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07-20-2012 05:13 AM

PureRain has given me some good results - 3 replies

Take a look at my garden and the results of using PureRain: We’ve had an unusually dry season here in Newfoundland so it was a great experiment using this wand…

03-31-2012 05:15 PM

It's been a while- I still lurk from tome to time :) - 6 replies

Hi All you Tenders…I’m still around but very busy with my blog. I am having a giveaway of a beautiful garden theme organic cotton apron which ends in 3 hours and another for a fantastic collection of seeds in a few days so I thought I would pop in and let you know. Quick update: Everything is found...

03-18-2011 02:28 PM

I'm having a little contest - Win seeds :) - 3 replies

I haven’t been posting here for a while as I mostly have been posting on my blog and there’s not much gardening going on here in NL this time of year ;)... I hope it’s ok to post this here…If not I understand if the mods remove it. It’s a little shameless self promotion for my blog… I am giving away a...

01-12-2011 05:14 PM

Looking for Chocolate Vine - 10 replies

Anyone have any Akebia quinata seeds to trade?

05-19-2010 04:22 AM

Anything dangerous to chickens I wonder - footprint ID needed - 17 replies

Trying to find out what was lurking around the house last night. This is located in Newfoundland. Resembles small kitten prints but the span is odd. Thanks!

02-10-2010 06:31 AM

Undressing in the garden - Rated G - 9 replies

I disrupted the privacy of this flower undressing in the garden and managed to snap a partial nude shot ;)

02-05-2010 02:27 PM

Can chickens be smart? - 14 replies

Recently our mixed breed chicken “Ashley” was sick, we separated her as the others were picking on her. During this time I would say “time for bed” at night then lock them up for the night. One evening I said “time for bed” but remained inside to tidy up when I noticed Ashley went into her bed. DH thought i...

02-01-2010 04:55 AM

Chanterelles - 4 replies

Chanterelle mushrooms grow wild here and picking spots are treasured secretes. We actually own a fantastic mushroom spot although some may sneak in to capture a few. They sell for quite a bit of money. Personally, I’m not fond of the woodsy, fruity flavor and the light apricot scent. Hopefully some day I will find a use for them in my ...

01-31-2010 02:34 PM

Brushing away the winter woes - 14 replies

It has taken me quite a while to get painting again. Years ago i worked with acrylic paint but became allergic and have been dabbling in creating a “natural” paint which does not cause me any reactions. I think I finally have a good recipe using organic olive oil and some pigments but using a technique much like watercolors. Addin...

01-30-2010 02:12 PM

Garden Features: Chickens - 27 replies

There has been much discussion on GardenTenders about chickens in the garden. Iceflower recently brought the subject around again so on MsD’s request, I would like to summarize a few points that have been made on chickens in the garden. Chickens can be a treasure in the garden and as Scott Recently mentioned, there are many breeds to choos...

09-09-2009 01:48 PM

Pesticides blamed for killing bees - 3 replies

...Now a new study by the insect research charity Buglife and the Soil Association has claimed the decline was caused in part by a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids. ... The new study brought together a number of peer-reviewed pieces of research. It concluded that neonicotinoid pesticide damages the health and life cycle of bees over ...

09-03-2009 02:27 PM

Natural Plant-Based Pesticides: Ready for Use - 0 replies

NaturalNews After a decade of research, scientists recently relayed at a major U.S. conference that the insecticidal properties of rosemary, thyme, clove and mint show great promise for the agriculture industry. Some of these herbal pesticides kill the bugs, while others repel th...

09-03-2009 02:24 PM

Saving Bees: What We Know Now - 0 replies

08-20-2009 03:01 PM

Stake those tall plants - East coast storm on the way - 7 replies

By Michael Macdonald, The Canadian Press HALIFAX, N.S. – Parts of Atlantic Canada can expect heavy rain and hurricane-force winds topping 120 kilometres per hour by late Sunday as hurricane Bill transforms into a large but still-powerful tropical storm, the Canadian Hurricane Centre says. According to the latest forecasts, Bill will ...

08-12-2009 05:16 AM

Help with plant ID - More Pics - Solved - 11 replies

I am stumped with this one… A few years back a friend gave me this plant. I have been trying to rid my garden of it ever since as it spreads everywhere. Details: Height: 36” +Leaves: oppositeStem: Woody at bottom, hollowFlowers: Like small snapdragon (smaller than a pea) in clusters of 3Scent: somewhat reminiscent of beef s...

08-01-2009 02:40 PM

Greenhouse may pay for its self this year... - 9 replies

August 1st count: 89 tomatoes6 peppers lots more in flower including cukes & squash

07-10-2009 10:46 AM

Evening trek... - 6 replies

Spiders hatched yesterday evening and were making their trek to higher ground…

07-08-2009 04:28 AM

Just great.... - 17 replies

Frost warning last night and continued into today. Yup. JULY 8! I thought it was bad enough our “last frost date” was supposedly June 20.

07-03-2009 04:57 AM

Possible slug solution - 10 replies

So I made a bo-bo this year and planted my heirloom corn near the woodland tree line. Slugs, slugs and more slugs started lacing the corn. I used beer and trapped some but still slugs on the corn, white flour around the perimeter stopped them but after morning dew they just climbed over and I swear they climbed the trees and dropped onto the co...

06-14-2009 05:36 PM

Frost Warning here tonight - ugh - 22 replies

Spent the evening covering everyrhing in hopes it don’t get damaged by frost. We had such a good spring I was hopeful for an early year but with that comes braving the frost on new seedlings. Everything is up: Easter egg radishRutabagaCarrotsChivesTop Turnips (bad germination rate)Indian Corn (slugs are enjoying the new plants –...

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