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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 07:30 PM
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    10-04-2017 01:21 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 10:23 PM
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  1. Compost

    Composting: Farming Microbes for Soil Health

    Composting: Farming Microbes for Soil Health About an hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T2tFJK97G4 GMS Working Group on Agriculture

    Started by China Connection‎, 12-07-2018 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 25
    12-07-2018 07:08 PM Go to last post
  2. Permacul

    Cattle Panel Greenhouse - Permaculture Style

    I think I will go like below soon for winter greens etc. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Cattle Panel Greenhouse - Permaculture Style

    Started by China Connection‎, 12-02-2018 01:35 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 134
    12-04-2018 04:35 PM Go to last post
  3. Compost

    Better Than a rocket stove greenhouse heat

    Better Than a rocket stove greenhouse heat About 10 minutes long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIzWgBWF3SQ

    Started by China Connection‎, 12-02-2018 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 56
    12-02-2018 08:38 PM Go to last post
  4. Permacul

    The Many Benefits of Hugelkultur

    https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur The Many Benefits of Hugelkultur Inspiration Green and Permaculture magazine Thursday, 17th October 2013 Hugelkultur are no-dig raised beds with a difference. They hold moisture, build fertility, maximise surface volume and...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 08-05-2017 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,527
    12-02-2018 06:16 PM Go to last post
  5. Misc/Chat

    Greenhouses and Hoophouses as a Prep Item

    Well with two major volcanoes about to go full tilt in the Pacific (Bali and Vanuatu) it's time to consider we may possibly end up with experiencing a "year without a summer" So it may be time to start thinking about tunnel houses, greenhouses, hydroponics in the basement, so on and so forth. ...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 09-29-2017 05:32 PM
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    • Replies: 68
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    12-02-2018 06:03 PM Go to last post
  6. Veg

    Fall Garden 2018 What Are You Growing Pics

    I finally got my Fall Garden in. It rained way too much from August, til now. I planted some bedding plants, 5-6 packs. The rest of the rows are seed planted. So far, cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, Napa cabbage, and broccoli. The seeds are celery, lettuce, collard greens, and carrots. Just as the...

    Started by Txkstew‎, 11-01-2018 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 289
    12-01-2018 01:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Veg

    Potato Onions

    1. Folks, I'm looking for Potato Onions, if anyone has or know someone that has, please send me a message. 2. I also have a few heirloom pole bean seed to trade. Again, send me a message. Thank you. (mods: if this is a problem please delete.)

    Started by greenhart‎, 11-24-2018 08:46 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 217
    11-28-2018 10:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Permacul

    What do Chickens Eat? A Complete Guide to Feeding Adult and Baby Chickens

    My Chickens are an integral part of my garden as I feed them greens most days from the garden and collect the Chicken shit and put around my garden. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// What do Chickens Eat? A Complete Guide to Feeding Adult and Baby Chickens ...

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-26-2018 01:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 87
    11-26-2018 04:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Organic

    Top 3 Easiest Vegetables to Grow I Have Ever Found

    Top 3 Easiest Vegetables to Grow I Have Ever Found About 15 minutes long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJyp63PIQz8 Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Published on Dec 22, 2017 John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shows you the top 3 easiest perennial vegetables you can...

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-23-2018 02:28 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 122
    11-24-2018 11:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Organic

    My Gardening Method (and the 5 Goals that Shape It)

    My Gardening Method (and the 5 Goals that Shape It) About 10 minutes long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTPOOIf1dvQ

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-22-2018 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 66
    11-22-2018 07:21 PM Go to last post
  11. Soil

    NPK-University Soil Microbiology With Harley Smith

    NPK-University Soil Microbiology With Harley Smith About 30 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PssluRwbOc4

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-17-2018 06:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 85
    11-18-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  12. Organic

    Top 10 Foods to Grow for Survival

    Top 10 Foods to Grow for Survival Karen Hendry By Karen Hendry June 22, 2016 09:44 Top 10 Foods to Grow for Survival Photo on link: http://www.askaprepper.com/top-10-foods-grow-survival/ When the collapse happens and you are in survival mode, you need to consider your long-term food...

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-14-2018 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 146
    11-15-2018 03:22 AM Go to last post
  13. Organic

    Be careful with fresh wood chips in the garden

    Be careful with fresh wood chips in the garden Jessica Walliser Jessica Walliser | Saturday, April 5, 2008 Questions: I had a large pin oak tree taken down in late fall. After the stump was ground, I was left with a rather large pile of sawdust/chips, etc. Can this be used for mulch and if...

