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>>1569447sweet>>1569448i realized that too late. will try next year. are they alright in more temperate climate or do they need slightly warmer like cucumbers?>>1569449not enough space on tiny balcony. might ask my dad and stepmom if i can steal a spot in their greenhouse for a cucumber and something else that dont like cold swedish summer weather.
>>1569460Tomatillos are nightshades like tomatoes and peppers. Treat them like that. They branch out further than peppers though. They are prolific and reseed themselves readily from fallen fruit.
>>1569464nice, i can grow some then. thx
my brother posted a video about "white washing" trees. it is a method to project your trees against the sun!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axSxGa1mhFY&feature=share
>>1569468why dont your brother post here himself? it's ok if it's you.
>>1569468These threads are pretty small with how many people post in them. Posting the vids once is more than enough, despite a new thread being made. I also think that channel will be in the OP pastebin when it is updated.
>>1569468tell your brother to use torx instead of philips so the kids dont strip the screws when they help
>>1569475Robertson is bed for that. R2 size. They are the best for an impact driver too.
>>1569512they might be best to prevent stripping but i have never seen robertson here in sweden. torx is pretty much standard for both amateur and professional carpentry.
>>1569525The women here can't press hard enough to keep Philips or torx in from camming out, but Robertson works a treat and is also called, "Square Drive." I usually order a bucket of them off amazon or get them at Hazard Fright.
>>1569527philips i understand cus it's fucking shit, but torx is way easier. still have never seen or heard about that bit here in sweden and amazon isnt a thing here yet.
>>1569528>amazon isnt a thing here yet.You can just order from amazon uk or de.de might be better if brexit actually happens, but as long as it's an EU country, you don't have to pay additional taxes on it.
Chinese Raspberry.The fruits are smaller, less sweet and less fruity than their regular cousins. The underside of the leaves and the stem contains thorns.The fruits are, however, easier to pick since the berries ripen pretty much simultaneously and grow closer together. You can "jerk off" the berries and they will fall in your collecting tray. As you can see, there are a lot of them.The berriea are very sticky, so be careful how you pick them. Some grass seeds accidently fell into my tray and they are stuck now.
>>1569532shipping costs tho.
>>1569544>>1569546Those are very interesting. If I couldn't get some very nice blackberries and raspberries in my own backyard by not mowing for a couple weeks, I'd probably order some to test out.
>>1569544>>1569546i prefer wild over the shitty sour ones they sell in the stores here. there's a fairly big area just on the edge of my town where they grow under the power lines, also got a bunch at my grandpa's old place an hour from here
how many pepper plants can i fit in a 15x15x12" (LxWxH) square pot?I currently have 11 plants i've grown from seed - 5 sweet and 6 hot.
>>1569617also i have 3 pots
>>1569614They look nice and ripe for picking. It's easy to grow them in your own place. You could consider it a weed if you don't maintain it enough, that's how fast they spread/grow
>>1569631ye i took that pic several years ago (it's just 50 meters from where i lived) in a small wooded area across the road from the power lines i mentioned.they tasted very good, mild but not even a hint of sourness.
>>1569470my brother doesn't use 4chan
>>1569640tell him to use 4channel instead
First time grower. Any tips on why most of my peppers have this black stuff where the stems meet? I'm growing scotch bonnets, carolina reapers, thai dragon, bhut jolokias
>>1569651Also, the lower leaves have started to curl up along the edges and lighten in color on some of them
>>1569656Forgot to attach pic
>all my tomatoes look like thisJust fucking kill me, lads.Six months for nothing.
>>1569664Been there. It's annoying but you can still cut the top of the fruit, the rest is edible. My problem was mostly solved by drip irrigation system and giving them water twice a day. Some say it's also calcium deficiency, but that wouldn't have solved my problem since i didn't add nutrients to my garden.Try to give them less water more often, if it's possible with your schedule. You will maybe save the later ones.
>>1569651>>1569656>>1569660They look kinda dry. Are you giving them enough water and nutrients?
>>1569651that's normal, most peppers do that.>>1569656>>1569660yellow leaves is usually water and/or nutrient deficiency.
>>1569665Thanks for the tips.>calcium deficiencyI'll try that route. I don't have the space and time to change how I water them, unfortunately.
>>1569676Composted/powdered egg shells are an often cheap proposed alternative. Dunno if they release calcium fast enough for you to be useful.A light cover and mulch might help reducing the stress they suffer, i did that too, you probably also are having a very strong sun during the day that makes them suffer, so those things can help. Consider that my garden is pretty close to my house (which is 3 roofs, however you say that, 3 layers) so quite tall, plus there are olive trees that half shadow part of it. They get maybe 6-7h of sun every day? Yet they suffer(ed).
>>1569681The plants themselves are growing like crazy (>2m) so I'm not sure if they are suffering?
>>1569685The plant itself doesn't show signs, just the fruits. A couple of them also had a floppy top but i think they just were defective. No amount of water would make them get in shape.
Is the problem with overfertilization that the soil PH changes too much or is there another issue?
>>1569690yes, also too much of a single compound (N, P, or K) is not good.
>>1569651>>1569660Thanks for the repliesI have to admit, up until about week ago I was watering maybe twice a week, which would definitely fit your diagnosis. It could also explain why they're small and haven't produced more than three fruits totalI just set up that cheap irrigation line, been running it every other day but it's been +100F recently. Think I should step up to every day or would that be too much?
>>1569713Shit, meant to reply to these>>1569669>>1569672
>>1569665>>1569664>>1569676>>1569681>>1569685Certainly calcium deficiency. It is normally caused when there's too much rain/watering that washes away the bioavailable calcium for a while. While you can add more calcium to help fix the issue, this can take a while to work. If there's been no problems with overwatering then the soil certainly needs more calcium added. Just check the pH of the soil so that you know you'll not be unbalancing things too much.>>1569686>floppy topProbably some root damage. Either rot, insect damage, or minor nutrient root burn. The first too are notable that when the plant is in the cool evening/morning shade it perks up, but wilts in one or more sections when there's moderate sunlight or moderate heat (not even intense of either of those).
>>15696601: Overwatering causing nutrient deficiency (nitrogen) in the soil.2: Underwatering.Double check the soil before watering. Make sure it is dry about to the 2nd knuckle on your index finger, before watering.
