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2013 #19: Seed-Starting: My Preferred Method

04-26-2013 05:46 AM by MsDebbieP | 3 comments »

April 26/13 Last year I experimented with a wicking system for starting seeds. For the most part I liked the process but I saw some “flaws”. This year, I think I have it perfected…. for me. 1. find a shallow tray for holding the water. I like using a boot drip-tray. The ones I used last year had high “ripples” in the middle which kept the seeds off the water. This year, the trays have shallow drip sections so I had to adapt my plan. (I didn’t have ...

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Sowing Time in 2013 #1: February Gets Busy

02-18-2013 10:06 AM by Desktopgem | 12 comments »

Getting ready for the harvest begins today for me. Today after so long not posting anything I have cleaned my small plastic greenhouse (last week) and sown a few things: 1 Cabbages2 Peas3 Broad Beans4 Chives I made some paper pots for the cabbages and peas, short for the cabbages and long for the peas. The broad beans and chives are in plastic pots. Tomorrow I am hoping to sow more seeds, maybe tomatoes, spinach, foxgloves and maybe some others. I have put it all down in a spread...

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Seeds - Our Future in a Nutshell. #1: Start indoors anytime...

12-28-2012 04:26 PM by justjoel | 7 comments »

I’m new to all of this, the politics and controversy regarding our food supply, but I’m slowly catching up. And I don’t have the money or the time yet to become as active of a part of these movements as I would like to become. But I can share and discuss these issues with you all, my gardening friends, thus spreading the word to others of like-mind who can then share these issues with those that don’t know what is happening to our food supply. And the challenges st...

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"A Way To Grow" Video Series #6: How to Start Seeds To Save Money On Plants in Your Garden!

10-16-2012 12:17 PM by Shirley Bovshow "Eden Maker" | 4 comments »

Are you a beginner gardener who wants to start planting with seeds? It’s easy. Watch this short, informative video. Learn to start seeds and save money on plants for your garden! Garden expert Shirley Bovshow uses egg cartons and toilet paper rolls as seed starting pots and demonstrates how to properly plant and space seedlings for success plus other gardening tips.

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Some Impact Man #11: Food sustainability

04-26-2012 12:38 PM by daltxguy | 2 comments »

I found this excellent source of interviews and stories about food, sustainable living and the interrelationship between the two. http://cookingupastory.com/ A good place to start is this 3-part interview series with environmental activist Vandana Shiva on the future of food: Part 1:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi1FTCzDSck&feature=relmfu Part 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVlJqwft9I8&feature=relmfu Part 3:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQDqEUd53YQ&feature=fvwp...

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Texas natives #11: Turks Cap

09-22-2011 12:24 AM by chscholz | 3 comments »

Another Texas native plant. Grown from seeds last year and has established itself quite well. In fact it’s been thriving through this year’s terrible drought. Wikipedia states that turks cap is a member of the mallow family that also includes cotton, cacao, kola and durian.

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Texas natives #9: Collected Seeds

09-14-2011 10:42 PM by chscholz | 2 comments »

During this year we’ve been collecting sees in the wild. Overarching goal is to gradually increase the content of native plant in our yard and decrease the amount of invasive plants. With our exceptionally hot and dry summer hopefully winding down it appears to be a good time to start rising the native plants we collected. First of here is a Texas Mountain Laurel. I collected the seed from a parking lot of the Hyatt Place Arboretum Hotel in Austin TX. The seeds have a characteristic ...

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2011 Planting to Harvesting #2: Wicking Watering System

03-22-2011 02:20 PM by MsDebbieP | 13 comments »

3/22/11 Last month’s catalogue from Lee Valley got me itching for planting season and I thought I’d give the wicking mat a try. I do like to give cool ideas a chance to see whether they really are “the cat’s meow” as the saying goes or if they are just a gimmick thing that we can definitely live without. The goal: water the seeds/seedlings from the bottom, with a steady amount of water. So far – so good. For the $20 (investment) I have eno...

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A visitor from the north – Iris and Pam have now met

02-24-2011 02:09 PM by Harold and Pam | 14 comments »

Yes Iris 43, vacationing from Canada to Sunny Florida, made a stop today (02/24/2011) in Melbourne Florida. Pam and I had the pleasure of meeting Iris on line about a year ago and learned that she vacations here. So with that, I extended a warm invite and she gladly accepted. We look forward to someday visiting her in the great white north, but Pam suggests we do it before it’s too white. Pam doesn’t take cold well…. little Florida girl that she is. Here are a few photos of Pam and I...

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Winter Planning for Sea Buckthorn 2011 Season - Seeds, Plants, Dreams

01-21-2011 04:56 AM by Tom | 20 comments »

Sea Buckthorn / Sea Berry Seeds!The New England region in the United States has, so far, experienced a snowy season. Shoveling, plowing, salting walkways etc has taken up more time than I can recall compared to recent years. The silver lining is the sea buckthorn plants in the ground for their first winter here have a cozy layer of snow over them. Protected from extreme cold changes and especially the winter winds should increase their winter survival chances. This spring I will be lookin...

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