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Forum: Gardening

You know, gardening stuff.

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  2. 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
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    07-27-2017 02:19 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
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    10-04-2017 01:21 PM Go to last post
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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
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 390
    08-04-2018 12:34 PM Go to last post
  2. Hydropon


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

    Started by bbbuddy‎, 07-27-2017 10:25 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,466
    08-07-2017 09:26 AM Go to last post
  3. 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: 585
    05-21-2018 07:41 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Views: 1,010
    04-29-2018 03:15 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 970
    07-30-2017 02:03 AM Go to last post
  6. 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

    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.

    Started by changed‎, 01-28-2012 07:08 PM
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    01-31-2012 10:23 AM Go to last post

    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
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 2,158
    04-08-2012 09:28 PM Go to last post

    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
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,104
    07-27-2017 05:29 PM Go to last post

    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
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,653
    05-15-2015 09:38 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Views: 648
    08-04-2017 08:46 AM Go to last post
  12. Permacul

    Duckweed Harvesting & Fish Feeding - Autopot Aquaponics

    Duckweed Harvesting & Fish Feeding - Autopot Aquaponics 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: 445
    08-05-2017 08:02 AM Go to last post
  13. 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: 512
    10-10-2018 05:24 PM Go to last post
  14. 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: 268
    09-22-2018 09:48 AM 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: 218
    09-23-2018 06:32 AM Go to last post
  16. 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: 326
    11-03-2018 08:57 PM Go to last post
  17. 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: 165
    10-16-2018 06:22 PM Go to last post
  18. 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: 238
    11-07-2018 05:28 AM Go to last post
  19. 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: 143
    11-03-2018 09:09 PM Go to last post
  20. 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: 96
    11-06-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  21. 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: 121
    11-05-2018 03:48 AM Go to last post
  22. 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: 140
    11-15-2018 03:22 AM Go to last post
  23. 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: 81
    11-18-2018 12:59 AM Go to last post
  24. 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

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-22-2018 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 62
    11-22-2018 07:21 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 Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Published on Dec 22, 2017 John from shows you the top 3 easiest perennial vegetables you can...

    Started by China Connection‎, 11-23-2018 02:28 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 115
    11-24-2018 11:04 PM Go to last post
  26. 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: 82
    11-26-2018 04:23 PM Go to last post
  27. 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: 129
    12-04-2018 04:35 PM Go to last post
  28. Compost

    Better Than a rocket stove greenhouse heat

    Better Than a rocket stove greenhouse heat About 10 minutes long

    Started by China Connection‎, 12-02-2018 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 50
    12-02-2018 08:38 PM Go to last post
  29. Compost

    Composting: Farming Microbes for Soil Health

    Composting: Farming Microbes for Soil Health About an hour GMS Working Group on Agriculture

    Started by China Connection‎, 12-07-2018 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 22
    12-07-2018 07:08 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,067
    10-05-2017 08:10 AM Go to last post
  31. 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: 7
    • Views: 593
    02-06-2018 07:41 AM Go to last post
  32. 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
    • Views: 1,123
    10-30-2017 10:35 PM Go to last post
  33. 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 06:50 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,036
    07-30-2017 02:16 PM Go to last post
  34. Misc/Chat


    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: 885
    09-10-2017 05:37 AM Go to last post
  35. 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
    • Views: 730
    10-30-2017 12:14 PM Go to last post
  36. Planting

    Change in your garden plans for this year?

    I relocated from Missouri back down to Oklahoma last year, and it was to late to start a garden at that point in time. My husband and I had several wicking beds that we had made while up in Missouri that produced an amazing amount of food considering their size. We spent years creating the...

    Started by Donna_in_OK‎, 02-03-2018 03:44 PM
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,680
    02-22-2018 05:01 PM Go to last post
  37. 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 11:47 AM
    drought, germinate, grass, seed
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 453
    07-27-2017 02:01 PM Go to last post
  38. Pests/Ctrl


    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
    • Views: 483
    01-04-2018 02:43 PM Go to last post
  39. 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 02:12 PM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,257
    07-29-2017 10:22 PM Go to last post
  40. 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 01:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 567
    07-29-2017 08:49 PM Go to last post

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