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That is an interesting question. I don't see myself as a - gardener. sm

Posted: Jun 17th, 2022 - 9:08 am In Reply to: I can certainly appreciate the art - coming along

It's not anything I ever aspired to do.  Nobody in my family ever grew anything more than a plant or 2 of something.  I decided to be different and started out with a few rose bushes and they were beautiful, grew nicely, and made me happy.  That was when I lived in Illinois.  Now, here in south Georgia, it's a whole 'nother world.  The soil is bad, not that beautiful black loam like at home (hey that rhymes), and I started out with roses, which promptly died no matter what I did. Then tried a few other flowers and they died too.  That's what got me into the boxes, but at the same time I started with the boxes, I started with tomatoes because the ones at the grocery store had no flavor, and once I started looking at all the varieties of tomatoes, I had to try it.  Unfortunately, the tomatoes wouldn't grow, always got some kind of disease or bug and I spent wads of money trying to grow them.  Then after years of trying, in-ground and in-box, I decided to try on the screened in porch in a box.  No luck, fungus was worse.  I finally decided it had to be the tomato plants I was buying came diseased, and people were complaining on that website that their plants were sick and diseased and half-dead, etc.  I saw a couple shows on Discovery and Science channels about people growing pot indoors and figured if they could grow a weed so well, why not a vegetable, and if they could do it, may I could too.  So I started reading about lights and deciding what I could set up in my house and it wasn't those high-powered ceiling things; it was going to have to be somethig much less obtrusive and expensive.  So I liked the idea of the lights on stands with the bulbs on the ends of adjustable arms.  I had no clue that it would cost quite a bit to get what I thought I needed, and just tried a couple at first and built it from there.  I got hooked when I saw the color; that fuschia-pink-purple really trips my trigger.  Deciding on what lights was the hardest thing; so much info and misinfo out there, so many opinions, do this, you can't do that.  Well, yes I can.  


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