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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    I saw this on Pinterest and decided to try it. Has anyone else ever done it? Can you tell me how you went about it and your experiences? The site I found used Lentils and did them in a canning jar. You soak the Lentils over night in a bowl of water, then rinse and drain them. Fill the jar 1/3...
  2. General Chat
    Growing Number of Americans Can't Afford Food This article broke my heart and I fear it's only going to get worse before it gets better. Keep stockpiling my friends.....:cheerup:
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    21 January 2012 Mung Bean Growing Improved Method. 21 January 2012 Mung Bean Sprout Growing Improved Method. Mung bean sprout growing is often complicated by growing in water, since the necessity for rinsing several times per day becomes onerous. Deciding to improve on this a new method was...
  4. Preparedness and Survival
    Has anybody considered bamboo as a quick growing firewood??? I've been considering it. We've got an acre of land and rather than pay for firewood ($80 to $100 a truckload) I thought perhaps this might be a better replacement. Especially since it grows so fast. We can go through a couple of...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    25 June 2010 Vining Vegetables 25 June 2010 Vining Vegetables Vining vegetable vegetation spreads widely, and can smother other plants in a main garden. My method of growing is to plant these types in a bed of their own on the normal lawn area. The grass obviously grows high, but returns to...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) 29 September 2011 Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) 29 November 2011 Saffron Bulbs have started to grow. 29 November 2011 Most of the Saffron bulbs have started to grow. One hundred bulbs of the Saffron crocus(Crocus sativus)were planted at six inch centres, and...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    I bought several different types of tyme and one rosemary plant. All of them seem to be dead several inches from the soil line. The tops seem to be still growing and are rather green.I would like to keep them through the winter,particulary the rosemary.I had thought abought bringing it in the...
  8. Family
    Well actually they all are. I am now officially the proud mommy of 3 teenaged, high school students:) Hard to believe but I have now accepted it..lol! So anyways... my oldest is a junior,16yo DS. He is going to Knotts Scary Fatm Sunday with his 2 bff(guys) and 3 girls :o OMG!!!! Last week after...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
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  10. Kitchen Basics
    My DS12 and DS7 have been eating us out of house and home (literally!) in the last few weeks. DH has experienced an increase in his appetite since we've moved. He's lost a few pant sizes. Every time we eat dinner, he's always eating a bowl of cereal about 30 minutes later. I ask him if I'm...
  11. Family
    I have no idea where to put this so please if it is the wrong place , I apologize. Are there people here that have grown/almost grown children that have moved out already or are in the process and how do you manage. I feel absolutely terrible. I'm so sad all the time. My kids are great and we...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    Does anyone have any experience cultivating mushrooms? I ordered, but have not received, a kit to grow portabellos, but I don't know much about growing them. I'm also wondering if there's a less expensive way to grow them rather than buying the kit. I'd prefer growing them indoors vs...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    I am looking to grow some veggies on my balcony this year, I have a great big tree in front of it, so what veggies could I grow in containers that grow well in shade? Plus I have a squirrel problem they are always on my balcony so what is a friendly way to keep them off and from eatting what I...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    I planted a packet of Wildflower seeds mid-June in a large flower pot. They are only a little over an inch tall, but all the sudden they stopped growing. :( Also, their leaves stopped sprouting and turned a yellow-green color. I have them in a semi-sunny area and I water them very lightly each...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    I like garlic and I have a MIL that loves garlic. She rants about the stuff she can buy in the stores. I think it's a hint for her son to grow her some in our garden. Not a problem :) So last summer, I put in a very small row. My first time growing it. I only had 19 cloves. So when harvest...
  16. General Chat
    That was one of my favorite sitcoms growing up. He has been missing since the 14th. ): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/21/andrew-koenig-missing-bon_n_470572.html
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    after the 2 big snows we had. We just threw cardboard boxes over them with the last snow, which we got about 16 inches. I went out today and picked some lettuce and spinach. I cant beleive they are still growing! Guess I"ll leave them in until they totally freeze. We brought in a green pepper...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    How is it working for you? what type of bulb do you use? Yesterday I place a pie tin on top of the lamp to reflect the light down = do you thing I'll burn the house down? I know some people grow under light tubes...but I want my violets out where I can enjoy them and my house doesn't have...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Just paid off my stupid capital one personal loan. YAY!!! :hurray: Can't wait for my next paycheck to start the next bill. I figure by my second paycheck in October I should be starting the downhill slide on the other side of the mountain (over 50% of debt paid). I'm so happy I could cry!:)...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    Potato Test Box http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EIFPD 17 August 2009 Potato Test Box The seed potato is about six inches below the bottom of the box. The plant was carefully hilled often as the stalk grew. Hilling ceased when the flowers started to form. According to some there should be potatoes...
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