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Gardening • Re: Organic pest repellents?

December 6, 2017 whitebear54 0

pubsont1977 wrote:Hi!I would suggest Garlic-Mint Insect Spray. I personally used this in my garden and found it effective. Hope you would like my suggestion.ThanksTHANKS! I’ll give it a try next year.Statistics: Posted by whitebear54 — Wed Dec 06, 201…

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Gardening • Re: Organic pest repellents?

December 5, 2017 anita 0

Swamp – I had read that radishes planted around squash helped with squash beetles. I did that one year, and it did seem like I had less problem. I have wondered if wrapping copper wire (like you use for mice) or something similar around the lower part…

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Gardening • Re: Organic pest repellents?

December 1, 2017 whitebear54 0

Does anyone know how to deter or kill corn ear budworms? I’ve tried Need Oil–a couple of drops on the silks, as advised. I’ve tried growing Country Gentleman–a tight-eared variety. I’ve tried dusting with food grade Diatomaceous Earth. I’ve tried BT…

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Gardening • Re: Organic pest repellents?

December 1, 2017 whitebear54 0

Does anyone know how to deter or kill corn ear budworms? I’ve tried Need Oil–a couple of drops on the silks, as advised. I’ve tried growing Country Gentleman–a tight-eared variety. I’ve tried dusting with food grade Diatomaceous Earth. I’ve tried BT…

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Gardening • Re: Curing potatoes?

December 1, 2017 whitebear54 0

bacpacker1513 wrote:Lots of good info here. This is what I do and have done in the past.I wait for the plants to totally die back, around here generally in late July/August, then dig them up. I always try and get them out before labor day, mainly beca…

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Gardening • Re: Curing potatoes?

December 1, 2017 whitebear54 0

bacpacker1513 wrote:Lots of good info here. This is what I do and have done in the past.I wait for the plants to totally die back, around here generally in late July/August, then dig them up. I always try and get them out before labor day, mainly beca…

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Gardening • Re: Curing potatoes?

December 1, 2017 whitebear54 0

bacpacker1513 wrote:Lots of good info here. This is what I do and have done in the past.I wait for the plants to totally die back, around here generally in late July/August, then dig them up. I always try and get them out before labor day, mainly beca…

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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 ajax727 0

Bacpacker
If you want a few seeds just PM me I will send you some seeds . It grows wild here in NC . These plants are growing in my goat pen along the fence line , it is a hardy plant and will grow just about anywhere .
I am harvesting the herb seeds now basil, sage and such . Due to health reasons I did not grow a big garden this year but just enough to harvest fresh seeds peas beans and such .
To all please do not list addresses or phone numbers on this post use PM .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:20 am


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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 ajax727 0

Bacpacker
If you want a few seeds just PM me I will send you some seeds . It grows wild here in NC . These plants are growing in my goat pen along the fence line , it is a hardy plant and will grow just about anywhere .
I am harvesting the herb seeds now basil, sage and such . Due to health reasons I did not grow a big garden this year but just enough to harvest fresh seeds peas beans and such .
To all please do not list addresses or phone numbers on this post use PM .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:20 am


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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 ajax727 0

Bacpacker
If you want a few seeds just PM me I will send you some seeds . It grows wild here in NC . These plants are growing in my goat pen along the fence line , it is a hardy plant and will grow just about anywhere .
I am harvesting the herb seeds now basil, sage and such . Due to health reasons I did not grow a big garden this year but just enough to harvest fresh seeds peas beans and such .
To all please do not list addresses or phone numbers on this post use PM .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:20 am


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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Not sure what area you live in, but I have heard of it around here before. I’d like to try some, if you have enough. If you get a bunch of request, feel free to move me down the list. Are you interested in trading something for them? I do seed swaps sometimes

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 pm


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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Not sure what area you live in, but I have heard of it around here before. I’d like to try some, if you have enough. If you get a bunch of request, feel free to move me down the list. Are you interested in trading something for them? I do seed swaps sometimes

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 pm


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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Not sure what area you live in, but I have heard of it around here before. I’d like to try some, if you have enough. If you get a bunch of request, feel free to move me down the list. Are you interested in trading something for them? I do seed swaps sometimes

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 pm


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Gardening • Rabbit tobacco

August 5, 2017 ajax727 0

I harvested one top from a rabbit tobacco plant , it is full of seeds so if anyone wants a few seeds let me know .
The plant will grow to around 6 feet or taller it will have long fuzzy leaves 10 to 14 inches and about four inches wide . There are several types so look them up for a better idea of what the plant looks like . The seeds are real small , a pinch of seeds would be 25 to 50 seeds hard to judge the amount . It grows here and there will be several more plants ready in a little while .
Will try and get some regular tobacco seeds also if I can find some tops too that did not get topped off the plants when the fields were topped .
The old seeds I spoke about last year did not sprout so the two quart jars I have are not good they were around 30 years old .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:07 pm


