1faf.jpg)


(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/46950453f604dcca6aba7b45f7dc8b5c.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/0f4edfee982879e21a1f9ab7f2bc336e.jpg)

Anyone know what kind of bush this is? Looks awesome every spring when it blooms bright pink/red
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/4f9a6b467129ef83706bbce00d5170cd.jpg)

Spinach/Kale/Lettuce is coming along nicely
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/952797897de96e3deaca3eae028784ae.jpg)

The strawberry plants, eh, not so much but I wont give up on them yet.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/b5bc6cfbf7a7d6546e49c451f1e0f356.jpg)

And this.....This is where the magic happens, the compost pile.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/b9be5774bcc274fb5f5ddc8d232f183f.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on April 20, 2015, 12:56:50 PM
That Bush is an azalea.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on April 20, 2015, 01:35:01 PM
 Lettuce Rosemary and onions are going off everything else has just started sprouting

(http://i.imgur.com/jmY6cvx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ybgxwnG.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on April 20, 2015, 01:39:07 PM
i havent planted anything yet, am i going to get banned?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on April 20, 2015, 01:57:43 PM
the strawberries will limp along the first year (or die if you don't take care of them), but then try to take over the world in years two and three.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on April 20, 2015, 06:45:12 PM
so i've got 3 tulips in the front of my new place (there before i moved in).  they had bloomed out pretty great and then all this rain happened and now they are all laying on the ground and look dead as crap.  will they come back or did my gardening season only last 2 weeks?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 20, 2015, 06:47:50 PM
so i've got 3 tulips in the front of my new place (there before i moved in).  they had bloomed out pretty great and then all this rain happened and now they are all laying on the ground and look dead as crap.  will they come back or did my gardening season only last 2 weeks?

That's tulips for you.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on April 20, 2015, 07:51:55 PM
Yep.  Don't cut the leaves this summer.  Leave them so they can get sun.  Buy, yeah, tulips, more like two days.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 20, 2015, 08:53:21 PM
Did I mention that I just planted some ASPARAGUS PLANTS TODAY?!?!? (Mary Washington variety)

I bought a 5 pack of roots at home depot as an impulse buy. I read a couple articles online and made a new "Asparagus Bed" and planted them up. Bad news is I am going to have to wait like 2 years before I get sweet succulent asparagus shoots on the reg. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on April 20, 2015, 08:54:50 PM
how much kale do you grow
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Stat_Cat on April 20, 2015, 09:37:37 PM
I planted two packs of Kale, WAY WAY to much, I planned on thinning it out, and ended up having to.  I left what I didn't have space for though and it's actually flourishing pretty good.  I'm planning on picking it when it gets big enough for salads, in about a week or so.  Then letting the stuff I thinned out grow to the larger size.

What type of beans did you plant?  I had some green beans I was going to put into a pot, but if it's going to do the same, I may find another location...
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Cire on April 20, 2015, 10:02:11 PM
Rabbits ate one of my tomato plants
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 20, 2015, 10:15:28 PM
I planted two packs of Kale, WAY WAY to much, I planned on thinning it out, and ended up having to.  I left what I didn't have space for though and it's actually flourishing pretty good.  I'm planning on picking it when it gets big enough for salads, in about a week or so.  Then letting the stuff I thinned out grow to the larger size.

What type of beans did you plant?  I had some green beans I was going to put into a pot, but if it's going to do the same, I may find another location...

I alternated sugar snap peas and string beans along the fence line, put them down every foot or so. Last year both bean varieties grew like crazy for a month or 2 but withered and died once it started to get hot.

In regards to Kale....I planted some last year and it got freaking huge, like inch/2 inch wide stalk at the base. In the fall I ripped out all the stalks and threw them in my compost pile...but apparently I missed some roots. When I was turning over my garden last spring I noticed a kale root was sprouting so I let it be and sure enough I'm getting some tiny kale leafs coming off it.

I grew 4 Kale plants last year and that was plenty, when they get huge in late summer(3/4 ft tall) they have tons of leaves you can harvest. Once the stalk is established you can harvest the leaf's and new ones will grow right back. The leaf's are not as delicious as the late spring leaf's but they are still tasty.


Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 20, 2015, 10:50:15 PM
The perennials in the front yard are just starting to bloom
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/3e570c4129adb888230aefa3ad67f9e8.jpg)
Hey Ben ji old pal, since we're friends i thought i'd give you a heads up that those wooden garden partitions are basically termite factories.  You need to get stone in there ASAP!

And stick it out with the strawberries, the first year is rough but it gets easier after that.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 20, 2015, 10:55:58 PM
The perennials in the front yard are just starting to bloom
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Hey Ben ji old pal, since we're friends i thought i'd give you a heads up that those wooden garden partitions are basically termite factories.  You need to get stone in there ASAP!

And stick it out with the strawberries, the first year is rough but it gets easier after that.

Yup. My little bro installed those when we were thinking about selling the house a couple years ago and they are already un even and tearing apart.

I will probably wait until fall when they discount the crap out of landscaping rocks then replace them.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 20, 2015, 11:04:59 PM
The perennials in the front yard are just starting to bloom
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/3e570c4129adb888230aefa3ad67f9e8.jpg)
Hey Ben ji old pal, since we're friends i thought i'd give you a heads up that those wooden garden partitions are basically termite factories.  You need to get stone in there ASAP!

And stick it out with the strawberries, the first year is rough but it gets easier after that.

Yup. My little bro installed those when we were thinking about selling the house a couple years ago and they are already un even and tearing apart.

I will probably wait until fall when they discount the crap out of landscaping rocks then replace them.
When i bought my house, the lady who owned it before kept the place very well manicured and had those beams everywhere.  My buddies all told me to get rid of them because they are termite condominiums but i kinda brushed it off with a "Eh, they look pretty new, i bet they're fine"

Well, one day, i was trying to maneuver a trailer up my drive and dropped a tire right on one of the beams, splitting it in two.   The horror therein was hard to describe but the interior of the beam resembled swiss cheese.  The same day i pulled all of it up to find that there must have been hundreds of termites living in all of them  :Yuck: :Yuck: :Yuck: :sdeek: :Yuck: :Yuck: :Yuck:

Needless to say i burned them all with fire.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on April 20, 2015, 11:09:02 PM
 :sdeek: :sdeek: :sdeek: :sdeek: :sdeek: :sdeek:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on April 21, 2015, 07:45:26 AM
Our house had some when we moved in.  We live in woods.  Anyway, got them treated and the guy said if you live near woods in NE KS,  you will always be near them.  Only need to set up a barrier around the house.  Sucks though, because he recommends against using mulch.  We have a bunch of lava rock, that I despise.
Anyway, long story, but this last weekend we found what looked like a long bald caterpillar.   About as big around as my index finger and about 4" long.   My kid ID'ed it as a termite queen.  Google it and sure enough.   Stuff of nightmares.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on April 21, 2015, 07:51:27 AM
pro tip- don't google termite queen
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on April 21, 2015, 07:55:21 AM
people pay thousands to get at some idiot queen out wandering around?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 21, 2015, 08:04:04 AM
Co worker's wife sells seedlings at a farmers market so he brought me in a whole flat.

Couple of different varieties of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and LEEKS! Super pumped about the leeks.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/21/fbf7178ed17109b10c5ddc9f6a307898.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on April 24, 2015, 10:29:18 AM
Do these mushrooms that I grew on this hay (straw) bale look edible?

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on April 24, 2015, 01:42:45 PM
can't wait to see the hack.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on April 28, 2015, 09:16:59 PM
I planted a bhut jolokia :surprised:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on April 29, 2015, 11:01:57 AM
garden protocol enacted yesterday: 3 types of tomatoes (big, medium small), red and yellow sweet peppers, bhut jolokia and poblano hot peppers, onions, radishes, lettuce, yellow squash, cukes, and cantelope.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on April 29, 2015, 09:12:55 PM
garden protocol enacted yesterday: 3 types of tomatoes (big, medium small), red and yellow sweet peppers, bhut jolokia and poblano hot peppers, onions, radishes, lettuce, yellow squash, cukes, and cantelope.

 :drool:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on April 29, 2015, 11:32:58 PM
garden protocol enacted yesterday: 3 types of tomatoes (big, medium small), red and yellow sweet peppers, bhut jolokia and poblano hot peppers, onions, radishes, lettuce, yellow squash, cukes, and cantelope.

Puni, that is really exciting. And frankly, based on your posts in the lunch thread, very surprising. I'm rooting especially hard or your cantaloupe, as I've never had much luck with them.


I brought in my first round of veggies to share with co-workers this week, which was a big hit. Also I have an absolute ton of cute Tiny Li'l Baby Limes (TLBL) and TLBFigs on my trees right now. It's the first year either tree has produced, and they are both exploding.

Last weekend I took out most of the greens in the garden (kale, spinach, mustards, lettuce) and replaced them with more heat-tolerant plants (limas, peas, collards, okra, sunflowers, more 'maters). It's really astonishing how fast beans grow.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on April 30, 2015, 04:22:53 AM
I got mine. Free flowers for bees! feedabee.com (http://feedabee.com)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Stat_Cat on May 01, 2015, 10:28:18 AM
Just ordered my free bee seeds!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on May 01, 2015, 10:32:36 AM
garden protocol enacted yesterday: 3 types of tomatoes (big, medium small), red and yellow sweet peppers, bhut jolokia and poblano hot peppers, onions, radishes, lettuce, yellow squash, cukes, and cantelope.

Puni, that is really exciting. And frankly, based on your posts in the lunch thread, very surprising. I'm rooting especially hard or your cantaloupe, as I've never had much luck with them.


are you saying that you expected me to grow hot dogs, little smokies, canned tuna, and saurkraut?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Brock Landers on May 01, 2015, 12:53:10 PM
I bought a hanging basket for my backyard and a couple of plants for my front porch a few nights ago.  That's the extent of my gardening abilities.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 01, 2015, 11:28:45 PM

Just ordered my free bee seeds!
i don't think they are bee seeds. I hope you are not too disappointed.

:wink:


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 03, 2015, 12:02:01 PM
i have about 8000 small green tomatoes on the vine, i may have overplanted.

the mints came back strong from the earwigs, but are now being torn apart by these green caterpillars that show up every year to tear them apart.  the strawberries are about done.  insects got at least three for every one i got.  oregano and rosemary everywhere.  dried a little and threw away about 20x as much as i dried.  the basil is being a little slow for how hot it is.  also trying to flower early.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 03, 2015, 02:32:39 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/03/71573bbd944ab14a94cfba4555c176ba.jpg)

Asparagus i planted a couple of weeks ago is coming up.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Stat_Cat on May 03, 2015, 02:54:32 PM

Just ordered my free bee seeds!
i don't think they are bee seeds. I hope you are not too disappointed.

:wink:


Gonna win 'em all!

Wait, you're telling me that these things won't produce bee's?!?!?!  I've been had...  Are you telling me the butterfly seeds I ordered for my butterfly garden don't come with butterfly's too... :Crybaby:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 03, 2015, 08:33:45 PM

i have about 8000 small green tomatoes on the vine, i may have overplanted.

the mints came back strong from the earwigs, but are now being torn apart by these green caterpillars that show up every year to tear them apart.  the strawberries are about done.  insects got at least three for every one i got.  oregano and rosemary everywhere.  dried a little and threw away about 20x as much as i dried.  the basil is being a little slow for how hot it is.  also trying to flower early.
insects 1: organic Gardner 0


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 03, 2015, 08:54:21 PM
insects 1: organic Gardner 0

i sevin dusted the crap out of them.  didn't save the berries, but i avenged the loss.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on May 03, 2015, 08:57:35 PM
have you tried sevendust?  personal favorite is https://youtu.be/ggJfy6NuRcE
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 03, 2015, 08:59:01 PM
oh, hey dobber.  since you're here, i've got a question for you.  you know how on the bottle of an imidacloprid bottle it says to only use once a year on citrus trees?  that's just some bullshit that doesn't apply if you want to use it two or three times a year, correct?  and still be able to eat the fruit, i mean.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 04, 2015, 07:28:02 AM

oh, hey dobber.  since you're here, i've got a question for you.  you know how on the bottle of an imidacloprid bottle it says to only use once a year on citrus trees?  that's just some bullshit that doesn't apply if you want to use it two or three times a year, correct?  and still be able to eat the fruit, i mean.
use the rate on the label as a soil drench and make only one application per year. The foliar sprays will not last as long.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Asteriskhead on May 04, 2015, 07:31:06 AM

oh, hey dobber.  since you're here, i've got a question for you.  you know how on the bottle of an imidacloprid bottle it says to only use once a year on citrus trees?  that's just some bullshit that doesn't apply if you want to use it two or three times a year, correct?  and still be able to eat the fruit, i mean.
use the rate on the label as a soil drench and make only one application per year. The foliar sprays will not last as long.


