• Gardening Hobby Thread - For growing vegetables, flowers, fruits, houseplants, and more
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Imaging putting your hand in there :O (I know it's actually bad for them to do that)
No more risk of frost and lots of sun at 23C predicted for the next days. It's about time to put them outside Those Aji Charapita's are taking their sweet time, sheesh. They're still only one inch. Might be the conditions not being optimal... https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/150278/1b0955b0-4be7-4746-ad3a-286b059d93d6/image.png https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/150278/12ca8b45-7325-4e2c-abef-ccc5c7a7db18/image.png
Repotted 3 of my 4 bonsai and just in time, they're starting to flower and the first spring buds are starting to come out. https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/222717/f5d9d531-8166-489e-b4b7-85b124b308aa/IMG_20190423_142541.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/222717/1b1e2530-94d1-4548-8e72-50848130cf87/IMG_20190423_142528.jpg https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/222717/d81f97a4-1e74-4165-8326-dc0da7e219c6/IMG_20190423_142420.jpg
What are some generic hard to kill houseplants? Our whole apartment faces southwest, so we really don't get sun until sunset. I'd love to have something in my room. preferably something my cretin cat can eat and not die because you know he'll fuckin try, he dumb
Could always try catnip. Though the cat may just end up eating the whole thing Other than that, perhaps a spider plant? They tend to be hung from the ceiling as their baby offshoots like to hang down. In my experience it's hard to kill.
Oh catnip or cat grass (which I actually think is the same thing) is a great idea, thanks! As for a spider plant well I'll be doing a little looking around then. Thanks for the pointers
Can anyone identify my plant? got it as a gift and no one I've shown knows what it is. https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/239831/78a3976e-5292-4952-b753-4c9e6685199a/IMG_7046.JPG
ive always found rosemary to be stupid easy. just water it every couple centuries and it'll thrive
Some sort of succulent, guessing from the leaf thickness and the stem. But from then on...
Big Steak and Roma tomatoes planted this past week. Got carrots and cantaloupe as well but they haven't sprouted yet. https://i.imgur.com/VnONwyA.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WhJT1sj.jpg https://i.imgur.com/8tTK63e.jpg Here are a few green pepper plants. The cleared off area at the top of the photo is the carrot bed https://i.imgur.com/Ya6Zm4y.jpg
May has been super cold in Sweden. I have a few plants at home but I can't put them out since it still dips below freezing during the night.
April here in New Jersey has been a roller coaster of temperature. Two weeks ago went up to 85 degrees F, then the following week around 45-50, then back to 85 and now it's about 55 here. I think the last frost has gone by but how the weather is going up and down, even at the start of May I'm not totally sure. Normally the last frost is around the end of March or early April.
North Dakota has been the same. We went from 75f to 10f inna two day period. I'm lucky that I decided against starting to grow some vegetables and flowers. On the upnote, I found out my compost bin has turned into a bit of an earth worm colony. Time to go fishin'.
Here in Belgium the average temp plummeted, it is like 14C during the day and down to 4C at night. The week I took 'em outside it was 24C. My plants aint' growingggggggggggg. :/
My wife somehow has obtained a bag of rice seeds and we do not live in the right climate for that. However, she's thinking if we fill up a kiddie pool with soil and water, we'll be able to manage it in the hotter days of the summer. Does anyone have any advice before I spend $50 on a pool and soil and who knows how much in water?
Pothos is a good choice. Just make sure your cat doesn't eat it all the time or it will have issues with kidney health. Catgrass Avena sativa can help with grazing
Transplanted most of my plants! Now for some sun! Upped my soil game: 1 part perlite, 1 part vermiculite, 10 parts general purpose soil and some kieserite for good measure. Will re-fertilize in about 1-2 months. Not sure yet if I should use liquid fertilizer, or pellets. I assume pellets release their nutrients more slowly. https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/150278/1b610e13-e3fe-45d8-8d55-c15f41113822/image.png
They do, but only during watering whether it be rain or from you. They're designed to dissolve over time in water and get washed through the soil.
It's what I used last year, and it worked great. I think I'll only use the liquid stuff for interventions.
This all reminds me i've always wanted to experiment with home-brews. Wines, Ciders, etc. Maybe mead, though that aint' strictly gardening. Too bad all i got is a dusty single-room apartment and two windows where you might hang a box of dirt. Nothing really suitable for fruits.
Fermentation is awesome! However, alcohol is not that easy, as you have to be very sterile and there's a lot more chemistry involved. However, lacto-fermentation of vegetables is piss-easy. Usually it just consists of making a brine (i.e., creating a salt solution of a specific %), or covering your vegetables in salt. One of the easiest things in fermenting is sauerkraut! Here's a closeup of a new batch of sauerkraut, added some pepper corns & mustard seeds as well. A good starting vid is the ones made by Brad. . https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/150278/dc79470f-1077-4775-9be2-ef2a180cc026/image.png
https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/113148/28113d68-c918-4b68-bd88-2cc3bdc8a16e/image.png Some black/purple tomatoes, bell peppers and different salads.
There was a shopping center having a sale on 10 year old bonsai, and I took the chance to bring home this nice looking 10 year old serrata. It looked more like a bush than anything else but the trunk had a nice shape it clearly hadn't been Pruned in a while but I liked it so I took it home. Brought the plant home and some pruning later I got to really look at the tree and oh boy it had not been treated well, a lot of rusty wire left behind some of it had been there for so long it was now inside the bark, some nasty wiring scars on the trunk and branches, the bark at the bottom of the tree was weak and flaking off. Even after the pruning a few days later it was already growing new buds, it's a good strong tree but it's gonna take some time to heal those scars. https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/222717/235cb308-7d77-4cb0-951f-a4bf873dbaf2/IMG_20190516_184036[1].jpg https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/222717/8b57b753-321c-434f-9cf0-2bbc230e2ce7/IMG_20190516_184004[1].jpg https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/222717/585e7306-05b7-4d5b-819c-442c3f5a8301/IMG_20190516_183928[1].jpg
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