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starting back up for the year


March 31, 2018, 4:43 pm

pulling off the last of the old bean vines from the fence. chopping up the wild grapevines so i can spread them on the surface of a garden (don't want to bury them until they've dried out fo... Read more »

trellis for beans


March 29, 2018, 3:26 pm

  I'll be planting some of the white greasy beans songbird sent me (as well as a bush variety), and am wondering about trellis requirements . I have a few feet of 6x6 welded concrete re-wire , ... Read more »

Warming mats and root development


March 24, 2018, 9:24 pm

  Is there a correlation ? I've put the mat back under a selection of the seedlings that seem to be lagging in that department . The ones that were on there are doing well ... of course the one... Read more »

Foiling Bugs and Bambi


March 18, 2018, 6:44 pm

  Well , for sure Bugs and maybe Bambi . Just finished redoing the fencing around the garden . I had to rework it to include the bee hives too close to the deck . The new fence is 2 chicken wir... Read more »

Peat Pots


March 15, 2018, 1:06 pm

and Piss Poor Performance . I don't understand it , the same seed , soil strips of 8 peat pots . I like the concept , just slit it and bury it without disturbing the roots too much . But the whol... Read more »

A berry good plan ?


March 11, 2018, 4:09 pm

  We had a pretty nice strawberry patch until I let the grass get started . It soon overwhelmed the berries ... I considered using some black plastic as a weed/grass barrier , but was told that... Read more »

Good time to seed radishes?


March 11, 2018, 8:37 am

I'm in central Illinois and was wondering if now would be a good time to spread some radish seeds in the garden? It seems early but over the last couple of years I've tried them more toward la... Read more »

Rabbit Raisins


March 10, 2018, 12:44 am

  Free for hauling it off ! My neighbor raises rabbits , and he figures 3 wheelbarrows full of droppings/bedding is enough for his small garden . Looks like if I take all he hasn't used there's... Read more »

Ping songbird


March 7, 2018, 6:41 pm

  Did the package arrive yet ? -- Snag Ain't no dollar sign on peace of mind - Zac Brown Read more »

Re-powering a tiller


March 1, 2018, 4:05 am

Oh dear me dear me , the free tiller won't start ... again this year . Always been difficult and I'm tired of throwing money - and more importantly , time - at a Briggs that's at least 20 years o... Read more »

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Help...!!!

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Squirrels attacking my tomatoes. Even eating the green ones. Tried mothballs. Yeah right. Trapped and released one. Two more showed up this am. any ideas ASAP. I haven't had a ripe tomato in ... Read more »

Hot Peppers - Indeterminate or Determinate ??

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Are hot/chile peppers classified in these terms or is that only a tomoato thing? And while I'm on the subject, does indeterminate merely mean that it will reproduce through one growing season, or al... Read more »

Horse manure over asparagus and elephant garlic

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Anyone done this before? Got about 10# of year old manure that I spreaded over the beds 2 thick. Didn't have any unused beds to work the shit in so I just dumped it on top of occupied beds. Hope... Read more »

recipie for homemade organic fertilizer

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Anyone want to share their recipe for homemade organic fertilizer ? Now that winter is here in zone5, I want to plan my garden out while I wait for the warm weather to return. Thanks everyon... Read more »

protein in cow manure

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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 »

Wood/Bark/Mulch attracting tiny ants close to the house?

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We only started mulching with commercial mulches(Bagged) a couple of years = ago. Since them we have been seeing more tiny ants in the house. And DH say= s they are outside, he saw a column of them c... Read more »

Does rototilling kill worms?

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The soil is starting to get pretty good my garden. It use to be basic clay. Over the years I've put in a ton of manure. Now after a couple years I'm seeing a worm or two when I turn over a s... Read more »

What would cause really fibrous pea pors and snap peas?

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This years crop for me is really bad, especially the snap peas. You pick them, even ones that are still small, and eat them. Chew, chew, chew, and you end up with a mouthful of green fiber. I am... Read more »

Lumpy zucchini

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My zucchini have become lumpy. I'm used to nice smooth fruit so this is disconcerting. Some are more misshapen than others. They seem to taste just fine. Has anyone here any idea as to why the zu... Read more »

Cucumber blooms: too many?

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Hi I have Burpless cucumbers growing in half whiskey barrels. They are starting to bloom, but there's about four or five blooms real close together. Should they be thinned out or left alone? They... Read more »

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