Monday, April 7, 2014

Sq Ft Gardening

SQ FOOT GARDENING





A few months ago I read a book on Sq Foot Gardening. I decided to try it in my raised garden. I planted leek end cuts, Ky. wonder beans, squash, garlic, shallots, cucumbers and peppers. In my next posting I'll tell you more about planting end cuts.





Monday, November 26, 2012

CARAMBOLA / STARFRUIT

We are picking Carambola's now, our trees are loaded and the local supermarket is selling imported Carambola's for an outrageous price. We believe in being earth friendly (pesticide free).  If you are interested and live in Tampa bay for these sweet untainted fruit, you can reach us at tropicalfuittrees@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mango From Seed


On June 6, 2012 I showed you how to start a plant from seed, the seed I used was from a mango. This photo is of that seed, about 2 months. As soon as it produced roots and started it's trunk I planted it into a pot.        

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SEED STARTING KIT

Most people start their plants from seedling, but you can easily start from seeds and save some money. The following method works equally well with trees, herbs and vegetables. How many times have you sow your seeds by hand, just tossing them into your planting bed, covered them with soil, watered any crossed your fingers. Then when something brakes the surface you start to wonder if this is your seedling or a weed.  You start with your seeds, paper towel and a plastic (zip-lock) bag.

THESE ARE ALL THE ITEMS YOU NEED TO START

Step 1

Mark Ziploc with name of seeds & date started.

Step 2

Wet paper towel squeezing out excess water leaving paper towel damp.

Step 3

Wrap seed or seeds in wet paper towel, folding it once or twice.

Step 4

Place wrapped seed or seeds into the Ziploc and store in indirect light until they show root and stems

Step 5

Remove seed from Ziploc and plant in a small pot until it is large enough to plant in your garden