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Forum: Gardening

You know, gardening stuff.

  1. 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
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    10-05-2017 07:10 AM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 11:50 AM
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    10-02-2017 07:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Misc/Chat

    Winter Garden Prep

    For those of you in the northern states what all do you do for winter garden prep? I'm going to plant garlic sometime this week, and need to get straw for my leeks.

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 09-17-2017 06:34 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-20-2017 03:34 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
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    09-16-2017 11:15 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    08-13-2017 01:39 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
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    08-08-2017 10:56 AM Go to last post
  17. 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: 1,317
    08-07-2017 08:26 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
    • Replies: 27
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    08-04-2017 12:45 PM Go to last post
  20. 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: 568
    08-04-2017 07:46 AM Go to last post
  21. 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: 455
    08-03-2017 12:44 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Replies: 16
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    07-31-2017 07:31 AM Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
    • Replies: 12
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    07-30-2017 07:46 PM Go to last post
  28. 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
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    07-30-2017 07:33 PM Go to last post
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
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    07-30-2017 01:03 AM Go to last post
  32. 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
  33. 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
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    07-29-2017 09:02 PM Go to last post
  34. 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
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    07-29-2017 07:49 PM Go to last post
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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

    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
  39. 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
  40. 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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    • Replies: 213
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    07-27-2017 01:31 PM Go to last post

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