Posts Tagged ‘veggies’

Container Gardening Season 1 – Week 11: Hand Pollination

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Here’s this week’s video. It includes a demonstration of how we hand pollinate our cucumbers. Check out Tiffany’s blog post: thrifty20something.com Here’s a list of everything we’re trying to grow on our patio: – Cherry Tomatoes – Zucchini – Squash – Green Onions – Basil – Peppers – Lettuce – Green Beans – Cucumbers – Pumpkin (I know, I’m skeptical too)

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    Winter Vegetable Gardening in the Desert & How to Make a Cockroach Trap

    Friday, December 30th, 2011

    John from www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to a Viewers house to check out what’s growing on in the Winter Garden in Las Vegas. In this episode you will learn what crops you can plant in the winter time in the Las Vegas Desert that will grow successfully. In addition, you will discover how to use common household items to make a simple, but effective cockroach trap.

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      Good plants for indoor produce?

      Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

      I have a 250W hid ballast that can work with either MH or HPS. I’m looking to do some indoor gardening as a hobbie and growing my own veggies or fruit could be quite fun (though I understand there is a lot of work involved).

      I’m wondering what, if any, flowers or veggies I could get produce from year around. Even if it meant destroying the old plants and starting over. I just would like something I could get enjoyment out of quite regularly. (considering flowers if produce is out of the question).

      I could run my light cycle 16/6 off at it’s longest

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        My indoor garden has small spider looking bugs. Mites? Not on leaves just in the soil. What can I do? HELP?

        Friday, August 26th, 2011

        I have been trying to research what these little bugs are. I can see them with my naked eye, they are different colors some are like khaki color and other are reddish brown. There are a few flying insects in the room that I got under control with sticky paper. Now the issue I am having is there are no webs anywhere on my plants. Not a one. These bugs are only in the soil and I have been loosing a lot of plants. Or they are starting to go. I have tried all the home remedies for spider mites, made the jalapeno garlic mix, I went to Lowe’s and got a spray that is ECO friendly and has not tamed the problem. I am not sure what to do. It seems as though they are only in the soil and killing the plants from there. I don’t want to loose my indoor veggie garden as its really starting to grow well. All the web sites I found on the subject said they were almost impossible to see with the naked eye so that’s why I am thinking that it may not be spider mites. They are about the size of a small tick and crawl much like a tick does. I just don’t know what to do. I have a fan in the room, all my pots are draining well and not over watered. I just don’t know what to do short of killing off all my veggies that are growing huge already. Please any help would be more then great. I would post a picture but I just got on yahoo answers and am not sure that I can post pictures or not. Thanks for any help you may give me and please don’t say just spray them with soapy water cause that is NOT going to work I have tried all home remedies. Not at the same time of course. I have let each try and run there course on separate plants in containers to do more a less a test of what would and would not work. The only one that came close was the purchased eco friendly one and even that didn’t take care of it with a few applications over a month and a half. Please help
        Sorry if I wasn’t clear but the insecticidal soap is not working at all. I spray it right on them and they just walk off and bury themselves back into the soil

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          How can I convert aquariums into indoor gardens?

          Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

          I have 2 decent size aquariums (35 and 50 gallon) collecting dust in my basement and I was hoping to put them to good use as indoor gardens in my kitchen. I am looking to grow some basic veggies and herbs to be used for fresh eating and in cooking, organic preferred. However, I haven’t a clue how to use them as indoor gardens and am especially concerned about drainage. Also I do not receive adequate light in my home and would need to rely on artificial light.

          I am having trouble finding actual how to guides with instructions on starting an indoor garden using an aquarium. Is this just a silly idea or a actual possibility? All help is greatly appreciated.

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            what do I need for a garden?

            Saturday, August 13th, 2011

            I want to plant a garden with Veggies and whatnot. What do I need to get started? I figure some seeds, garden tools but which ones? Maybe a small fence to keep the rabbits out? Please help.

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              Indoor garden help/Pacific Northwest in January?

              Saturday, July 30th, 2011

              I would like to start an indoor container garden in my apartment and I need some assistance. I live in Oregon and we don’t get much sun light in winter months. I would put the plants in front of the window obviously, and my apartment is about 62f degrees.

              Would vegetables grow under these conditions?

              Listed below are the types of veggies I want to grow from seeds. Any help with the size of container, or anything at all would be a great help. Ive never gardened anything before, so consider you are talking to an idiot.

              cherry tomatoes
              leaf lettuce
              radishes
              beans
              oregano

              Any other easy to grow vegetable options or any other tips at all would be awesome. Thank you.

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                Summer’s Over! Vegetable Garden Update & Tour

                Thursday, July 7th, 2011

                One last trip through the overgrown jungle that is our veggie garden! We harvested an incredible amount of homegrown organic vegetables from this garden. Stuffed our freezer and enjoyed as much as we could eat fresh. Juicy corn, oodles of beans and sun ripened tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini by the bucketload, and enormous potatoes. That’ll do. Read about our country farm life on our blog theredneckhillbillies.blogspot.com and Git Yer Redneck On! Tees, Mugs, Magnets and more at http

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                  Vegetable Gardening: Growing Onions – How to Grow Onions

                  Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

                  Onions are an easy vegetable to grow. Phil Dudman the Garden Guru shows you how to plant and grow onions. phildudman.com This video describes growing onions from sets rather than seeds.

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                    Vegetable garden and low spot holding water?

                    Monday, May 23rd, 2011

                    for some reason, my vegetable garden slopes this year…we have had alot of rain, I still have transplants waiting to be put in ground. so about 1/4 of my garden is holding water. two rows are already black eye peas. I still have a good empty spot there. It will dry, but knowing this, what might do good there? any veggies or melons at all that would work, please. I have too many seeds and transplants to list.. thank you

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