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Old April 23rd, 2021, 07:45 AM #81
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How many of you all save seeds? I know all about fermenting wet seeds like tomatoes. I save green pepper seeds last year and planted 24 and not a damn one grew. My amish paste and beef steak came up fine, but not a pepper sprouted. Do any of these need a freeze cycle like apple seeds?
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Old April 27th, 2021, 05:19 PM #82
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The garlic is looking nice and happy. Looks like every single garlic clove sprouted. I got the cloves from last years harvest. German White garlic.
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Old April 27th, 2021, 08:00 PM #83
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My lettuce box looks like crap. Planted plants last weekend and they're yellowing and not growing much. Built the raised salad box from some stuff I found online. Been watering every other day or so if it doesn't rain. Thoughts?
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Old April 27th, 2021, 08:08 PM #84
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Do they have good drainage in the box? Are you overwatering?


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Do they have good drainage in the box? Are you overwatering?


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Box bottom is slats with mesh liner so it drains really well.
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The day after you water dig down in a safe spot and see if its still moist. Dunno what type of soil it is but maybe it needs more water and some straw or amendment on top to keep it from evaporating quickly. Gotta find that balance.


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The day after you water dig down in a safe spot and see if its still moist. Dunno what type of soil it is but maybe it needs more water and some straw or amendment on top to keep it from evaporating quickly. Gotta find that balance.


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It's a compost and topsoil mix. I'll do that tomorrow since I watered today.
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Decided to mess up my lawn and put a small garden in. Time to see how this all works.

It is mostly planted as of today.
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Decided to mess up my lawn and put a small garden in. Time to see how this all works.

It is mostly planted as of today.
looks kinda shady....
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How many of you all save seeds? I know all about fermenting wet seeds like tomatoes. I save green pepper seeds last year and planted 24 and not a damn one grew. My amish paste and beef steak came up fine, but not a pepper sprouted. Do any of these need a freeze cycle like apple seeds?
I save seeds every year. Pepper / tomatoes / herbs / squash / watermelon! And others..

Pepper are hard to get started from seeds!
Many ways that I have tryed failed or is too expensive for me!
Seed mats are said to be the best way.. Too expensive for me..

What has worked for me, two solo cups! One cup with a few holes on the bottom, then in the other cup I put about an inch of potting mix! Put cup with holes inside other one, warm wet potting mix in top cup!

Then I have a "seed rack" that have a oil heater in it that has been running for about a week and has an internal temperature of at least 80 degrees!

Pots that are set up, are put inside seed area for a few days before planting.

I soak pepper seeds for two days in a few teaspoons of water!

Plant them no more than a 1/4 into soil!

Grow lights set on timers for a min of 12 hours a day until seeds sprouts to two leaves, then 8 hours..

Lights are inches above the seeds, they must stay wet on the top 1/2 inch! The two cups move too much water to the bottom cup and will keep them from drowning..

I want 12 pepper plants, so I will plant 2 or 3 seeds per pot. One to two will grow.. I would say 60 percent grow rate!

It will take 4 to 6 weeks for them to start to grow..

I start them in early Feb...

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