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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    quick gardening ?s not worth their own thread. I have 2. 1) can I use Pinto or red beans to grow stringbeans? 2) what garden (food) plant would be most resistant to bugs, especially stink bugs? last garden my squash got destroyed by them.
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    most of you gardeners know that corn (and any grass, from wheat to the fescue in the back yard) likes nitrogen. corn fertilizers usually contain lots of ammomium nitrate. many of you know that legumes (beans) are able to 'create' nitrogen, adding it to the soil instead of taking it away. an...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How did all the farmers and gardeners here do? locally, middling year for corn farming; too much rain. picking soybeans in a few weeks. gardeners did poorly with corn and tomatoes, not too bad with melons and squash. How are things in your garden/farm/area?
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Where I am (eastern Midwest), the weather is schizophrenic, I think. 3 days ago, it was 70+ degrees, and it's snowing right now. I'm planning on starting my own garden plot this year. When should I start preparing the plants and the area, since the weather is being so unpredictable?
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have the chance to swap out my 27 hp cub cadet 7245 4wd with front end loader for a Hinomoto 40 hp 4wd with front end loader. Both are 90s model tractors with under 1000 hrs. The Cub has been a pretty good tractor, but I have not been using it intensively. Does anyone have experience with...
  7. South African Preppers
    Afternoon gents... I thought I would share a few photo's of my garden... I still have a long way to go, but it's a start... I have also posted photo's of a larger project I'm busy with, at a different location... :D:
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So it's getting to be that time again. We moved into our new house last June and dragged along our whole garden in plastic pots with reasonable success given the late start. Unfortunately the tomatoes and peppers were a disaster because we hit frost before we had many change to red. This year...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I gardened this field a couple years ago, but over the last two years I let grass grow back in and mowed it every week. The last couple winters I planted both red clover and rye grass in the field as a potential amendment for tilling in at spring. However the last two years I was too busy...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have built a few garden beds for my slice of the "American Dream." Here is a link to the plans that I used: Three raised bed designs by Joe Mooney
  11. 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...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    'Greek Villagers' Secret Weapon: Grow Your Own Food' ***Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece’s financial...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife and I are starting our garden at the house (zucchini, tomatoes, rhubarb, squashes, and berries for now) but the ants are killing some of the hardier, annual plants. Does anyone have any experience with using plants to deter insects? I have heard marigolds do, but am looking for...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    If you could make this, imagine how extremely useful it could be. Do you think it can be done? If so, how? Any thoughts on this are mightily appreciated
  15. Ladies Section
    Hi Ladies. I was wondering if any of you know much about these beasts. We bought a house with a huge clump of Sago in a very inconvenient area of the landscape. This weekend, I chopped the whole thing to the ground. I know that they are highly sought after for Southern landscapes-- so I was...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Looking at companion planting for a healthier, less pest-prone garden (actually a bunch of Earth Boxes and other containers). However, this means I would grow things I am allergic to and/or detest. Is it worth my energy and time to use this as a strategy for a healthier and less pest-prone...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This is only my second attempt at gardening anything so I am still really new to all of this. I saw a picture of one of these and wanted to try it. It was hard to find any instructions on how to build it online so I just went with the picture I saw and figured it out as I went. The one I built...
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