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  • 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...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

    09/09/2016 5:47:48 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 53 replies
    freerepublic | Sept. 9, 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...
  • Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

    09/04/2016 3:23:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Aug 2016 | Nicky Ouellet
    At a campground in northwestern Montana, 30 people are groggily gearing up for a day of mushroom picking. Most are here because they want an excuse to get outside and taste some of Montana's more exotic wild mushrooms. But others, like Matt Zaitz from Kansas, are here to turn a profit. "It's not easy work," Zaitz says. "It's tough." Zaitz started picking mushrooms in the Midwest this spring and followed them north as the season progressed. He's now hunting morels in the Crown of the Continent region near Glacier National Park. At this point, Zaitz considers himself a professional. "I...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

    09/02/2016 6:28:44 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 76 replies
    freerepublic | sept 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...
  • The Trump Gnome

    08/29/2016 10:09:41 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 26 replies
    GardenGnomeWorld.com ^ | 8/29/2016 | gardengnomeworld.com
    We're please to announce our newest and most exciting garden gnome to date -- The Trump Gnome. Standing at an impressive 10" -- this gnome is sure to make your garden greater than it has ever been before.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 26, 2016

    08/26/2016 3:57:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 68 replies
    freerepublic | aug 26. 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...
  • Welcome to the Worldís 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 doesnít typically fall under the worldís most dangerous jobs categoryÖ except when it comes to Englandís Alnwick Castle. The countryís least populated county is home to a collection of some of the worldís 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...
  • A General of Rice? Venezuela Creates 18 Food Czars to Combat Shortages

    08/25/2016 2:54:22 PM PDT · by fella · 23 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 25 August 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Eighteen Foods and Medical Goods to Receive General Leadership Venezuela will be appointing a ďgeneralĒ for 18 foods that are scarce in the country, officials announced Wednesday, August 24. The announcement was made by Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, who who was recently given power over the economy by President NicolŠs Maduro. ďI have assigned a general, along with a civilian-military team, for each food item,Ē the minister said. ďA general or admiral will be chief of rice and will display on a map everything related to production, importation and commercialization.Ē Padrino, in charge of the ďGreat Sovereign Mission for...
  • Farmersí Illegal Use of Herbicide Takes Toll on Neighboring Crops

    08/22/2016 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 02 Aug 2016 | Jacob Bunge
    Issue is linked to Monsantoís introduction of new herbicide-resistant biotech soybean Farmers in southern U.S. states have long battled weeds and destructive bugs, but this year they face a new threat: their neighbors. They say some growers are illegally spraying a powerful herbicide that is damaging hundreds of thousands of crop acres in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee, a trend that regulators, farmers and academics link to Monsanto Co. ís introduction this year of a new variety of genetically modified soybean. Monsantoís new biotech soybean was designed to resist herbicides, including a powerful chemical called dicamba, long used to kill weeds...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 19, 2016

    08/19/2016 3:34:11 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 44 replies
    freerepublic | Aug 19, 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 AUGUST 12, 2016

    08/12/2016 4:04:37 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 74 replies
    freerepublic | Aug. 12, 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...
  • 7 robots that are replacing farm workers around the world

    08/12/2016 10:48:14 AM PDT · by Reeses · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 | Leanna Garfield
    In the future, robots will increasingly replace farm workers, using artificial intelligence to plant, grow and harvest our food. In fact, many farms are already using fleets of robots, which can tend to fruits and veggies more efficiently than a human can. Here's a look at seven machines that are currently aiding farmers around the world. 1) The Wall-Ye prunes vineyards 2) The BoniRob destroys 120 weeds per minute 3) Abundant Robotics' bot picks one ripe apple per second 4) The Blue River Lettuce Bot thins out lettuce fields 5) The Prospera bot 'sees' dying plants before farmers can 6)...
  • Amish man beat Ďoverburdenedí horse until it collapsed, police say

    08/07/2016 10:32:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Washington post ^ | August 6, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with animal cruelty after he allegedly beat a horse after the animal collapsed Tuesday while pulling a heavy load on a rural road in Lancaster County. Marvin M. Sensenig, 20, of Ephrata, Pa., was arrested Friday and faces two counts of cruelty to animals, Ephrata police announced in a statement. ďIt is alleged that the defendant unreasonably struck a horse that was overburdened with a heavy load,Ē the statement says. ďThe horse expired shortly thereafter.Ē
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 5, 2016

    08/05/2016 6:12:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 76 replies
    freerepublic | Aug. 5, 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...
  • Resurrecting the Incredible Flower Crowns of Old Ukrainian Wedding Photos

    08/03/2016 10:58:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sarah Laskow
    Crowns made for the electro-jazz band Dagadana. (Photo: Third Roosters/–Ę—Ä–Ķ—ā—Ė –ü—Ė–≤–Ĺ—Ė)Back before the traditions of Eastern Europe were changed by war and Communism, as a young girl grew up in Ukraine, she would be allowed to decorate her hair, simply at first, with flowers, ribbons, and tendrils of green. In the summer, the flowers would be fresh; in the winter, they might be made of paper or cloth. Once the girl wanted to announce that she was ready for courtship, she would put on a much more elaborate headdress of flowers. When she found a man to marry, her friends...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 29, 2016

    07/29/2016 2:22:50 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 94 replies
    freerepublic | July 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 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...
  • Islamic gang storm nudist pool shouting 'Allahu Akbar' vowing to 'eradicate' 'slut' women

