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2021-12-06 6:42:45 PM  
Got a couple new inside plants:

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Tillandsia Cauligera, was told it's about a decade old.  Likely correct as I have one around 25 percent that size that I've been growing for a couple years

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This one's a rat tail cactus, bought some full spectrum grow light bulbs for the dining room fixture as that corner doesn't get a lot of natural sun.  Am also adding a wireless switch that I can set with a timer.
 
2021-12-06 6:51:33 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Got a couple new inside plants:

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Tillandsia Cauligera, was told it's about a decade old.  Likely correct as I have one around 25 percent that size that I've been growing for a couple years

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This one's a rat tail cactus, bought some full spectrum grow light bulbs for the dining room fixture as that corner doesn't get a lot of natural sun.  Am also adding a wireless switch that I can set with a timer.


The only gardening I'm doing until late February is indoor plants, too. I'll start checking seed catalogues in January and order early this year.
 
2021-12-06 7:06:09 PM  

whatshisname: SpaceMonkey-66: Got a couple new inside plants:

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Tillandsia Cauligera, was told it's about a decade old.  Likely correct as I have one around 25 percent that size that I've been growing for a couple years

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This one's a rat tail cactus, bought some full spectrum grow light bulbs for the dining room fixture as that corner doesn't get a lot of natural sun.  Am also adding a wireless switch that I can set with a timer.

The only gardening I'm doing until late February is indoor plants, too. I'll start checking seed catalogues in January and order early this year.


Yes I'm growing some more gallardias this winter too, from seed
 
2021-12-06 8:53:51 PM  
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Still have a bit more clearing to do in the garden before the snow hits. The porch plants have moved inside, and the rose and spider plants should be positioned so the cat stops chewing on them.
I guess the next thing I'll be thinking about is what I should start indoors this winter to get a head start.

How early does everyone start things from seed?
 
2021-12-06 9:41:53 PM  

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Still have a bit more clearing to do in the garden before the snow hits. The porch plants have moved inside, and the rose and spider plants should be positioned so the cat stops chewing on them.
I guess the next thing I'll be thinking about is what I should start indoors this winter to get a head start.

How early does everyone start things from seed?


I plant onion seeds first, in February. Peppers in early March then tomatoes and all the brassicas.
 
2021-12-07 7:21:57 AM  
It's December and I have California poppies popping, green grass in the yard and basil coming up where snow should be.
But the award for how wacky this season is goes to this brave little artichoke that popped up in a planter in the back yard.
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2021-12-07 7:38:13 AM  
I finally started putting in some grow lights to keep my pineapples happier until winter is over. Now I just need to remember where I put the timer so I don't have to be there to turn on/off the lights.
 
2021-12-07 7:39:41 AM  

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Still have a bit more clearing to do in the garden before the snow hits. The porch plants have moved inside, and the rose and spider plants should be positioned so the cat stops chewing on them.
I guess the next thing I'll be thinking about is what I should start indoors this winter to get a head start.

How early does everyone start things from seed?


I started my cannabis seeds in early March this past year. I start six seeds in the hope that I get at least one female. I've never gotten fewer than four. I typically keep one or two for myself and give away the rest.

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2021-12-07 7:39:54 AM  
I don't know what this is, but it's getting a bit too tall.  Anyone know if I can cut the tips off the taller ones and transplant them?

23.5" tall if you count the 6" tall pot.

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2021-12-07 7:53:27 AM  
Oak tree leaves are mostly down. Ran mulching lawnmower over them so grass doesn't get smothered.
 
2021-12-07 8:05:47 AM  
What's shakin'?

In the UK - the trees. Windy out there
 
2021-12-07 8:06:16 AM  
I brought some of my hot peppers in a few weeks ago to hopefully safe them for next year. Last year I lost everything to whiteflies (I think) and root rot (over watering). This hear I washed the roots down to bare roots and doused the plants with Permethrine before rinsing them off and potting them.

I have them in my basement under the florescent light I use for seed starting. They initially lost all their leaves, but have regrown some.

I just have to get the watering right and keep my fingers crossed about the whiteflies.

