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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 25, 2017

    03/25/2017 7:21:25 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 72 replies
    freerepublic | 3/25/2017 | 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 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

    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 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...
  • Cheerios Is Giving Away 100 Million Wildflower Seeds to Help Honeybees

    03/16/2017 3:34:45 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 54 replies
    mentalfloss ^ | March 16, 2017 | Kate Horowitz
    Buzz the bee has disappeared from many cereal boxes across North America. The peppy mascotís conspicuous absence is part of a campaign to raise awareness about the plight of real honeybees. To further spread the word, General Mills is giving away 100 million wildflower seeds.
  • New company finds success designing shovels and other farm tools designed for women.

    03/15/2017 1:48:23 PM PDT · by pa_dweller · 55 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | 3/15/17 | Lisa Scheid
    Tasked with helping design a shovel for women, the Penn State University graduate student watched a few of them digging, and felt embarrassed for them. "They are all digging wrong," he whispered to Liz Brensinger as they observed the volunteers pushing a shovel into the ground. As part of the design process, they videotaped scores of women farmers and gardeners. The most noticeable difference was the extreme angle of the shovel. But, it wasn't the women who were wrong, it was the shovel, said Brensinger, co-owner of the company that commissioned the study. "It wasn't what he was used to...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 10, 2017

    03/10/2017 4:48:06 PM PST · by greeneyes · 47 replies
    freerepublic | 3/10/2017 | 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 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 MARCH 3, 2017

    03/03/2017 7:29:22 PM PST · by greeneyes · 83 replies
    freerepublic | 3/3/2017 | 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 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...
  • DCís Cherry Blossoms Will Hit Peak Bloom March 14-17 [about 2 1/2 weeks early]

    03/02/2017 12:49:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies
    Washingtononian ^ | March 1, 2017 | Kayla Randall
    Washingtonís Japanese cherry trees are expected to be at peak bloom between March 14-17, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEBRUARY 24, 2017

    02/24/2017 5:10:36 PM PST · by greeneyes · 108 replies
    freerepublic | 2/24/2017 | 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 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...
  • John Casey Author of UPHEAVAL & ADAPT 2030 Discuss Catastrophic Earthquakes Striking USA (315)

    02/18/2017 11:53:57 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 15 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTJCY6M-3fY ^ | February 18, 2017 | Adapt 2030
    John Casey (author of "UPHEAVAL" and "Dark Winter") & ADAPT 2030 discuss catastrophic earthquakes striking USA and Mini Ice Age Preparation. During every grand solar minimum the USA is rocked by 7.0-8.2+ earthquakes as well massive eruptions and seismic events across the globe. Our conversation covers how to prepare for these events and what to expect in terms of infrastructure damage, how to keep your family and businesses safe, investment opportunities, global crop losses and intensification of the grand solar minimum with a timeline to intensification. John Casey can be contacted through his website and UPHEAVAL & DARK WINTER can...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEBRUARY 17, 2017

    02/17/2017 6:03:17 PM PST · by greeneyes · 104 replies
    freerepublic | 2/17/2017 | 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 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 FEB. 2/10/2017

    02/10/2017 2:10:25 PM PST · by greeneyes · 138 replies
    freerepublic | 2/10/2017 | 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 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...
  • As bee populations dwindle, robot bees may pick up some of their pollination slack

    02/09/2017 2:21:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    l a times ^ | 01/09/2017 | Amina Khan
    Scientists in Japan say theyíve managed to turn an unassuming drone into a remote-controlled pollinator by attaching horsehairs coated with a special, sticky gel to its underbelly. The system, described in the journal Chem, is nowhere near ready to be sent to agricultural fields, but it could help pave the way to developing automated pollination techniques at a time when bee colonies are suffering precipitous declines. ... Scientists have thought about using drones, but scientists havenít figured out how to make free-flying robot insects that can rely on their own power source without being attached to a wire. ďItís very...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEB. 3/2017

    02/03/2017 4:29:50 PM PST · by greeneyes · 57 replies
    freerepublic | 2/3/2017 | greeeyes
    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...
  • Severe Vegetable Shortage Deprives Europeans of Spinach, Broccoli

