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solid7

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#1450370 Potting mix

Posted by solid7 on 25 April 2017 - 11:21 PM

Solid7 make sure the pot size is large

A lot of "drainage issues" are actually the pot size not being large enough so the water table is too high

 

5 gallon should be plenty

 

 

Roger on the water table. I typically choose a taller container, just for that reason. (the volume is irrelevant, as the water table is a constant, for any size or shape)

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I plan on testing this is a 5 gallon grow bag.




#1450232 How in the world did this happen?

Posted by solid7 on 25 April 2017 - 12:19 PM

I've met NECM in person, and he's a hell of a great guy. Lot of fun to hang out with in person, and he's helped me immensely over the years (on multiple forums) with all of my stupid computer questions. He's been a huge help to me, and no doubt, to countless other people.


Everyone can say that here, about someone. Pick the personalities you like, and don't get your panties in such a bind. It's a whole lot more fun when you don't take shit so seriously. ;)


#1450207 How in the world did this happen?

Posted by solid7 on 25 April 2017 - 11:04 AM

It's amazing how without face to face communication these posts can offend


What makes you think people would like you any better in person? :D


#1450190 How in the world did this happen?

Posted by solid7 on 25 April 2017 - 10:07 AM

I would like a slightly more organized version of this.


That's my experimental plot. My "neat" space is on the other side of the house.


#1450175 Potting mix

Posted by solid7 on 25 April 2017 - 08:27 AM

Me personally,
not arguing , not picking a fight , not contradicting you on purpose , not trying to convince anybody!
Just stating what I do and how it works out. And it does work , but then again I,ve never been to attached to the "norm".


No worries, mate. I never got that impression. I respect not holding the norm - I just want to figure out how this works for you, and not me.


#1450171 Carolina Reaper Flowering But No Peppers

Posted by solid7 on 25 April 2017 - 07:44 AM

You should be, I'd never have a season in DE if 85 was a hard true number. If they mean starting as in 1% less effective then sure but all sterile horse poo :)


Well, I was being diplomatic. I wanted to stop well short of authoritatively calling it bullshit. :D


#1450169 Potting mix

Posted by solid7 on 25 April 2017 - 07:40 AM

You know what? f**k it. Instead having a regionally disconnected debate about this, I'll just do a side-by-side grow this year. We'll see how it works. Perhaps you'd endeavor to join me, in growing with my mix, in your area?


#1449941 Potting mix

Posted by solid7 on 24 April 2017 - 09:56 AM

Yeah, I can't get away with that, here. It just doesn't work. You are hot and dry, we are hot, humid, and get loads of rain.
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There is so much that I want to learn about regional growing differences. We all have advantages and disadvantages, and you can never fully understand them, until you've experienced it. It's amazing what can work for one person, and be such a disaster for someone else!
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Your plants look great, by the way!


#1449858 Organic Gardening - Dynamic Accumulators

Posted by solid7 on 23 April 2017 - 09:16 PM

One thing that is also overlooked, is that you get a great deal of what you put into a plant, back out of it. To that end, every serious organic gardener should be composting their culled stock. Here you can see the remnants of my 1st tomato crop of the season, along with some other herbs.

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Recycle what you grow. You put the nutrients into that plant - part of them go into fruit, but a whole lot of them go into growing a plant. Put them back to work!
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#1449856 How in the world did this happen?

Posted by solid7 on 23 April 2017 - 09:07 PM

Don't worry, one day it will get to be too much work, and you'll reel yourself back in. A few pest problems, a couple of out of town trips, injuries, etc, etc. I've managed to get down to just a couple of small plots. (this doesn't include my tomato/tomatillo area on the other side of the house)
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#1449789 Organic Gardening - Dynamic Accumulators

Posted by solid7 on 23 April 2017 - 05:53 PM

This season, I just picked up Stinging Nettles, Purslane, Lavendar, Fenugreek, and Bloody Dock. Will be making my own supplemental fertilizers, in addition to the rabbit poo and sargassum that I made last season, and the fish fertilizer that I made during the hurricane aftermath in October.


#1449765 Caribbean Red Habanero Checkup

Posted by solid7 on 23 April 2017 - 05:02 PM

Not to worry - the first ones never do what they're supposed to. Too small, or too large - and they often don't taste quite right. But after awhile, everything settles down, and homogenizes.

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#1449739 what kind of bug is this?

Posted by solid7 on 23 April 2017 - 04:14 PM

Mods - how about a picture posting sticky? (is there are a mod, or are we in a closed loop of our own regurgitate?)


#1449734 what kind of bug is this?

Posted by solid7 on 23 April 2017 - 04:07 PM

It sounds kinda like a yellow-large-butt-like-a-spider-about-the-size-of-a-pencil-eraser bug.


#1449344 Pests are out of control!

Posted by solid7 on 22 April 2017 - 05:48 PM

No one mentioned fungi, you're being obtuse


I'm not being obtuse - you're being a dolt. We went down this rabbit hole after lek mentioned the strains of fungi that nobody seems to be able to find. Then you, without framing context, mentioned popcorn. So, from the last relevant statement, I think that this mystery fungi that only lek knows how to acquire, is something that can be brewed from popcorn.
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Read it through again, and come back and tell me that I'm wrong. Or just learn to communicate more effectively. (either is fine)