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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:21 pm 
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A good thing about container planting is that you can move them out of extreme heat. I'll be 100deg+ in the direct sun for a few days. Stay cool my friends.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:43 pm 
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Those are lookin' goooooood.

Mine is a fixed object :shock:
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Tomatoland, (Red Lightning and Italian Ice, (background)) :)
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Seems Yellow Pearl and Italian Ice "cherry" tomatoes go together well; the Yellow Pears come out early, and the Italian Ice later :)

The broccoli's about beat, the fall seedlings are ready to go in, (they're takin' over in squashland, far right in above photo), which is spent and about to get evicted after giving us more than we could give away).

Deer still haven't found the outside fence grapes 8) , it's Them or Us.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:23 pm 
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Late fall peppers. My friends garden did better than mine.

L to R. Red Habanero(7), Peach Habanero, Hot Hungarian, Burning Bush Hab(mine) and two Black Cobras.
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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:51 am 
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List of peppers I'm trying to grow this season:

Heirloom Pepper, Bulgarian Carrot - Ripen bright orange and shaped like a little carrot. Fruity flavor with hot finish. 5,000 - 30,000 SHU
Chili de Arbol - Good for drying. 10,000 - 30,000 SHU
Cayenne - Drying. 30,000 - 50,000 SHU
Hot Lemon - It's from Peru and ripens bright yellow. 15,000 to 30,000 SHU
Red Savina Habanero - 250,000 - 580,000 SHU
Habanero Red - 100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Habanero Brown - 100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Habanero Mustard - 100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Scotch Bonnet Pepper - 100,000 - 400,000 SHU
Caribbean Red Hot Habanero - 300,000 - 475,000 SHU
Bhut Jolokia Ghost pepper - up to 1,041,427 SHU

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:16 am 
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I found some Carolina Reapers!

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:29 am 
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Brown Habanero doing well!

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Fully ripened Brown Habanero Pods. A nice dark red color. It's salsa time!

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:05 pm 
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I planted a few in my friends garden. They are doing quite well.

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Fatali and Hot Lemon peppers

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Trinidad Moruga Scorpion(Yellow)

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Ghost pepper

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:23 pm 
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The heat is on!
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Fatali and Red habs, Hot Lemons and a little Reaper(maybe).

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 Post subject: re: let it grow
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Then heat is on!

Fatali and Red habs, Hot Lemons and a little Reaper(maybe).


the secret word for tonight is ring of fire

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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I found a Ghost pepper plant w/ ripe fruit at my local nursery. Had to buy it even though it's kinda early. Will transplant today. Were supposed to warm up a bit down here in SoCal.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Peppers so far...


Yellow Fatali (from Africa. very tasty habanero type pepper)
Ghost Chili
Scorpion
Red Habanero
Jalapeno
Cowhorn Cayenne
Dragon Cayenne


Still looking for...

Chocolate habanero

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:41 am 
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Chocolates are in. Peaches too.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:56 am 
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STR renovations Phaze I, burn out brush and briars to claim area.

Die bastard deer tics!

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(it's a controlled burn from right to left).

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(...more to burn next weekend, ran out of fuel).



Next, cut briars, pull saplings, and plant grass seed and mow mow mow until only grass can grow and no briars...


Phaze 2.... Stumps pulled, dilapidated wall rocks removed, (except where the original 100 year old wall is enough together to make a decoration, (lol, nicely displayed)...

The grass seed is planted.

The hope is the grass seed will germinate and get ahead of the massive weeds that are just under the surface...If I can get the grass started, I can mow-mow-mow until only grass is left.

Now I don't have to look out the parlor window and see a massive chore to do...I should have a nice view of STR soon :)

The little yellow tractor is the best way I've found to water seeds, it follows where ever you put the hose. Long hose means the tractor can do the job of 4 stationary sprinklers...and when it gets to the end of the hose, it shuts off automatically :)

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I'll get some regular garden photos in soon, we've had some major improvements for 2017 :)

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Thanks for the report, baddy.





My report:

I sure hate moths.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Good job baddy 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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In the garden, I have fought these:
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They do this to broccoli:
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They attack broccoli, kale, cabbage, and collard.

I have tried all "natural" sprays, tar-paper around stem, and other things, but nothing works. Because broccoli half the reason for my garden, this year I got serious. I bought cheap PVC pipe and a roll of fiberglass screen and built these:
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I planted broccoli and put screens over it and WHILE I WAS STILL PUTTING UP CORDS to raise screens, 90 minutes, the butterflies were already circling...90 minutes! If I had not put the screens up, I would have already lost all the broccoli and kale plants.

But it has been ~ 10 days now. The Broccoli and kale has doubled in size, and not a single plant has been touched; they can't get in.

I only hope the screens don't cause a new problem. For example birds can't get at any bugs under the screens...so time will tell if this idea will work.

The screens hang on existing lattice I string tomatoes from. Today I'm putting a new set of lattice and will plant tomatoes in front this year. Then every year I can alternate broccoli to the front/tomatoes back, and so on.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:55 am 
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baddy wrote:
In the garden, I have fought these:
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They do this to broccoli:
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They attack broccoli, kale, cabbage, and collard.

I have tried all "natural" sprays, tar-paper around stem, and other things, but nothing works. Because broccoli half the reason for my garden, this year I got serious. I bought cheap PVC pipe and a roll of fiberglass screen and built these:
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I planted broccoli and put screens over it and WHILE I WAS STILL PUTTING UP CORDS to raise screens, 90 minutes, the butterflies were already circling...90 minutes! If I had not put the screens up, I would have already lost all the broccoli and kale plants.

Nice set up baddy. Those screens are a great way to protect your plants. Closed at night and opened in the day. Maybe next year I'll have something like that.

But it has been ~ 10 days now. The Broccoli and kale has doubled in size, and not a single plant has been touched; they can't get in.

I only hope the screens don't cause a new problem. For example birds can't get at any bugs under the screens...so time will tell if this idea will work.

The screens hang on existing lattice I string tomatoes from. Today I'm putting a new set of lattice and will plant tomatoes in front this year. Then every year I can alternate broccoli to the front/tomatoes back, and so on.


Oops.

Nice set up, baddy.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Just left you speechless, eh?

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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This one's titled. Let SOME of it Grow, Kill the Rest...

The STR battleground...
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I don't know how this will go, but the idea was to get the grass started before the weeds came up, then mow-mow-mow 'till only grass...

So the theory is it's already too late for the weeds cuz the grass is already started under them...

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The smaller species shall win.

Poison ivy's doin' fine, (center). 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Thankfully we don't have poison ivy or poison oak in NZ

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Thankfully we don't have poison ivy or poison oak in NZ

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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^^ Arsenic or Snake Venom?

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