>>1569722>causing nutrient deficiency (nitrogen) in the soil.bleh, "preventing nitrogen, in the soil, from being taken up by the roots due to the imbalance of osmosis pressure in the roots."Can't brain today.
>>1569717>>1569713i've had mine in (small-ish) pots on the balcony and watered almost every day or second day when it was just around 75-85F so you definitely need to water more if your temps are that high, and if your soil is not good you should add nutrients too.here's a comparison of almost a month's growth for mine. (tomatoes repotted and everything moved around just FYI)
>>1569713>>1569717Definitely need more water with such high temps. But be very careful not to flood it, peppers like well drained soil. And of course, don't forget to add nutrients.
Can someone help me ID this tree? Considering removing it, but might reconsider if I can graft fruit onto it. I know it's unlikely but worth a shot
>>1569751i dont know trees. you can also try asking in >>>/an/plant to get an answer quicker (hopefully)
>>1569544>You can "jerk off" the berriesLEWD
>>1569751Looks like a crepe myrtle I doubt there’s fruit you can graft they’re just popular ornamental flowering trees.
are dwarf fruit trees meant to bear smaller fruit?
>>1569813They'll be smaller but not in relative proportion. Google some images to get a better idea
So this is a 3 month old lemon tree grief from seed. Its only about 2 inches tall. Its in a South facing bay window and gets plenty of sun. Do lemon trees normally grow slowly?
>>1569819*grown from seed
>>1569813No. If you thin the fruit the remaining fruit should be much larger than normal. If you allow all fruit to grow then they will be smaller.
>>1569819They're very slow growers. If you want a lemon tree soon, buy one from a nursery as it will take 2-3 years before you get something like a bush and another 3-5 before you have something resembling a tree.>pic related a 1 year old grown from seeds lemon tree
guy on /an/plant said i could take cuttings from my tomatoes when it gets colder for next year, how does this work exactly?
>>1569456Helped a friend move and he let me keep this since he didnt want it anymore, i want to learn how to garden for myself in a SHTF, is this book any good or what should i look into in terms of reading material?
>>1569847You cut off medium sized suckers and root them as usual, then you bring them over the winter with a LED grow light setup indoors to have a tomato plant ready to go as soon as temps are good enough.Or you can just take seeds from a ripe fruit and grew new ones next spring for 99% less effort.
>>1569456Any of yall grow any mushrooms? I just inoculated some grain jars with some portabello spores and took a completed one to try and grow inside a compost substrate. Any idea of how long it'll take for pinning?
>>1569851hmm alright. but isnt it less work to get a cutting and plop a light on it vs taking out seeds and doing it from scratch?
>>1569848For most home gardens yield is often not something that is a primary concern or often discussed so it may be interesting just because it bucks the trend
>>1569884Something like 100watt/hour, a $100 investment and watering & trimming it all winter long vs putting a few seeds into dirt in march or so at a south facing window and spray them with a bit of water till they're ready to get transplanted.
>>1569887ah ok. i'll save some seeds in case plant stores dont have any early enough.thanks.
>>1569892Now you're on track bro. Nursing new plants from good seeds will evolve your plants as they will get more used to your local micro climate.A mini greenhouse goes for $2-3 and will last a few years.
>>1569842Thanks. Fortunately I'm growing it to be bonsai anyway, time is on my side in this case. I do have two others growing outside that'll eventually be planted in the garden though
>>1569914>Nursing new plants from good seeds will evolve your plants as they will get more used to your local micro climateoh cool. i'll deffo do that then.
WE HAVE THIS THREAD ALL YEAR LONG
>>1569848I haven't read that book but I'm sure there's a few good tips in there so I'd give it a read if I were you. Never say no to the potential of learning new things.
I found some Hot Portugal pepper plants at a garden store for $1. Decided to put them in larger pots and see what I get this late in the season.
>>1570056Here’s the remainder of the plants.
>>1570011>and its beautiful, heres why...
So I snapped one of the sprouted eyes on my potato and planted it. Should I cover it fully so no light falls on it, or do I leave the top part exposed?
>>1570074Leave the very tip exposed.
I have a small clearing I want to use for a chicken coop. It's roughly 41 ft by 21ft (length and width), I probably only end up using half or 2/3rds of it. What I don't know is, how many chickens should I get? What is better to start off with a low number or max it out? It's only for egg laying, so I think I'm just going to keep it low but not ridiculously low
>>1570124No more than 2 roosters and 12-16 hens. That will cover sick hens, broody hens, low laying rates, predation, and anything else unexpected. There may be a day you get max eggs from all hens or no eggs at all and anything in between. Roosters are really only for fertilization and minor predator protection. Space considerations are 1 chicken per 2-3 square feet inside the coop and 8-8 square feet outside in a run. Larger area per chicken = better living conditions and health.
>>1570152Town law dictates that I cannot own roosters where I live. If I'm thinking about keeping living conditions and security high, I might just want to go with 8-10 hens if 16 is the max I can have. Also, which place is the best place to buy chicks?
>>1570154>cannot own roosters where I liveOdd, my hens of some breeds are super loud and the rooster barely makers noise.>best place to buy chicks?Feed store probably. They'd have better info at least.
So my cherry tomato plants are throwing hella leaves out without much growth. What should i do?
>>1570198Pinch out shoots.
>>1570198Are you using the right kind/ratio of nutrients? Tomatoes usually require medium nitrogen. Go look it up.
>>1570202just the shoots that'll grow flowers or leafy ones?
>>1570198Just wait longer.
>>1570159>feed store>6 weeks from nowREEEEEEEEEE FUCK YOU /OUT/ ALL MY CHICKS ARE COCKS!!!!!!!1!!!!
>>1570250>All cocksYou best believe I'm going to check that shit
>>1570250Looks like you have a shitty neighbor that sexed the chicks the day they arrived and took all the hens.
>>1570223>>1570198is it determinate or indeterminate? determinate grow to a certain size and then stop to grow fruits.you got tons of flowers so should get plenty of fruit growing soon. i think i can see a few in there.>>1570202only if it's indeterminate >>1570223the leafy ones arent shoots aka suckers, a sucker will grow in the "elbow" between the leafy branch and the main stem with some leafs and then also start on some flowers aswell just like any other stem.dont remove suckers if it's a "bush" determinate type, they're meant to grow to a specific size and then stop to produce flowers/fruit
>>1570202My matoes have autism, they are literally throwing shoots from their leafs.
