Grow Your Own, Nevada! Fall 2012: Hillbilly Gardening


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Grow Your Own, Nevada! Fall 2012: Hillbilly Gardening

  1. 1. Hillbilly Gardening By Randy Robison AKA J.M. Gardener
  2. 2. A little historyRetiredParamedic/ Engineer Nevada State Fair Champion Gardener
  3. 3. Addictive behavior.• If a little is good and a lot is better
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. We have moved from this lifestyle
  6. 6. To this
  7. 7. But we still desire to have fresh Veggies
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. How do I start• Soil is always the foundation of any garden.
  10. 10. OK messed up wrong slide show• Buy Soil
  11. 11. Mix it yourself1/3 Composts, 1/3 Peat Moss, 1/3 CoarseVermiculite
  12. 12. Vegetable beds• Now get creative
  13. 13. But you don’t under stand that wont work for me.• Try this
  14. 14. Ok how about thisJust saying. Get started
  15. 15. Now what can I grow
  16. 16. It all Starts with great seeds
  17. 17. Read the seed packageit’s loaded with great information Planting depth Soil temp for germination Days to germination
  18. 18. How do I plantSeed depth two to four times the thicknessof seed
  19. 19. Soil temp for germination
  20. 20. When Do I Plant
  21. 21. Hardiness of plants
  22. 22. Care for your plants• Salt build up• drill hole so water can drain them out• Fertilization• Watering• Pest protection• Frost protection
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Pest protection
  26. 26. Frost protection
  27. 27. Watering
  28. 28. Keep an open mind and have fun Questions