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Drip Irrigation install, and fertilizing

February 13, 2011 Leave a comment

So funny thing, I was applying fertilizer – muriate of Potash – a mined mineral rock, and as I’m pouring… a yellow corn kernel lands in my container. What is a plain unprocessed yellow CORN doing in my mineral fertilizer? They have finally put Corn into everything.

Corn in Muriate of Potash

Transplanted Watermelons, a Musk Melon, and a Cucumber from seedling tray to bigger pots.

Sowed remaining 2 sq ft with mesculin lettuce seeds.

Installed Drip Irrigation system from Irrigation direct in both beds.

Put up PVC frame for netting support around new raised bed, and put up wildlife netting to protect from creatures.

Based on results of soil tests applied some fertilizers to the 72 sq ft of vegetable garden space.

Spread out 1.8 lbs Blood Meal 12-0-0 to provide nitrogen.

Raised Beds with frame and irrigation

Spread out 1.25 lbs Muriate of Potash 0-0-60 to correct Potassium deficiency.

Spread remaining 3-4 lbs of Acidifier onto garden soil and blueberry bushes to lower PH.

Spread roughly 5 lbs of Greensand (0-0-0.1) – provides Potassium over long term and trace elements.

Also – Update on the store bought squash seed project – Delicata Squash virtually all germinated, just took time. Ended up with excellent germination. Here’s an interesting shot of one I forgot to check for 24 hours and it shot through the moist paper towel I had it surrounded with.

Delicatta Squash growing in paper towel

Grow Area 2-12-2011

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First Spring planting and transplanting

January 29, 2011 1 comment

Moved a select remaining few 6-8 week transplants up to bigger pots.

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Transplants

  • listada de gandia eggplants
  • Chocolate Stripes Tomatoes
  • Riesentraube Tomatoes
  • Sungold Tomatoes
  • 1 Royal Hillbilly, some still lingering in the seedling tray, I want 1 more to grow as a backup.

 

Made seedling tray room for4 week transplants, and now soaking these seeds in water with liquid fish fertilizer

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Melons

  • striata d’italia zucchini
  • Ali Baba Watermelon
  • Edisto 47 (melon)
  • lemon squash
  • Biets Cucumber

Direct Sow in the garden

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Beets and Carrots

  • Carrot parisienne – 16/square foot – 2.5 sq ft.
  • Carrot Amarillo – 16/square foot – 2.5 sq ft.
  • Beet – Cylindra 9/square foot – 2 sq ft
  • Beet – Golden 9/square foot – 2 sq ft
  • Potatoes – Red La Sodas – 1 perĀ  – total 3 sq ft
  • Potato Fingerling from “Evermans” 2 per – total 3 sq ft
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Fingerlings

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Potatoes in ground

Worked on grow area, added peel and stick tiles to bottom and found some white painted side boards.

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Grow Area

Reference for historical reference,

Garden 1 layout in square feet 4×12.

Parsienne Carrots (16) Parsienne Carrots (16) 1/2 Parsienne 1/2 yellow Yellow Carrots (16) Yellow Carrots (16) Beet(9) Cylindrical Potato(1) Potato(1) Potato(1) Fingerling (2) Fingerling (2) Fingerling (2)
Letttuce(1/20) Letttuce(1/20) Letttuce Letttuce Beet(9) Golden Beet(9) Cylindrical Beet(9) Golden Garlic (8) – 1/20 Garlic (9) Garlic (9) Garlic (9) Garlic (9)
Strawberry Alpine Strawberry Alpine Strawberry Alpine Strawberry Alpine Strawberry Alpine Strawberry Alpine Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry
Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Alpine Strawberry Alpine Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry Strawberry