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  • Vanity: My garden is dying from all this rain; weeds are of course thriving. What's going on?

    06/16/2019 11:44:52 AM PDT · by dayglored · 93 replies
    My Poor Bedraggled, Dying Garden ^ | Jun 16, 2019 | (self)
    I live in rural Upstate NY, in a field in the woods on a hill in the Finger Lakes. Mrs. Dayglored and I have a large garden (flowers and ornamentals, not produce) that in most years is gorgeous this time of year with blossoms all over. (Lots of weeds to remove too, of course.) This year, all the #&!@* RAIN that started early and continues through today has wreaked havoc on it! The ground is saturated and there are puddles that never go away. A dozen little evergreens we planted last year are drowning and dying. Many flowers that are...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - May 25-31, 2019

    05/25/2019 6:57:33 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 105 replies
    May 25, 2019 | Diana in Wisconsin
    Our 'Greeneyes' has been FOUND, but she is having computer issues, so I have been asked to keep the Weekly Garden Thread rolling until she returns. That said, I will be posting once a week, and I will TRY to stick to her schedule of a Friday Night/Saturday Morning Weekly Post, but it depends upon what is going on here at MY farm. (It's Spring; it's BUSY!) 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...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Stunned by Her Own Garden

    05/02/2019 5:04:27 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 117 replies
    Hannity, Others ^ | 5/1/19 | Hannity Staff
    Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left millions of Americans scratching their heads this week; saying she was “shook” and stunned by her own garden and declaring “food that comes out of the dirt” is “like magic.” “Look! Oh my god, look at this! I am shook. Honestly, gardening, food that comes out of dirt, it’s like magic. The tomatoes died though… This is so exciting!” said Ocasio-Cortez in her video.
  • Fertilizer: Good, Bad, or Ugly?

    04/27/2019 3:29:45 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 28 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/23/2019 | The How Do Gardener
    Fertilizer. What is it? How does it work? Is it safe to use? What's the difference between Organic and Synthetic fertilizer? Watch the video: https://youtu.be/IeMvR4tmMJ8
  • Hutchinson, Kansas, May Be a Corrupt City

    01/02/2019 7:17:37 AM PST · by kathsua · 10 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 01/01/19 | Reasonmclucus
    A skunk may be after my flowers. I used to have a flower garden in my backyard. A few years ago I decided to move my flowers to the front yard so my neighbors could enjoy them. I found that I could keep some them blooming in the winter by surrounding them with water in containers and covering them with transparent tarps. On warm days I uncover them so can enjoy the ones that are still green or even blooming. They often begin growing again in early March so they are doing well by the end of April. A week...
  • Hutchinson, Kansas, is Worst American City

    12/31/2018 1:25:13 AM PST · by kathsua · 43 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 12/31/18 | Reasonmclucus
    I used to have a flower garden in my backyard. A few years ago I decided to move my flowers to the front yard so my neighbors could enjoy them. I found that I could keep some them blooming in the winter by surrounding them with water in containers and covering them with transparent tarps. On warm days I uncover them so can enjoy the ones that are still green or even blooming. They often begin growing again in early March so they are doing well by the end of April. A week before Christmas I got a letter from...
  • Red Hot Chilli Pepper: Beat the Chills With Some of the Country's Fiercest

    01/19/2018 11:12:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    LiveMint ^ | Mon, Jan 15 2018
    A look at chillies from across India and the world, the hot and the not-so-hot One of the distinctive qualities of Indian food is its “hotness”. From Manipur to Bijapur to Bilaspur, across India, you’ll find foods that are spicy in varying degrees. Several culinary dishes have chilli in them in some form or the other. In a number of Indian homes and restaurants, it is customary to serve raw or semi-fried green chillies as an accompaniment to the main course. Steaming hot curries, thick sambars with a variety of vegetables, different kinds of bhaaths (rice dishes), mutton rassas, onion...
  • Freepin' GARDENERS - ID this plant for me..?

    07/06/2017 5:45:59 PM PDT · by gaijin · 57 replies
    MyBrain ^ | July 6th, 2017 | me
    PLANT IDENTIFICATION REQUEST: -------------------------------------- My guess is this is some type of blue lavender. Smells nice but I can't be sure of the exact type. I have to buy one or two and plant them for a relative who is in hospital and doesn't know what the landscaper put in there. Another similar plant I looked up is lavender, but that is purple and smaller, while this grows about 60% larger and is blue, not purple. I included a photo featuring a Home Depot bucket included in the shot to provide a general sense of size of the plant. What...
  • This Is What It's Like To Spend A Day With A Venezuelan Government Minder

