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RE: clippings (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: sewnsoe on 04.05.2009 at 08:46 pm in Rose Propagation Forum

cut (on a slant) a section about 6"long just 1/2" under a grouping of 3-5 leaves. the wood should not be too soft or too hard. remove or trim excess leaves . make a hole in SAND you have put in a container with drain holes. dip cutting end in water then in rooting hormone. stick the cutting in the hole about 2" into sand. press sand snug around stem. keep cutting and sand good and moist at all times. mist the cutting 2-3 times a day. indirect sunlight. out of wind. do not disturb for nearly 6 weeks. DO NOT PULL OUT OF SAND. lift it from the bottom and be careful with the new tender roots. enjoy. works for me.

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clipped on: 05.01.2009 at 01:06 pm    last updated on: 05.01.2009 at 01:06 pm

RE: My HeartBreak (Follow-Up #21)

posted by: cindeea on 01.25.2009 at 03:07 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

And now for some good news. The survivors were basking in the sun today and some are carring new fruits. Among them: Earl's Faux, Tumbling Tom, Red Robin, Galina's, Pink Ping Pong, Talladega, Green Zebra, A NOID Cherry(almost looks like Sweet baby Girl Clusters) or could be HCR, Florida 91 and a lot of new seedlings that made it under the potting bench wrapped in black cloth.
From Tomato Heartbreak

From Tomato Heartbreak

From Tomato Heartbreak

From Tomato Heartbreak

Hopefully all this fruit is not tainted and will ripen and be edible!

From Tomato Heartbreak

Onward!!

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clipped on: 01.30.2009 at 06:31 pm    last updated on: 01.30.2009 at 06:32 pm

Tom's in-ground pot-in-pot model for growing veggies

posted by: tomncath on 01.29.2009 at 05:17 pm in Florida Gardening Forum

So, last year after being frustrated with nematode problems I covered my raised beds with cypress mulch and moved into nursery containers set above the cypress mulch. I had significantly improved success over my diseased soil but noted that the container potting mixes were hotter than optimal. I though about using the post-hole method but didn't really want to be digging new postholes every season so I decided to stay with the containers but use an in-ground pot-in-pot model like some of the professional nurseries do. Hopefully, this will overcome the summer heat and keep my potting mixes cooler. Also, to discourage nematodes from migrating through the bottom holes in the larger containers I spread a layer of oak leaves at the bottom of the containers since nematodes don't like organic material much...so far it's worked.

I'm posting these pictures since several folks have requested better pictures of the setup.

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Early fall picture

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Early fall picture

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Late fall picture, cukes are history!

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I just set this cut-back Baby Bubba okra in the 10 gallon bunker for perspective, 7 gallon container, 10 gallon bunker, used for indeterminate tomatoes.

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Beefmaster tomato, 7 gallon container, 10 gallon bunker.

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Just started super sugar snap peas after pulling out the cukes. 5 gallon containers, 7 gallon bunkers.

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The row of sugar snaps....

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Just set this Indian Stripe after pulling out a Jetsetter. Yes, I successfully grew large indeterminate's in 5 gallon containers.... 5 gallon container, 7 gallon bunker.

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I used the smaller containers in the narrow beds on the north side of the boardwalk.

I hope these pictures answer your questions, if not drop me a line.

Tom

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clipped on: 01.30.2009 at 06:18 pm    last updated on: 01.30.2009 at 06:19 pm