Tuesday, March 12, 2013

20,000 views!

Thanks to everyone that's stopped by - FSG just hit the 20k mark!

Time to post a gangsta pic of me on a tractor:

Ricky took this picture. Right before I ran him over.







































Keep on visiting and sharing your thoughts - glad all of you are out there.
(Well... I'm glad MOST of you are out there. I'm not as big a fan of the "your post are so interesting always please see my precious handbags here [link]" comments.)

Coming soon, I'll have more on this year's gardening projects. We're almost to the frost-free date and things are about to get REAL, man.

19 Comments:

At March 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM , Blogger Leon said...

your post are so interesting always please see my precious handbags ... err, native FL cherry tomatoes here http://www.mgonlinestore.com/WFETomato/ Is this for real?

And congrats on the views :)

 
At March 12, 2013 at 5:40 PM , Blogger chrissy bauman said...

your posts are soooooo interesting please see my precious soap and aloe/ginko/goumi/sour goat milk drink for sale here http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/photos/15-fruits-youve-probably-never-heard-of/jackfruit

I already planted :)

 
At March 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM , Blogger mrlespaulman said...

Really digging the site, David! I'm starting a survival garden down here in Lakeland, so thanks for the locale-specific info. Here's a question for you: Why are my onions I planted in November still puny? No bulb, and pitiful tops. I see the folks selling their massive onions at the produce stand, and it makes me jealous. Lol.

 
At March 12, 2013 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Thank you - and good question - there are a few reasons I can think of, off the top of my head.

(Caveat emptor: my aunt has always had much better luck with onions than me.)

If they're not getting a good balance of fertilization, i.e., too high on nitrogen, that could be it. If they're planted too close, that could be another reason. There are probably more - but I'll have to hunt for data.

 
At March 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Leon and chrissy... you guys are hilarious.

Thnx for v1agra exceptional rolex standards view my pics online soon. XOXO

 
At March 13, 2013 at 12:03 AM , Blogger mrlespaulman said...

I'm still in the n00b stage of gardening, so I don't even know where to start with tending to the soil and fertilizing--so far I've made some beds, filled them up with soil, and planted stuff. Things grow, but I'm sure it could be a lot better if I knew what I was doing (which I don't). :/

 
At March 13, 2013 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Leon said...

Anything to raise your spirits, man :)

Seriously though - do you think this is true? http://www.mgonlinestore.com/WFETomato/

 
At March 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Fertilizing is probably what you need next. You'll be amazed at what happens. The soil can usually support the plants - as in keep them alive - but our modern varieties need help beyond that to produce well. Fish emulsion, kelp meal, blood meal and bone meal are all good organic places to start. If not organic, 10-10-10 is the classic garden fertilizer. If you have no money (or if you want to go hardcore in your sustainability or whatever), dilute urine 1 part to 6 parts water, then apply across your plants with a watering can. There's a couple in S. FL that showed me their garden. They used only that for fertilizer - and were growing on almost pure sand - and their plants looked great. Stick around, ask questions and keep at it!

 
At March 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

I've actually tasted those tomatoes before - and heard them called a "Florida native." It could be true - or their origin could stretch back to the time of the Spanish colonization of the state. Either way, they taste really good.

 
At March 13, 2013 at 1:21 PM , Blogger mrlespaulman said...

Thanks for the advice man, ill definitely be sticking around. Now I'm off to find some of these mystical ingredients you speak of...

 
At March 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM , OpenID freeonus said...

What kind of tractor is that?

 
At March 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

It's a 60s Ford with a gas engine. I sat on it without asking the owner... he gave me a weird look so I had to quickly start pretending that I was totally interested in tractors, rather than just posing for a stupid photo op.

 
At March 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM , OpenID freeonus said...

We recently purchased a Ford 8N. I was so excited about it that I posted a picture of myself on it on Facebook. You have to understand that I post on Facebook about 3x per year at most. Several of my friends thought I was joking!

 
At March 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM , OpenID freeonus said...

The point being, I guess you never know the relationship between a guy/gal and his/her tractor.

 
At March 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

I have to admit - as tractors go, that one was cool as heck. It reminded me of the '64 F-100 I used to own - except it was in much, much better shape.

 
At March 16, 2013 at 6:26 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

Mrlespaulman, I grok that you are a guitarist with good taste. After my ES-135, a Les Paul is one of my favorites.

Onions have worked fairly well for me in deep pots with lots of good moist compost. Even planted close together they work well. Once I cut a store-bought onion in half and planted the root side in a pot. It turned into six conjoined onions, each one a decent size. Definitely be careful about applying too much nitrogen. Lots of dried leaf and grass mulch helps to lock the moisture in as well as maintain a good carbon ratio.

 
At March 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

Ricky took this picture.

You call me Ricky again I'll run YOU over.

 
At March 16, 2013 at 11:48 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Ricky Ricky Ricky, RASHY Ricky!

 
At March 16, 2013 at 11:49 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

(SPLAT)

 

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