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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
As a matter of fact, I did get my “Liberal’s Guide to Gardening” catalog today. There were some interesting new strains of seeds offered.

I may order ” Barack’s Lush Lawn Covering” It is touted as a wonderful, thick lawn grass, imported from Africa, that they assure will satisfy the pickiest gardener. However there is the warning that once propagated, the gardener may experience an uncontrollable and fanatic urge to golf every day, even though the economy and world collapses around him. It does come with the insured promise that the lawn owner can keep his old lawn if dissatisfied. However the cost of replanting new seed each year will double and sometimes triple in cost.

I was also impressed with the ‘Pelosi Peas”. You have to plant them first in order to see what is in the pods.

I will post anything else I find of interest in the catalog. It may take me some time. The catalog is 25,000 pages long.

Did anybody else get this catalog?

Reb

Ya, I got it too….What a disappointment. I got scammed really…
The backyard here has really bad soil…Nothing would take….Then I heard about Barack’s Lush Lawn Covering and man was I filled up with HOPE with the transformation of CHANGE it promised… Turns out it was nothing but a bunch of weeds…It was pretty Green for a bit but as soon as they got going and you cut them back you were left with nothing but a bunch of thick stems that hurt your feet to walk on…What a let down.

It’s going to take years to get this damage fixed now if there’s even any nutrients left in the soil.

DONT GET THE PELOSI PEAS!!!….that’s an old, old old, scam here from CA….. There actually CA Lemons…and some of the worst tasting ones at that. Full of seeds and almost no juice even on new season fruit.

BUYER BEWARE!!!
~DR1VEN ;)

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:52 am


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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Been reading about the power of purple veggies.

Looking into purple corn, and potatoes.

Last year my potatoes did not do so well.

Otherwise, plant everything.

Expanding the raised bed gardens this year. I have the remains of one compost pile and another very big one to mix in with the soil.

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 catfeet 0

Indeed, many of which came from conservatives. Need I remind you of the “Obama is coming to to take our guns away” arguement that I’ve seen, as late as two weeks ago? Neither side is free from blame here, but continuing the argument, after you’ve won is like sticking out your tongue and saying “neener neener”. Being flat out mean to people, simply because you don’t agree with them is beneath us as Americans.

Catfeet, who doesn’t agree with any number of individuals, but who keeps her tongue behind her teeth so’s she doesn’t beat up on them

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
catfeet wrote:
C’mon reb, really? She didn’t say anything political here. This whole “beat up anyone who says that they are liberal” thing, no matter what they are talking about is part of that whole volume control thing from the other thread. She wants to prep. Why alienate her? That is just going to push her away and take away the opportunity that this is. You are full of knowledge and I know you’re a good guy. Help her learn… that is the opportunity here; to show that and thru being kind, change her mind.

My mama always said two things – ok, she had so many of them that my sister and I started a list and left it on the fridge, but here are the applicable ones; you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, AND, if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.

Catfeet,who knows that this opinion is probably going to catch her flack, and is therefore going to retreat to her metaphorical bunker (aka work) to wait for the fallout to be over

Need I remind you that this country was put through eight years of libersl hell, from which it may never recover. The “volume” has been turned up for some time. Witness the women’s march on Washington and the threats voiced, the obscene signs and gestures, the absurd statements. I had nothing to do with that “volume”.
Reb

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 catfeet 0

This year I’m planting (already in the ground) 4 new types of garlic and I’ve decided that it will be the year of the pepper and winter squash. I want to increase the types of both of those that I grow so that I have more variety in my seed collection. I’m also continuing to breed my “zone 4 perfect” tomato by crossing my existing strain with “granny Cantrell” for size.

I’ve so many catelogues that I run a spreadsheet to figure out where the best pricing is for all of the different things I want.

Oh, and onions! I grew my first successful onion crop last year and plan to do it again this year, but with more quantity and selection.

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 catfeet 0

C’mon reb, really? She didn’t say anything political here. This whole “beat up anyone who says that they are liberal” thing, no matter what they are talking about is part of that whole volume control thing from the other thread. She wants to prep. Why alienate her? That is just going to push her away and take away the opportunity that this is. You are full of knowledge and I know you’re a good guy. Help her learn… that is the opportunity here; to show that and thru being kind, change her mind.

My mama always said two things – ok, she had so many of them that my sister and I started a list and left it on the fridge, but here are the applicable ones; you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, AND, if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.

