Thursday, August 22, 2013

Garlic Update (a little late)

I don't think I'm going to try the garlic experiment again this year. The plants grew really strong but the bulbs never developed.

This is a picture of my entire garlic harvest from the hydroponics last winter. I planted the biggest cloves I had (none less than an inch long) and the largest clove is less than half that size.

Instead I have my two hoop houses (NOT poop houses, lol) and I'm growing apricots from seed. I still want an indoor garden, but I haven't had much success no matter what I try to grow. Tomatoes and squash got too big, garlic and onions don't bulb up. Lettuce grows long and spindly then dies. The peach tree got infested with bugs and died. Herbs grew for a while then keeled over.

So much for my green thumb. :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Forcing seeds update

I wasn't successful in forcing beets into hibernation.

Test 1: Put the beet in the freezer (it turned to mush)
Test 2: Put the beet in the refrigerator for a month, then replanted
-----Took root and grew, but no seeds
Test 3: Took the beet out of the ground, let it dry out for a month then replanted
-----Took root and grew, but no seeds

I'll try again next year, because we STILL don't have beet seeds.