>>1570250Then order them from any of the number of poultry websites.
Is there anything I can do with these?
>>1570305pretend they're alien eggs and drop some napalm on them
>>1570314I thought juniper berries werent spikey like this? Are they just not ripe yet or something?
>>1570307i used to pretend they were bombs and threw them at cats
Just bought some tulip bulbs to my mom for her birthday, everything I should know?
Anyone have anything similar to my sorry excuse for a spreadsheet?Also what other brands are there?
>>1570323We had some in the courtyard at my high school. I threw them at girls i liked durring lunch.
>>1570347Wait till fall i think.
>>1570420Its winter tho.
does mixing fine seeds with sand create an even spread of seed throughtout the sand?plus any general tips for getting more accurate seed density when sowing with fine/small seeds
>>1570425It will help. Some companies that sell tiny tiny seeds will include extra material with them to help separate them when using a seed drill or whatever. Seed density is based on species, not seed size.
>indoor watermelon keeps failing to pollinateI'm already 0/3, but I have three more female blossoms I've recently pollinated using multiple male flowers each. I swear to Christ, even one small watermelon from this plant would be an incredible success for me at this point.
>>1570435Watermelon is very hard to do indoorsLight requirements seem to be pretty extreme and they are large plants
>>1570430>Seed density is based on species, not seed size.obviously but if I was planting big seeds I wouldn't be complaining about not being able to get a correct and even seed density
>>1570421I think youre suppose to plant them in the fall.
>>1570447You just mean how much sand will allow x amount of seed density? No clue.
>It keeps raining>The dirt has been damp for almost a week>It is going to continue for another week moreI really hope my garlic does not rot.
Is this ready for picking?
>>1570469Broccolini? Looks ready to me.
>>1570471Is this the ideal look and size for all broccoli? I’m new to the broccoli thing
>>1570469the store bought ones usually are thicker and denser with smaller buds or whatever they're called
>>1570475Not for regular broccoli, but there's another type called broccolini which looks like yours.
>>1570489Ok cool. Thanks.
>>1570469Amateur broccoli grower here: I'd wait a few more days until the slightest hint of yellow flowers are almost ready to show...just to make sure it's at its biggest. It won't get to store size.
>wild blackberries spread into the patch where I buried my dog>berries this year are the most delicious of all the assorted plants in the yardThis feels wrong.
>>1570774I didn't plant them there. They just crept there. Berries were produced. May just be more flavorful because they were grown in the shade, though.
New harvest.Hydro on the left. Soil on the right.That's all.
can a pepper plant branch survive if it's half-snapped off? accidentally bumped into one and it cracked a bit so i put some masking tape around it with a stick for support.i'd just pick it off normally but it has 4 big pods on it already
>>1570771that's based as fuck. good boy bringing you happiness from beyond the grave
>>1570832Wow that's impressive! What's your hydro setup like? Might just convince me to do one as well.
>>1570851Simple kratky method on buckets with GHE flora series plus GHE Calcium Magnesium Supplement that is really needed despite GHE claims. I apply Epson Salt foliarly from time to time, maybe once a month.I recommend larger than 20l buckets and you will still need to refill quite a bit.This photo is old. Of the four large plants here the ones in individual buckets died mysteriously and rather suddenly. I suspect a virus.So the harvest I posted earlier is from just the ones sharing the large bucket.
>>1570843If you don't notice the leaves on the broken branch wilting it will most likely surviveAs long as there is enough stem left to allow capillary action to sustain that branch's transpiration/water/nutrient needs there might not even be any ill effectsIf anything it will cause hormones to spread across the plant making it grow and fruit some more
>>1570891thx i'll cross my fingers and hope for the best.
>>1569544they look like alaskan salmon berrie/s>>1569664mix milk with water and use a liquid fert once a week for a short time, while mixing in crushed egg or oyster shell into your soil.>>1569852depends on how long it takes the mycelium to consolidate the media and whether or not you case it afterwards.
>>1554810lots of buds and flowers but no fruits yet on this carolina reaper. my other pepper plants (a bunch of thai variants) are getting some fruits tho
>tried growing 45 varieties of plants from a $15 plant seed sampler>two weeks later & almost nothing sprouted>Apparently I was suppose to use loamy soil for 90% of it>Said fuck it & bought a 1 pound of bag of broccoli seeds & just sprayed my entire garden with thousands of broccoli seedsLesson learned I guess. Some of the bush beans & cucumber survived my hellscape of non draining mulch dirt at least. Also sunflowers which might grow by the end of october. We'll see what happens. Thinking about buying a pound of kale seeds too. Hopefully between the two I'll actually grow something I can eat.
show me yer garden knives>needs to be sharpened but nice handle>good for cutting out grass/weeds
My next batch of bean starter plants had a crazy growth explosion overnight. Went from just breaking the surface to between 4 and 5 inches tall. I guess the heat was too much for them even in the shade. If they don't get any taller they should still be usable.
>>1569456Any way to tell local soil characteristics/quality by observation?I can say my yard's soil seems pretty well drained, it doesn't ever flood even with pretty heavy rain
>>1570114Done. So if I plant it in rice hulls, how often should I water it? It seems like it dries out real easy.
>>1571326Don't allow it to dry out completely.
Zone 7a/b garden update. About to start our fall bed stuff inside. Should be doing right now but we dropped the ball - seeds are in the mail, though.
>>1571088I use my meme knife for harvesting because why not? Larping is fun.
Is this one of those polyembriotic seeds or something? Most of my mango seeds just get one thick root but this one got 5 thin ones. Do I just let it keep developing like that?Also, where would one go to get coca seeds / fruits in europe? I want to try those teas and chew on the leaves.
>>1571088I use a small sickle I made.
>>1571363you could do a lot worsea LOT worse>>1571499I also have a hand sythe that works pretty well
>>1571502I have a couple hand scythes too and some store sickles. I guess the one I made really is a hand scythe though.
>>1571052I've had that happen before. I didn't get enough sand and compost mixed into the clay pottery quality local soil.
I have a situation, friends.Zone 7b Texan fighting this brutal fucking sun with an idea. Growing some soil builders for my beds as I'm converting a compacted clay plot into a productive growing space. I've noticed, through all this extreme heat reaching highs of 108, the peas have never been anything but healthy and green. I'm going to try to trellis these to the far sides of my beds vertically and use them as a living shade. Permaculture takes way too damn long to grow shade shrubs and trees. Why not plants themselves instead?
