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    Sticky Thread The Official Dangerous Plants, Trees, Mulches, and Garden Stuff for Pets & Livestock

    Now that we have our very own Garden forum, I thought I'd post a thread here on plants, fruits, veggies, etc., that are dangerous to our pets, or even our livestock, so we can make smart decisions when building and planting our gardens. IIRC cherry tree leaves kills horses, but Summerthyme...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 07-27-2017 06:30 PM
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    10-04-2017 12:21 PM Go to last post
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    4 Sticky Thread PLEASE READ

    Per membership request, this room has been created to talk about all things gardening. That being said, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for post volume. If this room dies, I'll fold all posts into Homesteading. Whether it lives or dies depends on you. Thanks Dennis PREFIXES ADDED

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, 07-26-2017 09:23 PM
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  1. Organic

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Mulch

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Mulch Mulching is the placing of organic matter such as straw or lucerne on top of your garden soil. Every gardener should mulch both their vegetable patch and their garden on a regular basis as it is a great foundation ingredient for good soil and is beneficial for...

    Started by China Connection‎, Today 06:29 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 33
    Today 08:48 AM Go to last post
  2. Raised Bed

    How To Hügelkultur and Reduce Water Needs.

    I just thought that I would post this on using minimum water to grow crops. You do not need to use any soil just compost and logs etc. I have a friend who has long beds like this: He has made them half a meter deep and from waste materials. He only uses organic material and has to top...

    Started by China Connection‎, 09-18-2018 04:55 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 92
    09-20-2018 09:16 AM Go to last post
  3. Pests/Ctrl

    How to Grow Bug Spray

    Video shows intrepid reinventer figuring out how to grow necessary ingredients for the bug spray/cream. Then distill the essential oils out of them. Then turn them into a cream and spray. Talk about a skill set for the apocalypse? Check out the rest of this guys videos. - OGM Fair use. ...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 08-31-2018 07:43 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 96
    09-19-2018 05:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Misc/Chat

    Garden Humor Thread!

    Lets face it there will be times when it's just too funny NOT to share!

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 08-17-2017 02:00 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,373
    09-17-2018 12:10 AM Go to last post
  5. Planting

    September 2018 Planting Guide

    https://www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ SEPTEMBER 2018 4th - 5th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Fine planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops. 6th - 9th Clear ground, turn sod, or kill plant pests.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 09-05-2018 12:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 53
    09-05-2018 12:01 AM Go to last post
  6. Planting

    August 2018 Planting Guide

    www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ AUGUST 2018 1st - 2nd Neither plant nor sow on these barren days. 3rd - 4th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 08-07-2018 08:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 110
    08-26-2018 11:05 AM Go to last post
  7. Tools

    They say it's an estate sale but it looks like a prepper farm to me ;-)

    More pictures than I've been through, but the collection of tools is huge! I have no connection to the sale other than wishing I had the time, $$ and a big trailer :-( https://www.estatesales.net/NC/Greensboro/27406/1975758

    Started by notyoung‎, 08-21-2018 02:22 PM
    farming, gardening, tools
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 148
    08-21-2018 06:53 PM Go to last post
  8. Soil

    Could use some advice from experienced gardeners.

    This last spring, with the help of some family, I put together a nice container garden composed of 60 half-barrels from the white plastic 30 gallon barrels. Anyway, I used the wrong type of dirt to fill them and this year's garden has been a total bust. I don't mind a learning experience, but...

    Started by Martinhouse‎, 08-04-2018 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 240
    08-19-2018 05:07 PM Go to last post
  9. Harvest

    10 Tomatoes Wonderful Tomatoes

    It has rained here just about every other day for a month. It hasn't been unusual to get at least a half inch of rain or more in an afternoon. I thought for sure I was going to have a bunch of cat-faced cracked tomatoes. But no. I've got Rudgers the size of softballs. The kind of luscious, great...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 07-03-2018 03:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 240
    08-06-2018 05:13 PM Go to last post
  10. Planting

    Trellis Blackeye Peas

    I did something different this year, I grew my blackeye peas on a trellis. I stretched netting down a row and I didn't go to too much trouble about putting it as low to the ground as I normally would with beans. I am so pleased with the results they grew like pole beans and I got a better yield and...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 08-01-2018 08:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 170
    08-04-2018 09:32 PM Go to last post
  11. Raised Bed

    Too much rain!

    I realize others are getting it worse with the rain, but I am ever so happy that we have raised beds. 12 inches of rain in the last week or so and yet my plants are doing great. The excess is draining off and all is well with the plants. Granted, I can't walk in the yard without sinking, but...

    Started by 20Gauge‎, 08-03-2018 11:09 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 158
    08-04-2018 11:34 AM Go to last post
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    7 Garden Pics.

    Few pics of what's going on in my Homely Garden. First is a Tomatoe-it was a Plum Tomatoe with that nasty-assed hole in it. Same as the rest. I was staking up plants because of the rain, found and picked, set aside in a safe place to photo and ended up stepping on it anyway so imagine it's is...