Gonna win 'em all!

i know this bottle of bleach says, "do not drink" on the label, but that's just a precaution, right?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 04, 2015, 10:33:47 AM
Who is ready for a #GARDEN-HACK?!

You know that pollen stuff that falls off tree's this time of year?

It looks like this and piles up EVERYWHERE, especially on sidewalks and driveways.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/1a887f6039c250f13d5f02ccb43b6dd1.jpg)

Well this stuff makes excellent mulch/cover for your garden. I prefer it to wood mulch because it breaks down by the end of summer and you dont get random wood chips in your soil.

Garden before

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Garden after

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/e6ca98c6df77b8b03d2a0a9ea424ef59.jpg)

Had tons left over so I put some down by my peas on the fence line.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/1337d9082d5b83729c0e790e7259ab37.jpg)

Also my asparagus bed

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/b329d002cf1390b7addf4fe7ad127324.jpg)

Which by the way i have tiny baby asparagus shoots now! I planted 5 roots about a month ago and they all have shoots coming up. Will "go to bush" this year, tiny harvest next year but in 2 years i will be dominating some asparagus on a daily basis.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/04/b4268d50ed9384354b62cf1ed83c1cac.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 04, 2015, 11:05:28 AM
use the rate on the label as a soil drench and make only one application per year.

 :curse:

if i die of sevin dust inhalation, it'll be on your head.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 04, 2015, 12:05:49 PM

use the rate on the label as a soil drench and make only one application per year.

 :curse:

if i die of sevin dust inhalation, it'll be on your head.
then use the liquid sevin. NO DUST INHALATION!


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 04, 2015, 12:19:56 PM
liquid sevin.

 :surprised:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 04, 2015, 01:38:59 PM
liquid sevin.

 :surprised:
If you buy the one with the hose end sprayer on the top, buy a pair of chemical resistant gloves. You probably won't get any actual product on you, but water always leaks out of that connect. The advantage is that once you turn the water on and then start spraying the chemical, it will only take you about 20 seconds to spray almost everything that you want to spray. Then you can go back and spray again in a week or two, depending on insect pressure and re treatment intervals WHICH ARE LISTED ON THE LABEL!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 04, 2015, 05:23:30 PM
Hey dobber, how does the sevin dust that's available nowadays compare to REAL sevin that is now illegal?

Asking for a friend...
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on May 04, 2015, 05:42:08 PM
do you guys want to know that i planted my yel' squash and zukes on the shroomed out straw bales?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on May 05, 2015, 08:38:54 AM
my ghost pepper was mostly destroyed by the hail, apparently too fragile for the #midwest.

everything else seems fine
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 18, 2015, 02:12:31 PM

Hey dobber, how does the sevin dust that's available nowadays compare to REAL sevin that is now illegal?

Asking for a friend...
same stuff


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 18, 2015, 02:25:18 PM
i have three tomatoes that are pretty much ready to harvest.  i'm going to wait and harvest them on friday or saturday.


also, there is a rat that is eating bites out of the green tomatoes in the back of the patch.  i have enough tomatoes to share, but i'm still going to try and kill it.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 18, 2015, 02:37:08 PM
Where is a snake when you need one?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 18, 2015, 02:40:16 PM
Where is a snake when you need one?

 :lol:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on May 18, 2015, 02:42:47 PM
Where is a snake when you need one?

i know.   :frown:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on May 18, 2015, 02:50:18 PM
I have a decent green thumb but old Gma gave me a nugget this last weekend. Did you guys know if you mix rock salt sugar water and a dash of garlic your plants will double in size in a few days? I don't have the results yet (did it yesterday) I think maybe Gma had too much wine
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on May 18, 2015, 02:52:09 PM
i tried invisibility potion (ketchup + mustard + mayonnaise) in preschool but it didn't work.  rough ridin' bad person.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 18, 2015, 02:57:53 PM
entire garden washed away.  will never do again
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Spracne on May 18, 2015, 02:58:04 PM
sowing salt into the earth is a surefire way to make your veggies grow like weeds. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on May 18, 2015, 03:02:51 PM
i tried invisibility potion (ketchup + mustard + mayonnaise) in preschool but it didn't work.  rough ridin' bad person.
oh man you got played
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on May 18, 2015, 03:16:41 PM
sowing salt into the earth is a surefire way to make your veggies grow like weeds.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Bloodfart on May 18, 2015, 03:23:35 PM
I've been in Parsons since Friday and am anxious to get back home to see if my garden is still there.   You guys I hope the tomatoes are ok. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 18, 2015, 03:24:28 PM

I've been in Parsons since Friday and am anxious to get back home to see if my garden is still there.
we are just hoping you make it out of Parsons alive


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Bloodfart on May 18, 2015, 03:29:06 PM

I've been in Parsons since Friday and am anxious to get back home to see if my garden is still there.
we are just hoping you make it out of Parsons alive


Gonna win 'em all!

Mrs. Bf has admitted the same guy to the hospital 3 times in 3 days for intoxication. 
Title: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on May 18, 2015, 03:32:23 PM

I've been in Parsons since Friday and am anxious to get back home to see if my garden is still there.
we are just hoping you make it out of Parsons alive


Gonna win 'em all!

Mrs. Bf has admitted the same guy to the hospital 3 times in 3 days for intoxication.
I'd lol, but that is pretty sad.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on June 01, 2015, 11:18:36 AM
my cucumber, zuke, bhut jolokia, and one tomato plants have been ravaged by the storms and are pitiful.

the tomato plant was totally snapped off at the root, but i buried the stem stump and it seems to be slowly coming back to life.

the zuke had all its leaves blasted off but is now popping out a blossom, so not sure how sustainable that is.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 8manpick on June 01, 2015, 11:54:44 AM
At my parents house yesterday, I had a bowl of homegrown strawberries from my mom's garden :lick:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on June 01, 2015, 01:58:02 PM
that tomato will come back strong as ever.  you'll just have a shorter harvest.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 04, 2015, 09:50:50 AM
Alright guyz, some pests are absolutely destroying me garden and its driving me ragey. My food garden is in an elevated bed and has chicken wire around it and is doing fine, mainly its my ornamental gardens. I need gE's help to narrow down my list of suspects.

Suspects-

1. Squirrels - These suckers are everywhere just mocking me from the tree's.
2. Chipmunks- I see one of these suckers a couple times a week, very active in my hood.
3. Rabbits - Lady gets so jacked when she walks in the backyard and gets to chase one of these guys. Weirdly I see more chipmunks than rabbits in my yard.

CRIMES-

The pea's I planted along my fence line? About half got chewed down to the base.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/04/b1b45087d2147e6bb46c1a4532101469.jpg)

I also had some awesome smaller flowers (no idea what the name was) and they were chewed ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE ROOTS, luckily they seem to be coming back.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/04/8c687f454fe077b4fd7470232a6b8c9a.jpg)

The most annoying crime commited is the constant vandalism of my flower bed. Everyday I come home I will notice 2-3 of these "holes" where some sort of animal has been digging about 1-2 inches into the mulch in my flower bed. This has happened in some ornamental pots I have as well. Just absurd, these animals have no respect for a mans domain.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/04/9c500427cfb0c4589a2e650b723855af.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/04/8bf44fcd70e8ff8c48838c09c2728793.jpg)

So tell me gE, which animal is responsible for this damage?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on June 04, 2015, 10:12:50 AM
Probably all of them.   :dunno:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on June 04, 2015, 11:38:02 AM
the holes are squirrel.  the chewed plants could be any, but if they are behind secure chickenwire, then it is the squirrels or chipmunks.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 04, 2015, 11:53:03 AM
the holes are squirrel.  the chewed plants could be any, but if they are behind secure chickenwire, then it is the squirrels or chipmunks.

Thanks sys, figured the holes were squirrels but have never caught them in action. The chewed plants were not behind the chicken wire so I'm guessing rabbits?


And FYI I just mowed my lawn and stirred up a garter snake that slithered right in front of the mower. I stopped the mower, picked the garter snake up with a stick and moved it to my garden.  :D
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on June 04, 2015, 11:56:44 AM
Squirrels are pretty great as long as they aren't messing with your house.  One of the most adorbs things you can have in the yard. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 04, 2015, 12:03:22 PM
Squirrels are pretty great as long as they aren't messing with your house.  One of the most adorbs things you can have in the yard.

Until they constantly tear up your garden
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on June 04, 2015, 01:58:50 PM
veggies are cheap, you guys.  The whole myth about produce being expensive is only the case if you buy it prepared.  Like pre chopped salads.  I mean, you are probably losing money growing them yourself if you monetize your frustration and water.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on June 04, 2015, 02:00:22 PM
veggies are cheap, you guys.  The whole myth about produce being expensive is only the case if you buy it prepared.  Like pre chopped salads.  I mean, you are probably losing money growing them yourself if you monetize your frustration and water.

its not financial. It's about summoning life from the soil and then destroying and consuming that life.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: CNS on June 04, 2015, 02:01:15 PM
Eat squirrel, then, I guess.   :dunno:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on June 04, 2015, 02:16:13 PM
Plus all the good bacteria you get from digging in soil
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on July 15, 2015, 08:26:26 PM
Time for everyone to post a garden update! Here's mine:

-Lime tree is going bananas. Looks great.
-Had a couple of figs off the fig tree. They were just okay.  :frown:
-Bursting at the seams with tomatoes, but I only planted two varieties and they both taste kind of bad.  :blindfold:
-Okra has taken off.
-Asparagus is in its first year, but I'm really happy with how much it has grown and am excited for next year. Same story for blueberries.
-I had cut sunflowers in my house basically every day for three weeks, but they're all gone now. It was great.
-Pepps on pepps on pepps on pepps on pepps on pepps
-I have a lot of green beans, but realized I don't really like picking them and they take up a lot of space. Will not plant again.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Cire on July 15, 2015, 09:23:31 PM
4 tomatoes and two jalapenos all effing summer.  Effing rain.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on July 15, 2015, 10:13:00 PM
Mine sucks ass
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 15, 2015, 10:56:03 PM
i'm kinda sick of tomatoes.  i may have overplanted.  plus one highly productive plant produces the worst tasting tomatoes in the entire world.  i don't pick them anymore, but for some stupid reason i still water it.  it has like 200 tomatoes hanging on it.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 16, 2015, 05:08:03 PM
-Tomato plants (~20) coming along nicely
-Peppers seem to be stunted drastically from these huge storms and extensive rain
-cucumbers and squash, however, are LOVING the weather and flourishing
-potatoes were okay for a while, seem to be dying off. (Aphids!!!)
-herbs are all doing really well

Should be a huge variety of tomatoes for salsa/marinara/pizza sauce, however, not happy with the lack of pepper growth.

@Dobber - best way to (organically) kill all these Aphids on my potato leaves/stalks?!!

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 16, 2015, 05:09:01 PM
mint is still doing its thing.  don't know if there's any other vegetation out there or not
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on July 20, 2015, 09:40:18 AM

-Tomato plants (~20) coming along nicely
-Peppers seem to be stunted drastically from these huge storms and extensive rain
-cucumbers and squash, however, are LOVING the weather and flourishing
-potatoes were okay for a while, seem to be dying off. (Aphids!!!)
-herbs are all doing really well

Should be a huge variety of tomatoes for salsa/marinara/pizza sauce, however, not happy with the lack of pepper growth.

@Dobber - best way to (organically) kill all these Aphids on my potato leaves/stalks?!!
I've been researching and I keep getting :lol: 'd at when I add the caveat that the method of control must be organic.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 20, 2015, 10:59:28 AM
Understandable, lol. But my problem is that I need a way to kill them but NOT kill the bees in the hives 50 feet away.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on July 20, 2015, 11:03:07 AM
Understandable, lol. But my problem is that I need a way to kill them but NOT kill the bees in the hives 50 feet away.
Spray when the bees are not actively foraging.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 20, 2015, 11:07:30 AM
Understandable, lol. But my problem is that I need a way to kill them but NOT kill the bees in the hives 50 feet away.
Spray when the bees are not actively foraging.

Okay, spray what?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on July 20, 2015, 11:22:18 AM
Understandable, lol. But my problem is that I need a way to kill them but NOT kill the bees in the hives 50 feet away.
Spray when the bees are not actively foraging.

