Are you good at Gardening?

kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
I would like to find someone to talk with about indoor gardening...I want to grow a couple thngs like tomatoes,carrots and beets..on the quest to cure my ibs with pure foods not grown with herbicides and pesicides..thanks..oh ya I already have a list of seeds off link like 3 diffrent tomato varieties,purple carrot,and beets
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pinkcupcakes , Redman88 , dv8 , wetone123 , zracer , yw2 , Shellz31 , P'Gell , padmeamidala , Lady Venus , honeybee7484
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NO
liilii080 , Armsjlove , ellejay , REDRUM , pinkcupcakes , namelesschaos , C4ss , *Ashley* , BadassFatass , lezergirl , *HisMrs* , MaryExy , purplekidney , nicole07 , darthkitt3n , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Alyjazz , ichigostrawberry , cherryredhead88 , NarcissisticLust , shentel , CAKES , LostBoy988
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OTHER
Gunsmoke , Lady Venus , horngry , bluekaren
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vegtables
wetone123 , yw2 , Shellz31 , P'Gell , Lady Venus , honeybee7484
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flowers
yw2 , Shellz31 , P'Gell , Lady Venus , honeybee7484
5
fruits
Shellz31 , P'Gell , honeybee7484
3
a couple specific things
Redman88
1
Total votes: 53 (36 voters)
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03/08/2011
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Armsjlove Armsjlove
I'm great at cooking, baking and canning, lousy at gardening. I simply hate to weed. ~ Arms
03/08/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Make sure you get varieties that can be grown inside or in a greenhouse. Many varieties simply don't perform well inside because they dry out too easily, get diseases because of stagnant air, or grow leggy and weak because of no wind and reduced light.

Lettuces grow well inside, as do herbs. There are some tomato and cucumber varieties bred for greenhouse culture, and those may be your best bet. I'm not sure about other vegetables.
03/08/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Make sure you get varieties that can be grown inside or in a greenhouse. Many varieties simply don't perform well inside because they dry out too easily, get diseases because of stagnant air, or grow leggy and weak because of no wind and reduced ... More
hello would you like me to give you a list of the specific varieties I wanted off the site? I can't grow in a greenhouse..I live in a trailer park and the yard is small and the neighbors are close so wat little yard we have we share with the neighbor kids and the frong yard well I can take pictures of where I may be able to put something...but I also don't think your allowed to till the land on your lot..I know my dad pays lot rent every month too...oh ya we also have a porch..and its cold and there is snow outside,it like to do indoors to have wat I want year around..

here are the varieties anyway. Razzle Dazzle hybrid,Tomato, Steak Sandwich Hybrid,tomato,sweetie organic,purple dragon carrot,and
Beet, Cylindra Organic (burpee.com)

How do you get the purest vegtables from the purest soil? thats what I'm after..so would that mean don't use hybrid's only cerified organic seeds? or is there really not much diffrence?
03/08/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
hello would you like me to give you a list of the specific varieties I wanted off the site? I can't grow in a greenhouse..I live in a trailer park and the yard is small and the neighbors are close so wat little yard we have we share with the ... More
I'm not sure Burpee would have any info on which varieties are ideal for indoor culture. Pretty much any vegetable can be started inside, but like I said, it's not the best space for growing to maturity. Honestly, trial-and-error might be the only way of knowing which vegetable varieties might grow inside. Like I said, though, lettuce will definitely grow well inside if it has access to decent light.

A better choice, at least during the warm months, might be to grow them outside in containers. That would be great for the plants, and you wouldn't have to worry about tilling the soil. Heck, you could just line them up against the south side of your place and take up practically no space.

Most varieties grow pretty well in containers, including all of them that you listed. Potting soil is your best bet for a soil, as it is sterile (it is basically compost and vermiculite). Five-gallon buckets make great containers, so long as you drill some holes in the bottom and line the bottom with an inch or so of gravel. Container gardening's only drawbacks are that you need to water frequently and fertilize about every other week. There are plenty of organic fertilizers to choose from, which will get you about as pure as you can get.

