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  2. Hi-pri:
    Help

    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. 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, Yesterday 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 28
    Today 08:59 AM Go to last post
  2. 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: 77
    04-21-2018 11:29 AM Go to last post
  3. Climate

    70 Plus Temps Time to Till.

    We have a stretch of dry weather and the last two day were in the 70s so break out the tiller and grind all the trash from last year into the soil. The photo is an old one but shows what I'm working with. http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=147107&stc=1&d=1523676042

    Started by Publius‎, 04-13-2018 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 56
    04-18-2018 11:36 AM Go to last post
  4. Help

    Azeala branch rooted

    We have a large (over 6' tall & wide) azeala with a lower branch that has rooted in two different spots. My conundrum is..... can I cut/dig those spots as new plants, transfer, & eventually have viable azealas, or do I just need to prune the branch off? I've heard azealas would root like...

    Started by momma_soapmaker‎, 04-14-2018 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 38
    04-15-2018 01:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Fruit

    The secret cherry taking over Canada

    I don't have any experience with these cherries but thought the article was interesting. Anyone here have any experience with them? - OGM Fair use. BBC The secret cherry taking over Canada By Ryan MacDonald 22 March 2018 Able to survive temperatures as low as -40C, Saskatchewan’s...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 04-10-2018 12:14 PM
    cherry
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 78
    04-10-2018 02:07 PM Go to last post
  6. 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: 2
    • Views: 66
    04-09-2018 08:25 PM Go to last post
  7. Pests/Ctrl

    armadillos :(

    Anyone have a sure fire method besides expensive fencing, to repel armadillos? I already keep everything under wraps from the chickens using plastic mesh fencing but the armadillo just goes right under it. I need some ideas on odorous plants to keep him away.

    Started by Sherrynboo‎, 04-07-2018 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 102
    04-08-2018 03:32 PM Go to last post
  8. 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: 7
    • Views: 158
    04-08-2018 12:36 PM Go to last post
  9. 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: 6
    • Views: 158
    04-06-2018 03:50 AM Go to last post
  10. Planting

    April 2018 planting Guide

    www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ APRIL 2018 1st - 3rd Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for leafy vegetables. 4th - 5th Neither plant nor sow on these barren days. 6th...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 04-03-2018 07:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 79
    04-03-2018 07:13 PM Go to last post
  11. Grnhouse

    A few pictures of our walapini.

    We have a walapini on our market farm. Here is how it is when in use with the plants inside. The farm is offgrid as some may know. We use a small propane heater to keep the space in the 60's at night. We also cover the roof of the structure with concrete curing blankets to keep the heat in. This...

    Started by Stanb999‎, 03-23-2018 08:27 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 292
    04-02-2018 09:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Grnhouse

    It's March 21st and I'm eating out of my greenhouse

    I just wanted to share that being I'm in upstate NY, it's in the low 20's tonight and it's March 21st yet I was harvesting food from the greenhouse. Yes! I had dinner with kale in a really nice stirfry with broccoli and spinach, olive oil and butter. Yum! The kale wasn't small either. The same size...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-20-2018 11:54 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 180
    04-01-2018 01:30 PM Go to last post
  13. Planting

    Garden planner

    Anyone have a good garden planner you're using? I used Burpee's for the Summer and it was really good. I'm having a hard time with their Fall planner so thought I would look around. Thanks, Joe

    Started by joekan‎, 08-01-2017 06:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 393
    03-28-2018 02:46 PM Go to last post
  14. Soil

    Planning for a new garden

    This is my first full year at my new digs. I'm here by myself - with some occasional help from friends & family - whom I hope to benefit from what I'm planning here. I've got 10 acres to play with. I'm taking care of the big structural improvements/remodelling/maintenance issues this year......

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 07-27-2017 10:49 AM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,118
    03-28-2018 02:21 PM Go to last post
  15. Grnhouse

    Tomato starts

    They are looking great under the led lights. What we did was use soiless mix to the trays, used half strength mircle grow to water. The light is a 360 watt led lamp. Not "virtual watts" like so many cheap imports. I leave the lamp on 24 hours. The starts have first leaves forming and they are 9...