Okay, spray what?
Something that kills aphids :lol:
Read the label. Not certain of the aphicides available in Garden Centers. Sorry I am not more help.
Don't spray when windy and do spray late in the evening or early in the morning. Bees are active during the day.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on July 20, 2015, 11:29:36 AM
slobber dropping big pollen knowledge chruth bombs
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 20, 2015, 11:43:15 AM
Wow, timely thread bump. I'm just finishing an addition to my raised garden.

Original was 8x4, added two 2x8 additions and one 2x4 addition.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/20/0183adbe29e0fec5999db79532832e03.jpg)

Already replanted my strawberry plants that had been in pots, the birds were stealing everything :shakesfist:. Once i finish the fencing i will put a net over the top.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/20/18bb1c3efbb2ada7206eb1b6e1dfbaef.jpg)

Will be planting a fall garden full of kale/mustard greens/spinach in the other 2x8/2x4.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on July 20, 2015, 11:45:37 AM
Wow, timely thread bump. I'm just finishing an addition to my raised garden.

Original was 8x4, added two 2x8 additions and one 2x4 addition.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/20/0183adbe29e0fec5999db79532832e03.jpg)

Already replanted my strawberry plants that had been in pots, the birds were stealing everything :shakesfist:. Once i finish the fencing i will put a net over the top.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/20/18bb1c3efbb2ada7206eb1b6e1dfbaef.jpg)

Will be planting a fall garden full of kale/mustard greens/spinach in the other 2x8/2x4.
Do you break up the soil underneath the bed or do you just build the bed on the hard ground and then add fresh soil?

(good job. looks great!)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 20, 2015, 11:47:46 AM
Yes, I broke up the soil underneath the bed then filled it in with dirt from my compost pile and turned it over again.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on July 20, 2015, 01:10:13 PM
some kind of creature, guessing deer, keeps eating the top half of my jalapneo plant. gettin pretty cheezed off  :curse:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on July 20, 2015, 01:10:48 PM
Nice job benji
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 20, 2015, 01:43:33 PM
Got the strawberries completely fenced just in time. HA, take that you dumb bird.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/20/3416fa2ac2c65a838dac0cb6e11ff4be.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/20/e9db799160367be9cb3b06a345142c88.jpg)

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 27, 2015, 07:29:06 AM
Squirrels were raiding my garden and eating all my cherry tomatoes before they turned red.

My dad brought a squirrel trap over then I baited it with an unripe tomatoe.

12 hrs later BOOM

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/27/740efe3d85f4785d1002031a5bf2cde3.jpg)

Lady was going nuts, really wanted to earn her second confirmed kill but i drove it a mile away and let the squirrel go.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on July 27, 2015, 10:02:33 AM
i planted some stuff exactly three weeks ago. watermelon, pumpkin and cucumbers. i'll be sure to keep everyone updated. right now they are all looking pretty decent though.

also re: pumpkins, i got the kind which are supposed to grow huge gigantic humongous ones.  :cool:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 28, 2015, 07:57:47 AM
Rain the past few weeks has screwed up all my tomatoes and peppers, but man are the cukes and squash loving it. At least I'll have plenty of Sriracha pickles this year...

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_201024_zps5goeyaey.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_201024_zps5goeyaey.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 28, 2015, 10:22:32 AM
Rain the past few weeks has screwed up all my tomatoes and peppers, but man are the cukes and squash loving it. At least I'll have plenty of Sriracha pickles this year...

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_201024_zps5goeyaey.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_201024_zps5goeyaey.jpg.html)

Favorite recipe for squash?

I've got some growing now but not sure how I'm going to eat them. Only Way I have prepared them in the past is to slice them up and sautee them with other veggies for a side dish.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on July 29, 2015, 08:23:30 PM

@Dobber @WonderMeal - best way to (organically) kill all these Aphids on my potato leaves/stalks?!!

Whenever I have an organic gardening question, I always go to Mike McGrath's "Garden Answers A to Z" website. His weekly You Bet Your Garden podcast is a great resource, too.

http://www.gardensalive.com/category/you_bet_your_garden
 (http://www.gardensalive.com/category/you_bet_your_garden)

Here's his answer on aphids:
Quote from: Mike McGrath's Garden Answers A to Z
Question. I transplanted a beautiful heirloom rosebush from my mother's garden to mine last year. Now it's FILLED with APHIDS!!!! I found a ladybug and put her on the bush, but she looked at me like, "now why did you do that?" Please help. Thanks,
                    ---Beth in Emmaus, PA

Answer. Aphids are EASY! Cradle the infested part of the plant in one hand and blast the little rats off with a sharp, strong steam of water from one of those multiple-choice nozzles. It'll kill 80 to 90% of 'em outright, and the survivors will be too depressed to go on. Do this a couple of times and that Lady should be able to handle any stragglers.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 29, 2015, 08:31:50 PM
aphids are not easy, at least not without chemicals.  i guess maybe they're easy if you only have one plant, but eff mr. organic if he thinks it's easy to hand wash a couple hundred plants every other day.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on July 29, 2015, 08:35:37 PM
@cDubya will you be planting a fall garden?  im excited to try out some spinach and romaine varieties i got a while back
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on July 29, 2015, 09:11:33 PM
aphids are not easy, at least not without chemicals.  i guess maybe they're easy if you only have one plant, but eff mr. organic if he thinks it's easy to hand wash a couple hundred plants every other day.
YES! Big Chemical is gaining strength!

Sorry, for the smart-assedness.

You are correct. They are not easy. Chemicals work very well and can be applied without harming a bee hive 50 ft away or whatever.
What if I told you that chemicals were used INSIDE THE HIVE?!?!? BY BEE KEEPERS!!!!!(maybe I already did tell you that?)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 29, 2015, 09:24:31 PM
aphids are not easy, at least not without chemicals.  i guess maybe they're easy if you only have one plant, but eff mr. organic if he thinks it's easy to hand wash a couple hundred plants every other day.
YES! Big Chemical is gaining strength!

Sorry, for the smart-assedness.

You are correct. They are not easy. Chemicals work very well and can be applied without harming a bee hive 50 ft away or whatever.
What if I told you that chemicals were used INSIDE THE HIVE?!?!? BY BEE KEEPERS!!!!!(maybe I already did tell you that?)

Dobber, did I tell you that ben ji's dad is an amateur bee keeper (Maybe I did already tell you that)? He does not use chemicals in his hives tho, just smoke, au natural.


Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on July 29, 2015, 09:26:03 PM
aphids are not easy, at least not without chemicals.  i guess maybe they're easy if you only have one plant, but eff mr. organic if he thinks it's easy to hand wash a couple hundred plants every other day.
YES! Big Chemical is gaining strength!

Sorry, for the smart-assedness.

You are correct. They are not easy. Chemicals work very well and can be applied without harming a bee hive 50 ft away or whatever.
What if I told you that chemicals were used INSIDE THE HIVE?!?!? BY BEE KEEPERS!!!!!(maybe I already did tell you that?)

Dobber, did I tell you that ben ji's dad is an amateur bee keeper (Maybe I did already tell you that)? He does not use chemicals in his hives tho, just smoke, au natural.
Ask him how he controls varroa mites?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 29, 2015, 09:27:29 PM
aphids are not easy, at least not without chemicals.  i guess maybe they're easy if you only have one plant, but eff mr. organic if he thinks it's easy to hand wash a couple hundred plants every other day.
YES! Big Chemical is gaining strength!

Sorry, for the smart-assedness.

You are correct. They are not easy. Chemicals work very well and can be applied without harming a bee hive 50 ft away or whatever.
What if I told you that chemicals were used INSIDE THE HIVE?!?!? BY BEE KEEPERS!!!!!(maybe I already did tell you that?)

Dobber, did I tell you that ben ji's dad is an amateur bee keeper (Maybe I did already tell you that)? He does not use chemicals in his hives tho, just smoke, au natural.
Ask him how he controls varroa mites?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on July 29, 2015, 09:56:01 PM
aphids are not easy, at least not without chemicals.  i guess maybe they're easy if you only have one plant, but eff mr. organic if he thinks it's easy to hand wash a couple hundred plants every other day.

cDubya only mentioned aphids on his potatoes. Unless he is a potato farmer with "a couple hundred plants," it seems like this would be a useful strategy for a home garden potato crop. It's worked for me and my citrus.  :dunno:


Let me try a more sys-friendly strategy: what if cDubya nukes his potatoes with chemicals, a rat eats one of his poison plans, then a snake eats the poison rat and dies? I'm just thinking about the snakes, sys.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 29, 2015, 11:36:35 PM
wondermeal, i have a confession.  i don't really care about cdubya's problems.  i just wanted to talk about my own experiences with aphids.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 30, 2015, 09:02:12 AM
wondermeal, i have a confession.  i don't really care about cdubya's problems.  i just wanted to talk about my own experiences with aphids.

I see how it is, sys.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 30, 2015, 09:21:13 AM
THIS is why I want organic alternatives. Someone close by has used something nasty and decimated one of our hives...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20150729_090412_zpspqta2juq.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150729_090412_zpspqta2juq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on July 30, 2015, 11:22:06 AM

THIS is why I want organic alternatives. Someone close by has used something nasty and decimated one of our hives...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20150729_090412_zpspqta2juq.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150729_090412_zpspqta2juq.jpg.html)
you probably have nastier things under your sink or in your garage. Somebody may have misused a chemical and if killed your bees. That sucks.
I will be very interested to know what actually happened. This is not typically what somebody would expect to see if a chemical was misused. I hope you figure out what happened and then kick the dumbass responsible for it right in the taint.


Gonna win 'em all!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 30, 2015, 11:49:44 AM
@d(sl)obber - not sure specifically, but reading up on it I wouldn't doubt someone close by was using something like Sevin, maybe? This all happened in a span of ~48 hours. From what I've heard/read from other keepers you have to get a live, poisoned bee in the freezer and then send it off to be able to get a viable test done to find the cause. We may try to do that and send it to whoever does that kind of thing.

Gonna get in contact with the Dept. of Agriculture and go from there.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on September 14, 2015, 03:39:57 PM
Decided to try and make sun dried tomatoes with some of my crop.

Did like 3 min of research online and it seems pretty simple. Cut the tomatoes in half, remove the seeds, bake in oven at 175 degrees for like 8 hrs.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/14/964b4bf35051563949fb093ac1b93871.jpg)

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on September 14, 2015, 04:05:07 PM
So I see the before's.....
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on September 14, 2015, 04:25:10 PM
i just googled that the temperature of the sun is 175 million degrees F so i dont know what you think that dinky oven will do
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on September 14, 2015, 04:27:11 PM

@d(sl)obber - not sure specifically, but reading up on it I wouldn't doubt someone close by was using something like Sevin, maybe? This all happened in a span of ~48 hours. From what I've heard/read from other keepers you have to get a live, poisoned bee in the freezer and then send it off to be able to get a viable test done to find the cause. We may try to do that and send it to whoever does that kind of thing.

Gonna get in contact with the Dept. of Agriculture and go from there.
Any update?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on September 14, 2015, 04:29:21 PM

aphids are not easy, at least not without chemicals.  i guess maybe they're easy if you only have one plant, but eff mr. organic if he thinks it's easy to hand wash a couple hundred plants every other day.
YES! Big Chemical is gaining strength!

Sorry, for the smart-assedness.

You are correct. They are not easy. Chemicals work very well and can be applied without harming a bee hive 50 ft away or whatever.
What if I told you that chemicals were used INSIDE THE HIVE?!?!? BY BEE KEEPERS!!!!!(maybe I already did tell you that?)

Dobber, did I tell you that ben ji's dad is an amateur bee keeper (Maybe I did already tell you that)? He does not use chemicals in his hives tho, just smoke, au natural.
The smoke is only to calm the bees when you enter the hive. It actually masks the pheromone warning that the bees give off when they want to warn the rest of the hive.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on September 14, 2015, 04:32:21 PM
i planted some stuff exactly three weeks ago. watermelon, pumpkin and cucumbers. i'll be sure to keep everyone updated. right now they are all looking pretty decent though.

also re: pumpkins, i got the kind which are supposed to grow huge gigantic humongous ones.  :cool:

the cucumbers went bonkers, i have about five watermelons that look viable and one pumpkin. really hoping that thing gets huge.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on September 14, 2015, 10:35:55 PM
the cucumbers went bonkers, i have about five watermelons that look viable and one pumpkin. really hoping that thing gets huge.

I've never had much luck with watermelons. I'm really cheering for you. Both pumpkins and wmelons are really heavy feeders.

