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Forum: Gardening

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  1.   **** Hi-pri Threads ****  

  2. Hi-pri:

    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
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,985
    10-04-2017 01:21 PM Go to last post
  3. Hi-pri:

    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
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,490
    07-27-2017 02:19 PM Go to last post
  4.   **** Regular Threads ****  

  1. Soil

    NPK-University Soil Microbiology With Harley Smith

    NPK-University Soil Microbiology With Harley Smith About 30 minutes

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-17-2018 06:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 37
    11-18-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  2. 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: 17
    • Views: 158
    11-17-2018 03:33 PM Go to last post
  3. 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: 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: 77
    11-15-2018 03:22 AM Go to last post
  4. 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: 175
    11-07-2018 05:28 AM Go to last post
  5. 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: 43
    11-06-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  6. Climate

    Youtube: Rechsand-Turing sand into gold

    Rechsand-Turing sand into gold 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: 66
    11-05-2018 03:48 AM Go to last post
  7. 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: 87
    11-03-2018 09:09 PM Go to last post
  8. 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: /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Started by China Connection‎, 10-12-2018 06:07 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 267
    11-03-2018 08:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Planting

    Nov 2018 Planting Guide

    November 2018 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: 56
    11-01-2018 05:16 PM Go to last post
  10. 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: 102
    10-16-2018 06:22 PM Go to last post
  11. 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: 176
    10-15-2018 03:51 PM Go to last post
  12. 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: 403
    10-10-2018 05:24 PM Go to last post
  13. 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: 1,750
    10-02-2018 10:59 PM Go to last post
  14. 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: 185
    09-23-2018 04:54 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 165
    09-23-2018 06:32 AM Go to last post
  16. 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: 207
    09-22-2018 09:48 AM Go to last post
  17. 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: 272
    09-19-2018 06:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Planting

    September 2018 Planting Guide 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: 206
    09-05-2018 01:01 AM Go to last post
  19. Planting

    August 2018 Planting Guide 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: 243
    08-26-2018 12:05 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 :-(

    Started by notyoung‎, 08-21-2018 03:22 PM
    farming, gardening, tools
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 304
    08-21-2018 07:53 PM Go to last post
  21. 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: 415
    08-19-2018 06:07 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 394
    08-06-2018 06:13 PM Go to last post
  23. 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: 335
    08-04-2018 10:32 PM Go to last post
  24. 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: 345
    08-04-2018 12:34 PM Go to last post

    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: 482
    08-03-2018 08:00 PM Go to last post
  26. 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: 570
    07-23-2018 04:52 PM Go to last post
  27. 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: 300
    07-10-2018 09:34 AM Go to last post
  28. 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: 328
    07-09-2018 02:35 AM Go to last post
  29. Planting

    July 2018 Planting Guide 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: 263
    07-09-2018 02:31 AM Go to last post
  30. 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: 447
    06-25-2018 06:40 PM Go to last post
  31. 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: 435
    06-24-2018 02:43 AM Go to last post
  32. 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 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 869
    06-20-2018 12:43 PM Go to last post
  33. Herbs


    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 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 356
    06-19-2018 11:02 AM Go to last post
  34. Veg


    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 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 540
    06-13-2018 08:30 AM Go to last post
  35. 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 05:07 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,262
    06-07-2018 09:49 AM Go to last post
  36. Planting

    Planting Guide June 2018 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 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 360
    06-02-2018 08:58 PM Go to last post
  37. 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 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 368
    05-29-2018 09:33 PM Go to last post
  38. Fruit


    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 10:47 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 530
    05-26-2018 07:45 PM Go to last post
  39. 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 01:18 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 541
    05-21-2018 07:41 PM Go to last post
  40. 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 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 351
    05-21-2018 06:55 PM Go to last post

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