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bedrock_barney
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
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Posted - 05/29/2007 :  13:43:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carolyn, you need to get your hands on (and into) some chicken poo




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tisasawath
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Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2007 :  00:03:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
poor barney http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6698713.stm

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bedrock_barney
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
871 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2007 :  13:47:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tisasawath

poor barney http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6698713.stm

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Daisy Girl
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Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2007 :  18:43:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great pics Bedrock Barney and tisasawath. My front garden was a complete bomb, the back garden is below average and the vegetable garden looks like it could be decent. This is my first year so I can't be too hard on myself but it is discouraging. Anyone have some secrets to success they would like to share (other than stinky manure )? Or is stinky manure the secret I am missing?

bluefinger

Edited by - Daisy Girl on 05/30/2007 18:45:39
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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2007 :  22:36:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
get one of those water meters you can stick in the ground. that way you know for sure if the plant needs water or not. it's easy to overwater

that's my amateur tip for the day
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Daisy Girl
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Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2007 :  18:42:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Floop! I will get me one of those fancy wiz bang gadgets. (I need all the help I can get!)

bluefinger

Edited by - Daisy Girl on 05/31/2007 18:42:44
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Carolynanna
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  10:27:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chicken poo hey. Is it superior to other poo?

Even though not much for veg is growing yet I thought I'd post some pics as the perenials are starting to come up nicely. Maybe later I'll post the same areas for a before/after effect. I started a bit late this year so all I have in my garden growing so far are about a gazillion little maple trees thanks to both neighbours having huge maples in their yards.
(Sorry for poor pic quality, something is up with my camera.)

The veg garden with a few rows of flowers in front. I like to plant tulips between the daylilies, that way when the tulips are finished their foliage is hidden between the daylilies;


The border on the other side of the yard, virtually all perenial flowers;
(Notice how we have 2 fences, major disagreements between neighbours and previous owner, cracks me up.)


Front patch we just put in last year as there was the ugliest kind of juniper bush there before. Difficult area as its mostly shade. I didn't really want to shape it like that but Mike finished it while I was out...he's very primal.


These front four pots don't look like much now but I'll post again in about a month. They each have a few glad bulbs in the middle, and around that they have lobelia, nasts, wave petunias and a couple things I can't remember the name of;




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awestruck
= Cult of Ray =

USA
377 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  10:44:17  Show Profile  Visit awestruck's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hey does anyone know if it would be ok to fertilize my cherry tomato plant with Miracle Grow for houseplants?


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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  10:50:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
were you high when you took those?
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Carolynanna
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  10:51:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Um, no.

I said I was sorry.

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Edited by - Carolynanna on 06/01/2007 10:53:01
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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  10:53:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that was supposed to be a joke. how come they're all blurry though? it looks like you have one of those old-school lens filters they used dream sequences, or close ups on Lana Turner
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Carolynanna
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  11:02:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jonas got a hold of my camera.

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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  11:05:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh sorry, i didn't read the part about the camera.

how come they're all blurry though?

wait, you just clarified that.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5433 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  11:42:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by awestruck

hey does anyone know if it would be ok to fertilize my cherry tomato plant with Miracle Grow for houseplants?


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I'm guessing that would be fine.
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kfs
= Cult of Ray =

USA
889 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  13:23:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like your pics, Carolynanna. They look kind of dreamy.

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Cheeseman1000
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Iceland
8201 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  15:33:01  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Caroly comes from the land time forgot: Canada.


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awestruck
= Cult of Ray =

USA
377 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2007 :  07:14:28  Show Profile  Visit awestruck's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My little cherry tomato plant has a few little tomatoes on it. I am excited.

Maybe I will grin but I won’t bear
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El Loco
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206 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2007 :  08:11:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my strawberry plant is dieing

oh the humanity

IN MY PAST LIFE I WAS CALLED FARTBONE HERE.
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Daisy Girl
~ Abstract Brain ~

Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2007 :  19:37:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my rabbits are eating my veggie garden....

bluefinger
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Carolynanna
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2007 :  08:00:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daisy Girl





bluefinger



I have a few of those exact same tulips, they were really stunning.
These ones I thought were really neat as they are green (with a little white.) Not your usual tulips;


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Daisy Girl
~ Abstract Brain ~

Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2007 :  19:11:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carolynanna, those are beautiful. Green is my fave color... I will have to look into getting some of those for next year :)

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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2007 :  12:48:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
peppers are starting to come in..


thai hot peppers



jalapenos







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Homers_pet_monkey
= Official forum monkey =

United Kingdom
17125 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2007 :  13:10:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Goddam you and your warm weather. My tomatos are really suffering on my balcony in this shit weather. This is like the worst summer ever!


