Do you garden?

Discussion in 'Gardening, Plant Propegation, & Farming' started by FuZyOn, Jun 14, 2016.

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  1. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Expert Member
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    I have to admit that I'm not the most experienced when it comes to gardening and I tend to overlook it when I'm out and about surviving, I'm not the most patient person and I haven't done my research properly.
    From what I've read it's a pretty important thing for survivors.
     
  2. Corzhens

    Corzhens Master Survivalist
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    I was born and raised in a city apartment so you can guess that I have no gardening background. But I had married a gardener so I got a sort of orientation with gardening. But our garden is more of edibles and just a few ornamental plants for me. Even our trees are all fruit trees like mango, sugar apple, star fruit and cashew and banana. With the plants, they are more of vegetables and crops like cassava and corn.

    Maybe I can plant vegetables on my own but I would need guidance from my husband since I am not well experienced yet. All I do is to watch how they plant and how they harvest. That's the most likable part of gardening for me - the harvesting of the produce. Today we had a good harvest of Indian mangoes that we gave away most and left us a few pieces. IMG_2437 indian mango tiklis.jpg
     
  3. Tom Williams

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    Is 3acres a garden or a farm ?guess 6acres with strawberries and grape added into it. Then there is the fruit trees allso
     
  4. Valerie

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    I love gardening. Ever since I was little I have had garden plots. Raising vegetables and herbs has been a long standing hobby of my family.
    Now that I'm on my own, in Japan, I'm still raising indoor edible plants and vegetables.
     
  5. chelsknits

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    I haven't started gardening yet but I'm planning on starting very soon. If you have a problem with patience (which I do too, so I completely understand!), you can always grow some crops that grow faster. I've heard radishes can grow in a matter of a couple weeks. Something like tomatoes or green beans are great to grow too, since once they get going they grow so fast that it feels very rewarding. I used to grow them and I was able to go into the garden every day and come out with tomatoes and green beans. It gave me the motivation I needed to keep caring for everything else that grew less fast.
     
  6. cluckeyo

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    Mr. Cluckeyo is an expert gardener. Though I am an official Master Gardener and he is not, he still knows lots more than me. And he has grown some beautiful gardens over the years! Some years are really fabulous, some years we are beaten before we ever get started. A lot depends on the weather and how the rainy season goes in the spring. If you ask him what you need to grow a great garden, he will tell you,"Lots of water and turkey sh@@"!
     
  7. jonthai

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    Yes I do! I've been planting for about a year now and I love it!I usually plant mint, onions, and cherry tomatoes for cooking purposes and they seem to grow well even in adverse conditions.
     
  8. filmjunkie08

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    Oh, yes. I had lettuce and onions until we ate them and shared them with neighbors. I am still growing okra, bell peppers, green beans, blackberries, and corn. I am even toying with the idea of getting growing lights so I can grow all year round in my sunroom.
     
  9. lucidcuber

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    I have grown radishes and tomatoes. I want to try potatoes soon, but an not exactly sure what the process is, because it's a little more different than other vegetables. Radishes and carrot are simply a case of dropping seeds into a pot and occasionally watering. Potatoes are a little more difficult because they are grown in the ground rather than in pots, and you have to be careful with spacing etc.
     
  10. chelsknits

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    I've been wanting to try growing lettuce myself. I heard of one kind that you can keep trimming the leaves off of and it'll continue to grow but I can't think of what it was.
     
  11. chelsknits

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    Do carrots grow well in pots? I would love to start growing them but I didn't think that a pot would be deep enough to grow them in.
     
  12. amonda

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    Gardening can be fun. In my personal experience, the easiest ground provision to grow are sweet potatoes. Within a month or so, you can expect to have two extra buds.
     
  13. lonewolf

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    if someone dosent garden and dosent know how to grow food they aren't going to live very long past the initial SHTF event.
     
  14. filmjunkie08

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    I am not an experinced gardener either. But i can see that with every garden i learn and become better at it. I like the idea that i am not ingesting pesticides when i eat from the garden. I hope to have a small gatden this fall, too.
     
  15. amelia88

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    I do, yes. Right now we have tomatoes and cucumbers growing really well, and we have some herbs too (basil, rosemary, sage and cilantro).

    I would ideally like to have more space to grow, but living in Japan right now my yard area is very small - but I'm doing the best I can with the space I have available. My ultimate goal is to have enough land to be basically self sufficient with fruits, vegetables and herbs.
     
  16. iamawriter

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    I am a passionate gardener. We shifted from the city to a semi rural setting just so that I can give vent to my passion. Our garden is now up with several fruit trees, plenty of perennial and seasonal flowers, a water fall, collage1.jpg a terrace garden and a birdbath.

    This collage has pictures of fruits and other crops that grow in our garden
     
  17. TravelDiva77

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    Yes, you can grow carrots in pots. Just make sure you plan short carrots like Danvers 126.
     
  18. Sino

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    Actually, no, I don't garden, but I always wanted to since I was very young but I unfortunately have not had the time to lately. I remember when I was a kid my mom would always take me out to her garden with her and I'd help with picking the vegetables.
     
  19. scaruso3

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    I do not garden in particular, but I have family members who do. They love to grow their own produce without having to worry about if there are any chemicals or pesticides in them. Plus, it is economically cheaper because over time you will make your money back. My family members say the food they grow tastes better than store bought food.
     
  20. jeager

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    yes. Click link.

    Not all carrots are long ones. Many varieties, many are short. All taste good.
    http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Carrots-in-Pots
     
  21. Harrysung

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    Not again, but I used to. Gardening was the way I used to use to help reduces my parents market expenses. I grow the basic crops we use mostly in the kitchen, crops like tomatoes, vegetables, pepper, beans, okra and onions.
     
  22. WildSpirit

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    No, but my parents yes (and they love it!). They have a vegetable garden in front of our house that they care for. The vegetable garden is based on tomato, potato, corn, carrot and lettuce.

    I particularly didn't understand anything about gardening, and today... The little that I know was thanks to my parents. I asked them to teach me so I could help them from time to time and as they don't usually complain about what I do, I believe that I'm doing a good job. :)
     
  23. Neiltarquin

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    Im into gardening. I enjoyed it alot. Plus it's so rewarding that you can actually eat your bounty. Bybthe way im more into vegetable gardening.
     
  24. explorerx7

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    When I was growing up I was always involved in the planting of vegetables. Nowadays, I only maintain a small plot of flowers because where I am living there is a very small area available for planting anything so I just opt to do some flowers.
     
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