Just cleared out the garden for the Fall/Winter crops. Also planted a lot more flowers for cutting for Mrs. WM. Citrus harvest coming soon! :excited:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on September 14, 2015, 11:03:15 PM
So I see the before's.....
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/14/a1cd2b0e041872653bfe365277b5faaa.jpg)

After
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on September 21, 2015, 09:16:58 PM
hopefully none of those went to waste, you made so many
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on September 21, 2015, 09:34:06 PM
I thought my ghost pepper was done for, but now its going gangbusters
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/21/e4fa4262545ab80716e7941262c6e6ae.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on September 21, 2015, 09:40:11 PM
cant wait to see those suckers in a tupperware bowl with some garbanzo beans and pickles.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on September 21, 2015, 09:41:01 PM
Boy howdy!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on September 21, 2015, 09:41:54 PM
puni you should have a 'green day' where you use those peppers and peas and pickles and maybe some lettuce with greek goddess dressing or something
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on September 21, 2015, 09:42:48 PM
eff lettuce #hottake
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on September 21, 2015, 09:43:24 PM
bring back the cabbage then
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on September 21, 2015, 10:28:11 PM
cant wait to see those suckers in a tupperware bowl with some garbanzo beans and pickles.

goddamn this is gonna be great
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on October 31, 2015, 10:04:44 PM
Ate a ghostie ghost. Pretty rough ridin' intense. Way hotter than the last one I had. Pain subsiding, endorphins rising.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on October 31, 2015, 10:07:48 PM
Try to export (import?) some of those beasts.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on October 31, 2015, 10:13:57 PM
I actually feel it in the nerve endings in my teeth
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on November 01, 2015, 04:29:00 AM
Ate a ghostie ghost. Pretty rough ridin' intense. Way hotter than the last one I had. Pain subsiding, endorphins rising.

Are there different varieties of ghosts? We put one in the garden for the first time this year and this is what mine look like, haven't cut one up to check the heat yet though... (did a quick Google before posting and now see there is a smooth fruit variety of the bhut jolokia, hoping that's what I really got)

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/1446372871265_zpsio8gjfuq.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1446372871265_zpsio8gjfuq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on November 01, 2015, 10:03:08 AM
That looks good but also a slice of hellfire
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 16, 2016, 05:53:37 PM
How is everyone's garden doing this spring? Mine is starting to "pop"

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160416/958250a9eb4f9b8a0b059db7c596afd0.jpg)

Far right section is all strawberries i planted last year, just starting to flower.

The main section has spinach/lettuce/kale/mustard greens.

Just planted some green beans behind the greens.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160416/a365a52f919de4a01999565c236c99d8.jpg)

This section at the very front is a random mixbag of greens i started inside during feb. They seem to be doing well.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160416/4269500ea8e28749608a7b400d8f6c9d.jpg)

Planted radishes for the first time and they are super easy, i have harvested about half of them already. The thin green plant is carrots I Co-planted with them for the first time as well.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160416/5f4b0aa88cf450f0b472580c5f0edc09.jpg)

My first sugar snap pea has latched onto the homemade trellis!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 16, 2016, 05:59:24 PM
Paging @Sys !

I found this venomous creature in my flower garden and dispatched him with a hoe.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160416/64e6963635a82c6afdab13d734c88dc9.jpg)

Just kidding. I sprayed him with the hose and he cuddled up next a plant.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 25, 2016, 02:51:10 PM
The perennials in the front yard are just starting to bloom
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/3e570c4129adb888230aefa3ad67f9e8.jpg)
Hey Ben ji old pal, since we're friends i thought i'd give you a heads up that those wooden garden partitions are basically termite factories.  You need to get stone in there ASAP!

And stick it out with the strawberries, the first year is rough but it gets easier after that.
Took old HerrSontags advice and replaced the wooden ties last fall.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160425/72f68ceab5763612ee899a3ba655ca7c.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 25, 2016, 02:57:52 PM
Also i may he addicted to the green :-/

Made another 8x5 addition to my garden this weekend.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160425/731c6d7e7102a0cec0c0a494e5c83dd4.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slobber on April 25, 2016, 03:00:02 PM
ben-ji is an absolute stud. Great looking stone retainer and awesome garden. If we were neighbors, we'd be amazing friends. Plus, I'd watch your dog any time you needed me to.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on April 25, 2016, 06:41:30 PM
Garden has been tilled once, about to do a second deep till this week and add our homemade compost. Seedlings are starting to get out of control. Need to get them in the ground after Mothers Day!

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20160422_174007_zpslen2yb0b.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160422_174007_zpslen2yb0b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 25, 2016, 07:23:12 PM
Garden has been tilled once, about to do a second deep till this week and add our homemade compost. Seedlings are starting to get out of control. Need to get them in the ground after Mothers Day!

(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20160422_174007_zpslen2yb0b.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160422_174007_zpslen2yb0b.jpg.html)

Teach me your ways.

I tried for the first time this year using the jiffy pods(Same setup as the top level of your pic) in late february. After they sprouted I moved them to a windowsill but they got super elongated and viney. Are grow lights the key?

I moved them all into larger containers and put them outside after a couple of weeks but then I made a boneheaded move. The forecast was all like, its only going to get down to 36 tonight and maybe some flurries, so I was like cool, not gonna freeze I'll leave them outside but then I woke up and the flurries had accumulated into slush inside of my containers and all of my tomatoes(Tomato?) and most of my pepper plants died.

IDIOT

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on April 25, 2016, 07:33:53 PM
Cdub is a boss.  Humidity dome and T-8 grow bulbs. Respect son.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on April 25, 2016, 08:41:26 PM
I'm very sad that I can't see CDub's picture anymore. I've tried growlights in the past, but they became a no-go once all the li'l 'Meals started running around. I miss them and want to live vicariously through CDub.

Also ben ji, your garden looks great.

For those that are interested, I recommend googling "Hugelkultur." It's a method of growing plants used throughout northern Europe, and I tried one out this Spring with some wood that I had lying around. It allows you to put a lot of items in a small area. Check it out.

Here is a list of things I put in the ground for this Spring/Summer:
-Tomatoes (3 regular varieties, three cherry/grape varieties)
-Tomatillos (4)
-Bell pepps (3)
-Red bell pepps (2)
-Serrano pepps (2)
-Brussel sprouts (2)
-Mustard greens (lots)
-Collard greens (lots)
-Sunflowers (doi)
-Three types of squash (buttercup x2, delicata x2, acorn x2)
-Bradford Watermelons (2)
-Pumpkins (1)
-Green onions
-A few herbs and stuff
-Raspberry (1)
-Elderberry (1)
-A bunch of flowers to cut for Mrs. 'Meal (lots)

Stuff that is always in the ground and is doing well:
-Blueberries (5-6 bushes)
-Lemon (1)
-Lime (2)
-Clementine (1)
-Grapefruit (1)
-Fig (2)
-Avocado (1)  :excited:

Stuff that is always in the ground and is doing less well:
-Pomegranate (won't flower yet :blank:)
-Asparagus (doing fine, needs one more year)
-Hydrangeas (doing fine but not as many flowers as I'd like  :cry:)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 01, 2016, 11:21:44 AM
You know those old timey brochures they would hand out to potential settlers showing some ridiculously large vegetables they could grow in kansas?

Thats what this radish reminds me of

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160501/c6a5beb8b66c9b3e7f3df4937e50bfeb.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160501/820a0c1656a2b81c37c58de3dbc72cc0.jpg)

Planted it in late feb and have harvested most of them.

I sliced it up and ate it as a snack
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 14, 2016, 03:28:42 PM
So did everyone forget to plant a garden this year?

Mine is doing just great in case anyone was wondering.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160614/1f5d83524efbb3ea7e3260006ef798be.jpg)

Red- peppers
Green - Sugar Snap peas that grew to big for their trellis and fell over (good problem to have)
Pink - Tomatoe
Blue - Kale/mustard greens
Orange - Carrots
White - Guard dog lady

Lets take a look at the other side of the garden!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160614/7ad341bafb759e945f787692328da93c.jpg)

We have green beans and onions just going to town!

Squash/cucumbers/strawberries are not pictures.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 14, 2016, 03:32:21 PM
i finally got around to mowing mine last week.  lgiq - how does everything not choke each other out in there?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: yoga-like_abana on June 14, 2016, 03:32:32 PM
oooooooooo I've got some photos to add to this soon. But a lot of stuff cant beat the heat recently  :frown:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 14, 2016, 03:34:15 PM
I donated to a garden.  Does that count?  Gardens seem like a lot of work.  Can confirm?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on June 14, 2016, 03:37:58 PM
My neighbor has a crap load of gardens. You would really like it Ben ji
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 14, 2016, 03:38:14 PM
I donated to a garden.  Does that count?  Gardens seem like a lot of work.  Can confirm?

Does getting off work, cracking a beer then drinking said beer while spraying water on plants sound like work?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 14, 2016, 03:40:04 PM
i was going to take a picture of mine but it's way too hot out to go out there and push a button on my phone, let alone water and stuff
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 14, 2016, 03:45:15 PM
oooooooooo I've got some photos to add to this soon. But a lot of stuff cant beat the heat recently  :frown:

The recent heat has pretty much killed my sugar snap peas...still have a couple producing but then its time to pull them out.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Emo EMAW on June 14, 2016, 03:49:20 PM
I donated to a garden.  Does that count?  Gardens seem like a lot of work.  Can confirm?

Does getting off work, cracking a beer then drinking said beer while spraying water on plants sound like work?

Absolutely.  The wrong kind of work, too.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 14, 2016, 08:24:27 PM
caught a cold front and got adventurous

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160615/ae72152e06accbb92165fb8601d0a993.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on June 14, 2016, 08:33:55 PM
Smdh
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 14, 2016, 08:38:18 PM
looking good no?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on June 14, 2016, 08:39:19 PM
Better than any garden I've ever had
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Asteriskhead on June 14, 2016, 08:39:50 PM
Is that where the mint goes?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on June 14, 2016, 08:40:51 PM
I think it's the dance floor for 'na ho downs
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 14, 2016, 08:41:30 PM
yeah, I've been cutting the mint super low this year because it was making my lawn too nice
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on June 14, 2016, 08:43:11 PM
looks about the right size for some jazz
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 11, 2016, 03:11:52 PM
Made first batch of dill pickles yesterday from all my cucumbers. 3 jars total, 2 spears and 1 of sliced hamburger style.

(Picture was before I put the brine in)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160711/832048ba9b4759f52ca664eaccdbf995.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 11, 2016, 03:13:47 PM
Hell yeah, Ben ji. Doing a few batches of sriracha pickles myself this evening. Will post pics.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 11, 2016, 03:45:07 PM
Hell yeah, Ben ji. Doing a few batches of sriracha pickles myself this evening. Will post pics.

Any super secret recipes I should try? I basically just googled homemade pickle recipes and boiled some vinegar/water/salt/sugar and poured it over my cuc's.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Gooch on July 11, 2016, 03:46:23 PM
I like the super garlic'y spicy hot pickles people make.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 11, 2016, 04:03:12 PM
My favorite recipe...

http://lesbonenfants.com/post/56279252801/sriracha-pickles
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 11, 2016, 04:16:36 PM
my mother used to make some really good pickles.  they weren't canned or anything, so i think they were just partially cured.  they stayed in the refrigerator until they were eaten.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 11, 2016, 04:26:02 PM
First batch of the year, cukes from our garden. These are refrigerator pickles, so just mix up the brine, toss em in the fridge, and they're delicious 5 days later...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/1468272004417_zpszihuccvu.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1468272004417_zpszihuccvu.jpg.html)


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/1468272008025_zpszgmgsuwa.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1468272008025_zpszgmgsuwa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 11, 2016, 04:27:16 PM
i don't know if we want puni posting his in here
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on July 11, 2016, 07:58:33 PM
The secret is koji mold
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 11, 2016, 08:03:37 PM
:excited:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 20, 2016, 06:37:37 PM
My favorite recipe...

http://lesbonenfants.com/post/56279252801/sriracha-pickles

I never dreamed pickles could taste this Delicious.  :love: :love: :love:

I may just eat nothing but sriracha pickles for dinner tonight. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 20, 2016, 06:39:30 PM
My favorite recipe...

http://lesbonenfants.com/post/56279252801/sriracha-pickles

I never dreamed pickles could taste this Delicious.  :love: :love: :love:

I may just eat nothing but sriracha pickles for dinner tonight.