    07/28/2016 11:16:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 49 replies
    express.co.uk/ ^ | Jul 28, 2016 | Tom Parfitt & Monika Pallenberg
    The Muslim men reportedly stormed the pool shouting 'Allahu Akbar' threatening to "eradicate" women for insulting them with their bare bodies. The incident occurred at the naturist arer of the Strandbad Xantener SŁdsee in Geldern in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Wednesday last week - two days after an Afghan refugee attacked five people on a train in Bavaria and four days before an Isis supporter blew himself up at a wine bar in the small town of Ansbach. The incident was the latest in a series of assaults at swimming areas across the country where sexually repressed young...
  • Regulators move to limit wildlife deaths from misuse of deadly fly killer

    07/25/2016 6:15:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Science ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Nala Rogers
    The fly bait companies opposed that solution, however, and instead reached a compromise with EPA in April 2015. By early 2017, the agreement calls for the companies to stop distributing methomyl fly baits to general retailers such as hardware stores, and to stop making small containers. Farm supply stores will still be able to sell larger 4.5- and 18-kilogram containers, which will come with new warning labels and explanatory pamphlets. The companies and EPA plan to monitor reports of misuse through 2020, and further restrict use to licensed applicators if incidents arenít ďsignificantly reduced.Ē The maker of one of the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 22, 2016

    07/22/2016 9:11:22 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 56 replies
    freerepublic | July 22, 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...
  • Any Hints on Installing a Soaker Hose Configuration in My Garden?

    07/20/2016 7:35:36 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 39 replies
    Soaker Hose Kit I just got | 7/20/16 | Me, Myself, & I
    I am tired of having to waste time positioning a sprinkler, turning off the water and moving the sprinkler a little to the left, a little to the right, etc. so that it hits all parts of the garden but does not spray the front of the building. So, I am going to the soaker hose solution. I'll just turn on the water and voila! Garden gets watered. I just acquired a 100' soaker hose kit to water my garden. It has 20 little T-s, male parts, female parts, and who knows, maybe some transgender parts, too. Haven't looked over...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 15, 2016

    07/15/2016 3:20:00 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 180 replies
    freerepublic | July 15, 2016 | greeneyes
    Posted on ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎32‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by 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...
  • Queen Hillary Chooses Joy Behar To Be King

    07/14/2016 11:45:38 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 6 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 7/14/2016 | blueunicorn6
    It's official! Sources from inside the Queen Hillary camp leaked today! After they were done relieving themselves, they also let a secret slip out. But then, isn't Queen Hillary known for letting secrets slip out? Queen Hillary has selected Joy Behar to be our King! Queen Hillary said, "I wanted a man who is a loud-mouthed idiot with a moustache and that narrowed it down to Joy Behar though I did look at Ruth Ginsburg, too." Queen Hillary also announced drug king Joaquin Guzman as her selection for Attorney General. "He understands my way of doing business", the Queen said....
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 8, 2016

    07/08/2016 1:32:57 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 97 replies
    freerepublic | July 8, 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...
  • Comey is a genius

    07/06/2016 5:45:01 AM PDT · by Travis T. OJustice · 145 replies
    If Comey had recommended prosecution, they may have gone ahead and had a trial and cleared her, thereby making it impossible she could ever be tried again due to double jeopardy. As it is now, the next administration could come along and prosecute, as the statute of limitations would not have run out.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 1, 2016

    07/01/2016 2:29:24 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    freerepublic | July 1, 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 JUNE 24, 2016

    06/24/2016 2:33:36 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 86 replies
    greeneyes | June 24, 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...
  • Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut-khorasan wheat finds study

    06/20/2016 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.bakeryandsnacks.com ^ | 15 Feb 2016 | Vince Bamford
    Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
  • Clemson's first harvest of ancient Southern wheat exceeds expectations

    06/20/2016 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06-20-2016 | by Jim Melvin & Provided by: Clemson University
    Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Credit: Scott Miller / Clemson University ================================================================================================= The first step of an ongoing-process designed to bring a valuable heirloom wheat back from the brink of extinction has been completed with flying colors. Last month, Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from...
  • Vintner mentor needed.

    06/19/2016 6:49:49 PM PDT · by killermosquito · 34 replies
    Killermosquito
    I've started a vineyard, 7 vines in 42 feet of space. All seedless and I'm in NC. I'm trying to decide what wire and post configuration to use. So far I have 3 eight feet posts that are 2 feet deep. Should I go with T on top of each or just 2 wires at 5.5 feet ant a second wire about 18 inches beneath it. Suggestions?
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 17, 2016

    06/17/2016 4:11:41 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 85 replies
    freerepublic | June 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...
  • Ancient, still-edible chunk of butter unearthed in Irish bog

    06/14/2016 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published June 14, 2016 | By James Rogers
    The 2,000 year-old bog butter found in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1 (Cavan County Museum/Copper Tree Photography). ============================================================================================ Would you eat ancient butter? A 2,000-year-old 20-pound chunk of butter has been unearthed from a peat bog in Ireland, which is said to still be edible. The large lump of butter was discovered by farmer Jack Conway while cutting turf for fuel in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1. The strange rugby-ball shaped object was buried about 16 feet down in the bog. Conway quickly realized that he had found what is known as Ďbog butterí and contacted...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 10, 2016

    06/10/2016 4:16:42 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 200 replies
    freerepublic | June 10, 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...