Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) 4 months, 18 days ago

Poll: Do you garden? (22 votes)

Yes 59%
No 41%

This will be my third year growing a garden. I am growing three types of tomatoes. A big white one called Great White, a purple mid size one called Paul Robeson, and a red cherry called Chadwick. I am also growing orange sweet bell peppers, black hungarian peppers, watermelon, musk melon, strawberries, grapes, stevia, cucumber, bush beans, broccoli, and lettuce. I also plan on ordering a goosberry bush, two honeyberry bushes, raspberry bush, goji berry bush. I might also order a blueberry bush, but I am not sure yet.

So are you growing a garden, and if so, what are you growing?

#1 Posted by bforrester420 (1191 posts) -

In my early 20s, I did some illicit closet gardening. Unless you consider typical homeowner landscaping, I don't grow plants that provide food.

#2 Posted by Korvus (2795 posts) -

I guess it depends, if by gardening you mean specifically fruits and vegetables not really, although I did use to help my mother with her garden where she had all sorts of fruit trees and vegetables.

If you mean gardening in general, I had for quite a few years a flower garden, mostly roses, tulips and carnations. That was before I moved to a different country though.

#3 Posted by TheFlush (5457 posts) -

Since I only have 2 balconies, no I don't.

#4 Posted by Curlyfrii87 (14909 posts) -

Yes, flowers for the front of the house, and peppers in the back! Haven't really ventured out from that the past few years.

#5 Posted by Stranger_36 (464 posts) -

No.

#6 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

If I owned an actual house with a large property in a nicer climate I might.

#7 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

@Korvus85: I planted my first rose bush this year for my girl. I got her a Floribunda rose Color is redgold.

#8 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9372 posts) -

Yeah I have a rose garden. Had it for about 6 years.

#9 Posted by Master_Live (13931 posts) -

I don't.

#10 Edited by Curlyfrii87 (14909 posts) -

@Korvus85: I planted my first rose bush this year for my girl. I got here a Floribunda rose Color is redgold.

Such a tryhard... =P

#11 Posted by XilePrincess (13111 posts) -

When I've got a house of my own with some yard space, I'll probably grow tomatoes, potatoes, onions and herbs. Maybe some raspberries too, my parents have a big row of them in the backyard and they grow back every year with very little care.

#12 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

When I've got a house of my own with some yard space, I'll probably grow tomatoes, potatoes, onions and herbs. Maybe some raspberries too, my parents have a big row of them in the backyard and they grow back every year with very little care.

If you have a patio or balcony, you can grow in pots. My strawberries and grape vine are in pots. All the berry bushes I plan on buying will all go into Smart Pots.

#13 Posted by indzman (16831 posts) -

Yup, i've a gardener who plants roses and other variety of flowers , fruit trees as mangoes or bananas or guava ( depending on season ). We 1 large garden ( For fruits ) , 1 small garden in front of house for grass walkway ad other flowers , Terrace ( for flowers ) and front balcony ( for flowers ). I personally inspect :)

#14 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

@indzman said:

Yup, i've a gardener who plants roses and other variety of flowers , fruit trees as mangoes or bananas or guava ( depending on season ). We 1 large garden ( For fruits ) , 1 small garden in front of house for grass walkway ad other flowers , Terrace ( for flowers ) and front balcony ( for flowers ). I personally inspect :)

omfg

#15 Posted by indzman (16831 posts) -

@indzman said:

Yup, i've a gardener who plants roses and other variety of flowers , fruit trees as mangoes or bananas or guava ( depending on season ). We 1 large garden ( For fruits ) , 1 small garden in front of house for grass walkway ad other flowers , Terrace ( for flowers ) and front balcony ( for flowers ). I personally inspect :)

omfg

why , wuts wrong ? =P

#16 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

@indzman said:

@Storm_Marine said:

@indzman said:

Yup, i've a gardener who plants roses and other variety of flowers , fruit trees as mangoes or bananas or guava ( depending on season ). We 1 large garden ( For fruits ) , 1 small garden in front of house for grass walkway ad other flowers , Terrace ( for flowers ) and front balcony ( for flowers ). I personally inspect :)

omfg

why , wuts wrong ? =P

Yeah I am wondering that as well. Made no sense to me at all.

#17 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

What fertilizers do you guys use? I will be using Azomite and worm castings for the first time this year. Even going to buy me a worm compost bin and 1,000 worms to make my own and save money.

