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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    NectorNook and I have agreed that a single thread comparing our experiments growing artichokes could be useful. There isn't much information about growing them on this board, at least not that I could find, and I'm not afraid of the search engine! We're using two different varieties, but our...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am a newbie to gardening. My first was last year and the results were nothing short of amazing. Encouraged, I am looking for ways to expand. Being partial to middle eastern food, we eat a A LOT of garbanzo beans/chick peas. Is it something I can grow in OK in a container on an East facing...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi all,I'm fullfilling a dream of building a greenhouse for the purpose of vegtable propagation. She's 20 x 40 foot in area with a 12 foot peak roof.......a little taller than what I first planned. Today I built,with the help of a brother....2 benchs that run the lenght of the house on both...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I got material to build two raised beds. The boards are 10 inches high. How much soil does it need to be filled with? In one bed, I'm going to plant strawberries. I heard you can get away with about 6 inches. Any thoughts on that? I'm hoping to put a little piece of screen flat on top of it to...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have started my survival garden living here in West Kendall FL. With the Economy the way it is now and getting worse we have started it. My wife is loving this. I have tomato's, Garlic ( Yes i said Garlic it is grown to you can see if the photos), Jalapeno, Green Peppers, Stawberries and blue...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Ok, I am new to growing potatoes. Last year was my first year and I had very good results. This year I am going to give it another go. I have my seed potatoes baught, 10lbs of yukon gold, 2 lbs of German butterball and 2 lbs of aderondac blue. My garden is only so big so I would like to try...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We have a really small plot that our house is on so not much space for a garden, I do have space for a couple of small raised beds at the front of the house though. The problme I have is that we are not experienced gardeners and our soil is 100% sand. How can I get started? It is really hot...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I actually did a proof of concept last year and was happy with the results. It was with just 3 SWCs, and they did well. This year I'm jumping in with both feet. I have 20+ containers now and expect more soon. The only reason I'm posting this thread is that it appears that there is interest in...
  9. Urban Survival
    don't have a place to grow, two considerations then 1. sprouting 2. this alternative self watering container Earthbox, self watering how to build an Earthbox for $10 Earth box Series Build a Global bucket, 5 gal. bucket alternative to Earth box build It automatic watering
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife has begun work at a new location and now has access to about 2 five gallon buckets a week that would otherwise be trashed. So I told her to bring them home as she gets them and we'll try our hands at bucket gardening next spring, but I'm looking to go ahead and get seeds ahead of time...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Need advice.... I live in smalltown USA with a tiny little lot. Takes 30 minutes to mow the yard with a walker. I'm trying to landscape the property with Perennials FIRST... such as Blueberry bushes, strawberry, 2 Apple Trees and some asparagus, as well as Perennial herbs. Once all the...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey, Some of us cannot grow gardens per say.Containers are a good option. Let's talk about it.
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