 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Gooch on July 21, 2016, 10:08:10 AM
My favorite recipe...

http://lesbonenfants.com/post/56279252801/sriracha-pickles

I never dreamed pickles could taste this Delicious.  :love: :love: :love:

I may just eat nothing but sriracha pickles for dinner tonight. 
I am going to take a run at making these this weekend.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 21, 2016, 10:19:10 AM
My favorite recipe...

http://lesbonenfants.com/post/56279252801/sriracha-pickles

I never dreamed pickles could taste this Delicious.  :love: :love: :love:

I may just eat nothing but sriracha pickles for dinner tonight. 
I am going to take a run at making these this weekend.

Give them 3-5 days to really soak it in. So much better after a little while "marinating"...
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Gooch on July 21, 2016, 12:01:57 PM
Regular small cucumbers will be fine no? I have never heard of a Persian cucumber only an English or regular.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 21, 2016, 02:48:54 PM
Regular small cucumbers will be fine no? I have never heard of a Persian cucumber only an English or regular.

I have no idea what kind of cucumbers I planted so I assume any type of cucumbers will do. My cucumbers were all sizes, if they were too long I just cut them down so they would fit in the jar.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 21, 2016, 07:45:50 PM
Regular small cucumbers will be fine no? I have never heard of a Persian cucumber only an English or regular.

I have no idea what kind of cucumbers I planted so I assume any type of cucumbers will do. My cucumbers were all sizes, if they were too long I just cut them down so they would fit in the jar.

Exactly. Who cares what kind they are. They'll taste amazing with this recipe.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Katdaddy on July 21, 2016, 11:23:14 PM
Hey, if thevortexofourminds digs these pickles, then I'm up for them.  (http://goEMAW.com/forum/Smileys/goEMAW/beersmiley.gif)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on August 08, 2016, 12:55:37 PM
Homemade fried green tomatoes.

Amazing

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160808/8b4c3cbc3bbb58e9abd58934364ab320.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Dub on August 08, 2016, 01:01:36 PM
Homemade fried green tomatoes.

Amazing

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160808/8b4c3cbc3bbb58e9abd58934364ab320.jpg)

There's a burger joint out here that puts one of those on top a burg with spicy chipotle sauce.   :drool:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SdK on August 20, 2016, 04:38:54 PM
Mom has a bag worm problem. Best method to kill them without harming the shrubs?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on September 29, 2016, 09:32:34 PM
So, it has been a crazy year for me, but the garden still wanted to produce some insanely good peppers...

 (http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20160828_102426_zpsnafdcunn.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160828_102426_zpsnafdcunn.jpg.html)

Most impressive of which have been the Yellow Carolina Reapers. Hottest things I have ever tasted, without a doubt. So, naturally, we are making our own Reaper Hot sauce, and we threw in a few habaneros just for giggles. It's stupid hot, and I can't wait to see people's reactions to it this weekend...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20160929_200557_zpsgbter2qa.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160929_200557_zpsgbter2qa.jpg.html)

 :stir the pot:

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on September 29, 2016, 10:47:53 PM
Great bump CW.

I've been harvesting a ton a japs, stuffing them with cream cheese then wrapping them in bacon before throwing them in the freezer. Have made two batches so far and will probably make at least 2 more. I've tried a couple that have been frozen for a couple weeks and they tasted just as good as if they were fresh, just threw them on the grill.

Also with the cooler weather my strawberries have started producing again.  :love: :love:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on September 29, 2016, 10:56:37 PM
do raspberries or blackberries grow around here?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: XocolateThundarr on September 30, 2016, 08:19:40 AM
do raspberries or blackberries grow around here?

Blackberries definitely do.  We have three bushes that are still in pots by our driveway that I haven't had time to plant at our new house.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on September 30, 2016, 08:39:36 AM
I have seen wild raspberries at a farm in mhk
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on September 30, 2016, 10:38:27 AM
this is good news
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on September 30, 2016, 10:48:25 AM
Dat fertile soil boi
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: XocolateThundarr on September 30, 2016, 10:49:22 AM
this is good news

If you around NW Arkansas and would like a blackberry bush, I would be more than willing to part with one or two.  I don't need three.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on September 30, 2016, 11:18:09 AM
Wait, you moved to arkansas?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on September 30, 2016, 11:18:23 AM
what on earth
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on September 30, 2016, 11:18:42 AM
did you move to coffeyville
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on September 30, 2016, 11:28:17 AM
Thread just got weird
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: XocolateThundarr on September 30, 2016, 12:02:49 PM
Wait, you moved to arkansas?

According to @gooch I did.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on September 30, 2016, 03:01:33 PM
Updated garden pic, fall crop of kale/lettuce/spinach/mustard greens is shaping up well in the middle.

Strawberries on right side,peppers and tomatoes on left.

 (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160930/88f1168cd8f8a5bd4e8c6944838d1e05.jpg)

Adorable garden protector is pictured in front.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: SdK on September 30, 2016, 04:50:40 PM
do raspberries or blackberries grow around here?
We had both in country near Wamego as a kiddo.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on September 30, 2016, 04:54:13 PM
LADY!!!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 8manpick on September 30, 2016, 05:15:55 PM
I have a Basil plant in my window at the apartment. Planning to get a full herb pot in the spring and maybe a tomato plant
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 09, 2016, 10:40:11 AM
FinisheD our Reaper/habanero hot sauce. Holy cow...

 :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on October 09, 2016, 05:39:42 PM
those reapers are no joke
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 09, 2016, 06:05:10 PM
those reapers are no joke

Yeah, for real. I tried a raw piece about 1/8" square and my head was on fire for an hour.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on January 14, 2017, 04:55:04 PM
Quote
This K-State Wildcats Team Totem Gnome makes a fun addition to any garden or home. Surprise your friends while showing off your Wildcats spirit with this Gnome, which features a variety of team logos and sports themed figures in the style of a traditional Hawaiian tiki totem.

(http://www.rallyhouse.com/assets/images/products/14120353-1.jpg?resizeid=5&resizeh=1000&resizew=1000)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Gooch on January 15, 2017, 08:54:53 AM
Would take one of those about 6ft tall.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 27, 2017, 06:45:38 PM
This is my 3rd year of asparagus so I finally get to harvest some this year.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170327/fb6e3193c8b1586724804e1dc16774d2.jpg)

Threw down my spring crops a couple of weeks ago and the kale/radishes have sprouted.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170327/733a4d3d7e2c48cc052d5fbf371a0974.jpg)

Also built a sugar snap pea trellis out of some left over 2x4s and netting.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170327/0c02bf22f943a02c1cbc1af211162f91.jpg)

First pea has sprouted!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170327/64c4df79ea695ef85bbb633c5708f5f8.jpg)

What about you?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on March 27, 2017, 09:28:31 PM
Looking good, ben ji!!

Coming along nicely here, will probably start hardening these off soon...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 28, 2017, 12:47:03 PM
Looking good, ben ji!!

Coming along nicely here, will probably start hardening these off soon...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg.html)

When did you start your plants? I started mine in the middle of Feb and they are tiny compared to yours...moved them outside a couple about a week ago.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 28, 2017, 12:48:54 PM
Look at these lil guys!
 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170328/2dd645ae938f641bf65e3e9b3c9c8032.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slackcat on March 29, 2017, 06:24:43 AM
Looking good, ben ji!!

Coming along nicely here, will probably start hardening these off soon...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg.html)

 :horrorsurprise:  Nice job. 
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 29, 2017, 09:27:44 AM
Looking good, ben ji!!

Coming along nicely here, will probably start hardening these off soon...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg.html)

 :horrorsurprise:  Nice job.
Benji, do you have a really sunny room or do you use a grow light for your seedlings?   My seedlings the last 3 years have gotten really leggy, sickly looking and only about half of them made it to planting so i just gave up this year. 
I even used a grow light, last year!
 :shakesfist:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 29, 2017, 10:02:42 AM
I'm growing hops inside (want to wait until it gets warmer to put them outside) and they have gotten outta hand.. My laundry room looks like a scene from Jumanji..
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on March 29, 2017, 12:23:45 PM
Thanks, guys. Hoping we have more than enough that make it to time to plant so we can pick out the strongest of each variety.

Ben Ji, we planted seeds Feb. 11th. Here's our setup, obviously the ones in cups have replaced most of the tray space.


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170305_154018_zps7otft2qw.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170305_154018_zps7otft2qw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 29, 2017, 12:58:14 PM
Looking good, ben ji!!

Coming along nicely here, will probably start hardening these off soon...


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170322_202654_zpscd0jd0eu.jpg.html)

 :horrorsurprise:  Nice job.
Benji, do you have a really sunny room or do you use a grow light for your seedlings?   My seedlings the last 3 years have gotten really leggy, sickly looking and only about half of them made it to planting so i just gave up this year. 
I even used a grow light, last year!
 :shakesfist:

I put mine in a front of a south facing window but have the same issue with the stringy/leggy roots. I use the little jif pods that come in a mini greenhouse and its works great for sprouting but after a couple of weeks they outgrow their pods and turn into a tangled mess.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on March 29, 2017, 01:57:33 PM
i tried to give this God forsaken thread a chance.  goodbye thread.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slackcat on March 29, 2017, 02:18:05 PM
I'm growing hops inside (want to wait until it gets warmer to put them outside) and they have gotten outta hand.. My laundry room looks like a scene from Jumanji..

Any special trick to growing hops?  I harvested some wild hop seeds last fall with the idea of having them vine on a fence.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 27, 2017, 06:59:24 PM
So? Let's see these garden pics!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170627/0080cf6abc038f95c2177c16dd8b1963.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 27, 2017, 07:00:01 PM
Harvested some strawberries and kale tonight(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/74056a02b40edf2a13b5c3ea86ec862f.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 27, 2017, 07:00:37 PM
Cucs are almost there. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/a08a493ca1130d683241ea3287fb0ed1.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 27, 2017, 07:01:35 PM
Green beans are popping(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/c13bec3bca90b81e0a7675c5d10cc23f.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 27, 2017, 07:04:35 PM
Did I mention that I got my 55 year old neighbor who is a carpenter into gardening?

His garden is adorable. When I thinned my lettuce out I gave him a couple to transplant, loved them. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/32baeddfbf6ca721930b72035ad9830e.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 27, 2017, 07:09:13 PM
What is this goofy looking plant? Well I bet you wouldn't have guessed lettuce!

It's pretty much garbage when it gets this big but I still use the leaves on burgers. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/6bdbcf51e22891a1c0b38afc4bb91592.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 27, 2017, 07:12:30 PM
Reverse angle! Lady has been working double shifts this year to keep the Rabbits away. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/de23004b452ecdfcd8437ab8b3e415c2.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 27, 2017, 07:27:32 PM
i will take a pic of my piece of crap garden i attempted this year when i get home
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 27, 2017, 08:03:05 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/85ac79e489365393428e68bb0fe62c35.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 27, 2017, 08:03:46 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/b6b9113f09d414d79203b49cf70db971.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on June 27, 2017, 08:03:56 PM
menudo?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on June 27, 2017, 08:04:19 PM
Do foxes and critters come and eat stuff since you have no fence protecting you from the forest?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 27, 2017, 08:04:48 PM
goddamn weeds have taken over the mint, will probably have to revert back to natural mint garden
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 27, 2017, 08:05:56 PM
neighbor blow darted the coyote family that was terrorizing the neighborhood.  the magnificent fox have returned thankfully
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 27, 2017, 08:07:09 PM
menudo?

i think so, i don't know what I'm doing
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 27, 2017, 08:08:02 PM
was getting too dangerous to take cat bosco and george outside, they're v happy now
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on June 27, 2017, 08:09:32 PM
why won't cat bosco and george pose in the garden?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on June 27, 2017, 08:10:34 PM
Have you ever reached over the fence and slowly taken firewood?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on June 27, 2017, 08:16:38 PM
I'm too lazy to leash them up rn
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on June 27, 2017, 08:29:39 PM
Reverse angle! Lady has been working double shifts this year to keep the Rabbits away. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/de23004b452ecdfcd8437ab8b3e415c2.jpg)

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That Swiss Chard :love:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on June 27, 2017, 08:35:14 PM
Reverse angle! Lady has been working double shifts this year to keep the Rabbits away. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170628/de23004b452ecdfcd8437ab8b3e415c2.jpg)

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That Swiss Chard :love:

That giant outlet on the top of the shed  :surprised:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on June 30, 2017, 08:18:54 PM
Been busy with the garden, bees, camping, and life, wanted to touch base in here.

Need to take a bunch more, but snapped these this evening...

