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The seeds I put in there have sprouted, but they take a while. I've created a high density sprouting system out on upside down cake container I got from the supermarket. I had to buy a cake. And eat said cake. The sacrifices we make for science
- Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:29 pm
- Forum: Daily Steps
- Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
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Today we cracked this year's batch of sauerkraut. It's awesome. Every year when cabbage is on sale, I make 2 1/2 gallons of sauerkraut which is about 3 large cabbages. I don't use a recipe, but I put more salt in than recipes call for. I slice up cabbage, put it in the pail, sprinkle salt on it, the...
- Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:27 pm
- Forum: Daily Steps
- Topic: What Did You Do Today - Daily Steps 2020!
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If you can find some I suggest growing black mandan or trail of tears beans. They are both a dry black bean. The reason I recommend them is that the plants grow a crazy amount of food, and they are really easy to grow. I've grown the black mandan which is a small bush bean. The other is a climbing p...
- Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:42 am
- Forum: Grow Grow Grow
- Topic: How does your garden grow?
- Replies: 55
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This year I'll be growing parsnips. Last time I did this they didn't turn out too well because of carrot fly worms. So I'm going to install a low tunnel covered in a very light row cover that lets in light and rain, but not the bugs. Since I'm going to the trouble, I might as well run an experiment....
Now I have the tubs I like. They are 6 inches deep, and I can fit three of these side by side on one shelf. I've drilled the 2 inch holes in the lids, and now I'm gluing aluminum foil to the outside of the containers to keep the light out, and reflect heat. This is to keep algae and bacterial growth...
OK so I'm making holes tonight in the lids. I'm going to be putting 2 inch net pots in on 4 inch (center to center) spacings. I'm offsetting the holes to maximize the number of plants in the space, and realized that if I have three identical totes side by side then the holes along the edges of the m...
So I don't like those totes. I'm taking them back. I can fit 3 smaller ones side by side on one shelf that contain 11 plants each. I'm going to try growing pole beans in 2.5 gallon pails using the same technique. As the year progresses, I'm going to need some shade and I'm thinking what could be bet...