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Gardening 101: How To Start A Garden     (www.youtube.com)

submitted by veo to Gardening 4 months ago (+9/-1)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0DrWAUsNSc

Good tips. Tip #2 (only grow what you'll eat) is something I've been guilty of. We always end up with way more squash than we'll ever actually eat, lol.
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Selecting the Right Plants     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by blumen4alles to Gardening 1 week ago (+34/-4)

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I guess I have more respect for v/recipes.

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Plants that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and moths.     (monarchbutterflygarden.net)

submitted by NeedleStack to Gardening 1 week ago (+25/-0)

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Gardening with native plants (includes a "Native Plant Finder" for your own garden)     (www.nwf.org)

submitted by NeedleStack to Gardening 1 week ago (+6/-0)

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https://www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/About/Native-Plants

From the link:

"Native plants have formed symbiotic relationships with native wildlife over thousands of years, and therefore offer the most sustainable habitat. A plant is considered native if it has occurred naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, or habitat without human introduction.

Exotic plants that evolved in other parts of the world or were cultivated by humans into forms that don’t exist in nature do not support wildlife as well as native plants. Occasionally, they can even escape into the wild and become invasive exotics that destroy natural habitat.

Native plants help the environment the most when planted in places that match their growing requirements. They will thrive in the soils, moisture and weather of your region. That means less supplemental watering, which can be wasteful, and pest problems that require toxic chemicals. Native plants also assist in managing rain water runoff and maintain healthy soil as their root systems are deep and keep soil from being compacted."

Another excellent link is: https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/Native_Plant_Materials/Native_Gardening/index.shtml
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Do it yourself     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by Stewenzon to Gardening 2 weeks ago (+71/-1)

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Azalea cuttings, sweet potato slips, and watermelons     (Gardening)

submitted by Jiggggg to Gardening 2 weeks ago (+4/-0)

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Hello all,

Haven't posted on this sub in a while so I thought I'd share some updates from the garden. Not too much this season since we had (no exaggeration) six straight weeks of rain from the beginning of May through mid-June, so the only stuff that's really doing well is stuff I planted after that. On a brighter note, some "dead" sod I got for free is doing marvelously thanks to the rain, so least there's that!

The azalea cuttings I posted about three months ago all died. Every one of them. I put them in a nice little green house, put fresh aloe vera gel from my aloe plant in there, used rooting hormone... nothing! The only thing I can figure is that the soil I used was too thick. I just got some dirt from the yard but it was probably too thick with red clay and didn't drain as well as it should have.

I finally got some slips to grow from a sweet potato I got at the farmer's market (so it's an organic, local tater). I've been trying to get it to grow a slip for weeks so this is pretty exciting. Got it rooted and in the ground and another's on the way, so hopefully I am not jinxing myself here by saying I might have sweet taters this fall.

Also looking promising are my watermelons. Vines are big and healthy. Lots of male flowers and females flowers have just started arriving but aren't open yet. I am checking them in the morning and will help germinate them with a little paintbrush when the ladies open up their flowers.

Anybody have any experience with sweet taters or watermelon? I've got them growing on mounds of compost / manure soil that's been tilled nicely.

edit - got some purple hull peas a-goin too... those practically grow themselves. If you're ever looking for something to replenish the nutrients in the soil in between grows, throw some out there. Then after you pick the peas, chop up the plants and leave them there in the bed to decompose.
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Green-thumbed Aussies are buying trendy new veggie garden 'pods' to grow their own produce in lockdown - and their popularity is soaring     (www.dailymail.co.uk)

submitted by paul_neri to Gardening 2 weeks ago (+4/-0)

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The eggplant rebound from the storms.     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by Lin_Ching_Yu to Gardening 4 weeks ago (+20/-0)

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Update squash/tomatoes.     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by Lin_Ching_Yu to Gardening 1 month ago (+22/-0)

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Squash has improved tomatoes had got some horn worm overnight. I dusted them early this morning.
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I'm trying out this no-till technique this year for the garden.     (www.backtoedenfilm.com)

submitted by allahead to Gardening 1 month ago (+12/-0)

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https://www.backtoedenfilm.com/

It keeps the weeds out and reduces the need for watering.

I put down a 30'x30' tarp over the winter to kill the grass. Then I put 4 inches of compost down and 4 inches of cedar mulch over that. I got the mulch from a tree service for free, they sometimes have trouble finding places to dump their tree trimmings so if you call one you can get it. I got the garden out a bit late but it is growing well right now. I'll let you know how it goes.