    Started by Stanb999‎, 02-22-2018 08:22 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 324
    03-16-2018 02:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Misc/Chat

    Weather stations and data records

    How much weather data do you try to keep track of? Do you manually record it? or have a set up to transfer to computer?

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 03-11-2018 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 131
    03-12-2018 06:51 AM Go to last post
  17. 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: 3
    • Views: 215
    03-09-2018 11:56 PM Go to last post
  18. Hydropon

    Simple method hydroponic greens

    Simple offgrid method of hydroponic growing. My wife does a tour of the lettuce house as we were building it.

    Started by Stanb999‎, 03-02-2018 12:44 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 221
    03-04-2018 08:57 AM Go to last post
  19. Grnhouse

    Pit greenhouse with ShelerLogic greenhouse frame??

    OK - I have this idea. Before I get too enthused about it, I thought I'd try it out on you all. I've been studying pit greenhouses, and their advantages for a northern climate. Granted, this isn't Canada, but Wisconsin can get mighty cold. I have a small (6x8) ShelterLogic greenhouse that has...

    Started by WisconsinGardener‎, 02-17-2018 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 222
    03-03-2018 10:54 AM Go to last post
  20. 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: 7
    • Views: 295
    03-03-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  21. Seed

    Seed Catalogs for Gardening Season 2018

    Alrighty, got the last bits of the garden harvested yesterday, and now everything is mulched or will soon be mulched and is ready for winter. What seed catalogs are y'all looking at right now? And what's on your must plant list? For the first time in ages ALL of my raised beds are filled...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 12-04-2017 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 590
    03-02-2018 03:07 PM Go to last post
  22. Planting

    March 2018 Planting Guide

    www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ MARCH 2018 1st - 2nd A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm. 3rd - 4th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 02-25-2018 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 166
    02-25-2018 01:43 PM Go to last post
  23. Planting

    Change in your garden plans for this year?

    I relocated from Missouri back down to Oklahoma last year, and it was to late to start a garden at that point in time. My husband and I had several wicking beds that we had made while up in Missouri that produced an amazing amount of food considering their size. We spent years creating the...

    Started by Donna_in_OK‎, 02-03-2018 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 562
    02-22-2018 04:01 PM Go to last post
  24. Pests/Ctrl

    HELP Houseplant with Spider Mites

    My Swedish Ivy appears to have spider mites, I think. Its suddenly looking bad, and there's this web like crap around it. :shk: I'll try to get photos tomorrow but I think it might be spider mites, what do I use to treat my ivy? TIA

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 12-04-2017 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 275
    02-06-2018 05:56 PM Go to last post
  25. Soil

    Soil mixes

    Happy New Year! I am planning on mixing my own seed starting soil this year and was wondering what "receipes" you all use. Last year I simply used peat moss and potting soil from Home Depot. This year I'm thinking of adding Perlite or Vermiculite. What all are you using? Thanks and happy...

    Started by joekan‎, 01-01-2018 07:51 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 259
    02-06-2018 05:45 PM Go to last post
  26. Seed

    Good sweet corn for northern gardens and cool soil

    Sweet corn in WI is a struggle. I am surrounded by corn fields, so isolation, unless I get lucky with different pollination times, is hard. The biggest struggle though, is just getting it to germinate! The soil temp in the 2 patches I have set aside for sweet corn (not raised beds for sweet...

    Started by Cyclonemom‎, 01-04-2018 01:40 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 255
    02-06-2018 06:41 AM Go to last post
  27. Planting

    February 2018 Planting Guide

    www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ FEBRUARY 2018 1st - 2nd Clear ground, turn sod, kill plant pests. 3rd - 4th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops. 5th - 7th

    Started by NC Susan‎, 02-01-2018 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 176
    02-03-2018 10:13 AM Go to last post
  28. Seed

    Anyone Starting Seeds Yet?

    Just wondering if anyone is starting seeds yet, or not? It's been so warm here, in Iowa, that I'm thinking of having OC put the hoop house lid on the one raised bed, he'd also have to install the heat activated vent, and covering that puppy with some clear plastic and starting some herbs and...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 12-20-2017 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 362
    02-01-2018 07:34 PM Go to last post
  29. Seed

    Anybody up for a seed exchange?