    02/03/2017 8:04:15 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 3 Feb 2017 | Kieran Corcoran
    European consumers have been plunged into crisis by a vegetable shortage caused by severe weather. Shops across Europe Ė and particularly in the UK Ė have seen the shelves stripped of green produce like lettuce, broccoli and spinach. Courgettes (zucchinis, if youíre American), aubergines (eggplant) and peppers have also been badly affected. The problems stem from a blast of cold weather which has overtaken large parts of southern Europe.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 27, 2017

    01/27/2017 4:18:20 PM PST · by greeneyes · 56 replies
    freerepublic | 1/27/2017 | greeeyes
    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...
  • Hillary Clinton Sues Satan - Wants Her Soul Back (Satire...in case that isn't obvious)

    01/26/2017 7:56:48 AM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 1/25/2017 | Evil Smiley
    Lawyers for Hillary Clinton today announced that they are initiating legal action against Satan for breach of contract. They are demanding that he return the soul of Hillary Clinton who was promised the highest office in the land for her soul. Satan's representative, George Soros, declared that the promise was made in New York City and that she will have to settle for mayor.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JAN. 22, 2017

    01/22/2017 8:57:01 PM PST · by greeneyes · 109 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 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 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 JAN 13, 2017

    01/13/2017 2:27:15 PM PST · by greeneyes · 95 replies
    fr | 12/13/2017 | 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 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...
  • Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

    01/13/2017 8:28:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    AP ^ | By LISA RATHKE
    WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) -- At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets. It's one of a growing number of operations raising crickets for human consumption that these farmers say is more ecologically sound than meat but acknowledge is sure to bug some people out. Once consumers get beyond the ick factor, they say, there are a lot of benefits to consuming bugs. "We don't need everybody to eat insects," said...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 6, 2016

    01/06/2017 4:14:00 PM PST · by greeneyes · 57 replies
    freerepublic | January 6, 2016 | greeeyes
    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...
  • Chillies could help beat cancer as research finds capsaicin destroys diseased cells

    01/03/2017 7:16:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated12:24, 3 JAN 2017 | ByAntonia Paget
    Chillies could help fight breast cancer after scientists revealed the spicy ingredient causes diseased cells to self destruct. Capsaicin, the active component that gives chillies their trademark kick, can switch on specialised channels surrounding cancer cells causing them to die. Other cancers including colon, bone and pancreatic could also be killed off by the compound. However, capsaicin isn't effective if it's eaten, inhaled or injected, and researchers think it will only be effective as a pill attached to another drug that targets cancer cells. Scientists from Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, treated human samples of breast cancer cells with the hot...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 30, 2016

    12/30/2016 2:21:51 PM PST · by greeneyes · 59 replies
    freerepublic | 12/30/2016 | 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 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...
  • Sri Lanka Claims World's Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree at 73 Metres

    12/24/2016 3:22:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/24
    Sri Lanka unveiled a towering Christmas tree on Saturday, claiming to have surpassed the world record for an artificial Christmas tree despite a shorter-than-planned finished product. The 73-metre tree, built in capital Colombo, is 18 metres taller than the current record holder China, organisers said. The tree's steel-and-wire frame is covered with a plastic net decorated with more than 1 million natural pine cones painted red, gold, green and silver, 600,000 LED bulbs and topped by a 6-metre-tall shining star.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 23, 2016

    12/23/2016 4:17:30 PM PST · by greeneyes · 46 replies
    freerepublic | 12/23/2016 | 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 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...
  • Kentucky woman uses a Slinky to squirrel-proof her bird feeder

    12/22/2016 4:53:45 PM PST · by metmom · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    OWENSBORO, Ky., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Kentucky woman who struggled to keep squirrels from raiding her bird feeder came up with a simple but effective solution -- a Slinky. Jan Siems Catron posted a video to Facebook showing a squirrel attempting to climb the bird feeder in her yard, but falling back to the ground when it reaches the section covered by the coiled-wire children's toy.
  • Localism Means Security

