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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. 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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  2. 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 07:25 PM
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    07-30-2017 11:41 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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    10-25-2017 06:32 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
  5. Planting

    Garlic

    Fall will soon be upon us. I live in Central Iowa, zone 5a(?) and would love to plant some garlic this fall for next summer's harvest. Suggestions on which varieties to consider, and just how do I plant it, and over winter it for a successful harvest? TIA

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 07-30-2017 02:35 PM
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    11-04-2017 08:09 PM Go to last post
  6. Grnhouse

    Warming a Green House for Winter Gardening

    Looking for ideas for Electricity-free methods to warm a permanate green house structure during the winter, so that a garden inside can flourish (not just survive). First ideas: 1) Painted water tanks to help hold heat overnight. 2) Compost bin to generate heat (but does it generate problems...

    Started by phloydius‎, 07-27-2017 12:50 PM
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    10-02-2017 08:14 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 10:57 PM
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    07-30-2017 08:59 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
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    07-29-2017 10:22 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
  10. 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 01:09 AM
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    08-29-2017 10:07 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 09:56 AM
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    08-04-2017 01:45 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 01:32 PM
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    09-16-2017 12:15 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 10:37 PM
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    05-14-2012 11:13 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 06:16 PM
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    07-30-2017 05:08 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
  16. 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: 20
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    08-20-2017 05:20 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 08:52 AM
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    09-01-2017 01:30 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 06:12 AM
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    07-30-2017 08:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Veg

    Brussel Sprouts

    My brussel sprout plants are about four feet tall, and not nary a sprout on any of my plants. Lots of leaves. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to remove the bottom leaves or not.

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 08-22-2017 08:42 PM
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    12-03-2017 07:40 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. 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 03:33 PM
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    11-15-2017 03:23 PM Go to last post
  22. 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 08:15 AM
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    07-31-2017 08:31 AM Go to last post
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    Really Gardening ... Grapes .. need help

    This was 2nd year for my grape vines. They were super healthy and grew like crazy. There were TONS of little grape clusters but they all disappeared. I don't see them on the ground; don't see that birds pecked them; haven't seen anything that could have gotten in there and swiped ALL those...

    Started by Yarnball‎, 09-16-2017 11:01 AM
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    09-20-2017 11:12 PM Go to last post
  24. Seed

    Seed Catalogs for Gardening Season 2018

    Alrighty, got the last bits of the garden harvested yesterday, and now everything is mulched or will soon be mulched and is ready for winter. What seed catalogs are y'all looking at right now? And what's on your must plant list? For the first time in ages ALL of my raised beds are filled...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 12-04-2017 02:29 PM
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    12-14-2017 10:44 AM 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 07:33 PM
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    07-30-2017 08:46 PM Go to last post
  26. 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
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    10-18-2017 06:20 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
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    10-30-2017 10:35 PM 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
  29. 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
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    07-30-2017 02:16 PM Go to last post
  30. 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 06:04 PM
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    08-22-2017 12:00 AM Go to last post
  31. 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 03:41 PM
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    09-08-2017 07:06 PM Go to last post
  32. 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 06:01 PM
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    07-30-2017 08:33 PM Go to last post
  33. 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 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-01-2017 11:24 AM Go to last post
  34. Soil

    Planning for a new garden

    This is my first full year at my new digs. I'm here by myself - with some occasional help from friends & family - whom I hope to benefit from what I'm planning here. I've got 10 acres to play with. I'm taking care of the big structural improvements/remodelling/maintenance issues this year......

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 07-27-2017 11:49 AM
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    08-08-2017 08:48 AM Go to last post
  35. 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 08:08 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-08-2017 11:56 AM Go to last post
  36. 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
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    10-05-2017 08:10 AM Go to last post
  37. 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 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-13-2017 01:20 PM Go to last post
  38. Help

    5 Blackberry Prep for Winter

    Am in Kentucky. Have a patch of blackberry's planted about 4 year ago. No berries yet. Shoots ( not sure of proper term ) are about 4 ft high. Originally planted 4 plants, bought at Wal Mart. Patch has spread out, plenty of new shoots. About 8 ft by 5 ft. Looks healthy. For winter,...

    Started by NoDandy‎, 09-22-2017 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-23-2017 09:39 AM Go to last post
  39. 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 07:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-29-2017 10:02 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 08:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 320
    09-10-2017 05:37 AM Go to last post

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