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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2017, 05:15:37 AM »

Load of crap, I say. The problem isn't producing food, it's distributing it. What's the point of everybody who has a garden producing food only to have it rot in heaps?

Canning and/or pickling is the answer.  The food could be stored for months, if not years, and the excess shipped elsewhere.  But this supposes everyone with a yard is capable of producing a garden.
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 05:27:27 PM »
I like this thread! I'll show you part of what's been sucking many of my summer hours away.
I do not have a green thumb at ALL. But I guess I live in a fertile area, and compost helps a lot too!

This was from today. I'm gonna pickle those jalapeños and turn those banana peppers into spice for cooking and grilling.

This was a surprise.... I guess we threw pumpkin guts in our compost pile and this perfect little pumpkin came from one of those seeds.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with my big beautiful gourds, maybe some purple Martin houses? Maybe paint them? Maybe give them to someone who has great ideas.

Regular sized cucumbers (Sooooo many of those....i was giving them away to anyone who would eat them)

Super sweet plums

Pickling cucumbers (again, my plants produced LOADS of these- it's a good thing my family loves pickles)

Okra!
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2017, 05:59:32 PM »
The photos are gorgeous. I can almost smell the plants.

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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2017, 07:11:20 PM »
I chopped a tomato up and planted the bits. The seeds grew and now I 8 tomatoes growing in the garden!
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2017, 11:10:25 PM »
Sweet! Tomatoes are my favorite! Next year I'm gonna have to get very stern about cutting tomato plants back. They get so out of control!
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2017, 12:37:00 AM »
Those look incredible, Dragonia! It seems your thumb is greener than you think.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2017, 08:48:33 AM »
I've heard that one can grow tomatoes upside down in an old Coke bottle, suspended from the ceiling. I would like to try that on my balcony. Has anyone here done that? I would appreciate some tips.

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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 11:37:39 AM »
I've heard that one can grow tomatoes upside down in an old Coke bottle, suspended from the ceiling. I would like to try that on my balcony. Has anyone here done that? I would appreciate some tips.
Don't fall off the balcony when you pick them!
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2017, 12:16:55 PM »
I've heard that one can grow tomatoes upside down in an old Coke bottle, suspended from the ceiling. I would like to try that on my balcony. Has anyone here done that? I would appreciate some tips.
Don't fall off the balcony when you pick them!

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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2017, 05:33:44 PM »
I've heard that one can grow tomatoes upside down in an old Coke bottle, suspended from the ceiling. I would like to try that on my balcony. Has anyone here done that? I would appreciate some tips.
Ok, I'm really no expert, but I think there would be 3 things to keep in mind about this kind of growing.
1. Remember that soil gets REALLY heavy when wet, so make sure your hanging apparatus can hold a lot of weight.
2. Lots of sunshine is really important to strong growth, which may be hard to achieve under a balcony.
3. If you have enough sun, it will dry your dirt out pretty quickly, so you need to make sure to keep up with the watering.

I've tried growing strawberries upside down in a similar set up, but it was a miserable failure for me. Let's just call it a stepping stone towards learning! I hope you have far greater success than me  ;D
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2017, 06:06:24 PM »
I've heard that one can grow tomatoes upside down in an old Coke bottle, suspended from the ceiling. I would like to try that on my balcony. Has anyone here done that? I would appreciate some tips.
Ok, I'm really no expert, but I think there would be 3 things to keep in mind about this kind of growing.
1. Remember that soil gets REALLY heavy when wet, so make sure your hanging apparatus can hold a lot of weight.
2. Lots of sunshine is really important to strong growth, which may be hard to achieve under a balcony.
3. If you have enough sun, it will dry your dirt out pretty quickly, so you need to make sure to keep up with the watering.

I've tried growing strawberries upside down in a similar set up, but it was a miserable failure for me. Let's just call it a stepping stone towards learning! I hope you have far greater success than me  ;D

Thank you for taking the trouble, Dragonia. I will give it a bash some time and report back. The days are getting warmer now, so I'll give it another few weeks.