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BayouBengal51
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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I gotcha. Question though, it seems like it would be a pain in the arse to use bottles with the top on it still right? Or cut it off when the plant gets bigger?


Bottles would be a temporary measure until the seedlings have hardened into plants that can deal with stress on their own.


BallsEleven
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Has anyone in here tried their hand at digging a pond in their backyard? Nothing big, just like a 10'X15' no more than 3' deep.

I ran to TSC the other day to get my chickens (half of ours that we got ended up being roosters and I plan to dispatch them the first time I get woken up) and I ended up getting the 3 ducks they had left there. I've always wanted a small pond because I've thought it would be relaxing and the ducks give me a good reason to follow through.

Plus the muck/poop that would be cleaned out of it would make great fertilizer for the garden.


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Howyouluhdat
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So I tried the plastic container dome over the top of this one today a and a couple others and come home again from work and they are all fallen over. I watered good this morning. Are they maybe just not strong enough yet for 8 hours of direct sunlight? Not sure what’s going on. It’s hard to see but it’s kind of in the middle. You can see the yellowish seed. The others had their first true leaves already and died as well

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windshieldman
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I have a raised garden with tomatoes, banana peppers, and cucumbers, only 8 plants altogether. They are doing well, curious about all the mushrooms that keep growing in the garden. They are scraggly looking mushrooms but I'm pulling out 3-5 a day.I don't know much about the environment mushrooms prefer to live in, was wondering if it meant much as in good or bad though.
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PillageUrVillage
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Garden is becoming more productive. I picked my first cucumber the other day. It was delicious. I’m about to have a ton of them. Probably in a day or two I’ll have enough to start making pickles.



BallsEleven
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Nice.

I made my first batch of pickles ever last week. They came out pretty damn good.


Bill Parker?
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You put that pineapple upside down in your shopping cart?


Cowboyfan89
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I made my first batch of pickles ever last week. They came out pretty damn good.

You made pickles last week and you're already eating them? Baw, you gotta step your pickle game up. Let those things sit for a while. They just get better.

I made my second batch of pickles last night. First was bread and butter; last night was dill. Have a couple of bigger cukes left over, so may try my hand at relish.

So far we've picked over 10 lbs each of cucumbers and bush beans, and almost 2 lbs each of roma tomatoes, straightneck, black beauty, and butternut squash. Green beans look to be winding down, so I'll probably pull them in the next week.


PillageUrVillage
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You put that pineapple upside down in your shopping cart?


Nah man, I grew that thing under the sea. We cut it open. It had some tiny furniture in it and a snail. I think some sea creature may have taken up residence in it.


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Nah man, I grew that thing under the sea. We cut it open. It had some tiny furniture in it and a snail. I think some sea creature may have taken up residence in it.



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BallsEleven
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You made pickles last week and you're already eating them? Baw, you gotta step your pickle game up. Let those things sit for a while. They just get better.


I'm not known for my patience.

The recipe was different in that it didn't have me cook any part of the mixture and you put it straight in the fridge. Also said it would keep up to a month in the fridge. In all I made 4 jars and have 3 left. I will give the others a week and try again just to see the difference.

Next recipe I will be doing it the proper way, but if I ever need a quick batch, these came out fantastic.


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bluemoons
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Mine is also becoming productive. I've been steadily picking tomatoes, bell peppers, and squash and zucchini. I pulled one of my zucchini plants and planted 4 more okra seeds. I'm over squash and zucchini at this point.

Peppers are really starting to come on and I think at this time next week I'll have a 40-50+ pepper harvest.

I really like the Red Torch tomatoes. They taste good, don't crack, and they work really well in salads because of their size. I also find that I can leave them on the vine for awhile until the whole cluster ripens without any issues. I'll grow them again.

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye tomatoes are taking a long time to ripen, but each plant has over 25 on the vine and they're all good size (8-10oz range). Fred's Tie Dye has produced the biggest tomatoes in the garden for the second year in a row. I've had two right around 20 oz.

Fred's Tie Dye



Big Beef













Red Torch



Islander Peppers



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ChenierauTigre
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How did you get pineapple already? I don't get to pick mine till summer.


PillageUrVillage
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How did you get pineapple already? I don't get to pick mine till summer.



I didn’t grow that. Just kinda threw it in there as a joke.


PillageUrVillage
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curious about all the mushrooms that keep growing in the garden. They are scraggly looking mushrooms but I'm pulling out 3-5 a day.I don't know much about the environment mushrooms prefer to live in, was wondering if it meant much as in good or bad though.


It may mean that your soil is staying too damp. But mushrooms in the garden typically aren't a bad thing. It's usually a sign of healthy soil.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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bluemoons


Looks fantastic. That's some massive tomatoes!


lsuson
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I knew someone was going to think you grew it!


ChenierauTigre
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I grow them, so why is it strange that he might? I have been growing them for 10 years.


TU Rob
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First signs of produce in my little pea patch







Delacroix
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Anyone know what can cause a stunted pepper plant? My Cayenne and Jalapeno plants have remained around 3 inches tall. They look healthy, but have not grown any in over a month


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