Organic seed doesn't mean that it contains less chemicals than non-organic seeds, it just means that the plants were grown without pesticides and inorganic fertilizers, and, in theory, not need them when you grow them from their seed. A hybrid is just a cross between two different varieties, and doesn't indicate whether it will be more or less healthy. Hybrids may actually be better for you to grow, since they tend to grow faster and be hardier than open-pollinated varieties.
03/08/2011
Crash Crash
I try to be good at gardening. Peppers are really easy to grow. They are practically a weed and they grow well indoors.
03/08/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I'm not sure Burpee would have any info on which varieties are ideal for indoor culture. Pretty much any vegetable can be started inside, but like I said, it's not the best space for growing to maturity. Honestly, trial-and-error might be ... More
well I'm sure growing from seeds and at home are much healthier than the wal mart produce? heck tomatoes are so light looking at wal mart their like a light orange color It makes me think of bunches of chemicals and hebicides poured on them and draining the color/nutriends it grosses me out when I think about it.

my boyfriend said he can grow the seeds at his mom's house (he lives there) they do have a garden every year...so he can do that for me and at the same time when I'm able to have any extra cash to spend I can practice growing indoors/outside in pots. I'm really excited about the razzle dazzle tomatoes..although out of all the reviews only 1 person seemed to have luck with them will you check it out for me please? I bet there is so much more I would like to grow but i'm not having my boyfriend grow a ton of stuff unless they really don't mind..but I thought about adding eggplant to that.
03/10/2011
Persephone's Addiction Persephone's Addiction
This just reminded me of something...
On Facebook, you can add sports that you participate in. The other day I added "tantric gardening". haha
03/10/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
well I'm sure growing from seeds and at home are much healthier than the wal mart produce? heck tomatoes are so light looking at wal mart their like a light orange color It makes me think of bunches of chemicals and hebicides poured on them and ... More
The strange-looking tomatoes at Wal-Mart aren't because they were doused with chemicals, but rather the variety they are. Tomato producers want tomatoes that are uniform in size for packing purposes and don't rot quickly, the result being that they aren't deep red, nor do they taste all that good. They also ship them before they are ripe, so they don't develop their full color by the time they are sitting in your grocery store. Unripe fruit (which a tomato is) don't taste as good nor have the same nutrients as their ripe counterparts and they aren't great on your digestive tract either.

Razzle dazzle tomatoes seem to be like most hybrid tomatoes, in that they grow well under the right conditions and they don't taste as good as most heirloom varieties. It's a hybrid, so they are definitely your best choice given your circumstances. I still don't know that they'll grow inside.
03/10/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
The strange-looking tomatoes at Wal-Mart aren't because they were doused with chemicals, but rather the variety they are. Tomato producers want tomatoes that are uniform in size for packing purposes and don't rot quickly, the result being ... More
darn it I bought a couple tomatoes from wal mart if they're not going to sit well with my severe ibs what should I do..use hunts all natural diced tomatoes? Razzle Dazzle looks so good in the picture like it would taste really good..um how about the other tomatoes I said I wanted do they look like they taste good?

I was going to try making a fish soup and putting the tomatoes from wal mart in chopping them up..but should I use a can instead?
03/10/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
darn it I bought a couple tomatoes from wal mart if they're not going to sit well with my severe ibs what should I do..use hunts all natural diced tomatoes? Razzle Dazzle looks so good in the picture like it would taste really good..um how about ... More
I don't know anything about how unripe tomatoes sit with IBS, but in general the chemicals a plant produces so that its fruit isn't eaten by fruit-eating animals decline as a fruit gets closer to maturity. As such, ripe fruits cause less digestive distress than unripe fruit. This is especially the case when things very unripe. I'm pretty sure these chemicals get broken down as they cook, and that is why cooked unripe vegetables can be eaten easier than raw ones.

I don't know what to tell you about the canned ones, since I really don't know whether they are made from fully ripe tomatoes. The canned ones will have a preservative (citric acid, I imagine) added, but I haven't a clue whether that is a big deal to you.

