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Forum: Gardening

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  1.   **** Hi-pri Threads ****  

  2. 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
  3. 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
  4.   **** Regular Threads ****  

  1. Organic

    Youtube: Tour a Thriving 23-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest - An Invitation for Wildness

    Tour a Thriving 23-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest - An Invitation for Wildness About 20 minutes long Happen Films Published on Nov 24, 2016

    Started by China Connection‎, Yesterday 02:34 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 25
    Yesterday 02:49 AM Go to last post
  2. Planting

    Cattle Panel Garden Trellis--Have any experience?

    How many of you have ever used cattle panels to make garden trellises or to make low cost hoop houses/greenhouses? I ran across a few Youtube videos this Spring showing how they can be made for only a little money (about $21.00 each panel) I was inspired to try one (or two) out in my...

    Started by Weft and Warp‎, 05-11-2019 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 173
    05-17-2019 10:05 AM Go to last post
  3. Exotics

    Maggots and Chickens. The need for protein for sustainability.

    Maggots and Chickens and Whatever. The need for protein for sustainability. Life is somewhat funny! I think life, as we know it in the West, is coming to an end. I have watched the life that is on hand for today's young people and unless one is very clever there is not much opportunity....

    Started by China Connection‎, 04-19-2019 06:17 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 103
    05-10-2019 05:11 AM Go to last post
  4. Hydropon

    Ginger is popping!

    Doing ginger again. We start it in these tubs with promix and hydroponic nutrient. We will move these to the walapini in a month when it gets too warm for seed starting. :)

    Started by Stanb999‎, 04-09-2019 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 205
    05-05-2019 07:47 AM Go to last post
  5. Planting

    May 2019 Planting Guide May 2019 Planting Guide 1st - 2nd Poor planting. Fine for cultivating or spraying. 3rd - 4th First day is a good day for transplanting. First day is also when planted root crops will yield well. Second day is favorable for planting...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 04-23-2019 01:20 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 115
    05-03-2019 12:55 PM Go to last post
  6. Organic

    Youtube: A Simple Way To Root Plants From Cuttings

    Very good to say the least. .................................................................................... A Simple Way To Root Plants From Cuttings

    Started by China Connection‎, 04-26-2019 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 63
    04-26-2019 06:26 PM Go to last post
  7. Misc/Chat

    About maggot threads.....

    I have no information to post. I usually check these "back page" forums on TB when sitting down to a meal or taking a snack break. I'm tired of seeing the word "maggot" big and bold every time I check this particular forum, so I thought I'd post something new that won't make me gag when I just...

    Started by Martinhouse‎, 04-22-2019 05:18 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 94
    04-22-2019 07:28 PM Go to last post
  8. Pests/Ctrl

    Aphids And The Battle For My Onions

    I have some heirloom onion plants in the garden and the aphids have just about finished them off. I haven't been sitting idly by watching this and I will share with you the homemade remedies that haven't worked and hopefully, lastly applied, the one that did work. The first failed remedy was...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 03-09-2019 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 216
    04-09-2019 06:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Planting

    Summerthyme, carrot help please!

    Summerthyme, a LONG time ago you posted instructions on starting carrot seeds with paper towels. I'm looking for that post and am just not finding it. We're dusting off the greenhouse a bit early, since all predictions are pointing to a chilly, wet summer in our neck of the woods. Limner (using...

    Started by twohats‎, 03-22-2019 05:30 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 273
    04-01-2019 08:46 AM Go to last post
  10. Flowers


    While watering my orchids I snapped one of the stems. It's hanging on by a thread and is in bloom. Is there a way to graft it together or is it a lost cause? Thanks!

    Started by MaisieD‎, 03-27-2019 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 152
    03-27-2019 08:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Grnhouse

    My Raised Garden

    This is my first effective attempt to upload a picture. This is our raised garden. The picture was taken in October 2018. It is just as large and green today. So far in 2019 we have picked 344 peppers, (2/3 tabasco 1/3 spicy bell and others). The PVC is to allow for plastic to be placed...

    Started by 20Gauge‎, 03-26-2019 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 306
    03-27-2019 04:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Harvest

    Issues with sweet potatoes

    we've grown sweet potatoes (Beauregards) for 12-15 years with great success averaging harvests of 350 lbs with regularity. I always thought we were pretty good at it - UNTIL THIS YEAR. we planted our own slips in the same fashion as we always do - and at the same time (the last week of may) -...

