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« on: September 04, 2015, 08:06:10 PM »

Here's a number of plant pictures taken today. The camera took better pictures than ever.. because the battery was dying. Well I put new batteries in it again, so I expect I'll be back to it always having focus and flash problems.





The above are my 72 seedling packs, I have two more of these I haven't filled up yet. As you can see I am trying to root a lot of [edit: yew] cuttings. I number the containers and keep a little piece of paper with a chart of what is planted where.

So I'll include the chart for these first batches here. The upper left of the lower picture is some individual rooted cuttings for hickory, service berry, perfect red currant, loganberry. Next slot to the right, san marzano tomatoes, next roma tomatoes, next English thyme, next Oregon Blue garlic, next Northern white garlic, now from the bottom left, Italian parsley, chatennay red carrot, Greek Oregano, Siberian Garlic, Elephant Garlic, Vietnamese Red Garlic.

Now the other pack. Sugar snap peas, tripl crop tomato, sakurajima radish (giant radish, big as a pumpkin), luffa sponge, some more individually rooted cuttings, some mostly  unsprouted as yet seeds and beans, and then just a ton of Yew clippings.

The big fruiting stuff like the radish, and some sweet sugar pie pumpkins I used to have in there, well, the pumpkins are unlikely to fruit enough before it gets too cold, but I am going to rush to build some mini-green houses for them out of some windows I found on the curbside and see if I can't get one or two bits of produce out of them.

The tomatoes are the only other big fruit plant I am going to have it difficult with when I move them indoors, as the bigger the fruit the more light they need. Hence my grow light and future plans for larger windows or even perhaps a skylight in the attic which I have happily found one can stand up in the middle of.



Bissetti bamboo, one of the cold hardiest bamboos there is. I hope someday to harvest bamboo canes for crafts and other useful purposes (like staking tomatoes). The first one withered, it was scorched looking when it arrived.. but the root might still be alive where it was planted.



This is the top hat blueberry bush that only will grow about 2 feet tall and wide, so a permanent pot plant. It was completely transplant shocked but now is at least mostly green if a bit tiny.



A random pretty weed I would like to ID.



A sweet sugar pie pumpkin that is going to have to be glass encased if it'll ever fruit and even then, I highly doubt it, not enough time.



After I IDed this odd hanging berry bush I found out a lot of interesting things about this poisonous Southern delicacy.



These are called forever plants, but when I look them up online I can't find them anywhere by that name. Still when I grew up, when we had these plants, these were called forever plants by folks.



I don't know what the above is, but I hope to find out someday.



A little emerald green arborvitae.



A little bigger American arborvitae.

And no picture of the even bigger, green giant arborvitae. The camera's batteries died right then and there!

I planted three arborvitae all in a row, big, medium, smallest, and decided to watch how fast they grew and which variety I liked best. All with an eye towards a hedge of one kind in the potential future.

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 02:50:37 PM »

Thanks for sharing those pictures with us, Shin!  What a wonderful assortment of plants and vegetables you are growing!  I really like that berry bush, and the weeds with the purple flowers are very pretty too!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 02:09:28 AM »

Well my sproutlings and seedlings are growing up!

So I have ordered a few 'grow bags' to see if they will be good for the next containers. I was just looking for the cheapest possible containers but I think I might grow to like these grow bags as alternatives to plastic pots.

They're basically like lunch bags for plants, that fill out nicely when dirt is poured in.

We had a lot of rain recently thankfully so everything is happier for it, I can see I need to water the plants more normally, they are always flourishing best after a good rain.

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 09:26:50 PM »

We had a tremendous storm yesterday afternoon, 2.60 inches of rain and tons of pea and marble sized hail in 15 minutes. It looked like it had just snowed after the storm and was very chilly.

It started as the blackest sky I have ever seen, and came on really quick.  Thank you God for no tornados but the winds reached 80 mph, according to our weather observer.

Our flowers and garden are done for the year!  Nothing but sticks.
No damage to the house or car so we were pretty happy.

We cleaned up what we could and are now getting  firewood around town from downed limbs and a few trees.  Our birds  and the possum babies are fine, my two old banty hens took cover in an electrical cable spool  in the corner of their pen that serves as their coop at night.  I'd say that is a testament to the sturdyness of those things!
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 08:31:47 PM »

Dear me, what a loss! Everything sticks! I am glad your birds and possums came through it fine.

It is all God's weather, so surrender to Providence with gladness.. An act of virtue.. Cheesy It is at the end of the season rather than the beginning thankfully too no?

Do you have tornadoes much where you are?

For sure those electric cable spools sure are useful aren't they? They can make nice coffee tables painted too.  Cheesy

I ordered a lot of inexpensive bushes that arrive looking like dead sticks.. perhaps some of them are and I will have to get the guarantee to take care of it..

Here's one that looks like a dead stick and then a  bit over a week later. . .





That's a perfect red currant bush!
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015, 11:16:14 AM »

You are going to be a busy man when all those bushes start bearing.

I like the idea of growing the bush to sell it.   I have thought of doing that myself.
And I am encouraging Michael to grow flowers to cut and sell to the local flower shop.
Since we are in the middle nowhere, they would appreciate some flowers that don't have to be ordered and shipped fed-ex.
 
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 07:19:15 PM »

                My grandmother has red currant berry bushes. She cans currant jelly.
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 03:06:39 PM »

There's nothing like having a wonderful grandmother.

It is a little over 2 years now that my dear Granna passed away. Her birthday would be the 12th.

Treasure your wonderful grandmother! Cheesy
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