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Who is gardening? It is very therapeutic!

 
Yarthkin

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I want to garden. I saw gardening stuff at Dollar General the other day. All those little gloves and shovel type gear is really neat.
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Pick up a few things and give it a try. You can easily spend about $10 at the Dollar Tree and get a few little containers growing to start out. I went all in like a nutjob and I have over 30 containers outside with various plants. And I'm still planting things. I can't stop. It is just too exciting!
Hi OP. I now have an allotment and it is keeping me sane in this mad world. I heartily recommend Charles Dowding on YouTube. His "no dig" method has really inspired me and his videos (and him) are totally relaxing, informative and beautiful.
I am now officially obsessed with making compost! Good luck with your garden hf
 Quoting: Yarthkin


Hello there!
Is an allotment like a community garden? Sounds like a great spot to learn all sorts of new things from others who might have more experience. I'm not really a people person, but I will talk for hours about plants. I'm a weirdo.
 Quoting: Only Me

An allotment is an "allotted" piece of land which I rent at £50 per year from our local authorities. It's a huge bit of land divided up for people to rent. So yes there are other people down there which can be very handy but like you, I'd probably much rather they weren't there!
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Yeah just in time for the frost advisory

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I'm in zone 6A. Never plant before the 2nd weekend of May. I learned the hard way. All the farmers around don't plant until 1st week of June or later.
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Yeah just in time for the frost advisory

magicmad
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I'm in zone 6A. Never plant before the 2nd weekend of May. I learned the hard way. All the farmers around don't plant until 1st week of June or later.
 Quoting: tkwasny


Do your old school gardeners have perennial 'plant this day' trees and such? Here...as the alders bud plant kale. I forget the name of it but it is following local plants to do garden planting.
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I know right! I got her covered though tucked in nice and snuggly.
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I had to bring in my carrots last night because it was supposed to storm. I had just planted them a couple days ago and I was worried the seeds would just blow away.
 Quoting: Only Me


The seeds are so tiny! I grew carrots last year for the first time, the taste is amazing! Nothing like what you buy at the store.

Been raining all week but my lettuce, spinach and cabbage are sprouting! So exciting to see, I never get tired of it.

To all of you starting with container gardening, good for you!!! I did that for years, 5 gallon buckets. You can get a lot of veggies that way, and less weeding.

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Passed a big rig on the freeway in the middle of the night with all fox farm soil pallets.

Why was he traveling at night ?

There must have been 20 pallets

I honked passing by
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Passed a big rig on the freeway in the middle of the night with all fox farm soil pallets.

Why was he traveling at night ?

There must have been 20 pallets

I honked passing by
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Cooler temps at night is less stressful for the seedlings.
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Passed a big rig on the freeway in the middle of the night with all fox farm soil pallets.

Why was he traveling at night ?

There must have been 20 pallets

I honked passing by
 Quoting: The 4 50331143


Cooler temps at night is less stressful for the seedlings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80312069


They banned fox farm soils here (along with many of Stamets mushroom products) because they are 'too active'...lol...fox farm rocks. The fellow that owns it bought a bunch of defunct cement trucks whose barrels still turned. Very active and lively sols indeed! He's probably expanded by now.
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We've had too much rain! I'm worried everything will be over-watered. So far though, everything has been growing like mad. I'm so proud of my little garden!!
 Quoting: Only Me


Watering with hydrogen peroxide can help remedy drowning roots. But you need a careful amount mixed in water and not over do it. Just enough will add oxygen in the soil with out burning the plants roots.

There's lots of stuff online about that.

Using tap water? If so it's better to let it evaporate the chlorine. I let my plant water sit 1 day with no lid. Though that's not very practical for a modest outdoor garden. Mostly for house plants and special outdoor plants.
 Quoting: Nonentity


Having seen it in large cannabis grows...if you add a simple airstone (like you get for an aquarium) to the water while sitting you get some of the benefits of H2O2 and the chlorine offgasses quicker.
 Quoting: Saint Lance the Odd from BC


If my leaves start turning yellow, I'll try the peroxide. For now, they look really good.

I use the hose to water. I hadn't even thought about the chlorine content. Now I'm concerned :(
 Quoting: Only Me


Chlorine just makes a smaller plant. It won't kill them but it does make them smaller, in my experience anyways.

I wouldn't concern about it. But if you have a prized plant, that one special plant like trying to get the biggest watermelon or the biggest tomato plant.... out gas the chlorine.
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Something snapped one of my green bean plants in half.

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Thank you!


I'm glad you bumped this thread because it reminded me I wanted to ask all the seasoned GLP gardeners a question.

I am about to get like 5 days of rain in a row. Should I bring in all my containers out of the rain, or will it be okay?
Goodbye, halcyon days...

 There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory mentioned, which states that this has already happened.
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 Quoting: XJDUB


Thank you!


I'm glad you bumped this thread because it reminded me I wanted to ask all the seasoned GLP gardeners a question.

I am about to get like 5 days of rain in a row. Should I bring in all my containers out of the rain, or will it be okay?
 Quoting: Only Me


Do your containers have drainage holes?
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Thank you!


I'm glad you bumped this thread because it reminded me I wanted to ask all the seasoned GLP gardeners a question.

I am about to get like 5 days of rain in a row. Should I bring in all my containers out of the rain, or will it be okay?
 Quoting: Only Me


Do your containers have drainage holes?
 Quoting: Master Gardener USA


The plastic ones do. The fabric ones are breathable, I guess, so they don't have them. But I do have one concrete planter with some zinnias - I can't move this one and it doesn't drain. I probably should have planted the zinnias in a pot and put them inside the planter :(
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HOLY CRAP UPDATE:

I had given up on them yesterday, thinking all those tiny little seeds must have all blown away. I went out there this morning with the intent of dumping it and starting over - knowing that it's probably too late to try and start another batch of carrots from seed, but wanting so badly to make it work.

There, greeting me from the container, were three little carrot seedlings.

They. Germinated. And. Sprouted. OMG.

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Let's take a deep breath and relax by the plants, you guys. Seriously - this world has gone to absolute shit and I went and sat outside barefoot in my little (beginner's) garden, and I literally FELT my blood pressure go down...I felt my body relax.

So this is my first actual garden. I've grown things here and there, but this is the first time I actually sat down and planned out an actual garden. I saw my first potato sprouts yesterday and squealed with delight. I grew that!

There are few things as exciting as watching veggies grow that you put there yourself.

Oh. my. goodness....why didn't I start doing this earlier???
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Female humans, and female plants are the two best things in life. heres a word from all the plants though. all the plants of earth that make up the collective actively hate on the humans for disrupting the oxygen/cO2 balance causing the plants to release emf that causes paranoia, depression, and rage.
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There is another theory mentioned, which states that this has already happened.
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Garden Update!

My spinach has officially bolted. It was lovely while it lasted. It just got too warm to keep it going.

But, my green beans have started forming little pods and some of my flowers are starting to blossom!

My potatoes look like a forest because they've grown so tall, and they have started to flower, so they should be done anytime!

Let's see...beets, carrots, tomatoes, corn, peanuts, all that other stuff is just growing like crazy! I have more basil than I can use in a year already, and it's still growing....my chamomile is about to blossom, I think...

Hooray for me! I feel like an earth wizard or something!


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Goodbye, halcyon days...

 There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory mentioned, which states that this has already happened.





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