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January 28, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Stahlrosen wrote:

bacpacker1513 wrote:We chopped and froze a lot of our Red onions in meal size bags last year. They didn’t keep nearly as well. We’ll run a bunch thru the Excaliber dehydrator this year and give that a shot.

I found that if I saute the onions before freezing they do better. We generally use them in soups or spaghetti, omelets and such, and they seemed to do fine.
Probably only going to try and plant a few this year. Rabbits got all mine last year. :x Who knew rabbits ate onions? Quote

Try planting some sacrificial clover, Stahlrosen. I had a wild rabbit problem until I encouraged a large patch of clover. They went for the clover before anything else. Coyotes have been increasing in numbers. Now, there isn’t a rabbit to be seen anywhere. At least coyotes don’t eat vegetables.
Reb

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January 28, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Stahlrosen wrote:

bacpacker1513 wrote:We chopped and froze a lot of our Red onions in meal size bags last year. They didn’t keep nearly as well. We’ll run a bunch thru the Excaliber dehydrator this year and give that a shot.

I found that if I saute the onions before freezing they do better. We generally use them in soups or spaghetti, omelets and such, and they seemed to do fine.
Probably only going to try and plant a few this year. Rabbits got all mine last year. :x Who knew rabbits ate onions? Sigh……

Really?

Interesting.

I can not get my rabbits (domesticated types) to eat onions.

Neither my hogs.

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January 28, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
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rebnavy1862 wrote:

catfeet wrote: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

I’ll be 71 in two days. I don’t do “neener-neener” anymore. Satire is an American tradition. It predates the revolution. And, someone needs to explain to the libs who won the election.
Reb
Feeling all warm and fuzzy, wanting to hug a liberal.

Don’t do it!!! The only way your going to hug a liberal is if your going to jump off a cliff! Happy Birthday Reb! Swamp

You know what a “crying shame” is Swamp? A bus load of libs going off a cliff with one empty seat!
Reb
Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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January 28, 2017 Stahlrosen 0
bacpacker1513 wrote:
We chopped and froze a lot of our Red onions in meal size bags last year. They didn’t keep nearly as well. We’ll run a bunch thru the Excaliber dehydrator this year and give that a shot.

I found that if I saute the onions before freezing they do better. We generally use them in soups or spaghetti, omelets and such, and they seemed to do fine.
Probably only going to try and plant a few this year. Rabbits got all mine last year. :x Who knew rabbits ate onions? Sigh……

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January 28, 2017 theoutback 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

catfeet wrote:Reb
Feeling all warm and fuzzy, wanting to hug a liberal.

Quick, somebody slap him! Snap out of it Reb, snap out of it!………….. :o:p

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January 28, 2017 daaswampman 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

catfeet wrote: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

I’ll be 71 in two days. I don’t do “neener-neener” anymore. Satire is an American tradition. It predates the revolution. And, someone needs to explain to the libs who won the election.
Reb
Feeling all warm and fuzzy, wanting to hug a liberal.

Don’t do it!!! The only way your going to hug a liberal is if your going to jump off a cliff! Happy Birthday Reb! Swamp

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January 28, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

We chopped and froze a lot of our Red onions in meal size bags last year. They didn’t keep nearly as well. We’ll run a bunch thru the Excaliber dehydrator this year and give that a shot.

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January 28, 2017 anita 0

I get my onions from Dixondale every year. Huge onions. I dehydrate most of them, and don’t have to worry about storage.

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January 28, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Just ordered my onion slips yesterday from www.Dixondale.com. I first ordered from them last year and had excellent luck with most types I got. I choose 7 types last year to try different stuff to see what worked good here. This year pared it down to 3 types with one being my largest choice. It was a great keeper in storage and produced nice large onions. I highly recommend them.

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January 28, 2017 Stahlrosen 0
IceFire wrote:

cellengrac wrote:I carried my little rabbit garden gifts down to the planter box yesterday. This will be my third year in our stepping stone house. It is on a steep hill have had a lot of problems figuring out how to garden on a hill. I am relocating to the front yard this year which isn’t as steep. I am ordering some peet pellets to start next week. I am also ordering some extra to use next year.
I tried the potato cage last year using wheat straw and it didn’t work either. After if listening to The video on the other post this may be my forever house. Any tips on gardening on a hill would be very much appreciated. I have always had a level to gently rolling yard. After tilling the first time most of my good dirt washed over the cliff so I am saving all my animals gifts kitchen scraps leaves and what not to compost but that will be another year before I have enough.

We used to live on what I referred to as “the hill from he!!” Over a period of a couple of years, I terraced it, to give me some level planting areas, and keep everything from washing down the hill every time it rained. You can use cinderblocks, those “castlewall” blocks, rock walls, etc. as retaining walls to hold the soil in place. Start from the bottom, build a retaining wall (it can be as low as 6 inches to a foot or more, depending on the steepness of your hill) then level the ground back a couple of feet. At the back of that terrace, do another wall, and repeat. People in many cultures around the world have used terracing in order to farm on steep hills.