I did try a few sprays, and followed all the advice about repeating treatment regularly last year, but nothing worked to kill the bastards off.

I finally dusted the plants and soil in diatomaceous earth and that seemed to do the trick. I actually came up with that one on my own, so I don't know if diatomaceous earth is a problem. However I think I overwatered trying to compensate for the whitefly damage.
 
2021-12-07 8:13:56 AM  

big pig peaches: I brought some of my hot peppers in a few weeks ago to hopefully safe them for next year. Last year I lost everything to whiteflies (I think) and root rot (over watering). This hear I washed the roots down to bare roots and doused the plants with Permethrine before rinsing them off and potting them.

I have them in my basement under the florescent light I use for seed starting. They initially lost all their leaves, but have regrown some.

I just have to get the watering right and keep my fingers crossed about the whiteflies.

I did try a few sprays, and followed all the advice about repeating treatment regularly last year, but nothing worked to kill the bastards off.

I finally dusted the plants and soil in diatomaceous earth and that seemed to do the trick. I actually came up with that one on my own, so I don't know if diatomaceous earth is a problem. However I think I overwatered trying to compensate for the whitefly damage.


Wear respiratory protection when spreading diatomaceous earth products. You really don't want o be breathing that sh*t
 
2021-12-07 8:18:24 AM  

TwowheelinTim: big pig peaches: I brought some of my hot peppers in a few weeks ago to hopefully safe them for next year. Last year I lost everything to whiteflies (I think) and root rot (over watering). This hear I washed the roots down to bare roots and doused the plants with Permethrine before rinsing them off and potting them.

I have them in my basement under the florescent light I use for seed starting. They initially lost all their leaves, but have regrown some.

I just have to get the watering right and keep my fingers crossed about the whiteflies.

I did try a few sprays, and followed all the advice about repeating treatment regularly last year, but nothing worked to kill the bastards off.

I finally dusted the plants and soil in diatomaceous earth and that seemed to do the trick. I actually came up with that one on my own, so I don't know if diatomaceous earth is a problem. However I think I overwatered trying to compensate for the whitefly damage.

Wear respiratory protection when spreading diatomaceous earth products. You really don't want o be breathing that sh*t


You're not my superior!

Seriously though, shouldn't be a problem. For some reason I have a bunch of n95 masks laying around.
 
2021-12-07 8:23:13 AM  

big pig peaches: I brought some of my hot peppers in a few weeks ago to hopefully safe them for next year. Last year I lost everything to whiteflies (I think) and root rot (over watering). This hear I washed the roots down to bare roots and doused the plants with Permethrine before rinsing them off and potting them.

I have them in my basement under the florescent light I use for seed starting. They initially lost all their leaves, but have regrown some.

I just have to get the watering right and keep my fingers crossed about the whiteflies.

I did try a few sprays, and followed all the advice about repeating treatment regularly last year, but nothing worked to kill the bastards off.

I finally dusted the plants and soil in diatomaceous earth and that seemed to do the trick. I actually came up with that one on my own, so I don't know if diatomaceous earth is a problem. However I think I overwatered trying to compensate for the whitefly damage.


Neemoil with rawsoap and water in a spray bottle for the whiteflys. Spray till the plant is dripping, and spray again anytime they come back. Especially good to spray on the inside of your greenhouse, too.

/chilli grower.
//Jamaican Bell, Hinkel Hertz, and some nameless strain, that I was gifted, that actually grows up in the north of Sweden, and grows amazingly well outside here in the south
///jams, chutneys, and fermented hotsauces are what they turn into.
 
2021-12-07 8:23:14 AM  

jamspoon: What's shakin'?

In the UK - the trees. Windy out there


Stay safe over there. And warm. And indoors.

I got out to work in my garden for the first time in over a month on Sunday, just after the freezing rain started. The carrots I planted first thing in spring hadn't done great so I was reluctant to go and harvest them and get a disappointing crop, so I put it off and put it off... but we were due for our first really hard freeze so I decided to check for anything I could salvage.
About 40 minutes later I had a dishpan full of carrots ranging from supermarket to fingertip size... and a noticeably low body temperature. Mostly the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek, so they're sunset-colored on the outside.