    Started by Raggedyman‎, 09-23-2018 09:46 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 869
    03-22-2019 07:52 AM Go to last post
  13. Organic

    Making every space productive.

    I have been watching lots of Youtube on duckweed and Azolla. When one watches Asian Youtubes one can see any type of container used to support water where these floating plants can be grown. Both these water plants are fast to grow and are high in protein which are high in protein which...

    Started by China Connection‎, 03-09-2019 01:27 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 349
    03-21-2019 08:55 AM Go to last post
  14. Organic

    Top 10 Natural Organic Fertilizers Top 10 Natural Organic Fertilizers 10 Natural Fertilizers to Replace Chemical Fertilizers These 10 fertilizers derive from natural sources and can enhance the fertility of the soil as well as the nutrition of the crops. Prior to add a...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 03-03-2019 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 220
    03-04-2019 05:41 AM Go to last post
  15. Planting

    5 Garden Planning

    This year I am expanding my garden from about 130 square feet to a shared garden of 3000 square feet. I have separate patches for corn and vines (cucumbers, squash, etc). I am looking for advice on a book, website or app that I can use for layout and companion planting. If anybody has any info...

    Started by NB‎, 02-23-2019 11:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 324
    03-02-2019 06:08 PM Go to last post
  16. Planting

    March 2019 Planting Guide MARCH 2019 2nd - 4th A barren period, best suited for killing plant pests. Do plowing and cultivating. 5th - 6th Good for planting cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants. First day is a good day for...

    Started by NC Susan‎, 03-02-2019 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 203
    03-02-2019 02:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Permacul

    AZOLLA A Little Ferm with Massive Green Potential

    Um, a way to produce a protein crop. ........................................................................................ AZOLLA – A Little Ferm with Massive Green Potential

    Started by China Connection‎, 02-10-2019 07:12 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 189
    02-17-2019 06:16 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 698
    02-13-2019 06:51 PM Go to last post
  19. Permacul

    How Karl Hammer Feeds 600 Chickens (Without Grains)

    I am heading in my own way to being able to keep chickens without having to feed grain. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// How Karl Hammer Feeds 600 Chickens (Without Grains) About 40 minutes long

    Started by China Connection‎, 02-11-2019 07:23 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 227
    02-11-2019 07:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Seed

    7 How To Save Collard Seeds

    This year I grew heirloom collards called Alabama Blue. It is a beautiful plant the stems and the veins in the leaves are purple. They grew well and the flavor was excellent. I have never tried to save collards seeds before and had no idea that the plants actually form seed pods. So I am going...

    Started by Rabbit‎, 02-04-2019 11:11 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 268
    02-05-2019 03:33 PM Go to last post
  21. Seed

    Dried Beans?

    Anyone have experience growing shell beans? Dried beans? Since the price in the stores has gone up so much, I figure I should experiment with them as soon as possible. Be nice to not take up as much storage space with them too.

    Started by Sacajawea‎, 01-29-2019 04:30 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 444
    01-31-2019 02:29 PM Go to last post
  22. Seed


    My daughter cleaned out the seed cabinet today. Wow did we have a lot of older seed. Going to do some germination tests just to see before I chuck it. Some is from the late 90s. Been stored in the basement. Found some cotton seed and sorghum from a few years ago when I messed with them.

    Started by mecoastie‎, 01-06-2019 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    01-26-2019 08:37 AM Go to last post
  23. Permacul

    Why I don't free range my chickens

    I kicked out a few of my young chickens for fighting about a week back and lost one of them to a Goanna ( a big lizard.) I have heaps of wildlife where I live. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Why I don't free range my chickens

    Started by China Connection‎, 01-26-2019 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 303
    01-26-2019 05:23 AM Go to last post
  24. Permacul

    Grow a crop with roughly the protein content of Soy.

    A little floating plant with a few different species can give you this. Yes, I am talking about duckweed. It can be on fed to chickens etc. It can be used as a fertilizer for the garden. Getting enough protein from a small garden is not easy. ...

    Started by China Connection‎, 01-15-2019 05:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 494
    01-22-2019 04:00 PM Go to last post
  25. Veg

    Fall Garden 2018 What Are You Growing Pics

    I finally got my Fall Garden in. It rained way too much from August, til now. I planted some bedding plants, 5-6 packs. The rest of the rows are seed planted. So far, cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, Napa cabbage, and broccoli. The seeds are celery, lettuce, collard greens, and carrots. Just as the...

