Discussion in 'Gardening' started by dargd1, Nov 26, 2016.
I will take pics next time! I just killed it to grow something else!
I have netting around my 4x4 grow tent I was going to try to vine my tomatoes and cucumbers, maybe squash if it will. Didn't think about underplanting, Thanks. I'm trying to squeeze as much as I can into a 4x4 tent and also a 2x4 tent. And at the moment separate pots. I'll get some pics later today.
Here we go, not sure how it's all going to play out yet. Open to ideas/suggestions. Current plan is trellis everything I can on the three walls of the tent with the netting. Use the smaller 2x4 tent with the t5 fixture to do my greens.
My tomato and cucumber plants are getting big and the cucumber is flowering. The tomato looks like it will flower soon and I also have some pepper plants growing slower. I haven't had to check or change the res yet, just topped them off a few days ago.
Very nice. I planted 2 tomatoes in soil. Neither are doing very well. Just transplanted them into 1 gal pot . Hopefully they will do better.
Little update of what I have going on in one of my tents.
oo very nice!
I've been leaving my basil and chili plant standing in the open, and though I love the look of it, so much light gets wasted!
I did some reading a while back regarding our photoperiodism questions but never got round to posting here.
Seems neither tomatoes nor basil are photoperiodic. Though there was some little doubt of there being a difference between determinate and indeterminate tomato strains, I never quite got that answered.
This is what a cute little stray tomato sprout did on one of my grows (don't wonder at the lights, I was just transitioning COBs there )
seems she was saying, "lights? bah, who needs lights?" lol
she didn't grow any fruit on the top shoots though haha
wow they do look amazingly beautiful, though not for eating?
I really prefer eating things that grew up in soil
Indoor squash , only in a 5 gallon pot so I'm thinking squash needs at least a 10 gallon pot. Still tasty though.
ohyum, really looks it!
Or can you add compost? squash do like it nutrient rich
I've been feeding with fox farm big bloom tiger bloom & open sesame. Setting in a mix of ocean forest/happy frog/coco loco. I have a smart pot compost sac I was gifted for Christmas. Hopefully I'll have my own compost in the next month or so. Here's a pic of my calendula I'm also growing. Going to sow some blue columbine soon, heard it takes around 30 days for a seedling to appear.
You might be right. I tried a cayenne pepper and it tasted like a bell. It was still kind of small so I'll let some grow bigger and try them again. The cilantro tastes really weird, not in a good way but I think something is wrong with it, the leaves are really waxy looking.
The basil was excellent. I haven't tried anything else yet. I have a cucumber that's almost done and the tomatoes don't want to ripen, they swelled up but they are still hard and green.
Dont know much about doin anything past starting them indoors but once i get them in the garden things just blow up.
last years squash and corn patch.
I tried another pepper. This one had some kick to it, much better. The cucumber was good too, ugly but tasty. I'll probably get rid of the cucumber plant after this second cuke grows out. Its too hard to pollinate, there weren't even any seeds in it.. I'll just grow them outside.
The new tomatoes were getting some brown marbling on them. I don't know what it was but I changed out the res and it seemed to help.
The cayenne and jalapenos are doing good. I was about to give up on the bells but they just started showing some small peppers.
cool! what's your soil treatment look like?
Ah, then the strain factored in there too, with the peppers! Same could be true of the cucumbers, there are strains that were bred for being meatier and having less seeds. So you'll see whether it was the environment or the strain when you grow them outdoors - interesting!
As for the tomatoes, looks a bit blighty, though usually that shows on the foliage first so...
I know nothing! haha
All I know is I made my first attempt at indoor tomatoes in the tent. Massive failure....lol
So I went ahead and put a few plants in there I know I can grow. When they re done I will make another stab at veggies in the tent.
My tomatoes were a fail too. Maybe too much light for them. The habanero's growing with them did awesome. 18/6 light cycle with no problems.
I always start my habs from seed late February due to the short season here, and wind up with huge plants.
Lol.well...i lime it right befor i till it up but during the winter in throw egg shells from my chickens and some of ther coop rackings.scraps from the kitchen (no meat).just kinda trash it up a bit then till it in early spring.like right now today.lol.maybe a little triple 10.
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