I'd walk her everyday, into a shady place
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2007 :  00:33:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yeah, and i think gardening is, like, overrated anyway

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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5433 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2007 :  00:55:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My garden has been fairly disappointing. I don't why, but nothing is growing quickly. First of all I had one tomato plant die (an Early Girl) maybe because of the heat, and many of my tomatoes had flea beetles which left the leaves looking like they had been hit by tiny shotguns. Those seem to be gone (the beetles), but none of the plants (with the exception of a Cherry Tomato plant in a half barrel) have grown big. We've had maybe 20-30 small tomatoes and we're about to get a rush of another 30, but only one big tomato is on the way. In addition, my beans just starting to work their way up the trellis. (We did have a bumper crop of plums, many we ate, and some we turned into jam.)

The weather has been pretty good. One very hot week, but otherwise pretty mild. All I can guess is that I've used the garden spot for 3 years now and I didn't add enough nutrients back into the soil.
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Carolynanna
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2007 :  15:49:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been having some bad luck this year.
I bought a bad package of corn and not a one grew.
I transplanted some of my perenials last year and they aren't flowering as much.
Damn rabbits have been eating all my lettuce and we had to put chickenwire around everything.

My front pots of flowers are starting to fill in nicely.
Here's before;

And right now with a skanky pose of me included;


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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
3055 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2007 :  16:05:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carolynanna

And right now with a skanky pose of me included;


I wanna see a skanky pose of floop with his peppers.



Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.
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Homers_pet_monkey
= Official forum monkey =

United Kingdom
17125 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2007 :  02:24:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

quote:
Originally posted by Carolynanna

And right now with a skanky pose of me included;


I wanna see a skanky pose of floop with his peppers.



Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.



Bell pepper?


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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2007 :  06:55:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the jalapenos are starting to come in






















ok. the jalapeno is starting to come in.



on a tangent, has anyone from the UK tried this sauce?
http://www.thechileman.org/naga_morich.php
(and lived?)

floop, with your climate you should definitely get hold of these naga morich seeds to grow. and report.


this variety also looks interesting - the Trinidad Scorpion


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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  11:55:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i was away from home for quite a while and my friend taking care of our place isn't quite so good at taking care of gardens. ie, all our pepper plants have been massacred. the scotch bonnets, chocolate beauties, anaheims, thai hot peppers.. it's a graveyard. to add insult to injury my dad is now growing peppers, to try and outdo me, and he's got this gigantic garden going full of every kind

oh well, there's always next year


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Daisy Girl
~ Abstract Brain ~

Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2007 :  19:54:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sorry to hear your story, floop. If it makes you feel any better I WAS home and nothing grew. Except for one beautiful tomato plant that sprouted up in the middle of the front yard (keep in mind that the only tomatoes that were planted in the BACK yard). It must have been a bird that ate the seed out back and then pooped it out in our front yard. Go figure.

bluefinger
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Carolynanna
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2007 :  07:56:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I planted too many zuchinis.
I've got zuchinis that I can't even carry.

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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2007 :  07:41:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i too had some casualties due to insensitive caretakers during my absence, plus these plants really can't take even a few days of colder weather.

photo angle of the week


and this is how the unknown variety turned out


they're small but sturdy plants and can take worse weather better than the jalapeno plants

lessons learned:
use bigger pots. pepper roots need more space - the plants in the middle of the pots (narrow rectangular pots) grew almost twice as high as plants at the sides.

don't use that limestone sand from the construction site to mix into the soil again, it made the leaves on one plant all white and fall off.

it's probably better to avoid sticking your head out of the vegetables on the window to say hi to your boss coming in from the parking lot in the future.

jalapenos turned out ok. good size, very nice taste, should use bigger
pots to improve yield; the roots have reached the bottom too soon.

tabascos never flowered, they're just growing and producing more foliage. maybe in spring.

i'll try to overwinter all the plants (esp. tabascos) and then we'll see. might try some other things as well.. is it possible to cross peppers and strawberries? where's the forum botanist?

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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1460 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2009 :  01:24:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my garden is going to dominate this year


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3302 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2009 :  01:28:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right now only mint for chutney.

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