gardening

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!

Use a slinky to keep squirrels off posts! (x-post from r/lifehacks)

The rest of the video shows the squirrel figuring it out and getting the birdseed.

From literally the top comment in that post:

Not a good lifehack...

you just need to install a minefield like a normal person

I watched a squirrel today sneak under my bird netting (that's garden-stapled down!), eat a tomato, then grab a second one for the road. I wish I could incorporate this...

Genius!

This may not look impressive to most. But it's taken me 10 years of attempts to grow this outside, in Scotland! It's flawless 😍

This may not look impressive to most. But it's taken me 10 years of attempts to grow this outside, in Scotland! It's flawless 😍

Admittedly it took 6 plants, 12m2 of space and I managed to get one to ripen! So the value per m2 is terrible. But I'm over the moon and incredibly proud of it. I've tried every year, this year my 5 year old helped so she could have one for Halloween. She must be my good luck charm!

Holy actual moly guys! This has absolutely made my day. I was very, very, very proud of it before. Now I'm very, very, very, very, very, very, very, VERY proud of it. I feel like carving a Halloween lantern isn't doing it justice. I'm going to be sad to eat it now and I'll definitely try saving some seeds as others have mentioned, for next year.

Wow! That is the most perfect pumpkin I've ever seen! Well worth the wait. Don't feel bad. I once kept a brugmansia plant for 8 years before it bloomed. They are supposed to bloom the first year. It then died. It was worth it.


Scottish Country Bumpkin, Zone 8b


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Well done with the pumpkin; I'll have to give them a try...

Scottish Country Bumpkin, Zone 8b

Well done with the pumpkin; I'll have to give them a try...

I live in Scotland, studied plant science at uni, and legitimately thought this was impossible to do.

My black bat plant (Tacca Chantrieri) is starting to bloom!

My black bat plant (Tacca Chantrieri) is starting to bloom!

Woah, you live in a Rainforest Cafe?

It's starting to look that way. It's my back porch Tiki area but it's slowly turning into the jungle porch!

tiki porch

Wow, I'm genuinely impressed!

Looks so good I thought it must have been done by a pro!

Also, I can't be the only one who thinks it looks like a bioluminescent jellyfish, right?

Thanks. It's still a work in progress so again thanks. Need to do something with the concrete pad and get some more stuff. The plants are helping make it look full which is awesome.

My first backyard garden in the city!

My first backyard garden in the city!

Wow! Really surprised how well those light bulbs bloomed into flags. Beautiful!

Yeah, it's funny, I thought those bulbs were dead, but...life, uh...finds a way.

How lovely! I like the progression shots, watching green grow is so nice.

Very nice. You should mow your lawn though, I don't think you touched it.

Take all that wonderful green nitrogen rich grass and compost and mulch with it. It's doing nothing for you right now - might as well get it working for your garden and regrowing for more mulch.

My Grandpa built a teepee for his bean plant and planted wildflowers on the sides, he's really proud of it and I wanted to share it with all of you❤️

My Grandpa built a teepee for his bean plant and planted wildflowers on the sides, he's really proud of it and I wanted to share it with all of you❤️

Wow, your grandpa is awesome!

He is, isn't he! He's been gardening for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are eating figs in the summer fresh off the tree. He's 82 now and it makes me happy that he's still thinking of such cool ideas. My little cousin often plays in the teepee as well.

I would totally live in here if I wasn't already convinced that a lovely spider family or twenty already did.

82?! Wow, I honestly don't remember my grandpa getting out of his chair during my childhood... and he was much younger. Always great to see people who don't let age slow them down ;)

My grandpa says we "need to get the word out" about how beautiful his Crepe Myrtle is.

My grandpa says we "need to get the word out" about how beautiful his Crepe Myrtle is.

You're very right. Here ya go!

Edit to add: My grandpa is reading all of the comments now (his first time on Reddit) and he is so excited-- he says he could read them all day. Thanks for all the great comments! My grandma is worried about his new internet fame going to his head. For anyone wondering, they think the tree is about 50 years old, and this season it's been in bloom for about a month already.

Here I was, thinking "come on, how pretty can a tree trunk really be?" And then I clicked the link and realized that I know nothing. Edit: I can't believe that this is my highest voted comment lol

It looks gorgeous! Need a trunk shot tho, at least half of a crepe myrtle's beauty is in its trunks.

/sub/marijuanaenthusiasts would probably appreciate it, too.

This look like a candy store..

This look like a candy store..

Ive killed a lot of succulents. im jealous

Greeting fellow plant murderer! Seriously the whole "easy to care for" thing with succulents is lost on me

/sub/succulents would love this

Seriously, this is an /sub/succulents karma gold mine. At first I actually thought that's where this was posted.

I think my tomatoes did ok this year.

I think my tomatoes did ok this year.

Compost and epsom salts and fish fertilizer. Water regularly and prune mercilessly. This is my second year with my garden and the difference from last year is substantial.

2 plants.

As soon as my plants are 3 feet tall I cut all branches back in the bottom 12 inches. This allows adequate air flow. I also buried a pot in the soil next to the base of the plant. I water every night without fail unless it rains.

Any yellowed or browning leaves are immediately pruned. Don't be afraid to sacrifice new baby tomatoes and flowers to end up with a heavier crop on the branches you left. That is exceptionally hard for me as I want all of the babies to survive.

As your fruit starts to grow larger, still green though, take the time to prune back all excessive greenery. Your plant needs to filter it's energy into ripening the fruit it has, not keep trying to grow new flowers. It will absolutely try to do that.

Keep an eye for suckers. Those fresh growth branches trying to reach out from the crook of a branch that is already doing well. Your plant will try to shoot them out right to the bitter end.

Tonight I just spent an hour cutting away all the excess leaves on these plants so the fruit can have access to all the sunlight that it can. Within a week this plant should be done.

I'm not concerned with cutting back excessive leaves at this point because I still leave a few to collect light.

Hope that has given a bit of insight.

Dude. Teach me!

Ooh and tie up droopy branches. Keeping them off the ground keeps them healthier and dry.

My Carolina Reaper now ist nearly as tall as me! :)

My Carolina Reaper now ist nearly as tall as me! :)

Plot twist: OP is two feet tall and bamboozled us all

Sweet kid! Love a young gardener. Leaps and bounds above your peers!

I recently postet a pic of the pot :) It's a 30l pot and I planted her about 4-5 months ago. It was a 10 cm plant when I started !:D

Thank you very much! What a beautiful comment :)

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