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Grow Your Own, Nevada! Fall 2012: Hillbilly GardeningPresentation Transcript
Hillbilly Gardening By Randy Robison AKA J.M. Gardener
A little historyRetiredParamedic/ Engineer Nevada State Fair Champion Gardener
Addictive behavior.• If a little is good and a lot is better
So what is Hillbilly Gardening?• A very old idea that’s become new again.• Times have changed as they do, and people have relocated to smaller locations• We still want to have a garden no matter where we live.• So let get started.
We have moved from this lifestyle
But we still desire to have fresh Veggies
You can .• Just think inside the box or can or bucket or pool or rain gutter.• Anything can now be your garden.• Its movable. Ez to maintain and water• Its low cost• Its FUN
How do I start• Soil is always the foundation of any garden.
OK messed up wrong slide show• Buy Soil
Mix it yourself1/3 Composts, 1/3 Peat Moss, 1/3 CoarseVermiculite
Vegetable beds• Now get creative
But you don’t under stand that wont work for me.• Try this
Ok how about thisJust saying. Get started
Now what can I grow
It all Starts with great seeds
Read the seed packageit’s loaded with great information Planting depth Soil temp for germination Days to germination
How do I plantSeed depth two to four times the thicknessof seed
Soil temp for germination
When Do I Plant
Hardiness of plants
Care for your plants• Salt build up• drill hole so water can drain them out• Fertilization• Watering• Pest protection• Frost protection
Salts• It depends on the soil mix in your containers and whether or not your containers have drain holes in them. If you are using a fast draining mix, such as the gritty mix, and your containers have proper drain holes, then the salts will leach out easily.• If you are using a heavy mix with components like peat and compost it will not leach as easily and the salts can easily accumulate.• Of course if your containers do not have drains, then the salts will accumulate regardless of how well draining the soil mix is.
Fertilization• Apply water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks to supplement the slow-release fertilizer. Water-soluble ones deliver nutrients directly to plant roots and are easy to apply. Just dissolve them in water and pour the liquid into the container for a nutritional boost. Follow package directions for dilution rates• Organic choices such as fish meal emulsion and liquid kelp work well, too• Alfalfa pellets also contains a hormone, triacontanol, which promotes plant growth