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Forum: Heirloom Gardening June 6th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,241
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: anyone ever use FISH for fertilizer?

With all the pollutants and heavy metals found in fish, no, I would never put them near my organic garden.
Forum: Seed Saving April 10th, 2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Saving seeds from fruit eaten

If you bought the peach, then it doesn't "cost nothing," and if you're going to continue buying peaches for 7 years while you wait, you will likely spend more than the less than $20 that a grafted...
Forum: Seed Saving April 9th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Saving seeds from fruit eaten

Yes but it would take over 7 years for your peach seedling to produce fruit. Many who grow from seed try to find trees that will grow in their climate and fruit in three or fewer years.
Forum: Heirloom Gardening March 22nd, 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Moringa tree

Yes, thanks for the links Nullzero; I'm going to order seeds, as this sounds like a very promising but undemanding tree for windy spots on my property.
Forum: General Digging March 15th, 2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Soil:A Community of Life

Yes, there is a reason why herbicides were turned to; because the chemical industry wanted to make profits off the new toxics it invented during world war II. A very easy option to suppress weeds is...
Forum: General Digging February 16th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,499
Views: 145,408
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: What did you do in your garden today?

Today I spent a good amount of time hand-pollinating the melons in my greenhouse, and then became annoyed when I realized that the culantro/vietnamese coriander that I thought I was having such good...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening February 13th, 2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Pepino, 2010 harvest

No, it's not really worth the space for such an unreliable novelty crop.
Forum: Heirloom Gardening February 13th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Pepino, 2010 harvest

nullzero, sadly I don't. I only vegetatively cloned the best variety from my seedlings and then those plants all died after one more season. I don't think seeds ever give a stable pepino cultivar,...
Forum: General Digging February 13th, 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Blueberry Bushes

Pine is a fine mulch for blueberries, but it does not acidify the soil. You need to add the sulphur. Since I grow in raised beds, I also added a great deal of peat moss where I was planting the...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening February 8th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,651
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Yacon information sharing

Oh, I wasn't directing my comments about jicama to you personally, just sharing what I know about the crop with the thread since I am familiar with it locally.
Forum: Herbs and Flowers February 8th, 2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Having a hard time finding these herbs!

Other than lime basil and spearmint, the varieties you list are propagated by cuttings only, as they won't grow true from seeds. You can mail-order the plants from Territorial Seeds, but I've always...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening February 8th, 2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,651
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Yacon information sharing

Thanks, I'll try that out.

Regarding jicama's, they aren't very similar at all to yacon. The jicama is grown from seed and produces just one root, which is very crunchy even when cooked and has...
Forum: General Digging February 7th, 2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Apples and Peaches flowering

I hope you can get a pollinator. Kiwi is generally unhappy in Hawaii so the plants aren't sold here, but it's too acidic for me anyway.
Forum: General Digging February 7th, 2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Apples and Peaches flowering

Generally stone fruits perform very well in the upper regions of Hawaii; most famously on Kauai where there are groves of very old, wild plum trees that you need a permit to pick from. The cultivars...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening February 7th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,651
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Yacon information sharing

Can you tell me what method you use for cuttings? I have four plants in the ground right now and am interested to see if I can make more plants for this season.
Forum: General Digging February 7th, 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Apples and Peaches flowering

Yes, the nectarine tree I planted in the ground last spring is now flowering, setting fruit and putting on leaves. I had expected it to wait longer, but since the lowest it gets is the mid-forties...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening October 21st, 2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Early Moonbean Watermelon

I'll keep white sugar lump in mind. Good to know you had great success with early moonbeam--the yellow color and great taste should sell well.
Forum: Heirloom Gardening October 19th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Early Moonbean Watermelon

Has anyone grown this melon before? I got the seed from seeds of change and I selected it as a yellow-fleshed watermelon that was supposed to be good for the north, and thus also high-elevation...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening September 29th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: I Grew a PASSIONFRUIT!!!!!

I'm growing a purple passion fruit vine right now; I've only had it for six months, but it's grown up our fence-trellis, and I hope one day it will produce something. I'm glad yours did.
Forum: General Digging September 24th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Litchi tomatoes

I tried growing these twice, and both times they barely produced anything except a few small, sour, shriveled seedy fruits of no value to me. I'm growing black surinam cherry trees instead--they...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening September 23rd, 2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Let my orangeglo go too long!

Oh yes, watermelon juice is excellent; including the rind and seeds makes it more nutritious. You can also just put the flesh in a blender and then run it through a strainer for a good drink.
Forum: General Digging September 23rd, 2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Jujubes

Good articles; I recently tried to grow some jujube trees from seed, but they all fissled out quite early on. It probably doesn't get hot enough for them in the summer here, anyway.
Forum: Heirloom Gardening September 23rd, 2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Corexit bludgeoning

Oh yes, I'm chemically sensitive myself, and am so glad I'm nowhere near the gulf. I hope the person you mention is ok.

That's an interesting link on the possible stoppage of the gulf stream--I...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening September 21st, 2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: Corexit bludgeoning

Corexit is most certainly a highly dangerous poison that was pumped into the gulf in insanely unsafe levels as a PR tool for BP to pretend the oil is gone. I think it highly possible that people in...
Forum: General Digging September 13th, 2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,391
Posted By Mt.Imagine
Re: What will you do different next year?

Plant less tomatoes, wait until the sweet potato cuttings are bigger before planting out, and doing something about these raised beds are my plans, except instead of next year, it's just now.
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