    12/20/2016 9:53:45 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    American Conservative, the ^ | 19 August 2015 | William S. Lind
    Resilient communities are the answer to globalism's weakness ___ Through the modern age, communities have found themselves increasingly looking to the outside world for their needs. This began with security. As the state rose and asserted a monopoly on armed violence, communities no longer had to man their walls. Eventually those walls disappeared. In the 20th century, the trend broadened. Instead of relying on local agriculture for food, it was shipped in on national networks such as the rail system. Local electric-power companies, which often began as streetcar lines that sold surplus power, were absorbed into regional systems. Travel became...
  • Under threat in Washington, first lady's food legacy may live on elsewhere

    12/18/2016 1:22:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    reuters ^ | Dec. 18, 2016 | Chris Prentice
    Michelle Obama will be ceding the title of first lady to Melania Trump next month, but she may hold for some time the other distinction she earned during her time in the White House: America's best known advocate for healthy food. The non-profit organization she helped create as first lady, Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), where she is honorary chair, will continue its work convincing food companies to improve nutrition content and labeling of products, the group said. "Michelle Obama has been a tremendous leader in this space," said Larry Soler, president and chief executive of the group. "That...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 16, 2016

    12/16/2016 7:55:14 PM PST · by greeneyes · 128 replies
    fr | 12/16/2016 | 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 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 YOU smell asparagus in your urine? It's all down to your genes

    12/14/2016 10:07:25 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 Dec 2016 | ZARA RUBIN
    The reason why some people can smell asparagus in their urine after they've eaten it and others can't has been discovered... A group of US scientists from a range of universities conducted research on 6,909 men and women of European-American descent... Lead researcher Professor Lorelei Mucci, from Harvard University, said the findings could be due to 'modest women'. She said they may be loathed to admit they can smell the distinctive odour in their urine.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 9, 2016

    12/09/2016 7:58:30 PM PST · by greeneyes · 59 replies
    freerepublic | 12/09/2016 | 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 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...
  • The Pardon Sweepstakes: Who will Obama Pardon? Enter the contest within with your top 3 picks

    12/09/2016 10:07:18 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    Personal ^ | 9 Dec 16 | Xzins
    Barack Obama has some 42 days or so left as president of the United States. He has made it clear that he will sow as much mayhem as possible between now and his duet with the fat lady, but let us not focus on policy. Let us deal solely with the power of the president to pardon. Why pardons seem to come about at the end of a presidential term is a bit puzzling, let's just accept that they do. So, who will Obama pardon? In order, these are my top 3 picks: 1. Hillary Clinton 2. Bowe Bergdahl 3....
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 2 ,2016

    12/02/2016 6:56:41 PM PST · by greeneyes · 39 replies
    freerepublic | Dec. 2, 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 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 NOVEMBER 25, 2016

    11/25/2016 5:54:47 PM PST · by greeneyes · 65 replies
    freerepublic | Nov 25, 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 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...
  • Man Uses Overturned Lawn Mower to Dispose of Old Floppy Disks

    11/23/2016 2:05:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A YouTuber shared video of his novel way of erasing his embarrassing old computer files -- dumping floppy disks into an overturned lawn mower's blades. The video, posted to YouTube by user Will it Mow?, begins with a man explaining that he wants to get rid of his old floppy disks. ADVERTISING "I've got a lot of private data on these old disks," the man says. "I better get rid of them to make sure no one sees what I do on my computer." The man uses four Chronos high speed cameras to record as he sets off the mechanism...
  • Eat cheese, live longer

    11/22/2016 2:21:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2016 | 3:08pm | By Christian Gollayan
    A recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine reported that eating cheese ó specifically the aged kind containing the compound spermidine, as found in blue cheese ó was linked to a longer life in mammals when tested on mice. ďThe mice do not only live longer when we supplement spermidine to the drinking water, but they are also healthier in terms of cardiac function,Ē Frank Madeo, co-author of the study and a professor at the University of Graz in Austria, told Medical Daily.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 18, 2016

    11/18/2016 5:44:05 PM PST · by greeneyes · 64 replies
    freerepublic | 11/18/2016 | 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 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 NOVEMBER 11, 2016

    11/11/2016 5:15:23 PM PST · by greeneyes · 80 replies
    freerepublic | November 11, 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 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 NOVEMBER 4, 2016

    11/04/2016 12:14:20 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 59 replies
    freerepublic | Nov. 4, 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 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...
  • What will happen to the White House veggie garden?

