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Need squash variety to augment Delicata


February 17, 2019, 9:41 pm

We had a big harvest of Delicata squash this year. It's the only one I grow because it always tastes fabulous. But it's not a long term keeper and we usually have to toss some by year's end. Does an... Read more »

Stevia Rebaundia seed storage


February 16, 2019, 6:55 pm

I'm learning that search engines are out to sell me stuff; not to help me find things... (rant over. for now) I'm trying to find out if Stevia seed can be stored, well dried and sealed, in the f... Read more »

Cardboard as mulch and other Q's


February 12, 2019, 12:22 am

  I was just wondering if using cardboard instead of (or in addition to) straw as mulch will help prevent stuff like squash borers from attacking the plants . I'm doing it this year for other r... Read more »

April 15th cometh


February 8, 2019, 6:56 pm

  And I'm not talking about tax time , that's the date of our usual last frost here . So today I dug out all the seeds , mounted the shelf in the window and hung the grow light on it , and orde... Read more »

Deer Fences


January 29, 2019, 1:54 pm

Here's a site I found with some ideas on deer fences. https://www.gracegardenandhomestead.com/make-ideal-deer-fence/ About half-way through the article, they describe double fences and angled fenc... Read more »

Winter Harvest

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January 24, 2019, 9:30 pm

Hi All, Twice in a row now I have cuts stems of Rosemary for the kitchen, right in the dead of winter. Some snow on the ground too. Man that plant is DEFENSIVE! All you have to do is touch it ... Read more »

finally some snow in the forecast


January 16, 2019, 2:54 pm

today starts off with some ice coating everything, the trees, rocks and ... all sparkling in the sun and wind. still no snow on the ground, but later this week we finally have some snow comi... Read more »

Microbial-Inoculant?


December 29, 2018, 1:53 am

Any comments? https://www.amazon.com/EM-1-Microbial-Inoculant-Fermented-Conditioning/dp/B000BY8L92/ref=as_li_ss_tl Read more »

all through the house...


December 24, 2018, 12:27 am

it smells like cookies again. :) not that i need to eat any more... hope everyone has a great holiday and enjoys the time with themselves, friends, family, and even strangers. i guess t... Read more »

mid-winter groupings


December 19, 2018, 4:22 am

of beans. :) i've been out of containers i need to use to sort the past few weeks. finally got some more today. i hope i have enough or i will have to start taking extreme measures (conso... Read more »

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Tomato pesticides, anything better than Malathion?

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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

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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 »

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 »

Asian pear tree --- fire bright?

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This is a multi-part message in MIME format. _NextPart_000_0D25_01C9C055.970AA460-- 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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