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This year most of my plants (zucchinis, strawberries, cucumbers) got messed up with the heat waves, tomatoes are really the only thing I have left. I don't want summer to end, going back to eating store vegetables and fruit is soul crushing. Not much money so no fancy organic food.

Do you garden? How long? What plants?
How do you deal with having to go back to tasteless store vegetables during winter?


Not really anon. But you should try finding more people to talk about it on the sub.


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Check out my urban edible garden…


looks comfy and tasty


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I just grew my first potatoes, I only got about 20 but it was fun and I will be doing it again. I also have some tomatoes, strawberries and lettuce growing.


wtf, how did I miss this thread, I'll post some stuff im growing tomorrow, its nothing professional, kinda small produce, but it still makes me happy


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some stuff


can you provide some info on pineapple growing? i could google but id much rather learn from another wizard. nice plants


well I got about 4 of em, I live in florida and they just grow by themselves I guess, usually get one pop up about once a year, they take forever but they're not too much of a hassle, they grow here all year round. The other plants I got take much more care or else they just die from bugs/disease/heat. You can basically just buy a pineapple from the store, stick it in the dirt anywhere you got free space, and eventually it'll grow another pineapple lol


All the trees and flowers are blooming and it was nice and warm for weeks but now it's gone freezing again and has been snowing for the past couple of days. Quite annoying. I was ready to get started growing stuff.


try to buy ripe ones, then cut off the top stem part. peel off the bottom leaves so a large area is exposed, then put it in water. i forget how long it takes but roots will form. then you just transplant it into some shady area for a while


I'm trying to get my land going. I am planning on planting several kinds of fruit and nut trees, as well as some shrubs and vines.
Today I planted a few coffee plants I bought and two young cocoa trees I seeded myself. I have a few squash melons on the way, some papayas, a couple pinneaples, two species of avocado (also just recently seeded). I plan to make a patch of corn and beans. I actually have a tiny patch of beans already under way. I also want to get some cassavas going, but I haven't had much success with that.


funny, I woke up today and all 4 of my rose bushes bloomed all over


I have some castor bean seeds I was planning on planting along the treeline but another wave of snow threw a wrench it to that.

I like the way they fill in and I read that it's easy to make suicide juice from their fruit.

I might drop from cheap string bean and tomato seeds around the yard and back woods, just so the rabbits have something to eat.


It is time to plant the ricin i mean castor oils beans.


I bought some seeds giant spanish onions, thornless raspberries and a few other seeds gonna start growing will post


going to start growing these in big tubs

bushy spinach vine. basically malabar but the plant survives for decades. needs stratified before planting which is always annoying

this is a 'grass' that produces an absurd amount of little tubers underground. they have high fat content and taste something like coconut/almond


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I finally made a raised bed, on the only part of the yard that gets 8 hours of sunlight. The lumber for it was quite expensive but otherwise t I filled it with compost from last autumn, old straw, and soil I dug up from all over.

Half of it I transplanted tomatoes and peppers to be sure to get something out of it. The other half I sowed a row of sweet corn surrounded by watermelon. It's a bit worrying since the corn looks like it still hasn't germinated after a week. If it doesn't start within a few days I'll have to resow with better seeds. And I've no idea if they'll grow well but if not I can do an early autumn garden anyway.


I have a few things growing let me compile a list for you


I have a few things growing let me compile a list for you>>62093

spanish onions
thornless blackberries
spring onions
rainbow peppers
pine berries

also kale just need some soil potentially strawberries also


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pics from over a week ago, it's been too rainy to even go outside this week, but this is what im growing. mostly brassicas, peppers, and tomatoes. some squash or pumpkin is also growing up from last year. other stuff from previous years include the blueberry bush and mints. pineapples, celery, and spinach were saved from getting thrown away after eating. if spinach or celery goes to seed i'll move them to a big tub and they will grow from those seeds next year probably. i have no idea how to grow brassicas for the heads, i mainly just like snacking on the leaves, but regardless some broccoli are producing heads now. i don't think they have enough light, the internode lengths are really big. tomatoes are two kinds one is a big sandwich kind, the other is some small cherry-like tomatoes. have no idea which is which anymore


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Young cocoa tree, she is not growing well… i think is because of the cold weather from where i live.
I want to make my on chocolate in the future.


has it ever been fertilized or given nitrogen


Yes I used industrial fertilizer on it more than once And some homemade fertilizers too But I think the biggest obstacle to the development of this plant is the cold climate of my city, well I think I'll buy another cocoa and plant the seed in a pot indoors


oh you have over fertilized then. try flooding the base with water to flush it all out


Not exactly,this is not the first time I have planted a tree and I was already aware of the various risks of using fertilizers on plants, such as monitoring the soil acidity and being careful with the use of nitrogen on it, as nitrogen can damage the soil and etc. … I used the industrial fertilizer according to the instructions given by the same, once every 20 days use a tablespoon on the plant, I was very careful with the use of the fertilizer.
It may not look like it but this plant it's almost a year old and it should have grown a lot more, I think I'll try to plant another one in an indoors pot to avoid the cold climate of my city


reading into cacao, it seems they have a minimum temp tolerance of 60f, anything below that and leaves drop. their leaves are perennial so if that thing is only a year old it should have all of its leaves still

even indoors might be hard since they need humidity. the plants have no strategy to limit moisture loss through the leaves. they rely on just moist ground and air. so indoors the air might be too dry for them. they will need soem crazy watering for sure


> if that thing is only a year old it should have all of its leaves still
Ir does have all her leaves still, It was growing better during the summer, unfortunately this summer here in my city was cold until near the end when it started to warm up again, during this short period that stretched from the end of summer to the end of autumn the temperature rose enough and the tree gained some momentum in growth, but winter came and it stopped. nights this winter are reaching 48f on rare occasions tonight the temperature can reach 54f well i hope she survives. as for the control of the humidity for the tree indoor, I will pay close attention to that, thanks for the tip about watering it a lot, I will keep an eye on that.
i have other plants like a lemon tree and tomato, i will post a picture of them here tomorrow.


