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RE: Container Sweet Potatoes (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: engineeredgarden on 10.13.2009 at 11:36 pm in Vegetable Gardening Forum

ourhappyhome - that's ok. The harvest from the container in the video is of some slips I started from a sweet potato purchased at the grocery store. I don't know what kind they are. Sorry!

snappybob - thanks, I'm glad you liked it. You're gonna want to use the white containers, probably. Starting your own slips is very easy. Just suspend the top 2/3 of a sweet potato above a glass of water, by skewering it with a small diameter rod of some kind - and letting the stick rest on the rim of the glass. Make sure the pointy part of the potato is pointing down, and just change the water weekly. In 2-3 weeks, sprouts should start appearing. When they get about 3" long, break them off at the potato, then place the stems in a dish of water. they will grow their own roots, then transplant into the garden.



clipped on: 03.02.2011 at 12:08 am    last updated on: 03.02.2011 at 12:10 am

RE: What light for tomato seedlings/transplants? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: cannabisgrower on 09.23.2008 at 08:16 pm in Growing under Lights Forum

take it from a crop-grower like myself who is also on a budget: the best lamps are plain cool white 4100K, buy the ones that give the most lumens like XHL TCP T8 lamps, that only cost about $2.75 each. The lamps will last for more than 6 years, with normal use. if you want stupendous growth, then OVERDRIVE the fixture (scroll down to overdriving thread to see how), but YOU DON'T NEED TOO, use 2 or even 3 shoplight fixtures side by side, total of 4 or 6 tubes, 4 to 6square feet, and you can grow 4 standard trays of seedlings under this light. since you're wanting to grow good sized tomato bushes, use 5" PLASTIC square pots, 8 plants will fit per tray. Do not bother with tiny peat pots, you are after nice big bushes that will really get big once you put them outside. Since your seeds are expensive, first practice with cheap seeds, in the same way as I practice with bird seed, before planting cannabis seeds, which cost $10 - $15 per ONE SEED. If you wish to use 1.5 or 2" peat pots to germinate, and transfer to the larger plastic pots when nicely established, you may, especially since you tell me your seeds are pricey. Start your seeds about 6-8 weeks before the date for putting them outside, but you be the better judge of this than me.
This forum is kind of dead because the format is really primitive - I wish the owners would buy some modern software, otherwise I agree, it sux. I would really like to know the name of another gardening forum, some place more active. I belong to as well, it's a nice cannabis growing forum, but still even that place uses fairly old kinds of software.


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