Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 26, June 29, 2012
Posted on 06/29/2012 10:18:09 AM PDT by Ellendra
Our regular gardening threadmasters seem to be busy, so I'm posting one to start us off with. If anybody has the ping list, please use it!
Are your plants in pots or in the ground?
I have a small raised garden. The plants are in the ground.
Our soil is so poor that I treat my garden like a compost pile. Everything goes into it...kitchen stuff, I brought grass clippings from our previous residence, a bail of alfalfa, ashes, sand, potting soil, manure, tomatoe fertilizer... The plants improved this spring...90+ degrees in March...when I mulched with straw.
Again, it’s shaded with camoflage netting.
When I pulled out my dead tomatoe the ground was moist.
I guess it’s just too blooming hot!
Hopefully, these two plants will survive until cooler weather, and get a late crop.
So much for living off the land...
I read that tumble weed is edible...
Frustrating to see everything get a good start and then just go into survival mode!
Here is how they start out. Sorry about all the pictures but I explain the setup better that way.
Here is how they look with the lattice support.
They are sprawling all over the place now and are covered up with good tomatoes. Here they are today. My Jack Russell Terriers have been swimming in the pond so some of my rocks have been moved. Frogs under them don't you know? The pond normally looks much better than this but with 105 degree days I don't have the heart to keep the JRT's out. LOL
I have several tomato plants in pots. I keep the pots shaded and the plants are well watered keep them from growing long and leggy.
That’s a neat setup you have there!
I mean, really, who can’t grow tomatoes?
We’ll just wait for cooler weather!
Sure enjoy these threads, don’t you!
I forget all about the “news” when I’m out pulling weeds!
Don't mind the pictures, this thread is usually a picture intensive thread most weeks.
Thanks! I used to call mine hydroponics but I read that if it’s hydroponics the plants are usually hanging with water flowing over the roots. Aquaponics is when the plants are planted in pots in water, or bare root, and actually submerged with water flowing over them. Both work great with tomatoes since they naturally like water. I put the lattice over them to keep the plants out of the water as they grow. Both ways are same in principle.
Aquaponics is on my list of things to experiment with after my house is built. I like your set-up, thanks for sharing it :)
Thanks for the ping AFTR.
Thanks, fanfan—what would I do without you?!?
Ay yi yi! I hope JADB is OK. Would you please let us know? (If you already have done so, please excuse. I just came back into the house and haven’t gone through the entire thread. :-}
That was precious!
JADB hasn’t posted since 06/27. I hope she’s OK. Would you send up a flare to let the rest of us know if she and her significant others are OK? Thanks!
I’ve found something to be grateful for this drought for! It’s made it patently obvious where the hidden underground springs on my land are. I was pretty sure there were some there, I just didn’t know how to find them without lots of trial-and-error. Now, they are the green patches in a field of dead dry grass. God might as well have circled them with a highlighter! There’s one less than 10 feet from where I’m building the house.
(God, I am honestly and truly grateful to you for showing me where to put the well. Thank you for this drought, and I’ll be even more grateful when you end it. Amen.)
I second your wish, but I am also hoping that she’s busy with a harvest.
Yes. Don’t you just want to hug them and give them a chocolate chip cookie and a big glass of milk?
Many feel that East Tennessee will be the breadbasket of America after the fall of California...of course; the question is...will America last long enough for that to take place?
I suspect she is just insanely busy...
BTW, they have other videos out, of the more serious variety. Often you can find them in the margins at you Tube. I learned a lot from watching them. The Peterson brothers seem like very nice young men, judging from the videos and from their appearance on Fox & Friends on Friday. They’d make any mother’s heart proud.
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