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  • Complete Spring Gardening Seed Source Guide

    03/27/2014 4:33:25 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 6 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | March 26, 2014 | Rick Bickling
    Complete Spring Seed Source Guide with 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. Many are Open-pollinated, Non-GMO, Organic, and Heirloom varieties...
  • Crop Rotation in the Home Garden

    09/09/2013 4:23:35 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 9 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 09/06/2013 | Rick Bickling
    Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops, on the same land, in sequential planting cycles ranging from 2 to 8 years...
  • Planting Drugs on Adam Kokesh (Video)

    05/19/2013 12:30:36 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | may 19th 2013 | UselessReplyVideos
    While he was being detained, another man (possibly an undercover) attempted to plant drugs on Adam Kokesh as seen in the video. Multiple angles reveal the operation in action. What do you think?
  • Tomatoes: A Complete Planting Guide

    04/11/2012 5:31:07 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 63 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/11/2012 | Rick Bickling
    Complete planting guide for Tomatoes including state specific varieties, planting dates, nutrition facts, planting, watering, fertilizing, insect and disease control information...
  • Green Beans: A Complete Planting Guide

    03/03/2012 4:20:37 AM PST · by orsonwb · 48 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | March 3, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    Complete planting guide for Green Beans including state specific varieties, harvest dates, nutrition facts, planting, watering, fertilizing, insect and disease information...
  • Blueberries: A Complete Planting Guide

    02/01/2012 5:32:19 AM PST · by orsonwb · 24 replies · 2+ views
    The how Do Gardener ^ | February 1, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    Complete planting guide for blueberries including state specific varieties, harvest dates, nutrition facts, planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, insect and disease information...
  • Potatoes: A Complete Planting Guide

    01/18/2012 10:52:44 AM PST · by orsonwb · 61 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | January 18, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    A complete planting guide for potatoes including state specific varieties, planting dates, days to harvest, nutrition facts, fertilizing, watering, insect and disease information.
  • Cool, wet weather halts Midwest corn planting

    04/19/2011 10:02:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/11 | Christine Stebbins - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Midwest will be cool and wet for at least the next 10 days, preventing farmers from planting corn through most of April, a forecaster said on Tuesday. Up to an inch of rain fell in northern Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota since early Monday while the eastern Corn Belt received 0.25 to 0.75 inch of rain. "The Midwest is not going to do well under this type of weather," said forecaster Joel Burgio with Telvent DTN weather service. Farmers will be sidelined, waiting for soils to dry and warm up before they can...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread -- April (again)

    04/11/2008 11:49:46 AM PDT · by Gabz · 129 replies · 309+ views
    Garden Girl | April 2006 | Garden Girl
    April is a debutante’s ball for green and growing things! Young foliage garbs the trees in gauzy, pastel gowns of gold and green and russet, like a watercolor by an old master. Their subtle color is a poignant reminder and a future foretaste of the fall’s bold leaves of orange and yellow and rust. The wild azaleas will be blooming soon, their delicate apple blossom pink petals shining through here and there and their honey sweet fragrance filling the air. The violets, from the large purple ones with heart shaped leaves to the tiny, almost invisible white ones with lance...
  • A million L.A. trees: Will they take root?

    09/25/2007 5:28:53 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 60 replies · 72+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | September 25, 2007 | David Zahniser
    Monica Barra went to South Los Angeles last month to attend a jazz festival. She went home with a free tree, a one-gallon African sumac that she lugged around on a Sunday afternoon past the shops and restaurants of Leimert Park. The college senior took the tree on an impulse, though each tree recipient was required to fill out a "pledge to plant," a form smaller than an index card and a signature feature of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to plant 1 million trees across Los Angeles. "I just really like having trees and plants where I'm living," said Barra,...
  • Al-Qaeda plan to destroy girls’ school in Tarmiyah thwarted

