gardening

This is the first time we've successfully grown beetroot & I thought the inside was just beautiful.

This is the first time we've successfully grown beetroot & I thought the inside was just beautiful.

First rule in roadside beet sales, put the most attractive beets on top. The ones that make you pull the car over and go, 'Wow, I need this beet right now.' Those are the money beets.

I love beets! I wonder why they are called beet root, instead of just beets. We don't say carrot root or potato tuber...I wonder about words and language. I am silly. It is 4 am and I am waiting for my coffee.

Fact: bears eat beets.

Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica

Home grown avocado. Store bought avocado for scale.

Home grown avocado. Store bought avocado for scale.

Those are two different varieties of avocado. In my local store they are occasionally for sale at the same time.

This is the correct answer. The green on the left is the Florida or Dominican avocado whereas the black, smaller one is a Hass avocado.

because that would just be too easy and nature is a bitch

Quite a few years. Most trees won't start fruiting for up to ten years, and those are ones you buy in nurseries. Growing from a store bought avocado seed usually produces trees that cannot bear fruit.

13 ounce purple carrot. My biggest carrot ever! So happy...

13 ounce purple carrot. My biggest carrot ever! So happy...

And it looks amazing!! Almost too perfect 😉

Bit of sea soil, aged compost, plus a few applications of some left over hydro nutes (Flora Grow). Never had any success with carrots before this year.

They look beautiful congrats :-)

Awesome! What did you grow them in?

Final harvest of the year.

Final harvest of the year.

Hi there! Beautiful pumpkins! Excuse me for asking, what are you going to do with the sunflower?

Probably going to eat them at some point but might also keep some for seed stock for next year.

Can we see the actual garden? I’d love to see how big of a patch got you this harvest.

“Very big” is relative :). My “big” garden bed is 32 sqft.

My little unfortunate balcony garden that gets almost no direct sunlight finally rewarded me with enough chives to cook with ❤️

My little unfortunate balcony garden that gets almost no direct sunlight finally rewarded me with enough chives to cook with ❤️

Chives comme back thicker every year

Get a T5 fluorescent light, bring the pot indoors, and never have to wait for chives again.

So cool. I have a courtyard that gets very little full sun, but it is perfect for growing sweet potatoes, whose leaves I eat as greens. Also, I can grow gingers there; edible ginger, turmeric, shampoo ginger. You work with what you have. Lettuce grows well in low light, just so you'll know.

for a second i thought those were growing on a wall

I do not eat zucchini, so I had no idea you weren't supposed to let them get this big.

I do not eat zucchini, so I had no idea you weren't supposed to let them get this big.

The flesh goes from tender to tough the bigger it gets. Picking them the first day or two after they start growing before the seeds start growing gives the most tender texture, imho.

Is there anything wrong with letting them get that big? Like, does it affect the taste or texture or nutritional value?

I didn’t know they could grow that big. If it tastes the same as a small zucchini then I want to roast that monster and devour it.

Edit: okay I’ve learned a lot! Smaller zucchinis more tender and tastier. Larger ones are tougher, more stringy, seedier and less flavoursome.

Both are definitely edible when prepared and cooked correctly.

Also, I think I’m going to get my electric toothbrush, put on some jazz, and go waggle around my garden. As you do.

Buzzing is the most important step though. Can't emphasize that enough.

You may need to be a bee. In the morning, when the flowers are open, buzz out to the garden with some q-tips and do some pollinating. Google the difference between male and female flowers.

im not sure I can handel so much of tomato produce

im not sure I can handel so much of tomato produce

A few more of those and you'll have a ketchup packet for the winter

Dude would you be interested in becoming my supplier for my restaurants?

depends, do you have any michelin stars? 😂

Do you work at Lil' Bits?

Harvested half of my rosemary plant

Harvested half of my rosemary plant

The most hardy rosemary variety is 'Arp' which is hardy to around zone 6.

Wait.

Can I leave my rosemary out this winter?! Midwest?

Also they might be drying it. To store or to gift. I gift dried mint all the time.

My rosemary is planted in my garden, not in a pot. I am taking some cuttings to use now (I made roasted potatoes tonight and plan on making bread and infused oil) but also try to freeze so I can use fresh rosemary in the wintertime. I think I will have to mulch it for it to survive this winter.

What a nice bunch, must smell great! What are you planning to cook with it?

My GFs window box that she said nobody on reddit would care about.

My GFs window box that she said nobody on reddit would care about.

As a grown ass man who’s into anything plants and metaphysical that window tickles me pink. Love the little succulents, tell her to get some bamboo, it’ll flourish over there!

Already had some love.

https://np.reddit.com/sub/succulents/comments/71o8f1/falling_in_love_with_having_a_kitchen_window...

This is my boyfriend, he thinks he can get more likes than me on Reddit ):

Yeah someone take this criminal to karma court

I mean, if we’re gonna go crazy over dahlias..

I mean, if we’re gonna go crazy over dahlias..

I recently discovered dahlias and am thoroughly in love with them. I'm trying to figure out a way that I can keep them alive in my garden in Tucson Arizona.

in the freezer

Oh, that is magnificent!!!

What kind is it? I'd love to plant this for my mother in her garden. They are her favorite flower, and her birthday is right about planting time. Thank you OP!

Try one of these subthreads