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Gardening (General/Chat)

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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 17, 2017

    11/17/2017 7:42:37 PM PST · by greeneyes · 11 replies
    freerepublic | NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | 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 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...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 10, 2017

    11/10/2017 5:32:33 PM PST · by greeneyes · 47 replies
    freerepublic | November 10, 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...
  • Hahaha. Ok...so this is Twitter

    11/05/2017 7:07:48 PM PST · by 1_Inch_Group · 45 replies
    My amused brain | Bout 10 minutes ago | Me
    Just got my first Twitter account today.
  • False Alarm After Man Mistakes Large Courgette (Zucchini) Garden for WWII Bomb

    11/03/2017 8:53:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    The Local ^ | 3 November 2017
    Police were alerted on Thursday when a man in a south German town called them and told them he had found a Second World War bomb in his garden. But when the police arrived at the 81-year-old man’s house in Betten, Baden-Württemberg, they did not find a bomb - explosive ordinance disposal services did not have to be called after all. After close inspection, officers deemed that what the man had found was not a bomb, but rather, a large courgette - much to the senior citizen’s relief. Approximately 40 centimetres in length with a weight of about five kilograms,...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 3, 2017

    11/03/2017 6:10:23 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 44 replies
    freerepublic | Nov. 3, 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...
  • PRANK! Kids React to Getting Vegetables for Halloween

    11/02/2017 7:46:19 PM PDT · by Califreak · 48 replies
    Migardener ^ | 10/31/17 | Migardener
    Gardening guru passes out veggies on Halloween.
  • Pepper X Claims to Be the New 'World's Hottest Chili'

    11/02/2017 7:00:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | Mike Pomranz
    The breeder behind the Carolina Reaper has a new, potentially record-breaking chili: Pepper X.During the Cold War, the nuclear arms race led to talk about having enough weapons to "destroy the world multiple times over." This idea is purposely absurdist—intended hint at the larger point that, in some cases, more isn't actually more, it's just excess. With that in mind, a man who goes by the name of Smokin' Ed Currie has claimed to have bred the world's hottest pepper, which—at 3.18 million Scoville heat units—would best the Dragon's Breath, a pepper that only just made its case for the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD OCT. 27, 2017

    10/27/2017 3:04:40 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 75 replies
    freerepublic | Oct. 27, 2017 | 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 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...
  • New London [CT} man disputes blight violation for bamboo grove

    10/16/2017 4:57:47 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies
    theDay.com ^ | October 14, 2017 | Greg Smith
    New London — The man facing a criminal charge for what city officials say is his failure to maintain an unruly bamboo grove claims he is being unfairly targeted by the city and he is mounting a legal defense in Superior Court. Carlos Carrion of 16 Borodell Place entered a not guilty plea last week in New London Superior Court to the city’s first blight-related criminal infraction under a newly revised blight ordinance. The ordinance allows for criminal penalties and fines when civil actions are exhausted. City officials claim Carrion repeatedly refused to trim back his bamboo and clean up...
  • Burned to the ground: Inside the Napa wineries gutted by raging wildfires (many photos)

    10/15/2017 9:57:49 AM PDT · by dennisw · 84 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 15 October 2017 | Ruth Styles In Napa
    Burned to the ground: Inside the Napa wineries gutted by raging wildfires that has devastated the $63billion industry and killed 40 people The wildfires, the deadliest in California history, have claimed 40 lives so far and have destroyed an estimated 5,700 properties More than 100,000 people have been evacuated in Sonoma, Napa, Santa Rosa and Calistoga Entire neighborhoods have been leveled and 214,000 acres of land has been reduced to ash Among the most high-profile victims of the disaster has been the area’s wine-making industry In Napa County alone, the industry contributes $13bn to the local economy each year and...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD OCTOBER 14, 2017

    10/14/2017 9:56:51 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 58 replies
    freerepublic | October 14, 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...
  • Superhot 'Dragon's Breath' Chili Pepper Can Kill. Here's How

    10/10/2017 7:20:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | May 19, 2017 03:21pm ET | By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer
    Death by chili pepper may not be a common way to die, but it's certainly a possibility for unlucky souls adventurous enough to try Dragon's Breath, the new hottest pepper in town. Mike Smith, the owner of Tom Smith's Plants in the United Kingdom, developed the record-breaking pepper with researchers at the University of Nottingham. He doesn't recommend the pepper for eating, however, because it may be the last thing a person ever tastes. So how exactly do hot peppers, such as Dragon's Breath, maim or kill those who try to eat them? Let's start with the pepper's spicy stats:...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD OCT. 6, 2017

    10/06/2017 5:58:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 87 replies
    freerepublic | OCT. 6, 2017 | 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 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...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

    09/29/2017 6:35:30 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 58 replies
    freerepublic | September 29, 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...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Harvests White House Garden with Local Children

    09/23/2017 6:03:58 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 42 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 22 September 2017 | Penny Starr
    First lady Melania Trump helped children from organizations in the District of Columbia harvest vegetables and plant a fall crop in the White House garden on Friday. The “White House Kitchen Garden” and the tradition of inviting local children to take part in planting and harvesting was started by former First Lady Michelle ObamaMelania Trump is continuing the tradition, this year with children from the Girls and Boys Club of Greater Washington and FBR Clubhouse. Trump greeted the children, one of whom asked if she was Melania Trump. “Yes, I am the first lady for those of you who don’t...
  • WEEKLY GARDENING THREAD SEPT. 22, 2017

    09/22/2017 5:53:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 58 replies
    freerepublic | 9/22/2017 | 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...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPT. 15, 2017

    09/15/2017 6:02:31 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 76 replies
    freerepublic | SEPT. 15, 2017 | 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 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...
  • 11-year-old Frank does a 'great job' mowing White House lawn

    09/15/2017 9:19:05 AM PDT · by freedomlover · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017-09-15 | Fox News
    Eleven-year-old yard services entrepreneur Frank Giaccio locked down his biggest client ever Friday morning, mowing the White House lawn on the invitation of President Trump. (excerpted)
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPT. 8, 2017

    09/08/2017 5:40:24 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 51 replies
    fr | Sept. 8, 2017 | 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 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...
  • Mice found able to ward off fungal lung infections by causing fungus to kill itself

    09/08/2017 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | by Bob Yirka
    (Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from the U.S., Germany and Israel has found that mice are able to ward off fungal lung infections because their immune systems cause fungal spores to die. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the means by which they discovered how mice are able to ward off fungal lung infections and what their findings might mean for human patients. Fungus is all around us, so much so that most people breathe in approximately 1000 fungal spores every single day. But the means by which people ward off fungal infections in the...