    05/05/2007 3:06:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 501+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Carl N. Hudson
    CAMP TAJI — Coalition forces thwarted an al-Qaeda plot to destroy the Huda Girls’ School in Tarmiyah, said U.S. military officials Thursday. As reconstruction efforts for school systems in Iraq continued, al-Qaeda extremists targeted the Huda Girls’ School in Tarmiyah twice in the past month using improvised explosive devices and building explosives into the school house. "[It was a] sophisticated and premeditated attempt to inflict massive casualties on our most innocent victims," said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman. Recently, the al-Qaeda plan to destroy the school was disrupted when Soldiers of 2nd “Stallion”...
  • Pentagon Accused of Planting Stories

    12/01/2005 5:06:59 AM PST · by WmCraven_Wk · 24 replies · 782+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 9:23 p.m. | Carl Limbacher
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military offered a mixed message Wednesday about whether it embraced one of its own programs that reportedly paid a consulting firm and Iraqi newspapers to plant favorable stories about the war and the rebuilding effort. Lt. Col. Barry Johnson, a military spokesman in Iraq, said the program is "an important part of countering misinformation in the news by insurgents." A spokesman for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, however, called a report detailing the program troubling if true and said he was looking into the matter. "This is a military program initiated with the Multi-National Force to...
  • PNP eyes planting coffee in marijuana farms

    08/16/2005 12:00:37 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 189 replies · 2,271+ views
    http://news.inq7.ne ^ | Aug 14, 2005 | Alex V. Pal
    DUMAGUETE CITY—The Philippine National Police is looking into the possibility of stamping out the marijuana problem by replacing marijuana plantations with another addictive but equally lucrative substance—coffee. PNP Deputy Director General Ricardo de Leon, commander of the anti-illegal drug operations task force, said they are studying what coffee varieties would grow in areas formerly planted to marijuana. “Marijuana is so toxic that after the soil is planted to it, no other crop can grow there,” De Leon told reporters Friday while on a visit to this city and Negros Oriental, where he was provincial commander of the defunct Philippine Constabulary-Integrated...
  • Millions 'Wasted' Planting Trees That Reduce Water

    07/28/2005 6:17:29 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-29-2005 | Charles Clover
    Millions 'wasted' planting trees that reduce water By Charles Clover, Environment Editor (Filed: 29/07/2005) Millions of pounds in overseas aid are wasted every year planting trees in dry countries in the belief that they help attract rainfall and act as storage for water, scientists said yesterday. In fact, forests usually increase evaporation and help to reduce the amount of water available for human consumption or growing crops, according to a four-year study. Research on water catchments on three continents says it is "a myth" that trees always increase the availability of water. Even the cloud forests of tropical Costa Rica...
  • NFL planting trees in Detroit to offset Super Bowl emissions (Downwind better than upwind?)

    03/09/2005 6:22:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,083+ views
    NFL planting trees in Detroit to offset Super Bowl emissions The Associated Press DETROIT — The National Football League says it plans to plant acres of trees in metropolitan Detroit to offset carbon emissions caused by traffic generated by next year's Super Bowl. NFL environmental director Jack Groh says he will visit Detroit this spring to meet with the host committee, foresters and community groups about the tree planting. It will be similar to what the NFL sponsored at this year's Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. "We have talked with the host committee and they're very excited about the possibility...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Zoning bible to alter face of city

    06/04/2002 10:06:04 AM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies · 481+ views
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 4, 2002 | BY FRAN SPIELMAN CITY HALL REPORTER
    !--mobile-->Zoning bible to alter face of city June 4, 2002BY FRAN SPIELMAN CITY HALL REPORTER Developers respond to possible changes BY DAVID ROEDER BUSINESS REPORTER The power to tax has been called the power to destroy. But in Chicago, the power to zone can be just as lethal. By producing a densely written ordinance and drawing new lines on musty maps, City Hall can transfer millions of dollars in land value, enriching some investors while leaving others in the cold. Zoning is a public policy decision about what to build where. If it's ill-advised, neighborhoods suffer. Developers and community groups,...