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RhinoDave

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PostSubject: Needing motivation.   March 24th 2018, 5:34 pm

Still trying to convince myself to put in a small garden. Still have lots of tomatoes left from last season as well as several jars of pickles and jalapeno peppers. Ended up giving away several squashes and once again failed to grow any radishes or carrots. My gardening skills are limited to going to the farm market.

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PostSubject: Re: Needing motivation.   March 24th 2018, 7:31 pm

Some years it works out and some it doesn't, but it is fun playing in the dirt.
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PostSubject: Re: Needing motivation.   March 24th 2018, 7:43 pm

@RhinoDave wrote:
 Ended up giving away several squashes and once again failed to grow any radishes or carrots. My gardening skills are limited to going to the farm market.

 I thought radishes grew themselves. I just throw some seed down a small row, lightly cover them and water. In just a few days they're up and they're ready to eat in less than a month.
Maybe you're planting them too deep.  Dunno

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PostSubject: Re: Needing motivation.   March 24th 2018, 8:01 pm

@patocazador wrote:
@RhinoDave wrote:
 Ended up giving away several squashes and once again failed to grow any radishes or carrots. My gardening skills are limited to going to the farm market.

 I thought radishes grew themselves. I just throw some seed down a small row, lightly cover them and water. In just a few days they're up and they're ready to eat in less than a month.
Maybe you're planting them too deep.  Dunno
Maybe in your world they grow themselves but in my yard they put all their energy into growing nice bushy green tops and zero roots. I can't tell you how many times I've pulled up a nice large stalk and looked at a tiny shriveled little radish. Just not worth the effort anymore.

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PostSubject: Re: Needing motivation.   March 24th 2018, 8:31 pm

Don't use fertilizer in the beginning. Sparingly use some potash (K)-heavy fertilizer after 2 1/2 weeks. 
Too much nitrogen makes the tops grow at the expense of the roots. The potash will put some heat into your radishes .. and peppers.

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