Made a big pot of beef stew with about a third of them last night, will share some with my parents, and I think I'll stash the rest away for my next batch of chicken or turkey soup. Nice little surprise when I had given up on everything else from that garden.
 
2021-12-07 8:54:44 AM  
Good news is basil seedlings are doing all right but I need to get them more light.
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Bad news is I am somehow locked out of my balcony, the temperature dropped wickedly last night, and I wasn't able to protect my chardlings, so idk how they'll fare. Same with cans of soda I had no room for. Hopefully this will be fixed tomorrow...
 
2021-12-07 9:33:56 AM  

uttertosh: big pig peaches: I brought some of my hot peppers in a few weeks ago to hopefully safe them for next year. Last year I lost everything to whiteflies (I think) and root rot (over watering). This hear I washed the roots down to bare roots and doused the plants with Permethrine before rinsing them off and potting them.

I have them in my basement under the florescent light I use for seed starting. They initially lost all their leaves, but have regrown some.

I just have to get the watering right and keep my fingers crossed about the whiteflies.

I did try a few sprays, and followed all the advice about repeating treatment regularly last year, but nothing worked to kill the bastards off.

I finally dusted the plants and soil in diatomaceous earth and that seemed to do the trick. I actually came up with that one on my own, so I don't know if diatomaceous earth is a problem. However I think I overwatered trying to compensate for the whitefly damage.

Neemoil with rawsoap and water in a spray bottle for the whiteflys. Spray till the plant is dripping, and spray again anytime they come back. Especially good to spray on the inside of your greenhouse, too.

/chilli grower.
//Jamaican Bell, Hinkel Hertz, and some nameless strain, that I was gifted, that actually grows up in the north of Sweden, and grows amazingly well outside here in the south
///jams, chutneys, and fermented hotsauces are what they turn into.


Thanks. Do I need to rinse the plants off occasionally or can I just reapply?
 
2021-12-07 9:52:11 AM  
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2021-12-07 10:08:20 AM  

big pig peaches: uttertosh: big pig peaches: I brought some of my hot peppers in a few weeks ago to hopefully safe them for next year. Last year I lost everything to whiteflies (I think) and root rot (over watering). This hear I washed the roots down to bare roots and doused the plants with Permethrine before rinsing them off and potting them.

I have them in my basement under the florescent light I use for seed starting. They initially lost all their leaves, but have regrown some.

I just have to get the watering right and keep my fingers crossed about the whiteflies.

I did try a few sprays, and followed all the advice about repeating treatment regularly last year, but nothing worked to kill the bastards off.

I finally dusted the plants and soil in diatomaceous earth and that seemed to do the trick. I actually came up with that one on my own, so I don't know if diatomaceous earth is a problem. However I think I overwatered trying to compensate for the whitefly damage.

Neemoil with rawsoap and water in a spray bottle for the whiteflys. Spray till the plant is dripping, and spray again anytime they come back. Especially good to spray on the inside of your greenhouse, too.

/chilli grower.
//Jamaican Bell, Hinkel Hertz, and some nameless strain, that I was gifted, that actually grows up in the north of Sweden, and grows amazingly well outside here in the south
///jams, chutneys, and fermented hotsauces are what they turn into.

Thanks. Do I need to rinse the plants off occasionally or can I just reapply?


We just re-apply. As long as you remember to wash the fruit thoroughly, as neemoil and soap is, erm, an acquired taste, to say the least! ;)
 
2021-12-07 10:11:24 AM  
I have started my list for next year. Another condo dweller and I were planning to use a thirds one's plot and plant an herb garden (he has no interest in gardening so he gave us permission to use his space). He unexpectedly decided to sell and the new owner moved in this past weekend so we don't know if we are going to be able to use it or if she would prefer to grow stuff herself.