>>1571610I planted mine in the shade of the corn & trellised tomatoes.
what's something that grows fast that can make shade for some dogs
>>1571620Permanent like a shrub? Privet or shumac. Like a vegetable? Corn or sorghum.
26lbs of elephant garlic this harvest!
>>1571633hnnnnnngggdid you plant it in the fall?
>>1569456>boomer dad concreted the backyard so i have to use fuqin trays
I just germinated apple seeds lads. Is it true their fruit will most likely taste like shit?
>>1571859Go full Minecraft.
Is it possible to use shredded paper in hydroponics if they remain intact?
I have 3 heirloom tomato plants that are curling their leaves inward. They're in raised garden beds, usually only watered once a day, but some neighboring regular tomato plants are fine. One only has new fruit at the tippy top, so maybe it's time for that one to come down. Assuming it's not disease, are the just in need of more water? They don't feel dry, but it's been hot.Also got some flying bronze assholes eating up my eggplant leaves. And a mole that's been digging holes, even saw the fucker run away when I had accidentally put the hose right at one of its new tunnels. Considering how green the grass is where the little asshole has been digging up from, I might need to re-fertilize and find a way to stop the little bastard.One last question, the raised garden is one long row. Any suggestions for irrigation that would let me jam a hose in one end and have it evenly water the entire section? Looks like drip systems are intended to have constant input pressure/flow, which isn't really an option for my setup.
>>1571860Possibly. In the past most orchards used crabapples as pollinators, so apples grown from seed were only good for cider. In recent years a lot of orchards have been planting multiple dessert varieties instead, so there's a better chance seedlings from those orchards will make decent fruit. It'll still be different, but it might not suck.
>>1571860The grafting cabals would have you believe so, but my brother planted a red delicious seed and it made fruit much better than the original apple. Red delicious are trash but still it was pretty good.
>>1571802I planted them like ....4 years ago I think as bulbils. If I replant them now they should be ready for harvest next season and be much larger than this harvest. This is the first year they have been large and there's enough to and replant. I grew all those from just 3 bulbs because I let them grow scapes to get the bulbils. Now I should have a double harvest. 1 harvest for immature scapes and 1 harvest for bulbs. The scapes are amazing food. This was the final year I was going to grow them if they didn't produce well. They have, so I'm continuing with them.
FOX ATTACK!I lost 4 ducks last night (Batches 1 & 2; top pic) when a fox or two wedged themselves under the welded wire fencing (breaking it some). 2 ducks are injured (older duck in middle pic). Something else also attacked the ducklings in Batch 3, but was unable to get to them. It did tear up the feeder a bit, but I was able to bend it straight again.The chicken coop floor space is a bit small, but tonight I'll be packing in every bird I have into it and setting traps out. I spent nearly all the money I was going to use for more traps on duck feed (200lbs of feed!) and extra cage materials. I just ordered a leg trap and a couple dozen snares. You can see some of the damage to the welded wire fencing in the bottom pic and where the ducks were taken off into the next field. I'll put the Conibear trap there tonight.Right now, I have 40 ducks/ducklings left from this year's hatching, 5 Pekin adult ducks, 1 Muscovy duck (its mate disappeared last week with no trace), 1 turkey, and 10 chickens.Score so far:Predators & Varmints: 13 ducksFarmer: 14 raccoons, 1 opossum (fed to ducks), 1 very tasty rabbit.
>>1571859Raised beds.>>1571860That will depend entirely on what it was crossed with. At worst you'll have a good stock for grafting other varieties too.>>1571872Yes, but with limited success. I think it packs a bit too tightly for proper water flow. That is one reason why more coarse plant fibers like shredded coconut husks are normally used. You may be able to use some paper mixed with more traditional hydro growing medium. If you are having difficulty in finding hydro growing medium consider using a hydroponics system that doesn't use growing medium; such as deep water culture or Krakty method. Then you can use the shredded paper for other things like vermiculture or growing mushrooms.>>1571887>Red delicious are trash That depends on the subcultivar. The one I grew from seed has never fruited and seems to be a dwarf.
>>1571877>tomato leaf curlEnvironmental stresses can cause that; heat as example. Sap sucking insects can cause it as well as disease of course. If it is setting fruit, I wouldn't worry too much about it. The majority of my tomato plants go through a phase of leaf curl and usually grow out of it. Mine seem to do it due to the climate/time of season. Some cultivars suffer more than others.>moleIgnore it. They eat insects, grubs, and worms. Voles on the other hand need eradicated ASAP. Voles eat roots and tubers. You can make a small box with a mouse trap inside then set it around structure or in among the plants to help catch voles. They like dark places, so the box around the trap is important. If you must get rid of moles, you can try those solar-powered sonic devices coupled with traps that you place in their surface tunnels.>irrigationYou can try a soaker hose. They are foam-like hoses that where the foam itself is open-cell and will leak water everywhere. The cheap ones are normally terrible. You should also make sure you regulate the valve so that it is outputting the right amount and not flooding the bed. Water pressure that is too high will cause major flooding in the first 1/3 of the hose. You can also try sprinkler hoses. Those are hoses with pin holes all over them. They must also have water pressure regulation or they will drill holes in the soil and cause problems.
>>1569848>high yieldyou might want to find a copy of this
>>1571913>Feed the ducks the very creature that tried to feed on them.That's a power move.
>>1571939Farming is brutal.
finally tasted my numex suave orange (mild habanero) but was a bit disappointed by the thin flesh and didnt taste much like what i've read.should i just pickle the buggers and try cream cheese filling?hope the jalapenos and lemon drops are tastier.
Any good guides out there on how to grow chillies indoors in pots? Can you do it throughout the whole year (because it's always warm inside) or can you only grow potted chillies like garden ones during the summer, and if I started in the next few days, would the chillies actually grow or is it too late?
>>1571986Chilies grow great indoors. You need adequate light, but with a good grow light you can have fruit all winter (at least with some varieties). I grew black hungarians indoors all winter and the plants not only survived but thrived.
>>1571986Yes, you can grow them year-round indoors. There's a bonsai method called "bonchi" and fatalii.net has a guide for those. Otherwise, there's no difference from growing them outside. Just make sure they have lots of light.
>>1571987I'm basically a huge beginner when it comes to this. Is there any way I can check which types grow well during winters and can I use a table lamp for light?