    11/04/2016 6:30:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 65 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | Janet Eastman
    What will happen to the White House veggie garden? (photos) By Janet Eastman | The Oregonian/OregonLive Email the author | Follow on Twitter on November 02, 2016 at 1:00 PM, updated November 02, 2016 at 1:02 PM Everyone who has left behind a beloved garden to move to a new home can feel First lady Michelle Obama's pain. She worries that her vegetable garden on the South Lawn might be altered -- or worse -- when new occupants take over the White House. Her husband, President Barack Obama, voiced his concern during a Wednesday radio interview on the syndicated Tom...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD OCT. 28, 2016

    10/28/2016 5:06:09 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 122 replies
    freerepublic | Oct 28, 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 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 OCT. 21, 2016

    10/21/2016 6:52:14 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 107 replies
    freerepublic | Oct. 21, 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 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 OCT. 14, 2016

    10/14/2016 4:20:12 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 110 replies
    freerepublic | Oct. 14, 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 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...
  • Jumping spiders can hear sounds from 10 feet away

    10/14/2016 6:16:48 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | 13 Oct 2016 | Brooks Hays
    Further testing showed jumping spiders are best able to hear frequencies similar to those created by the beating wings of parasitoid wasp enemies.
  • An Astronaut Gardener On The Moon - Summits Of Sunlight And Vast Lunar Caves In Low Gravity

    10/10/2016 8:01:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    science20.com ^ | October 9th 2016 11:46 AM | Robert Walker
    The lunar caves also work out well compared to Mars, as we'll see. They have a constant temperature, actually a little warmer than the sunlit summits, at -20į C. Again, at those temperatures, it would be easy to warm up a lunar cave habitat or greenhouse enough for plants, if it is well insulated, as it would be. The night time darkness is the main problem with the caves, but as it turns out, its two weeks long night is not nearly as problematic for plants as you might think. That's the result of some rather surprising experiments with wheat,...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD OCT. 7, 2016

    10/07/2016 3:09:27 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 49 replies
    freerepublic | Oct. 7, 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 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...
  • 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 doesnít rip out her iconic vegetable garden ó 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 Obamaís garden ó recognized globally as a symbol of local food ó but also as a way to dissuade, say, a President Donald Trump from scrapping it the way Ronald Reagan tore out Jimmy...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

    09/30/2016 7:42:32 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 94 replies
    freerepublic | Sept. 30, 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 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 SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

    09/16/2016 3:59:51 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 66 replies
    freerepublic | Sept 16. 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 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...
  • 'Peecycling': Urine could fertilize your food

    09/15/2016 7:38:27 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies
    KMOV.COM ^ | 15 SEPTEMBER 2016 | KMOV.COM
    Researchers are scaling up successful trial methods of producing safe fertilizer from urine to reduce water pollution and to replace synthetic fertilizer, whose manufacture is energy intensive and expensive. But removing bacteria, residual pharmaceuticals and viruses from urine - which urban legend wrongly maintains is sterile - is the simpler part of the problem. More difficult is persuading people to eat the food.
  • Mystery heart found in Ziploc bag in field (photo)

    09/13/2016 2:36:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.cleveland19.com ^ | Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 11:22 am CDT | By Jen Picciano, Reporter
    NORWALK, OH (WOIO) - A bizarre case out of Huron County has detectives looking for the person who belonged to a heart discovered in a field on Milan Avenue in Norwalk. All the Norwalk police department has right now is a heart in a Ziploc bag. They're hoping to determine if it's human, and where it came from. "This is pretty unusual. We have no idea where it came from," said Sgt. Jim Fulton, with Norwalk Police Department. In late August, a North Central EMS crew idling at the Friendship Store on Milan Avenue came across the heart. Fulton said...