Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 9 FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Posted on 02/28/2014 12:35:18 PM PST by greeneyes
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I have 4 olive size tomatoes and some flowers growing. Basil is needing to be harvested and cut back. Lemons are pingpong ball size and growing. Still have some blooms making the room smell great.
Have had a sinus infection, and fever this week, and haven't been on line. I will try to backtrack on the threads and answer any questions I didn't get to yet.
Hope everyone is doing well. Have a great weekend-stay warm and safe. God Bless.
Pinging the list.
Missourian transplanted to Kansas. I have just started tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and flowers. I have a heated greenhouse to place these plants. This is my first year of trying this.
Well, Kansas is a bit colder than Missouri in the winter. Good luck with your gardening. What area in Kansas are you living in?
Pinging Godzilla. I just saw your request. You’ve been added to the list.
I’m starting hydroponics this year. I’ve hand made much of the containers and reservoirs over the winter. It is alot cheaper to make the containers and reservoirs yourself. The pumps, aerators and hoses and misters you have to buy yourself.
The hydroponic containers I’ve made revolve around 5in x 5in blank plastic fence post with end caps. Drill a 4in hole every 12in, or smaller for if you’re doing herbs and baby stuff. Run a 1/4in pvc hose inside with 1/16dia hole matching the 5in hole you’ve made and plug the end. Setup at a slight incline with the lower end poking into your reservoirs and everything runs back into the reservoir.
The larger stuff goes in 5g Lowes buckets that I have setup like a dutch pot system. PVC drain pipe 2in from the bottom from bucket to bucket to reservoir and 360degree sprinkler misters on the top.
Next order of business that I’ll do over the summer is use my Arduino and modules (very small computer) and build a setup to monitor temperature, ppm, and control watering cycles. Automating the PH and the Liquid nutrients to the water is very doable, but not this year, it’s pretty expensive for the PH probes and they don’t last long.
Going to grow Cilantro and Flat Leaf Parsley to make Chimichuro over the summer, For the winter it’s baby Bok Choi and baby spinach, then the summer standards ... Heirloom tomatoes, Zuchinni and a never ending box of loose leaf lettuce.
Outside of Gardner. Is that appropriate for a gardening thread?
Could you add me too.I’d like to follow along.Thanks.
Trying some new types (to me) of tomatoes this year: Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra, Charger and Everglades. Also trying a variety of different eggplants: Thai Long Green, Casper and my old favorite Ping Tung.
I've grown Ping Tung and Casper before. They do well down here. It'll be interesting to see what happens with the tomatoes.
It’s all about the dirt.
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Sounds great, but totally beyond me. Good luck with your system.
I have grown Cherokee Purple before, and they were delicious.
Looking forward to it.
So true. The dirt is always important.