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  • 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...
  • Video of President Clinton signing the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    03/27/2015 11:46:02 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 3 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | March 28, 2015 | Joe Carter
    Yesterday Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The action has drawn sharp criticism by people and politicians who directly oppose religious freedoms and by those who are simply unaware of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the federal model for Indiana’s new law. Here is what you should know about these types of religious freedom legislation: What is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act? The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is a 1993 United States federal law aimed at preventing laws that substantially burden a person's free exercise of religion. The legislation was introduced...
  • Christ worker in the Vatican Gardens

    03/20/2015 2:53:36 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    News Cattoliche ^ | 3/20/15 | Nicola Nuti
    Pieces of old gates, rusty chains, scrap metal scattered, which together have the form of Jesus, hung on the cross, is what has made a young Argentinean artist, Alejandro Marmo, friend of Francis, also referred to as "the artist of the Pope". "Christ worker", is the name of the work that a few days ago a good impression in the heart of the Vatican Gardens. The irons used for its development are all from a local Pontifical Farms in Castel Gandolfo where these irons and gates abandoned, scraps of yesteryear, were herded.
  • Il Silenzio

    03/15/2015 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Vanders9 · 30 replies
    About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall/winter of 1944. Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is even the custom to keep a portrait of "their" soldier in a place of honour in their home. Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services...
  • 2015 Seed Source Guide

    03/05/2015 5:27:31 AM PST · by orsonwb · 5 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 03/05/2015 | Rick Bickling
    Newly updated table with an alphabetical listing of many sources of Seeds, Transplants, and Bulbs for Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Grains, Grasses, Ground Covers, Vines, Fruits, Sprouting, Trees, Wildflowers, and much more..
  • Secrets of Saddam's nuclear programme hidden under tree

    09/25/2004 1:15:57 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 25, 2004 | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    AN IRAQI scientist-turned-author says the most significant pieces of his country’s dormant nuclear programme were buried under a lotus tree in his backyard, untouched for more than a decade before the US-led invasion in 2003.But their existence, Dr Mahdi Obeidi writes in a new book, is evidence that the international community should remain vigilant as other countries try to replicate Iraq’s successes before the 1991 Gulf war to develop components necessary for a nuclear weapon. In The Bomb in my Garden, Dr Obeidi details Saddam’s quest for a nuclear bomb: "Although Saddam never had nuclear weapons at his disposal, the...
  • OLIVE GARDEN INVESTOR: BACK OFF ON THE BREADSTICKS

    09/12/2014 8:26:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    AP ^ | September 12, 2014 | Candice Choi
    Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run. In a nearly 300-page critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says Olive Garden restaurants lack training and discipline and that servers bring too many breadsticks to tables at a time. That leads to waste — and cold breadsticks, Starboard says.
  • In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening

    12/17/2013 11:54:34 AM PST · by Theoria · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | 16 Dec 2013 | Greg Allen
    In tropical South Florida, it's growing season. Temperatures are in the 80s, there's lots of sun and good rain, and normally, Hermine Ricketts' plants would already be in the ground. "By now, this should be probably Red Sails lettuce, which is a beautiful color lettuce, or purple mizuna, which is a beautiful filigreed purple leaf," she says. But this year, Ricketts' vegetable planting has been derailed by a legal fight over what she can plant and where she can plant it. Her garden is in the front yard of her home in Miami Shores, because that's where the sun is...
  • Florida city uproots couple’s 17-year-old garden, over new ordinance

    11/19/2013 11:04:14 AM PST · by rawhide · 28 replies
    fox News ^ | 11-19-13 | By William Patrick
    <p>Few things in life are as benign as a home vegetable garden.</p> <p>Here's what happened to Hermine Ricketts and her husband, Tom Carroll. For the past 17 years they’ve grown a garden in the front yard of their modest South Florida home. The backyard, they say, doesn’t get enough sunlight.</p>
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 46, NOVEMBER 15, 2013

    11/15/2013 12:14:17 PM PST · by greeneyes · 149 replies
    Free Republic | November 15, 2013 | 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. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 42, OCTOBER 18, 2013

    10/18/2013 1:07:54 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 275 replies
    Free Republic | October 18, 2013 | 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. There is no telling where it will go and... that...