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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    How do you determine how many plants are enough? Of anything....peppers, tomatoes, carrots.....just curious how others decide... Thanks
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    i have a huge picture window that with a stand high enough so the sun shines on the plants would work wonderfully for the plants to get enough sun....do you think it's possible to grow some cherry tomatoes inside or will the plants get yucky and attract fruit flies etc....and how big would the...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    Well we made it into another month of gardening. What is going on this month in your garden? Right now this is what is planted: cucumbers, squash, peppers, okra and purple hull peas. I have harvested a dozen squash and more cucumbers than I can count. The purple hull peas will hopefully be...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    For those of you who buy your plants, what kind of prices are they asking for them? We start most of ours from seed but I will be buying a couple of plants (tomato & couple 6 pks of flowers) and was wondering what prices nowadays are like.Thanks
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    14 April 2011 Transplanting Tomato Plants. 14 April 2011 Transplanting Tomato Plants Tomato plants were placed in larger pots. The larger pot has a coffee filter insert to contain the roots somewhat, and to prevent soil from leaking out of the drain holes. The lower leaves are cut off the...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    I guess I should not complain but I had great germination so what do I do with too many broccoli plants. Same with tomato plants. I can't bear to toss them
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    I grow lots of plants in the GH and when I checked them this morning 2 cell packs and 1 small pot had no plants in them.I checked the tags and they were hot chilli pepper plants. We have resident chipmunks here,and they do get into the GH,even with hubby claiming that they would not be able to...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    I now have all my backyard crops in the ground and they are up and growing. I have: tomatoes, yellow squash, black eyed peas, green beans and some scallions. I also planted two muscadine grape vines on my chain link fence. I still have two blackberry vines to get in the ground. I think I...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    I know that's sort of a strange question, but here we go: I planted four Boynes a few weeks ago. Three of them have grown new canes and the canes are coming up from the ground. They're nice, established new canes. However, one of them isn't really doing so well. It has some growth to it, but...
  10. 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...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XIKJI 18 August 2009 Castor Bean Plants (Ricinus Communis) The two types of castor bean plants are not a large as normal this year. One is called green and the other is red, referring to the color of the leaves. The seed pods are forming. Sometimes in my zone the seeds...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    I have 44 inch cages for the plants but they far exceeded that height a long time ago. It's so bad that the cages are leaning either backwards towards the house or sideways and with that, the plants are growing in those directions. It's too late for me to move the cages or to add support to the...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    At 2am, I heard the most awful of sounds. This extremely large hail storm blew through my neighborhood and it was so loud, DS5 ran into our bedroom to hide under the covers. The storm must have lasted at least fifteen minutes and I went outside to survey the damage... there's pieces of roof...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    I have heard that legumes are good for the soil. I was thinking of maybe tilling my pea vines into the bed real well. We have a 6 inch raised bed and we are doubling the height and will be adding a bunch of dirt, so we could cover the vines and work it in really well. Is that a good idea?
  15. Green Living
    Hi Everyone I'm in Brooklyn, NY. The City of New York just planted a tree in front of my house. They dug and prepared a 4' x 6' area for the tree. I would like to plant some flowers or flowering plants ( not too tall & very low maintenance) in the the area beneath the tree. I'm not a gardener...
  16. Homesteading and gardening
    I'm so giddy beyond belief! I went outside with DH earlier to talk to him about the garden and stuff, happened to take a look at some of the garden while I was out there. He mentioned that the tomato plant on the left end of the garden looked fantastic and I was like, "I know! Like if you look...
  17. Green Living
    Genetic Modifications of plants. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WQLCP Some say the Australian findings confirm the effectiveness of screening processes, while for others, the results only prove that genetically modified plants are too unpredictable to reckon with. These types of risks are not...
  18. Blog
    It has rained for the past two days. Everything looks so much better. It was starting to get dry and the plants were showing it. Now, after the rain, everything looks one-hundred percent better. The seedlings just coming up suddenly grew overnight. The potatoes will get full benefit of the...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    I started watering my tomato seeds about May 10th. It's June 1st and it's been about three weeks since I started them. They're growing to be very healthy! The paper that was enclosed with the seed packets says that either they can be transplanted when they're 2-3 inches high (or when they...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    I figured with the nice weather and the fact that it's looking like it'll stay this way for now on, I'd get a head start on the front yard garden. We're heading out of town this weekend, but I figured that I would at least pick up a few things right now. I ordered my tomato plants and six of...
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