>>1571990Shit, I don't have anything other than my table lamp, I'll see if I can find a cheap-ish grow lamp
>>1571988That bonsai method looks really interesting and like something I can spend some time on, thanks for the recommendation anon, never heard of it before, might give it a try.
>>1572012Remember, anything you prune off can probably be grown into a new plant.
>>1572008You don't have a sun?
>>1572008Oh, I think I misunderstood, if the sun alone is enough then I'm good, just thought I need more light during winter
>>1571989A table lamp bulb will be inadequate. You can buy grow bulbs for table lamps (Luminus brand has an LED bulb for table lamps), but a normal light bulb for utility purposes will be inadequate.I don't know which types do best indoors - I've only ever tried black hungarians.
The first Carolina Reapers on my season are almost ready.Shame some of them got blossom-end rot.I clearly did not increase the Calcium nutrient on time but I am not worried as these two plants have over 50 pods on their way between the two and only the very first ones to appear are affected.
>>1571913why don’t you have any camerasapologies if this has been asked already
>>1572059That wouldn't help unless you happen to be looking at the camera when an attack starts. From past history, fox attacks can happen any time of the day or night. This is the first time one actually broke the fence.
>>1570832I'm fairly convinced hydroponics is a better use of time and space than dirtA line of fabric pots with coco coir will end up way more productive than the same in ground or raised bedThat being said even simple passive hydroponics gets expensive
>>1571920Thanks anon. I'll not worry about those tomato plants too much unless the leaves start discoloring too. Some tomato plants in pots and usually in the shade most of the day are not having similar problems, but they're having some leaf discoloration.Pretty sure it was a mole. Dark brown and flatty when it ran away. Even saw a worm surf out of one of the tunnels at one point so I guess it's working out for it.>valve regulator for foam soakers>pressure regulator for sprinkler/emitter hosesThis is the info I needed to get something where I don't have to be concerned about how much I opened the faucet valve.
>>1572132It probably is. More so if you live in a place with a short season. Plants in hydroponics grow faster than traditional soil and at least with these pepper plants they do ripe sooner. Having said that I do not want to give the impression the soil plants aren't doing well. They are full of pods that will ripen soon. The pods are not as uniform as the hydro ones and I wonder if that is not down to cross pollination. I have the soil plants outside and the Cayenne on hydro on a closed terrace so I guess they mainly self-pollinate.Hydroponics is high reward but also high risk. Two of the hydro plants died for no reason while all the soil plants are doing fine.
I just had some sort of evil animal dig up 3 of my huge tomato plants and waltz about in my onions knocking stocks over and digging holes (each hole is about the size of a fist).plans are: if it's a squirrel it's gonna get caught in a rat trap I set out, if it's a raccoon or skunk I might have to get creative and assassinate it with a crossbow I own, problem is actually being able to see it at night. I might end up just relocating it with a live trap but I want revenge.
>>1572188>I just had some sort of evil animal dig up 3 of my huge tomato plants and waltz about in my onions knocking stocks over and digging holes (each hole is about the size of a fist).Sorry for your loss anonI had an issue with cats digging in my pots and digging up seedlings in the ground, built a cage to keep them away from the pots atleastI've only lost 4, got off easy but still kinda pissed about it as the corn that got disturbed in the one pot isn't doing as good as the undisturbed plants in the others
Indoor DWC hydroponic watermelon update: Looks like watermelon is finally back on the menu, boys!Hoping this little guy doesn't abort. I have two more watermelon buds I've pollinated but it's too soon to tell if they successfully took.
>>1572266What lighting are you using?
>>1571913I just put all the fowl into the coop. Seems there's some floor space left over at least. I had to cull the duck in that center image. When I went to check it to see how injured it was I found that it had been skinned in a large area on its back. About 500 maggots had already started in on it. The younger duck that was injured had some neck muscle soreness, but tonight I couldn't pick it out from the rest so it seems like it will be fine.
>>1572267Two 40W Sansi LED lights. This guy grew two watermelon plants using a 96W setup, so I was inspired to try with the lights that I have: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGLfqfLdKI4
>>1571088I use a serrated knife. Much easier than a straight blade
>>1572329I keep getting blocked from responding to any comment except my own. I am starting to hate this place.
>>1569474If your meme happened alot of hoa would become rich by suing everyone in their area>Alot of places have laws against itWeird how the goobermit doesnt want us to be self sufficient
>>1572390If the government really wanted to show there hands they would bust someone like everest fernandez who vegetable gardens indoors because then at that point they can’t pull the old excuse of aesthetics
>>1571859that brings up memories of a /diy/ classic>>1571877>Any suggestions for irrigation that would let me jam a hose in one end and have it evenly water the entire section?when I set up a drip system for my plants a few years ago, I just attached a drip line to a 5gal bucket and then used in-line emitters....it worked fairly well for being so simple>>1572019>just thought I need more light during winteryou will>>1572188we got woodchucks out the wazooat least everything I'm growing is not protected by the electric fence, and I've seen no damaged yet this year>>1572329I don't do serrations....although I believe I have seen serrated garden picker-tool-thingies
>>1572330That's really strange. Never heard of that happening before.>>1572188>>1572402The worst I've had in the garden this season are insects, a chipmunk, and baby rabbits that can still get through the fencing. The rabbits can't get up into the raised beds it seems. The chipmunk ate the sunflower seeds and chews on random tomatoes from time to time.
what exactly am i looking at here?
first actual harvest (more than one pod), but only 2 more maturing. damn cold weather slowing things down.have a bunch of chenzo with nice suntans that hopefull ripen soon if they just get some sun.think i'll go buy some pickling ingredients today >>1572397but a veggie garden is super aesthetic, why would anyone be against it?
>>1572402>attached a drip line to a 5gal bucketWe're thinking of getting rainwater collection set up, but the current issue is the barrels would be about 10 paces away from the bed, where a lot of foot traffic is. Probably just means a pump and burying some normal pipe, but that's more involved than wrestling the fucking hose every time I go water.Will keep that in mind though.>>1572478HOA has to maintain a look. I'm not even sure if it's a rule in our neighborhood but past a certain distance from the house, everyone's backyard is just grass until the treeline. We've been toying with the idea of a greenhouse but we assume we're not allowed to build out in that area. There's not really a good spot near the house either.
