Gardening, How to, Seeds, Soil

Growing Plants From Seeds

I wanted to document how we grow our plants from seeds. We use mostly organic heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Seed Company. http://www.rareseeds.com

The seed trays usually have to be cleaned each year to get rid of the small spiders from within. After a few days the seeds germinate and then the grow lights are working to keep the seedlings from getting spindly or leggy.

The potting soil mix used is from Fox Farm comes with a Ocean Forest additives.
http://foxfarmfertilizer.com/

Growing from seed is economically cheaper than buying pre-potted plants. After about a month we harden them off and move them into the garden. We use old mini blinds for identification tags in our seed trays.

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Food, Recipe

It Burns Things – Spicy Buffalo Wing Challenge

It has been a while since I created a video, so it was a cold night and I got a little bored and decide to get back into the YouTube game. Hello again. How y’all been. I decided to make a food challenge with chicken wings and test my self with some hot peppers of the Satan Morgua and brain strain family. I love Adam Richman and this is my Man V Food spicy contest in honor of him and his hot sauce challenges..

Lastly I did this in name of my channel here on YouTube. I have been intently making videos on YouTube for 3 years now. I told myself back 2 years ago to put some effort into and see what happens, well now I can’t see myself from leaving. Thank You, if you are reading this far into the description.

 

Gardening, Product Review

Back To The Roots: Mushrooms In A Box Review

I wanted to teach my kids about growing your own mushrooms. Growing mushrooms in your home is a great idea and learning activity to teach your kids.

This Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit from http://backtotheroots.com is a great product.

It only took about 8 days for the mushroom spores to fully mature in delicious mushrooms.

The biggest thing I learned from this experiment is how people learn from human touch. The kids were almost addicted to touching and feeling the mushrooms through its growing cycle.

The kids and I both enjoyed eating fresh mushrooms that we grew in our own home. We have already started growing the other side on the box.

Additional information can be found here.

https://www.backtotheroots.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushroom
http://mushroominfo.com/
https://www.jenreviews.com/musrooms/

DIY, Gardening, Technology

Alternative Grow Light Reflector – Mylar or Foil?

I was looking for a temporary way to add more light back on to my plants. Using Mylar Film, or Sunfilm is a nice way to reflect more light back on to you budding seedlings. After looking at the prices of the Sunfilm 1 mil Film and the price was reasonable but I want to know if I could find a product that was cheap in price but still reliable and reflective as the named brand products.

After cruising down the automotive section of a Dollar General Store. I found exactly what I needed for my new grow light system. The Auto Sun Shade bounces back 99% of the UV light back on to the plants. This was a exactly what I was looking for: Price, Size, and Light Reflection.

Now the Sunfilm is cheaper if you are building a larger grow light system. If you have single light setup the sun shade is the cheaper alternative.

Here are some websites with products that you might want to research when you are investing into a nice grow light setup.

https://www.sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/reflective-b-and-w-films/sunfilm-mylar-film

http://www.growwurks.com/sunfilm-mylar-film-1mil-48in-x-50ft-roll.aspx

 

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Available at Dollar General Stores.

http://www.dollargeneral.com/home/index.jsp

Music By Kevin Macleod http://www.incompetech.com Title: Happy Boy Theme

Community, Education, Garden, Gardening, Giveaway, Greenhouse

Polar Vortex 2014 Garden Giveaway – Ultimate Garden Pack

To enter the contest go to http://www.vegitate.com/contest

During the winter of 2014, the U.S.A was hit with a strange weather phenomenon called the Polar Vortex. The polar vortex has dropped temperature in the US to -60C. So in honor of the Polar Vortex and for reaching 500 subscribers vegitate is having a prize giveaway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_vortex

Hopefully this Polar giveaway contest will get fellow gardeners in the mood for their spring gardens.

Prizes to be given away in this contest are:

  • 2 Smart Pots
  • 100 Growers’ Edge Trellis Clips
  • True Temper Planters Pal
  • Sticky Aphid White fly Traps
  • 2 pounds of Coconut Coir
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
  • Carolina Reaper Seeds
  • Emergency Thermal Blanket
  • Solar Lite
  • Purple Snips
  • 2 Bags of Mykos 3.5 oz
  • 4 Bags of Compost Tea Alternative
  • Hamilton Pro Seeder
  • Germination Heating Mat
  • Bag
  • Homemade Wool Hat

Please check out http://www.growfreshorganics.com/
You can call Paul at Growfresh: (479) 648-8885

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Music By Kevin Macleod http://www.incompetech.com