How does your garden grow?

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

  1. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I’d be pissed but get over it.
     
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  2. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    idk, its zucchini. it'll grow back. it's not like, seedlings started and cared for tenderly in the winter and then had mulch thrown all on top shortly after transplanting level of bad......:twisted:
     
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  3. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Joined some Facebook groups to see if anyone can tell me how long it’ll take for more zucchini flowers to grow.

    There are some zucchini still growing, and on the 10th we’re going out of town for 5 days anyways.

    I think R is also stressed because he’s working so hard. He has a lot of work to do in a short time frame.
     
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  4. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    That’s like a 3/10 at most. There’s a lot of zucchini season left. It’s not like the year I yanked out all of D’s nearly-mature asparagus plants while I was weeding.
     
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  5. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    It depends on how many leaves you hacked off. If you stressed the plant too much you may not get more. When harvesting blooms, try to get mostly male blooms (but still leave some for fertilization) and that won’t impact your fruiting.
     
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  6. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Yeah, hindsight’s 20/20. I may have stressed the plants too much. But they were so damn out of control.
     
  7. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    The Damage:

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  8. HBC

    HBC Chicken

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    HBC Chicken

  10. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Daaaaaamn.

    Got my first strawberry! It was sour. :sad:
     
  11. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    34” and as big as my finger
     
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  12. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I’ve gotten a few cukes from the ones neighbor gave me (when it’s $1.08 for a 4 pack..). Also so many pretty carrots. Radishes were a bust for the most part.
    Here we had fresh pesto the other night :drool:.

    Now the real question. Realtor says we should put a big plant in the corner of the sun room to block the view of the ugly neighbors shed monstrosity. Does that mean I need to go directly to Costco for the $49.99 6’ tall fiddle leaf fig (ficus) or is that just too basic?
     
  13. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Lean in to the basic.
     
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  14. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Basic is what it is for a reason. Do it.
     
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  15. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Goddamnit they were all gone.
     
  16. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Fucking Taylor and Bailey took em all
     
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  17. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    We’re getting the veggie garden started again— what sorts of stuff can we buy at Home Depot that will deter ants/bugs from destroying the plants but is safer near food than poison?
     
  18. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Marigolds, for one. They deter tomato-loving whiteflies and nimatodes.
     
  19. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Marigolds, basil. Diatomaceous earth.
     
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  20. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Will the diatomaceous earth work for ants?

    Also for you and @Honey —So I have a small/medium cinderblock raised bed garden, should I put marigolds like, in the garden? I don’t want to waste too much space with non edible stuff but our crop was almost destroyed last year—okra in particular didn’t have a chance and we only got a few tomatoes. Maybe I could put a few in the actual cinderblocks I usually reserve for lettuces. Will definitely do basil too.
     
  21. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    When I grew tomatoes, I had these odd marigolds that went to seed in the fall and came back voluntarily in the spring. I just planted my tomatoes right where those marigold seeds fell and they grew up together. So, it was very much a co-planting situation.
     
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  22. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Yes, you can plant in the cinder blocks.

    Diatomaceous earth works on lots of things. I treat my garden and house perimeter with boric acid as well.
     
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  23. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Okay cool! I was googling and I just put the boric acid around the perimeter of the garden right? Since it can harm the plants if I do too much?
     
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  24. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    That’s what I do.
     
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  25. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Thank you!!! Wasn’t sure if I was reading right re: perimeter of house and garden or perimeter of house and put IN the garden. Will do perimeter of garden. Excited to get this going! Doing seeds tomorrow then plants in a few months.