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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Swolf, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Swolf

    Swolf Little Dog

    I couldn't find a gardening thread around here! Anyone else into gardening?
    I've recently discovered how much fun it is to grow house plants. I had been gifted a little plant set that I repotted then I added pineapple sage, thyme, basil, oregano, paisley, and some sort of large fern plants to the house.
    It's become a bit addicting, I'm thinking of adding in some editable stuff soon (strawberries perhaps).
    I would love to trade tips with others. I really have no idea what I'm doing :lol:
  2. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    I have no luck with indoor plants. However, I do have multiple outdoor gardens. Roses, perennial, bulb, veggies. Sun and shade....
  3. Savage Destiny

    Savage Destiny Big Dog

    I have just recently started trying to grow things for the first time in my life!

    It's still too cold out to grow outdoors, so in containers/pots I have radishes, oregano, basil, parsley, carrots, marigold, green oakleaf lettuce, and nasturtium. Mostly stuff good for my chickens, lol. Everything except the nasturtium has started sprouting and I'm kind of in awe, haha!
  4. Swolf

    Swolf Little Dog

    We skip the outdoor stuff for the most part simply because I don't want to grow too much in a rental. We've got some hardy plants outside (elephant ears mostly) but don't pay much attention beyond hacking off the dead parts when they start to look ugly.

    I've been amazed watching things grow, especially the spices since they started as seeds (the rest were already started plants). I've never attempted to grow anything myself either, and I'm pretty excited for when they get to the point I can harvest the bounty of my work.
  5. Savage Destiny

    Savage Destiny Big Dog

    I'm limited to container growing because we rent as well, and while our landlord doesn't give a hoot what we do, the property is TINY. Part of the yard is a chicken run, the other part for the dogs to potty. It only recently even got fenced. The space where the dogs potty is so small they'd just kill anything, including grass, I tried to plant.

    When the weather is warmer though I want to have all the containers out on the porch. My cats are going to start munching this stuff soon. :lol:

    Everything I'm growing I planted as seeds. I'm stupid excited watching the sprouts come up! I did get some of those Topsy Turvy things, I'm going to hang those from the porch and plant peas, green beans, and strawberries. :)
  6. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    I have a grow room in my spare bedroom.. Currently consisting of red creole onions, white bunching onions, 6 types of bell peppers, and dragon Cheyenne peppers. Along with chives and stuff.

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  7. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I made this thread a sticky. :sonn_u11:
  8. Swolf

    Swolf Little Dog

    My plants are dying and I'm not sure if I'm over watering or under watering.
    Anyone have advice?
  9. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    What type of plants are they?
  10. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Are they wilting? Falling over? Do you have mold growth on the dirt? Are they indoor? Out door?

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  11. demo

    demo Little Dog

    I want to be preparing and planting in the garden now but am so tiered from crawling around on my hands and knees pandering to peoples idiotic whims all week I can barely move.Still need to rest up for next week,more of the same.It dawned on me last week instead of obsessing over whom the dog natzis were condeming I could spend some time with people who share a common interest.So I joined The Helpful Gardener.I have same user name and hopefully soon same avitar.I can tile your second home but can't spell or do the computer thing so well.Infact I'm so dumb I thought my mut was a pit bull.May be it is chiwowow great dane mix?I live in California so don't know much about gardening out side this micro climate.All the same feel free to pm me with gardening or any concerns.Tamatillos grow well for me in 20 gallon pots.Hot pepper jim's has info on growing peppers and tomato's in containers,I think there out of Florida.There also a good source for organic seeds.
  12. Swolf

    Swolf Little Dog

    I've got pineapple sage, thyme, basil, oregano, paisley, and some strange mixed plant all indoors though I'll sit them outside on warm sunny days. I've got some yellowing leaves, wilting, and for my seedlings specifically I've got wilting and issues with the plants standing.
    I'm a bad gardener :(
  13. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    The major issue with herb growing is they need more than just "window" light. Unless you're constantly turning them and taking care of them, they do poorly. Realistically, if grown from seed, they need a decent light (T-8 ballast light is most common) and good temperature. Unfortunately, things happen regardless (whether it be humidity, sickness, etc) and you need to cut them out and move on. Also, when you're ready to transplant, it needs to be slow, not in major light, not in extreme elements. It's called hardening.

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  14. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Also.. Whole plant wilting is from lack of watering. Lower leaf wilting is usually(not always so don't quote me on that) caused by the fact that they have gotten so large, they need more "universal" light, in which reflective cover light is used to give all parts of the larger seedling an all-around amount of light.

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  15. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Thant's going to make one BIG sandwich! :grin:

  16. mspair

    mspair Little Dog

    BLT??? i'm hungry now.
  17. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    LOTS of BLT's! That sucker is weighing in at 2lbs! :lick:
  18. Swolf

    Swolf Little Dog

    I've got tomatoes growing!
    And this is my sweet new garden (before planting):
    The compost pile where the magic happens:
    And finally some potatoes I found growing in my compost and moved to the garden:

    I hope to be planting more stuff very soon :)
  19. dellacella

    dellacella Big Dog

    Swolf that is awesome!!! No garden for me this you (moving) but next year I get to design a new spot :)
  20. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Good stuff Swolf!
    So excited to get our gardens going again!
    Do you have a plan yet of what you want to plant?

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