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What are you GROWING?

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by B.Haven, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Syy

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    I'm growing a variety of sweet peppers in my basement, in a homemade hydroponics setup. Doing the research on hydroponics online is quite the interesting experience!
     
  2. graveyard

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    We've always had a big garden, but this year we totally changed our setup. Put in some raised beds with brick and concrete block. Had a truck load of top soil brought in, and added lots of manure, compost and peat moss.

    We're growing tomatoes, peppers, onion, potatoes, squash, zuchinni, eggplant, okra, carrots, pumpkin, lettuce, strawberry, rhubarb, chives, parsley, sage, dill, basil, cilantro, and lavender. Also we put in a blackberry bush. We wild harvest nettles, lambs quarter, gooseberries, mullberries, and plums.
     
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  3. B.Haven

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    Planted just over 100 Strawberry plants in gutters along the deck railing yesterday. And some Cherry Tomatoes and Husk Cherries in large pots.

    Planted Zucchini, Squash, and Cucumbers in the raised beds this morning... Roma Tomatoes and Peppers going in towards the end of the month.
     
  4. smokingfish

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    I personally don't have any time to garden, unfortunately, I love gardening and eating my own foods.
    My mom has a few acres of land she grows random stuff.

    My good friend grows, but I won't mention the details.
     
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  5. Hi-up Lineman
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    Guinea fowl. 24 hatched and alive right now. There are still about a dozen or more eggs under a hen and 42 in the incubator. They move around too quick to get a decent photo.

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  6. ran23
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    family line of Opo and cherry tomatoes.
     
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  7. Grumpy521

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    I love them and want some to keep the snakes down bit O have to ask, why so many? I mean are you goind to sell them? Was it an accident? I have eaten them but I've never known of folks in the States raising them for meat.
     
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    Well, every spring I have a Guinea hen or two that will set on a large clutch of eggs. This year I had a chicken hen decide to set on a clutch as well. We keep most of them. Predators of some sort usually kill a half dozen during the year. We live on 325 acres. the Guineas roam about 30-40 acres. They are wonderful pest control. They eat everything from fleas to scorpions. They do keep snakes away, and are better than guard dogs when a stranger happens to visit, as their call is noisier than an alarm!

    I'd like to keep around 40-50 of them around the house and barn.
     
  9. CHARLIE O

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    Let's see

    Strawberries
    Sweet potatoes ( very easy down here)
    Passion fruit
    Meyers lemon
    Key Limes
    Rosemary tree ( not kidding its huge )
    Parsley
    Basil
    Thyme
    Oregano
    Plum tomatoes
    Guava trees
    Sapote trees
    Papaya
    Pineapples
    Avocados
    Bananas
    JalapeƱos
    Trying blue berries but not going well in the heat
    Bibb lettuce
    Mangos
    Radish
    Green onion
    Ginger
    Coconut
    Cantaloupe
    Culantro


    It sounds like a lot but it is not in a big quantity. Not to rub it in but we can grow something all year around in south Florida. Mostly tropical stuff and perennials. So we grow stuff to supplement our table. I do not have enough time to dedicate to a full on garden as some of you have. But I can dream and one day I will.
     
  10. CHARLIE O

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    That would make a great fried green tomato!
     
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  11. Grumpy521

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    It was. I pocked that one and five more like it and gave them to the two ladies who owne the lot. They can't stop talking about them. Don't know if you read mu original post but my garden is planted in an empty lot across the street from my house. The ladies who own it are letting me have the whole thing to garden is as long as I provide them with green ones. Well I counted yesterday and mind you, I put my 40 plants in on 4/3 and I found just short of 200. It's nuts this year. I planted my squash by seed, just 4 rows, about 12'each and I think I have over 80 squash. I almost want to ask if it's on an old septic field.
     
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  12. Grumpy521

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    Gotcha. I saw that you're in Gonzales County. Good friend of mine is a deputy there and I love your neck of the woods. 325 acres sounds perfect for there. We're up in Bell County now and are about to star looking at 150 to 200.
     
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  13. Grumpy521

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    This is what it looks like now 40 days after start.
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  14. CHARLIE O

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    That is truly awesome!
     
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    How long till the kid is ripe? ;)
     
  16. Grumpy521

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    Thank's!!!
     
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  17. Grumpy521

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    Well she fell off of the vine ao I guess she's ready. LoL!!
     
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    Unagi42 isn't tihs your thread? :confused:
     
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    Unfortunately as I'm gardening most days for others by the time I get home all I grow is weary.;)
    I'm hoping when the little one get a bit older we might plant some seeds together and do some very basic veg.
     
  20. Grumpy521

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    Just came back fro a 5 day vacation and had to pick squash.
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