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    About Begonias

    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western sun. - there is a huge tree on the outside of the west wall which stops anything in its pathe from...
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    About Begonias

    Most varieties of begonias are amongst my favourite plants. Except for wax begonias which have never attracted me. My problem is that I cant seem to re-start the tuberous begonias in this climate. I say restart because they always die off. Back in Canada this was normal. The tuber was...
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    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a fourth set of leaves. I am going to lift both the amaryllis(when the leaves die off) and the lily and...
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    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have also seeded a japanese small turnip that always...
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the tumeric and vice versa. I did this for the last two...
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    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Not sure what you mean i.e. as a soil amendment or as in eating. If the latter i am an omnivore. There are other quasi root vegies that are allowed on keto for those of us not so restrictive - like kohlrabi and turnips/rutabagas. the theory is that they dont actually grow much if at all...
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    All about Organic growing

    I am happy you qualified your remarks "as best you can" - especially when you are just starting and you dont have a lot of disposable income. On my FB site "gardening in Ecuador" I have taken people to task for deliberately using non-organic products or methods - such as bringing in possible...
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    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Jack just some thoughts: I am doing the keto lifestyle so not allowed to eat potatoes :cry: however, ketoers know that repurposing some foods works out great. Radishes: use them like potatoes in chicken stew, fried, roasted I even ground up fresh ones with measured portions of 'riced'...
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    Check out my turmeric!

    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the tubers were a bit smaller. what about you? and I...
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    this what I am wondering. Even after I harvest either tumeric or ginger can i just throw a piece back in the pot and keep going. where they are now is in two rubbermaid self watering bins. Getting sun and shade during the day - tumeric more sun than ginger - and they seem to love the location...
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    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    Now, about asiatic lillies. I have grown orientals and other varieties in Vancouver BC - mostly Mediterranean Oceanside climate with a not very cold winter - ground doesnt freeze - and just left all int he ground, including tulips and other spring bulbs. . Now of course iam in the six month...
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    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    this picture is when I first brought the plant home. I lost the last pictures but this is what it looked like this time round after planting in the ground. I am so happy it bloomed. two huge blossoms. I cut off the spent blooms and it is just the stalk, now, with two lovely leaves growing...
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    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    Here is a shot of the bulb. it is going to bloom! Yaaay. the stem is about 3'"high. So, I just followed generally acceptable treatment of the spent bulb from other climates. Later I must decide if I will lift it again to dry out or leave it in the ground. ?????? BTW one of the secrets to...
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    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    Beautiful photo. thank you. Never in my life heard of planting an Amaryllis so deep! In Vancouver BC we never lifted bulbs, including Lillies because the ground never froze. But Amaryllis was still treated as a once year beauty, indoors at Xmas. So maybe I goofed. I was relatively...
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    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    Hi all. today I planted my amarylis bulb. It has been laying dormant in a pot, outside, for a few months, and has received some sun thru out the day. when i shook off the dried up matter it has a healthy white onion type of bulb. I planted it in the dirt with a bit of compost this morning and...