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The Garden
« on: March 07, 2009, 08:06:01 PM »
Composting? Canning? Recipes from the garden or general questions about gardening are encouraged here.
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 08:27:29 PM »
So this year i was planning on planting an undeveloped field that backs up to my backyard with a field of russian giant and black to red starburst sunflowers with a 50'x50' patch of Moon and Stars watermellon

for the garden that i've composted literally tons of veg scraps for
~46 year heirloomed san marzano toms
~orange cherry toms.
~black for tuilla toms.
~edamame
~badass heirloom cantaloupes from last year

potting
~kalamansi ( thin green rind with a bright orange pulp that tastes like a lime tart clemintine )
~cumquats
~a mission fig tree that i've been working on for a year
~tipsy pot strawberries

Standard perenials
~mint
~bay leaf
~rosemary
~thyme

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Re: The Garden
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 08:33:41 PM »
Seed Bomb Recipe

Clay dried, powder          5c
Compost                       1c
Seeds                           1c
Water                           as needed

1. mix together seeds and compost
2. add dried clay powder
3. add water slowly to form a cohesive mass
4. kneed the "dough"
5. form into tablespoon size balls
6. dry in a windowsill under the sun for one day

now your ready to "bomb" common ground or city areas of undeveloped earth. wanna stick it to the man? use smelly seeds. :devil:
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009, 08:39:58 PM »
Don't forget to build a good slingshot for the seed bombs

http://www.lime.com/blog/ng/2008/05/19/giy_guide_seed_bomb_slingshots


 

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Re: The Garden
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009, 08:47:28 PM »
lol, i thought for sure that was going to end up as this video
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 10:18:50 PM »
start your seeds this weekend guys
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009, 03:43:48 PM »
Don't put your seedlings in the ground outside until April 15th to avoid possible front damage.
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009, 03:45:28 PM »
What do you guys think about doing a seed exchange at the end of this year? I think it's a great way to heirloom out our top producers and our "exotic" varieties. Who's in?
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2009, 04:47:01 PM »
I tend to collect only flower seeds.  I'm not much of a vegetable gardener. 


 

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Re: The Garden
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2009, 10:10:26 PM »
I'm looking to plant some fruits this year.  Want to plant an apple tree or two, a blueberry bush and maybe grapes.  Also going to plant sunflowers again.  Last year I did and about a week before I was going to harvest them the deer destroyed them



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Re: The Garden
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 12:07:18 AM »
i have a brown paper bag full of sunflower seeds im going to plant this year, i will have pics.
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 04:17:04 AM »
I'm sure that I'm the only person on this site that cares about this but it's so deeply important to me that I feel that I need to post it anyway. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-875
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2009, 11:36:55 PM »
so, my wife ( with the black thumb of death ) thought she would help my 400+ tomato plants by putting them out in the sun and wind before they were hardened a few weeks ago and she of coarse killed every last one of my plants...that I'm not mad about. The number of plants killed don't hold a candle to the fact that included in that number were the last remaining seeds from a 46 going on 47 year old heirloom tomato. Dead. 46 years down the crapper. Sigh, but i digress, IT'S O.K.! I have now in my possession a true San Marzano and a true Pachino tomato plant, as well as a purple smudge, green cherry, lollipop, and a Mary Robinson German Bi-color. Although these wont take the place of 46 years of selective breading, it does mark the dawn of a better strain of tomato glory. On a side note to an earlier post, the field of sunflowers have sprouted and is looking to be a massive success.
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Re: The Garden
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 07:41:57 AM »
so, my wife ( with the black thumb of death ) thought she would help my 400+ tomato plants by putting them out in the sun and wind before they were hardened a few weeks ago and she of coarse killed every last one of my plants...that I'm not mad about. The number of plants killed don't hold a candle to the fact that included in that number were the last remaining seeds from a 46 going on 47 year old heirloom tomato. Dead. 46 years down the crapper. Sigh, but i digress, IT'S O.K.! I have now in my possession a true San Marzano and a true Pachino tomato plant, as well as a purple smudge, green cherry, lollipop, and a Mary Robinson German Bi-color. Although these wont take the place of 46 years of selective breading, it does mark the dawn of a better strain of tomato glory. On a side note to an earlier post, the field of sunflowers have sprouted and is looking to be a massive success.

Damn sorry to hear that Chef.  That really sucks. 


 

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Re: The Garden
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009, 09:43:41 PM »
That sucks Chef.  I planted raspberries today and my sunflower seeds



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