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Old 01-16-2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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Just got my grow table set up in furnace room in basement. Planted red, yellow, orange peppers.

Will plant tomatoes in couple of weeks.

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Yup, been doing much the same except in the ground, tho I did start some seedlings in the greenhouse. Most of the garden is already planted with cold weather crops, all planted last week other than the onions which I already had in. Thinking of planting taters next week when it warms up again them covering with a bunch of hay to keep the dirt warm.

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Just 2 months until Saint Patrick's day and tater plantiy
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My garden is frozen to 8" down. Only thing growing are ice crystals.
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We don't normally get to much planted until Late May even then can get snow and frost.
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We're in a new place now and looking forward to a new garden... Already have existing raspberries and a bunch of horseradish in place. Think we'll expand the existing garden and add the usual corn, tomatoes, and beans.
Might even get the chance to fire up the aeroponic system this year

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See that old Westinghouse oven, range in background? Took that out of an old odd fellows lodge I tore down in a small town here years ago.

Don't know why I kept it, know anybody who is into antique appliances, let me know. It's as nice of shape as you'll ever find.

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Uhm yeah sure. Now show us the medicinal crop.
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Going to try and plant some Carolina reaper peppers this year assuming they finish our grading and get grass in

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Going to try and plant some Carolina reaper peppers this year assuming they finish our grading and get grass in

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Careful, those will burn on the way out too.

An odd fact I learned, birds are not affected by the heat of hot peppers, no taste buds I guess. Deer must not be either cause I've had those bastages eat all kinds of hot peppers.
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Once I figured out the timer to my grow lights, 5 out of 6 sprouted

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Once I figured out the timer to my grow lights, 5 out of 6 sprouted

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5 weeks? the light doesn't really have anything to do with getting them to germinate. was the room warm enough? you sure the seed is good?

which spectrum bulb are you using? different opinions on which to use, i use 2 cool white. try to lower the light to about 2" - 4" away from the seedlings. more light is good, helps them from getting too spindly and weak.

do you do raised beds or in the ground?

not sure what i'm gonna do this year as i had shoulder surgery and can't fire up the tiller until at least late june or july. maybe hire a neighbor kid?
i have a few raised beds that i was gonna tear out and go all in ground again, but may have to do those again cause it'll be easier.
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I’ve been saving job site lumber scraps to make new raised planter boxes this year. I have a bunch of trex left over, think I’ll try building some 2x2’ boxes from it.
I’ve tried growing from seed but my green thumb must be broken, never turns out well. We’re getting snow today, I usually can’t plant here until mid May.
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I had to run a space heater in the greenhouse to make the seeds sprout. Tomatoes, peppers and a couple of varities of lettuce have all sprouted. It's hard to find organic/heirloom plants at the nurseries here so I've been forced to use seed on most everything.

Some of my onions were killed by the couple of hard freezes we had but I had several hundred planted so not too big a deal. Several rows of taters have been planted but not breaking out of the ground yet. Strawberries are blooming with some berries formed up. Several rows of beets and swiss chard have busted ground and growing. Apple and peach trees in bloom.

Asparagus are starting to pop out and I've been munching on them already. Just finished off some spinach salad with some blue cheese dressing. Looks to be a good year out in the garden. To top it off SNL killed and butchered several pigs on one of his guided night hunts on some ranch in far south Texas. Looks like we'll be grinding, stuffing and grilling soon. Life is great in south Texas boys!
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Found out I had the wrong type of bulbs for my grow light. Gee, where are the stoners when you have a technical question like that? Anyway, got the proper bulbs in, and planted 15 beef steak and 15 Romas.

Curious how this goes, I've never grown plants in my basement.

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