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(09-06-2019, 03:16 PM)KOMMA Wrote: Yesterday I bought three evergreen shrubs for £1.79 each at Aldi.

Azalea pink
https://www.rhododendrons.co.uk/evergree...e-agm/p588
Lavatera Barnsley Baby, look at this so lovely.
https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/lavate...by/p8030TM
Pink Camelia
https://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk/camel...PTEALw_wcB

Going to put them in pink pots.

They're going to be lovely next year.

Cheer





Lavatera Barnsley Baby in, Camelia in, next the Azalea.

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Toddler Tommy "are we going to water the garden".

He said, "You have to come outside".

Bless him



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Couldn't do any gardening today, far too much rain. Neighbours are praying for better weather.

Think it's time I did a sun dance and stomp my feet.

Chuckle
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(09-09-2019, 05:47 PM)KOMMA Wrote: Couldn't do any gardening today, far too much rain. Neighbours are praying for better weather.

Think it's time I did a sun dance and stomp my feet.

Chuckle

This is for OMEGA, about time I remembered you again.





I've got me seeds mate!

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Elderberry Medicine

Great for lungs, kidneys and blood.



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Container gardening tips for the urban prepper

Ideally, a home garden should be spacious, with enough room for different plants. But if you live in an apartment without a backyard or if your soil is rocky or sandy, you can still grow various plants through container gardening. (h/t to ThePrepperJournal.com)

Even if you have quality soil and a spacious yard, you can still try container gardening. It is a more convenient form of home gardening that can also minimize damage to your plants caused by harsh weather conditions.

Modify pots

Before buying a container, check if you can make additional drainage holes. Adding extra holes one to four inches up the sides of the pots allows for adequate drainage that many pots lack.

A container should also be large enough so you can fill it with things like:

Branches
Mulch
Pine cones
Rock
Sand
This fill space creates a reservoir area that limits how often your plants need to be watered, similar to sub-irrigated planters.

Use large containers

Use nutrient-rich soils and organic liquid feeds, then plant herbs and vegetables in roomy containers so their roots can grow. Using smaller containers will limit the depth and width that plant roots can expand into.

Short-lifespan plants harvested as baby leaves will do well in smaller pots, but perennials and larger plants will require adequate root space so they can thrive throughout the season.

When using planters, decrease the usable space by at least one inch at the top to prevent overflow.

Mulch plants in containers

Mulching is good for container gardening because it limits evaporation and prevents soil compaction due to overhead watering and rain. Mulching also minimizes the number of weeds that can access the soil in outdoor containers, helping your plants grow stronger and making weeds easier to remove without disturbing the plants and the soil.

Watering and washout tips

If you have container gardens or raised beds, watering your plants will involve many considerations. For one, soil-to-plant ratio is crucial because planters can’t contain too much water. You’ll need to water your plants more often with this setup than if they were planted on the ground.

To circumvent this, try sinking containers in the ground. Doing this even partway will give your plants access to additional water and minimize water drainage. It will also help with temperature regulation.

To prevent nutrients from washing out of pots during heavy rains, use plastic or poly covers. Alternatively, you can add fertilizer in small increments to the top of planters instead of mixing them into the soil.

Maximize growing space

Use individual planters to mimic the tight spacing in intensive gardening methods such as square foot gardening.

For easier conversions, use buckets, troughs with about six-inch soil depths, and containers with similar shapes. You can also use storage totes and lined or plastic drawers, along with smaller containers like cut soda bottles.

If your container gardening space is limited, avoid large, long-growing plants that you can only harvest once or twice like ball cabbage, broccoli, corn, or large winter melons.

Instead, plant staggered crops with faster and better total yields, like:

Basil
Carrots
Cherry or grape tomatoes
Kale
Lettuce
Oregano
Parsley
Peppers
Peas
Potatoes
Smaller summer or acorn squash
Spinach
Strawberries

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-18-c...epper.html
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Fall/winter harvest is coming in nice despite the unseasonably hot temps for the last week. (90's) Greens (lettuce, spinach, etc) onions and butternut squash. Tomatillos are producing again. They went acted like they were done for the year.
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I'm not a fan of gardening that is why we planted a food forest years ago
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(10-11-2017, 10:28 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote: Last of the garden harvest ...

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Brilliant.

I've been in the garden today, still got strawberries, zucchini, tomatoes and beans growing.

Repositioned some of the plants so that they receive less rain.

Brought the capsicum and chilli's in doors for overwintering.

Brought a couple of house plants in doors too.

The sweet potato slips did great so I now know what I am doing with those for next time.

Gave some strawberry cuttings to neighbours as they now have roots on them.

The perennial herbs are still doing great, although the brussel sprouts look like they require some serious tender loving care.

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(09-08-2019, 01:10 PM)KOMMA Wrote: The Farm - All Together Now - Official Video.


Toddler Tommy "are we going to water the garden".

He said, "You have to come outside".

Bless him




Tommy came to water the garden again today, first time I've seen him in nearly two weeks, he was so excited bless him.

I asked him how he got at nursery, and he replied, "Fantastic".

He loves it, painting, he is such a peaceful soul, he be four at Christmas.

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