Post by mightyspuds on Mar 29, 2014 12:12:05 GMT -8
OK,on left,from front is parsley,then Brussels sprouts,and an artichoke you cant see,right is kale,carrot and lots of strawberry runners,all overwintered,very cool.This is where the aquaponic hoophouse will be built,it will be 10x12 feet.
This is the Mantis composter,just got it for 80 dollars on Craigslist
Chickens and ducks.Have Limes.lemon,grapefruit,oranges and tangerines,7 total.They each have 3-4 15 watt old style Christmas bulb.When frost or snow they get covered with a trashcan and at 34f lights heat em,at 36 lights turn off.They all survived frost and snow this year.
Here we have yellow hyacinth in a bed of oregano,a pink dwarf peach,rest of bulbs havent bloomed yet.All trees are dwarf.
On the left in pink is a peach,the 3 above with white blossoms are assorted pears,above them are 6 different apples.Back fence has 2 thornless berries,top and bottom fence on left has 2 pomegranates that survived winter,very cool!~
Also have other berries,spices and grapes that didnt make pics,not bad for such a small yard.
Sure would if I had em,love em with both butter or mayonnaise.Pricy little things,now If I could grow em.Im really excited because it looks like they can handle my weather here.And blooming so early,just might get some.
Looks really good, Spuds. I got some broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and four tomato plants yesterday and planted them this morning. I figure I may as well have fresh stuff here before I move. Tell Mrs. Spuds to blanch that celery when it gets some size to it with a tile or some wood boards. That makes the entire stalk taste like a nut instead of just the few stalks in the center.
Post by mightyspuds on Apr 24, 2014 16:51:34 GMT -8
OK,this is composter loaded with a lot of pine needles,straw and bird poop 1 month ago,very full. Also colors are horrible,dont know why. Last 2 pictures I took today
1 month later,about 1/3rd less mass.In reality this stuff is black in color.Set in some pots to sprout cuke seeds,they didnt take outside,take em out when I rotate 2-3 turns a day.ALL veggie scraps going in.
Just warm,not getting hot yet.Check out the worms!
Mrs has one of those chopped off celery ends growing in garden,I will try to get a pic
That one died,kept getting molested and dug up,so tried another.
This time grew 3 inch or so roots on it,dug a hole.Filled with 30% composted material,then 75% composted layer and topped with a slimy veggie pulp 25% composted glob,on that I spread the roots and lightly covered them with dirt. Since Ive had seeds sprout in the composter figure this will be a nutrient rich medium that will stay nice and moist and just hug those roots into nirvana.
Then in same area dug more holes about shovel sized and filled with completed compost and planted some cukes and snap peas,they look real happy.They will be trained up the fence.
Post by mightyspuds on Jun 9, 2014 15:37:42 GMT -8
Mrs made a potato cage.We tried before,you stacked more dirt on top as green grew.Failure.Found out the failure supposedly r/t not enough green to support plant. This time we are putting in layers,with plants on outer edge,growing out the sides instead of up.Last layer let plants grow up.Will see how that works,lots of green showing in just a couple weeks.
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