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by Elmigo
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Greenhouse winter cropping
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Greenhouse winter cropping

I do know a thing or two about growing lights, as they can be used to completely replace sunlight too. For this you will need some very expensive lighting systems. The cheaper and more affordable lights are perfect for adding light, or extending the light hours a little bit. Last year I used lights ...
by Elmigo
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Greenhouse winter cropping
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Greenhouse winter cropping

I'm pretty sure LED growing lights won't blow the cost as much, but it's obvious I need electricity in there for some lighting. Thank you all, I'm going to try a thing or two for this winter :)
by Elmigo
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Greenhouse winter cropping
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Greenhouse winter cropping

Dear Kitchen Garden Lovers, I need your advice! Last march I bought Bok Choy from a local farmer. It was grown locally. Knowing Bok Choy doesn't stay good for long, they must have grown it in the winter using a greenhouse with lights and a nice heating and climate system. What crops can be grown in ...
by Elmigo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Before and after!
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Before and after!

Theft is not such a big problem over here, the front yard is out in the open but not at the street. It's a pedestrian area. I'm growing mostly herbs and some nice and smelly flowers for the bees on this tiny area. Nothing that would be stolen easily. Me and all the neighbours on both sides agreed th...
by Elmigo
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Before and after!
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Before and after!

Thank you all for your very, very kind words!

If this garden would inspire others too that would be a win-win. Anyone else thinks it's funny how it suddenly seems larger than when it was empty? :lol: Or is it just me?
by Elmigo
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Before and after!
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Before and after!

Thanks a lot! :lol:
Enjoyed the actual labor as well, great way to stay in shape while doing something productive. Now it's time to harvest joy!
by Elmigo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Before and after!
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Before and after!

Unbelievable, it took almost a year for the garden to turn into this. To be precise, 10 months of hard work on a daily basis and it was totally worth the effort. Finally I can say that it looks like a garden and in all the chaos I completely neglected the front yard. Today was a nice day to rid the ...
by Elmigo
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 186
Views: 27132

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

The first few flowers fall off for me as well sometimes, so there is no need to worry about that. I had fruits on the smallest, potted little kiwano plant on my tiny balcony last year. I wouldn't turn this into a competition for the biggest fruits or the fastest fruiting. Kiwanos are just amazing fr...
by Elmigo
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 5517

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Stormy weather blew over a few corn plants, but they turned out to be ripe already! 20200815_144920.jpg The weather was pretty bad. This is how we got to the store to buy dinner yesterday and my endive plants were drowning in a pool of rain water as well. Luckily only for 15 minutes, because the dry...
by Elmigo
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 5517

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

As I don't eat a lot of tomatoes, part of the first harvest is getting sun-dried at this moment. We're having a heat wave of at least 6 days so it's the perfect sunny summertime for this! Just added a little bit of salt and home grown basil :)

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by Elmigo
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 186
Views: 27132

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Do you grow these professionally?
I know about the storage time for kiwano, I saved one for almost 6 months and they only became a little soft but didn't taste any less because of it.
by Elmigo
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 186
Views: 27132

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Definitely not bad! You seem to have a nice open space and not having to share it with other plants is great for those kiwanos
by Elmigo
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 5517

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

vivienz wrote:I shall have to grow some kiwanos next year, Elmigo. They look amazing - kind of like dinosaurs turned into melons.


Definitely worth a try! And if you harvest them absolutely ripe, you also have seeds for next year. That's where my kiwano plants came from this year. They taste delicious!
by Elmigo
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 5517

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Definitely a great harvest! The plants seem to be very happy but they need a lot of water as the pallets dry out quickly.

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by Elmigo
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 186
Views: 27132

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

I wish I had something to explain about what I'm doing for advice, but I've done nothing special at all. Just sowing and planting. And watering, but only on hot and dry days. Not every day, the plants will be too spoiled. The first kiwanos are now growing:

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