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  1. Gardening and Agriculture
    I had hopes of growing asparagus. Bought the seeds, and read up and seems they cannot be harvested the first two years? Anyone know how this works? We are renters, and am not sure if we would be here in three years, and would hate to plant and then lose all that work if within that time we...
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I find this hard to believe because I've watched my Mom who is 91 years old keep her unused onion in the fridge with no ill effects... I don't eat the damn things so i ain't worried about it...but ...how about some comments on this? ONIONS -- Who Would've Thought? In 1919 when the flu...
  3. Gardening and Agriculture
    I have my jalapenos to close to my bell peppers and just on that one bell pepper plant I have some of the strangest bell peppers that I have ever seen, is it possible to cross pollinate between plants?
  4. Gardening and Agriculture
    Has anyone every made any cheap green houses as opposed to buying store bought expensive ones? If so, I'd like to hear about it I have a store bought greenhouse. Instead of having shelves in it i just plant my garden on the ground. No problem with the plants getting root-bound and...
  5. Gardening and Agriculture
    If you have any extra cash and don't have the time or know-how to collect and preserve thousands of seeds, I found a site that sells an emergency seed bank for when :shtf: It is spendy ($130+) but it has literally thousands upon thousands of seeds from fruits and vegetables to herbs and the...
  6. Gardening and Agriculture
    My tomatoes get real big then they seem to crack, I cannot figure out what’s going on the plants seem healthy and they are putting out a ton of tomatoes, anyone got any ideas?
  7. General Homesteading & Building
    I'm not sure if anybody can answer this for me, but I DO remember reading it in a book somewhere. I searched all over the internet but to no avail. Have any of you ever planted a fish in your garden as natural fertilizer? I know of fermenting the fish and making it into a nitrogen spray but I...
  8. Gardening and Agriculture
    I have been considering a few raised beds but dont have any good ideas on materials for the frames. If any of you have any ideas, I would love to hear them, Thanks!
  9. Gardening and Agriculture
    For those so inclined and of the mindset to produce their own as I am trying to do, here is a link to my compliment to raised bed and container gardening. It is allowing production through the winter as well. It also gives me yet another project to expend energy on and to learn another skill...
  10. Gardening and Agriculture
    Ok so....we are trying to figure out how much and of what to start growing....We live in Zone 8 (middle GA) We want to be able to grow enough to sustain us and not need to go to the store.....We are a family of 3......Myself, my Wife, and our 4 1/2 yr old..... We will be completely relying on...
  11. Gardening and Agriculture
    Potato onion From Wiki ... The potato onion is a variety of multiplier onion, similar to the shallot, although producing larger bulbs. It is remarkably easy to grow, keeps better than almost any other variety of onion, and is ideal for the home gardener with restricted space. It was very...
  12. Gardening and Agriculture
    So you want to grow your own food… This is a basic guide full of resources for the beginner, the complete novice in food growing. I won't go into too much detail, but will provide links to the necessary resources. Seed catalogues are being sent out for the 2011 growing season, and the...
  13. Gardening and Agriculture
    Got the first one yesterday ... :2thumb: Now I have my seeds for next spring, but it sure is fun to look at and never to early to start next years plan... Might have to order some of the white cotton seeds ... :sssh:
  14. Gardening and Agriculture
    Hey, I was at Family Dollar Store the other day and they had packets of veg seeds that were two for a dollar. I am very new to seeds, but I do not think they were open pollinated or heirloom seeds. My question is would it be worth my time to buy them anyway just to vacuum seal them for storage...
  15. Gardening and Agriculture
    Just busted a killer dinner of new taters & gravy sugar ann peas and a hot pone of cornbread. First fresh outa the garden. Those poor folks eaten microwave this evening. :p Lord this can't be beat. Still have two more gal. of peas, looks like i,am gona haveta do this again soon, don't know if i...
  16. Gardening and Agriculture
    Well the potatoes are up and at'em, grapes are leafing out, the artichokes are growing like crazy, does anyone love artichokes as much as I do, yum. The fruit trees are in full bloom and yes the song birds have been busy.
  17. Gardening and Agriculture
    As the economy worsens, those who have the desire to save money by vegetable gardening can elicit the help of their neighbors to start a community garden right in their own backyard. This not only will lighten your food bill but build community at the same time. Things You'll Need: * Land that...
  18. Gardening and Agriculture
    The Botanical name for a CABBAGE is “Brassica oleracea” which is widely used for food consumption. a) Cabbage is rich in the many nutrients such as Vitamin A: responsible for the protection of your skin and eyes. Vitamin B: helps maintain integrity of nerve endings and boosts energy...
  19. Gardening and Agriculture
    What does everyone grow as far as peppers? I am looking to get some really productive plants but they don't seem to be taking off (only producing 1 pepper). I am interested in a plant that grows alot of peppers but not extremely hot.
  20. Gardening and Agriculture
    I just bought some sun chokes and was wondering, should I plant them in the fall or spring? I'm up here in Michigan.
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