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What's New in this Club

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  1. What's new in this club
  2. hppygr8ful

    2023 Vegetable Garden

    🤔 to plant or not to plant and if the answer is to plant what to plant?
  3. hppygr8ful

    New Orchids planted

    So I got a deal on 10 new orchid plants - mostly Vanda's and Catleya's and after weeks of trying to get out to the greenhouse I planted all ten in bark and moss medium. I needed to do this as I am leaving for France December 12 and they are pretty mu...
  4. hppygr8ful

    Green House repairs

    The husband is updating and repiping my greenouse this week end and I am get two shipments of Orchids next week. With all the work he's doing he has asked me to grow somethng he can eat! Hppy
  5. hppygr8ful

    Planning a Garden

    So I found an easy way to get my garden area roto-tilled. Got up dressed and went out and began trying to start the tiller. It has a pull start. My husband comes out to see what all the cussing is about. H starts the tiler and does the whole area. ...
  6. hppygr8ful

    Planning a Garden

    I haven't been able to do anything in the garden this Summer because of issues with my eye and having two Surgeries. I took an bunch of pictures last wek so I could start mapping out my Garden which will include some permnent plants, medicinal and cu...
  7. hppygr8ful

    I got a digger

    So the new dog thinks it's great fun to dig up my vegetable garden. this would be OK if I was in a tilling stage but all but I am getting ready to move seedlings out to the garden and I don't want to lose this years crop. So I called a fencing contra...
  8. hppygr8ful

    Pollinator Bees

    My bee cocoons arrived now to find the right spot to hang them in the garden
  9. hppygr8ful

    Pollinator Bees

    Has anyone used non hive forming solitary bees to improve vegetable and flower yields? I am look at two different types Leaf cutter bees and blue mason bees. Any one have any experience with these?
  10. hppygr8ful

    New bloom

    So this one I got out of apile of orchids that had no label so I did not know what the flower would look like.
  11. Garden Plant Surprises

    update 1 It turned out to be another Fairy Tale eggplant, but I do have a Rosa Bianca plant which is correctly labeled that seems to have a fertilized flower so I am praying that it will go full term. I wrapped the Rosa Bianca plant in a frost ...
  12. Zapi’s December 1st 2021 Garden

    Update 1 I lost some seedling to multi adverse factors: too much water, fertilizing too early and poor pest control. However some of the seedlings have matured to very strong and healthy young plants. I found a clear storage box with clear...
  13. Zapi’s December 1st 2021 Garden

    Zone 9a We had a few nights that dipped into the 40s in November. Some seedlings like Milk Bok Choy were eaten by pest so I will be succession planting as needed. I am still thinning out broccoli and cauliflower and using the delicious tender...
  14. Garden Plant Surprises

    Has anyone ever tried multiple times to grow plants that totally fail every time and then they surprise you by appearing in your seedling salvage box bearing fruit? ? I had a storage container that I would sometimes replant seedlings that I thin...
  15. Winter Root Veggies

    I planted beets, carrots, and radishes in 2 plastic storage container in September or October. I pulled a few of the plants out today to check the progress. The carrots and beets haven’t formed yet, but the radishes are definitely a winner for me....
  16. Seed Haul

    Update on a few of the Winter seedlings zone 9a ?:
  17. hppygr8ful

    New Blooms

    I purchased this seeding Catleya last December and have been nursing it all year in the green house.
  18. Seed Haul

    I also forgot to mention that I sometimes cover the plants with toole on colder nights in the 40's F. I just found Frost Shield 6' x 50' roll at Lowes that I plan to use when temperatures drop into the 30's F.
  19. Seed Haul

    I live in Texas, zone 9a. I haven't gardened in over 5 years because had abandoned it when I decided to go back to school. Now that I finished school I am getting back to gardening for hobby. I envy people with green houses, but maybe next year I w...
  20. hppygr8ful

    Pumpkins, Other Large Squash, Sun Flowers, and Melons

    You might want to try companion planting using plants that have natural pest control properties. Try planting your squash with catnip, tansy, radishes, nasturtiums, marigolds, bee balm and mint. I prefer not to use chemicals on my garden but som...
  21. hppygr8ful

    Pumpkins, Other Large Squash, Sun Flowers, and Melons

    @SummerGarden Plan for approximately 100 days from planting to maturity. Late June to mid July are the best planting time for Halloween harvest.
  22. hppygr8ful

    Seed Haul

    Where do you live that you can plant like that in October? I'm in So Cal but the nights are getting too cold for outdoor growing and the greenhouse is taken up with the orchids. Hppy
  23. Seed Haul

    I placed my first order from Baker Creek, rareseeds.com .: Nagasaki late Chinese Cabbage Baby milk bok Choy Free seed variety 1 He shi ko bunching onion Kano eggplant Lesya pepper (sweet) Yellow scallop squash ...
  24. Rat tail radish

    I am posting the pictures and writing about my garden on my days off to relieve stress. Thinking about my garden helps me through the long and exhausting 12 hours shifts at work. I haven't considered a hobby in food styling yet because I don't kno...
  25. Nutritional Value of Peppers

    Thank you for the info about weight loss. My co-worker eats pepper for to prevent constipation also. I grew 6 spineless okra seeds this Summer which 5 sprouted and produced more than enough okra all Summer. It is actually still producing but s...
  26. hppygr8ful

    New blooms and polination project

    I was in the green house this am and noticed one of my Catleya orchids that I purchased last year is trying to bloom. I have also attempted to cross polinate two orchids from the Phalaenopsis species. I took pollen from the white one and pollinated t...