    Started by Satanta‎, 08-03-2018 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 319
    08-03-2018 07:00 PM Go to last post
  13. Grnhouse

    How I Got Into Commercial Greenhouse Growing

    Back in the mid 70's, my parents bought some rural property, 30 miles outside Beaumont, Tx. They built a nice house on the 45 acres. Why here in this area, I'm not sure because Houston was our home town, 100 miles away. We had been living overseas at different places for almost 10 years, and my Dad...

    Started by Txkstew‎, 07-04-2018 09:05 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 362
    07-23-2018 03:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Fruit

    Planted some blueberries...need help

    I just planted some blueberries and read that they like acid soil. Other than adding sulfur from a bag I got at the nursery, what else can I add to the soil that will provide some natural acid making soil??

    Started by Tundra Gypsy‎, 07-09-2018 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 152
    07-10-2018 08:34 AM Go to last post
  15. Misc/Chat

    Are There Any Master Gardeners Here?

    I was looking into the program here in Ga. and was wondering if it is worth the time and money to do it.

    Started by Rabbit‎, 07-07-2018 07:36 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 190
    07-09-2018 01:35 AM Go to last post
  16. Planting

    July 2018 Planting Guide

    www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ JULY 2018 1st Good day for killing weeds, briars, and other plant pests. Poor for planting. 2nd-4th Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 07-06-2018 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 137
    07-09-2018 01:31 AM Go to last post
  17. Permacul

    Food Forest/Permaculture ideas

    I would like to suggest gathering some resources (and discussion) about creating your own food forest. Permaculture for the back yard or homestead or even city lot. I have been looking into this all winter - ever since I ran into an article on hugelkultur. Fascinating stuff. I realize that I have...

    Started by WisconsinGardener‎, 05-30-2018 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 288
    06-25-2018 05:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Grnhouse

    Hydro, June...

    We have had a month of solid greens harvest. The tomatoes are starting to ripen. Zucchini are literally exploding. Green beans are 2 weeks from the first harvest. Im so pleased with the farm this year.

    Started by Stanb999‎, 06-19-2018 07:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 280
    06-24-2018 01:43 AM Go to last post
  19. Veg

    Spring 2018 Garden Pictorial

    Starting in mid February of this year here in Southeast Texas, I tilled my garden spot for the first time since I broke my small leg bone while tilling it in October 2016. I'm simi retired now, so I have lots of time to do something I really enjoy, and it gives me some much needed exercise. I...

    Started by Txkstew‎, 05-18-2018 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 611
    06-20-2018 11:43 AM Go to last post
  20. Herbs

    Stevia

    I planted it in a terrarium, (one gallon pickle jar with lid). Did not over water. It caught some sort of mold/fungus and died within a week.

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 06-19-2018 09:31 AM
    stevia
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 218
    06-19-2018 10:02 AM Go to last post
  21. Veg

    TOMATO BLIGHT

    good news is that tomatoes are off to a great start this year. I've already tied most of mine twice and have some small blossoms on the cherokees, amish paste and san marzanos. although I haven't seen any signs of it yet the "bad news" is that all this rain and cool temperatures in the SE are a...

    Started by Raggedyman‎, 05-29-2018 01:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 357
    06-13-2018 07:30 AM Go to last post
  22. Planting

    70 degrees time to plant maters. What do you do to increase yield?

    It has been in the high 80s all week. Plant starts are available and I want to put in my tomatoes. What do you do when planting to increase yield?

    Started by marsh‎, 03-29-2018 04:07 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,031
    06-07-2018 08:49 AM Go to last post
  23. Planting

    Planting Guide June 2018

    www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ JUNE 2018 1st Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops. 2nd - 4th Poor days for planting. Kill plant pests, spray, fertilize, do general farm work.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 06-01-2018 10:37 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 230
    06-02-2018 07:58 PM Go to last post
  24. Organic

    Nebraska retiree uses earths's heat to grow oranges in snow

    Have $25K, a back hoe and the ambition to grow fruit and vegetables year round? Maybe enough for a farmer's market? You might like this video. It is a work in progress. The newest design is looking to incorporate aquaponics. - OGM Fair use. Nebraska retiree uses Earth's heat to grow oranges in...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 05-28-2018 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 237
    05-29-2018 08:33 PM Go to last post
  25. Fruit

    Finally!

    After about 5 years of waiting and trying desperately to keep a male kiwi plant alive I finally have kiwis! I see them every year but they drop off due to lack of pollination. Well this year I wasn't sure but I thought my male had blooms on it and evidently it did cause the kiwis are hanging on and...

    Started by Sherrynboo‎, 05-12-2018 09:47 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 367
    05-26-2018 06:45 PM Go to last post
  26. Planting

    Is it too late to plant bare root fruit trees?

    Embarassing confession time. Last spring we bought two bare-root fruit trees, semi -dwarf IIRC, one pear and one apple, both with multiple varieties. We stuck them (still wrapped) in a large pot. And ignored them. Amazingly, they survived a hot summer & cold winter. Now dh figures it's time to...

