How about...gardening?

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How about...gardening?

Postby Callicles » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:51 am

So, I tried finding a controversial topic to post in, but I had no takers. So, there goes that avenue of amusement. How about something practical? I thought to myself, self, if nobody wants to once and for all settle the debate around socio-economic systems and varioius isms, why not see if you can draw on the collective wisdom of the forum for some gardening advice.

What's up with cauliflower and brocolli. I planted these in my garden boxes, in a green house of sorts, and all the did was turn in to giant, unruly plants. I think I probably planted them too close together and I have since come to learn that cauliflower likes cooler temperatures, but, now that my plants are totally out of hand, can they be salvaged? Should I just slash and burn?

Or would y'all rather discuss the relative merits of socialism, versus capitalism, versus facism, versus assorted other isms?+
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby rats19 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:33 am

............shmardening ;)
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Callicles » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:15 am

How about... Vegans have nor more respect for life than ominivores. Life is life man and any time you snuff out a life to feed your parasitic self it's a killing. Killing a carrot is like killing a cow!

(Is this board always this quiet or is it the off-season?)
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby rats19 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:23 am

Our solar system Is contained in a grain of sand in a galaxy 20 million parsecs distant..so in the big scheme of things HFC?
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:10 pm

I will pay to have someone else look after my garden when I can afford to. Right now all plants should be able to fend for themselves.

There's really not much I like about it.
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Cornuck » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:15 pm

I have a small vegetable garden every other year. It's a lot of work for something that I can get at the farmer's market. About the only thing that grows well in this soil is tomatoes and peppers. WTF was I thinking try to grow lettuce??

I see no reason for flowers. If I'm going to take care of a plant, I want to eat part of it later on.
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby rats19 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:24 pm

Cornuck wrote:I have a small vegetable garden every other year. It's a lot of work for something that I can get at the farmer's market. About the only thing that grows well in this soil is tomatoes and peppers. WTF was I thinking try to grow lettuce??

I see no reason for flowers. If I'm going to take care of a plant, I want to eat part of it later on.

Cornuck a herbavore.....omnivore...anyways from my understanding in the world of green thumbs it Is not so much the crop as It Is the emotional medicinal therapeutic value...that Is gardening
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Cornuck » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:33 pm

rats19 wrote:It Is the emotional medicinal therapeutic value...that Is gardening


I'll remember that the next time I'm tilling this clay-like substance they call soil out here! :D
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:43 pm

I can think of a million things I'd rather do than piss around in a garden.

Guess I don't have a green thumb at all cause I get zero therapeutic value.

I'd feel much better if the whole thing was ripped out and we put in big rocks, huge rocks so no weeds could grow and no watering was required.
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Per » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:57 pm

Cornuck wrote:I have a small vegetable garden every other year. It's a lot of work for something that I can get at the farmer's market. About the only thing that grows well in this soil is tomatoes and peppers. WTF was I thinking try to grow lettuce??

I see no reason for flowers. If I'm going to take care of a plant, I want to eat part of it later on.

Agreed. But I find tomatoes and such too fickle. You need to plant new ones every year! :o

I prefer trees and bushes. We have two apple trees, two cherry trees (one sour, one sweet) a plum tree and a pear tree. We also have black and red currants, gooseberries, raspberries and blackberries. Trees and bushes don't need to be babied the way vegetables demand. Some fertiliser, the occassional pruning and that's it. Of course, stupid birds steal most of the cherries, but still. The fruit trees look pretty in the spring, and then they give you food in late summer/ fall. What more can you ask for? 8-)

Right - rhubarb! You need something to make pies of in spring/ early summer, till the fruits and berries are ripe. Gotcha.
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Cornuck » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:02 pm

Yes, I've thought about trees. We look at them each spring, but never get any.
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby rats19 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:11 pm

Removing ones mind
From the daily grind
Is somethingwe need more
Even If we do not particularly like the chore
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby donlever » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:23 pm

Tomatoes.

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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:43 pm

donlever wrote:Tomatoes.

Potatoes.
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Re: How about...gardening?

Postby Cornuck » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:46 pm

Here's a photo that I took last week. See if you can spot the one crop out here that has been growing since WWII without genetic engineering, fertilizer or other additives.

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