Worm Factory 360 Worm Composter

#18 Posted by sukraj (21797 posts) -

No

#19 Posted by Carl_W21 (2020 posts) -

I keep grass cut and tidy, dig borders over.

Grew sunflowers one year as these were just easy to do, have laid flower beds before but dog tramples them.

Also I try to get in the garden for as much as the British Summer that I can (maybe 3 out of the 5 days.)

#20 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

@Carl_W21: My friend is growing Sunflowers this year.

Looks like I planted my rose bush correctly, because it has a lot of branches growing out of it now.

#21 Edited by Carl_W21 (2020 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa: Yea they are great to grow, don't have to be an expert - kinda why I do it some years.

I think last ones I did got to around 8 or 9 foot, the other about 6 foot - I did space plenty of seed out and saw some sprouts coming through but my dog like I mentioned just wrecks them lol so I got 2 large ones, a few got going but then died. Damn Dog.

#22 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

No, I'm a dude...I LANDSCAPE. :P But yeah, I do desert plants.

#23 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

No, I'm a dude...I LANDSCAPE. :P But yeah, I do desert plants.

lol what does you being a dude have to do with anything?

#24 Posted by Qixote (10667 posts) -

I suck at any kind of gardening. Except a garden of weeds. And not the good kind . . .

#25 Posted by killzowned24 (7296 posts) -

What fertilizers do you guys use? I will be using Azomite and worm castings for the first time this year. Even going to buy me a worm compost bin and 1,000 worms to make my own and save money.

Worm Factory 360 Worm Composter

Try the Happy Frog line from Foxfarm, it's loaded with great organics and is already inoculated with good mycorrhizae.

#26 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

I just bought me my first berry bush out of the ones I listed above. I got a Gooseberry bush. I will be planting it in a pot tomorrow. I will also be ordering my Goji Berry bush this week.

#27 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

@killzowned24 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

What fertilizers do you guys use? I will be using Azomite and worm castings for the first time this year. Even going to buy me a worm compost bin and 1,000 worms to make my own and save money.

Worm Factory 360 Worm Composter

Try the Happy Frog line from Foxfarm, it's loaded with great organics and is already inoculated with good mycorrhizae.

Yeah I am going to either get that or Ocean Forest, which is also from Foxfarm. But I am also looking at Espoma AP2 Organic Potting Mix.

#28 Posted by killzowned24 (7296 posts) -

@killzowned24 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

What fertilizers do you guys use? I will be using Azomite and worm castings for the first time this year. Even going to buy me a worm compost bin and 1,000 worms to make my own and save money.

Worm Factory 360 Worm Composter

Try the Happy Frog line from Foxfarm, it's loaded with great organics and is already inoculated with good mycorrhizae.

Yeah I am going to either get that or Ocean Forest, which is also from Foxfarm. But I am also looking at Espoma AP2 Organic Potting Mix.

I mean get the fert. I would just get the cheapest bag of any soilless mix at walmart.

#29 Posted by stationplay_4 (442 posts) -

yes just started last year actually. grew a bunch of tomatoes and kohlrabi. damn rabbits love kohlrabi though.

#30 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -
@killzowned24 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@killzowned24 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

What fertilizers do you guys use? I will be using Azomite and worm castings for the first time this year. Even going to buy me a worm compost bin and 1,000 worms to make my own and save money.

Worm Factory 360 Worm Composter

Try the Happy Frog line from Foxfarm, it's loaded with great organics and is already inoculated with good mycorrhizae.

Yeah I am going to either get that or Ocean Forest, which is also from Foxfarm. But I am also looking at Espoma AP2 Organic Potting Mix.

I mean get the fert. I would just get the cheapest bag of any soilless mix at walmart.

Oh, I see. I like Foxfarm and all, but I prefer worm castings. Plus I like recycling part of my waste and getting free fertilizer (after the startup cost of course) in return. I am going to Walmart today and will be looking to see what they have, but I don't recall ever seeing any soilless mixes there before. If I had the extra money, I would much rather just but the separate things I would want in my soil and make my own. I got too many things to buy this summer, but I hope to make my own come next year. It would be a 5 part soil. Coco fiber, worm castings, perlite, vermiculite, and azomite. I might do it when I go to put all my different berry bushes in their 7 gallon smart pots.

#32 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16732 posts) -

Well I got everything transplanted. I sure hope I get some goji berries this year. Got 3-4 years before I get any gooseberries, but my goji berry bush is 2-3 years old already according to the nursery I got it from.