    Started by bluelady‎, 05-21-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 356
    05-21-2018 06:41 PM Go to last post
  27. Planting

    My palm had pups

    I've separated a pup. Hope it grows! I added some annuals to gauge moisture levels.

    Started by SusieSunshine‎, 05-21-2018 05:55 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 229
    05-21-2018 05:55 PM Go to last post
  28. Help

    Fertilizer help needed

    I have several different plants that I should fertilize. They are different types. Do each require different N-P-K ratio? The products I have looked at all have varying ratios for the same plant. I am so confused. I'd like to use just 1 if it is possible.

    Started by SusieSunshine‎, 05-18-2018 12:28 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 271
    05-19-2018 09:12 AM Go to last post
  29. Flowers

    Flower pics. Show 'em off!

    My flahrs are blooming like crazy! Post pics if you have them. I love this time of year!

    Started by momma_soapmaker‎, 05-04-2018 08:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 394
    05-18-2018 10:29 PM Go to last post
  30. Raised Bed

    Self-Watering Raised Beds

    We are about to build some raised beds, and I've been looking at various set ups. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated. Right now, our current thinking is to line the beds with heavy black plastic, lay weeping tile (pipe) in bottom, cover with landscape fabric, then a layer of sand to help...

    Started by momma_soapmaker‎, 05-05-2018 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 655
    05-18-2018 10:21 PM Go to last post
  31. Seed

    Cilantro/Coriander

    I planted cilantro for the first time this year. It grew beautifully. It has now gone to seed. I am harvesting the seed. Has anyone harvested it before? I'm not sure how much to save for planting next year or save for grinding.

    Started by SusieSunshine‎, 05-18-2018 10:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 235
    05-18-2018 12:34 PM Go to last post
  32. Fruit

    Hardy Kiwi (Issai)

    Anyone grown one of these? Everything I found says it is hardy to Zone 6. I found one last year that claimed it was hardy to Zone 5. Bought just the one pot. It seemed healthy - but I never got around to finding or making a place for it. So, it stayed in the pot on our shady deck, and I basically...

    Started by WisconsinGardener‎, 05-16-2018 09:37 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 282
    05-16-2018 04:32 PM Go to last post
  33. Fruit

    WOOHOO my fruit trees SURVIVED!

    Between drought, wind, odd ball freezes, flooding rains, etc., etc., all my 17 young fruit trees survived the winter, all the weird weather we've had and are flowering and setting fruit!! In their third year! WoooHOOO!! We have apples, peaches, apricot, more apples, nectarine, pears, cherries,...

    Started by ShadowMan‎, 04-27-2018 10:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 418
    05-10-2018 04:24 PM Go to last post
  34. Grnhouse

    Off season growing without heat.

    We have grown in late winter for the past several years in unheated greenhouses. So long as your aware of a few tips you can do so too. #1 Choose only cold hardy plants from the list below #2 You must place and remove the covers daily. #3 Plants grow best after winter solstice and daylight has...

    Started by Stanb999‎, 04-03-2018 04:15 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 739
    05-10-2018 07:18 AM Go to last post
  35. Hydropon

    My wife does a walk thru of our tomato house

    This was last summer. Due not the greenhouse is powered only with solar and is offgrid.

    Started by Stanb999‎, 03-02-2018 09:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 677
    05-05-2018 05:52 PM Go to last post
  36. Misc/Chat

    Planting Guide May 2018

    www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ MAY 2018 1st - 2nd Seeds planted now will do poorly and yield little 3rd - 5th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 05-01-2018 07:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 412
    05-02-2018 01:36 PM Go to last post
  37. Fruit

    Strawberry Patch

    So I would like to expand the patch this spring. I've had a variety before that are very tasty but only the size of a dime and very soft to the point of pulling them-they would break up. I only had 8 plants last year but would like to fill the whole bed this time. It's 6x5 foot and very good...

    Started by Great Northwet‎, 04-08-2018 05:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 447
    04-29-2018 10:09 PM Go to last post
  38. Harvest

    Root Cellar Survival

    I thought I would start a thread on Root Cellars and benefits. We use ours all year long. Currently we are bring out Cabbage that is still as firm and green when we pulled them last fall. I made a wooden box out of rough cut 2X8 and poured in fine sand. Pulled the cabbage plant straight out of...

    Started by Bubble Head‎, 01-27-2018 05:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 932
    04-29-2018 02:15 AM Go to last post
  39. Planting

    Earth/Grow Boxes

    For those of you who have them: Are they worth the effort to make them? Do they really increase the yields or are they just a time saving device? Thanks in advance for your replies!

    Started by Pinecone‎, 04-22-2018 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 545
    04-24-2018 05:08 PM Go to last post
  40. Planting

    Square Foot Gardening: Easy Peasy

    I thought this was a good article. Loved the terraced boxes. Square Foot Gardening: Easy Peasy Organic, GMO-Free Food On Balconies, Roof Tops, Raised Beds And Acreage Posted by JB Bardot ...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-11-2018 11:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 446
    04-21-2018 11:29 AM Go to last post

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