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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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    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. 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: 76
    Today 07:16 AM Go to last post
  2. 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: 411
    02-13-2019 07:51 PM Go to last post
  3. 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: 23
    02-11-2019 08:23 PM Go to last post
  4. Seed

    7 How To Save Collard Seeds

    This year I grew heirloom collards called Alabama Blue. It is a beautiful plant the stems and the veins in the leaves are purple. They grew well and the flavor was excellent. I have never tried to save collards seeds before and had no idea that the plants actually form seed pods. So I am going...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 02-04-2019 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 66
    02-05-2019 04:33 PM Go to last post
  5. 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: 5
    • Views: 547
    02-05-2019 01:25 AM Go to last post
  6. Seed

    Dried Beans?

    Anyone have experience growing shell beans? Dried beans? Since the price in the stores has gone up so much, I figure I should experiment with them as soon as possible. Be nice to not take up as much storage space with them too.

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 01-29-2019 05:30 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 156
    01-31-2019 03:29 PM Go to last post
  7. Seed

    Seeds

    My daughter cleaned out the seed cabinet today. Wow did we have a lot of older seed. Going to do some germination tests just to see before I chuck it. Some is from the late 90s. Been stored in the basement. Found some cotton seed and sorghum from a few years ago when I messed with them.

    Started by mecoastie‎, 01-06-2019 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 272
    01-26-2019 09:37 AM Go to last post
  8. 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: 99
    01-26-2019 06:23 AM Go to last post
  9. 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: 210
    01-22-2019 05:00 PM Go to last post
  10. 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: 20
    • Views: 818
    01-13-2019 07:42 AM Go to last post
  11. Grnhouse

    Advice needed for starting from scratch with a greenhouse for zone 4

    Starting this thread because I'm a little overwhelmed by all the choices and possibilities. I want to build a greenhouse that heats itself as much as possible - with perhaps the potential of adding a rocket stove. Here's what I've thought of so far - 1. I hit clay/rocks at about 18" to 24"...

    Started by WisconsinGardener‎, 01-08-2019 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 211
    01-11-2019 04:20 AM Go to last post
  12. Herbs

    Starting some Herbs Indoors

    As soon as he gets my new shelf installed in the east kitchen window I plan to start some herbs. Aside from basil which herbs do really well in moderate to low light? I'd say this window gets about five to seven hours of sunlight a day depending on the time of the year, so about five and a half...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 01-09-2019 02:55 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 128
    01-09-2019 04:20 PM Go to last post
  13. 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: 20
    • Views: 1,174
    01-07-2019 05:53 PM Go to last post
  14. Veg

    6 Winter Dreams>>>>

    Anyone else dreaming of your Spring GARDEN??? Looking at the outrageous prices on line for vegetable seeds.....really SILLY!! I LOVE Starks for fruit trees and I see they are now carrying vegetable and herb seeds also. AND the prices are REASONABLE!! I must admit, I buy most of my seeds...

    Started by ioujc‎, 01-01-2019 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 335
    01-06-2019 11:33 PM Go to last post
  15. Harvest

    January thaw outdoor harvest.

    After 2 months of cold and snow. Temps as low as 6F with snow depths to 12 inches. We had a few warm days with rain to melt away the last of the snow, and thaw the ground. Under row covers outside were a few hundred radishes, dozens of Diakons, and hundreds of salad turnips.

    Started by Stanb999‎, 12-29-2018 11:58 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 248
    01-01-2019 02:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Misc/Chat

    Just for Fun -- Property Planning Exercise

    I've been playing around with plans and designs for my property (since it's winter and there isn't a whole lot I can actually do outside), and thought I'd share what I've been doing. First, here is a photo of the actual property. This is 2.68 acres, in south-central Kentucky. The picture was...

    Started by Freeholder‎, 12-18-2018 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 357
    12-27-2018 07:50 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Views: 719
    12-27-2018 06:08 AM Go to last post
  18. Flowers

    Spring Beauties - orange spots

    I've read that the bulb of Spring Beauties are edible. Small pink and white flower that likes growing in wet shaded area. Plant may reach 6 inches tall. In some areas I've noticed Orange spots on the plants leaves that look like some sort of fungal(?) infection. Any one here ever eat these...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 12-21-2018 10:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 176
    12-21-2018 10:17 PM Go to last post
  19. 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: 255
    12-07-2018 07:08 PM Go to last post
  20. 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: 471
    12-04-2018 04:35 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: 19
    • Views: 2,087
    12-02-2018 06:16 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Views: 4,282
    12-02-2018 06:03 PM Go to last post
  23. 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: 581
    11-28-2018 10:20 PM Go to last post
  24. 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: 386
    11-26-2018 04:23 PM Go to last post
  25. 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: 422
    11-24-2018 11:04 PM 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
    • Views: 296
    11-22-2018 07:21 PM Go to last post
  27. 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: 316
    11-18-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  28. 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: 566
    11-07-2018 05:28 AM Go to last post
  29. 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: 339
    11-06-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  30. 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: 377
    11-05-2018 03:48 AM Go to last post
  31. 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: 423
    11-03-2018 09:09 PM Go to last post
  32. 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: 808
    11-03-2018 08:57 PM Go to last post
  33. 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: 334
    11-01-2018 05:16 PM Go to last post
  34. 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: 442
    10-16-2018 06:22 PM Go to last post
  35. 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: 533
    10-15-2018 03:51 PM Go to last post
  36. 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: 1,037
    10-10-2018 05:24 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: 25
    • Views: 2,525
    10-02-2018 10:59 PM Go to last post
  38. 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: 491
    09-23-2018 06:32 AM Go to last post
  39. 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: 581
    09-22-2018 09:48 AM Go to last post
  40. 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: 654
    09-19-2018 06:29 PM Go to last post

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