Last year my neighbor planted eggplant, tomatoes, and basil in the space and only the basil did really well. The veggies were kind of meh because of not quite enough sunlight. We were going to plant a few perennials like oregano and mint plus annuals like basil, rosemary, coriander, and parsley. It should be a great spot for the coriander and it won't bolt as quickly. I hope we can use the space.

The last of my summer plants brought inside to go dormant has died back. I have a big pot of ginger and break off a piece whenever I need it.

Not much else happening on the garden front here in frozen Wisconsin. The time to dream and plan is nigh.
 
2021-12-07 11:46:08 AM  

Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...


I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.
 
2021-12-07 12:25:07 PM  

big pig peaches: TwowheelinTim: big pig peaches: I brought some of my hot peppers in a few weeks ago to hopefully safe them for next year. Last year I lost everything to whiteflies (I think) and root rot (over watering). This hear I washed the roots down to bare roots and doused the plants with Permethrine before rinsing them off and potting them.

I have them in my basement under the florescent light I use for seed starting. They initially lost all their leaves, but have regrown some.

I just have to get the watering right and keep my fingers crossed about the whiteflies.

I did try a few sprays, and followed all the advice about repeating treatment regularly last year, but nothing worked to kill the bastards off.

I finally dusted the plants and soil in diatomaceous earth and that seemed to do the trick. I actually came up with that one on my own, so I don't know if diatomaceous earth is a problem. However I think I overwatered trying to compensate for the whitefly damage.

Wear respiratory protection when spreading diatomaceous earth products. You really don't want o be breathing that sh*t

You're not my superior!

Seriously though, shouldn't be a problem. For some reason I have a bunch of n95 masks laying around.


In truth, I'm not superior to much of anything or anybody and I'm okay with that.
 
2021-12-07 2:01:31 PM  

NINEv2: Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...

I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.


Oh fark, really? I knew their views on GMOs, and because of that have a policy of only buying from them during charity events when they're donating their profits, but this is another level. Though the article you link mentions that his appearance was eventually canceled, so maybe they realized that too...

In any case, I'm just gonna go unsubscribe from their mailing list really quick. Dammit.
 
2021-12-07 2:12:16 PM  

Anoria: NINEv2: Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...

I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.

Oh fark, really? I knew their views on GMOs, and because of that have a policy of only buying from them during charity events when they're donating their profits, but this is another level. Though the article you link mentions that his appearance was eventually canceled, so maybe they realized that too...

In any case, I'm just gonna go unsubscribe from their mailing list really quick. Dammit.


I know, I was pretty disappointed too, they have an excellent selection and I dig the old school-ness of their catalogs. Check this for alternatives.
 
2021-12-07 2:35:14 PM  

NINEv2: Anoria: NINEv2: Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...

I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.

Oh fark, really? I knew their views on GMOs, and because of that have a policy of only buying from them during charity events when they're donating their profits, but this is another level. Though the article you link mentions that his appearance was eventually canceled, so maybe they realized that too...

In any case, I'm just gonna go unsubscribe from their mailing list really quick. Dammit.

I know, I was pretty disappointed too, they have an excellent selection and I dig the old school-ness of their catalogs. Check this for alternatives.


Thanks! More of those names were familiar to me than I expected, and I actually ordered a few things from Pinetree last spring after they sent me a catalog. Not sure about the whole list but I know I got comfrey and epazote seeds from their herb section and both grew beautifully.

January thread specifically for recommending seed/seedling sources, plzthx?
 
2021-12-07 3:47:58 PM  
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See that Ceasar salad? I picked that from my hoop Friday. Squeeee!
I'll make a final pass through the bed this weekend, and then I think the Michigan winter will be the end of it. Leaving the hoops on so I can start an early crop of greens in late march.

I've gotten a lot of the supplies for my garden automation project, including Raspberry Pi, some sensors, 2 water pumps.  I'll start messing around this weekend. Assuming all goes to plan, I won't have to worry about watering any more, and I'll get good temperature and sunlight data too.
 
2021-12-07 3:48:27 PM  

Anoria: NINEv2: Anoria: NINEv2: Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...

I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.

