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Mom2KandK
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Anyone starting seed potatoes? We bought some Yukon Golds from Cleggs.


awestruck
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Thanks

Y'all being on time is helping me as we're later up north of B'ham.

Uncovered my main spot today from trying solarlization. Been covered up since late August when last fertilized, limed, and tilled. Not sure about it since the deer, dogs, and all manner of critters had poked holes all over. Maybe it was enough; however there was a lot of growth from those holes that required hoeing. Trying to get rid of some type wilt.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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My new 12"x 48" 40,000 LUX led light is due in today from Amazon. It will replace my two T5HO sets.


Mind providing a link? I’d like to check them out. Cause if my garden operation keeps growing, my one 4 bulb T5HO ain’t gonna cut it for much longer.

I got some seeds started this weekend. Tomatoes, peppers, and a few mammoth sunflowers. One of the sunflower seeds sprouted almost immediately. I used my GoPro to do a time lapse on it and I’ll try to figure out a way to post it here.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/S6n1mM7.jpg


BallsEleven
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Way to go Pillage...you broke them.

I never was able to get my garden up and running after Laura and Delta last year. I actually just ripped up my very dead eggplants this past weekend.

I need to get in there and remove a couple of weeds and some grass on the outside then order some more seeds. Hopefully I can get some seeds started in the utility room before tax season starts ramping up and I have no life for a few months.


PillageUrVillage
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WigSplitta22
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
migardener.com is great for seeds as well. Great germination rate, cheap, and get more seeds per pack then most others.


BallsEleven
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Has anyone been able to find yard long beans online? I can't find any anywhere in town.


gumbo2176
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Johnny's Selected Seeds has them in their catalog and on-line for sale. If I can't find them locally, that is my go-to.


ETA: Just checked my catalog and they offer two types, the green called Python and the red variety called Red Noodle.

They will also go by Asparagus Beans, Yard Longs and Noodle Beans on some seed packets.
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PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Sunflower sprouting time lapse.

I have no idea about yard long beans. Hopefully y’all have some luck finding them.


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I feel like this is a stupid question but I have to ask anyway.... Anyone have an idea where I can find old school field peas? My maw-maw used to grow them on her fence by her carport and I'd help her pick and shell them... Dad (her son) is doing a small garden for the first time in years so I was wanting to get some for him to plant..

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awestruck
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Has anyone been able to find yard long beans online? I can't find any anywhere in town.
My Lowe’s has them


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jyoung1
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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1. Recs for inside grow lights?



I struggled with my seedlings for weeks, and suspected it was my lights the whole time, even though I had bought 2 different lights that were meant for growing indoors. I was even using both of them at same time, and still plants weren't doing well. At that point I didn't know if they had enough or too much light.

It wasn't until i bought a light meter that I figured out they weren't getting nearly enough lux.

Found this light, puts out good amount of light for the price, around 15k lux:
Amazon

ETA: FWIW, during a clear sunny day, we typically get 75k+ lux, for a cloudy day, 35k-50k, for an overcast, 25k. So 15k for 16 hours/day is enough. You can spend more and get more light, I'm assuming plants will just grow a little faster.
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PillageUrVillage
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Anyone starting seed potatoes?


I didn’t plan on growing any, but my local nursary said they’d be getting some soon. So, I’m considering it.

ETA: autocorrect fail
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Capt ST
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Planted 3 rows of red creole onions yesterday. Got 4 jalapeño plants on a row still producing. Can’t decide if I’m going to pull or protect them thru balance of winter. Been steady picking cauliflower and broccoli. Got second plantings looking very promising. Still haven’t picked any cabbage or sprouts. Celery, carrots mustard greens and turnips doing very well. Lettuce has been a complete failure. Thinking seeds were bad. Threw mustards in same spot and they came up a week later.


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Bill Parker?
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I use two of the same lights jyoung linked. Amazon has too many to choose from, and some of them are giant lights. Read the reviews, and you'll see that most are used for long term grows of Marijuana.

A friend is an engineer at a company that makes lights and ballasts. A short discussion with him steered me away from the stronger lights to the one previously linked. The end result was much stronger seedlings (thicker stems, more lateral growth) compared to fluorescent grow tubes. I connected them to an old frame for the fluorescent bulbs, and they are easy to adjust for height.

A rectangular setup would work better if you're using a 72 cell tray, but these still work with a few adjustments to slide the lights over the trays while the plants are growing.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Be prepared for possible seed shortages

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Vegetable seed sellers experienced skyrocketing demand last spring as concerns over potential food shortages drove some of the demand; gardening also helped pass the time during quarantine—leading seed companies to post virtual “out of stock” stickers on some popular seed varieties. As seed starting season begins again, sellers say demand hasn’t slowed down.


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Earlier this month, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds announced that it planned to close its website to online orders from January 15 to January 20 to catch up on orders, which were five times higher than last year. On Instagram, the Missouri-based seed retailer noted that order volume “has unavoidably created significant delays in shipping…[and] delivery may take up to 30 days in the United States.”


BallsEleven
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Yeah, Reimer has it all over their website that there will delays in shipping.

But if you only pay them $5 more for expedited shipping, they can magically get it out in just a few days!


PillageUrVillage
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I’m glad I already have a supply of pretty much everything I need. The only things I don’t have are beans and eggplant. I guess I should also prepare for fall planting early this year.


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Salmon
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
yeah I tried to make my seed order from Johnnys yesterday and they are only taking order on Tuesday and Wednesday and orders may take weeks to arrive

this sucks
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BallsEleven
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Note to self: always check Lowe’s before ordering online.

I was able to find almost everything I wanted including Beefmaster and asparagus beans.


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