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Some herbs and spinach, beets and pumpkins. Also someone gave me an old packet of soybeans so I'll sow those as well if they still germinate. It's my first time doing vegetables properly so I hope it'll work out. What would you have liked to plant if you could have?>>245767
Nice, what kind of flowers are you sowing?
Strawflowers! Those are so beautiful. I love them dried.>edibles
How do you eat those? Like in a salad?
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will my plant die if I give it an almost daily dose of chamomile tea?
I use chamomile tea to ease the inflammation on my new piercings, naturally I don't wanna drink it after that so I just pour it down the sink. So I thought about giving it to the plant my mom gave me but I'm afraid of killing it.
>>250318>waterlogged, suffocating its roots, possibility of mold
ewewewew omg, thank you for informing me nonny
holy fuck, gardening is no joke. Thanks again!
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this is YOUR sign from gardening nonnie (or god) to go to the home improvement store, get a plant and research it all night
also there are many nice things to forage right now! I found a fuckton of bear garlic (bärlauch in german) the other day and put it in my salad. i love you nonnies
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look how much of it I found! its in the garlic family, and grows in all non evergreen forests across europe and asia.
it tastes like a mix of chives and garlic!
I'm this anon.
I got some venus fly traps like a month ago. They're kinda small, I'm hoping they start growing more vigorous soon. They've been getting bugs caught in their traps (sometimes with my help), so it's been looking healty so far. I want to transplant them into a bigger pot but I don't think I need to. Maybe next year or something. Lowkey wanna get another one but I should see if I can keep these two alive first kek.
does anyone have tips for growing coriander from seed in pots? we have rabbits and I've tried like, 3 times. Currently on 4th attempt. Previous 3 were under grow lights and they got leggy and died.>>258002
they're surprisingly awkward plants. Lots of weird needs.
they don't really need help with getting bugs honestly. correct water. correct substrate. correct temp. they can be left in dishes of water.
for something that's just thrown around in nurseries they don't tell you much about keeping it alive
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I strongly recommend you to try, if there are dogs or other animals around wash it very well before consuming and you can freeze it in bags or tupperware before using. I like to cut it in stripes so its easily available.>>257764
you can eat all sorts of things, stinging nettle, dandelions etc. key is washing it well, if the dandellions and nettle is big, healthy and strong you dont need to worry about the soil quality, they are a sign of it being good to begin with. you always should wash anything you forage very, very well. cooking it briefly, like blanching or even simmering removes all other bad bacteria or fungi that might be living on the plants.>>258002
youve only had them for a month, if it comes in a weird plastic container with huge plastic walls id say to remove them and follow instructions, youtube is a godsent when it comes to plants since due to covid so many hobby gardeners took up making videos for extra money.>>258034
! never give up, any gardener kills a bunch of plants unwillingly before having them flourish.
my recommendation is to watch a few videos, get a good size pot (you can recycle milk/yoghurt/butter containers too!) good quality potting soil, i recently got a bunch of bags of different soil and one of them is herb/starter soil. the different kinds have different bacteria and fungi living in it, as certain soil will have bacteria that inhibits seedlings. light is vital, but every herb has different things they ask for. for instance ive not managed to grow good parsley yet, but ive managed to grow beautiful basil along my tomatos 2 years ago. picrel
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also for all my NA nonnies, I just found out on /out/ that in north america they dont have the bear garlic but they have ramps. they are basically the same thing, but native to your forests.
I strongly recommend for you to go outside, breathe in the fresh forest air and enjoy foraging for them
They definitely have weird needs. But it's totally worth it kek. I keep mine in a tray of distilled water at all times, sometimes I let it dry out just a little bit so it doesn't get root rot. I keep it outside during the day and bring it back in at night. When it gets to summer I think i'll be able to keep it outside at night. I know they don't necessarily need help with bugs, but I have two venus flytraps and while they're both in pots that is almost the size of a red solo cup, one of them has smaller sized traps and haven't caught anything without my help. The other one with bigger traps on the otherhand doesn't need my help at all. It caught three flies in one day like a week and ago.>>258050
Don't worry nona I got them from an actual carnivorous plant store. They also have a youtube channel so it's been helpful
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yeah, thats been my issue. ive been gardening for 3 years but i still dont have the water to soil ratio down well with plants that always like it a little moist. i didnt even manage to grow enough for it to become bitter, but now i am motivated to
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I need some advice. I sowed a bunch of Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) in my greenhouse. I can't quite find anywhere when to plant them out in my garden though. The last day of frost is in 3ish weeks where I am, would planting them outside in full soil be fine after that?
Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll definitely look into the sweet orange oil. Killing the ants with borax also sounds like a good idea since I’m pretty sure the colony is right outside the back door and they’ll probably keep coming back, but my cat wil eat and drink literally anything
I put out so I’ll have to think of a cat-safe way to do that.
There’s no frost expected tonight but I’ll move my pots inside just in case.
Wait for him to have two to three inches of roots. >>259824
I know I don’t know why I assumed all 60 plus beans wouldn’t sprout but every body is getting a baby bean plant and cantaloupe for Mother’s Day because I went too hard. Mock me and my bean army. Kek
my potato pronouns are she/her
please don't misgender her
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I'm growing some garlic I felt too bad to throw out because it had started to sprout. Also I have like a million guajillo seeds. Dunno what they are called in english though.
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Are you the same nonnie
putting period blood and nail clippings in her plants? I am taking care of my plants wrong by just giving them water?
Yes. I just checked and there's a new little baby sprout! I tried piss for the first time like 3 days ago after a lot of hesitation. But they're all doing so fucking good. Just got a bug terrarium as well where I'm keeping some insects. Hoping they'll breed so I get many more corpses for the plants.
At least try giving them hair, that's not THAT gross. I don't use the hair on my head because it's dyed.
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Who told you to start feeding your plants bodily fluids?? I feel like I'm being gaslit into doing this because I just use water and compost for my plants ffs
On a slightly different note, I just got some more Venus fly traps after my other one that was doing well previously dried out (rip). I did give two of the heads micro meal worms as a snack but it may have been too much to digest at once or something because they turned black after a couple of days. I'm thinking the exoskeletons of the mealworms was too hard for them and it overworked the plant or it wasn't getting sufficient sunlight on the windowsill I provided. And yes I was using distilled water.
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I feed my venus flytrap agonizing mosquitoes that just have bitten me just cuz I'm a spiteful bitch.
Aside note, rule of thumb for them, they need way less insects than other carnivorous species. Probably they are overeating/ the insects u give them are bigger than they can handle. Chances are their bodies get rotten before their digestion.
One insect in one of their traps is enough for weeks.
Also, their traps tend to get black soon when their dormancy period starts.
Carnivorous Plants are so lovely, I'm so addicted to them.
Their heads are equivalent to their leaves, so its like a leaf is wilting. Perhaps too much sun on those maybe? I have one trap plant that all the leaves seem to be curling like this except the new baby growths, while the other is straight and red heads. I don't know if this plant is just defective but she's hanging in there. >>263216
Aha I love pitcher plants too, do you have one? I want to get one but might have to specialty order one since I don't think the nurseries here carry them.
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Sometimes weird traps happen. It's just life. Start monitoring it, and try to feed it an extra insect, so they can boost some energy. But mostly it is just plants being derpy. >>263256
Sis, go look for sarracenia. This type looks like a super gross dildo.>>263320
I have more than 10 different species in my garden. It's kinda funny when people visit me at home, some people legit get a bit scared of them.
They require a lot of love and care. Some species are perennial and die quite quickly some droseras like pic related, but with some knowledge you can clone them, harvest seeds, or even mix types and produce a weird frankenplant.
I rec you the book The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants (it's easy to find its pdf) so you can search the best one for you.
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and I was stupid and overlooked the fact you wanted pitcher. If you live in a hot weather, they will be happy. It's really easy to take care of them.
If you don't wanna get scammed, go for a seedling.
They are lovely and run for pretty cheap. Adult ones tend to be super expensive where I live, and they grow super quick. Just don't let them be on direct sun when they are petite.
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So I've sowed squash (Jumbo pink banana) and the instructions say to "regularly remove the growth tips" That's probably an awkward translations, but I hope you know what I mean, the new growth. Anyway that's too vague for an inexperienced gardener like me. How often is regularly and from when on should I start trimming them? When the first fruit appears or earlier than that? I've just taken them from the greenhouse outside in full soil. I need some guidance please, I can provide a pic of one of the plants if it's needed.
