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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:39 pm 
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STR progress, poison ivy a problem, can't see it in the photo but there is a ton of it...gotta respect it or get fucked up....everything else ok, area pretty much claimed, bull-briars, ticks, weeds gone...

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:14 pm 
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STR progress, poison ivy a problem, can't see it in the photo but there is a ton of it...gotta respect it or get fucked up....everything else ok, area pretty much claimed, bull-briars, ticks, weeds gone...


Looking good baddy

Ticks! I forget how lucky we are in NZ.....no ticks, no Trump(s), no poison oak or ivy, we do have one poisonous spider

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the katipo but they are so rare, their almost extinct.

We do have a non poisonous white tail spider

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thay can give you a nasty bite and just so happen to carry a certain type of bacteria that eats flesh, but again these little guys are also very rare, you'd have a better chance of winning the lottery than being bitten.....

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:33 pm 
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This was Mothers day, planted the rest of the stuff, (broccoli and kale in the back went in about 6 weeks ago, the broccoli thinks it's king shit now :) ). Just in time too cuz the soil temp just got to the great zone all days and nights this week.

Yes, the front's planted too dense with ground cover which later will be "trimmed to suit," to not impede the tomatos, peppers and cukes, but to keep shade on the compost to keep it cool, moist, weed free, and alive, (celery, curly parsley, basil, spinach chard, etc for ground cover).

That's STR in the background...

...locked and loaded...

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The screens are workin on the broccoli/kale so far, nothing's been touched and the local population in the yard took a nosedive...now as long as they don't cause some unexpected problem, broccoli and kale should be back in action:)

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Excellent suspension system on the screens.....

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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They suspend from existing tomato-string frame, and can move to the front next year, (lol, there are over-wintered cabbage worm larva in the front this spring, expecting to come up to broccoli, but they're gonna get tomatoes :) ).

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:42 am 
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Star Trek Rock is pretty much done, it will get some food planted next year, or maybe sone flowers, but the area is pretty much claimed.

Below is the earliest photo I could find, this is from when my best friend Hank owned the house. Not a very good photo as Hank didn't like to see the big work ahead so he put up blinds, lol. This is when it was jungle right up to the window. After I bought the house I cleared STR in two phases, the first got the mess about 5meters/yards back away from the window, lurking in that mess is a tick with babesia parasites that had my name on it, 30 hours in the ICU with a 1:6 chance of not going home, the little fukkers ruptured my spleen and took over my red blood cells...out of work a month, and 3 months till my hemoglobin came back...

You couldn't even see STR was there, lol!
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Two years later I had time to burn out the weeds and ticks, pull the stumos, pull out the stones where the wall had fallen down, and claim the rest of the area...
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I left part of the wall that was still together, it's likely 100 years old, maybe more...
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If Hank were still alive, he'd be happy with the view...
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Ghost pepper plant from last year's trying to make a comeback. I'll try n help it along with some bone meal.


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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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G R O W ! G R O W ! G R O W ! G R O W ! G R O W !

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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The Yellow Fatalii Habanero plants are out. I picked up two.
I also bought a Peach Hab. and a different Yellow Habanero as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Lost the battle of the cruciferous bugs last year, so I'm gonna try to skip a year and starve them out...they were building up for about 4 years, so no broccoli or kale this year.

the fukkers.

So this year we have 25 tomato plants (for canning)...
Tigerellla
Red Zebra
Burpees Gardners Delight & Jubilee
Black Cherry
Druzba
Persimmon
*SPAM* Lifter
Yellow large Golden Jubilee and small Pear
Lol, some mongrel seeds from last year, it'll be a surprise

Red Creole Onion
Spring onion

Golden California Wonder Bell Pepper
Baby Bells
Chocolate Bells
Chinese Giant

Beans
Yellow String
Green Stringless
Pencil pox wax
Lima

Curley Parsley
Italian Parsley
Basil
Oregeno
Flowering and Broad Leaf Thyme
Perpetual Spinach
Bunches or Raddi, lol
Tall Utah Celery
Straight 8 cukes

Rainbow chard for my #1 ground cover, it's nice and adjustable to keep the ground shaded so weed free, and cool to microclimate it to reduce watering

To bring in the dawn patrol,
Echinacea
Salvia, Victoria and Flare
Zinnea
mixed and Zahara's
Cleome mix
Blue Pimpernell

The transplant stuff went in on Mother's Day, the direct sow stuff across various times, about 2/3's the direct sow stuff is up, everybody's doin fine.

None of it's dirt, they're all compost machines, spiked with a yearly layer of molasses soaked Lucerne, last years crop, and regular lawn and household compost..

Oh yeah, the grapes starting their third year I think, next year I'll wire up a "roof" for them to grow across, to put the picnic table under :)

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Pepper garden, late June, 2018.

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Hot Lemon

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Scotch Bonnet, Orange

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Red Savina Habanero

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Dragon Cayenne (from last year)


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Pepper garden mid-September, 2018.

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Scotch Bonnet, Orange

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Late fall peppers


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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Sprouting some Pinata cayenne seeds this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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I was a little last minute this year, but I got these in...
rear, peppers, 5 tomatos.
front, peppers, 3 kale and 2 curly parsley
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Garden to the left is empty now, ready for about a dozen Fall broccoli's.

Lol, they got a ways to go..
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These little bastards are sweet, and you get tons of 'em...
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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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OK, it's time to ramp up for the garden... I started the "ground cover" chard and some early plants, (curley parsley, celery, spring onion), cuz I need their leaves to be big and shade the ground between the tomato plants and such, a shady microclimate will drop the summer soil tems from 115 to 75, which will also keep it cool...
...the little bastards are starting...

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In about 2 or 3 weeks I'll get the tomatoes and broccoli started...I'm a little late on the broccoli...oh well.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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^Nice.
I have some seedlings going for Cayenne and these little hot orange peppers someone gave me at work.


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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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baddy wrote:
OK, it's time to ramp up for the garden... I started the "ground cover" chard and some early plants, (curley parsley, celery, spring onion), cuz I need their leaves to be big and shade the ground between the tomato plants and such, a shady microclimate will drop the summer soil tems from 115 to 75, which will also keep it cool...
...the little bastards are starting...

In about 2 or 3 weeks I'll get the tomatoes and broccoli started...I'm a little late on the broccoli...oh well.

8) 8) 8) 8)
Look forward to seeing what you end up with, keep us posted.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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Beans are in, grapes pruned, broccoli ejected due to high demand for tomatoes during covid-19, hence left trays newer, replanted growth...

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I'm going try something new, instead of allowing a tomato plant three main stems, three tomato clusters high each stem, I'm going to plant three times the plants in the same area, but only allow of them one stem each, three clusters high.

This should allow for plenty of photons in the area as it's the same number of stems, but it's 15 root systems instead of 5 :D

Seems like the tomatoes should be better with three times the root system :)

We'll see.

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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^^^^^ excellent! ^^^^^

without deviation from the norm.....we'd still be eating each other :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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^^^"bees touched the parts..."

This little fukker's been touched many times by wasps :) hijacked into performing as nursery for the Dawn Patrol, he's eaten his last tomato leave(:

I throw the little fukkers overboard, to keep the wasps in the woods nearby, they got as many of these horn-worms as I did :)

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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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^That worm will not live through the week.
None of those on my peppers this year.
I saw a lot of little wasps around too.


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 Post subject: Re: Let It Grow
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^^ Very cool!! ^^ 8)

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