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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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    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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    Spin Off Idea From Back To Eden Garden

    After reading it on TB I'm doing the back to Eden garden. I've gotten all of the old grass encrusted raised beds broken down, the paper is spread and chips are on top. I have one really nice pepper plant that I want to try and save through winter. It has two tomato cages on top of it, so I...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 11-09-2011 11:09 AM
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    11-11-2011 04:18 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 06:08 PM
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    01-31-2012 09:23 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 09:59 AM
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    04-08-2012 08:28 PM Go to last post
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    4 The Kookstead Back-To-Eden garden journey begins...

    Just thought I'd share some pix of our Back To Eden garden experience. Below is a pic of the garden so far, along with a view of our method. We roll some 5' wide butcher paper out for about 10', and scrape out some wood mulch out the truck bed. We live about 6 miles from the local Timberland...

    Started by Kook‎, 05-12-2012 09:37 PM
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    05-14-2012 10:13 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 03:36 PM
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    05-15-2015 08:38 AM Go to last post
  6. Seed

    Not Gardening Per Se but Grass Seed Won't Grow

    I decided to buy a real expensive grass seed from Douglas Seed so I could emulate native Hill Country grasses that are drought resistant. I bought a bag of mixed seeds. I ordered ten yards of dirt specifically designed to accommodate planting from seed. I had the dirt spread about four to five...

    Started by dstraito‎, 07-27-2017 10:47 AM
    drought, germinate, grass, seed
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    07-27-2017 01:01 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 11:06 AM
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    07-27-2017 01:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Seed

    Saving Cucumber Seeds

    I have 4 large cucumbers that was reserved for seeds. I haven't picked them yet as I am waiting for them to turn more yellow than they are. When I do pick them, cut them open and scrape out the seeds, do I add a little water and ferment them a few days like tomato seeds or do I just wash and let...

    Started by greenhart‎, 07-27-2017 01:34 PM
    cucumber, seeds
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    07-27-2017 02:14 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 06:51 PM
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    07-27-2017 04:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Raised Bed

    Straw bale gardening

    Has anyone tried it? Pros and cons? Thanks in advance.

    Started by Pinecone‎, 07-26-2017 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-27-2017 09:18 PM Go to last post
  11. Planting

    NC susan's planting guides

    Can we please move them to this forum (I"ll ask her too). Also whoever is moderator of this sub-forum, thanks for sticky-ing the dangerous plant thread.

    Started by moldy‎, 07-28-2017 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-28-2017 08:21 PM Go to last post
  12. Planting

    August 2017 Planting Guide

    https://farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/ July 2017 27th-28th Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground. 29th-31st Start seedbeds. Extra good for fall cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, mustard greens,...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 07-28-2017 08:24 PM
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    07-28-2017 10:48 PM Go to last post
  13. Misc/Chat

    Moving to Tennessee

    We'll be moving to Tennessee this fall, and should be able to establish a garden at our new home next year. I plan to use some raised beds for vegetables, and also plant whatever fruit and nut trees, and berries, etc., are suitable for our location (eastern Tennessee, probably within an hour or so...

    Started by Freeholder‎, 07-27-2017 12:58 PM
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    07-29-2017 07:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Flowers

    Peonies

    Does anyone know why peonies suddenly quit budding and blooming. Had our place for 3 summers now and the first year we had lovely big blooms on the peonies, but the last 2 years ...... nothing at all. Not one bud. Irrigation gets to them, lots of sun, not too many ants..... Do they just...

    Started by Laurane‎, 07-27-2017 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-29-2017 09:02 PM Go to last post
  15. Veg

    How in the world do you grow tomatoes?

    For years I have tried to grow decent tomatoes. Growing in the garden directly in ground, raised beds, individual pots etc...... but no luck producing more that 2 or 3 fruit per plant. It shouldn't be this hard! Any insight would be appreciated. My region is north central Florida.

    Started by Firebird‎, 07-27-2017 01:12 PM
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    07-29-2017 09:22 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 05:13 PM
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    07-30-2017 01:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Misc/Chat

    This room looks like a success

    So, after kickoff, this new room seems to be a good idea. Just remember, it's up to all of you to keep it going. You should periodically post a thread on Main referencing this room, as well as including a reference to the "prep rooms" master link. Please all do your part to keep it going. ...

    Started by Dennis Olson‎, 07-29-2017 05:50 PM
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    07-30-2017 01:16 PM Go to last post
  18. Misc/Chat

    Gardening Plans for July 28th Weekend

    What are your gardening plans for this weekend? Planting, weeding, harvesting? We'd love to know what you're doing in your garden this weekend, got photos to share, share away! This looks like an interesting project.