Pic not mine
Wtf is wrong with you
It’s gardening not human sacrifice>>263905
It depends of where do you live in (the amount of sunlight) and what kind of setup do you have
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snapdragons. they're pretty, colorful, very hardy, and you can make new colors of flowers by cross-pollinating and planting the seeds. also the seed pods look like picrel.
Unfortunately, I still didn’t had the opportunity to get a Mexican Pinguicula. They produce cute super cute flowers. I heard they are easy to care, but let them to have a good drainage system. Also don’t water their leaves.
Flytraps are a good start, just make sure to cut their floral steam, because it drains the plant for almost an entire season if you maintain it.
My favorite must have is a Nephentes Ventricosa, cutely named Porcelain. Someday I’ll get my hands on one of them.
My current favorites at my garden atm is a Nephentes Graciliflora, the very first one I got. Even though she is from a simple species, she is currently measuring around 2 meters and with no signs of stopping growing. Some of their traps could easily digest a tiny rodent. (No rodents are harmed, she eats shrimps and fish food tho)
Also, pic relate is my favorite carnivorous flower. Their flower look like bunnies, and they grow like weed here.>>263813
Mint! Also any tea herbs.>>263918
If I could, I would happily feed chopped moid dicks for my babies, sis.
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I meant this by pic related. Name is Utricularia Sandersonii, or which I call Mr. President since I'm a jojosis
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If anyone is looking for an interesting bulletproof plant I'd recommend the purple heart. I have a thing for purple plants, it stays a real pretty purple color all year outdoors, though I have some inside that grow a light green.
Its also one of the easiest plants I've ever propagated, mine came from a single cut stem of my neighbors. It spreads pretty quickly too so keep it contained in a pot if you don't want it taking over your beds.
late but I just wanted to add that this stuff is extremely tasty and I recommend it very much. It’s soo good in salads and almost everything. The flowers are kind of smelly and too sharp in taste so i recommend to just use the leaves. If you see them in the wild and they don’t have any flowers yet it can be confused with Convallaria majalis, which is very poisonous tho. Their leaves look almost the same and they both grow in early spring but if you take a piece of leaf and see if it smells like garlic your safe. Great plant, if you put it into a pot or your patch it just grows on its own every year without any maintenance.>>264195
wow this doesn’t look carnivorous at all!
I haven't had much trouble with snails since a hedgehodge moved into my garden.>>266171
Maybe it's just a watery cultivar?
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I kind of regret planting milkweed because it’s spreading over my garden and I’m scared it’s about to cross into my neighbors garden. I’m going to remove some plants and also cut off the seed pods later in the season to see what happens.
Raised beds up cycled. You can use old drums and barrels to create raided boxes you fill with dirt. Separate Little Rock paths between them or mulch and the raised walls help keep the more invasive stuff to itself (mint, penny royal, mugwort, that gosh darn cross pollinating zucchini that’s making your squash toxic
, etc). It also lets you lift and remove the wall if you set it up to in advance so it removes from the bottom of your bed and then for stuff like carrots and potatoes you just lift the bed wall and dig through the soil instead of having to pull. That’s my two cents. Raised beds also feel like less work to move if I need to move a whole yard.
Look into homesteading/homestead garden, that's the kind of info you're looking for.>>280105
is also right, you'll also need to teach yourself food preservation techniques like canning.
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Never plant this unless you're 100% certain of what you're doing. It's very hard to keep under control and spreads fast. Considering using a bit of RoundUp to get rid of it.
Even if you don't get it right and it ends up smelling, you can most likely fix it. A composting pile only needs four ingredients: carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and water. Any smelling issues always stems from too much or too little of one of those things: that's fixable by adding what it lacks.
Inside the shed is probably fine but it won't get any rainwater there so you'll have to remember to water it.
Good point about the rain. Gotta remember to water my garbage.
I’ve read that you mostly need to balance wet ‘green matter’ with dry ‘brown matter’ like dry leaves to counteract smell, but unlike kitchen waste I don’t have a constant supply of those. Should I keep a separate dry container for the upcoming deluge of fall leaves, so that over the winter I can periodically layer them onto the rest of the compost like a dirt lasagne? Or am I overthinking this?
I’ve also been looking into worm bins, but to be honest even though I’m not squeamish about the odd worm in the soil I don’t know if I could handle a whole bin full of them.