Although I've never eaten them, all those tomatoes should taste better than the standard ones you get from a grocery store. That's not to say they will necessarily taste as good as heirloom tomatoes, but they'll still taste plenty good. I have had the carrot and beet you mentioned, and they are quite tasty.
03/10/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I don't know anything about how unripe tomatoes sit with IBS, but in general the chemicals a plant produces so that its fruit isn't eaten by fruit-eating animals decline as a fruit gets closer to maturity. As such, ripe fruits cause less ... More
well the tomatoes I got at wal mart weren't too bad looking this time I went in the back where they store tomatoes in the boxes before they set them out so I got the newest ones they had I also got lemons and limes from there..its a trick I have because most the time the produce looks like its about to get trashed or needs to but they are still selling it..
03/10/2011
*Ashley* *Ashley*
Sorry I'm no help. Never really planted much seed besides from when I was a little girl.
03/10/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
I'm terrible with plants. I pretty much just kill them.
03/10/2011
Redman88 Redman88
Hahaha.. I've grown "A couple of specific things"
03/10/2011
lezergirl lezergirl
I like it... and I always try. But it just doesn't always work out haha. It also doesn't help that the deer eat EVERYTHING>
03/11/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I use to enjoy doing it -but I can't be bothered now. I assume that when I retire I'll have the time and patience to do it again.
03/11/2011
wetone123 wetone123
We are getting our garden together now. Started seeds in garage with heat lamps. Gardening is a lot of work! When you start getting your veggies tho' you'll reap the benefit! Our lettuce we've been eating since Feb. It's getting pretty warm here now, so it will be dying out soon. Planting tomato, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumber, green beans and who knows what else before we're done! If you need any tips please let me know. I'm just an amateur, but have learned a lot in the past few years.
04/10/2011
purplekidney purplekidney
He: Hell no! My basil plant keeps dying.

She: We're on our third plant now and it's basically a couple sticks with some sad little leaves on top.
04/10/2011
nicole07 nicole07
I am terrible at it
04/11/2011
REDRUM REDRUM
Everything I try to grow, dies....
04/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
We have a lot of land and used to have a huge garden. We never bought veggies in the summer and I actually used to can a lot of fruits and veggies for winter. There were years when we never bought green beans (or purple beans, my specialty) or jelly or jam.

When my Fibromyalgia got really bad a few years ago, it became harder to garden in the spring. My Fibro seems to get worse in the spring, when we have to put the garden in.



We used to have a beautiful garden. A lot of flowers still get done, because I can get to the barrels and containers, but our veg garden is out back, about 250 feet from the house, and sometimes difficult for me to get to, not to mention the time on my knees etc.

It's a shame, because we used to spend so much time gardening. Now, My Man puts in some tomatoes and peppers and that's about it lately for veggies.

I'd like to get back to doing it all the time again.
04/11/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
I would like to find someone to talk with about indoor gardening...I want to grow a couple thngs like tomatoes,carrots and beets..on the quest to cure my ibs with pure foods not grown with herbicides and pesicides..thanks..oh ya I already have a list ... More
I enjoy gardening and am pretty good at it
04/11/2011
bluekaren bluekaren
I help my kids to garden, but I have no patience for it at this point in my life. I wish I could get in there and get my hands dirty. I think I'll get back to it some day...
04/11/2011
Alyjazz Alyjazz
As soon as we move to a slightly bigger place (with a yard ha) i plan to give it a try.
04/11/2011
SexyLilPixi SexyLilPixi
I grow the biggest dang vegetable gardens known to man, for my area. I mean, it's ridiculous. If you can think of it, I grow it. So, if you'd still like any tips or anything, let me know. I'd be happy to help out.
06/05/2011
ichigostrawberry ichigostrawberry
I've never really -tried- but I imagine I would be bad at it.
06/05/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
I just started my first herb garden (potted). I've been handy with vegetables so my hope is things will go well here too (knock on wood). I have sweet and lemon basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender, tarragon, fennel, parsley and cilantro. I've only grown basil and lavender in the past because they're both rather hardy - I'm most worried about my tarragon! But I have to say, gardening is so wonderfully soothing for me and holy moly do fresh herbs and vegetables make food taste brilliant!
06/05/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
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Originally posted by P'Gell
We have a lot of land and used to have a huge garden. We never bought veggies in the summer and I actually used to can a lot of fruits and veggies for winter. There were years when we never bought green beans (or purple beans, my specialty) or jelly ... More
I know a lady with a lot of land must hate the idea of it - but have you considered using big barrels and/buckets near your house to do a potted veggie garden? It seems a shame to have to give up something that seems to have brought you a lot of pleasure and deliciousness
06/05/2011
honeybee7484 honeybee7484
I currently have tomatoes, salad greens, strawberries, basil, cilantro, and some other herbs. If I had more space I'd have more but my yard is tiny. The only thing I hate about gardening is running into snakes-which I should be happy to have if they're just garden snakes but they still freak me out.
06/05/2011
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