Hey everybody. I wanted to share my garden with you. I also wanted to thank everyone for all of their help. The advice I've received here and all of the small tips I've learned just poking around has seriously contributed to my garden and for that I'm really grateful.
So here are a few photos. Just to describe what's going on here, I originally planned on doing smart pots but due to time constraints (bobcat rental), unforeseen difficulties flipping 300 gallon pots with a bobcat (many of them ripped), and underestimating the size of 2.5 yard mounds, I ended up with rows with sort of offset mounds. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to my threads about my rows and spacing. I ripped out every other plant, but as you can see below, they're still too close!
Last year was my first year growing outdoors, and ever. I learned from a ruthlessly practical and cheap but effective grower.. So last year I did what I knew how to do and bought some cheap lightly amended soil and fed them Grow More from a swimming pool. I had trouble finding property and didn't get in the ground until mid-July and did pretty poorly. This year, I was inspired by Shcrews' garden and wanted to feel better about what I was doing and try to get the results I saw there, so I went organic and bought 40 yards of the modified Coots mix he uses. Here are the soil test results
and the corresponding thread
, fyi (shout out to leadsled for my soil analysis). So here I am, a full 180 from synthetic to organic and I feel better for it. Luckily I'm at the same spot so I got a good start this year but that didn't stop a rodent from killing $300 worth of Bodhi seedlings.
As far as strains, I have my standby, Green Crack, along with Bodhi's Blueberry Hashplant, Dream Beaver, Legend OG x Snow Lotus (very nice so far), and two rando freebies from Barney's Farm-- Blue Cheese and Cookies Kush. My ten pack of Sky Lotus was disappointing, unfortunately.
Green Cracks, with some Bodhi towards the end:
To the left of the above picture is this Blue Cheese (freebie that ended up doing really well. second largest.) under an 8 ft orchard ladder (thanks to everyone who helped in my ladder thread!):
Here's the same row as above from a drone (low res but still cool):
Muscovy ducklings snacking on some delicious Super Sour Diesel:
Stay tuned. I'll have more photos soon!
..and maybe even a video of a drone pruning my plants haha.