From the website:

BACK TO EDEN is a documentary about American gardener and arborist Paul Gautschi. Back to Eden is a no-dig gardening method that practices organic growing principles. The sustainable permaculture technique is simply to apply wood chips on the surface of soil to conserve water and regenerate the soil.
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Squash got messed up during the storm last night.     (Gardening)

submitted by Lin_Ching_Yu to Gardening 1 month ago (+7/-0)

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Should I prop it up or let it grow.

I also got a visit from a bambinigger while I was taking the squash pic.

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Tomatoes are doing well.     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by Lin_Ching_Yu to Gardening 1 month ago (+22/-0)

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Beefmaster hybrid started from seed, they're about 7ft tall now. Planted the last week of April.
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Any recommendations on Japanese beetles?     (Gardening)

submitted by ParnellsUprising to Gardening 1 month ago (+3/-0)

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The fuckers are fornicating all over my basil. I have tried neem oil/ dish soap, but it doesn’t seem to do shit.
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Squeeze A Lemon Into Your Garden Watering Can And This Amazing Thing Happens To Your Plants!!     (www.youtube.com)

submitted by paul_neri to Gardening 1 month ago (+12/-3)

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Good way to prune cilantro ?     (Gardening)

submitted by ParnellsUprising to Gardening 1 month ago (+6/-0)

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Was wondering if any you guys had a good way of pruning cilantro? It has run straight up, and I was wondering if I can just cut the main stem to fill it out?

I believe it is growing straight up being that I have it currently in a lesser light grow box on the deck. I plan on moving it to a location that will get better light, but kind of wanted to trim it a bit before it gets out of hand. Any recommendations?

I do understand traditional pruning of cilantro, and removing the older leaf branches first, but traditionally I avoid hitting the main stem.

Is it like sunflowers / mj, where I can get a bushy plant / more flowers if I cut the stem?
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Garden frustration and updates     (Gardening)

submitted by friendshipistragic to Gardening 2 months ago (+12/-0)

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So I’ve been hit hard with critters. I’ve put up new protections but the damage is done. Primarily to beans and field peas
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Corn and potatoes at least are doing well
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Watermelon is coming along
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Tomatoes, okra, and cucumbers are fine. Blooming.
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Gardening with Mushrooms - Anyone Try It?     (Gardening)

submitted by All4Fingers to Gardening 2 months ago (+7/-0)

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We're looking to start adding edible mushrooms to our garden. Specifically we're trying out wine cap and almond agaricus in our raised beds.

Has anyone else been gardening with mushrooms?
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If you planted Garlic in October it’s time to harvest. Don’t throw the chives away!     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by friendshipistragic to Gardening 2 months ago (+24/-0)

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Plant graft with mechanical hole     (www.youtube.com)

submitted by paul_neri to Gardening 2 months ago (+1/-0)

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Red potatoes are looking healthy. Just hope they produce well. Around 42 plants.      (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by friendshipistragic to Gardening 2 months ago (+26/-0)

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Our test plot of Lavender is in!     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by veo to Gardening 2 months ago (+27/-0)

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Pretty sure we nearly killed a few of them though.. we got them right before our trip to CO, and the soil it was shipped in was too dense for long term. She watered them before we left, but some varieties of lavender are pretty sensitive to wet feet.
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Cabbage has been doing well. Slowly getting the rest of everything planted..     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by veo to Gardening 2 months ago (+27/-0)

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Drip is in. Haven't had to set up the timer for how much it's rained recently though..
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Anyone else growing field peas? These are Purple Hull Pink Eyes     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by friendshipistragic to Gardening 2 months ago (+12/-0)

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Garden beans are lookin good     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by friendshipistragic to Gardening 2 months ago (+6/-0)

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Garden Prep - Fabric laid, Drip irrigation in place!     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by veo to Gardening 3 months ago (+24/-0)

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Some of that pooling on the left is from where we flushed the lines prior to capping them off.

Plants will be in holes in fabric spaced precisely at emitters on the drip tape, so there shouldn't be an issues with the plants themselves getting watered.

Big step up from last year. I'll update with more pictures as we get planted!
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Glad we waited to plant anything. Beautiful shot, but frustrating for the gardener     (files.catbox.moe)

submitted by veo to Gardening 3 months ago (+26/-0)

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Taken just before leaving for our trip to Colorado