What did you do in the garden today?

Compost King

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No progress on my project today, so I found another example of what i am doing. Someone made something similar to mine to clone his Cannabis and I thought I would share a picture similar to what I am trying to build (mine is for hybrid peppers propagation). he seems to be growing his in a grow tent so he does not need a humidity dome. I do grow legal hemp but to be honest this is overkill for such a plant, they will root in damp vermiculite. I only built mine because peppers struggle to root and stagnating water leads to mold growth that will kill roots. Bubble Cloners oxygenate water to increase survival by decreasing the chance root mold forms fast enough to kill the roots. I actually prefer less gadgets to tinker with if I can get away with it.
 

Kiwibird

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Kiwibird

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No progress on my project today, so I found another example of what i am doing. Someone made something similar to mine to clone his Cannabis and I thought I would share a picture similar to what I am trying to build (mine is for hybrid peppers propagation). he seems to be growing his in a grow tent so he does not need a humidity dome. I do grow legal hemp but to be honest this is overkill for such a plant, they will root in damp vermiculite. I only built mine because peppers struggle to root and stagnating water leads to mold growth that will kill roots. Bubble Cloners oxygenate water to increase survival by decreasing the chance root mold forms fast enough to kill the roots. I actually prefer less gadgets to tinker with if I can get away with it.
What do you wrap around the stem to hold them in place, @Compost King? I am following this project with interest. I do like to grow some things which don't take easily from cuttings, and I like this idea better than root-forming hormones.
 

Kiwibird

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Hi Everybody, lovely to read your garden news, as always.

We have a spring storm coming, so I have spent some time moving vegetable seedlings to places where the wind is less likely to flip the trays over. Tomorrow's gardening will probably be limited to planting flower seeds somewhere out of the wind and rain.
 

Compost King

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What do you wrap around the stem to hold them in place, @Compost King? I am following this project with interest. I do like to grow some things which don't take easily from cuttings, and I like this idea better than root-forming hormones.
I use a sponge material I get from Parks seeds. Others use Rock wool, or Rapid Rooters. Its basically a sponge material ... In that last picture I am not sure what they used, I have never seen a white medium like that before.

Parks Seeds (I use the medium size, fits a 1 inch or 1 1/8 inch hole.
https://parkseed.com/bio-dome-refill-sponges/p/v1597/

Rapid Rooter... I am told higher quality but I did not like using them for reasons I can't explain, however most people prefer these
https://www.amazon.com/General-Hydroponics-Rapid-Rooter-Replacement/dp/B0002IU8K2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=H51NULU3H56T&dchild=1&keywords=rapid+rooter+starter+plugs&qid=1601113955&sprefix=Rapid+rooter,aps,185&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExRFFPSTdMNlFHWVlMJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDExOTcyODRETExXQTlKSTg4JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA2MTgwNTJFSUk4V0I1SDhMWVUmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

Rockwool, I do not like Rockwool because your PH needs to be perfect when working with it as a rooting medium.
https://www.amazon.com/Pratico-Outd...jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
 

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idea better than root-forming hormones.
The Rooting Hormone for most plants I do cutting on really aren't much of a help with the hormone as much as the fungicide that comes with the rooting hormone helps. I still use rooting hormones with a device like this if I have it just for the fungicide properties in the powder.
 

Sueby

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Morning all. COVID test came back negative. Been doing some canning today, haven't caught up on the thread yet.

Some of the salsa maters I picked today:
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Here's the green tomato salsa verde:
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& the hot sauce, this stuff has pineapple in it, but DH says it's hotter than before. I have no idea how that's possible, lol:
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Have a great day all. Off to catch up...
 

igorsMistress

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Good morning gardeners. It’s a beautiful morning here, good temps for working outside. I moved the rose bush to a pot and put it where it’ll get early morning sun and straightened up the yard a bit. I still need to move some things into the shed but my coffee was getting cold and I needed a refill. The lemon tree has been watered, man it’s looking great! Mulching has helped tremendously. I saw a weed under the picnic table bench and made a mental note to pull it but the chickens took care of it for me. I sold all my chicks during the week except for the ACs so my life has been simplified quite a bit. I’m teaching the ACs to roost with the bigs before I move the new girls into the big coop. If they roost on their own tonight I’ll move the newbies in tomorrow and lock the mini coop until they all roost together regularly. Thank goodness I had hubs put hinges on the lid on the nest boxes, I have to put it up when I collect eggs or one of the girls will roost there. I have managed to save the last society garlic and I found out the flock also likes the tree I planted out there so that is protected as well. I’ve selected areas for a few of the fairy dusters but I have more than enough to put some in the front yard too. People seem to like cutting the corner through my yard so I think they’ll make a nice barrier for preventing that eventually. I transplanted the Mexican poppies into the shade garden this morning. They’ll get sun every morning throughout the year and the white flowers are so pretty. Poisonous to chickens though so not out where they can give them a munch. My christmas cactus is super happy in the front window, it gets the last of the coffee in the pot once a week and that has made a huge difference in health. The aloe is looking really good as well, mulch has helped there quite a bit also. I think I need to trim the Mexican bird of paradise because there’s a lot of heavy growth on top and I’m afraid a good wind will blow it over and probably will trim back the dead stuff on the rose bush too. I’ll be looking to replace the hibiscus with something more heat tolerant tomorrow, maybe another yellow bell since I’ve seen them grow quite tall and bushy here. The ambient heat from the wall is significant in summer and I want to shade that wall and cool that area. I do believe this is the year for a major cut back of the bougainvillea as well. Every two or three years we cut it back to the trunk and it grows back quickly but usually wait until spring and cut off what the frost has done in. From what I’ve read this winter will be quite mild so no need to wait. Anyway, I’m procrastinating about getting back to work, enough of that. Have a great day everyone.
 

igorsMistress

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Morning all. COVID test came back negative. Been doing some canning today, haven't caught up on the thread yet.

Some of the salsa maters I picked today:
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Here's the green tomato salsa verde:
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& the hot sauce, this stuff has pineapple in it, but DH says it's hotter than before. I have no idea how that's possible, lol:
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Have a great day all. Off to catch up...
I don’t know if it’s good news or bad news Sueby. My mom thought they’d had it back in February or March but no according to testing. Since you haven’t had it, I hope you don’t get it!
 

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