>>1572483>HOA has to maintain a look.burgers and their retarded rules while claiming they have so much freedom lol, boggles my mind.>We've been toying with the idea of a greenhouse but we assume we're not allowed to build out in that areajust ask them?
>>1572468Harlequin bug nymphs (Murgantia histrionica). Kill them.>>1572483>>1572485>>1572478>>1572397>>1572390HOA members control the rules. If you are a member, you can rub elbows and lobby to have rules augmented, changed, or removed. The best solution is prevention. Do not buy property from the HOA. Do not sign their contracts. Do not be bullied around in regards to your personal property. You have rights only because you protect them and do not sign them away. The HOA does not control those rights unless you give them control over those rights. Don't give them control over you or your rights.>>1572483Just raise the rain barrels up as high as you can get them without interfering with their filling. That way you can use a pipe under the foot path to move the water over without need for a pump. PEX is cheap and easy to install.
>>1572488dont even think we have anything like HOA here in sweden. sounds like a pain in the ass.
>>1572488>Harlequin bug nymphs (Murgantia histrionica). Kill them.thanks, threw leaf and the branch in the garbage container and checked the rest of the plant.
>>1572493It is just an organization that owns property that you can purchase in an odd ad hoc lease type manner. You have to sign contracts which have stipulations in them for what you can and can't do with the property. It is like some weird rental agreement where you own the property and can have it taken back if you break of the contract. Sometimes there's a monthly or yearly fee/dues you must pay to the HOA. HOA is a general term for any association, organization, or company that does this. It isn't just 1 country-wide government entity or company. In Europe there are some similar entities. Some are country-wide and others are structured more like the USA. Bostadsrättslägenheter are similar (called condominiums in the US,) but encapsulate the building's apartments instead of an entire neighborhood of individual houses.
>>1572496sounds like "condominium" which is pretty popular here, but they're rarely used for houses, mostly apartments and terraced houses, and even those let you do almost anything you want except change the building's structure.
>>1572499Well, the HOAs are normally for people who want regimented neighborhoods that have a specific look. People who buy into them who do not understand that are the ones that cause all sorts of problems. It is like going into an archery club and complaining about there being no soccer field then playing soccer on the archery range.
One is a perfect example of a reaper, the other ones are bastards who knew I was isolating them to keep em pure for seed collection... It's so annoying, same plant, even the same branch, and they grow completely different...
>>1572519cross-pollination? are you doing something to help pollinate or letting nature do it for you?
how do i know if seeds from my peppers are good to keep for next season and how do i store them (i suppose cool and dark) ?
>>1572542Anything black or black spots discard.Let them dry on air (but no sun) for a few days.Store in a dry, cold and dark place.>those look good
>>1572547It is possible that after a few days drying some will turn black.That means the seed casing wasn't fully form because either you harvested too soon or just natural failure rate.Again those that turn black discard as they are useless.
>>1572531Open pollination, putting a big teabags over flowers so they are forced to pollinate themselves.. but that's not the problem in this different looks, if I cross pollinated them by accident, the seed inside them would be crossed, not the parent...
My first planting of bush beans is still going strong, and I just did the first picking from the second planting. 1 kg of beans today alone and 4.5 kg since mid-July. Cucumbers have reached edible size. Should have carrots and beets this week too. Tons of tomatoes but they never seem to ripen until September.
Anyone able to identify this? Mix up in a bag of cucumbers
>>1572644only matches two characteristics of zucchini
you homogrowmens do seed exchange or are you guys to autistic for that kind of thing?
Hi. Haven't posted here much before.Here is my compost at the moment. This bin is curing at the moment and is mostly vegetable scraps, horse manure, weeds, newspaper, sawdust and straw. It's not getting hot anymore and there is very little fresh material in there so I think it's pretty much ready to go, just waiting for my tomatoes to die off so i can pull everything from the bed and mix it in.
>>1572679This is my second bin. a bit fresher, mostly the same contents as the other one but i added a bunch of fresh kelp seaweed yesterday to it. as you can see there are a bunch of pumpkin rinds in there. It is getting very hot quickly in this metal trash can and i'm having trouble keeping worms alive. WIll probably be ready in a month or so if i decide to stop adding to it.I also sometimes piss in a old jerry can and then pour it onto the compost every now and then. I would piss straight in there but my garden is on the other side of town in a community garden.
>>1572660I'm fully autistic but think a seed exchange would be awesome. Exchange proven winners for example. I only have seeds I bought at home depot, but like literally zero of the chives seeds I bought germinated, ever. If someone has proven-good chives seeds, I'd be up for an exchange.
>>1572456I don't dare try and plant anything from seed outsideguaranteed it will be dug up and eaten by something>>1572483>but the current issue is the barrels would be about 10 paces away from the bedI still think there would be sufficient water pressure, raise the barrels up a little if needed>>1572493it is, but they're not in every neighborhood>>1572640>>1572655>a gourd?that or a pumpkin?
>>1572622>cross pollinated them by accident, the seed inside them would be crossed, not the parent...oh ok didnt know this
Hi all,I've got a bunch of flower seeds that I was going to plant in the garden this spring, but an illness prevented me from tending to the garden for the entire spring and most of summer. Can I fall-sow native flowers and expect decent germination? Is there a prime time for when to do so? I've got bloodroot, celandine, prairie crocus, hepatica, violets, coltsfoot, anemone, echinacea, black-eyed susans, primroses, borage, joe-pye weed, wild and domestic bergamot, and goldenrod. Most of them are native to my region or at least my country. I was thinking of just sowing them in some loose soil in november or so.Any advice is appreciated. My illness really messed up my plans.
>>1572775Each species may require a different method. You will need to look them up individually. Normally, the instructions you get with the seeds are the best method, but may leave out alternatives or no-nos. Since most are native, you can think about when they would normally go to seed then plant them at that time.
>>1572779Well, my disease means I've got lots of free time so I guess I should do some research - thanks.
You know, my whole life I always wanted to be a farmer. To get out of the rat race of the city. To breathe the fresh air. To plant the little seeds in the rich brown earth, to have them push themselves through the soil. To watch the stalks shooting up into the sky towards the sun and the rain until they become corn, wheat and alfalfa
>>1570771>>1570847This, dog is still a good dog beyond the grave, it's a message. Make a pie/cobbler in doggos honor.
>>1572790Then do it, if you are not already doing it.
>The one forming bud on a cucumber plant died>Leaves were infested with little white assholes>Cut down the plant and discard itBest course of action....right?