Black beauty heirlooms...
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170628_190051_zpskkrog3k4.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170628_190051_zpskkrog3k4.jpg.html)

Sun dried...
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170630_201813_zpsvllrwabm.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170630_201813_zpsvllrwabm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 02, 2017, 04:24:08 PM
Cukes...
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_164927_zps0sq7v8z5.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_164927_zps0sq7v8z5.jpg.html)
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_164937_zpsvny2gs3r.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_164937_zpsvny2gs3r.jpg.html)

Mix of tomatillos, tomatoes, and a few peppers...
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_164718_zpsb88yvtyp.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_164718_zpsb88yvtyp.jpg.html)

Shitty end of the garden... Apparently when this place was built they put all the extra gravel here and covered it with topsoil... We found the gravel... This is all peppers...
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag451/colemanwmullins/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_165003_zpskmxwmxcc.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/colemanwmullins/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170701_165003_zpskmxwmxcc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on July 02, 2017, 04:31:26 PM
Looks good!  Are you growing that all just for you or do you sell at the farmers market too?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 03, 2017, 09:13:19 AM
Looks good!  Are you growing that all just for you or do you sell at the farmers market too?

Mostly all for us. We give a few here and there to family and friends. But its mostly just to support our salsa/marinara/pizza sauce habit. Oh, and hot sauce  :love:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 19, 2017, 07:33:56 PM
So? Hows everyones garden looking? Cucumbers and Tomatoes are getting after it.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/896944224370dd3b8a3db155482302b2.jpg)

My garden is entirely too big for 1 person so I give alot of my stuff away. Since cucumbers have been going crazy so I dropped off 2 jars of pickles at my parents last weekend and just made some more for myself. Also made some Tzatziki sauce this weekend  :love: :love: and pickled my first batch of Japs
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/18aff9799a2429024f5bfdcc88f929c6.jpg)

I harvested my garlic a couple of weeks ago and its been drying in the garage since, will probably make some homemade pesto with before the heat mushes my Basil plant.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/b1872902371bbc4fc976dbb5789d92a2.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 19, 2017, 09:55:17 PM
Looking good, ben ji!

Heat wave gas royally effed some of our stuff here. 90+ degrees with humidity to match. I'll post some updates as soon as I get tapatalk working. Damn photobucket nonsense really cramping my style...
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 20, 2017, 06:06:47 AM
heat doesn't mush basil, they adore the heat.  keep the flowers cut back and the soil moist and it'll keep throwing delicious new leaves until it gets too cool at night.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 20, 2017, 10:57:06 AM
heat doesn't mush basil, they adore the heat.  keep the flowers cut back and the soil moist and it'll keep throwing delicious new leaves until it gets too cool at night.
Appreciate the tip, it was wilting from lack of water so I moved it to a partially shaded part of my yard and will water more.

Also why I got you here did I mention a bird made a nest INSIDE my garage? I used to leave the door from my garage to backyard open so Lady could roam around. I noticed a bird kept trying to fly in Everytime I opened the door but could never find the nest, eventually I found it but about 3 days after I moved it outside the eggs were gone ?



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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 20, 2017, 11:36:26 AM
what am i doing that's making my basil taste bitter/medicinal?  have like four diff varieties in a million pots and it's all kinda not tasty :(
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 20, 2017, 07:53:50 PM
lots of things like to eat eggs, ben ji.

it's probably mostly the varieties, tobias, but also if you've let it flower or it currently has flowers that will effect the flavor.  if you aren't keeping it regularly cut back, try cutting it way back and harvest (for use) only the new leaves.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 20, 2017, 08:21:50 PM
most just started flowering this week, and I've been pulling the heads but I'll try just trimming them way down and see if they become edible or will just remain ornamental, frown.  they're beautiful and smell great.

still kicking myself for not planting 100 times more catnip
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 20, 2017, 08:52:40 PM
what is the catnip good for?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 20, 2017, 09:12:53 PM
my cats love it and the tea is pretty good.  smells absolutely amazing, it's like a citrus-y mint.  need to explore booze options
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: puniraptor on July 20, 2017, 09:24:40 PM
a person can consume catnip? is this safe?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on July 20, 2017, 09:27:23 PM
Define safe?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 20, 2017, 09:41:04 PM
need to explore booze options

if i remember, i will plant next year and help you.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 20, 2017, 09:42:20 PM
a person can consume catnip? is this safe?

very!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 24, 2017, 07:46:10 PM
Some more growth... Pretty excited to see how those Scorpions turn out. Looking mean already!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/c746688b0657b8a0f756918066f3a52d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/7c8a373552e8acb86ae34916acc9b01b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/97f880eee32b7d418ca8d4facf8ad520.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on July 24, 2017, 07:51:34 PM
What kind of fertilizer you putting down to get that kind of growth? Mixing in manures?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 24, 2017, 07:55:56 PM
What kind of fertilizer you putting down to get that kind of growth? Mixing in manures?
Honestly, we just till some of our own compost in at planting, mound a bit on top after there is some good plant growth, and finally use Neptune's Harvest fish and seaweed fertilizer(diluted so as not to burn the plant), sprayed directly onto leaves once every couple weeks. And water EVERY day, unless we get good rain.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 31, 2017, 12:03:26 PM
Some stuff from this weekends haul...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/418b10a19fcfb7b2e32259156c581da5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/81950084e718aff38b4ad286b6a8b68d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/8e4f3dac6a754023b2b8db26ea901132.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/293ddbc00354bb54c330fb19b4008410.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 31, 2017, 12:40:03 PM
Why did you pick the tomatoe while it was still green? You planning to fry it?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 31, 2017, 12:46:42 PM
Why did you pick the tomatoe while it was still green? You planning to fry it?
Thats a German Green. Its ripe.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Tobias on July 31, 2017, 12:51:07 PM
shrek wang is nsfw :frown:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slackcat on July 31, 2017, 01:21:41 PM
shrek wang is nsfw :frown:

 :lol:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: IPA4Me on July 31, 2017, 02:28:21 PM
Nice haul!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: TheHamburglar on August 05, 2017, 08:07:55 PM
We have 2 tomato and 2 cherry tomato plants.  My daughter turned 3 on Tuesday.  We can send her to the garden by herself with a bucket.  She will correctly identify which ones are ready to pick, pick them, then sort the good and bad with 100% accuracy in all aspects.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on August 10, 2017, 07:25:29 PM
Say what? Mondo Tom's out the wazzu. Making salsa with these but have been eating caprese salads since Saturday(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170811/b70e32ad4f6d1bc36d21833af2fb0bd0.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on August 10, 2017, 07:33:08 PM
those are really big, ben ji.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on August 28, 2017, 10:05:16 PM
2 hottest peppers in the world? Check. Trinidad Scorpions and a single Carolina Reaper. Tried the Scorpion, it hurt. Haven't been able to bring myself to try a Reaper yet...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170829/cf4bd9a89d63d3d2f47ad1b5d07f9a08.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170829/b89fee29b10cdfc6233e33a502455e7e.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Gooch on August 29, 2017, 12:55:36 PM
Why are you growing pure death?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on August 29, 2017, 01:01:18 PM
I eat those like popcorn
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on August 29, 2017, 01:13:52 PM
Why are you growing pure death?
Hot sauce :gocho:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 01:32:51 PM
Our pepper plants don't realize it the middle of October...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/0d16af74893b719b4745cc28b258ca1d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/6567c4d2f2d8a84913506de52349804e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/fe9850b41c06d7f9bd5543109eb36263.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: XocolateThundarr on October 12, 2017, 01:40:37 PM
T's and P's to your butthole.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on October 12, 2017, 02:05:47 PM
Did you spray paint those?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 02:26:51 PM
Did you spray paint those?
Lol, no. Grabbed the altered pics from IG instead of the originals. My bad.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 02:27:48 PM
Originals, better??(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/c95719dd693bbe4c0702429d90b1a8d4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/d01f44337fdefef9ab305b2a2d01bb38.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on October 12, 2017, 02:29:32 PM
pepper plants look cool when they're sprouting peppers, that's all i got*

*not sure if sprouting is the appropriate word to use
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on October 12, 2017, 02:30:02 PM
It was meant to be a compliment  ;)

I'm not a raw pepper dude but those look very well grown
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 03:11:11 PM
It was meant to be a compliment  ;)

I'm not a raw pepper dude but those look very well grown
Haha. Thanks then!

They really took off over the past 2 months or so. Been pretty happy with them.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on October 12, 2017, 03:17:45 PM
T's and P's to your butthole.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 03:27:51 PM
T's and P's to your butthole.
Yeah, no joke. We don't eat these bad boys raw, but even in prepared dishes...

"Nobody go in there for 35... 45 minutes!"
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: IPA4Me on October 12, 2017, 03:58:58 PM
I can recommend a great bathroom exhaust fan. :)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: yoga-like_abana on October 12, 2017, 04:10:49 PM
T's and P's to your butthole.
Yeah, no joke. We don't eat these bad boys raw, but even in prepared dishes...

"Nobody go in there for 35... 45 minutes!"
my wife planted these I ate one raw and I immediately chugged half a bottle of kefir and then 3 miller lites
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 04:14:41 PM
T's and P's to your butthole.
Yeah, no joke. We don't eat these bad boys raw, but even in prepared dishes...

"Nobody go in there for 35... 45 minutes!"
my wife planted these I ate one raw and I immediately chugged half a bottle of kefir and then 3 miller lites
Yep! Ate the Scorpion, gonna have to be real stupid and try the reaper this weekend. :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on October 12, 2017, 04:30:24 PM
So what kind of salsas are you gonna make with those?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 04:44:53 PM
So what kind of salsas are you gonna make with those?
Probably make some hot sauce and dehydrate/grind the rest up for shakeable fire.

Don't usually put anything more than habaneros or serranos in our salsa.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on October 12, 2017, 04:46:43 PM
So what kind of salsas are you gonna make with those?
Probably make some hot sauce and dehydrate/grind the rest up for shakeable fire.

Don't usually put anything more than habaneros or serranos in our salsa.

Sounds good. Going to make any hot shine with any of them? When I was on vacation I had jalapeño margarita that was pretty interesting.   
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on October 12, 2017, 04:49:07 PM
those shits would be good in beers
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 04:52:49 PM
So what kind of salsas are you gonna make with those?
Probably make some hot sauce and dehydrate/grind the rest up for shakeable fire.

Don't usually put anything more than habaneros or serranos in our salsa.

Sounds good. Going to make any hot shine with any of them? When I was on vacation I had jalapeño margarita that was pretty interesting.
Hadn't thought about in a beer...

May actually put one in some of our honey, though. See how that turns out. No idea how long it would take to impart the flavors...
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on October 12, 2017, 05:43:44 PM
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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on October 12, 2017, 05:51:39 PM
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Oh, no, Im aware that there are pepper beers, had a few as well, just didnt know what to put some in yet. Will try this out soon as well, I think.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on February 22, 2018, 11:16:58 PM
So who has started their seedlings already? Starting some seedlings this week (couple varieties of lettuce/kale/chard and then some tomatoes/peppers/cucumbers).

I am also going to attempt to grow some sweet corn for the first time this year. Planning to plant a 10 x 10 area, will plant the seeds in 4x4 rows a couple of weeks apart so i have fresh corn for at least a month. Any advice on the corn planting?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on March 05, 2018, 09:30:32 AM
So who has started their seedlings already? Starting some seedlings this week (couple varieties of lettuce/kale/chard and then some tomatoes/peppers/cucumbers).

I am also going to attempt to grow some sweet corn for the first time this year. Planning to plant a 10 x 10 area, will plant the seeds in 4x4 rows a couple of weeks apart so i have fresh corn for at least a month. Any advice on the corn planting?
Probably starting seedlings this weekend. The few months off was nice, but now its back to work!

Sidenote: planted these bad boys last fall and surprisingly warm temps here and there have helped them rear their beautiful heads. So excited...
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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 25, 2018, 01:36:16 PM
Fuji, Gala, and Honey Crisp

what rootstock?  you should plant a lot more, but not just dessert apple varieties.  i heard somewhere that in decent apple country you can expect about 5 tons of apples/acre in a good year.
  I would have to look at the rootstock paper work.  I really don't have room for many more and I only like desser apple varieties so no need to plant others.  I realize these 3 are pretty similar but I like them.  I don't expect to get any thing from these trees for at least 3 years they were bareroot and not very big.

