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    I done messed up :( Let the cukes get too much...

    I done messed up :( Let the cukes get too much sun and cooked them. We'll let the next bunch just barely sprout and then the tray will be mostly outside so they'll be used to the sun right off. The...
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    Day 12 Thinned out some sprouts and started...

    Day 12

    Thinned out some sprouts and started hardening off by putting the tray outside in the shade during the day. Do not try to harden off by putting indoor sprouts in full sun all at once. It...
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    Everything in the tray is up!

    Everything in the tray is up!
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    13 feet tall! Nice.

    13 feet tall! Nice.
  5. Thread: Quince?

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    Thanks. I don't have the paper that said what...

    Thanks. I don't have the paper that said what variety they are but we didn't get ornamental. We did get some good (for them, I suppose) cold this winter. We shall see. They are still small. We got...
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    3-8-11 Day 8 Most of the peppers have sprouted...

    3-8-11 Day 8

    Most of the peppers have sprouted now. Just barely, but they are there.
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    3-6-11 Day 6 Only the peppers left to sprout....

    3-6-11 Day 6

    Only the peppers left to sprout. The pack says 10-12 days. It's only been 6. So don't start freaking out.
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    Nice! I only see them as 2 foot tall office...

    Nice! I only see them as 2 foot tall office plants.

    How many plants is that one in the middle?
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    Borage is another edible flower.

    Borage is another edible flower.
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    128 square feet. There will be other veggies in...

    128 square feet. There will be other veggies in here. Yeah, yeah. Tomato is a fruit. We're doing herbs too but I ain't typing veggie, fruit and herb garden every time. I'm lazy. Hence the weed...
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    We put several seeds per peat plug. We'll have...

    We put several seeds per peat plug. We'll have some thinning to do.
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    Day 4 Germination The wonders of time travel!...

    Day 4 Germination

    The wonders of time travel! Not really. I took the first pictures 4 days ago. All the cukes, tomatoes, thyme and marjoram have sprouted.

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    What we are growing in the box. These are a mix...

    What we are growing in the box. These are a mix of Burpee and Ferry Morse seed from Home Depot.

    Tomato, Delicious
    Cayenne, Long
    Sweet Banana pepper
    Pepperocini
    Bell pepper, Carnival
    Thyme...
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    Day 1 Germination What we did here is build a...

    Day 1 Germination

    What we did here is build a sprout box out of left over peg board, salvaged wire, a lamp kit and a big fluorescent light bulb and some Killz primer.

    The peg board should work...
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    Lets open it! 711

    Lets open it!

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    Yard Food's Veggie Journal 2011

    Look! It's Pandora's Box!

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    We had a vine in Louisiana that would grow like...

    We had a vine in Louisiana that would grow like mad and make dozens of 'air potatoes' each summer. This thing grew from early spring til frost. It came back each year on its own. The so called...
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    Your welcome. You want any water that is not...

    Your welcome.

    You want any water that is not absorbed by the ground to drain away from your plants. And you want the soil to be able to dry out a little between waterings. Plants don't do so well...
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    I imagine if it's shaded by a tree you may want...

    I imagine if it's shaded by a tree you may want to get some of the leaves out now and again. A rake with pliable tines spaced far apart may work well and maybe one of those small rakes for tight...
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    Read the labels on the plants and give them the...

    Read the labels on the plants and give them the amount of sun it says to. Have good drainage. Keep the weeds down. Use organic fertilizers. They are much more forgiving than non organics. Try native...
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    #1 Most of the toxins are in the white sticky...

    #1 Most of the toxins are in the white sticky sap. That sap is in the leaves. I wouldn't burn it. Compost it instead or chop up the leaves with the lawn mower and put them around plants like mulch.
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  22. Thread: Quince?

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    Quince?

    Any tips on growing quince?
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    Small Cultivators and Tillers

    We have a Ryobi cultivator attachment on a Troy Bilt weed whacker. It's powered by the 32cc 2 cycle weed whacker engine. It comes with four tines and you can put them in multiple configurations,...
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    Cold Hardy Hibiscus

    We ordered some cold hardy hibiscus, the Rose of Sharon type, from a catalog. This was last year ad they came as small plants. The dogs dug up 5 of the 6. We're not sure exactly which one survived...
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    I've never seen that. Not that extensive. We grew...

    I've never seen that. Not that extensive. We grew some that had a blister or two, but not looking like bubble wrap.

    We did have spongy carrots one year. I mean, each one looked and even felt like...
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