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Any other gardener's here and if so, what are you growing ?

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Serious reply only.  Just starting my garden and love to hear ideas and tips from other green thumbs. 

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Tomato's (Big Boy, Early girl, Beef Steak, Orange and Mortgage Buster), Weeds, (Gorilla Glue, Liberty Haze, Money Maker, Girl Scout Cookies and Strawberry Kush).  Fish water is my trick. Hit them every 2 weeks with the water you clean from your fish tanks or in my case the water from my friends fish tanks. It's PH is balanced and has everything a young plant needs. I also have Chives, Catnip, and Thyme, but they just kind of grow on their own.

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 Can't have a garden where I now live but I used to have one every year.  Collards and Kale! Delicious if seasoned properly and you can look on the internet as to various ways to season.  Southerners are experts. They are prolific and just keep coming. Frost in the fall just makes them better. Super duper healthy for you. 

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I'm growing a lovely crop of Hypha in my fridge

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I also save the seeds from what I eat, too plant the next season. When I cut a tomato for instance, there are always seeds on the cutting board. I take a paper towel and write on it with a sharpie what kind of tomato it is. I set it aside and dry it out. To germinate just moisten the paper towel and place it between two plates in 5 to 6 days you can plant your sprouts. make sure to open the plates to let air in once or twice a day.

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5 minutes ago, Chobittsu said:

I'm growing a lovely crop of Hypha in my fridge

Ah, make your own Penicillin.

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We had to move this spring, so we didn't have a ton of time for the new garden...but so far we have tomatoes, (three kinds..my wife knows what they are, LOL) Cucumbers, honey dew melons, mint, basil, asparagus..think I forgot something, lol...

It was a royal pain in the :etc_swear: to get the beds ready, as the last owners planted all horrible plants in them... Zebra grass is ugly, messy, and has roots like a redwood tree...and I found out I'm allergic to Russian sage...after about a half hour of messing with it, I was breaking out all over...fun times! 

But there is something about your own stuff...even if it is just a small part of your yearly food. 

Edit: This is what it looked like in June when we planted:

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1 hour ago, Chobittsu said:

I'm growing a lovely crop of Hypha in my fridge

 

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2 hours ago, LadyAnesjka said:

Serious reply only.  Just starting my garden and love to hear ideas and tips from other green thumbs. 

Yes. I've been seriously growing hot peppers for years, along with their cousins tomatoes and various herbs.

I'm not actually growing anything right now because there's a disease here that I haven't been able to identify, but when I do it will be back to green stuff.

How can I help?

 

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2 hours ago, LadyAnesjka said:

Serious reply only.  Just starting my garden and love to hear ideas and tips from other green thumbs. 

Food  Items You DON'T Mind Eating:Smile_great::Smile_teethhappy:

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roses, herbs, a cherry orchard, vegetable patch (tomatoes getting out of control, beautiful aubergines,) 1st time here too! I have so much to learn. But am having a lot of fun doing it (except I don't want to see another cherry for the next 12 months, harvest was fun but I got indigestion from eating so many). Favourite plant is a 100+ year old rose bush.

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OP, are you growing in-ground or in containers?  Starting from seed or buying plants? 

Where are you?  What zone are you in?   How much sun will your plants get?

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

 

1 minute ago, DarthZeppelin said:

roses,

I grew roses for more years than peppers, specializing in species roses (which is not necessarily a good idea for the hobby gardener).  For modern and hybrid roses I preferred "found" varieties and moderns with a great smell.  Usually tea roses or tea rose based.  IIRC, I had more than two dozen varieties growing happily when I sold the place.

This place was my Mecca: Antique Rose Emporium.  They had a branch in Dahlonega, GA that I ravaged regularly.  Gone now, unfortunately.

 

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8 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

OP, are you growing in-ground or in containers?  Starting from seed or buying plants? 

Where are you?  What zone are you in?   How much sun will your plants get?

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

 

I grew roses for more years than peppers, specializing in species roses (which is not necessarily a good idea for the hobby gardener).  For modern and hybrid roses I preferred "found" varieties and moderns with a great smell.  Usually tea roses or tea rose based.  IIRC, I had more than two dozen varieties growing happily when I sold the place.

This place was my Mecca: Antique Rose Emporium.  They had a branch in Dahlonega, GA that I ravaged regularly.  Gone now, unfortunately.

 

Europe, 2hrs from the Atlantic coast, large river nearby, temperate humid, sandstone region, clay too, (many vineyards). I grow mostly in the ground (a couple of hectares to look after). herbs and decorative in pots (surrounded by stones to absorb heat at this time of year). Plants get plenty of sun (and rain this year, unusually tropical). It is a local tradition to place rose bushes among rows of vines. So there are plenty of ancient, semi wild, varieties nearby.