You have a cocoa tree indoors? Those grow pretty big, are you going to keep pruning it to keep it small? What about the roots?


First time gardening, started lettuce and basil seeds indoors late january. In Florida.

It all looks fucking terrible, like a gardener's worst nightmare. I can't even photograph it. One lettuce plant is doing great and thriving, but the others have either grown just to baby size or grown very tall and thin.

I'm trying another round with a bunch of herbs, cucumber and peppers. Potting up with my own mix this time instead of a gnat infested mess that is double the price.


wiz if you live in florida you can just plant lettuce any time of the year. it doesn't get cold enough, and lettuce tolerates cold really well


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I have some places indoor with enough space, But if the tree grows too big I'll just move it outside.
As I promised here are the pictures of my lemon tree, it has several new branches growing on it even though it is winter, this is surprising.


Do you guys have a discord for gardening just for wizardchan it would be nice


are you french? the visual style of that urban porch area, and general vegetation reminds me of france. i like when people in urban areas grow plants, it makes the place seem more lively and refreshing


Doesn't lettuce hate 95 degree weather?


i dont recall the average florida temp ever being much above 80. 90s are just the high of the day. there are heat resistant varieties of lettuce, also loose leaf lettuce in general does better in the heat. but you can also simply plant where it is shaded. lettuce only needs a few hours of sun, so by the time it gets hot you could have it planted so it's shaded during the hot part of the day. shade reduces temps drastically, i googled and it says 10-15f

it's probably too much work if you want a gigantic bed of lettuce to find a spot that will shade it all, but maybe you have a long fence that gets sun in the morning and then is blocked the rest of the day. spots like that are worth trying


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No, i'm a Brazilian wizard… but the city where I live in is very reminiscent of European cities, both in climate and in the style of architecture used.
I also like to grow plants in urban environments for decorative purposes and with that in mind I was thinking about starting to grow flowers as well.
also a photo of another plant of mine, a sweet pepper plant.


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the weather drove the strawberries crazy so i already had my first yield of around 20 today, i also stuck some stakes in for the sweetcorn as it they have come up and tidied up around carrots, and besides that i've been eating kale (for stir fry) and bolted onion heads (obviously the onions themselves haven't come along yet) i think it will be a good year


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A little update in the grown of muito plants, the cocoa tree didn't show much progress but my lemon tree has grown a little, and remember its winter where i live.


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beefsteak tomato is cool. i let it grow without any support since it is on the porch. the tomatos are big and juicy, ive had to fight hornworm caterpillars a while ago but it seems fine now


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corn seems to be doing something. i guess this is an ear of corn fotming? not pictured is the top of the whole plant, it looks like a big cluster of wheat or something. apparently the top part is the male flowers and the pollen falls down onto the female corn developing below to pollinate it. cool looking plant


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man i like corn, i want to have a big patch of this shit next year.


Frankly it is annoying to do gardening here. There are only a few good spots for it and I need to set up very secure fencing to keep all the critters out. Groundhogs are the worst as they will just dig under any fence.

It seems the best way to do gardening around here is to buy a house with a good lawn. But I don't want to put up with paying a mortgage and maintaining a house just for that.


do groundhogs fuck up container gardens? i feel like if it's tall enough they cant do shit


Mine's a raised bed but not very tall. If it's like those ones made out of metal roofing I imagine it would be safe from smaller animals. I should've done that, even though it takes a lot more dirt.


i've been mulching with all the cardboard boxes i get from the mail. maybe try that, i feel like it adds a lot of mass over time and it's free


oh nvm, i misread and thought you didn't fill it with enough dirt. that's an interesting problem having giant rodents trying to steal the shit you're growing. that sounds like war




>t. jimmy carter


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update on the tiger nuts with fork for scale. grew them in a 1ft diameter pot. harvesting was simple, just pull the long grass clumps out and pick the tubers from the roots. didn't see any roots or anything deeper than 4 inches. got a surprising amount considering i only initially seeded like 20 tubers. took about 120 days. i also have already eaten a handful. they become sweeter as they dry out but they are still tasty fresh. cleaning was a pain in the ass, they are dirty as shit, you gotta really scrunch them together in water to knock everything off a bunch of times. i did it until the water became moatly clear. they are hard enough you cannot damage them by hand even if you grab a handful and squeeze them to death which lwts you be aggressive with cleaning

i replanted the grass after i picked off the tubers, curious if they can grow back or form new stuff before winter. maybe what forms i will keep in the soil and let it regrow next year

overall very cool, nothing seemed to bother them as they were growing. watered maybe once a week throughout the hot summer. wonder how much ppl would pay for them at a farmer market, it's something ive never seen here im guessing as a novelty it could be profitable


first frost of the year. RIP all the outdoor plants


>RIP all the outdoor plants
Indeed they shall. Plants sleep gently throughout winter's warmth. Weep not for them for they are at peace with Earth. They will awaken come sunshine's reign to breath the Earth's great air again.

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