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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone here wait until Easter to plant everything besides potatoes and corn? The main garden is planted, but I would like to plant a second garden behind the house. Due to weather planting had to be stretched out planting when it was not raining. My son and I have been planting on and off for...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am going to try growing beans this year. I have found pinto and black bean seeds locally but would like to grow some others. Will the dry beans that you buy in bags at the grocery store germinate? I would like to grow as many varieties as I can in case some do better than others in my...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This year I am thinking about making single mounds for each major plant. Beans and peas would still be planted in rows. However, stuff like squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant... I am thinking about tilling up a 24 inch across circle, then filling it with manure, ash, bonemeal... etc. Picture...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My aunt swears by the Old Farmer's Almanac. She will not even break the ground until the book says to. I typically watch the weather forecast and plant after the last expected frost. However, for 2019 I ordered Old Farmer's Almanac 2019 and will be planting off of it. How many people use the...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have read that some sites say they sell heirloom but they do really seel hybrid. I have looked at many sites and am really confused. The best deal, in my opinion, is mypatriotsupply.com Seems to be the best prices and FREE SHIPPING. Other site cost lots more and charge shipping. Please give me...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well I have been someone cheap 20 cents seeds from Wal-Mart for my backyard garden. These seeds are American Seed made by Plantation Products. Does anyone have any experience with these ? BTW: They are Non-GMO also, :D:
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Is it guerrilla gardening if you own the land? I am going to say that it is, because my ACTIONS are the same as if I did not! I walk with a cane and I cannot tend to the plants, and so I stick them where I think they will be happy and then they either live or they do not. I picked some...
  8. Urban Survival
    Note to the Mods: Wasn't sure if this would fit here or in the farming/gardening section. If you think it is inappropriate here, please move. Thanks! The Spring 2013 issue of Tennessee Home and Farm has the above-titled article on its cover and website...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    ok so I have a indeterminate in the aquaponic greenhouse that has been growing and spitting out toms all winter, i have been pulling off all the suckers and rooting them. I have one friend that says they wont fruit and one who says they will....each says the other is full of crap....lol ...what...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    have been going through it in my head trying to figure out the benefits of a raised garden bed, and curious if someone knows if it is helpful and why. i like gardening when i have the time, i just need to learn to manage my space a little better, i tend to cramp things in to close together, I've...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone raised rabbits just for the manure? If so, what kind of rabbit breeds did you use? I thought about getting a few rabbits so rabbit manure could be added to the garden and compost bins. A lady I work with likes the Flemish Giant, she says they are friendly and crap a lot. I have an...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    what are the advantages? can you make them out of cinderblock?
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For our fall garden we are going with raised beds. We would appreciate any do's and don'ts that those of you who are doing this have experienced. One idea we saw was where a person had used corrugated metal for the sides. We have extra metal around our place and could do this as well, any...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I just completed my small raised bed garden, using Cedar Logs, and trying a small HugleKultur approach as well. I'm glad it is not ready and planted just yet, considering the "monsoon rains" presently going through here in the Ozarks, up to 8" predicted. For those who live in these parts...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have been trying to research raised garden beds and trying to find the optimal depth for a raised bed. I have never had any experience with raised beds and want to ensure that I try to get it right as much as I can the first time. Can any of you experienced gardeners out there give me any...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi all, my wife wants to put in some raised beds for fresh vegs. I'm totally with her on this. We wanted 4x8 beds using landscaping timbers, but we have several 4x4 plywood boards in the garage. She asked if we could use them to make 1 ft tall 4x4 beds. Will 1/2" thick painted plywood will...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Many preppers are bugging in because well, they may not have anywhere else to bug out to. The reasons are many and varied, lets not dwell on them here. The bug-ins are probably well aware that their micro gardens and processed goods will only go so far for only so long. Being preppers and...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a garden every year, but it is at a second property and a pain to take care of. This year I am going to try raised bed and container gardening. I had a small piece of our yard that still needed to be landscaped so I thought I would turn it into a small garden area. It still has some...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Greetings, Last year was my first year planting a garden and I went with the row gardening which I had always seen. After planting I had read about another way of planting which was called "square foot gardening" which was basically planting in sections vs rows. The article I read posted a lot...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have wanted to start a raised bed garden for some time and with the current political/social standing of our country I feel that there is no better time. I found a great site for new and old gardeners alike. http://www.foodforeveryone.org I have been gardening in my current location for...
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