How have your apple trees been doing? I really want to plant a single honeycrisp tree but I'm pretty sure you need to plant a couple next to each other for pollenization or something.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 25, 2018, 01:37:53 PM
Was looking back at my old pics from this thread and the garden is way behind from past years due to the cold weather.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 25, 2018, 01:38:53 PM
Sugar snap peas are taking off though and strawberry bed has blooms. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180425/893b8137fb1db99234c5c01ea9765cfe.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180425/348490f42e635c7fff5c7e6e63133246.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on April 25, 2018, 02:27:48 PM
Does that chicken wire actually work? we've tried it but it always ends up getting messed up. we use chilli chowder mixed with soap and warm water for the bugs and put up a scarecrow this year (the kids had fun with it)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 25, 2018, 05:37:00 PM
Does that chicken wire actually work? we've tried it but it always ends up getting messed up. we use chilli chowder mixed with soap and warm water for the bugs and put up a scarecrow this year (the kids had fun with it)

It keeps out Lady out along with Rabbits, squirrels can still climb it.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 0.42 on May 03, 2018, 11:26:09 AM
growing roma and beefsteak from seed along with the following types of chiles:

serrano
numex 6-4
numex big jim
costeno amarillo
alma paprika
spanish piquillo

nmsu has a chile pepper institute on campus and you can go and buy seed packets of rare types of chiles for cheap (they sell online and ship as well). Once I get better at this I'm gonna try growing the insanely hot/difficult varieties, i.e. ghost peppers.

nuevo mexico soil is kinda garbagio and i have limited yard space so i'm growing most of it in pots with a few in the ground. will report back with pics later this summer
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 03, 2018, 11:30:14 AM
For the record, ghosts are easy as hell to grow. As are Scorpions and Reapers!

Just getting them from seed to seedling/transplanting to ground is the most trying. After that its smooth sailing! Tomatoes always seem much more fragile in the early stages, IMO.

growing roma and beefsteak from seed along with the following types of chiles:

serrano
numex 6-4
numex big jim
costeno amarillo
alma paprika
spanish piquillo

nmsu has a chile pepper institute on campus and you can go and buy seed packets of rare types of chiles for cheap (they sell online and ship as well). Once I get better at this I'm gonna try growing the insanely hot/difficult varieties, i.e. ghost peppers.

nuevo mexico soil is kinda garbagio and i have limited yard space so i'm growing most of it in pots with a few in the ground. will report back with pics later this summer
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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 0.42 on May 03, 2018, 11:33:31 AM
For the record, ghosts are easy as hell to grow. As are Scorpions and Reapers!

Just getting them from seed to seedling/transplanting to ground is the most trying. After that its smooth sailing! Tomatoes always seem much more fragile in the early stages, IMO.

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 :love:

Yeah I've never done this before so I'm experimenting between seeding directly in the ground/pot and growing some seedlings inside then transplanting. Supposedly anything you directly seed here is hardier than those you grow inside (which is good in southern NM) so I'll be interested to see how the yields differ between those grow methods.

Nice part about this area is that there aren't any squirrels, but the birds are some aggressive mofos and there are a surprising amount of bugs for a place that gets 9 inches of rain a year.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 03, 2018, 11:40:46 AM
For the record, ghosts are easy as hell to grow. As are Scorpions and Reapers!

Just getting them from seed to seedling/transplanting to ground is the most trying. After that its smooth sailing! Tomatoes always seem much more fragile in the early stages, IMO.

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 :love:

Yeah I've never done this before so I'm experimenting between planting directly in the ground/pot and growing some seedlings inside then transplanting. Supposedly anything you directly seed here is hardier than those you grow inside (which is good in southern NM) so I'll be interested to see how the yields differ between those grow methods.

Nice part about this area is that there aren't any squirrels, but the birds are some aggressive mofos and there are a surprising amount of bugs for a place that gets 9 inches of rain a year.
Sounds like a good plan! We grow strictly from seed simply because we harvest our own annually and keep the heritage going, etc. Id much rather skip the first 2 months of seed/seedlings with heating pads and lighting, and just get plants to set in the ground, but I can't justify that to myself when we can do it ourselves. Its also a lot more rewarding, and we enjoy that part as well.

If you have birds that will even touch those plants I would be surprised. Worry more about ground rodents and insects. Aphids and caterpillars are the bane of my gardens existence. We buy ladybugs and release them every year to mitigate all we can. The best method, though, is just old school hand picking them off your plants daily. That and making some food/bee-safe sprays.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 0.42 on May 03, 2018, 11:46:30 AM
I've already had birds snatch chile seeds right out of the pots here so I've put some scarecrows up. Supposedly they have a natural resistance to capsaicin? But yeah I have a small amount of aphids in my peach tree that I'm trying to get rid of so I'm sure that's only a matter of time before I make a run for some ladybugs. Rodents are probably gonna be an issue too since I'm in the middle of the city.

We get a ton of natural sunlight here so I'm hoping that will make transplanting the seedlings I grow inside easier. Most advice I've seen says to just avoid disturbing the roots and don't put them outside all the time until well after our nightly lows stay above 60.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on May 03, 2018, 12:24:42 PM
Cdub what kind of grow light Are you using?  I have two 100W CFL bulbs with 6500k spectrum and they seem to do alright but still get some leggy seedlings.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 03, 2018, 01:12:07 PM
I dont recall the specifics. Will report back tonight.  El cheapo though. Legginess for days lol
Cdub what kind of grow light Are you using?  I have two 100W CFL bulbs with 6500k spectrum and they seem to do alright but still get some leggy seedlings.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 05, 2018, 06:54:15 PM
Yeah, so we just have crappy lights from amazon. Im not putting the energy into getting good ones. These work for our needs.
I dont recall the specifics. Will report back tonight.  El cheapo though. Legginess for days lol
Cdub what kind of grow light Are you using?  I have two 100W CFL bulbs with 6500k spectrum and they seem to do alright but still get some leggy seedlings.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on May 05, 2018, 06:56:13 PM
How’s the corn for the shine coming along this year cDubs?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 05, 2018, 06:57:20 PM
How’s the corn for the shine coming along this year cDubs?
I have NO idea what you're talking about, sir!

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: The Big Train on May 05, 2018, 06:58:14 PM
:D
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: tdaver on June 30, 2018, 08:48:27 PM
Do you guys love tart cherries as much as I do?  Nothing says 4th of July like a big slab of cherry pie loaded with vanilla ice cream.  We’re absolutely loaded this year and ripening just in time.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 02, 2018, 07:10:09 PM
hey tdaver, i don't much like cherries.  they're really just miniature plums but they act like they're a different fruit.  very dishonest.  avoid!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 03, 2018, 03:25:12 PM
That is just a terrible opinion, sys.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on July 03, 2018, 04:35:00 PM
Cherries grow on trees, this tdaver guy is full of crap.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: tdaver on July 04, 2018, 12:34:19 AM
That is just a terrible opinion, sys.

Undoubtedly

Cherries grow on trees, this tdaver guy is full of crap.

Get with the times, wetwillie.  Our Canadian friends have been doing amazing work in the cherry department for years now.  Do yourself a favor and google “SK Carmine Jewel”.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 04, 2018, 01:03:06 AM
i'm sorry, it's a dishonest fruit.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: KST8FAN on July 04, 2018, 10:01:32 AM
Sweet corn on 4th of July.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on July 04, 2018, 12:35:25 PM
That is just a terrible opinion, sys.

Undoubtedly

Cherries grow on trees, this tdaver guy is full of crap.

Get with the times, wetwillie.  Our Canadian friends have been doing amazing work in the cherry department for years now.  Do yourself a favor and google “SK Carmine Jewel”.

Let me go ahead and stop you right there
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 04, 2018, 03:47:23 PM
celebrating canadian plums on the fourth of july, my god.  eat an apple, you communists.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on July 04, 2018, 05:00:51 PM
I like cherry flavor candy but actual cherries are kinda gross
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: tdaver on July 04, 2018, 08:59:15 PM
MURICA!!!

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on July 05, 2018, 09:02:36 AM
cherry kool aid was one of the worst flavors.  just being real here.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 09, 2018, 07:57:19 PM
WTF attacked my corn between last night and tonight? Coons? Possum? Japanese beetles? I am livid. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/a2f9fa10e1f479df1c3a01777bfa247a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/2ae52395a257b3208628342fc2ea7ae4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/fac3d0d3a4d4d5661e41eb308042ff4e.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 09, 2018, 07:59:00 PM
I wrapped some of the other stalks in netting and set a trap.

Lady might have to go on night guard duty if this keeps happening. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/de414b3de9876359abaa87854a4579de.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 09, 2018, 09:21:47 PM
looks raccoony.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 10, 2018, 09:47:15 AM
No attacks on my corn last night and nothing in my trap. Will keep everyone updated on the situation.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on July 10, 2018, 08:18:46 PM
It was a squirrel! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180711/72517740bf57d9811a9ccc0b2c56b29e.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on July 10, 2018, 08:21:35 PM
I think you know what needs to be done now
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: sys on July 10, 2018, 09:59:19 PM
what an adorable little rodent.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 15, 2018, 06:50:44 PM
Slow going so far, as we were late getting plants into the ground. But peppers seem to be coming along nicely...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180715/8ef0784745d8cd3edbc5c5410d2047cd.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 15, 2018, 06:59:27 PM
Any ghost chili’s?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 15, 2018, 07:02:43 PM
Not this year, but we have Carolina Reapers and Trinidad Scorpions, sooooo.... Probably no need for ghosts lol
Any ghost chili’s?

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 15, 2018, 07:05:03 PM
Not this year, but we have Carolina Reapers and Trinidad Scorpions, sooooo.... Probably no need for ghosts lol
Any ghost chili’s?

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:lick:  what do you normally use those two beauties for?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 15, 2018, 07:12:55 PM
Not this year, but we have Carolina Reapers and Trinidad Scorpions, sooooo.... Probably no need for ghosts lol
Any ghost chili’s?

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:lick:  what do you normally use those two beauties for?
We do all kinds of things with them. Dehydrate and blend them into dried pepper for topping stuff, or add to rubs. We pickle some, and we fiddle with adding them to alcohol of differing types, just to see how nuts we can be haha.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 15, 2018, 07:15:50 PM
Not this year, but we have Carolina Reapers and Trinidad Scorpions, sooooo.... Probably no need for ghosts lol
Any ghost chili’s?

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:lick:  what do you normally use those two beauties for?
We do all kinds of things with them. Dehydrate and blend them into dried pepper for topping stuff, or add to rubs. We pickle some, and we fiddle with adding them to alcohol of differing types, just to see how nuts we can be haha.

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This all sounds amazing! :thumbs:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 29, 2018, 01:00:58 PM
Finally some good production going on! Gonna be some INSANE hot sauce in a month or so. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/eae854cf87efeace844439b3f1101532.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/aece46decb9db1da40480e3d80b58f01.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/9d790b55cf4b5c80976b2a1aea9ff77a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/f9cc7f5a0e24ca608ed4cb7307a004a4.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on July 29, 2018, 04:04:22 PM
Godspeed, cdubya. Would love to hear how ben ji and ben ji's dad's gardens are doing.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on July 29, 2018, 05:49:41 PM
Finally some good production going on! Gonna be some INSANE hot sauce in a month or so. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/eae854cf87efeace844439b3f1101532.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/aece46decb9db1da40480e3d80b58f01.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/9d790b55cf4b5c80976b2a1aea9ff77a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/f9cc7f5a0e24ca608ed4cb7307a004a4.jpg)

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will you send me a jar please?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 29, 2018, 05:54:29 PM
Finally some good production going on! Gonna be some INSANE hot sauce in a month or so. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/eae854cf87efeace844439b3f1101532.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/aece46decb9db1da40480e3d80b58f01.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/9d790b55cf4b5c80976b2a1aea9ff77a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/f9cc7f5a0e24ca608ed4cb7307a004a4.jpg)

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will you send me a jar please?

Me too(first, since I responded to your earlier pepper post and had good questions) please?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: pissclams on July 29, 2018, 06:45:16 PM
don’t try to jack my sauce
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slackcat on July 30, 2018, 07:58:19 AM
Not this year, but we have Carolina Reapers and Trinidad Scorpions, sooooo.... Probably no need for ghosts lol
Any ghost chili’s?

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:lick:  what do you normally use those two beauties for?
We do all kinds of things with them. Dehydrate and blend them into dried pepper for topping stuff, or add to rubs. We pickle some, and we fiddle with adding them to alcohol of differing types, just to see how nuts we can be haha.

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Had an abundance of pablano and aconcagua peppers last fall (over 10 lbs.).  Cleaned the lot of them, applied olive oil and put on the smoker for an hour.  Froze most of them and add to salsa, chili, etc. :lick:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on July 30, 2018, 08:41:07 AM
Finally some good production going on! Gonna be some INSANE hot sauce in a month or so. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/eae854cf87efeace844439b3f1101532.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/aece46decb9db1da40480e3d80b58f01.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/9d790b55cf4b5c80976b2a1aea9ff77a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/f9cc7f5a0e24ca608ed4cb7307a004a4.jpg)

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will you send me a jar please?

