When I saw the area listing of fsxNet, this one got me really excited, apart from the general BBS high I was in when setting up my board not
too long ago. I saw the post on statistics of the echomail areas elsewhere, and hope that this area will get some usage, because I want
it to stay.
I got into growing/gardening, due to where I currently live - indoors
and on a balcony, a few years ago.
I grew up on a farm, in the countryside, with animals, and plants.
But, it is only now when I have gotten a bit older (38) that I have
gotten interested in growing and gardening myself. When I grew up I was only interested in computers, games, "the Internet", and so on.
Now, I dream of having a greenhouse (or many), or a vegetable growing business, a small farm, or atleast a big house with some land or a huge garden and becoming more self sustainable.
Growing up I didn't realize how lucky I was living on a small farm, with all kinds of growing possibilities, had I only been interested in it at the time. But, life and people change. I now have a job with "computers" and "the Internet", and now I want other things in life too, and I will get it some day.
One learns a lot from having constraints, as growing on a balcony and shelves with growlights in the kitchen gives you.
I wanted to get into hydroponics, but so far it has been mostly soil growing. On my growing shelves things that I want to try to overwinter takes up so much space, that my plans of doing some hydroponics gets delayed, but, soon I will get that going too hopefully.
(Now, I wish Enigma1/2's editor would allow me to change the subject
after I have started writing, or to be able to save the text as a draft, but it doesn't seem to be possible, so I will have to copy this out and make another post, as this one became more of an introduction of myself
to this area, and not about a variety of tomatoes, as I planned when I started writing. :) )
:) well posting to this echo and getting some traffic in it will certainly help that cause, so thanks for doing so :) Hopefully a few others may care to join in too :)
How fascinating, what sort of climate are you in and given the locale I can only imagine you're rather creative when it comes to getting stuff growing? Is it vegetables you grow or flowers?
While it's nice to have more land it also means more to look after, weed, etc. :)
I have not done any hydroponics but saw something on our local TV news the other night about a business supplying micro-greens?? to Auckland restaurants that were grown hydroponic-ally in a basement of a building that used to be a night club, the new business was doing well.
I gave tomatoes a miss this summer here (it's currently my summer here in New Zealand) and instead we grew courgettes, cucumber, lettuces, broccoli and cauliflowers. Have had some issues with aphids but otherwise they are going well.
Nice to meet you.
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