IceFire is right, about the only way to do it is terrace, use blocking methods and build up small areas. We live on the side of a mountain, in the woods, on a rock. :blink: So I have little garden areas here and there where I have modified the area to put in a crop or two, then something else in the next area. I use logs for terrace building, because that’s what I have. The horse area is quasi level, but still on a significant enough slope that we have lost about 4″- 6″ in “soil” over the last several years, so I put big logs at the edge of their area, collect the top soil that drains off the mountain, and cart it back up to the garden areas. One…..bucket….at …a …..time…. :crazy:

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January 27, 2017 IceFire 0
cellengrac wrote:
I carried my little rabbit garden gifts down to the planter box yesterday. This will be my third year in our stepping stone house. It is on a steep hill have had a lot of problems figuring out how to garden on a hill. I am relocating to the front yard this year which isn’t as steep. I am ordering some peet pellets to start next week. I am also ordering some extra to use next year.
I tried the potato cage last year using wheat straw and it didn’t work either. After if listening to The video on the other post this may be my forever house. Any tips on gardening on a hill would be very much appreciated. I have always had a level to gently rolling yard. After tilling the first time most of my good dirt washed over the cliff so I am saving all my animals gifts kitchen scraps leaves and what not to compost but that will be another year before I have enough.

We used to live on what I referred to as “the hill from he!!” Over a period of a couple of years, I terraced it, to give me some level planting areas, and keep everything from washing down the hill every time it rained. You can use cinderblocks, those “castlewall” blocks, rock walls, etc. as retaining walls to hold the soil in place. Start from the bottom, build a retaining wall (it can be as low as 6 inches to a foot or more, depending on the steepness of your hill) then level the ground back a couple of feet. At the back of that terrace, do another wall, and repeat. People in many cultures around the world have used terracing in order to farm on steep hills.

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January 27, 2017 anita 0
cellengrac wrote:
I carried my little rabbit garden gifts down to the planter box yesterday. This will be my third year in our stepping stone house. It is on a steep hill have had a lot of problems figuring out how to garden on a hill. I am relocating to the front yard this year which isn’t as steep. I am ordering some peet pellets to start next week. I am also ordering some extra to use next year.
I tried the potato cage last year using wheat straw and it didn’t work either. After if listening to The video on the other post this may be my forever house. Any tips on gardening on a hill would be very much appreciated. I have always had a level to gently rolling yard. After tilling the first time most of my good dirt washed over the cliff so I am saving all my animals gifts kitchen scraps leaves and what not to compost but that will be another year before I have enough.

Can you use raised beds? I’ve seen those used on a slope. You have to build up the lower end more than the higher end, so if you aren’t handy it could be a problem.

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January 27, 2017 cellengrac 0

I carried my little rabbit garden gifts down to the planter box yesterday. This will be my third year in our stepping stone house. It is on a steep hill have had a lot of problems figuring out how to garden on a hill. I am relocating to the front yard this year which isn’t as steep. I am ordering some peet pellets to start next week. I am also ordering some extra to use next year.
I tried the potato cage last year using wheat straw and it didn’t work either. After if listening to The video on the other post this may be my forever house. Any tips on gardening on a hill would be very much appreciated. I have always had a level to gently rolling yard. After tilling the first time most of my good dirt washed over the cliff so I am saving all my animals gifts kitchen scraps leaves and what not to compost but that will be another year before I have enough.

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January 27, 2017 Cast Iron 0
anita wrote:
Driven — Get out of California.

Cast Iron – I grew purple sweet potatoes the last couple of years (in addition to Georgia Jets.) They aren’t nearly as sweet, and are mealier. The three or so plants I put in last year did produce, though. I will keep growing a couple, I suppose. I use them to make a quiche crust (got to use up all those eggs somehow) instead of flour, since I’m gluten free.

Ah. Thank you for the information.

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January 27, 2017 Cast Iron 0
anita wrote:
Driven — Get out of California.

Cast Iron – I grew purple sweet potatoes the last couple of years (in addition to Georgia Jets.) They aren’t nearly as sweet, and are mealier. The three or so plants I put in last year did produce, though. I will keep growing a couple, I suppose. I use them to make a quiche crust (got to use up all those eggs somehow) instead of flour, since I’m gluten free.

Ah. Thank you for the information.

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January 27, 2017 IceFire 0

Let’s put an END to the political BS in a NON-political thread RIGHT NOW! The OP was strictly a GARDENING thread, and there was NO REASON to introduce ANYONE’S political leanings into it! I don’t care if anyone leans red, blue, or pink with purple polka dots! This is NOT the place for it! Now behave, or I’ll take you all out to the woodshed!

