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Rain Barrels

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Save those orange peels.

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Decollate snails

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What are you all planting for Fall/Autumn?

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Building a Vertical Pallet Garden

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"Organic Non-GMO" grass seed?

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Wild Edibles with Sergei Boutenko

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Learn How to Make Raw Compost!

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How To Regrow Store Bought Celery

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Comment by Susan : ) on April 27, 2012 at 6:42am

Enjoy your lunch!  : )

Comment by Melody Jackson on March 23, 2012 at 11:15am

Anyone in or around the Stephenville area that is doing organic gardeing... There is a group starting Tuesday . If you want to know more just let me know! This is exciting Stephenville having and organic gardening club!! know I can learn all about growing healthly foods!!

Comment by Audrey Reader on March 21, 2012 at 10:59pm
Thanks for the tips. Im new to this. It is my first year for gardening. Exciting and overwhelming too.
Comment by Chris on March 21, 2012 at 9:30pm

Been a member for years and years.  Buy many seeds from them, that I want to try.  I love Johnny's Selected Seeds, Territorial House, Seed Savers, High Country Mowing and many others like Mariseeds(Marianne Jones), who is a great lady in TN who saves all kinds of tomato, pepper, eggplant and Italian specialty items just to mention a few.  Enjoy the learning experience.  Any seed catalog has oodles of info on every page.

Comment by Audrey Reader on March 21, 2012 at 12:53am

Has anyone heard of this organization? Seed Savers Exchange? It looks so amazing. They help save heirloom seeds and don't promote any seeds or plants that are hybrid or modified. I'm new to gardening and there is so much to learn. This site helped me a lot. Are there any other gardening sites that someone recommends? 

Comment by LaTricia E. Morris on March 1, 2012 at 10:51am

AYN - If you're planning on getting all the same cultivar, good deal.  Just beware that fruit trees like apples and peaches can draw in lots of pests and take regular care to protect your harvest.  Have read of some slipping cut nylons over the baby fruits to protect them asd they grow while providing good air-flow. 

If you plan to get different cultivars, make sure you check that they'lll all be in bloom at the same time.  Some are self-pollinators but most need cross-pollinators to give good yeilds.  So, if they're all in bloom at different times, they would not be able to cross-pollinate.  :)  Just throwing that out there.  Also, I've found that sometimes you can find trees cheap at home improvement stores and catch a great deal or find them cheap because they're weaker varieties.  Make sure you do your research ahead of time to find good, disease &pest resistant varieties before bring home something that brings you big headaches and little returns.

Good luck!  Let me know when you need my address to send me a bundle!  lol

Comment by LaTricia E. Morris on March 1, 2012 at 10:43am

ADAM - I've found slugs can't resist drowning themselves in a pie pan of beer tucked in amongst my hostas.  :)  Who knew slugs were such lushes?  lol. 

Another method I've read about involvles using copper (whether in strips or by stretching out those coiled copper scrub sponges) by putting it around the base of the plants in danger.  Something about the reaction between their slime and the copper, supposed to give 'em a real shock.  Have also read suggestions of mulching with rough/sharp objects, such as diatomaceous earth (from ground stone, i believe), eggshells or the like as these things slice through their uunderbellies and cause them to dehydrate.  There is also supposed to be a new organic slug killer on the market, though I have not yet tried it.  Iron phosphate, I think but don't quote me.  You also have the option to set "traps" using citrus rinds from oranges or grapefruits.  Guess they like citrus enough that they'll leave the hostas to come get a taste.  Just cut the fruit in half, remove the fruit and set out the rinds.  You would have to check these regularly and do them in yourself before dispose of them. 

Personally, I've found the beer method worked great for me last year.  Hope this all help!

 

Comment by Ayn on February 29, 2012 at 12:29pm

Started a few seeds last week, its just been so warm, I wanted to try. I think Ill wait for the others till mid March, but... I AM excited! Cant wait to get some greens going. I am currently trying to manifest 3 apple trees too. (They are not in the budget, but ARE on sale for $23....) MANIFEST WITH ME!!!

Comment by Venetia Rahal-Kotoch on February 29, 2012 at 12:10pm

Love to garden...so much to learn, always. This is a beautiful group!

Comment by Susan : ) on January 28, 2012 at 9:11am

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