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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD

    06/15/2018 7:34:01 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 73 replies
    freerepublic | 6/15/2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Can a nozzle provide the breakthrough indoor farming has been waiting for?

    05/28/2018 11:15:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Horticulture Week ^ | May 3, 2018 | Gavin McEwan
    A British company says it can greatly extend the range of crops grown in indoor growing formats beyond the established leafy greens and herbs. Discussions on the potential of urban and indoor farming invariably mention the need to feed a growing global population, forecast to reach 10 billion by the middle of the century, against a backdrop of climate change and depleted land and other resources. But so far, for technical and economic reasons, the movement has largely targeted leafy greens and herbs ó relatively high-value but low-mass, low-calorie crops. Indeed, one successful London grower specialises in "micro-salads" sought by...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD 6/01/2018

    06/01/2018 10:21:50 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    freerepublic | 6/02/2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD 5/25/2018

    05/25/2018 7:09:34 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 150 replies
    freerepublic | 5/25/2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD 5/19/2018

    05/19/2018 9:48:45 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 95 replies
    freerepublic | 5/19/2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Who's gonna grow the food?

    05/19/2018 8:34:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Patrice Lewis
    With Donald Trumpís election, it seems the lines have been drawn even more firmly between the left and right, between progressives and conservatives, between the religious and the irreligious. But interestingly, another line has been quietly drawn Ė or rather, been quietly deepened: the line between the urban and the rural. Iíve lived in both worlds, but Iíve never made any bones about where my allegiance lies: with rural America. Flyover country. Real America, as in the name of this column. Sadly, more and more people are fleeing rural areas and migrating to cities. According to a recent article in...
  • Farm bill fails in House, amid conservative uprising over immigration

    05/18/2018 11:04:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 18 May 18 | Chad Pergam
    GOP seeks farm bill support amid immigration debate House Freedom Caucus members are trying to flex some muscle on immigration in exchange for support on the farm bill; A sprawling and subsidy-packed farm bill that also would have tightened food stamp rules failed in the House on Friday, in a dramatic defeat for GOP leaders who faced an uprising from conservatives over inaction on immigration. The farm bill, which was voted down 213-198, had been hanging in the balance as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatened to withhold support without an agreement on an immigration bill vote. The GOP leadership,...
  • Extraordinary Pompeii discovery: Racehorse remains found among ancient city's ruins

    05/14/2018 2:29:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | James Rogers
    Archaeologists have unearthed the final resting place of an ancient racehorse among the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy. The horse was discovered in Pompeiiís northern outskirts, beyond the walls of the Roman city. The stable where the horse belonged to a villa in Pompeiiís suburb of Civita Giuliana. Experts discovered the horseís remains when they were investigating tunnels used by tomb raiders, according to a Facebook post.
  • Ancient Remains of Horse Discovered at Pompeii

    05/15/2018 9:34:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | May 11, 2018 | Jessica Phelan
    For the first time ever, archaeologists have been able to cast the complete figure of a horse that perished in the volcanic eruption at Pompeii. The "extraordinary" discovery was made outside the city walls, in Civita Giuliana to the north of Pompeii proper, the site's directors announced this week. Excavation in the area revealed what archaeologists identified as a stable, complete with the remains of a trough. Using the same technique that has allowed them to recreate the final poses of dozens of Pompeii's victims, whereby liquid plaster is injected into the cavities left behind when bodies encased in volcanic...
  • Sweet Potatoes Might Have Arrived In Polynesia Long Before Humans

    05/12/2018 1:58:52 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Science News ^ | 5-12-2018 | Dan Garisto
    Sweet potatoes were domesticated thousands of years ago in the Americas. So 18th century European explorers were surprised to find Polynesians had been growing the crop for centuries. New genetic evidence instead suggests that wild precursors to sweet potatoes reached Polynesia at least 100,000 years ago ó long before humans inhabited the South Pacific islands, researchers report April 12 in Current Biology. If true, it could also challenge the idea that Polynesian seafarers reached the Americas around the 12th century. For the new study, the researchers analyzed the DNA of 199 specimens taken from sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) and...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD 5/11/2018

    05/11/2018 7:13:11 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 95 replies
    freerepublic | 5/11/2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 4, 2018

    05/04/2018 7:17:17 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 53 replies
    freerepublic | MAY 4, 2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show

    04/30/2018 8:34:18 AM PDT · by Mariner · 73 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 30th, 2018 | Carey Gillam
    US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in hundreds of widely used herbicide products, for two years, but has not yet released any official results. But the internal documents obtained by the Guardian show the FDA has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide. ďI have brought wheat crackers, granola cereal and corn meal from home and...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 27, 2018

    04/27/2018 8:07:01 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 99 replies
    freerepublic | APRIL 27, 2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Please read what the Republican majority MN state house did to land owners!

    04/26/2018 9:00:10 AM PDT · by horsappl · 24 replies
    bufferstrips.wordpress.com | APRIL 18, 2018 | Mike Van Horn
    In January 2014 I was notified that there would be a hearing explaining that I am required to plant 15 foot strips of perennial vegetation (buffer strips) along ditches as described by my local watershed agency, the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Watershed District. I went to the meeting where the agents explained that once these are in place they might allow me to cut hay on the buffer strips, if I request it. In other words, they now control these strips. In legal terms this is an easement. My father and I studied this law, and found that we will need to level...
  • Woman fined $500 for saving free Delta Air Lines snack

    04/22/2018 7:21:23 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 228 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Paris, France. Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight attendants passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack. Tadlock put the fruit in her carry-on to save for when she was hungry during the second leg of her trip. Once Tadlock arrived in the U.S., she went through Customs and her bag was...
  • GOP faces rural rebellion over Trump trade agenda

    04/21/2018 5:58:56 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 54 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 4-21-18 | Jonathan Allen and Leigh Ann Caldwell
    President Donald Trump's trade policies are confounding Republicans as rural voters ó his strongest supporters ó stand to get the short end of the stick just months away from the midterms. From his dairy farm in southeastern Nebraska, lifelong Republican Ben Steffen believed Donald Trump meant what he said on the campaign trail about ripping up U.S. trade agreements. So Steffen, who produces milk, beef, soybeans, corn and wheat, wasn't shocked when Trump pulled America out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, began renegotiating NAFTA or announced his intent to impose aluminum and steel tariffs on China that have drawn the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 20, 2018

    04/20/2018 6:38:54 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 98 replies
    freerepublic | 4/20/2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Dogs lived and died with humans 10,000 years ago in the Americas

    04/17/2018 5:40:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Science News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Bruce Bower
    A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas. Radiocarbon dating of the dogsí bones shows they were 1,500 years older than thought, zooarchaeologist Angela Perri said April 13 at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The previous age estimate was based on a radiocarbon analysis of burned wood found in one of the animalsí graves. Until now, nearly 9,300-year-old remains of dogs eaten by humans at a Texas site were the oldest physical evidence of American canines.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 13, 2018

    04/13/2018 8:31:30 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 126 replies
    freerepublic | 4/13/2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...