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The RheaRange Germinator

20 Apr

Check it out. The Germinator gets plants started evenly and quickly.


Homemade Fertilizer

12 Apr
Making Fertilizer

Making Fertilizer


Following Steve Solomon’s recipe for homemade fertilizer

The basic recipe:

4 Parts seed meal. He suggests low cost high nutrient value powered animal feed. I’m gonna use stale wheat and semolina flour first.

1 Part agricultural lime

1 Part Bone meal

Additional inputs:

If Dolomite Lime is available 1/2 Part Dolomite Lime and only 1/2 Part agricultural lime in the basic recipe.

1/2 Part Kelp meal

Add sparingly and only based on soil testing:

Agricultural Sulfur recommended amount

Epsom Salts recommended amount

Boron 1/2 recommended amount

Most of the ingredients are found at my local feed store.

Bunny Tail Grass and Pansy and problems

22 Mar

Bunnytail Grass and Pansy

The Bunny Tail Grass and Pansy looks good.

The Pepper had a disaster. They are spiffed up now.

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More peppers and basil have been stepped up.

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And I left the tomatoes in the dark germinator too long.

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3 Mar
Light table with under heat for germination

Light table with under heat for germination

The Germinator

The Germinator with a temperature controlled humidifier and lcd lights


First tomatoes of the season

9 Jul

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The tomatoes with a bit of fresh basil (above) and the same tomatoes still on the vine.

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Garden Style

30 Jun

Apparently my garden attire is quite stylish.

Dressed to kill. Weeds

Dressed to kill. Weeds

Too Cold Overnight

26 Jun

The overnight temperatures are too cold for steady growth. Soil temperature is a better measure but overnight temps are a good substitute.

Notice the low overnight temperatures

Notice the low overnight temperatures