What are some good non-cherry determinate tomatoes that don't get larger than 2-4 feet?
Holy mole pepper review. This is the niggerest of peppers. Every single one rotted I thought this one would purple up like grape drank but no. Rotted. Jalapenos remain the premier pepper. Don't mess with Mexico or Texas
>>1572542Freeze a pepper whole, eat it when you want to plant.
Every time my strawberries throw out some flowers, they brown up and wither away before they can do any fruiting. wtf
>>1572975the flowers brown and wither, that is. Rest of the plant continues on as normal.
>>1572975My everbearing berries haven't blossomed in 2 months
Are there seeds in this or how does it reproduce? It's the size of a grapefruit growing off a four foot stem. It kind of reminds me of an onion.The guy that lived here before was oregano Japanese gardener.
>>1572790>to have crops be completely destroyed multiple years in a row by weather, pests, and disease>to have margins so thin you have to industrialize just not to drown in debt>to get sued by the owner of a patented seed and have to pay a massive settlement because a few plants made it onto your property>to have crops spoil because you cannot find enough people willing to do the work, for that amount of money>to be physically locked to the land, stuck where you are unable to leave>to live in Hickville, USA with practically nothing to do but get drunk and tip cows>to work hard your whole adult life to build a profitable business only to have your kids say they won't ever want to run the farm....they want to be e-sports and youtube celebrities
So I have 4 cochin chickens. 3 of them are broody and not laying eggs and the other one think she's a rooster and is crowing every morning and develops male featuresAny way to fix the brooding or do I just let it run its course?
>>1573009There's no seeds in that yet. They haven't finished blooming. They will flower, the petals will fall off, small green pods will, and those pods will turn a little brown and crack open. Just when they start to crack open you harvest them and take the seeds out. Yes, it seems to be an allium of some kind.>>1573090 Cochin are notorious for being ultra broody, so I don't think there's any help.
>>1573075That sounds like some terrible farming decisions and a life of just being a complete dumbshit about everything, not just farming.
>>1573103Right now I just put them outside the coop every day and close it, but the moment I open the coop again they all dash inside to be NEET again.
New harvest.Hydro on the left. Soil on center.The first Carolina Reapers with a tiny blossom-end rot damage on the rightThat's all.
>>1573148Seeds harvested from the Carolina Reapers. Not as many as one will think.Also I did a tomato sauce for pasta with like 1/8 of one reaper and mother of god. These things are dangerous. It wasn't that bad at the start but it does build up until your nostrils are on fire and your eyes watering. As I only like a bit of heat on my food I think I will have enough heat for my food for a year with only these two reapers.Maybe once I send a few to my brother (the only reason I am growing them in the first place) I will try to sell the rest.
>>1573148The soil's actually look good for once. Interesting.
>>1572648there are round zucchini
>>1572679Looks good, how long did that take?
Can I mulch rose trimmings? The internet is telling me that roses are dirty sluts that carry lots of disease.
>>1573250I don't get it, they are all cheap.
>>1573148Gorgeous looking pods, and nice size on those reapers.
>>1573250Is this per year or what?
>>1573325per month, sorry i'm retarded and forgot to note that
>>1573148nice. i think all mine stopped growing when temps got below 20c
>>1573250your question is too vague without any context
>>1573327only way you will get below 100 per month for a fucking garden is if you're using your parent's or you paid of the mortgageon your property already
>>1573340Your paying a mortgage regardless if you start a garden or not so you can’t necessarily factor in a land mortgage to the cost of your garden, that is unless you purchased land exclusively to start a garden
>>1573345the garden is part of the property so you're paying for it and you wont get much of a yard for 100 fucking dollars
>>1573352Yes you are paying for property but the cost difference between not planting a garden vs taking the initiative in your mind to plant one is $0Having the idea to garden isn't going to make your land payment magically go up unless you buy more land for the purpose
>>1573355>>1573352>>1573345>>1573340Take the square area of your garden and mortgaged property. What % of that land is your garden/farmed area? That will be the % cost of mortgage still being paid on that land and the cost of that garden/farmed area.I use a small portion of 3 acres of land for my gardens, orchard, aquaculture pond, and livestock. I do not have any debt at all and only need to pay taxes and scant utilities per month. A small portion of taxes is negated via a farm tax since my small farm is registered as such. A small portion of the utilities are used for maintaining farm/garden-related things (electric for light, heat, and water pump).Plant-based costs are rather low, but I do spend extra money on that just for experimentation. The largest cost for plants is for infrastructure elements & maintenance like fencing to keep varmints out, replacing pots/trays, grow lights & their electric use for early season plant starts, replacing polytunnel plastic, and replacing older fruit trees. Animal-based costs are completely different. There's utility usage (light/heat/water pump), some feed costs (depending on animal type), infrastructure (repairs/additions,) predator traps, fencing, and so on.I also make a small amount of income from the plants and animals in the form of currency, services traded, and goods traded. I consider all money spent on the farm as my monthly food bill. If I were to buy all my food instead of grow/raise/local trade all my food then the cost would be slightly less in currency. However, I do this for my health; body, spirit, and mind.I spend about $300-$350/month on my small farm. Keep in mind that I'm always trying to add new infrastructure to make long term things easier. I need a larger coop, more fencing, more raised beds, etc.I fucking love it.
>>1573409housing/land is a sunk cost that you are going to pay no matter what. trying to ball that into the cost of your garden doesn't make any sense.
>try a bunch of sweet and hot pepper varieties this year>most still don't taste as delicious as a ripe Hot Portugal pepperWhat did nature mean by this?
>>1573439That's Business Management 101. Land is the shelving space of mortgaged/rented/leased land. Now imagine all those people with giant lawns they do nothing but pour money into with no returns.
>tfw 18lbs of peppers harvest todayToday was a good day. This doesn't even include the 10lbs+ of peppers I've harvested since early spring.
>>1573103> They haven't finished bloomingThe whole thing is dead and dried up including the leaves.
>>1573480Impressive.How much space do you have?
>>1573480>all that garlic what are you fucking killing vampires on the side?
>>1573514That's only from one raised bed. About 66 square feet. Only I didn't pack in as many pepper plants as that can hold.>>1573519That's only about half. About 600 cloves will get replanted in about 132 square feet.