I have tried to grow stuff from seed, but as soon as a bit of green breaks the surface, either an early bird or a neighbourhood cat scoffs the lot (also deer keep breaking in)/

I have learnt a few other tricks (the hard way), green beens don't like to be seeded in clayish/sandy soil mix (their shoots find it hard to break the surface), leeks love this soil, trim roses as soon as flowers die to encourage further growth, mint likes semi shade, water plants in the evening, not the morning! Google is my friend, but now I have discovered this thread, who knows?! At least I now have a goto rose specialist on this forum, so thankyou in advance!

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Sounds like you're in a good growing place.  Even in southern US climates, though, hot peppers have an long maturation time (they are originally tropical) so most have to be started 1-3 months before they can be set out.  So I start indoors, under lights.  I've never started roses from seed, though I have had some volunteers.

Best cure for deer is a bullet.  Fortunately, they're tasty.

I just looked up @LadyAnesjka's location.  She's on the Dalmation coast!  That area has some unique toms and peppers, and it is believed that zinfandel grapes started there.   Looking forward to hearing from her.

 

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Oh boy, I don't grow anything now, but I used to when I was a kid.

We had grown (in order of success) tomatoes of many varieties, potatoes, bell peppers, corn, strawberries, and watermelon. New England is not the best farming locale, but we made a few things grow!

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6 hours ago, Sovereigndawg said:

Weeds, (Gorilla Glue, Liberty Haze, Money Maker, Girl Scout Cookies and Strawberry Kush).

Oh goody.  A resource.  Are you indoors?  What kind of lights?

 

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1 hour ago, iDuckman said:

Oh goody.  A resource.  Are you indoors?  What kind of lights?

 

Outdoors right next to the tomatoes, I have 4 nice LEDS for indoor in the winter.

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8 hours ago, Sovereigndawg said:

Tomato's (Big Boy, Early girl, Beef Steak, Orange and Mortgage Buster), Weeds, (Gorilla Glue, Liberty Haze, Money Maker, Girl Scout Cookies and Strawberry Kush).  Fish water is my trick. Hit them every 2 weeks with the water you clean from your fish tanks or in my case the water from my friends fish tanks. It's PH is balanced and has everything a young plant needs. I also have Chives, Catnip, and Thyme, but they just kind of grow on their own.

Drugs aside....do you put the fish water on the tomato's ?

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8 hours ago, Sovereigndawg said:

I also save the seeds from what I eat, too plant the next season. When I cut a tomato for instance, there are always seeds on the cutting board. I take a paper towel and write on it with a sharpie what kind of tomato it is. I set it aside and dry it out. To germinate just moisten the paper towel and place it between two plates in 5 to 6 days you can plant your sprouts. make sure to open the plates to let air in once or twice a day.

I did not know this !!!!

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6 hours ago, Sir_Davos_Seaworth said:

We had to move this spring, so we didn't have a ton of time for the new garden...but so far we have tomatoes, (three kinds..my wife knows what they are, LOL) Cucumbers, honey dew melons, mint, basil, asparagus..think I forgot something, lol...

It was a royal pain in the :etc_swear: to get the beds ready, as the last owners planted all horrible plants in them... Zebra grass is ugly, messy, and has roots like a redwood tree...and I found out I'm allergic to Russian sage...after about a half hour of messing with it, I was breaking out all over...fun times! 

But there is something about your own stuff...even if it is just a small part of your yearly food. 

Edit: This is what it looked like in June when we planted:

Qfn4coa.jpg

This is what I am doing now, I have pots all over porch and just trying to prepare ground , is such hard work. 
In pots i have...

Lavender
Marigold
Morning Glory
Sweet Pea (flower)
Dill ( I think it is dying from transplant to new pots )
Parsley
Mint
Aloe ( not shown )

When ground is ready, will do in this
Tomato
Green Pepper
Carrot
Lavender ( transplant ) to protect vegatables
Marigold ( transplant ) to protect vegatables

 

IMG_20180711_120030[1].jpg

IMG_20180711_120038[1].jpg

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5 hours ago, DarthZeppelin said:

roses, herbs, a cherry orchard, vegetable patch (tomatoes getting out of control, beautiful aubergines,) 1st time here too! I have so much to learn. But am having a lot of fun doing it (except I don't want to see another cherry for the next 12 months, harvest was fun but I got indigestion from eating so many). Favourite plant is a 100+ year old rose bush.

I want to do roses in my back garden but i have not start on preparing dirt for this yet !

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5 hours ago, iDuckman said:

OP, are you growing in-ground or in containers?  Starting from seed or buying plants? 

Where are you?  What zone are you in?   How much sun will your plants get?

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

 

I grew roses for more years than peppers, specializing in species roses (which is not necessarily a good idea for the hobby gardener).  For modern and hybrid roses I preferred "found" varieties and moderns with a great smell.  Usually tea roses or tea rose based.  IIRC, I had more than two dozen varieties growing happily when I sold the place.

This place was my Mecca: Antique Rose Emporium.  They had a branch in Dahlonega, GA that I ravaged regularly.  Gone now, unfortunately.

 

Grapes are all over so no need to do this :D

But Peppers I am interest in doing... only to start green ( mild ) pepper now but not sure what would be best, I have been visit alot of website, still so much undecided

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