OK, moderator/mom voice off.

I’ve got peas coming up, and just waiting for the spinach, lettuce, parsley, scallions, and carrots to start coming up.

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January 27, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
RubyAbigail wrote:
I tried to keep this non political, but I guess some people have to feel better about themselves by going off topic and bullying people. Are you trying to make up for your tiny hands?

I will continue to garden and prep because I am scared of the new predator in chief. He is just a child who has no idea how to govern.

I am hoping the haters actually bug out sooner than later….

I have large hands.

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January 27, 2017 RubyAbigail 0

I tried to keep this non political, but I guess some people have to feel better about themselves by going off topic and bullying people. Are you trying to make up for your tiny hands?

I will continue to garden and prep because I am scared of the new predator in chief. He is just a child who has no idea how to govern.

I am hoping the haters actually bug out sooner than later….

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January 27, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I understand your passion Reb…I have to go thru it every day here.

Again, to all and OP…sorry for being so OT here but its a tuff one for me to shut up on…(breath….lol) :blush:

As to being On topic, that’s the only good thing here in CA…. the weather…. I’m planting out all my spring seeds now…First time in years we’ve actually had a frost.(so much for global warming)….another week or two and I’ll even be able to sow in vitro….small blessings. I’ll take all I can.

Have a good day everyone.

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January 27, 2017 anita 0

Driven — Get out of California.

Cast Iron – I grew purple sweet potatoes the last couple of years (in addition to Georgia Jets.) They aren’t nearly as sweet, and are mealier. The three or so plants I put in last year did produce, though. I will keep growing a couple, I suppose. I use them to make a quiche crust (got to use up all those eggs somehow) instead of flour, since I’m gluten free.

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January 27, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
catfeet wrote:
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

Uhhhh……Ya, they ARE taking our guns away…..Are you blind?

Me, a perfectly law abiding citizen turned FELON on Jan 1st here in CA(Pelosi AKA Obama cronies) had to destroy 10 magazines without cost of reimbursement ($250 basically stolen from me) that were fully legal 1 day earlier that couldn’t be loaded with more than 10 rounds because it was not “Pinned” that I have owned for over 5 years and “SHOCKER” have never been used in a crime……..

Oh well, I’ll just go buy another M4 OR a hunting rifle to offset my misery…OH, WAIT!!! I cant do that here in CA now also!!!! That has become illegal as well since I cant even buy a rifle without loading a round thru the top of the weapon with a fixed magazine in place(Basically unusable) …..maybe I’ll just buy a new pistol for my next choice….Aw CRAP! I forgot that too as of last year there really is almost no choices left here for that since the manufactures are pulling out of the market here in CA because of the micro-stamping law make the guns unreliable and too expensive….

aw well, maybe I’ll just go get 1000 rounds for a great 2 day course I run with the local PD/Swat guys I train with at my local range for some time trials on a steel shoot…..better get it in now since I can’t buy ammo next year( end of 2018) without a massive cost and permit adding my name to yet another registry that does nothing….

Screw this….I’m going to take a 2 week vacation to get this crap off my mind….OH WAIT!!! I don’t know that’s a great idea either since if a guy breaks into my house on day 2 and steals my gun I have to report it stolen within 5 days or I become a criminal for not reporting it and will not pass a background check to buy the replacement gun!!!….Too risky to take that vacation!….I better just go for the weekend.

It’s called back door gun control my friend….Look it up….and it has been happening…for YEARS.

It amazes me the complacency I see from people not on the front lines…..sorry if this seems rough. It is a very hot topic for me and yes…this is WAY :offtopic: … I had just come in from looking over what I was taking to the range today so it was fresh in my mind again……Sorry OP….rant done.

Please continue to live in the fantasy that its not happening…you’ll get to experience it soon too.

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January 27, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
catfeet wrote:
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

I’ll be 71 in two days. I don’t do “neener-neener” anymore. Satire is an American tradition. It predates the revolution. And, someone needs to explain to the libs who won the election.
Reb
Feeling all warm and fuzzy, wanting to hug a liberal.

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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 ;)

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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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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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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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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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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

Statistics: Posted by peekachoo — Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:58 pm


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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

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.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:55 pm


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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

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.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:23 pm


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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

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 …

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:20 am


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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

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 .

Statistics: Posted by ajax727 — Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:26 am


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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

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.

Statistics: Posted by peekachoo — Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:31 am


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Gardening • Frozen pipes

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??

Statistics: Posted by ConMac — Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:57 am


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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.

Statistics: Posted by whitebear54 — Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:08 am


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Gardening • Re: Make every seed count

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. :)

Statistics: Posted by whitebear54 — Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:59 am