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Black Oyster Mushrooms


April 18, 2019, 8:04 pm

I inoculated five logs with black oyster mushroom spawn this morning. I did quite well with growing mushroom logs in the basement for a number of year s, then nothing worked for several years. I g... Read more »

before and after pics


April 18, 2019, 12:44 pm

mostly done, had to wind it down so i can get ready for planting - i say mostly because i still have too many brown beans to keep all of them. i'll go through those again this winter and pare ... Read more »

normal spring weather


April 14, 2019, 1:54 pm

yesterday sunny and windy, but warm enough to get out and get some gardening done. today snowing. several years ago (maybe 5 years even) i had this area that was getting full of grasses gr... Read more »

PING T


April 7, 2019, 3:47 pm

  Would you please re-post your vinegar weed killer recipe ? I'm trying to kill off the remnants of the wild blackberries and some honeysuckle , plus a few just plain weeds . We finally gave up... Read more »

Firewood Harvest


March 30, 2019, 9:35 pm

I'm getting too old to fell trees, so I made a deal with a local firewood d ealer. He cut down about 40 trees in the back pasture, which was turning in to a forest, and we split the take. Now I hav... Read more »

Taters in the ground


March 29, 2019, 5:27 pm

  I should have had them planted at least 2 weeks ago , but the ground has been too wet to plow (grin) so I waited . This is my first real effort to cultivate taters , I planted some reds for n... Read more »

first flower of spring


March 25, 2019, 11:45 am

yesterday, a small pale purple crocus. :) we're getting there... songbird Read more »

Grow Tunnel


March 24, 2019, 12:53 pm

My wife planted some early lettuce and covered the rows with some long grow tunnels. These are plastic sheeting attached to hoops which are stuck into the ground; picture at link. http://s1346.photo... Read more »

EWG's 2019 Dirty Dozen list

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March 20, 2019, 11:47 pm

Hi All, Of some mind interest: the Environmental Working Group's 2019 top dozen pesticide contaminated vegi's: Kale rejoins the 'Dirty Dozen' list as one of the most contaminated with pesticides... Read more »

Paper mulch


March 20, 2019, 3:34 am

  So I decided the easiest way to get mulch around the strawberries is to use shredded paper - but I'm unsure about what paper is safe . Useta be that glossy paper was not , but newsprint was .... Read more »

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Tomato pesticides, anything better than Malathion?

rating: 5

Hi, I'm growing tomatoes on my apartment porch, got maybe a dozen plants going not too bad. Got a severe problem with bugs and bacteria pest because I recirculate excess water. Yup, the plant's sau... Read more »

When is Delicata squash ripe?

rating: 5

The Subject says it all. We just picked an unripe one and would like to do better than trial-and-error. Thanks, Bob Read more »

green spots in apples

rating: 5

I have an apple tree that produces tart green (some blush) 2-4 inch apples. The tree is loaded and apples are falling. When I started picking I noticed that there are green spots embedded in the fl... Read more »

burning junk mail for ash

rating: 5

Hi, I've been looking around the web for information of whether junk mail burnt is safe or advisable to use as a source of ash in the garden or compost pile. But I haven't found anything useful yet. ... Read more »

protein in cow manure

rating: 5
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does anyone have an idea of how much protein is typically found in cow manure? -- Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras lobortis volutpat commodo. Morbi lobortis, massa frin... Read more »

Suckers on Celebrity tomatoes?

rating: 5

I have some Celebrity tomatoes growing, They are starting suckers. Celebrities are supposedly semi-determinate. What experience do people on this group have comparing removal to non-removal of the su... Read more »

hedelfinger riesenkirsche pollination

rating: 5

I've just bought a sweet cherry plant, Hedelfinger riesenkirsche. The label says it's self pollinating but Google tells me Hedelfinger is an old variety and so likely to need a pollinating partner c... Read more »

Ever used a pecan vibrator

rating: 5

I am going to shake the pecans off some trees locally that are just loaded. I have them sold already. I have a vibrator that makes a 960# impact 4,000 times a minute. Used to shake railroad car... Read more »

How safe is copper-oil-fungicide?

rating: 5

I have a dwarf peach tree that's had perrenial peach leaf curl. More than 20 years ago I bought a plastic 1 pint bottle of Chacon Bordoil Copper-Oil-Fungicide, but have never even opened the bottle. ... Read more »

Well no wonder !

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  Seems that in the last week or two something(s) have been marauding my tomato patch . I thought I had it better protected ... yesterday afternoon I set up my game cam in the corner where they... Read more »

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