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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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    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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  1. 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
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    08-04-2018 12:34 PM Go to last post
  2. Grnhouse

    My Raised Garden

    This is my first effective attempt to upload a picture. This is our raised garden. The picture was taken in October 2018. It is just as large and green today. So far in 2019 we have picked 344 peppers, (2/3 tabasco 1/3 spicy bell and others). The PVC is to allow for plastic to be placed...

    Started by 20Gauge‎, 03-26-2019 10:28 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-27-2019 05:56 PM Go to last post
  3. Misc/Chat

    Cottonwood! Good brown gravy!

    Yow! The cottonwood fluff flying around now is insane. I can’t really complain too much since when it is cottonwood time, the spruce pollen of death is about done and I can breathe again. I just can’t believe how heavy it is. Maybe I can get a pic for you...it’s really insane this year. ...

    Started by AlaskaSue‎, 06-21-2019 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-22-2019 12:00 AM Go to last post
  4. Hydropon

    Stanb999

    Well here I am hoping Stanb999 will show up to share his secrets! Anyone else?

    Started by bbbuddy‎, 07-27-2017 10:25 PM
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    08-07-2017 09:26 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
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    05-21-2018 07:41 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    04-29-2018 03:15 AM Go to last post
  7. Compost

    Lessons learned about adding "organics" to a garden

    We're near Ocala now and it's been a 4 year learning curve to get a decent garden going here. Our main problem is that all we have here is sand - almost no organic material in it! We have what's called "sugar sand" - the stuff is so fine it's waterproof! Water just beads up and rolls off it. A...

    Started by Bud in Fla‎, 07-27-2017 06:13 PM
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    07-30-2017 02:03 AM Go to last post
  8. Misc/Chat

    Pics of my start of a "Back to Eden" garden

    Here are some pics I took today. I don't have woodchips. Instead, I have used what was available for cover, grass, branches, logs, pinestraw.

    Started by changed‎, 11-23-2011 12:06 PM
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    07-27-2017 02:31 PM Go to last post
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    Do you have Back To Eden Garden disorder?

    If you do, it causes you to go into your neighbor's yard (with permission) and gather up all of the downed branches so that you can chip them up and put them on your garden and around trees. www.backtoedenfilm.com

    Started by changed‎, 01-28-2012 07:08 PM
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    01-31-2012 10:23 AM Go to last post
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    Paul Gautschi (Back to Eden) talks about chickens and genetically modified crops

    This is a good interview. I think he is one of us. He says that the widespread use of genetically modified crops and resulting illness in people is being done on purpose. He does not give his chicken any chicken feed because it has GMO corn in it. Instead he plants extra stuff in his garden to...

    Started by changed‎, 04-06-2012 10:59 AM
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    04-08-2012 09:28 PM Go to last post
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    List of plants and a Back to Eden garden update

    At the Changed compound I have planted the following trees, bushes, and plants since about 2008: 4 Asian chestnut 2 Shellbark hickory 2 Asian pear 3 English walnut 1 Orient pear 1 Fig 2 Peach 2 Pecan

    Started by changed‎, 04-21-2012 07:51 PM
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    07-27-2017 05:29 PM Go to last post
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    The best tools for Back to Eden gardening

    I don't know bout ya'all, but I am itching to start gardening again. I was out in the garden today adding wood chips as mulch and I got the idea to share pictures of tools that I have found out through trial and error to be the best for working with a Back to Eden garden. One is like a pitchfork,...

    Started by changed‎, 01-24-2015 04:36 PM
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    05-15-2015 09:38 AM Go to last post
  13. Soil

    Using Pee and poo in the garden

    I'll start this off with chuck poop. I am finding that fresh Bantam poo is great for my garden. I get it out from where I keep them every day and spread it everywhere in the garden and pots. I find that I need to be doing this to keep many plants happy besides the worms. The poo that...