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 07-28-2017 05:16 PM
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    07-30-2017 04:08 PM Go to last post
  19. Fruit

    Fig tree

    I don't suppose there is anything I can do to keep the birds, wasps and squirrels out of my fig tree. My tree is loaded with figs but as soon as one starts to show any ripeness at all it's eaten. I love figs and it's been a battle for several years to get any from my tree.

    Started by Homestyle‎, 07-27-2017 05:01 PM
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    07-30-2017 07:33 PM Go to last post
  20. Misc/Chat

    My Hillside Garden (pictures)

    All are this spring/summer pictures except the bucket in a bucket was last year.

    Started by greenhart‎, 07-29-2017 06:33 PM
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    07-30-2017 07:46 PM Go to last post
  21. Misc/Chat

    Pictures from my house

    Here is my POLE BEAN TUNNEL! And to the right of the beans are the grapes>>>>>badly in need of pruning! And Fluffy, our pig! Who will have baby Fluffies in about 4 months!

    Started by ioujc‎, 07-29-2017 05:12 AM
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    07-30-2017 07:56 PM Go to last post
  22. Misc/Chat

    How's your garden doing this year?

    Mine is rather, meh. Cukes, squash, melons, and pumpkins are doing great as usual. Tomatoes look like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. Out of 50, 4 look decent. All the cherry types, that I hate to have to pick, of course. Row crops (carrots, beets, green beans, and cabbage) I had to replant...

    Started by moldy‎, 07-26-2017 09:57 PM
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    07-30-2017 07:59 PM Go to last post
  23. Misc/Chat

    Pics of my small suburban homestead & garden (no thumbs)

    Just a small unassuming house in suburbia. The lot is only 60 x 160 (but a lot of folks can do a lot with even less) so I considered it a challenge to see what I could do with what I had...

    Started by imaginative‎, 07-18-2009 06:25 PM
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    07-30-2017 10:41 PM Go to last post
  24. Pests/Ctrl

    19 POCKET GOPHERS!!!!!

    Is there any way I can eliminate these @%^$#!&*^ things??? I've trapped 5 so far this season, but it seems I get one and another moves in. Helllppppp!! TIA squeeks

    Started by squeeksmom‎, 07-29-2017 07:15 AM
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    07-31-2017 07:31 AM Go to last post
  25. Hydropon

    Gutter Gardening

    Saw a video on you tube about that a couple weeks ago. Seems interesting. Has anyone here tried it ? Did you have good results ? What is your overall opinion ? Thanks in advance, No Dandy :ld:

    Started by NoDandy‎, 07-27-2017 03:45 PM
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    08-01-2017 10:24 AM Go to last post
  26. Planting

    Direct Seeding Collards

    Have any of you tried to direct seed collards in the garden? How do you do it? I tried starting some in seed starting pots and it didn't work. They got leggy and died. I always end up buying plants but I sure would like to grow my own from seed. It's August 1st so I think I still have...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 08-01-2017 10:46 AM
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    08-03-2017 12:44 PM Go to last post
  27. 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 07:31 AM
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    08-04-2017 07:46 AM Go to last post
  28. Pests/Ctrl

    Survival Gardens ... Pesticide edition.

    You may eat organic and never wish to use any sprays... However during a survival situation you cannot risk your crop and only food source on your whims. Gardening is hard enough with the weather, variable precipitation, and possible storms. A few Facts for those purchasing their produce from...

    Started by Stanb999‎, 08-01-2017 08:56 AM
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    08-04-2017 12:45 PM Go to last post
  29. 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 07:02 AM
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    08-05-2017 07:02 AM Go to last post
  30. Hydropon

    Stanb999

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

    Started by bbbuddy‎, 07-27-2017 09:25 PM
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    08-07-2017 08:26 AM Go to last post
  31. Seed

    Carrots-I'm Doing This Again

    Down here in Hot Georgia I plant carrots in fall and they are usually ready to pull in mid December. I could plant them in the spring but the heat tends to make them bitter. There are always some that aren't big enough to pull so I just leave them. I pulled up some of those in early spring and I...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 07-31-2017 07:08 AM
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    08-08-2017 10:56 AM Go to last post
  32. 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 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-11-2017 01:17 PM Go to last post
  33. 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 01:39 AM
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    08-13-2017 01:39 AM Go to last post
  34. 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 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-13-2017 12:20 PM Go to last post
  35. Misc/Chat

    6 I can relate, can you?

    Started by thompson‎, 08-05-2017 05:58 AM
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    08-20-2017 09:34 PM Go to last post
  36. 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 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    08-21-2017 11:00 PM Go to last post
  37. 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 12:09 AM
    • Replies: 29
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    08-29-2017 09:07 PM Go to last post
  38. 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 07:52 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,296
    09-01-2017 12:30 AM Go to last post
  39. 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 02:41 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    09-08-2017 06:06 PM Go to last post
  40. 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 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 764
    09-10-2017 04:37 AM Go to last post

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