Oh fark, really? I knew their views on GMOs, and because of that have a policy of only buying from them during charity events when they're donating their profits, but this is another level. Though the article you link mentions that his appearance was eventually canceled, so maybe they realized that too...

In any case, I'm just gonna go unsubscribe from their mailing list really quick. Dammit.

I know, I was pretty disappointed too, they have an excellent selection and I dig the old school-ness of their catalogs. Check this for alternatives.

Thanks! More of those names were familiar to me than I expected, and I actually ordered a few things from Pinetree last spring after they sent me a catalog. Not sure about the whole list but I know I got comfrey and epazote seeds from their herb section and both grew beautifully.

January thread specifically for recommending seed/seedling sources, plzthx?


Sure, if I remember. Anyone know who subs these?
 
2021-12-07 4:08:31 PM  

Anoria: NINEv2: Anoria: NINEv2: Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...

I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.

Oh fark, really? I knew their views on GMOs, and because of that have a policy of only buying from them during charity events when they're donating their profits, but this is another level. Though the article you link mentions that his appearance was eventually canceled, so maybe they realized that too...

In any case, I'm just gonna go unsubscribe from their mailing list really quick. Dammit.

I know, I was pretty disappointed too, they have an excellent selection and I dig the old school-ness of their catalogs. Check this for alternatives.

Thanks! More of those names were familiar to me than I expected, and I actually ordered a few things from Pinetree last spring after they sent me a catalog. Not sure about the whole list but I know I got comfrey and epazote seeds from their herb section and both grew beautifully.

January thread specifically for recommending seed/seedling sources, plzthx?


How is pinetree compared to Baker creek? The few times I had to contact Baker they were assholes.
 
2021-12-07 7:12:13 PM  

NINEv2: Anoria: NINEv2: Anoria: NINEv2: Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...

I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.

Oh fark, really? I knew their views on GMOs, and because of that have a policy of only buying from them during charity events when they're donating their profits, but this is another level. Though the article you link mentions that his appearance was eventually canceled, so maybe they realized that too...

In any case, I'm just gonna go unsubscribe from their mailing list really quick. Dammit.

I know, I was pretty disappointed too, they have an excellent selection and I dig the old school-ness of their catalogs. Check this for alternatives.

Thanks! More of those names were familiar to me than I expected, and I actually ordered a few things from Pinetree last spring after they sent me a catalog. Not sure about the whole list but I know I got comfrey and epazote seeds from their herb section and both grew beautifully.

January thread specifically for recommending seed/seedling sources, plzthx?

How is pinetree compared to Baker creek? The few times I had to contact Baker they were assholes.


I've never dealt with their service side I'm afraid, so I can't say. Their email newsletter seems a little more down to earth (which is also a brand of organic fertilizer they carry and that I highly recommend) than Baker Creek's, at least. Definitely a smaller operation that might care more about individual customers.
 
2021-12-07 8:43:27 PM  

NINEv2: Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...

I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.


We'll, that's pretty depressing. I liked Baker Creek for weird cultivars that I just wanted to try for fun  For stuff that mattered, in terms of our food supply, I went with Johnny's in Maine.
More expensive, but very high quality. Back when I was too poor for Johnny's, I bought from Pine tree. I stopped when I got too many mostly dead packets.
 
2021-12-07 11:26:35 PM  

knobmaker: NINEv2: Anoria: ...the Longue Rouge Sang heirloom variety I got from Baker Creek...

I gave up on Baker Creek after they declared their support for the dildonians.

We'll, that's pretty depressing. I liked Baker Creek for weird cultivars that I just wanted to try for fun  For stuff that mattered, in terms of our food supply, I went with Johnny's in Maine.
More expensive, but very high quality. Back when I was too poor for Johnny's, I bought from Pine tree. I stopped when I got too many mostly dead packets.


That's also unfortunate. Do you know if they've got their shiat together since?
 
2021-12-07 11:45:29 PM  
No, but they are inexpensive.  I would rec Territorial Seeds, but they specialize in varieties that do well west of the Cascades. The founder, Steve Solomon, has interesting things to say about most home gardening seed sources. He refers to their offerings as "the sweepings from the seed room floor."
 
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