Catfeet,who knows that this opinion is probably going to catch her flack, and is therefore going to retreat to her metaphorical bunker (aka work) to wait for the fallout to be over

Statistics: Posted by catfeet — Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:29 am


Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 Mountain mama 0
RubyAbigail wrote:
We are starting to get in the garden catalogs, so is anybody going to try anything new in there garden this year? I have a few grow bags, so I think I going to try growing carrots. I also want to try Chinese cabbage.

I am looking forward to spring….

Ruby

I am going to add carrots to my garden as well this year. I have not done them as part of my normal garden before. Another item I am adding that I have not tried before is a purple type of sweet potato. I’m just doing a small sampling section of that.

Reb is on a roll today!!

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January 27, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

RubyAbigail, you and PatrioticStabilist (alter ego PatheticSocialist) should get together and order seeds from “The Liberal’s Guide to Gardening”. Using Obamacare math, it will only cost you twice as much for half the number of inferior seeds. But, I am sure you will think this is very fair and good for society.
Reb

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January 27, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
Reb, I got that catalog, but it is going straight to the bottom of the puppy pen!!

I actually ordered some new cherry trees, pears, crabapple, and plums. Have some potato cages I made at the end of the season I’m anxious to try. Put in one strawberry round (3 tier, 6′ across on lower level) end of season last year and really like it, so will be adding a couple more. Determined to plant more salad stuff this year! Also want to try peanuts :) and get a dedicated section for rabbit food.

You will have enough puppy paper to last you for years. It took an entire UPS truck to deliver my copy.

Seriously, do not hoe around the peanuts after the vines send runners down into the ground. That is where the nuts form.

I hope you didn’t order the Pelosi strain of peanuts. They are seriously nutty, but they produce butt-ugly nuts. The skins are stretched very tight around the nuts, producing an artificial appearance. The skins often crack in trying to produce a smile.
Reb

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January 27, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Reb, I got that catalog, but it is going straight to the bottom of the puppy pen!!

I actually ordered some new cherry trees, pears, crabapple, and plums. Have some potato cages I made at the end of the season I’m anxious to try. Put in one strawberry round (3 tier, 6′ across on lower level) end of season last year and really like it, so will be adding a couple more. Determined to plant more salad stuff this year! Also want to try peanuts :) and get a dedicated section for rabbit food.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:39 pm


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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

As a matter of fact, I did get my “Liberal’s Guide to Gardening” catalog today. There were some interesting new strains of seeds offered.

I may order ” Barack’s Lush Lawn Covering” It is touted as a wonderful, thick lawn grass, imported from Africa, that they assure will satisfy the pickiest gardener. However there is the warning that once propagated, the gardener may experience an uncontrollable and fanatic urge to golf every day, even though the economy and world collapses around him. It does come with the insured promise that the lawn owner can keep his old lawn if dissatisfied. However the cost of replanting new seed each year will double and sometimes triple in cost.

I was also impressed with the ‘Pelosi Peas”. You have to plant them first in order to see what is in the pods.

I will post anything else I find of interest in the catalog. It may take me some time. The catalog is 25,000 pages long.

Did anybody else get this catalog?

Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:19 pm


Gardening • Garden 2017

January 26, 2017 RubyAbigail 0

We are starting to get in the garden catalogs, so is anybody going to try anything new in there garden this year? I have a few grow bags, so I think I going to try growing carrots. I also want to try Chinese cabbage.

I am looking forward to spring….

Ruby

Statistics: Posted by RubyAbigail — Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:55 pm


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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

January 26, 2017 peekachoo 0

Flowing water wont freeze in warmer climates but it has here 42 inches below the surface. I worked on frozon water all day. Everything is watered tonight. Be prepared for the worst.

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January 26, 2017 anita 0

These are outside pipes? Why do you need to water your plants now? Are they in a greenhouse?

In case you don’t know – You should not leave a hose on an outside faucet in the winter.

If you let your water drip all night, it doesn’t freeze. Keeping a lightbulb on at night near the faucet helps, and if it is in a cabinet, you can leave the door below open.

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January 26, 2017 IceFire 0

Last year, we had our water pipe freeze at the well one night. So, we wrapped the exposed pipes with heat tape, and hung a heat lamp (one of my extra brooder lamps for the chickens), as well as adding insulation in the well house. The lamp gets plugged in when temps are expected in the low teens. Since we’ve done that, haven’t had any more freeze-ups.

