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1208 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 14 May 2022 at 2:17 PM (1 day ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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1 day ago  
Switch to boxers or go commando.
 
1 day ago  

johnsoninca: Switch to boxers or go commando.


And push it right
 
1 day ago  
Nah, I'm doing it just fine
 
1 day ago  
The Roots - The Seed (2.0) (Official Music Video) ft. Cody ChesnuTT
Youtube ojC0mg2hJCc
 
1 day ago  
Róisín Murphy - Sow Into You (4K Enhanced)
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1 day ago  
Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love (Official Music Video)
Youtube VAtGOESO7W8
 
1 day ago  
In my waning years, I have taken up gardening. This year I planted a vegetable garden. If this was 100 years ago, I would have starved to death before spring even ended.

Fark plants. Just fark them.
 
1 day ago  
fine

Harvest Home
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1 day ago  
This Fandom tab was pitched as "Anything you'd expect to see at Comic-Con."
 
1 day ago  
I used to be an avid homewbrewer.

So I started growing my own hops. Had 12 bines in the yard, four varieties.

Then I realized I liked gardening more than I liked brewing, so I switched. I've been an avid gardener for a little under 10 years now.

I work from home, so I have time during the day to do stuff. I basically have a small suburban farm at this point. I couldn't even begin to guess the poundage (I don't keep track). I scaled back this year and am STILL growing about two dozen different crops. In heavy years, I've had a few hundred plants in the yard, spread out between an array of raised beds, two open garden areas, and a ton of plants. If you have irrigation set up right, the hardest part is EATING it all.

Last year, I put in eight fruit trees.

I've finally grown beyond what I can handle, though. I just don't have the stamina required for my spring prep, which involves hauling in loads of fresh compost to supplement what we compost at home.

Plus my household is small. Our harvests are WAY too much, even after canning the hell out of tons of it. We are still eating butternut squash and onions from last year, and I've got more jars of pickles and jellies than I can eat in a lifetime.

I do make a mean as hall salsa, though, and every last bit comes from the garden except the vinegar. My secret: cantaloupe, fresh corn, and Jamaican yellow mushroom peppers, which are about as hot as habs but have a flavor more like Scotch Bonnets.
 
1 day ago  
There are soils appropriate for certain plants, too. Micro-climates. Drainage issues. Clays. Micro-nutrients. You can't just grow everything everywhere just because you want to.
 
1 day ago  

skyotter: This Fandom tab was pitched as "Anything you'd expect to see at Comic-Con."


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1 day ago  

falkone32: skyotter: This Fandom tab was pitched as "Anything you'd expect to see at Comic-Con."

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That's a really awful swamp thing.
 
1 day ago  

Night Train to Wakanda: falkone32: skyotter: This Fandom tab was pitched as "Anything you'd expect to see at Comic-Con."

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That's a really awful swamp thing.


He didn't even cut away the base for the feet
 
1 day ago  
If you cant grow basic plants from seed, just quit.

Pack up your shiat and move to the city.  Grind resources and pay people to grow food for you.  When ww3 comes take the loss and die with honor.  Let people who have prepped and learned to grow food survive.

Problem solved.
 
1 day ago  
Growing vegetables or flowers from seed outside is a fool's errand unless you're in the deep south. Start inside and then transplant, and save yourself the heartbreak of frost, squirrels, or over-watering/drought.

The only things I bother growing from seed outside are perennial wildflowers, otherwise known as "weeds with flowers." And grass, of course.
 
1 day ago  

Shaggy_C: Growing vegetables or flowers from seed outside is a fool's errand unless you're in the deep south. Start inside and then transplant, and save yourself the heartbreak of frost, squirrels, or over-watering/drought.

The only things I bother growing from seed outside are perennial wildflowers, otherwise known as "weeds with flowers." And grass, of course.


But not so deep that you're in Florida. Gardening here with all the pests, heat, and sandy soil is infuriating. The only success I ever had was green onions and rosemary. My tomatoes fell victim to horn worm, my watermelons got some sort of moldy blight, forget about doing anything that even needs remotely cool weather, leafy greens get annihilated by the sun, just ugh.

Hydroponics is better. I have a little setup where I grow some nice lettuce in the corner of my kitchen.
 
1 day ago  
Literally every one of those mysterious problems that mystify the poor befuddled lifehacker writer are 100% fully addressed by reading the directions on the seed packet.  If you are having those problems then your problem isn't that you "don't know how to place your seeds" it's that you need to consider developing at least a primary-school level of functional literacy before you start taking up hobbies with potential failure states.

... well, okay, the seed packets won't give directions for dealing with pests that eat the seeds directly, but at some point in the process of creating and preparing a gardening bed that cannot possibly have not come up.  That's "you should put up a fence that deer cannot get through" levels of obvious advice.

// I'm amazed this person managed to survive long enough to write this article, I'd have thought they'd have killed themselves and every member of their immediate family in a gigantic explosion when they tried to follow the directions on popping a bag of popcorn in the microwave a long time ago.
 
1 day ago  
While our elementary school science classes may have taught us the basics about seeds and how to plant them, if you've gotten into gardening as an adult, you've probably figured out that there's plenty more to learn.

And if you haven't then lifehacker is just the website for you!
 
1 day ago  

skyotter: This Fandom tab was pitched as "Anything you'd expect to see at Comic-Con."


Passionate hobbies are fine. Also, when has Fark ever held the line on anything? It is powered by amnesia and editorial nihilism.
 
1 day ago  
Any time sometime says "You're doing it wrong" when what they mean is "There's a better way" they deserve a crotch punch.
 
20 hours ago  

shoegaze99: . Our harvests are WAY too much, even after canning the hell out of tons of it. We are still eating butternut squash and onions from last year, and I've got more jars of pickles and jellies than I can eat in a lifetime.


I am pretty sure a foodbank would be happy to take your excess produce.
 
20 hours ago  

skyotter: This Fandom tab was pitched as "Anything you'd expect to see at Comic-Con."


Was the Discussion tab pitched as "90 percent sports"?
 
18 hours ago  

Barricaded Gunman: skyotter: This Fandom tab was pitched as "Anything you'd expect to see at Comic-Con."

Was the Discussion tab pitched as "90 percent sports"?


I'll take a few tomatoes if they can spare them,
 
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