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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:28 AM

  I just go buy my plants already growing...too much work haha

 

Same here as I have enough to do already.  But I have to say I've always wanted to build a mini green house, say maybe a 4x8' affair.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 12:02 PM

So far it's been a little work but I hope that it makes it worth it. Buying plants is just too expensive I think. I've spent probably 1/2 on my seed starting set up as I did on just my plants last year. As far as time goes, the wife and I have a couple of hours after the kids go to bed and we don't watch much if any TV so this has been something we can do together.

 

I've got about 180 seed pods in there all of which are double or triple seeded. I won't need near that many plants but I hope to give some away and do some trading. Also, a couple dozen of those are flowers.

 

Instead of a greenhouse i would really like to have a glass sun room on the south side of our house... There is just no budget for that kind of thing though.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 01:00 PM

I've got about 180 seed pods in there all of which are double or triple seeded. I won't need near that many plants but I hope to give some away and so some trading. Also, a couple dozen of those are flowers.

 

After I get the garden plowed and ready, I'll give ya my address, you can bring some up and plant them for me, err, I mean, give them away. :smilewink:


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 11:54 PM

From this:

 

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To this:

 

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in 4 days... Nature is a beautiful thing!!


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:42 AM

Any body want some seeds???

 

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Looks like I might be able to send you some seed next year!

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Edited by twostep, March 24, 2013 - 08:44 AM.

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 09:42 AM

Cool, I am anxious to see how they do in your warmer climate.  We still have snow on the ground and as of last Sunday 16 inches of ice on a local lake, we will be awhile yet before we start anything.  



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Posted March 25, 2013 - 08:13 PM

growing like weed...

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and it has not stopped snowing for the last 24 hours. :wallbanging:


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 09:41 AM

update... I hope that warm weather comes soon!

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Great looking plants :thumbs:  How long do you keep the grow lights on and what wattage are you using to get those great results ? 


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Great looking plants :thumbs:  How long do you keep the grow lights on and what wattage are you using to get those great results ? 

Thanks! The fixture holds (4) 60 watt bulbs and I have it on a timer from 8am to 8pm. The bulbs are the cheapest that you can get by the case at Lowes. These I think: http://www.lowes.com...+bulb= . For those that don't know I've got the fixture suspended so that I can keep the bulbs within an inch or two of the plants. This will keep the plants from trying to grow tall toward the light and get weak legs. This is my first try at growing from seed and so far I think it's going well.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 06:03 PM

All plants for our garden are grown in house. $2.00-3.00 per plant is out of reach when you grow as much as Jo wants.
last year she had 5 dozen ROma tomatoes alone. I think she had 6varieties of tomatoes and no less than 6 of each.
My dad is allergic to red tomatoes but can eat yellow because they have less acid. All the greenhouses around here want to sell is that Lemon yellow and I don't care for them. By starting our own we can get some better varieties. And I can be sure dad gets some plants that wont make him sick.

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 05:58 PM

$2.00-3.00 per plant is out of reach when you grow as much as Jo wants.

exactly!

 

I've just got beefsteak and roma but I hope to expand that to some yellow and orange next year.



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Posted April 02, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Update.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 06:12 PM

finally got the garden disked and tilled.

 

 

 

ps: this is my 1000th post!

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Posted April 28, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Planted 15 Triple Crown Blackberry plants that I got off of my uncle... The little girl and the ol' man helped!

 

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I cut the grapes WAY back last fall since the PO's didn't know that you are supposed to train them... I'm glad to see that they are still alive.

 

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