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05-09-2014 06:00 AM

Designing "Less Labour-Intensive" Gardens - 17 replies

Jroot pointed this out today (May 9/14), reminding me of other conversations from the past (either here at GT or in my own head) about how to make one’s gardens less labour-intensive. For some, this might be important because of time restraints (something that affected me this spring) and for others, it might be physical limitations, in...

02-15-2014 06:35 AM

Hand-Pollinating - 4 replies

Have you seen this strategy?Anybody tried it?

01-04-2014 10:15 AM

Video >>> Organic, Anyone? - 4 replies 3rd-grader’s science experiment.

12-27-2013 12:21 PM

Grey Water, Video - 0 replies

I haven’t listened to it yet but scanning the images, it looks interesting:

12-05-2013 01:25 AM

I CAN DELETE SPAM! - 19 replies

Dec5/13 A big thank-you to the tech team … they have fixed the glitch and I now have the ability to delete spammers!!! So from here on in – any spam that you see on the site, just let me know and I can take it down immediately.

11-02-2013 02:39 AM

ALL CLEANED UP - 5 replies

Thanks to the tech team at Escalate Media – GardenTenders has been cleaned up. No more pages and pages of spam projects. Thanks, team!

10-24-2013 01:31 PM


OCT 24/13 I just received Steven Biggs’ “No Guff Vegetable Gardening Book” (LINK) What a fantastic book—no guff! Filled with, well, “everything you need to know about gardening”, it talks about all the steps of growing vegetables from a basic, down-to-earth perspective but with the scientific informa...

10-11-2013 02:24 PM


Oct. 11/13 Over the past few years I have acquired two fig trees – one, out of intrigue, and the second as an experiment. This year I had two “hmmm” situations that motivated me to invest in THE FIG BOOK by Steven Biggs. The Hmmm Situations1. The first tree, a potted plant that I bring indoors for the winter, had ...

10-09-2013 03:15 AM

TITLES >>> for sorting (idea) - 0 replies

Oct. 9/13 spam.. yah.. lots of it; problem unresolved. .. .and it is very difficult to find the gardening stuff. but … I noticed kiefer’s recent posting because of the title posted in capital letters. great idea and easy to find as you scan the “pulse” list. I’m going to start doing that as well. Thanks,...

07-21-2013 02:32 AM

Bee Hotel - 5 replies

Check out this information page – the “why” and materials to be used.. LINK

07-19-2013 06:43 AM

Tree Identification Site - 1 reply

A great resource to help with identifying a tree

07-12-2013 02:44 PM

Zucchini & Green Beans - 9 replies

July 12/13 Well, now I not only have an abundance of zucchini but my green beans needed picking as well … so let’s combine the two veggies and see what we come up with. I scanned the internet for some ideas and here is what I put together: The Recipe steam green beans for about 5-8 minutes (how many beans? um.. about “t...

07-12-2013 06:38 AM

Zucchini Brownies - 2 replies

July 12/13 Countrygal shared a link to a zucchini brownies recipe and I gave it a try, well a variation of it. My Version1. preheat oven to 350 F and grease a square baking pan2. Mix the following 1 cup ground English Chestnuts 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini 1/3 cup raw honey 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda i tsp cinnamon ...

07-07-2013 04:32 PM

Zucchini Bread - 2 replies

With an abundance of zucchinis taking over my garden, I chuckle. Oh zucchini…. how we love you. Well, not everyone loves zucchini, Rick being one of the “haters”. But I have been hoping that my zucchini bread recipe will change his mind. Today was the test day. I went to check on a zucchini that I spied yesterday that was...

07-07-2013 02:36 AM

Zucchini & Bacon - 4 replies

With an abundance of zucchini in the garden and Rick not liking zucchini I thought I’d better be create and find something that he would eat so we can put the produce to good use. What better way than to include bacon—who could say yuck to a bacon recipe?? I used a jar of my canned bacon and sauteed some garlic in the bacon grease...

07-05-2013 06:09 AM

Aquaponics - Free Kindle Book - 3 replies


07-01-2013 03:51 PM

Zucchini - 13 replies

July 1, 2013 I’m going to have a fantastic crop of zucchini this year and since it isn’t Rick’s favourite food I have to test a variety of recipes to see how I can use the squash. Thankfully my picky eater will now give things a try. Yippee! For supper I tried two dishes which much to my surprise were “okay” &...

06-28-2013 02:22 AM

Video Series: The Water Brothers - 3 replies

This episode of the Water Brothers is especially interesting, as it relates to farming/gardening. The key point is that we use more ground water (for irrigation) than is replenished by nature. In some areas of California (the focus of the program) farmers are adapting by changing to crops that require less watering, diversified sources of ...

06-21-2013 12:24 AM

Turmeric - 5 replies

Anyone growing turmeric? LINK

06-13-2013 12:56 PM

Natural Fertilizers - 5 replies

good info: LINK

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