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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2018, 09:14:22 PM »
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #91 on: July 20, 2018, 09:23:45 PM »

Quote Hecma :This is my first personal indoor plant.  So far, so good.  I have to figure out when to give it fertilizer.

Unless the soil is neut full ~ mix up a weak solution and give it each watering ~ if the leaves look full and well fed feed ~ when the plant is no longer producing new leaves feed more rarely ``` You can tell when a plant has a full tummy ```
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2018, 10:21:38 PM »
I have sixteen tomato plants, some grape, some cherry, some full size, some hierloom.

All are grown in cages thoroughly anchored with rebar stakes.

The plants have taught me much about theosis and Confession; for until their main stems grown higher than the tops of the cages they require almost daily attention to train them gently back inside of the cages rings.

The if the plant shoots a branch that want to grow outside of the rings it can only be trained gently, generally with a motion that follows the curvature of the rings.  A hard bend will break the stalk.

In the same manner our souls require constant attention, so that straying tendencies can be corralled and brought back before it is too late.

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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2018, 10:25:28 PM »
Why isn't MrRightReverend2u participating on this thread?

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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2018, 10:26:41 PM »

Quote Hecma :This is my first personal indoor plant.  So far, so good.  I have to figure out when to give it fertilizer.

Unless the soil is neut full ~ mix up a weak solution and give it each watering ~ if the leaves look full and well fed feed ~ when the plant is no longer producing new leaves feed more rarely ``` You can tell when a plant has a full tummy ```

Thank you.

Currently, I just give it water about twice a week and direct sunshine once a week.  Seems to be doing ok.
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2018, 11:57:40 PM »
Why isn't MrRightReverend2u participating on this thread?
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #96 on: May 15, 2019, 01:36:20 PM »
Still haven't planted anything this year.  I've got a volunteer squash plant coming up, though.  And the strawberry patch is doing well...we'll see who gets to it first, the dog or the rabbits. 

I'm testing out the raised row method with county mulch and bagged soil.  We'll see.  That's one garden.  The other garden is a mess of weeds and grass.  I'm not sure it's going to get help this year.

I got a pothos plant for indoors.
Is that the one you only have to water once per week?

It needs a good watering and then allow the soil to get pretty dry....so, yes once or twice a week.  And it handles lower light situations pretty well but I leave it out in the sun once a week.
Pretty sure I killed one of those, then.  And bamboo.  House plants are not safe here...

This is my first personal indoor plant.  So far, so good.  I have to figure out when to give it fertilizer.
Is it still alive?
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #97 on: May 15, 2019, 02:21:16 PM »
I got a pothos plant for indoors.
Is that the one you only have to water once per week?

It needs a good watering and then allow the soil to get pretty dry....so, yes once or twice a week.  And it handles lower light situations pretty well but I leave it out in the sun once a week.
Pretty sure I killed one of those, then.  And bamboo.  House plants are not safe here...

This is my first personal indoor plant.  So far, so good.  I have to figure out when to give it fertilizer.
Is it still alive?

D-E-D
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #98 on: May 15, 2019, 04:17:49 PM »
The wife has planted two raised beds in one of our side yards that gets sun, and has built three more on the other side of the house. Right now our sun room is acting as a greenhouse. Based on how well they're doing now, the squash and tomatoes will explode with growth when they actually get in the ground.

She has also planted a lot of ornamentals. I have started propagating succulents inside with the ultimate goal of growing them large enough for an outdoor cauldron planting.

We have two huge old trees that are starting to tilt precariously. We're going to have them removed in the next few weeks, and once we do our lot will have twice or three times the sunlight it does now. I've already seeded part of the lawn with wildflowers, but when the trees are gone I'm going to plant a lot of lantana and milkweed in that area.
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #99 on: May 15, 2019, 04:31:03 PM »
My mulberry tree fruited fully for the first time in years.
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #100 on: May 15, 2019, 04:42:41 PM »
My mulberry tree fruited fully for the first time in years.

We've been in our house since 2016, and we had a dogwood that we thought was dead until it suddenly bloomed this year. It's probably a combination of the sheer volume of rain we've gotten with the numerous fertilizer stakes we put in the yard in last year's vegetable patches. Some of them are near-ish where its roots could be.
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #101 on: May 15, 2019, 06:06:52 PM »
Is it still alive?

D-E-D
Poor plant.  How long did it last?


Agabus, nice.  I'm working up to what it sounds like y'all are doing.  I lack a good place to start seeds early.
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #102 on: May 15, 2019, 07:54:42 PM »
Is it still alive?

D-E-D
Poor plant.  How long did it last?


Agabus, nice.  I'm working up to what it sounds like y'all are doing.  I lack a good place to start seeds early.

We also have a 4x4x5 greenhouse we bought at Sam's Club.
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #103 on: May 15, 2019, 08:30:06 PM »
Agabus, nice.  I'm working up to what it sounds like y'all are doing.  I lack a good place to start seeds early.

We also have a 4x4x5 greenhouse we bought at Sam's Club.
I'll have to look into that.  Usually I'll see things like that, think I can make something myself cheaper, and it all goes horribly wrong from there...
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.

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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #104 on: May 15, 2019, 08:57:52 PM »
Agabus, nice.  I'm working up to what it sounds like y'all are doing.  I lack a good place to start seeds early.

We also have a 4x4x5 greenhouse we bought at Sam's Club.
I'll have to look into that.  Usually I'll see things like that, think I can make something myself cheaper, and it all goes horribly wrong from there...

We bought it for >$100, I believe.

EDIT: Here is something similar. link
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #105 on: May 15, 2019, 09:54:00 PM »
Agabus, nice.  I'm working up to what it sounds like y'all are doing.  I lack a good place to start seeds early.

We also have a 4x4x5 greenhouse we bought at Sam's Club.
I'll have to look into that.  Usually I'll see things like that, think I can make something myself cheaper, and it all goes horribly wrong from there...

We bought it for >$100, I believe.

EDIT: Here is something similar. link
Thanks!
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #106 on: May 15, 2019, 10:55:02 PM »
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2019, 11:00:52 PM »
Is it still alive?

D-E-D
Poor plant.  How long did it last?

About 7 months.
I think that's still better than my house plants ever fared.  I say good job.  ;D
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Re: Theosis through gardening
« Reply #108 on: May 16, 2019, 12:41:05 PM »
We have greenhouses both here in at the mountain spread and at the lower ranch, great for starting plants & cloning tomatoes that is easy done in the green house ~ the fruit trees on the lower spread are full or fruit ~ Apricot, Apples, plumbs, cherries, peaches  ~ here I have only two pepper plants in an upstairs window ~ long Hye peppers that look like they would be fire hot but are Sweet and have a wonderful flavor ~ nice to have 5 or 6 with a fresh meal ```
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Jesus, Wisdom of the Father, give us wisdom, to think, speak and do what is Good before you at all times. And save us from evil thoughts, words and deed, amen.