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January 25, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

exposed (visible) piping or underground buried piping run?

exposed – invest in pipe heat tape – will thaw the existing blockage and prevent future problems when the winter temps are a threat …

underground? …. damn site harder and the damage could already be done …. you can just wait for the thaw …. there’s always a hot/warm water backflow method possible – you need a hose run out to the outside faucet from your hot water heater or warm water faucet – the warm water will backflow to the point(s) of frozen obstructions …. you’ll need a double ended female fitting length of hose (like on your clothes washing machine) – it’ll give you the final connection between the hose and outside faucet ….

if you get the water running – start a constant tiny flow from that outside faucet – flowing water doesn’t freeze …

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January 25, 2017 ajax727 0

A hair dyer also works great to heat the pipes without the danger of starting a fire or melting a pipe , I have used both to thaw pipes .
Are you on town or county water system or a well water pump system ?
If a well pump start at the pump and heat the pipes and pump this will help thaw the water on down the line . Check the point where the water inters the home and heat the pipes at that point . Be sure to open all the faucet so when it starts to melt the water flow will melt the water as it pass through the pipes even a small drip will melt the water as it moves down the line .
Hope this helps best of luck .

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January 25, 2017 peekachoo 0

If the pipes are where you can see them, you can use a propane torch to thaw them. If they are underground and made of steel you can use a portable welder by connecting the ground cable to one end and the positive cable to the other end and letting the welder run till the pipe gets warm. This does not work on plastic or copper. You may have to dig them out and warm them up or wait till spring and let mother nature warm them. I am hauling water to my cows and horses now because my lines are all froze. They will thaw in March.

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January 25, 2017 ConMac 0

Hello all,
Our pipes are frozen due to the low temperature here. So I am not to water my plants. How do you normally unfreeze the frozen pipes?? I don’t have any idea. I am planning to contact the frozen pipe repair Toronto ( http://www.advancedplumbing.ca/plumbing/frozen-pipes/ ). If you can suggest some tips to unfreeze the pipes, I’ll try them. Any suggestions??

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Gardening • Re: Potatoes

January 22, 2017 whitebear54 0
mmpaints wrote:
interesting question. Tater vines produce flowers which signals the growth of new tubers in the dirt. As for seed, I guess I never looked for any. The vine flowers and dies off, signalling when one can dig for tubers(taters). I get next seasons starts from the dirt pile where I turn my tires over. Always some tiny taters that get missed and left. Who told you the quality deteriorates? Some doofus I guess. They lied. The only thing that has ever effected production and quality here is the amount of water the vines get.

As for reliable crop, well, that revolves around 1-your experience gardening, 2- the proper balance of water, 3- how well you fertilize them, 4- how cruel mother nature is that year. Nothing in gardening is EVER reliable or a sure thing. Way too many variables out of your control. I’ve been feeding myself with a garden for the last 20 years and let me tell ya, it’s feast or famine all the time. There are a few things that help and or make it easier to produce but still not a sure thing. Experience beats anything else.

fyi, I NEVER cut eyes. Every cut is a spot where disease can get to it. I plant my taters whole and discard the big ones for the eating pile. Most of the time, I dont even need to plant a tater, sprouts grow freely in the dirt from last crop, every spring.

That’s been my experience as well–though I do buy seed potatoes whenever I want to try a new variety and then I do cut them so each piece has at least one eye. I dry them for at least three days before planting and have had no disease or insect problems.

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January 22, 2017 whitebear54 0
IceFire wrote:
I have a little doohickey that dispenses one seed at a time. I plant ALL of my seeds at the “final thinning” interval, as I DON’T want to waste seeds, or waste time by thinning plants. If a seed fails to germinate, I simply plant another seed in the space.

Ice,

Ditto. I have one of those too and they work pretty well. I let a few scarlett nantes carrots go to see last year so right now my carrot bed is choked with carrots that badly need thinning–oh my aching back. :)

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January 22, 2017 whitebear54 0
AuntBee wrote:
Seems like a lot of work to avoid thinning. Could thinned plants be planted in a second bed? What is the storage life of pelletized seeds?

Aunt Bee
I guess I don’t love carrots enough

Carrots do not transplant well so replanting thinned plants in a second bed is unlikely to be productive.

Statistics: Posted by whitebear54 — Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:56 am


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January 13, 2015 aprepper 0

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