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Gardening • Rabbit tobacco

August 5, 2017 ajax727 0

I harvested one top from a rabbit tobacco plant , it is full of seeds so if anyone wants a few seeds let me know .
The plant will grow to around 6 feet or taller it will have long fuzzy leaves 10 to 14 inches and about four inches wide . There are several types so look them up for a better idea of what the plant looks like . The seeds are real small , a pinch of seeds would be 25 to 50 seeds hard to judge the amount . It grows here and there will be several more plants ready in a little while .
Will try and get some regular tobacco seeds also if I can find some tops too that did not get topped off the plants when the fields were topped .
The old seeds I spoke about last year did not sprout so the two quart jars I have are not good they were around 30 years old .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:07 pm


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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

July 25, 2017 AndrewJohnson 0

Hi there! Thanks for sharing the informative post on tree pruning along with the pictures. This will help a lot for doing the pruning. Tree pruning is necessary in order to have the proper form and shape of any tree. The proper tree pruning along with tree training extends the life of fruit for all fruit trees by allowing light penetration and air flow to the trees. Along with tree pruning, tree removal, tree trimming is also very necessary in order to maintain the tree.

Statistics: Posted by AndrewJohnson — Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:03 am


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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

July 25, 2017 AndrewJohnson 0

Hi there! Thanks for sharing the informative post on tree pruning along with the pictures. This will help a lot for doing the pruning. Tree pruning is necessary in order to have the proper form and shape of any tree. The proper tree pruning along with tree training extends the life of fruit for all fruit trees by allowing light penetration and air flow to the trees. Along with tree pruning, tree removal, tree trimming is also very necessary in order to maintain the tree.

Statistics: Posted by AndrewJohnson — Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:03 am


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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

July 25, 2017 AndrewJohnson 0

Hi there! Thanks for sharing the informative post on tree pruning along with the pictures. This will help a lot for doing the pruning. Tree pruning is necessary in order to have the proper form and shape of any tree. The proper tree pruning along with tree training extends the life of fruit for all fruit trees by allowing light penetration and air flow to the trees. Along with tree pruning, tree removal, tree trimming is also very necessary in order to maintain the tree.

Statistics: Posted by AndrewJohnson — Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:03 am


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Gardening • Re: fertilizer scarce

July 21, 2017 IceFire 0

With horses, goats, and chickens (for the time being…eventually we plan on adding some cattle and swine) and other things to compost, we have PLENTY of fertilizer. Since I prefer organic methods, I don’t buy commercial fertilizers anyway.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 pm


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Gardening • Re: fertilizer scarce

July 21, 2017 IceFire 0

With horses, goats, and chickens (for the time being…eventually we plan on adding some cattle and swine) and other things to compost, we have PLENTY of fertilizer. Since I prefer organic methods, I don’t buy commercial fertilizers anyway.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:57 pm


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Gardening • Re: fertilizer scarce

July 20, 2017 sageprice 0

Sorry guys and Gals, but I have to ask the Big Question. Are you not preppers? Exactly where are you going to buy fertilizer if SHTF. Your Money is worth nothing, there is no fuel for the car to go get it and bad people are taking shots at you if you move around too much. A test of hydroponics fertilizer against, fish farming water or Miraclegro showed Fish water right up there with hydroponic fluids. The book “Solaris” has several chapters about “U” power (urine). As preppers one should have a bank of knowledge to pull from, not a credit card and a hardware store.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:27 am


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Gardening • Re: fertilizer scarce

July 20, 2017 sageprice 0

Sorry guys and Gals, but I have to ask the Big Question. Are you not preppers? Exactly where are you going to buy fertilizer if SHTF. Your Money is worth nothing, there is no fuel for the car to go get it and bad people are taking shots at you if you move around too much. A test of hydroponics fertilizer against, fish farming water or Miraclegro showed Fish water right up there with hydroponic fluids. The book “Solaris” has several chapters about “U” power (urine). As preppers one should have a bank of knowledge to pull from, not a credit card and a hardware store.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:27 am


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Gardening • Re: RR Ties for Raised Garden Beds

July 13, 2017 jean11 0

You might to consider concrete block for your raised beds. We made the switch last summer and I couldn’t be any happier. We used 6 inch block, stacked 3 high with a top cap, and we used concrete glue to put it together. Easy, fast, cheap, permanent, and it looks great. I did line the inside with black 4 mil plastic before we filled them with mulch. I did not want the plant water to escape through the block and cause other problems outside the beds. It’s so nice to be able to sit and pick or plant, or groom the vegetables.