Thanks for the suggestion! This was on my to-grow-this-winter list anyway because it’s apparently frost resistant, but I hadn’t considered growing it inside as well.>>291053
That hadn’t even occurred to me, but I don’t think so because everything grows very well in the (currently unavailable) south-facing windowsills. I’d imagine that if the previous owners installed tinted windows they’d do it on the sunnier side first. A growth lamp sounds like a good idea, anyway.
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I wouldn't repot the croton unless you're sure the roots are rotting or the infestation is coming from the potting soil because repotting stresses plants and they've already had one repot in the last two weeks. The croton probably just needs more light. When you take plants home, try to leave them in a spot that's as close to the conditions they were in when you bought them for a week or two, then gradually introduce them to where you want them to go. Some plants, like snake plants, don't give a shit and can go straight from garden center to office, but plants that like a lot of light such as crotons might not do so well with abrupt changes in conditions. If you can, move them to a window; otherwise, try to put them as close to a light source as you can.
I got one of those oyster mushroom kits for shits and giggles and I'm excited to see what happens. Has anyone had any success growing mushrooms from kits like these?
May I ask how your mushrooms doing?
I love oyster mushrooms, but they are expensive and hard to get here.
There's a lot of different guidelines and ideas on how to compost and what ratios to go by but a rule of thumb that works just fine for me is roughly alternating 2 parts brown to 1 part green.>>312649
As far as I know most seeds come from the same hand full of seed producers no matter what brand is on the package.. The only reason I can think of that'd justify the price difference is if the influencer's a small scale/backyard seed producer and doesn't merely resell seeds, but take that with a grain of salt.
Round 2 of trying to plant spinach on my balcony. Last time I waited too late (April-may) and it's hot as fuck where I live so everything just stopped growing. Priming some seeds as we speak so I can get them into containers and hopefully have some for the spring! Wish me luck everyone.>>292860
Also hey nona, have your mushrooms come in yet?
put a fan on them to strengthen them. unless you want to restart.
probably too warm or inconsistent substrate moisture caused it
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my baby loofa plants are starting to get their tendrils
I'm from Eastern Europe. Spinach and radish sounds interesting, I may start with it. Pumpkin is too big for my small balcony unfortunately.>>316789
Yes, my balcony gets a lot of sun but I will pass tomatoes, they trigger
my IBS, but thanks for recommendation. Maybe if my IBS will calm down I will try to grow it.>>316845>I re-grow grocery store green onions by using their roots
oh fuck you're genius! I will try that too, it sounds easy to take care of.>herb-starter kits
Oh, that's good idea too, I will check it out.
I think I will go to the gardening store and just ask for any ideas and instructions. Also it seems like growing herbs and vegetables is easier than growing fruits. The best choice for my small balcony is growing from berry family fruits. Strawberry, blackberry or berry. I will give it a thought, but I want to grow at least one fruit.
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You should definitely be able to grow strawberries if your balcony gets a lot of sun. Other berries too, if you have the space and big enough containers. Strawberries can be grown in relatively small containers compared to other berries. I once saw someone who had their whole balcony railing covered in hanging containers with strawberries. I’m not sure how they didn’t all get eaten by birds, though, since they weren’t covered with anything.
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I'm growing alpine strawberries this year! I tried last year and it was a complete failure. I started them outside from seeds and they took a month and a week to germinate (pretty normal) but died when there was a bout of torrential rain, and then the survivors got dug up by a squirrel.
This year I'm growing them early inside in a self-watering seed starter with grow lights and I can't believe the difference. They sprouted in 12 days. I think it's because the soil is consistently moist and also special seed starter soil. They're delicate when they're still seedlings, but apparently become more hardy as fully grown plants. The brand of seed starter I used was burpee but I'm sure any seed starter would work. I did have to sprinkle some baking soda on top to get rid of some powdery mildew, other than that no problems so far. For sure keep the soil wet but not soggy.
Also I grew more garlic from a garlic head I got from the grocery store, and they came out kinda small but really tasty. Be careful because sometimes grocery store fruit/veg is cross bred between two types to get a big product with the most flavour or something. So when you propagate the seeds/cloves it's a surprise what grows, or it'll grow a plant that doesn't bear fruit into the next generation. Good luck, I'm sure you'll have fun!