    I have been saving seed for close to 20 years now and I know I have quite a collection. (and no their not 20 year old seed..haha) I have to go through them all once again to get somewhat organized and see if I'm low on anything so I can place an order but I was thinking maybe we could do an...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-25-2018 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 298
    02-01-2018 07:16 PM Go to last post
  30. Pests/Ctrl

    Biofungicides

    Anybody here using biofungicides like Serenade or Double Nickel 55? Serenade: Applied as a preventative fungicide, this microbial biofungicide, Bacillus subtilis (QST713 strain) is labeled for control of plant pathogens such as lettuce downy mildew, botrytis brown rot, grape powdery mildew and...

    Started by FarmerJohn‎, 12-31-2017 09:15 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 205
    01-04-2018 01:43 PM Go to last post
  31.  

    Really Gardening ... Grapes .. need help

    This was 2nd year for my grape vines. They were super healthy and grew like crazy. There were TONS of little grape clusters but they all disappeared. I don't see them on the ground; don't see that birds pecked them; haven't seen anything that could have gotten in there and swiped ALL those...

    Started by Yarnball‎, 09-16-2017 10:01 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 737
    12-27-2017 09:58 AM Go to last post
  32. Flowers

    Pruning flower bushes

    Hydrangea shrubs 3:43 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FFKfWN68VQ 3:38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynUC4bIcI3g 23:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WeuewNwfeg

    Started by marsh‎, 12-27-2017 02:19 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 187
    12-27-2017 02:19 AM Go to last post
  33. Fruit

    winter fruit tree pruning

    4:01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=LxZvNR_N3kQ 5:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIkyKKkTwbw 2:58

    Started by marsh‎, 12-26-2017 11:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 251
    12-27-2017 01:54 AM Go to last post
  34. Flowers

    Rose pruning

    3:19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yCRy9VArlk 6:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8nPbEuSunk 5:34 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEkr357xfKw climbing rose

    Started by marsh‎, 12-27-2017 12:55 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 144
    12-27-2017 12:55 AM Go to last post
  35. Help

    5 Blackberry Prep for Winter

    Am in Kentucky. Have a patch of blackberry's planted about 4 year ago. No berries yet. Shoots ( not sure of proper term ) are about 4 ft high. Originally planted 4 plants, bought at Wal Mart. Patch has spread out, plenty of new shoots. About 8 ft by 5 ft. Looks healthy. For winter,...

    Started by NoDandy‎, 09-22-2017 09:04 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 458
    12-26-2017 10:48 PM Go to last post
  36. Veg

    Brussel Sprouts

    My brussel sprout plants are about four feet tall, and not nary a sprout on any of my plants. Lots of leaves. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to remove the bottom leaves or not.

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 08-22-2017 07:42 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 821
    12-03-2017 06:40 PM Go to last post
  37. Planting

    Planting Guide Dec 2017

    Planting Guide Dec 2017 www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ https://www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ December 2017 1st Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 11-21-2017 08:25 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 229
    11-21-2017 08:25 AM Go to last post
  38. Misc/Chat

    Getting ready for winter>>>

    Well, trying to get things squared away for winter here. Have ripped all the pole beans off the cattle panels and lo and behold!!!! The taters from spring are making a second crop!! I knew we missed some, but they are growing thick already. I had covered the bed with cardboard to keep the weeds...

    Started by ioujc‎, 09-23-2017 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 592
    11-15-2017 02:23 PM Go to last post
  39. Planting

    Garlic

    Fall will soon be upon us. I live in Central Iowa, zone 5a(?) and would love to plant some garlic this fall for next summer's harvest. Suggestions on which varieties to consider, and just how do I plant it, and over winter it for a successful harvest? TIA

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 07-30-2017 01:35 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 2,321
    11-04-2017 07:09 PM Go to last post
  40. Raised Bed

    Fall garden rehab.

    I had let my garden go wild for a while. Between a very wet year and then hurricane Irma flooding everything, I just let it go. I generally have a pretty good garden through the winter as it's cool enough to grow nice lettuce, spinach, broccoli, kale and other cool season crops. Here's a...

    Started by idum‎, 11-04-2017 07:49 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 254
    11-04-2017 10:28 AM Go to last post

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