Statistics: Posted by jean11 — Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:16 am


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Gardening • Re: RR Ties for Raised Garden Beds

July 13, 2017 jean11 0

You might to consider concrete block for your raised beds. We made the switch last summer and I couldn’t be any happier. We used 6 inch block, stacked 3 high with a top cap, and we used concrete glue to put it together. Easy, fast, cheap, permanent, and it looks great. I did line the inside with black 4 mil plastic before we filled them with mulch. I did not want the plant water to escape through the block and cause other problems outside the beds. It’s so nice to be able to sit and pick or plant, or groom the vegetables.

Statistics: Posted by jean11 — Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:16 am


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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 29, 2017 daaswampman 0
Gunns wrote:

daaswampman wrote:I use this system in my greenhouse garden, it does work, but I feel it is too problematic and intensive for survival gardening. Deep mulch gardening is far simpler, less work, and can be used for larger scale and gorilla applications.

I would suggest finding a copy of The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book as a primer and then explore permaculture in general. My Armageddon Garden is now over six years old (maybe more-time flies), costs nothing to maintain and NEVER requires fertilizer or water! A good deal of up front work hauling mulch, but the rest is time and nature.

The best part is you can prepare a garden site years in advance and it just sits there unnoticed until needed. It’s how nature does it, but people still think they can improve on perfection. Swamp

I would argue in a SHTF scenario you may find yourself starving from plants diseases and insects. But thats just me. :innocent:

I would argue in a SHTF scenario that lasts more than a few months, you may find it impossible to replace supplies. Swamp

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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 29, 2017 Gunns 0
kappydell wrote:
Looks like a way to use a surfeit of sawdust, and I don’t have that issue. Anything requiring that much amendment and tinkering is too complicated for me to depend on it. I’ll stick to dirt & compost, thank you. It never ceases to amaze me though, the new techniques someone dreams up. I always wonder how much money they make off that stuff. But then again I am a life long cynic.

No tinkering needed. Simple, safe and productive.

By the way this is NOT a new way. Its been used for over 100 years in one form or another. MGM does not discount using dirt as the medium. This methods feeds millions world wide that live in desolate places where organics are not as available. Like desert and rocky mountain areas. You should look up Dr Mittleider and the work he did for the poor.

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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 29, 2017 Gunns 0
kappydell wrote:
Looks like a way to use a surfeit of sawdust, and I don’t have that issue. Anything requiring that much amendment and tinkering is too complicated for me to depend on it. I’ll stick to dirt & compost, thank you. It never ceases to amaze me though, the new techniques someone dreams up. I always wonder how much money they make off that stuff. But then again I am a life long cynic.

No tinkering needed. Simple, safe and productive.

By the way this is NOT a new way. Its been used for over 100 years in one form or another. MGM does not discount using dirt as the medium. This methods feeds millions world wide that live in desolate places where organics are not as available. Like desert and rocky mountain areas. You should look up Dr Mittleider and the work he did for the poor.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:25 am


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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 29, 2017 Gunns 0
kappydell wrote:
Looks like a way to use a surfeit of sawdust, and I don’t have that issue. Anything requiring that much amendment and tinkering is too complicated for me to depend on it. I’ll stick to dirt & compost, thank you. It never ceases to amaze me though, the new techniques someone dreams up. I always wonder how much money they make off that stuff. But then again I am a life long cynic.

No tinkering needed. Simple, safe and productive.

By the way this is NOT a new way. Its been used for over 100 years in one form or another. MGM does not discount using dirt as the medium. This methods feeds millions world wide that live in desolate places where organics are not as available. Like desert and rocky mountain areas. You should look up Dr Mittleider and the work he did for the poor.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:25 am


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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 29, 2017 Gunns 0
kappydell wrote:
Looks like a way to use a surfeit of sawdust, and I don’t have that issue. Anything requiring that much amendment and tinkering is too complicated for me to depend on it. I’ll stick to dirt & compost, thank you. It never ceases to amaze me though, the new techniques someone dreams up. I always wonder how much money they make off that stuff. But then again I am a life long cynic.

No tinkering needed. Simple, safe and productive.

By the way this is NOT a new way. Its been used for over 100 years in one form or another. MGM does not discount using dirt as the medium. This methods feeds millions world wide that live in desolate places where organics are not as available. Like desert and rocky mountain areas. You should look up Dr Mittleider and the work he did for the poor.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:25 am