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I was very disappointed to learn that the Whole Foods which was my source for coffee grounds has stopped giving them away.  Awful since they were organic and had filters in them which were good for the soil and holding in water.  Hopefully I'll find another source.  Covering my gardens in coffee grounds and dried leaves over winter has been my secret. 

 

This year I want to trellis 'tall'.  I'm thinking of 6 foot poles, maybe pvc pipe for my tomatoes which are mostly grape type. So instead of the usual 3 or 4 foot 'cage' I'll train them to grow tall. 

 

Two other things, once plants are established, I want to put good mulch down, and I want to remove the sprinkle end from my watering hose and water plants low and at their base.  Not sprinkled from above.  I'm thinking this will use less water and create less weeds.  I'll do my usual gaspacho garden of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.  Maybe try Brussel sprouts this year.

 

Maybe do a small garbage can full of potatoes.  I had a video which showed an easy way to grow'em and continually harvest them.  Its in my PPD, I should try it this year.  Nothing like fresh taters.

 

You guys, any gardening plans?   

 

 

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For sure! We're lucky enough to live in a 3-season gardening zone in NC, and we've had kale out of the garden all winter this year because it's been oddly mild. Right now sugar snaps are sprouting, leeks and garlic are fattening up, and we've got starts going for lettuces, peppers, tomatoes and basil. Soon we'll direct sow beets, daikon and edamame, as well as different perennials that we're experimenting with to attract beneficial insects.

 

Bummer about the coffee ground supply! We've taken to top dressing blueberries and azaleas with the grounds - they seem to really like it. Roses too.

 

Our experience with brussels' is that row cover is necessary because of cabbage moths. Maybe not an issue where you are, but keep your eye out - they will feast on the tender goodness if they're in the neighborhood. Nothing beats the taste of home made brussels though! Worth the effort.

 

Thanks for the thread - fun to be anticipating the bounty... :)

 

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I'm growing a lot of stuff. Like, I don't even feel like listing it all. As far as annual edibles, you name it and I'm growing it. Trying to move completely towards a Masanobu Fukuoka style garden, getting there slowly. I'll upload pics as I get some good ones. 

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I do not have my own garden, I believe that it takes a lot of time. Not sure if I could find enough time for this.

However, for me it is always a pleasure to read about other people's garden affairs, I believe that this gives an amazing experience and knowledge about interaction with nature. Therefore, I envy people gardening successfully (in a good way).

Thanks for the topic.
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On 3/14/2019 at 5:26 PM, Pavel Karavaev said:

For me it is always a pleasure to read about other people's garden affairs, I believe that this gives an amazing experience and knowledge about interaction with nature.

 

Hi Pavel Karavaev,

 

For sharing ~

 

The energy of YIN and YANG as an "unity" and not a "duality"...

 

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YIN...

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YANG...

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YIN-YANG...

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The flowers were from our garden... their root were below the soil.

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They were connected at their first chakras?

 

- Anand

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Enhance ...

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Meh ... thats the artificial way

 

I have some that do it naturally ... they 'walk' across the  forest floor, spreading gardens   :)

 

 

Neomarica northiana

 

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The leaf that the flower comes out of gets longer

 

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Several flowers will fold out and then  a bunch of green leaves, like a miniature plant . The longer supporting leaf keeps growing up until it gets heavy with growth and starts to bend down,

 

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(and if not in a pot)  touching the ground up to half a meter away, putting out roots and starting a new plant, which will do the same and take another 'step' .    Eventually you have a big patch , some mornings I have had over 60 flowers out around the cabin, spectacular when they bloom along with the  sugar frosted coral bromeliads  ( Billbergia pyramidalis)

 

 

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2 hours ago, Nungali said:

Meh ... thats the artificial way

 

Hi Nungali,Nun

 

My fake mango tree this Lunar New Year ~ Year of the Pig...

 

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The fruits - saccharine sweet.

 

- Anand

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1 hour ago, Nungali said:

Can I have one of those mangoes ?

 

Hi Nungali,

 

Sure ~ let me pick one for you...

 

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Here you are ..

 

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100% organic.

Real ~ magic.

 

- Anand

 

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53 minutes ago, Nungali said:

The serpent which came forth...

 

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Mango's best friend...

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7 hours ago, Nungali said:

The flame which came forth from Nun...

 

HOT!

 

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What happened to those dogs ... the bun looks pale and soft, the dog looks pale and soft and squishy ... even the mustard looks pale !

 

Aussie equivalent is the Bunnings sossy sanga

 

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Mhe .... that doesnt look to good .  

 

I'll wrap it in paper and string so it looks  like a  'boutique'  sossy sanga  ...

 

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WOW  !  

 

... to be washed down with  ;

 

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 then you be happy

 

... now.  back to gardening !

 

Its  been raining a lot. thats good, (  some mega thunder and lightning yesterday )   I have a HUGE bed of  coriander coming up . Just harvested all the French shallots  and got about 3 dragon fruits coming along  - dark red ones

 

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2 hours ago, Nungali said:

... now  back to gardening !

It's  been raining a lot. that's good, (some mega thunder and lightning yesterday)

 

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Nun - keep dry and safe .

 

- Anand

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Where is your garden Limi ?  What type of climate and  location ? 

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On 17.03.2019 at 1:57 AM, Nungali said:

I have some that do it naturally ... they 'walk' across the  forest floor, spreading gardens   :)

 

 

Neomarica northiana


Ha ha. That is great!
  To me, it looks like an easy way to make my own garden - just give it a "walk" :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Nungali said:

Where is your garden Limi ?  What type of climate and  location ?

 

Hi Nun,

 

I had downloaded the rainy photos from the Web.

 

The following are from my garden.

 

(a) I took these photos whilst having breakfast under my 'fake mangoes' tree this morning...

 

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(b) These are the latest addition to my garden - I bought them last weekend...

 

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(c) The following are/were my hibiscus blooms...

 

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(d) I am based in Singapore which is almost at the equator.

 

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Tropical Singapore at the equator.

 

It is a small city state ~ about half the size of Los Angeles (1,302 square kilometers). As a city within a garden - its 'Garden by the Bay' is popular...

 

 

 

- Anand

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Equatorial !   Now that would be different  . I am in a sub-tropical area ,  but fairly  'temperate' .

 

 

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- just far enough north for mangoes , pineapples and bamboo . 

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.... ah nuts !   My map didnt show  ^ .

 

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... that far right dark blue bit ...^

 

 

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4 hours ago, Nungali said:

I am in a sub-tropical area ,  but fairly  'temperate.

 

Hi Nun,

 

My first trip to a 'Western' country was Australia when I was on my first job.

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It was the first time that I saw window-box flowers. 

 

I was stopped in my tracks...

 

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I only need to close my eyes now...

 

- Anand

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today's lunch  from the garden

 

 

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Green papaya  salad

 

 

( and with the rest of the limes

 

 

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2 hours ago, Nungali said:

Today's lunch  from the garden:

Green papaya  salad

- ... limes

 

Guests...

                               Mr & Mrs  Foodie Salivator

 

 

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