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Gardening

Discussion in 'Member Hobbies' started by Nautical Gator, Dec 19, 2015.


  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Another hobby of mine is Gardening


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  2. John Reid

    John Reid Powder Monkey

    Great looking garden. I grow hops and veggies in about a 1/2 acre plot. What are you using for your weed blocking material in the pic looks like it works quite well.
     
  3. Nocatfish

    Nocatfish Seaworthy

    Looks like you got some nice greens and cabbage going there. Heck of a garden.
     
  4. Alps

    Alps Swashbuckler

    Looks less like 'gardening' and more like 'farming'. :confused: Good on you. Healthy eating there. Plenty to go with fish tacos, seafood gumbo, etc.
    Very well maintained, thumbs-up.
     
  5. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    First of I have a tiller, and turn under the garden a few times before planting, this kills all the roots. Then when the weeds start I spray

    41% Gly Star® Plus Glyphosate Herbicide, 2-1/2 Gallon
    Gly Star® Plus is a non-selective herbicide used to kill a wide selection of weeds and woody brush. The active ingredient in Gly Star® Plus is glyphosate. The glyphosate concentration is 41 percent. Used as directed, this herbicide will help control weeds around fence lines, landscaping edges, building foundations and more. This herbicide will help you control over 100 weeds if used properly. See product labeling for mix ratios and use.
     
  6. John Reid

    John Reid Powder Monkey

    Yeah I use the same stuff. I use the exterminator sold at Walmart. I just bought 7 gallons of concentrate (each makes 85 gallons) yesterday for $9 per gallon marked down for winter. What a steal. I need to spray several acres next year to redo my food plots for the whitetail. For weed control I also put 3 foot plastic between rows and mulch between the plants with straw. I irrigate with "mister landscaper" by placing a dripper on each plant. Allows a deep soaking to each plant in 10 minutes but doesn't put water where I don't want it. Last season I had a great yield of sweet corn, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, bell and jalepeno peppers, okra, squash, cucumbers, asparagus, green beans, and several varieties of lettuce.
     
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  7. Goggle Eye

    Goggle Eye Seaman Recruit

    Now I know where to get my produce from. :eatin pizza:
     
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  8. John Reid

    John Reid Powder Monkey

    Correction on the walmart spray it is the eliminator. Same chemical as roundup butg twice the concentration at 41%
     
  9. John Reid

    John Reid Powder Monkey

    The 24 cu ft freezer is quite full of produce plus 220 lbs of venison and a bunch of fish. Everyone plans to come to my house if the apocalypse happens lol...
     
  10. ashley robinson

    ashley robinson Greenhorn

    Very nice! We have a small chicken farm, gardening is our next venture.
     
  11. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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  12. duffy

    duffy Blackbeard

    Very nice garden. I used to spray and used synthetic fertilizers. After my eyes were opened to all the harmful chemicals used in our society my family and I went almost 100% organic. We actually make our own deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, sunscreen, lotion, and essential oils. We sold them for a while and did well but a lot of work. We still make for our family.

    Anyway, I saw a study that shows America with more than double the cancer rate than any other country. They correlated it to pesticides/herbicides in our food and our health care products. Take a look into either and you will see what I am talking about. So that was when we made the switch.

    In farming, going all organic, especially in Florida, has been very challenging. Sometimes we lose the battle to pests and disease but I feel better about it. If you have a plan in place to combat everything you face here you have a chance. We do a lot of companion planting, and will use OMRI approved sprays for pests and disease.

    Back to the post. You have a very nice garden. Would love to check it out sometime and I will brings some seeds and plants as presents. LOL
     
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  13. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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  14. Jeepster

    Jeepster Boatswain

    Miracle Grow works wonders.
     
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  15. duffy

    duffy Blackbeard

    Bt is what we use for worms. Also look into companion planting.
     
  16. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    that's too difficult to do... I plant all in rows...

    Just tilled it under yesturday

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    and got some seeds today, going to start to germinatethem this week.

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  17. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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  18. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Damn, that’s a large variety you are planting. Thumbsup1:::1
    I absolutely hate yard work and have never had any desire to do a garden. I’m at the mercy of the local farmer’s market and grocery store :p
     
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  19. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    don't worry I'll let you come and pick some Smiley Laughing018::1
     
  20. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Planted the seeds so that they can germinate, set them in front of my french doors out of direct sunlight. Let's see if they grow?

    Monday the 10th
    144 seeded plants

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