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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #600 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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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.
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #601 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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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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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #602 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.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #603 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.
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #604 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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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #605 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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« Reply #606 on: May 05, 2018, 06:56:13 PM »
How’s the corn for the shine coming along this year cDubs?

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #607 on: May 05, 2018, 06:57:20 PM »
How’s the corn for the shine coming along this year cDubs?
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #608 on: May 05, 2018, 06:58:14 PM »
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #609 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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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #610 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!
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #611 on: July 03, 2018, 03:25:12 PM »
That is just a terrible opinion, sys.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #612 on: July 03, 2018, 04:35:00 PM »
Cherries grow on trees, this tdaver guy is full of crap.
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #613 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”.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #614 on: July 04, 2018, 01:03:06 AM »
i'm sorry, it's a dishonest fruit.
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #615 on: July 04, 2018, 10:01:32 AM »
Sweet corn on 4th of July.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #616 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”.

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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #617 on: July 04, 2018, 03:47:23 PM »
celebrating canadian plums on the fourth of july, my god.  eat an apple, you communists.
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #618 on: July 04, 2018, 05:00:51 PM »
I like cherry flavor candy but actual cherries are kinda gross
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #619 on: July 04, 2018, 08:59:15 PM »
MURICA!!!




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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #620 on: July 05, 2018, 09:02:36 AM »
cherry kool aid was one of the worst flavors.  just being real here.


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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #621 on: July 09, 2018, 07:57:19 PM »
WTF attacked my corn between last night and tonight? Coons? Possum? Japanese beetles? I am livid.
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #622 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.
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« Reply #623 on: July 09, 2018, 09:21:47 PM »
looks raccoony.
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Re: sd white/non-white midwestern thread topic of the day (garden)
« Reply #624 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.
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