@applestar, I couldn't find that reference. do you still have it?
But isn't that the garlic I see, growing up through the chickweed?
Yes some of the garlic tops can be seen. There was a lot of volunteer cilantro in there but it can no longer be seen.
There’s a video embedded in this post. I think I talked about it some more elsewhere but will have to look. Some of the other posts in the thread including pepperhead’s might be of interest.Vanisle_BC wrote: ↑Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:10 pm@applestar, I couldn't find that reference. do you still have it?
applestar wrote: ↑Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:09 amI really don’t know what the best mode of winter protection is for your area. In my area, the winter is much more severe.
You might want to try watching some of this vlogger’s videos even though captions are in Japanese and there is no dialog. I estimate he is in Zone 8b. In this video, he puts low tunnels of vented poly over his onions and garlic which are planted in raised rows covered with plastic mulch with planting holes. In an earlier video — few days ago? — he sprinkled rice hulls at the base of each onion and garlic.
Vegetable Garden Diary 2019-11-11 Preparing for Winter
There's nothing in that video about short rows, or about peas. I have my own way of growing them, but thought someone else's innovative design might be interesting.applestar wrote: ↑Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:35 pmThere’s a video embedded in this post.Vanisle_BC wrote: ↑Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:10 pm@applestar, I couldn't find that reference. do you still have it?
We don't have tree hanging Spanish moss in TN. When we travel we see it near the ocean in warm humid places south/east coast area and Gulf area.applestar wrote: ↑Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:33 pmThose kind of barrel-shaped eggs look like stinkbug eggs — I didn’t know they stink when smashed. I usually put them whole in my soapy water cup (universal bug death catch all).
I’ve seen the green stuff in birdhouses before — typically chickadees — I always thought that was moss or lichen? Soft and cushie bed for the babies. In your case, could they be those hanging tree moss? ... oh what are they called? We don’t have them here, but I’ve seen them in Virginia, so probably they grow in Tennessee, too.
...around noon FoxNews reported that internet and cell phone in your area is down due to that bombing in Nashville. I hope you are all doing OK and enjoying your Christmas despite it all.
@Gary350 : Here's something I'd copy/pasted & saved a while ago. Don't know where I found it. (I have few Daikon in the ground now.) .....
@Gary350 you probably know this, but onion & leek are plants with very short seed life - often quoted as just one year. I try to save my own seed but I like to grow 2 onion varieties (short day around here), a red and a white. Keeping them from crossing is a bit of a pain so I often end up buying new seed from a source I trust. I could buy sets locally but they are seldom labeled as to variety - just 'red' or 'yellow.'
When I say I want to grow BIG onions I mean, onions larger than golf balls, I sometimes get 2" diameter onions. It takes 4 to 6 little onions to equal a bigger grocery store onion. 6 small onions are a lot of work to peal vs 1 larger store onion but we love all the green tops from 200 small onions. I ordered onion seeds. I also want to buy, starts. I need several seed catalogs to see what I can buy & prices. Garden stores use to sell starts but they were generic no name onions that only grew tops. I will try several experiments to see what works best this year.Vanisle_BC wrote: ↑Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:56 pm@Gary350 you probably know this, but onion & leek are plants with very short seed life - often quoted as just one year. I try to save my own seed but I like to grow 2 onion varieties (short day around here), a red and a white. Keeping them from crossing is a bit of a pain so I often end up buying new seed from a source I trust. I could buy sets locally but they are seldom labeled as to variety - just 'red' or 'yellow.'
'Ailsa Craig' is supposed to grow very large - I know you want to grow BIG onions - but from its name (a Scottish island) I assume it would be short-day type.
By the way just one onion flower makes hundreds of seeds.
I like your idea of crossing something invasive with tomatoes!
I've begun to think that's the only kind there is if you grow from seed. Those tight-headed things in the grocery store must have been cloned in a lab.!
Saw dust is good after it has been composted a whole other wise it pulls nitrogen from the soil.
Yes I tested my soil in 8 places a month ago with PH paper it is 6 ph. Wood ash is alkaline but rain makes it go away fairly quick. I use wood ash on certain plants that need it like, tomatoes & peppers they need potassium & calcium. I like to mix wood ash with 5 gallons of water then use water to water my plants this gives me good fertilizer control. Water & oxygen in the air makes LYE in wood ash neutralize and be gone in about 2 days. We get a lot of rain almost every day this time of the year. I use to take soil samples to be tested but they tell me what I already know from testing it myself. Each plant needs its own specific fertilizer it does not last very long in the soil either. I try to remember to fertilized each plant once a week all summer with the fertilizer that each plant likes. This pack of ph paper was 99 cents on Ebay.