    Started by Txkstew‎, 11-01-2018 08:04 PM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,272
    01-13-2019 06:42 AM Go to last post
  26. Grnhouse

    Advice needed for starting from scratch with a greenhouse for zone 4

    Starting this thread because I'm a little overwhelmed by all the choices and possibilities. I want to build a greenhouse that heats itself as much as possible - with perhaps the potential of adding a rocket stove. Here's what I've thought of so far - 1. I hit clay/rocks at about 18" to 24"...

    Started by WisconsinGardener‎, 01-08-2019 09:34 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 559
    01-11-2019 03:20 AM Go to last post
  27. Herbs

    Starting some Herbs Indoors

    As soon as he gets my new shelf installed in the east kitchen window I plan to start some herbs. Aside from basil which herbs do really well in moderate to low light? I'd say this window gets about five to seven hours of sunlight a day depending on the time of the year, so about five and a half...

    Started by packyderms_wife‎, 01-09-2019 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 362
    01-09-2019 03:20 PM Go to last post
  28. Grnhouse

    How I Got Into Commercial Greenhouse Growing

    Back in the mid 70's, my parents bought some rural property, 30 miles outside Beaumont, Tx. They built a nice house on the 45 acres. Why here in this area, I'm not sure because Houston was our home town, 100 miles away. We had been living overseas at different places for almost 10 years, and my Dad...

    Started by Txkstew‎, 07-04-2018 09:05 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,684
    01-07-2019 04:53 PM Go to last post
  29. Veg

    6 Winter Dreams>>>>

    Anyone else dreaming of your Spring GARDEN??? Looking at the outrageous prices on line for vegetable seeds.....really SILLY!! I LOVE Starks for fruit trees and I see they are now carrying vegetable and herb seeds also. AND the prices are REASONABLE!! I must admit, I buy most of my seeds...

    Started by ioujc‎, 01-01-2019 07:27 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    01-06-2019 10:33 PM Go to last post
  30. Harvest

    January thaw outdoor harvest.

    After 2 months of cold and snow. Temps as low as 6F with snow depths to 12 inches. We had a few warm days with rain to melt away the last of the snow, and thaw the ground. Under row covers outside were a few hundred radishes, dozens of Diakons, and hundreds of salad turnips.

    Started by Stanb999‎, 12-29-2018 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 490
    01-01-2019 01:15 PM Go to last post
  31. Misc/Chat

    Just for Fun -- Property Planning Exercise

    I've been playing around with plans and designs for my property (since it's winter and there isn't a whole lot I can actually do outside), and thought I'd share what I've been doing. First, here is a photo of the actual property. This is 2.68 acres, in south-central Kentucky. The picture was...

    Started by Freeholder‎, 12-18-2018 11:58 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 650
    12-27-2018 06:50 AM Go to last post
  32. 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 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,157
    12-27-2018 05:08 AM Go to last post
  33. Flowers

    Spring Beauties - orange spots

    I've read that the bulb of Spring Beauties are edible. Small pink and white flower that likes growing in wet shaded area. Plant may reach 6 inches tall. In some areas I've noticed Orange spots on the plants leaves that look like some sort of fungal(?) infection. Any one here ever eat these...

    Started by Old Gray Mare‎, 12-21-2018 09:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-21-2018 09:17 PM Go to last post
  34. 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 06:08 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 443
    12-07-2018 06:08 PM Go to last post
  35. 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 12:35 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    12-04-2018 03:35 PM Go to last post
  36. Permacul

    The Many Benefits of 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 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    12-02-2018 05:16 PM Go to last post
  37. 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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    12-02-2018 05:03 PM Go to last post
  38. Veg

    Potato Onions

    1. Folks, I'm looking for Potato Onions, if anyone has or know someone that has, please send me a message. 2. I also have a few heirloom pole bean seed to trade. Again, send me a message. Thank you. (mods: if this is a problem please delete.)

    Started by greenhart‎, 11-24-2018 07:46 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 990
    11-28-2018 09:20 PM Go to last post
  39. 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 12:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 695
    11-26-2018 03:23 PM Go to last post
  40. 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 01:28 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 705
    11-24-2018 10:04 PM Go to last post

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