    Started by China Connection‎, 10-23-2018 06:30 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 242
    11-07-2018 05:28 AM Go to last post
  14. Organic

    Water conservation on farmland.. " Natural Sequence Farming"

    Water conservation on farmland. Interesting stuff if you have a farm with some water draininng through it on the surface. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-06-2018 12:59 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 103
    11-06-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  15. Climate

    Youtube: Rechsand-Turing sand into gold

    Rechsand-Turing sand into gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2DLQw1K9Ms Mingliang07 Published on Apr 11, 2013 Rechsand (仁创科技集团), a Chinese company, has developed some technologies that turn sand into industrial and agricultural use, with significant benefits for combating...

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-04-2018 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 125
    11-05-2018 03:48 AM Go to last post
  16. Organic

    Youtube: Ruth Stout's Garden (magyar felirattal)

    You have to love her, I mean Routh Stout. However, for her method to work, you would want to have fertile soil to start with. Also reasonable rainfall. Crops grow small if there isn't enough rainfall. I grow some comfrey where I live. My chickens eat it. Some I have to water...

    Started by China Connection‎, 10-31-2018 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 147
    11-03-2018 09:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Veg

    Building a wooden trellis for a vegetable garden to maximize growing space.

    Building a wooden trellis for a vegetable garden to maximize growing space. Video: https://www.marthastewart.com/916719/building-trellis-vegetable-gardening /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Started by China Connection‎, 10-12-2018 06:07 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 332
    11-03-2018 08:57 PM Go to last post
  18. Planting

    Nov 2018 Planting Guide

    November 2018 www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ 1st - 3rd Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests. 4th - 5th Favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and fodder crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 11-01-2018 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 106
    11-01-2018 05:16 PM Go to last post
  19. Soil

    Molasses As Fertilize

    Molasses As Fertilizer: Information On Feeding Plants With Molasses Soil, Fixes & Fertilizers By: Susan Patterson, Master Gardener Printer Friendly Version Image by Marshall Looking for an easy, low cost way to feed your plants? Consider feeding plants with...

    Started by China Connection‎, 10-16-2018 05:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 173
    10-16-2018 06:22 PM Go to last post
  20. Harvest

    how do you harvest your sweet potatoes?

    we have typically harvested our sweet potatoes by manually digging them - one hill at a time - using a 5 prong fork and starting about 3 feet away from the hill. that can be incredibly labor intensive - typically taking an entire day from start of the dig to having them ready to cure. is that...

    Started by Raggedyman‎, 09-23-2018 10:54 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 235
    10-15-2018 03:51 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 520
    10-10-2018 05:24 PM Go to last post
  22. 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 03:00 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,836
    10-02-2018 10:59 PM Go to last post
  23. Harvest

    Issues with sweet potatoes

    we've grown sweet potatoes (Beauregards) for 12-15 years with great success averaging harvests of 350 lbs with regularity. I always thought we were pretty good at it - UNTIL THIS YEAR. we planted our own slips in the same fashion as we always do - and at the same time (the last week of may) -...

    Started by Raggedyman‎, 09-23-2018 10:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 248
    09-23-2018 04:54 PM Go to last post
  24. Soil

    Humus Rich Soil: A Garden Foundation

    Humus Rich Soil: A Garden Foundation Humus is the blood, the life of your garden soil. Every gardener’s primary concern should be to make year-by-year improvements to their soil. Soil without humus, is inactive, lacking the ability to produce quality plants and flowers. Read on to know more...

    Started by China Connection‎, 09-23-2018 05:05 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 222
    09-23-2018 06:32 AM Go to last post
  25. 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, 09-22-2018 07:29 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 273
    09-22-2018 09:48 AM Go to last post
  26. 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 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 354
    09-19-2018 06:29 PM Go to last post
  27. 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 01:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 261
    09-05-2018 01:01 AM Go to last post
  28. 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 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 297
    08-26-2018 12:05 PM Go to last post
  29. 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 03:22 PM
    farming, gardening, tools
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 373
    08-21-2018 07:53 PM Go to last post
  30. 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 06:57 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 472
    08-19-2018 06:07 PM Go to last post
  31. 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 04:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 457
    08-06-2018 06:13 PM Go to last post
  32. 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 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 389
    08-04-2018 10:32 PM Go to last post
  33. 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 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 394
    08-04-2018 12:34 PM Go to last post
  34.  

    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 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 537
    08-03-2018 08:00 PM Go to last post
  35. 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 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 653
    07-23-2018 04:52 PM Go to last post
  36. 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 11:05 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 358
    07-10-2018 09:34 AM Go to last post
  37. 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 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 379
    07-09-2018 02:35 AM Go to last post
  38. 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 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 308
    07-09-2018 02:31 AM Go to last post
  39. 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 10:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 500
    06-25-2018 06:40 PM Go to last post
  40. 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 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 493
    06-24-2018 02:43 AM Go to last post

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