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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    Was at Walmart and bought a bag of assorted Lily bulbs.I usually pot the bulbs that I buy up when I start heating the GH around the end of March.My question is can I pot them and put them in the GH before I start heating it? I am assuming that because these are perennial that it would not hurt...
  2. Frugal Living
    Just in case you are not aware; they are not selling incadescent light bulbs anymore; when they are gone off the shelves you will not be able to buy them anymore. I was at Sams club and just checked to see how much 3 way energy saving bulbs are; WHEN YOU BUY 2 THEY ARE $6.50 a piece. I also...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    This spring, I was gifted with some Dahlia bulbs. I want to dig them up soon so I can winter the bulbs. I just did a google search and came up with some information. Dahlia.com - Dahlia Growing Tips, Dahlia Buying Resources, Dahlia Pictures I am thinking after I get them out of the ground, I...
  4. Green Living
    Here we go.........recalled energy saver light bulbs. Telstar Recalls Energy-Saving Light Bulbs But...are we surprised when they are all made in China??
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    11 April 2011 Planting Onion bulbs 11 April 2011 Planting Onion bulbs A row of two types of onions were planted. (Spanish and Yellow) Spacing in row is about six inches and bulb depth is just below the surface. Onions can take some cold weather and thrive. The row marker string is a self...
  6. Freebies
    10,000 FREE Energy Saving Light Bulbs - Given Away (Victorian Residents Only) Green Energy Watch in the Press, Green Power, Green Energy
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    Over Easter weekend, I ran around to several flower and landscape places looking for potted daffodils, hyacinths and tulips to give to my neighbors, aunts and cousin for Easter. I like giving them something they can later plant in the ground. I'd like to start bulbs in pots so they bloom in...
  8. Freebies
    Duke Energy customers IN, KY, NC, OH, and SC can receive a free CFL 6 Pk. Just follow these instructions: 1. Register for Online Services at http://www.duke-energy.com/residential.asp 2. Click on Home Energy Center on the left side of your screen 3. Complete the Home Energy Survey and enter...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    Superstore has all sorts of varieties on sale. I'd check your local store to see if they have them, but I know the one I go to here in Calgary does have them right up near the front. I debated and debated and debated some more on getting some, but we're doing only vegetables next year and as...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    is there any way that I can fix what happened this year? I planted a back row of Gladiolus and a front row of Freesias, but I had a lot of issues with both. First, the Gladiolus did grow but only one grew tall enough to sprout a set of flowers. The flowers are just now opening and it's the...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    I saw something on a website when I looked up gladiolus bulbs today and they said that they can be overwintered as soon as the first frost blackens the leaves. You just dig them up, remove the rest of the leaves and then put them in a frost-free zone. I assume a frost-free zone would be indoors...
  12. Discount Stores
    I just got my electric bill, and in it were 2 coupons for GE Energy Smart CFLs. One was for $2 off a 3-pack and the other was for $5 off a 5-or 6-pack. I'm going to use them!
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    what do you plant most, bulbs or seeds? Most of mine are bulbs or potted and transferred. The seeds I have planted here just don't do well. We have clay/shale soil and it is hard to get seeds to grow. Cat
  14. Health and beauty
    They save $$. I get that, but the mercury in them scares me. We bought a lamp that came with the bulb and it was broken. That meant we were ingesting it. You can't dispose of them in the trash, so what do I do with it when it blows out, like one did tonight. It's sitting on a shelf and I just...
  15. Utilities
    I read an article in our local newspaper that said if you replace 5 most used regular bulbs with fluorescent bulbs you would save up to $275 per year off of your electric costs. I don't understand how that can be :uhh:. Our annual electric costs right about $1,480. I have 25 spots that...
  16. Utilities
    I was told that the florescent bulbs were cheaper than incadescent bulbs, but that they had to be left on longer cuz constant turning on and off was using more power to start the light. I'm guessing because of the starter/balast used to power these bulbs. So now I'm confused about these new...
  17. Home Environment
    This link is to an article concerning the contents of mercury in CFL bulbs. http://www.greendaily.com/2008/01/06/cfl-bulbs-and-mercury-do-you-know-the-risks/
  18. General Chat
    Energy-Saving Bulbs Causing Migraine Headaches Posted Jan 2nd 2008 10:08AM by Tim Stevens Filed under: Green Tech Compact fluorescent bulbs, the twisted looking replacement lights that use as little as one fourth the power of their common incandescent counterparts (and last much longer), are...
  19. Utilities
    I see that some of the members here use CFL bulbs. I am thinking of starting to replace our regular bulbs in the house. Does anyone know if CFL bulbs have a 3 way option? I have a few lamps that are 3 way.
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