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    Overwintering Banana Plants

    Oh there's a giant community out there :) Bananas.org has a lot of people passionate on that subject The main thread was from a year or two ago. I've lost some but have others going strong :)
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    Overwintering Banana Plants

    Been starting up some of my bananas and it constantly amazes me that I can dig these guys out, throw them in a dark room, ignore them for a few months and watch them immediately respond when I put them back in soil
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    Starting squash seeds indoors?

    what size pots do you use for your starts?
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    Starting squash seeds indoors?

    Cow Pots work good for this. However, you need to keep them moist. Like a baby in a hot tub the surface area is essentially greater than the volume and will just dry up quick if you don't keep it moist. baby in a hot tub can have a greater chance of overheating since they have more surface...
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    Mouse effing with my acorns?

    Inisde or outside? Inside I just use those traps with the teeth. But they're not dumb animals and so once they get to knowing those I switch it up to a different kind before going back. It's just persistence and placing the traps in their pathways that they might tske on the way to go get food
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    Scotch Bonnets Finally Ripening

    Well it's not like I'm eating them straight. They're an additive to soups, chili or stews as well as i make a hot sauce out of them with pineapple
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    Scotch Bonnets Finally Ripening

    If a branch looks dead or meh then trimming isn't bad. The one thing I have run into in the past is bringing them in from outside means you're bringing in bugs. You sure a single aphid didn't make that journey? Once inside there's no natural predators and annoyances and cleaners (wind &...
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    Scotch Bonnets Finally Ripening

    They're in a 5x5 Gorilla tent with other things. Yeah, growing these by a window might work in the end, but I would expect the plant to be extremely leggy and take far longer to produce, if it ever did. Overwintering them in that way is probably fine, but you might need to repot and trim them...
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    Scotch Bonnets Finally Ripening

    It's always such a long wait (90+ days just for plant maturity) for these guys, but very worth it. I have three plants going in my basement each with a good amount of peppers on them and they've finally started turning color in the last two days. I never really mark down when I start them but...
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    Best Composting Tips

    I'm right there with both of you. I pile crap into my compost bins and then 6 or 8 months later pull it out and toss it in the garden or mix it into other soil for container gardening inside.
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    What're your number of lettuce plants?

    Wahoo! That's what I was looking for. Not sure about your wilted lettuce drive, but I'll stay with more crisp ;)
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    Horse Manure (Trail Gold)

    Nice answer. Thanks. The daikons are certainly a new though that gave me a laugh. I've put down seeds for about 40 different species of prairire grasses and flowers, including deep rooted ones like leadplant and big bluestem, and am excited to see it change over the years. I'm planning on...
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    What're your number of lettuce plants?

    It all boils down to these questions: How many lettuce plants are the right amount? Do you keep germinating and planting more over the course of a season? Both in summer and winter I normally grow peppers and tomatoes, you know, plants that just keep producing and producing and aren't...
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    Garden Beds

    Agreed. If you don't drill holes the plants will likely get root rot / drown. Also, I know people use troughs, but I always think they'd just overheat the soil in strong sun. Good luck!!
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    Has anyone ever grown seedling in a cold garage?

    Interesting. I'm guessing the amount of flowers is a response to the temp in an effort to produce as many babies as possible
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