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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Say for berries, lettuce or beans?
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone here ever used eggs for fertilizer? I was making some homemade potting soil for my peppers and tomatoes, when I thought about putting an egg under the plant. I vaguely remember reading about this years ago. Or maybe it was a meme floating around facebook? Anyway, I got some eggs...
  3. Food and water
    I asked Lowes if i cleaned up the apple mess under their {5}trees if I could have the apples off the trees, there are 5 of them. They agreed so started picking them to day, the good apples i will can the bad apples i will dump in the garden. So fare only one employee about picking "their...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    One thing i have never been good at planting is peas. Doesnt matter, sugar peas, snap peas, bush peas, i always seem to get really nice big vines and then only a handful of pods, which my 6 year old promptly eats. I was talking to the old guy next store about this and he says that i plant my...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    . I'm always fishing and after I clean my catch, I just toss the carcass in the trash. I tried burying them in the garden but the varmints kept digging it up. I stumbled across this the other day and figured I'd give it a shot. MYO Fish Fertilizer Step 1: Start with approximately 1 gallon...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How much do you need for a 50x75 garden? Also, manure how many yards would be needed to till into an area that size?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    just got done sealing 10# of miracle grow in mylar ....thoughts? this stuff makes my garden grow so well if shtf I wanna have some for sure
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Usually I start threads like this with a disclaimer. I wont do that this time, I hope I don't regret it. I've heard a lot of people talking about Pee and I realize it's a waist to flush it down the drain when it can be used for compost and fertilizer. However, while that kind of shocked me...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Are there alternatives to Miracle Grow? We use it but was wondering if there is a more "natural" alternative OR a recipe to make a homemade version?
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Can anyone suggest a good natural fertilizer for a home food garden? Growing cukes, toms, onions, garlic, lettuces, carrots, okra, snow peas, various peppers, etc. Last year I relied on the big box garden store soil variety with added fertilizer and most everything did fine, but want to get away...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    LOL :) I saw this & can't wait for stores to start stocking it!! http://www.poopeas.com/ How neat is that? :D:
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Potatoes, peas and corn - plant them in that order. Commercial grade fertilizer has 3 numbers, such as 13-13-13. Those three numbers stand for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (also called Pot Ash). nitrogen - large leaves, tall growth - greens, spinach, corn, okra phosphorus - root growth...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Is anyone stocking up on commerical fertilizer / manure / garden soil for the inevitable? I live in an area where we have very sandy soil ( an island ) and as such tend to buy a combined pallet load every year. Any idea on how to save these products?
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    not to be confused with 'Year End' composting :D: When you "Fort Up" for the OPAW, you will have a large volume of useful Urine to harvest (i'm assuming you won't want to diddle outside during the food riot, excuse me - entitlement protest). Here's a way to do it...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Before adding commercial fertilizer, soil test should be done to see what needs to be added back with the fertilizer. Most counties have an extension office that can do a soil test for just a few dollars. The goal of every gardener should be to have an organic garden. Commercial fertilizer...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Yesterday I scored about a 1/4 - 1/2 a truck load of horse manure for my garden. Most of the manure is dried, but some still has "chunks" in it. 1/2 of a raised bed was shoveled out, and filled in with the manure. 4 grape tomato plants and some cucumbers were planted directly into the manure...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This is my bean and pea planting thread. In this thread I am going to attempt to show the steps I took to get the ground prepared and the peas planted. The first step was to get the beans that will be used for seed. The seeds I will be using have been in the freezer for the past 3 or 4 weeks...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Why should commercial fertilizer not be used in ones garden?:confused:
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    If you have a wood burning bar-b-q pit, you can get two big bonuses from it. One - as long as you have wood you can cook. The other use is from the left over ashes. Some people discard the ashes as a by product of cooking. Ashes are considered a problem to deal with because you have to...
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