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by Elmigo
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: The avocados keep avocadoing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: The avocados keep avocadoing...

alan refail wrote:It might cause you a few headaches if it grows to its full 20 metres :lol:


I believe the avocado is going to be the one with the headaches growing indoors under a ceiling! :lol:
by Elmigo
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: The avocados keep avocadoing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: The avocados keep avocadoing...

It has been a long time since the last picture but this avocado is doing good!

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by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: winter growing
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: winter growing

Well, don't let my picture deceive you because those are the top leaves where snails don't reach (apparently). The bottom leaves have mostly been eaten away! Looks like the snails finally discovered my balcony, good thing I'm moving away now :lol:
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Recommendations for a blackberry
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Recommendations for a blackberry

Nothing better than a good old wild bramble. Grab your thickest leather gloves and start picking! The thornless varieties have been said to taste badly. In fact, my own thornless blackberry didn't even taste like a blackberry. They are sour, even when they are ripe. They are also harder to chew on. ...
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: winter growing
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: winter growing

Kale outdoors Currently I'm growing kale. With the autumn conditions it requires little maintenance. It just grows, even in a container, and I don't have to do anything for it. Natural autumn rain does the trick so no watering. Except for protecting it from butterfly eggs, by removing the eggs or pu...
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Chicory failed, what can we do with it?
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Chicory failed, what can we do with it?

Well, now that I think about it, perhaps the containers were a little too small to start with. I don't think commercial growers do anything an amateur can't do. Maybe it's just that they do it on a large scale. I placed them in the bathroom where the light turns on and off a couple times a day. I'll...
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: The balcony makes room for a garden!
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: The balcony makes room for a garden!

Thank you! The previous owner did grow blackberries in this garden too. Unfortunately, they are wild blackberries and they spread through the entire plot in no-time. Fortunately, I find wild blackberries to be the most delicious kind. The tip on the beans is a nice one, I will keep that in mind for ...
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 85
Views: 8304

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

I'll pass too, I need a lot more land for that much kiwanos to grow :lol: but yes, I will definitely try kiwano again next year if the garden is ready on time! It's anything but sunny for sure, autumn strikes and we even had a little bit of frost already. If more frost comes we have another challeng...
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: The balcony makes room for a garden!
Replies: 2
Views: 73

The balcony makes room for a garden!

Hi everyone, We have a huge challenge coming up! We are leaving the balcony building for a real garden. This plot is still on the south side in full sunlight, luckily nothing changes about that, but we also have the neighbours fences creating shadows. This requires a lot more planning, which crops t...
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Chicory failed, what can we do with it?
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Chicory failed, what can we do with it?

This year we tried making white chicory for the first time. It's a bit more complicated than regular veggies. Everything went great, untill the last and most difficult part. The roots are now put in moist sand/dirt in a dark room. The leaves come out and yes, they are indeed white/yellow as predicte...
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Cayenna peppers in winter?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Cayenna peppers in winter?

The other day we cut off a very productive Cayenna pepper plant to keep it indoors during the winter, as it's getting cold and all the peppers were already picked. Peppers are perennials, right? Time for resting, we thought. But all of a sudden it started producing a lot of flowers again! Screenshot...
by Elmigo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 85
Views: 8304

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Hi everyone, it's been a long time because we're finally moving to the house with a sunny garden! I am both really excited for it and also kind of afraid for all the new challenges coming with the garden we're about to inhabit. I forgot to post about it but I already ate my kiwanos (horned melons) a...
by Elmigo
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 85
Views: 8304

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

After all it grows in desert like areas with a low temp night but a high temp day. It makes sense. Next year I'll be testing them on solid land too!
by Elmigo
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 85
Views: 8304

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

And I thought mine went out of control but this is a whole new level, giaur500! Do you sell them to stores? This looks... well... very professional.
by Elmigo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 85
Views: 8304

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

I saw videos from people harvesting kiwanos in this stage, still green with tiny yellow spots. Don't they have to ripen a bit more first? We have another week of day 25° / 15° night temperatures. I think after that it starts really cooling down for autumn to show its face. For now I'm keeping them o...

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