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Raising Chickens Naturally

01-18-2008 08:07 AM by XploreOrganics | 7 comments »

So you’ve decided to fill your garden with joyful chickens…Here are a few tips on raising chickens naturally…Happy healthy chickens make for healthy eggs and less hassle. Shelter: Chickens will need adequate shelter. This will depend on your climate and predators. Chickens will need a draft-free dry coop with adequate ventilation. If your climate is cold a heat source should be available for winter. A solid concrete floor or a raised coop are ideal as this will ma...

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Look Up Your Plant Hardiness Zone Here

01-30-2008 10:21 AM by gardenmentor | 9 comments »

I saw a post earlier asking “where our advice is coming from”. Part of the discussion suggested we list our hardiness zones to help out. A few weeks ago I donated to While on their website, I found a hardiness zone look up. This will work for those of you with US Zipcodes. Those of you outside the US might contact request a tool that works for your location. Keep in mind that these zones are based on your zip code only, so your micro-climate probably ...

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Gateway: Growing Your Own Food

12-15-2010 05:16 AM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

Gateway: links to our projects, blogs, and forum discussions re: growing our own food With the current state of our environment and our society many people are beginning to grow their own food, whether that is on a farm, in a backyard or on a balcony. This shift to “back to the basics” has many gardeners learning about strategies to work with nature to create an abundance of organic goodness. Here, at, our members share lots of information and first-hand ex...

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GrandmaT's Gardens 2009 #3: I've been a busy gal ...

05-26-2009 02:10 PM by GrandmaT | 25 comments »

Memorial Weekend was a busy place around here … laid mulch (at both houses – arg!!) went with a black color this year (at this house) and have to admit that I love it. It looks like good rich dirt. Also brought up a lot of my containers and baskets, my table that Russel made out of that ugly patio gate door. Then planted up several containers and hanging baskets, mowed and edged the yard and generally putzed around. Needless to say, I am NOT moving much today … hahaha!!! But...

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Garden Center TV Videos by Shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker" #5: Anthurium Plant that Looks Like Weed

08-23-2009 02:08 AM by Shirley Bovshow "Eden Maker" | 0 comments »

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Garden Center TV Videos by Shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker" #7: Hort Couture Brand Plants

08-23-2009 02:13 AM by Shirley Bovshow "Eden Maker" | 0 comments »

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GT Gateway to Preserving Produce

09-09-2010 12:44 PM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

This is a GATEWAY to postings at that are tagged as “preserving”. Here are our: Preserving Projects Preserving Blogs Preserving Forum Topics And for “Pressure Canning”: Projects Blog* Forum Topics (also, here are the blogs tagged as CS1 for our “preserving the produce” challenge)

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Wild Berries #1: Wild Berries in Newfoundland

03-14-2008 06:02 PM by XploreOrganics | 16 comments »

Although we have a very short growing season and are limited in the fruit varieties that can grow here, I am very lucky for the numerous wild berries that grow in our area. Wild blueberries are abundant although due to urban sprawl many blueberry picking areas are disappearing and the ones that remain are being harvested more densely but even so we still have a bountiful supply of these extremely tasty little berries. Wild Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Another common be...

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Container Gardening Challenge #2: An Interview with Brad Kemp - expert in Container Gardening

06-01-2010 04:06 AM by Michal Bulla | 8 comments »

We’re bringing to you the interview with Brad Kemp – the expert in Container Gardening. Enjoy! Q1: What is your personal goal re: gardening? I think I’m always striving to try new things, new varieties of flowers and even new ways to grow them. In my mind, I always have this huge goal of walking through the gate to our backyard and gazing upon a grand display of perennials and annuals with my little raised bed garden in the back just full of vegetables. Have I ever seen that portr...

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In Memoriam

03-26-2014 05:51 PM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

It is with great sadness (and shock) that I pass on the news of the passing of our dear friend daltxguy. I received the following message today, from his friend: I wanted to let you know that Steve Racz (aka daltxguy on this forum) has unfortunately passed away. I am a friend of his in Ottawa. I was unsure if anyone had contacted you yet. He was found dead in his bed by the Quebec provincial police, after his mother had been unable to contact him for some days. They suspect he died from...

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