Me too(first, since I responded to your earlier pepper post and had good questions) please?
Well, depending on how much we actually end up being able to make, I really could possibly send a small bottle/jar...

We just made this yesterday with a bunch of random stuff that was already ripe and needed to be used... (1st 2 pics for reference of peppers used...) But this is all allotted for friends here. Will report back once all those on the plants start ripening!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180730/2c73b6533953c45054d2222a141d92b1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180730/2ba266860ad34591efadee19b7a4bd47.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180730/d67fa7e5390124ea2521645abb1a4fd4.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on August 14, 2018, 12:52:09 AM
This crap is getting ridiculous...

TONS of peppers starting to ripen, threw some of the hot ones on the dehydrator today, and closed off the bar where they are drying. Smell is SO strong in there.

Zoom in on the 2nd pic and look at all the capsaicin oil on the ribs. So damn hot...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180814/33a699fb3eb78fd718b4ad3b25f1e1ce.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180814/2d2028c5b1d6c785f8e26cfba5af5c4e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180814/f532673a390a05225423c4baa9cf03ad.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180814/65f80067e426d8e1428c4847be47d568.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180814/11c7eba240a182ff8a20cfc63a451be7.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 0.42 on August 14, 2018, 12:14:15 PM
 :love:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on September 21, 2018, 04:58:08 AM
Couple weeks ago. We have done this 3 times now, and I have done just as many on the dehydrator. It's at this point in the year that I'm basically ready to rip the plants out and throw them over the hill haha. Any way, hot sauce. Very, very hot sauce. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180921/fc77557078f325abbb5a3bfa937016c9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180921/1b1e116a8ea1d4418f979ce32b85cdcd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180921/2a0d005661830510678abbfd2c4eab39.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180921/6cd989e1ae3062d96056d132c9a0f6c3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180921/6a102202b91dcac2696684733caee8de.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180921/ff1352de685eab4c7117cac9df02593a.jpg)

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: DaBigTrain on September 21, 2018, 09:47:54 PM
That looks incredible :lick:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Benja on March 17, 2019, 07:46:40 PM
Planning on really getting into some gardening this year. Anyone else?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: slackcat on March 18, 2019, 03:29:05 AM
Yep.  Peppers, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, herbs.

Will be planting rhubarb this week. Pie next year.  :drool:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 18, 2019, 11:06:39 PM
Just planted peas/lettuce/kale/broccoli/radish/carrots.

Also raked the old mulch chips off the annual flower beds and put down compost and new mulch.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: XocolateThundarr on March 19, 2019, 08:11:58 AM
Just planted peas/lettuce/kale/broccoli/radish/carrots.

Also raked the old mulch chips off the annual flower beds and put down compost and new mulch.

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No "Red Barn Fertilizer"?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on March 19, 2019, 08:46:32 AM
Just planted peas/lettuce/kale/broccoli/radish/carrots.

Also raked the old mulch chips off the annual flower beds and put down compost and new mulch.

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No "Red Barn Fertilizer"?
I put the red barn fertilizer down last fall. I still have 2 bags of it in my shed to mix in with my compost pile throughout the year.

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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: DaBigTrain on March 19, 2019, 06:08:11 PM
I’m excited to see what cDubs garden produces this year :drool:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: WonderMeal on March 24, 2019, 07:06:18 AM
Fruit trees are blooming and everything smells great, guys. My giant lime tree that once produced 200-300 limes in a season was hit hard by a freeze two years ago and is still coming back. Last year it gave me exactly one lime. This year it looks like I'll get 5-10.

Need to get my pepps and cukes and squash in the ground. Going to skip 'maters this year. Might also try growing a loofah squash.

Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on March 25, 2019, 10:17:23 AM
I’m excited to see what cDubs garden produces this year :drool:
Mostly peppers sewn this year. Couple new ones, and some heirlooms I'm selectively choosing after every year to keep the best specimens.

A few dozen sprouts/seedlings at the moment. Looking forward to getting past this stage and getting them in the ground!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on March 28, 2019, 10:36:15 AM
Getting there!!!

Just dropped 160$ on full spectrum blue lights to help vegetative growth. We'll see how they fare soon enough. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190328/844c3bf60a7eec9be4bf9547b5e3eac3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190328/adfb5968a476e80e1a553e05fcbeb1d5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190328/6eb91f5ef69536f13f5c6f6e32cf7882.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: DaBigTrain on March 28, 2019, 11:17:21 AM
What else are you using those for :bigtoke:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: meow meow on March 28, 2019, 12:43:56 PM
cDubya farms hard af
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on March 28, 2019, 02:18:24 PM
What else are you using those for :bigtoke:
Oh man, I thought I cropped that out...
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 15, 2019, 08:40:58 AM
So lets see everyones garden!

Harvested my first asparagus over the weekend. A packet of radish seeds blew off a table and dumped all its seeds in the asparagus bed, im just going to roll with it for now. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190415/863fb79d84fd764c5b63a76a9a3df5ac.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 15, 2019, 08:43:01 AM
Sugar snap peas are popping along the edges of garden. Also planted a ton of radishes because they grow quickly, will be planting corn there in about a month. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190415/38c12c9ca85c93b88e15372764c199d1.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on April 15, 2019, 08:51:54 AM
I haven't even tilled our garden yet this year. Still having overnight frosts! Probably gonna till this weekend and hopefully plant in another 2 weeks. Seedlings are taking off, though! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190415/244e6b36ce4dd8affa0b31fe35d1cee9.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 15, 2019, 08:54:14 AM
Last year i grew some corn in the middle of my strawberry patch because.....well i guess i got bored?

Anyways it was a terrible idea and the corn sucked up all the nutrients and my strawberry patch is puny this year. (You can compare the small square of strawberrys that had no corn to the long row)

I bought 2 strawberry plants at the store to bring in some fresh blood, also added a ton of red barn fertilizer last fall so hopefully they grow back strong. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190415/723637951460645fe5bfa24923a9bb17.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 8manpick on April 15, 2019, 08:58:02 AM
So lets see everyones garden!

It snowed all day yesterday :dubious:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: libstradamus on April 15, 2019, 08:59:23 AM
Nice rebar caps
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 15, 2019, 09:03:13 AM
Nice rebar caps
I have an intense fear of poking myself in the eye while im bending over tending my garden.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: kslim on April 16, 2019, 12:37:05 PM
I think everyone knows its not gardening season until we get a pic of ben jis pup
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 22, 2019, 07:21:21 PM
I think everyone knows its not gardening season until we get a pic of ben jis pup
Pup is almost 7 now (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190423/b5b67666760536f0c59550fbaf6eed91.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 22, 2019, 07:22:31 PM
Also harvested some tiny lil radishes because i couldn't wait any longer. Sliced em up and ate them raw (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190423/d77b6f753993de907ebd5c8b6b8206d8.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: halfEmpty on April 22, 2019, 08:33:47 PM
Nice rebar caps
I have an intense fear of poking myself in the eye while im bending over tending my garden.

Summer after freshman year I worked for my uncle's concrete company.  We were putting in a foundation for a basement.  I tripped over something and managed to catch myself about 2 inches away from impaling myself through the chest on a piece of rebar sticking up out of the ground.  At the very least it was going to hurt really bad.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 29, 2019, 07:36:08 PM
Radish and asparagus harvest tonight. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/e6ebcbdc4c5acb4b67097a7f82542350.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 29, 2019, 07:37:34 PM
Spinach / Radish / sugar snap peas. Will be planting corn here later in the season. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/48e04386583b66b1d936bc3e41fb2491.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 29, 2019, 07:40:21 PM
Lettuce / Kale / Broccoli / Pepper Plants /sugar snap peas.

Just planted the 4 pepper plants this weekend between broccoli and sugar snap peas. Peas will be done growing by mid june which is when the pepper plants will start getting large.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/2b3191237cd550b53291be22a242796c.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on April 29, 2019, 07:41:54 PM
If you are looking for the easiest possible thing to grow its definitely radishes. I had an open package blow off a table and dump its seeds all over my yard.

Radishes are now growing in my lawn. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/fd99d3081cbfeafc520eef27429ab782.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: XocolateThundarr on April 30, 2019, 09:52:26 AM
We used to mix in radish and turnip seeds in with alfalfa when planting a patch.  The turnips in the alfalfa field used to get huuuuuge.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 18, 2019, 11:07:12 AM
Went and picked up some pollinators today!

New bee hive since we lost ours last year. Maybe some honey in the fall if they're hard workers, but we will at least get our veggies pollinated easily! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190518/8505924908fac51f03d4d824cb0851ec.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190518/90519082b8ea93adc4dec55ccaa45677.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: catastrophe on May 18, 2019, 11:22:32 AM
There are few scenarios more terrifying than traveling in a car full of bees.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 18, 2019, 11:46:25 AM
There are few scenarios more terrifying than traveling in a car full of bees.
Especially when you're deathly allergic... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190518/40888ceaaf0e0d892cb3384cedae9cd3.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 21, 2019, 10:09:56 AM
We have horrible soil up here on the mountaintop. But most plants are finally in the ground/potted. The hardest work is done. Now to sit back, water, and enjoy the bounty!

Just a few pics of the babies... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/a4c0a3070ac3f0622f390c44fc5dbc93.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/41220a504636a0ecaaa16574b6088e0a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/1afcfc2d7d8d2ba6fe3ef3d2ce0bc36f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/7ff4d38784723ea204b43cdc5c3f409a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190521/2e700f31c379da4b4bbcdbcce4f94882.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: IPA4Me on May 21, 2019, 11:29:27 AM
Did you know that you can buy bags of topsoil and make your garden better? Crazy, huh?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 21, 2019, 11:46:01 AM
Did you know that you can buy bags of topsoil and make your garden better? Crazy, huh?
Have you seen the plants I grow in my shitty soil?! I'm not screwing with what works, haha.

The comment was mainly to stave off insults from you hayseeds.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 21, 2019, 04:05:25 PM
I've been eating spinach and lettuce salads almost every day for the past week.

Got my first couple of sugar snap peas as well.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Brock Landers on May 21, 2019, 04:25:50 PM
cDub I forwarded your pics to our Natty Soil Judging Team and they said it wasn't possible for weeds to be growing in that crap so whatever you're doing, good job!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: IPA4Me on May 21, 2019, 04:31:34 PM


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Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 21, 2019, 04:47:19 PM
cDub I forwarded your pics to our Natty Soil Judging Team and they said it wasn't possible for weeds to be growing in that crap so whatever you're doing, good job!
Glad I'm doing SOMETHIN right!!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: catastrophe on May 21, 2019, 05:39:17 PM
Is surrounding them in gravel some kind of mountain hack?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on May 21, 2019, 06:33:08 PM
Is surrounding them in gravel some kind of mountain hack?
:dubious:
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: wetwillie on May 21, 2019, 07:11:31 PM
Between the guerilla gardening, morel hunting, and whisky drinking cDub might be the most interesting man in the world.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: Spracne on May 21, 2019, 07:13:36 PM
Between the guerilla gardening, morel hunting, and whisky drinking cDub might be the most interesting man in the world.

Don't forget the ramps.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on May 22, 2019, 03:00:20 PM
The recent storms knocked my sugar snap peas around but everything else is running smoothly.

Unlike most farmers in the area i was able to get my corn planted a couple weeks ago and it has already sprouted!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190522/26e174e5b019c424e68f7bf57603acef.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: IPA4Me on June 09, 2019, 09:40:04 AM
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: 8manpick on June 09, 2019, 10:10:48 AM
The recent storms knocked my sugar snap peas around but everything else is running smoothly.

Unlike most farmers in the area i was able to get my corn planted a couple weeks ago and it has already sprouted!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190522/26e174e5b019c424e68f7bf57603acef.jpg)
Looks great! Has it survived the storms in the meantime?
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 09, 2019, 02:24:19 PM
Absolutely, the garden is loving all the rain we got. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190609/c2ac0812018cf2f42cc689e6e29ede99.jpg)
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on June 09, 2019, 02:33:45 PM
Absolutely, the garden is loving all the rain we got. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190609/c2ac0812018cf2f42cc689e6e29ede99.jpg)
Damn, Ben ji! Garden looks awesome!
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: ben ji on June 09, 2019, 02:38:00 PM
Thanks, it helps that we have actual soil here and not rocks like in WV.
Title: Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
Post by: cDubya on June 09, 2019, 02:39:14 PM
Thanks, it helps that we have actual soil here and not rocks like in WV.
Didn't imagine that comment would wait too long lol