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  1. Recipes
    I don't know how many of you are already in on this secret, but just in case I'm not the last person in the world to find out, here goes... We have had an incredibly rainy spring, and our cucumber vines have gone totally out of control. Because the vines are so big, they are hiding some...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Uggh! My garden space is awful, really. I never put the tomato cages away, the trellis I built for beans and birdhouse gourds is still hanging with old vines. Corn fodder, tomato vines, sweet potatoes hills, Oh my! :o: My troy tiller blew up and it just took the wind out of my sails, so to...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Last year I learned a clever organic trick to this common issue. What you do, is spray a mix of water and milk on the leaves, on a sunny day. The mixture can vary, depending on how much protein is in the milk, but I used about 50-50 with 1% milk, and I had great success with that...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi All! I came across this today and wondered if anyone has tried it. For those who find gardening space an issue, I think this could be very helpful!! :thumb: http://www.weekendgardener.net/blog/2007/04/grow-squash-cucumbers-and-melons.htm
  5. Food and water
    Holy cow! I have dehydrated cucumbers with a pinch of garlic salt and some fresh parsley from my greenhouse. I vacuum sealed then, and left some out to eat. I will never eat regular chips again! I may try them with vinegar next! I am in the process of dehydrating tomatoes in the same way right...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey everyone this is my first time putting anything out there about my victory/sustainability garden and also my first time using YouTube, so be gentle. Thank you for any comments and suggestions. And if you would like to me do any garden projects let me know in the comments. Rate me too I want...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Alright so begins another growing season. This will be my fourth year with this garden and believe it will be the best since I have learned alot of new tricks along the way. a small side note is this: I only grow organically meaning, no pesticides, no non organic fertilizers and no herbicides...
  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. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I like to garden. I have increased the amount of different plants that I am trying to grow this season. I have had success for the past few years with getting the soil ready, making sure that the seeds are in on time and watering/fertilizing as needed. This year, its different. I had good...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Cucumbers – contain very little nutritional content, require lots of nitrogen and are not very drought tolerant. But on the plus side, certain types high producers. There are a lot of hybrid cucumber seeds on the market. So when buying your seed be sure to be aware of what your buying hybrid or...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Here's my garden for this year. I don't grow a lot of food since i live by myself, usually just one group of certain items. I grow all my plants from seeds sowed directly into the ground. Before planting, i dig a hole 1 foot round, 1 foot deep and fill it with bagged garden soil. Two mounds of...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    New to this discussion group but certainly not to gardening. Thought I would share with the group. :) Each year I try something new. I have came to the conclusion that raised beds work best for me. This year I am growing, from left to right,front to back: Pink BrandyWine Tom. Black Beans...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Survivalist12's Survival Garden Of 2010. Radishes Cucumbers Beans Tomatos Lettuces Zulkini Peppers Soybean Green Beans Wax beans Peas Carrots Leeks Melon Broccoli We spent 5 weekends making this thing. The Wooden boxes are easily transportable and are a great resting bed for the plants and...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I began getting seeds into seedling soil in late March or so. I've sown: tomatoes - Gardeners Delight, some other hybrid from seeds I got last year, Purple Ukraine, Peacevine, Orange Banana (last three are heirloom type) Cantelope : Collective Farm Woman (heirloom) Watermelon: Blacktail...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well, the weather has FINALLY straightened out enough to let me start on this year's garden. Have the "cool season" things started...swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, carrots, and peas. Also took a bunch of those tall "tomato towers" that open up, and linked them together to form a fence along the...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm going to try my first garden this year and need some yield advice. My plan is for a 25x25 ft garden growing the following: Sweet corn, cucumbers, bell peppers, pole beans, tomatoes and peas. My question is how much produce to expect from each plant. I dont want to go overboard and have...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm starting my spring garden. It's a bigger garden than I have ever done before. I want to share what I'm doing, in hopes of helping others, and getting advice from more experienced gardeners. Please feel free to ask questions or give input. Warning, this thread will drag on for months...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    During our lunch break, my wife (Kristy) and I made a quick run to the local feed fertilizer store, its a little place called "Pickles". Kristy and I car pool to work, so she swings by and picks me up for lunch everyday. Jasper, Texas (where I live) is a small community, you can drive from one...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How DO you grow yours? lol I seem to have the worst luck with cucumbers (and melons, but that's a different thread.. lol).. The cucumbers usually end up bitter tasting and some of them turn into little ball shaped things. Nasty tasting things. :mad: EVERYTHING else in my garden seems to...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'll be starting my plants from seed this year (under lights, I'm in zone 5) and my seeds just came in the mail! I'm so excited...of course they're heirloom seeds! I'd love to trade for varieties I didn't get. I'm particularly interested in herbs. here's what I got: sweet basil borage german...
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