How does your garden grow?

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by BLT, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Sounds like it’s outgrown its pot.
     
  2. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I put it in this new massive pot just 18 months ago! I'll check what the roots look like when I pull it out this weekend and see if it needs to upsize again.
     
  3. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    Does anyone know anything about peonies? We have two plants that came with the house, 6 years ago. I haven’t done a thing with them, and I heard I have to divide them or something? They look fine, one is bigger than the other, if that helps.
     
  4. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Peonies rarely need to be divided unless you want to transplant them to grow more. If you do, do it at the end of the growing season in September.
     
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  5. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I can't believe it but I think you were right after all. I've just spent a fortune on new terracotta pots and potting soils and I've got this thing out of its pot and there is literally nothing wrong with it! I expected a ton of water and rotten roots and there is NOTHING. The roots do seem to have reached the edge of the pot already though. Which shouldn't hurt a pothos, they usually do fine pot-bound, but maybe mine wants to take over the world or something.

    The terracotta pot I picked for it is only slightly bigger though, since I thought this was a drainage issue, but hopefully with new soil and the extra inch to grow it will feel better. Fingers crossed the pruning doesn't kill it I guess, because it still needs that.

    Wtf guys.
     
  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @Vespidae since the previous pot is new-ish and this 2nd one is almost the same size, would it make sense to separate/divide to maximize the area for the new halves?
     
  7. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    @Lh718 The root ball on the big mama is too old and too entwined to be separated imo. I've trimmed it back as much as I dare and I've got my fingers crossed it thrives in the new pot, and if so, I'll just suck it up and buy a larger one for next time. But since the old pot's drainage was apparently not a problem after all, I'll keep it for when last year's baby needs to be moved into a larger pot (soon, I think, since it was totally root-bound and is already probably too big for the new pot I put it in just now).

    Plus, I've got all the trimmings in water now to make more babies. I'll use the last baby's pot for those when they start to root.

    :lol: I'm going to be drowning in pothos plants soon. And that's not even counting the ones I've given away as gifts.
     
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  8. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    I think birds or maybe rabbits are eating our strawberries. Should we buy an fake owl or something? Or will only netting help.
     
  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Yeah get an owl!!
     
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  10. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    The only thing that kept birds off our blueberries was netting.
     
  11. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    My dad pulled all the gnarly weeds out of my new raised beds. <3 Not sure if I want to put some more garden soil in them first or just start planting.
     
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  12. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Now to shop for an owl.

    We were away for the weekend and came back to some tomatoes allllmost there, some big yellow squash flowers so hopefully those are coming, and a skinny purple eggplant. Lettuce has lots of leaves, need to be bigger before snagging. The tree has like 6 tiny pears. Really hoping to get to enjoy something other than a bunch of jalapeños soon!

    The strawberries have tons of big leaves now but nothing. All work no berries!
     
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  13. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Is this your first year for strawberries? They didn’t give a ton in year one.
     
  14. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    I planted tomatoes, peas, cucamelon, lettuce, pickling cucumbers and mojito mint. We have such a short growing season so my fingers are crossed.
     
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  15. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    It is but we at least got a few and it looked like a few were about to ripen. We got nothing!
     
  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Birds and berries, man.

    I did buy some more garden soil (it was on sale) but I forgot my shovel so I can't do it at lunch. I have dirt and paint to unload at the new place, and I can't even find the pot I was going to paint pink after my parents "helped" with everything over the weekend.
     
  17. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Some bird has been eating all of our strawberries and then perching on one of my solar lights to poop out all the seeds.

    @Vespidae just making sure, your "taking over the world" plant doesn't look like this does it?
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  18. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    It's on its way!
     
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  19. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Birds picked at the tomatoes today.

    J had picked up a fake owl yesterday and put it on a fence post, but he said it faced weird and he think the birds thought it was dead so just now he put a yard chair next to the garden and put it on there :lol:. C’mon owl you can do it!
     
  20. Lucyinthesky

    Lucyinthesky Chicken

    I have one dahlia coming up!! This is my first year planting them and I hope the others follow suit
     
  21. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Adore dahlias!
     
  22. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I bought a potted dahlia at home depot. It wasnt what I planned to pick up, it was bright yellow and so happy that I just had to get it.

    I need to thin my carrot seedlings. I bought a dwarf variety and they're in a long rectangle container. How far apart do they need to be? There's so many of them right now.

    ETA Marigolds too. I planted seeds in a 5 gallon bucket and need to thin it out. I think the package said 5 plants per container. Gonna have to pull up so many :sad: wish I had more space. Maybe my neighbor wants some. Do you think I could successfully transplant them?


    ALSO forgot to punch out the drainage holes in the container I got for the kids so they could have some soil to play in that didnt have things growing in it. We got tons of rain over the course of the week and now it's a mud bucket. But not the thick fun gooey kind. Super watery. Fml.
     
  23. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    And is it possible to encourage creeping phlox to grow in one direction? I would like it to grow over the edge of the pot it's in, rather than taking over the whole pot. If not, that's fine.
     
  24. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Just keep tugging it over. And I have transplanted seedlings. I have like two flats of coleus now from separating them all. Also moved radishes and they’re growing really well. Might as well try.
     
  25. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    On a scale of 1-10, if your spouse did this, how pissed would you be?

    Our garden is R’s garden. I help out by picking veggies sometimes, and sometimes pinching off basil blooms, especially if R is out of town, but really, it’s R’s space.

    Today I said I’d pick the veggies, but then I got carried away. The zucchini’s been out of control so I hacked off a bunch of leaves and picked almost all of the zucchini blossoms so I can try to cook them. R had been saying he’s so sick of zucchini. I thought I was helping, but R is pissed I did all that without consulting him (he was in his office upstairs but he’s super busy working this time of year). I knew I should have consulted him at some point while I was doing all that, but I didn’t. How badly did I fuck up?
     

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