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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 09:23 PM
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    07-27-2017 01:19 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 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    10-04-2017 12:21 PM Go to last post
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  1. Hydropon


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

    Started by bbbuddy‎, 07-27-2017 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,052
    08-07-2017 08:26 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 149
    05-21-2018 06:41 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 05:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 678
    04-29-2018 02:15 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 727
    07-30-2017 01:03 AM Go to last post
  5. 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

    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 06:08 PM
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    01-31-2012 09:23 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 09:59 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    04-08-2012 08:28 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 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 32
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    07-27-2017 04:29 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 03:36 PM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,187
    05-15-2015 08:38 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 485
    08-04-2017 07:46 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 341
    08-05-2017 07:02 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 11:26 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 744
    10-05-2017 07:10 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 01:40 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 483
    02-06-2018 06:41 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 646
    10-30-2017 09:35 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 11
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    07-30-2017 01:16 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-10-2017 04:37 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 479
    10-30-2017 11:14 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 38
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    02-22-2018 04:01 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    07-27-2017 01:01 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 09:15 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 385
    01-04-2018 01:43 PM Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Replies: 33
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    07-29-2017 09:22 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 393
    07-29-2017 07:49 PM Go to last post
  23. Fruit

    Strawberry Patch

    So I would like to expand the patch this spring. I've had a variety before that are very tasty but only the size of a dime and very soft to the point of pulling them-they would break up. I only had 8 plants last year but would like to fill the whole bed this time. It's 6x5 foot and very good...

    Started by Great Northwet‎, 04-08-2018 05:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-29-2018 10:09 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    07-27-2017 02:14 PM Go to last post
  25. 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
  26. Harvest

    Dug my sweet potatoes.

    Friday I dug my sweet potatoes, some was really nice but a lot of puny ones too. A lot had been eaten on under the ground. Was it voles or moles or something else. :confused: It's bad enough when the deer nips the tops off when they are first planted, but eating the tubers really makes me...

    Started by greenhart‎, 10-15-2017 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-25-2017 02:11 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 636
    07-30-2017 07:33 PM Go to last post
  28. Raised Bed

    Fall garden rehab.

    I had let my garden go wild for a while. Between a very wet year and then hurricane Irma flooding everything, I just let it go. I generally have a pretty good garden through the winter as it's cool enough to grow nice lettuce, spinach, broccoli, kale and other cool season crops. Here's a...

    Started by idum‎, 11-04-2017 07:49 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-04-2017 10:28 AM Go to last post
  29. 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
    4 Pages
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    07-30-2017 10:41 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Replies: 18
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    07-30-2017 07:56 PM Go to last post
  31. Misc/Chat

    Getting ready for winter>>>

    Well, trying to get things squared away for winter here. Have ripped all the pole beans off the cattle panels and lo and behold!!!! The taters from spring are making a second crop!! I knew we missed some, but they are growing thick already. I had covered the bed with cardboard to keep the weeds...

    Started by ioujc‎, 09-23-2017 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 875
    11-15-2017 02:23 PM Go to last post
  32. Planting

    Garden planner

    Anyone have a good garden planner you're using? I used Burpee's for the Summer and it was really good. I'm having a hard time with their Fall planner so thought I would look around. Thanks, Joe

    Started by joekan‎, 08-01-2017 06:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-28-2018 02:46 PM Go to last post
  33. Soil

    Soil mixes

    Happy New Year! I am planning on mixing my own seed starting soil this year and was wondering what "receipes" you all use. Last year I simply used peat moss and potting soil from Home Depot. This year I'm thinking of adding Perlite or Vermiculite. What all are you using? Thanks and happy...

    Started by joekan‎, 01-01-2018 07:51 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-06-2018 05:45 PM Go to last post

    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
    • Replies: 23
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    05-14-2012 10:13 PM Go to last post
  35. Flowers


    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
    • Views: 611
    07-29-2017 09:02 PM Go to last post
  36. Veg

    Favorite tomato variety?

    I planted some tomato varieties from seed this summer that I had not tried before and am wondering what tomatoes you prefer. My favorite, by far, is a Russian tomato, "Paul Robeson." I found the fruit to be prolific, of a good size and the taste absolutely wonderful. It is very dark red with a...

    Started by Littlesister‎, 08-17-2017 12:32 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,269
    09-16-2017 11:15 AM Go to last post
  37. Flowers

    Rose pruning

    3:19 6:35 5:34 climbing rose

    Started by marsh‎, 12-27-2017 12:55 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-27-2017 12:55 AM Go to last post
  38. Fruit

    winter fruit tree pruning

    4:01 5:40 2:58

    Started by marsh‎, 12-26-2017 11:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 455
    12-27-2017 01:54 AM Go to last post
  39. Flowers

    Pruning flower bushes

    Hydrangea shrubs 3:43 3:38 23:10

    Started by marsh‎, 12-27-2017 02:19 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-27-2017 02:19 AM Go to last post
  40. 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 04:07 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 728
    06-07-2018 08:49 AM Go to last post

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