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Forum: Gardening

You know, gardening stuff.

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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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    07-27-2017 01:19 PM Go to last post
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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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    10-04-2017 12:21 PM Go to last post
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  1. Misc/Chat

    2017-18 Farmer's Almanac

    This goes to the page you can plug in your zip code for the long-range forecast. Good resource when you want to check something quick and can't lay hands on the printed one.

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 08-30-2017 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-05-2017 06:44 AM Go to last post
  2. Grnhouse

    A few pictures of our walapini.

    We have a walapini on our market farm. Here is how it is when in use with the plants inside. The farm is offgrid as some may know. We use a small propane heater to keep the space in the 60's at night. We also cover the roof of the structure with concrete curing blankets to keep the heat in. This...

    Started by Stanb999‎, Yesterday 08:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 48
    Today 12:24 AM Go to last post
  3. Seed

    Anybody up for a seed exchange?

    I have been saving seed for close to 20 years now and I know I have quite a collection. (and no their not 20 year old seed..haha) I have to go through them all once again to get somewhat organized and see if I'm low on anything so I can place an order but I was thinking maybe we could do an...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-25-2018 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 218
    02-01-2018 07:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Seed

    Anyone Starting Seeds Yet?

    Just wondering if anyone is starting seeds yet, or not? It's been so warm here, in Iowa, that I'm thinking of having OC put the hoop house lid on the one raised bed, he'd also have to install the heat activated vent, and covering that puppy with some clear plastic and starting some herbs and...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 12-20-2017 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    02-01-2018 07:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Planting

    August 2017 Planting Guide 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
    • Replies: 1
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    07-28-2017 10:48 PM Go to last post
  6. 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: 146
    01-04-2018 01:43 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 09:04 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    12-26-2017 10:48 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 07:42 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    12-03-2017 06:40 PM Go to last post
  9. Help


    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
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    09-01-2017 12:30 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 533
    08-08-2017 10:56 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Views: 429
    02-22-2018 04:01 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Views: 497
    08-13-2017 12:20 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Views: 432
    08-11-2017 01:17 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 280
    08-03-2017 12:44 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
  16. 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
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    08-05-2017 07:02 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. Misc/Chat

    Fall - Today in the garden I ....

    In the garden today I: Stripped the Lazy Amish House beans from the vines. I'd just about run out of seed this spring and planted what I had. Maybe ten vines lived to become productive. They produced two shopping bags of pods for seed. I gave an envelope of seed to an Amish neighbor who'd helped...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 10-03-2017 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-04-2017 01:59 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Views: 191
    11-04-2017 10:28 AM Go to last post
  20. 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: 947
    09-16-2017 11:15 AM Go to last post
  21. Planting

    February 2018 Planting Guide FEBRUARY 2018 1st - 2nd Clear ground, turn sod, kill plant pests. 3rd - 4th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops. 5th - 7th

    Started by NC Susan‎, 02-01-2018 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-03-2018 10:13 AM Go to last post
  22. 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: 465
    07-30-2017 07:33 PM Go to last post
  23. 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 02:00 PM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 743
    08-20-2017 04:20 PM Go to last post
  24. 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: 2
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    08-03-2017 09:08 PM Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 21
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    07-30-2017 04:08 PM Go to last post
  26. Planting


    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 01:35 PM
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    11-04-2017 07:09 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
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    11-15-2017 02:23 PM Go to last post
  28. 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
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    10-30-2017 09:35 PM Go to last post
  29. 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
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    02-06-2018 06:41 AM Go to last post
  30. 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 04:32 PM
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    10-25-2017 05:32 PM Go to last post
  31. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    08-01-2017 10:24 AM Go to last post
  32. Climate

    Harvey Garden

    Thank you Huricane Harvey. My garden was pretty much completely destroyed. Time to plant anew... ...but my chickens (only 2) survived.

    Started by phloydius‎, 09-01-2017 11:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 403
    10-13-2017 01:33 PM Go to last post
  33. 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
    • Views: 500
    08-21-2017 11:00 PM Go to last post
  34. Pests/Ctrl

    HELP Houseplant with Spider Mites

    My Swedish Ivy appears to have spider mites, I think. Its suddenly looking bad, and there's this web like crap around it. :shk: I'll try to get photos tomorrow but I think it might be spider mites, what do I use to treat my ivy? TIA

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 12-04-2017 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 209
    02-06-2018 05:56 PM Go to last post
  35. 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
  36. 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
    • Replies: 35
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    07-30-2017 07:59 PM Go to last post
  37. Misc/Chat

    6 I can relate, can you?

    Started by thompson‎, 08-05-2017 05:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-20-2017 09:34 PM Go to last post
  38. Grnhouse

    It's March 21st and I'm eating out of my greenhouse

    I just wanted to share that being I'm in upstate NY, it's in the low 20's tonight and it's March 21st yet I was harvesting food from the greenhouse. Yes! I had dinner with kale in a really nice stirfry with broccoli and spinach, olive oil and butter. Yum! The kale wasn't small either. The same size...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-20-2018 11:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 49
    03-21-2018 04:17 PM Go to last post
  39. 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: 569
    07-30-2017 01:03 AM 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
    • Views: 1,945
    07-27-2017 04:29 PM Go to last post

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