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pfrollin
2 years 6 months ago
So glad to find this site! Thanks to the awesome Liz Snyder, who founded Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, CA. While I love having a farm just a few blocks from my house, I've been growing veggies, too. I love to cook, and with a recent allergy to corn, it's become more important for me to source from places I trust... like my backyard. :-) I'm always lookng for ways to make veggies appealing to our 6 and 10-year-old boys and to cook healthy, delicious, easy dinners for our family. I'm looking forward to learning from and with you!
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Roger Doiron
2 years 6 months ago
If you haven't already, please vote for our entry in the "Do Good Outdoors" contest here: http://outdoors.maker.good.is/projects/sow-it-forward
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K9FindM
2 years 6 months ago
HI All - I found this wonderful site through my local natural food store. Although I am not new to gardening, there are many areas I need help with! Currently do not have a garden, but would like to prepare an area/soil for next year.
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antonis
2 years 6 months ago
After weeks at 40*C / 104*F and beyond, we are down at 30*C / 86*F. The pundits promise this will hold for a few days. A most welcome break! Cool!
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Angelflanked1
2 years 6 months ago
I use the square-foot gardening method. This is my first year with an actual garden going. This method has proven to be very easy to maintain. =)
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meandmypatch
2 years 6 months ago
Hi there! just signed up. I'm a newbie. :)
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Roger Doiron
2 years 6 months ago
Just posted a little quiz to our Causes.com page: http://www.causes.com/causes/11991-plant-healthy-gardens-feed-a-hungry-w...
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david e kelley
2 years 7 months ago
I'm happy to see the notifications of comments to posts showing up now. This makes the site near perfect in my opinion. Stay natural, David
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Arthur
2 years 7 months ago
Three tomatoes turning red in my .001 Acre container garden.
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antonis
2 years 7 months ago
As every summer, Purslane appears in my garden and ends up in my salads. Utilizing wild weeds is a novel thing......
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msflower
2 years 7 months ago
i am totally new , dont know what to say just hi folks my bottle gourd is splendid basil is growingfresh mint and other herbs are also planted, lemon grass grows tall
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msflower
2 years 7 months ago
i am totally new , dont know what to say just hi folks my bottle gourd is splendid basil is growingfresh mint and other herbs are also planted, lemon grass grows tall
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antonis
2 years 7 months ago
This is not a good tomato year.Just counted 23 tomatoes on my 10 plants,all in all.I still hope they will make some more.The good news: the eggplants have finally decided to produce fruit....
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SunnyBlooms
2 years 7 months ago
I made Sungold Tomato Preserves today! The 6 plants were started from seed in January and have kept me supplied with plenty of salad and pasta tomatoes recently. After putting the jars in to process, I sampled what remained in the cooking pot and to me, they taste remarkably like peach preserves. If you have an abundance of Sungold tomatoes, the preserves are easy to make. 4 pounds Sungold tomatoes 3 cups of sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice (@ 4 Meyer lemons) Cook these together over high heat for 30-35 minutes until they barely slide off the spoon, stirring constantly. Ladle into six sterilized 1/2 pint jars, wipe rims, and place lids and rings on until finger tight. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath canner with water level 2 inches above the lids. Remove jars with a jar lifter and set them on a dry towel on your counter. Let cool 12-24 hours then test the lids to ensure they sealed. Enjoy your gardening /canning sucess! I can't wait to try these on a scone, toast, or a pancake.
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crisrazzano
2 years 7 months ago
About 1/3 of the 102 pots are growing companion plants that are said to protect and enhance the summer veggies AND that particular 1/3 are also edible and some, medicinal, themselves; Basil, Lemon Balm, Marigold, Rosemary, Tarragon, Yarrow and Wormwood. After a sniffing testing of Wormwood, about which is said, to have an odor that drives all sorts of animals out of the garden area, I'd have to agree... "Peeyoooooo"!! Let's hope it works on raccoons and possums and squirrels, too…..
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Salma
2 years 7 months ago
Kitchen garden activity at lowest ebb.Scorching heat and water shortage with day day time temperature reaching 42 -44 F.Waiting for monsoon to bring back life .
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2e
2 years 7 months ago
Not doing well this year at all.
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Ally-Taylor
2 years 7 months ago
What should I plant for the Australian winter in Newcastle? It's a crazy season of a week of sun and a week of rain!
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ca
2 years 7 months ago
I finally planted tomato starts last weekend. This late spring, we have been having weather that is 10 degrees below normal, so I am currently tenting the tomatoes with row cover. Even though it's cold, I'm going to go ahead and plant pole beans today. Hopefully, we'll get through our unseasonably cold weather soon!
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ColleenD
2 years 7 months ago
My garden is all just about planted now. Worried about late blight on the tomatoes.
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