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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 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. 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 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-17-2018 08:22 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-11-2018 08:17 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 02:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-08-2018 06:41 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 10:15 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-04-2018 02:43 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    12-31-2017 05:48 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    12-29-2017 11:21 PM Go to last post
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    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 11:01 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    12-27-2017 10:58 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 03:19 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 46
    12-27-2017 03:19 AM Go to last post
  9. 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, 12-27-2017 12:04 AM
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    12-27-2017 02:54 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 01:55 AM
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    12-27-2017 01:55 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    12-26-2017 11:48 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    12-03-2017 07:40 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 09:25 AM
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    11-21-2017 09:25 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    11-15-2017 03:23 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 02:35 PM
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    11-04-2017 08:09 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 08:49 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-04-2017 11:28 AM Go to last post
  17. Planting

    Ginger Root

    My dad just gave me some ginger root and I want to plant it, but not sure if I should do it now. Anybody know if I can plant ginger in the fall or should I wait until spring?

    Started by Deena in GA‎, 10-19-2017 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    10-30-2017 10:35 PM Go to last post
  18. Seed

    Radish seeds

    I finally had radishes grow for the very first time this year. They were a long variety, breakfast radish maybe. They got woody kind of fast, so I didn't bother pulling all of them out. To my surprise, what was left in the ground grew and produced seed pods. Now if I could get some carrots...

    Started by Dinghy‎, 10-16-2017 05:52 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-30-2017 12:14 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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    10-25-2017 06:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Harvest

    Dug my sweet potatoes.

    Friday I dug my sweet potatoes, some was really nice but a lot of puny ones too. A lot had been eaten on under the ground. Was it voles or moles or something else. :confused: It's bad enough when the deer nips the tops off when they are first planted, but eating the tubers really makes me...

    Started by greenhart‎, 10-15-2017 08:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-25-2017 03:11 PM Go to last post
  21. 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: 12
    • Views: 606
    10-18-2017 06:20 PM Go to last post
  22. Harvest

    Oct 2017 Planting Guide

    https://www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ OCTOBER 2017 1st Poor planting day. Kill poison ivy, weeds, clear land, but no planting. 2nd - 3rd Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

    Started by NC Susan‎, 10-01-2017 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-15-2017 06:54 PM Go to last post
  23. Seed

    8 Pelleted Seeds Not Viable When Saved

    Learning by experience. I don't usually buy pelleted seeds but I got some when my favorite carrot seeds weren't available locally one year so I tried something new. I got some pelleted carrot seeds, not my usual variety but they did great. They are a couple of years old now and I tried them...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 10-14-2017 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-14-2017 03:38 PM Go to last post
  24. Climate

    Harvey Garden

    Thank you Huricane Harvey. My garden was pretty much completely destroyed. Time to plant anew... ...but my chickens (only 2) survived.

    Started by phloydius‎, 09-02-2017 12:27 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-13-2017 02:33 PM Go to last post
  25. Pests/Ctrl

    Organic bug control - Do praying mantis really WORK?

    Has anyone imported/purchased praying mantis for their garden for pest control? Do they really work well? I am at my wit's end this year. After a mild winter, and warm, humid, rainy summer, the bugs are seriously trying to take over. The cabbages are so holey I can see through them, the...

    Started by Cyclonemom‎, 08-07-2017 12:26 PM
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    10-05-2017 08:10 AM Go to last post
  26. Misc/Chat

    2017-18 Farmer's Almanac

    This goes to the page you can plug in your zip code for the long-range forecast. Good resource when you want to check something quick and can't lay hands on the printed one. https://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 08-30-2017 01:58 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-05-2017 07:44 AM Go to last post
  27. Misc/Chat

    Fall - Today in the garden I ....

    In the garden today I: Stripped the Lazy Amish House beans from the vines. I'd just about run out of seed this spring and planted what I had. Maybe ten vines lived to become productive. They produced two shopping bags of pods for seed. I gave an envelope of seed to an Amish neighbor who'd helped...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 10-03-2017 04:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-04-2017 02:59 PM Go to last post
  28. Grnhouse

    Warming a Green House for Winter Gardening

    Looking for ideas for Electricity-free methods to warm a permanate green house structure during the winter, so that a garden inside can flourish (not just survive). First ideas: 1) Painted water tanks to help hold heat overnight. 2) Compost bin to generate heat (but does it generate problems...