The only thing I can think of are things like fruit trees and bushes that can take years to grow before they fruit, but people rarely sow those from seed anyway. I used to have a neighbour who kept buying little raspberry plants from the garden center in spring and then uprooted them and threw them in the bin in winter because they hadn’t produced fruit and therefore “didn’t work”.
Maybe garlic? You have to plant those in fall if you want to harvest them the following year in spring/summer. I don’t know if you can/should plant them in spring. Depends on the variety, maybe. I did just stick a few cloves from the supermarket in with my strawberries because I read they were good companion plants and the cloves were sprouting anyway, but I’m not really expecting much from those harvest-wise.
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Hey guys, so I have some huge, ceiling-tall umbrella plants, and I need to repot one of them to deal with root rot.
I usually repot them early spring before they start sprouting new leaves, but I was unable to do so and I'm wondering is it ok to repot it now? I'm afraid of leaving it like this until next spring so the rot doesn't spread, but what would be the consequences of repotting it this late? It's already growing a bunch of new leaves.
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I haven't had a garden in a decade but I moved into a house with a yard this month so I immediately dug up the backyard (which looked like shit anyway so no loss there). Off to a bumpy start but almost everything seems like it's gonna make it. I'm trying a couple things from seedlings that I've never been able to grow before like japanese eggplant (they're surprisingly pretty plants when they get going, I want to look into the ornamental types).
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also bought a bunch of onion starts and their little greens are rocketing up out of the ground, it makes me happy to look at. Then I bought some garlic at the store because it's all sprouted and shitty this time of year - selected the most sprouted bulbs and planted the cloves lol I hope it works because I love fresh garlic
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Any recommendations for strawberry varieties that are tasty? Type (everbearing/junebearing/dayneutral) doesn't really matter. Not Ostara, I already have that one.
*in a place
video vaguely related, I think I just liked her jersey accent and it was a pretty straightforward video
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I'm gonna try Mongolian sunflowers this year
these are cool! Are you gonna harvest the seeds and eat them?>>325456
You two (I assume you're two different anons) have inspired me, I might pick up a pack of sunflower seeds.
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Yeah different anons. I’m gonna plant little short multicolored varieties of sunflower and also Mexican sunflowers which aren’t really sunflowers but they look cool
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Has anyone used dandelions?
I didn’t realise how good they are
Flower petals - tea leaves , jams/ ‘honey’ and fritters , wine/ mead , cake decorations , salad , infused oil , cough syrups
Stem and leaves - smoothies, pestos, salad, soups , sauteed greens , stir fry
Root - coffee ( cook until burnt looking gives the best flavour more cooked stronger the taste) , coco powder
Small buds not opened up - pickle capers
If you don’t want to eat it - soaps, salves, lip balms
Collecting the seeds- grab puff ball and sprinkle all over garden/grass
Good for the liver and gallbladder, sickness, kidneys , can reduce belly fat and good for ANXIETY full of vitamins a/c/k and magnesium and great for dry skin
I legit made the best ‘coffee’ from the roots and this amazing jam
Do you have them light enough? They're light germinators so if you've covered them with a lot of soil they won't germinate. Do you have them warm enough? They don't germinate below 20 degrees celcius. If you're keeping them indoors and have lowered room temperature because of gas prices it might just be that? Just some thoughts.>>325547
I have tried to forage the roots but never managed to dig up thick/long enough roots lol. How do you make jam from them? From the flower of other parts too?
Best way to get long roots is to dig them up once they are about to flower or have unopened buds the older they are the shorter the root
And the jam was really easy I got loads of the flowers washed them and pulled out all the petals boiled them for 10 mins and let them sit in the boiled water for few hours and then drained the liquid into another pan and took out the petals and then boiled the water with some sugar and lemon juice until it became thick I added some petals back in cause they tasted good and any left over petals I drying for tea it was really easy and it tastes so nice
maybe try diatomaceous earth?
last resort id try a spray meant to kill and prevent snails.
that's not a good idea, it'd cause the herbs to lose their flavor. I know it's reddit but the first comment explains it well: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskCulinary/comments/2qogue/drying_herbs_in_a_microwave/
maybe you can use an oven or toaster instead, or possibly air dry them? or even use a hair dryer?
