North America, USA

A Sunflower Update

As you may remember, I start growing some sunflowers a while back. The mammoth sunflowers can grow up to 15 feet tall. The sunflowers that are growing right now, are a few feet tall. One of them just started to blossom. It’s still quite small but it’s getting larger everyday. I’m looking forward to one […]

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North America, USA

Hydroponics

While those two beds were getting started, I started some more peppers and cucumber and lettuce hydroponically in rockwool indoors. I started the plants in rockwool starter plugs in a tray with some water and a humidity dome. Then opened the dome vents slowly over the next few days, eventually taking the dome off after […]

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North America, USA

Growing Mammoth Sunflowers

I found myself looking up plants online and came across a photo of a giant sunflower (we’re talking 12′ tall, yes 12 feet). I bought a bag of Russian Mammoth Sunflower seeds from Amazon and started them. They have been by far the easiest thing to grow so far. I planted 10 seeds and all […]

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North America, USA

Growing a Pineapple

My stepdad grew a pineapple plant once from a pineapple he bought at the grocery store. It took him 5 years, but he enjoyed the experience and bought me a pineapple to follow suit. I planted it and every month of so, I’ve been repotting it into larger and larger containers. After it gets a […]

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North America, USA

Raised Planter Beds

I started gardening in September, first with one raised planter bed filled with some peppers (Serrano, Jalepeno, Dragon Cayenne, Bell and Banana), tomatoes (San Marzano and Mr Stripey), basil, and clove. The raised planter is 7’x11′ and about 16.5″ tall. I lined the bottom with a porous weed barrier, then a layer of marble chips […]

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