    Started by China Connection‎, 08-04-2017 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-04-2017 08:46 AM Go to last post
  14. Permacul

    Duckweed Harvesting & Fish Feeding - Autopot Aquaponics

    Duckweed Harvesting & Fish Feeding - Autopot Aquaponics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFgbji1oPBQPublished on Feb 3, 2012 Harvesting and feeding duckweed to Jade Perch - Autopot Aquaponics ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Started by China Connection‎, 08-05-2017 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 704
    08-05-2017 08:02 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
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    10-10-2018 05:24 PM 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
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    09-22-2018 09:48 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
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    09-23-2018 06:32 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
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    11-03-2018 08:57 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: 739
    10-16-2018 06:22 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
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    11-07-2018 05:28 AM Go to last post
  21. 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
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    11-03-2018 09:09 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 655
    11-06-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  23. 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
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    11-05-2018 03:48 AM Go to last post
  24. 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: 19
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    12-27-2018 06:08 AM Go to last post
  25. 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
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    11-18-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  26. 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
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    11-22-2018 07:21 PM Go to last post
  27. 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: 900
    11-24-2018 11:04 PM Go to last post
  28. 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
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    11-26-2018 04:23 PM Go to last post
  29. 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
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    12-04-2018 04:35 PM Go to last post
  30. 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: 7
    • Views: 1,208
    02-13-2019 07:51 PM Go to last post
  31. 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: 605
    12-07-2018 07:08 PM Go to last post
  32. Permacul

    Grow a crop with roughly the protein content of Soy.

    A little floating plant with a few different species can give you this. Yes, I am talking about duckweed. It can be on fed to chickens etc. It can be used as a fertilizer for the garden. Getting enough protein from a small garden is not easy. ...

    Started by China Connection‎, 01-15-2019 06:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 887
    01-22-2019 05:00 PM Go to last post
  33. Permacul

    Why I don't free range my chickens

    I kicked out a few of my young chickens for fighting about a week back and lost one of them to a Goanna ( a big lizard.) I have heaps of wildlife where I live. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Why I don't free range my chickens

    Started by China Connection‎, 01-26-2019 06:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 561
    01-26-2019 06:23 AM Go to last post
  34. Permacul

    AZOLLA – A Little Ferm with Massive Green Potential

    Um, a way to produce a protein crop. ........................................................................................ AZOLLA – A Little Ferm with Massive Green Potential

    Started by China Connection‎, 02-10-2019 08:12 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 404
    02-17-2019 07:16 AM Go to last post
  35. Permacul

    How Karl Hammer Feeds 600 Chickens (Without Grains)

    I am heading in my own way to being able to keep chickens without having to feed grain. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// How Karl Hammer Feeds 600 Chickens (Without Grains) About 40 minutes long

    Started by China Connection‎, 02-11-2019 08:23 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 532
    02-11-2019 08:23 PM Go to last post
  36. Organic

    Making every space productive.

    I have been watching lots of Youtube on duckweed and Azolla. When one watches Asian Youtubes one can see any type of container used to support water where these floating plants can be grown. Both these water plants are fast to grow and are high in protein which are high in protein which...

    Started by China Connection‎, 03-09-2019 02:27 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,025
    03-21-2019 09:55 AM Go to last post
  37. Exotics

    Maggots and Chickens. The need for protein for sustainability.

    Maggots and Chickens and Whatever. The need for protein for sustainability. Life is somewhat funny! I think life, as we know it in the West, is coming to an end. I have watched the life that is on hand for today's young people and unless one is very clever there is not much opportunity....

    Started by China Connection‎, 04-19-2019 07:17 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 601
    05-10-2019 06:11 AM Go to last post
  38. Organic

    Youtube: A Simple Way To Root Plants From Cuttings

    Very good to say the least. .................................................................................... A Simple Way To Root Plants From Cuttings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyXSNzywqvw

    Started by China Connection‎, 04-26-2019 07:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 439
    04-26-2019 07:26 PM Go to last post
  39. Organic

    Youtube: Tour a Thriving 23-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest - An Invitation for Wildness

    Tour a Thriving 23-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest - An Invitation for Wildness About 20 minutes long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GJFL0MD9fc Happen Films Published on Nov 24, 2016

    Started by China Connection‎, 05-18-2019 03:34 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 413
    05-18-2019 03:49 AM Go to last post
  40. Organic

    Azolla and Duckweed Chicken Food Update.

    It is hard to express what I am trying to convey but I give it a try. In a survival situation, the critical thing one needs is a complete protein food intake. Very few vegetables provide much protein. Potatoes are not too bad but you need about 10 medium sized potatoes to get enough protein for 24...

    Started by China Connection‎, 07-09-2019 05:27 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 383
    07-11-2019 03:30 AM Go to last post

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