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Topics I've Started

Companion observation

25 June 2018 - 08:25 AM

This topic has been brought up frequently. I always plants various herbs around my peppers to repel pests. I must not have been paying attention to how much slugs like basil before this year. I mean, they really like it. I also noticed that the peppers I have that are planted by volunteer cilantro and catnip are bar-none the healthiest. That's just a coincidence, but I like the results (from this small sample size)...

Wet weather

01 June 2018 - 06:43 AM

My peppers did ok last year, but it was very wet and mild. It seems to be shaping up the same way. Here in NJ, I can't get out the cycle of wet and gray. Most of the last 3 weeks seems to have been rain of some kind. This did in my tomatoes last year. The peppers were mostly ok, but definitely affected. 

NY Metro Growers (or anywhere that is drenched)

17 May 2018 - 04:13 PM

Have you gotten your peppers in ground yet, if you grow there? It has been such a slop fest of rain and muck that I haven't done anything this whole week...until now. I got some peppers and eggplant in pots. Everything is a bit peaked due to all the overcast, which I assume is going to affect them; they're definitely cold hardened, but I don't think they've gotten enough sun despite that I've had them in the GH for a few weeks. I prepped a tomato bed. But I'm going to have to power through the rain this weekend. Hopefully there are breaks here and there...


16 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

Just got my ginger in the ground. I'm hoping it grows well. I've been babying it for 2 months indoors and the roots/rhizomes grew out nicely. Another ginger grower in zone 5 (I think) has had his out for weeks now, so I should be good. 


Anyone else grow ginger in zone 6 or elsewhere? Is it easy to save some of the crop for next year's seed?

Growing in shae

26 April 2018 - 08:04 AM

I have one shaded bed in my yard. I've read that Asian greens grow well in shade. Stuff like pac choi. Anyone have experience with that, or any suggestions on growing edibles in mostly shade? Thanks