    Started by phloydius‎, 07-27-2017 12:50 PM
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    10-02-2017 08:14 PM Go to last post
  29. Misc/Chat

    Winter Garden Prep

    For those of you in the northern states what all do you do for winter garden prep? I'm going to plant garlic sometime this week, and need to get straw for my leeks.

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 09-17-2017 07:34 PM
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    09-20-2017 04:34 PM Go to last post
  30. Veg

    Favorite tomato variety?

    I planted some tomato varieties from seed this summer that I had not tried before and am wondering what tomatoes you prefer. My favorite, by far, is a Russian tomato, "Paul Robeson." I found the fruit to be prolific, of a good size and the taste absolutely wonderful. It is very dark red with a...

    Started by Littlesister‎, 08-17-2017 01:32 PM
    • Replies: 25
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    09-16-2017 12:15 PM Go to last post
  31. Misc/Chat

    Worms

    I was curious whether any one else had been seeing a large amount of worms this summer? They are everywhere in my yard, not just one or two places. My potato bed has so many that the dirt is mostly worm castings. I've been gathering them and putting them in the beds that need more work. Not...

    Started by Dinghy‎, 08-15-2017 08:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 374
    09-10-2017 05:37 AM Go to last post
  32. Misc/Chat

    Painted Ladies ~ Butterfly Population Explosion

    Well if you're in the midwest right now and go outside you might notice an unusual sight. Tons of butterflies that look sorta like monarchs but only smaller. They're called Orange Painted Ladies. Apparently due to the warmer spring and the unusual temps this summer it's been a banner year for...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 09-08-2017 03:41 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 354
    09-08-2017 07:06 PM Go to last post
  33. Help

    carrots

    Has anyone had problems getting carrots to germinate? I planted 3 times and have about 8 or 10 carrots. This happened last year, too. Three other gardeners that I am friends with have been having the same problem and have also replanted several times with no luck. My seeds are fresh and I...

    Started by spinner‎, 07-27-2017 08:52 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    09-01-2017 01:30 AM Go to last post
  34. Organic

    Ok, Have some pictures to share

    I have quite a few so I'll post what I can. I have been organic growing since the late 90's and have slowly gone into Back to Eden method and Companion Planting. I have been planting as many herbs as I can find that will grow in my area and I wildcraft once in awhile so a few pictures will show...

    Started by Vicki‎, 07-30-2017 01:09 AM
    • Replies: 29
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    08-29-2017 10:07 PM Go to last post
  35. Misc/Chat

    Have you started your fall garden yet?

    Where did the summer go? Now that September is almost here, my garden thoughts are turning to planting our fall garden. So far, I have planted lettuce and sugar snap peas. The peas are about three inches high. The lettuce probably won't sprout until the days and nights turn a little cooler and...

    Started by TerriHaute‎, 08-20-2017 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 425
    08-22-2017 12:00 AM Go to last post
  36. Misc/Chat

    6 I can relate, can you?

    Started by thompson‎, 08-05-2017 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-20-2017 10:34 PM Go to last post
  37. 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: 20
    • Views: 619
    08-20-2017 05:20 PM Go to last post
  38. Pests/Ctrl

    Chicken Moat

    I am considering building a new garden complete surrounded by a chicken run, as a 'chicken moat' it seems to be called. Has anyone here built one of these?

    Started by phloydius‎, 08-10-2017 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 438
    08-13-2017 01:20 PM Go to last post
  39. Seed

    Saved Seed from Texas

    So anyone here in Texas saving their seed from year to year? I ask because I am looking for some varieties (of vegetables and herbs) that have been climatize to the Texas weather through several generations of local breeding. I am curious to see how much (if at all) better they might grow...

    Started by phloydius‎, 08-13-2017 02:39 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 204
    08-13-2017 02:39 AM Go to last post
  40. Hydropon

    Daily hydroponic lettuce for a family.

    The first type of Hydroponic system we will discuss is non-circulting fixed position tank culture as demonstrated by Dr Kratky of Hilo, Hawaii. Professor of Horticulture University Hawaii. You can find several of his personal videos on youtube. You can also find a lot of poorly designed "kratky"...

    Started by Stanb999‎, 08-07-2017 10:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 388
    08-11-2017 02:17 PM Go to last post

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