>>1572390Funny how when corporations control the government, suddenly the government doesn't want people to be self sufficent. It's almost like there's a conflict of interests. It's almost as if corporations have this fear that people might not consume product if they can make it themselves. So weird.
To anyone that cares about this stuff it seems General Hydroponics have silently came out with a new dry fertilizer called FloraProIt's a 3 part but you only have to use a micro and either a grow or bloomGH really doesn't seem like they want you to use it directly and instead only give you dilution rates to make stock for fertilizer injectorsWith the dilution rates you would actually use it's price competitive with Jack's Hydroponics and Masterblend if purchased online, if you got it locally at MSRP it would be cheaper than both
Does anyone know of a good mid-range brand of dehydrator?
>>1573463Was there any cross-pollination that could've effected the taste?
Does anyone know if this spider is bad for my peppers?
>>1573589Spiders are always frens. Give him smile and a nod and leave him be.
Throwing out the 2 yearold frozen jalapenos.they are still edible but I have fresh
>>1573604Ok let's see these 2 year frozen pepper seeds grow
>>1573075Every kind of work has downsides. Picking your occupation is a matter of evaluating those downsides and choosing whichever you can stomach. Obviously farming isn’t for you, but a lot of farmers I know fucking love their jobs
>>1573587Not that I know of.
>>1573607If you didn't dry the seeds prior to the freezing the germination rate will be close to zero.
>>1573409you mistaken the white civilization with the jewish
Central FLfag, what can I do about this shit on my peppers? Are they fucked? How can I prevent this from happening again if they are?
>>1573731Don't water its leaves. get it a rain cover and partial shade fro 2 weeks. Water the soil only. It looks like it is already starting to recover with new growth though.
>>1573732We've had some monsoon tier rain as of late, I thought it was a fungus and shit was fucked. But it makes sense, so it's pretty much just over saturating and it will recover? Be I noticed similar spots on the other pepper plant as well and slight spots on the lower part of my tomato plant
>>1573749Yeah, try to keep the leaves dry and remove all affected leaves. The spots are a bacterial problem that will spread with rain splash, sprinkler watering splash either from the soil up or from leaf to leaf. Mulching the soil will help prevent it in the early season.
This popped up in my garden. Its getting fucking huge, anyone know what it is?
>>1573862you’re going to jail anon
i need to do something with my peppers and tomatoes to promote growth on the existing fruit and to ripen before end of this month, how would i go about it? just snip off all the new growth constantly on the peppers and cut of the top of the tomato stems so it cant grow new suckers?
> recently bought home with quite big garden (25m x 8m)> overgrown with long grass, bushes, thorns and weedshow can I get rid of it the easiest way? terrain is a bit uneven but it's overgrowing to my neighbors etc.will probably have a gardenman coming in in October to flatten everything and to get rid of treestumps.Also have a wild cherry in the garden, bretty cool
>>1573862Looks like it could be opium lettuce, very useful plant. Youre going to jail anon.
>>1573956Brush hog, fire, slave labour?
>>1573862If the leaves have a super strong offensive weird odor to them when crushed then it is American Burnweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius). There's another weed that looks like it, but lacks that odor. I don't know what the other one is, but it will grow much taller than the burnweed; which doesn't seem to be Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa).
>>1573862in the same family as dandelion. next year when its coming in the new leaves are good eating, reminds me of spinach.
>>1573409About your pic, while being valid in theory, there are many things that need specific tools to be produced of a nice enough quality and in general it's impossible for a single man to be skilled in literally everything. Unless you wanna live a secluded life and common things that you would consider optional are ignored.It's completly valid for food tho.
>>1574061>>1573997>>1573985>>1573908Alright if it's just a giant weed I'll just uproot it. Thanks anons.
Hi all,How feasible is tunnel/greenhouse gardening in Zone 5? Most of the websites I've seen are geared towards people living in relatively nice climates. Here in Canada's Eastern half, things will be nice and summery, and then suddenly you're living in the arctic. I'd consider getting some kind of setup to extend the season for more cold-tolerant plants, but I want to know if it's feasible in my climate.
>>1574108The whole point of a greenhouse/polytunnel is because you want to grow something in a harsher climate than what it normally is able. Zone 5 is quite fine for those. People do that in Zone 3 without problems using "Deep Winter" greenhouse design.
>>1573778I have Spanish moss everywhere, could that be used?
>>1574108>>1574110I'm in zone 8 and still want a greenhouseMostly just because I want big hydroponic setups and 99% of them are a hassle in the rainIt would also fend off the mild winters and can be air conditioned
>>1573681Jesus can you snowflakes settle down it's like you don't believe in climate zones and plant and animal adaptation and differences
>>1573910Pick all flowers, small fruits and suckers
>>1573107I've read about placing them in a container of cold water so that their bottoms get cooled off quickly. I've no clue if that works, but with Cochin I think it is a lost cause.
>>1573492Well, you can smash it up to see if there's any hope that some of the black seeds developed somewhere. Otherwise, it looks like it didn't make it.
>>1572979Same, my """""everbearing """"" strawberries never fruit more than in the spring. The name is a misnomer meant to get sales at nurseries.
>>1574276but leave the main stem on the tomato?
>>1572660The most I've seen /out/ do is for the secret Santa stuff and something in those fishing threads. None of which were seed-related.
>>1574276>>1573910>>1574327You want the fruit to ripen right? It will ripen in its own time. Doing anything to the plant won't help that.If you want to promote growth of stems & leaves then you remove flowers and fruit and feed it an NPK fertilizer heavy in N.If you want to promote growth of flowers to make fruit, you use an NPK fertilizer heavy in P&K.If you want larger fruit, you make sure there are leaves below it and those leaves do not have a sucker growing from them. For tomatoes you also trim off extra fruit on the same truss you want larger fruit. For beefsteak/large plum you would leave only 3-4 tomatoes on a single truss. On cherry/small plum cultivars you can leave all of the fruit since they don't grow very large.
>>1573956Brush hook, weed eater, goats, and elbow grease. Look into, "soil solarization," methods for getting rid of weed seeds.
>>1574088FYI, American burnweed is edible. Some love it, most hate it. I personally dislike it. The flavor/odor is just too overpowering. I know some Italian-American people who say there's some wild herb in Italy they use American burnweed as a substitute here in the states.
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>>1574329i want it to promote growth of the fruit it already has growing not grow more because that wont have time to even get full size let alone ripe before end of the month cus it's shit weather and low temps here