Is your squash okay nonnie
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I want to weed my garden but the mosquitos eat me alive every time I step outside. got so sick of it I went to look for a mosquito hat on amazon and for some reason all the images make me laugh i don't know if I can buy this lol
I've had chocolate mint and it tastes nothing like chocolate (or cacao) whatsoever.
You can always go to the plant nursery and just steal a twig to propogate if you don't want to waste money.
I’ve read that chocolade mint is named that because it’s more brown than other varieties and apparently tastes good WITH chocolate, not because it tastes like chocolate by itself. Banana mint, on the other hand, supposedly tastes like actual bananas. I vaguely remember from high school chemistry that the scent/flavour of bananas is caused by a simple ester so I suppose it’s possible for other plants to produce the same scent, whereas the flavour of chocolate is probably more complex and difficult to replicate.>>330964
That figures. I’ve heard that lemon verbena tastes more lemon-y than actual lemons and can be used as a lemon substitute in drinks, so I was wondering if that could be true for other plants and flavours as well.
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My first baby eggplant!!! Fuck I’m so excited I’ve never been able to grow these
Yay! Are eggplants hard to grow? I’ve never tried.
This year I’m trying to grow pepino (which is related to eggplants) but the seeds came in really late so the plants are still only tiny seedlings right now. I hope they manage to fruit this year, but if not I guess I’ll try to let them overwinter indoors.
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If I get a bunch that would be amazing but even if I get only one eggplant per plant I’ll be happy>>331141
I don’t think they’re hard to grow I’ve just never lived anywhere warm enough to grow them outside. When I tried in colder climates they were so sad looking, I’m finally somewhere hot enough for the plants to be happy.
Never heard of pepinos but they look tasty in pictures. They’re sweet? The flower looks a lot like my eggplant flowers but otherwise I wouldn’t have guessed they’re related
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NTA I've always had really good luck with growing eggplants in US zone 7 climate. They also make really beautiful leaves and flowers, so I put them at the front of my vegetable garden just for aesthetics lol. They do tend to get droopy as the eggplants get larger, so usually they need a bit of staking. Did not have much luck with white eggplants, but the Black Beauty variety and Japanese eggplants do great here. Pic is potato quality from a few years ago.>>331154
They'll keep fruiting for a couple of months, anon! I usually get at least 7-8 each season from each plant. Your eggplant looks really healthy, great work!
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Just wanted to brag that I brought this flower back from the brink of death (at one point it was just 3 yellow leaves drooping out of the ground) because my neighbor planted a big ass fugly bush directly against the fence on the other side so it was stealing its nutrients. I just kept piling soil on the corner and more plant food for years and now my favorite flower is BACK baby
I'm not a plant expert or have a green thumb but I used to move mine all the time. Not sure if it was bad for it but I had no problems. Hope that helps nonnie
. I think moving it here or there a little bit is okay!
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I sowed Nasturtium this year and the plants are still tiny but they've already started flowering.. that's not supposed to happen when they're an annual right? Each plant has under 10 leaves and hasn't even started to sucker yet, kinda like picrel except mine aren't potted. Any idea what I did wrong? I wanted big beautiful masses of leaves.
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Update on this: lost a lot of garlic to something that dug up the plot (a squirrel that liked garlic? No idea I don’t have many yard pests). What remained was happily growing a few leaves that slowly faded, dried up and completely fell away as of yesterday. So I dug up the garlic and it looked like this, as predicted.
Feel a bit silly forgetting I can’t grow garlic in the summer but I will enjoy these mini garlics nonetheless
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My eggplants are doing good. I ate a couple already, so tender. I tasted a little piece raw and they’re actually mildly sweet when they’re fresh off the plant! Crazy
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First time growing any type of thai chili. I thought they would get a bit longer but does the fact that they’re turning red mean they’re not getting any bigger? Maybe I should harvest them soon but I’m not sure. Any advice?
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What's your indoor setup like?
I'm currently growing herbs like basil, thyme, parsley, and rosemary indoors. I have a coffee tree from IKEA that has quadrupled in size since re-potting it. I successfully grew two strawberry plants from seeds indoors that are still alive and blooming right now. My new experiments this year are two cacti (already germinated) and two watermelon plants (one indoors and another growing on my balcony. Indoor plant is growing faster atm)
My indoor setup is very basic. I'm only using high-output LED grow lights like these in a corner of my living room. You can grow just about anything indoors with the right setup.
