GB's Garden 2017

Discussion in 'GARDENING & HORTICULTURE' started by grainbrain, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. grainbrain

    grainbrain KITD-FOHS Supporter

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    Next year's garden is already well underway.

    White Ghost pepper getting ready for overwintering. This one survived two tropical storms and a hurricane. mtgarden1.jpg

    Garlic coming up.
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    Small scale microgreens
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    Pineapple & Papaya from grocery store fruits
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  2. GGTBod

    GGTBod One chance at life and this is it so lap it up Administrator Cannabis Doctor Cacti Doctor

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    Digging it man, shameles pun totally intended, did you regrow the top of the pineapples? I got shown how to do that as a kid and it felt like magic
     
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    It is magic! This is my first year with the pineapples, had success with 8 out of 10. The previous owners had planted about ten pineapples of a different variety, so I'm propagating those as well. In time I'll add Mango, Starfruit, Passionfruit and a few others. The long term goal is to be able to forage a good portion of my daily food out in the yard.
     
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    Harvest time must be a bountiful feast at your place man
     
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    grainbrain KITD-FOHS Supporter

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    I'm only 2.5 years into it at my new place & gardening on a sandbar is pretty much the same as hydroponics. The success to failure ratio is about 65/35 so far. This winter I am converting my beds over to the Back To Eden system to retain moisture and stop continually flushing nutrients out of the root zone. The initial results look promising.

    I put in a dozen citrus trees so far this year, which will take a few years to start producing. Also put in fourteen papaya trees that will bear fruit next year. Roughly 40% of those should be males, which will get chopped and composted.

    Right now it is more work than bounty, but it will pay off in time. The focus over the winter is to generate compost from free sources and build boxes that will get planted with perennial crops in the spring (ginger, turmeric, sunchoke, etc.)
     
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