    06/07/2017 5:56:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 6, 2017 | Karla Zabludovsky
    We were trying to count the people standing in a breadline when William Contreras arrived. The line was forming outside of a bakery in the Caracas run-down neighborhood of Catia, about 20 people long with a half dozen more sprinting past me and our photographer, Cristian Hernández. It was a perfect illustration of the desperate situation of a country that was, a few years ago, boasting of its oil-funded socialist prosperity. Contreras was our government minder, a bulky 50-year-old alderman with salt-and-pepper hair. When he pulled up to us, he seemed oblivious to the snaking line.
  • [From May 24, 2012] Bland tomato mystery solved by scientists

    05/12/2017 1:55:20 AM PDT · by vannrox · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5:00PM BST 24 May 2012 | Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
    The mystery of why supermarket tomatoes smell delicious but taste watery and bland has been explained by scientists. Tomatoes gain their flavour from a combination of sugars, acids and aromas, but a new study has examined exactly how different elements influence their taste.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD

    03/17/2017 9:18:45 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 42 replies
    freerepublic | 3/17/2017 | 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 won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Jamie Oliver Asks Trump To Keep Michelle Obama’s Vegetable Garden At The White House

    01/18/2017 6:12:05 PM PST · by drewh · 129 replies
    Entertainment Tonight Canada ^ | 4 hours ago | Cat Williams
    Jamie Oliver is urging U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to take a greater stand for better food. While speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, the 41-year-old celebrity chef expressed his concern for the fate of First Lady Michelle Obama’s beloved White House vegetable garden once Trump takes term on Friday. “There’s a symbolic visual,” Oliver said during the discussion. “If you cut down that garden then you’re cutting down hope. And he ain’t going to do that, whether he believes in it or not.” “I think when you know the basics of growing and cooking, I...
  • Michelle Obama sets her garden in stone

    10/05/2016 4:19:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    politico.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    First lady Michelle Obama is making sure that whoever inhabits the White House next doesn’t rip out her iconic vegetable garden — at least not without a big fuss. Obama Wednesday afternoon unveiled a much bigger version of the garden that uses cement, stone and steel to make it a more permanent fixture on the South Lawn. The updates are seen not just as preserving Obama’s garden — recognized globally as a symbol of local food — but also as a way to dissuade, say, a President Donald Trump from scrapping it the way Ronald Reagan tore out Jimmy...
  • Green Papayas? (Vanity -plea for ideas)

    09/11/2016 5:21:36 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 24 replies
    9/12/2016 | Fai Mao
    We had high winds here last night and this morning three of my large papaya plants were laying flat on the ground. I chopped the stems and put the leaves into compost but I now have 150 - 200 pounds of papaya that are to green to ripen indoors. Does anyone have a favorite recipe that would use these or do they just get thrown out (BTW I am allergic to Papaya, I grow them for the wife, and grandkids)
  • Welcome to the World’s Deadliest Garden

    08/26/2016 8:01:53 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | 26 Aug, 2016
    Being a groundskeeper in a garden of a historic castle doesn’t typically fall under the world’s most dangerous jobs category… except when it comes to England’s Alnwick Castle. The country’s least populated county is home to a collection of some of the world’s most deadly greenery. The property hosts a garden dedicated solely to plants with the power to kill you in a matter of minutes. According to the Alnwick Castle website, the garden was founded in 2005 by the Duchess of Northumberland with the mission of bringing awareness to the lethal dangers of harmful and illegal drugs. The intoxicating...
  • DIY Flower Pot Grill & Smoker

    06/29/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    yute' oob ^ | Published on Jul 13, 2015 | Cottage Life DIY
    Turning your cottage into the ultimate weekend getaway has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman, as he drums up some easy, quirky and fun DIY projects that you can do next time you’re at the cottage.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD April 29, 2016

    04/29/2016 2:12:39 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 118 replies
    freerepublic | April 29, 2016 | 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 won't be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • How Garden & Gun Magazine Defies Industry Slump

    02/03/2016 7:51:13 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1 feb 2016 | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
    Since it made its debut in April 2007, the publication has hewed to its own course, focusing on everything Southern from ham biscuits to bird-dog trainers... it remains tightly focused on food, drink, the land, travel, and the sporting life, including bird hunting and shotguns. Roughly 72% of subscribers live in the Southeast or Southwest... “Our audiences are very different,” said Sid Evans, the former editor-in-chief of Garden & Gun who now edits Southern Living. He noted that more than 90% of Southern Living’s subscribers are female. Women account for about 47% of Garden & Gun’s subscribers.... At a time...
  • Last Freeze Date for your Garden

    04/07/2015 6:13:16 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 49 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/7/2015 | Rick Bickling
    The most important factor in determining when to plant a certain type of vegetable in your garden is the “Last Freeze Date” in the spring for your area...
  • Tomatoes - A Complete Planting Guide

    04/01/2015 5:42:10 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 52 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rick Bickling
    Tomatoes - A complete planting guide including state specific planting dates and varieties, tips for soil preparation, planting, watering,fertilizing, insect and weed control...