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Roaming Bull

Anyone do any gardening?

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I’ve been growing, or trying to grow a few things. I was wondering if anyone else on here has tried their hand at cultivating some plants? I have a few fruits, two blackberry brambles, two blueberry bushes,  and a dwarf orange tree in pots thus far. I have three 5x3ish boxes for growing other stuff. I planted some fall vegetables: beets, radishes, spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, onions, peas, and carrots. Trying to #urbanfarm 

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You should check out this:

https://gardentowerproject.com/learning-center/vermicomposting/

This was back in June when we had zucchini, pumpkin, green beans, radishes, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes and various herbs in the tower at the same time.

Also pictured my bonsai-in-training bald cypress and swamp tupelo, and my yellow pitcher plant.

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I do a handful of herbs, tomatoes, and pineapple.

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13 hours ago, George Jenkins said:

You should check out this:

https://gardentowerproject.com/learning-center/vermicomposting/

This was back in June when we had zucchini, pumpkin, green beans, radishes, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes and various herbs in the tower at the same time.

Also pictured my bonsai-in-training bald cypress and swamp tupelo, and my yellow pitcher plant.

20180609_173730.jpg

That’s pretty sweet. I’ve seen the towers before, but never attempted to use one

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On 9/22/2018 at 4:13 PM, Roaming Bull said:

I’ve been growing, or trying to grow a few things. I was wondering if anyone else on here has tried their hand at cultivating some plants? I have a few fruits, two blackberry brambles, two blueberry bushes,  and a dwarf orange tree in pots thus far. I have three 5x3ish boxes for growing other stuff. I planted some fall vegetables: beets, radishes, spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, onions, peas, and carrots. Trying to #urbanfarm 

5D1FBF95-70FA-4A36-87E4-7AA34AACE43E.jpeg

 

I used to grow... a LOT

But gave it up a year or 2 ago since there was/is a strong possibility of moving north.

I used to grow all sorts of stuff.

Citrus trees (oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats about 8 total?), 2-3 each pears, apples, cherry. Also blackberry and raspberry.

Got dwarf varieties of them 

Had 5 avocado trees, 6 mango trees.  And about 15 blueberries.

From fall to spring all sorts of veggies. Lettuce, kale, strawberries, cucumbers, broccoli, peas, squash, tomatoes, carrots, onions even tried corn,  (other stuff I can't remember or tired once/twice) Pretty much a full time hobby.  Takes a lot of work (especially since I did everything organically), but the harvest can be pretty rewarding.


 

Here is a great guide on when to plant veggies in different Florida locations:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021

If you search the Internet for IFAS and a crop, you should get results regarding growing that in florida.

Example: IFAS Apple.

 

The central Florida region is pretty much the lowest part you can plant some of the fruit trees using new Low Chill varieties... and the northern part of growing tropical fruits that will get damaged/killed by hard freezes further north (we do get freezes here, but much more manageable temp and time/occurrences in protecting the trees) 

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6 hours ago, Dogma said:

 

I used to grow... a LOT

But gave it up a year or 2 ago since there was/is a strong possibility of moving north.

I used to grow all sorts of stuff.

Citrus trees (oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats about 8 total?), 2-3 each pears, apples, cherry. Also blackberry and raspberry.

Got dwarf varieties of them 

Had 5 avocado trees, 6 mango trees.  And about 15 blueberries.

From fall to spring all sorts of veggies. Lettuce, kale, strawberries, cucumbers, broccoli, peas, squash, tomatoes, carrots, onions even tried corn,  (other stuff I can't remember or tired once/twice) Pretty much a full time hobby.  Takes a lot of work (especially since I did everything organically), but the harvest can be pretty rewarding.


 

Here is a great guide on when to plant veggies in different Florida locations:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021

If you search the Internet for IFAS and a crop, you should get results regarding growing that in florida.

Example: IFAS Apple.

 

The central Florida region is pretty much the lowest part you can plant some of the fruit trees using new Low Chill varieties... and the northern part of growing tropical fruits that will get damaged/killed by hard freezes further north (we do get freezes here, but much more manageable temp and time/occurrences in protecting the trees) 

That’s pretty awesome. Home grown fruits/veggies are just so much better than anything from the store. I’m trying to be organic. I use a lot neem oil mixtures. I’m still experimenting with things on the fertilizer side of things. Some of these plants are so temperamental 

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