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Am I a genius or what? I have to water my garden with tapwater because it's not raining this month, it pains me to pay so much for water BUT every day i fill up a rainwater barrel with tapwater, use it as a jacuzzi during the day and then i water the plants with it. It's not a waste anymore because i have a swimmingpool without having a swimmingpool and i don't even need chlorine because i get new water every day.>>340245
I guess that depends if your area is full of these pests. I never had any pests on my raspberries, no worms or nothing, only couple of stinkbungs which is alright. Other than that raspberries are pretty easy, sometimes you have to cut them a bit before winter so they grow new twigs with better berries but even the ones nobody ever cut, in my new place i got, were just fine.
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Nonna are you drunk?
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I want to fill my front yard with flowering plants but it seems like all my favourites are toxic to humans and domestic animals. We have small children who are technically old enough to follow instructions like “don’t eat that” and wouldn’t be in the front yard without supervision anyway, but I still worry that they might stick something in their mouth when I’m not looking. We grow vegetables and fruits in the backyard and have foraged for berries together so they know some plants can be eaten, including edible flowers. We also have a cat who eats grass but (afaik) no other types of plants, and our neighbours have a puppy who regularly escapes into our yard to roll around. I don’t want anyone to get sick.
On the other hand, my MIL has apparently had a garden full of foxgloves and other toxic plants for over 40 years with tons of kids passing through without a single incident. She thinks I’m being unnecessarily cautious. Am I?
you are being overly cautious. toxic
plants usually taste bad so animals and children have no reason to want to eat them, they would spit them out even if they nibbled. some of the vegetables you grow are probably technically toxic
to pets but they're probably not eating those. it's usually houseplants that cause problems because… I don't know, it's like they're more tempting when they're the only plant lol.
you could go out of your way to plant harmless stuff if you're really worried. plant a bunch of mint and catnip. violets, sunflowers, certain ferns, sweet potato vine, nasturtium (not good for some pets but not deadly), hibiscus etc –find a list online and double-check it.
plants everywhere. Indoors as houseplants, at local parks, plant borders around the neigbourhood, alongside roads, hell there's probably even toxic
weeds growing in between the pavement in front of your home or at the school the kids go to, you know? Full disclosure I have 0 experience with kids but I feel like if kids can survive having toxic
plants all around them while being somewhat unsupervised they can survive your garden too. And like >>341201
said, even if they were to put anything in their mouths they'll probably spit it out before swallowing enough because toxic
plants generally don't taste good.
Regarding dogs, my pets (dogs and cats) have never eaten toxic
plants from my garden or anywhere outside. Most animals instinctually know what plants they can and can't eat.
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I’ve been avoiding my yard/garden because there a horrible flea infestation from the neighbor (vented about hexing him elsewhere on here) but today I finally went out and harvested some stuff!
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Has anyone here had success with this kind of vertical gardening in cloth bags and if so, what plants work well in these? I got some as a gift and tried growing various smaller salad greens in them but it was really difficult to keep them watered since the bags are porous and all the water just seeps out immediately. I’m thinking about lining them with plastic and/or mixing vermiculite into the soil to help regulate moisture but I’m not sure what to plant in them. They’re in the half-shade and each individual bag is <20x20cm, which feels really small. Most of the ones I’ve seen being sold are even smaller. What do people - real gardeners, not the people staging product photos - actually grow in these?
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Nonnas I'm overjoyed. All my life I did nothing but kill plants, I almost cried when my 3 year old Bolivian Torch cutting that had seen impressive rooting and growth died from overwatering. I decided to try something small and easy like propagating basil. I thought it'd die since I don't have an easy sunlight situation but it's thriving and rooting beautifully in the water, almost doubling by the day since I started a week ago. I really love how it makes me feel so I'm planning to try other apartment-friendly herbs advised ITT.
What would you recommend when it comes to interior flowers and houseplants in this setup? I grew up around a lot of flowers outside and miss it a lot, but I'd like them to be healthy. I'm ready to put in the effort after seeing results with my basil (and previously the cactus).
I'm on the fence about getting another Bolivian Torch since I wouldn't have a garden to transfer it to when it got big enough. Have any of you successfully kept columnar cacti indoors?
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I'm already brainstorming what I'm gonna sow next year.. what are your favourite pumpkin varieties?