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Gardening (General/Chat)

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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 26, 2017

    05/26/2017 5:44:18 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 46 replies
    freerepublic | 05/26/2017 | 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 MAY 19, 2017

    05/19/2017 3:39:17 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 127 replies
    freerepublic | May 19, 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 MAY 12, 2017

    05/12/2017 5:20:31 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 54 replies
    freerepublic | 5/12/2017 | 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...
  • The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast

    05/07/2017 7:28:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 18, 2017 | Louis Sahagun
    The trees that shade, cool and feed people from Ventura County to the Mexican border are dying so fast that within a few years itís possible the region will look, feel, sound and smell much less pleasant than it does now.ďWeíre witnessing a transition to a post-oasis landscape in Southern California,Ē says Greg McPherson, a supervisory research forester with the U.S. Forest Service who has been studying what he and others call an unprecedented die-off of the trees greening Southern Californiaís parks, campuses and yards. Botanists in recent years have documented insect and disease infestations as theyíve hop-scotched about the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 5, 2017

    05/05/2017 7:39:19 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 65 replies
    freerepublic | May 5, 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...
  • Raising chickenz

    05/03/2017 8:18:45 PM PDT · by djf · 80 replies
    Well my neighbor next door owned this piece of property that he had to basically repossess. Left on it was a box, a large rectangular box, with a pitched roof and a light inside. So he offered it to me because I had helped him in getting the property set up and I said Sure! and we hauled it to my place and put it set up on concrete blocks about 18 inches high. It has two doors on the front of it that lock at the top and fold open for access. There is little doubt it was a...
  • Female dragonflies fake death to avoid lusting males

    04/30/2017 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 56 replies
    New Atlas ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nick Layars
    Rassim Khelifa was standing by a pond in the Swiss Alps collecting insect eggs one day, when he noticed something strange. A dragonfly being hotly pursued by another suddenly took a dive and crashed to the ground, seemingly dead on the spot, before springing back to life and making a grand escape once the coast was clear. The observations that followed confirmed a previously unknown phenomenon Ė the insect had faked its death to give a wannabe lover the slip. Khelifa, a biologist at the University of Zurich, had spent the summers of 2014 and 2015 gathering the eggs of...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 28, 2017

    04/28/2017 6:38:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 51 replies
    freerepublic | April 28, 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...
  • Remember the shopping malls of the early 1980s

    04/28/2017 6:15:53 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 106 replies
    Back to the Crabtree Mall. It was the best thing going back in the early 1980s. The main anchors were Ann & Hope, Lechmere and Zayre's with a nice food court that included the ubiquitous Orange Julius, Mrs Field's cookies, Auntie Jenn's Pretzels and some Chinese fast food joint in which you could get a heaping plate of rice and meat with Chinese women standing outside of it offering free samples of stuff on toothpicks. What was not to like? Another anchor was Sears & Roebuck which was quite the store and they had dungarees, lawn mowers, washing machines and...
  • How do we adjust in an age of migrants on the move? (Plants)

    04/24/2017 9:25:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Daily Astorian ^ | Matt Winters
    The plant worldís annual race beginsIf dandelions were hard to grow, weíd pay $2.49 for a slender package of seeds and hold festivals in their honor. Thereís often a fine line between what we define as a weed or esteem as a pretty little flower. This distinction is front of mind this time of year as the plant worldís annual race begins for real, everything busting out into bud and bloom over the next few weeks. It would take a lot of willpower to pull off with a straight face, but we just might get away with redefining our luxuriant...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 21, 2017

    04/21/2017 1:29:08 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 128 replies
    freerepublic | 4/21/2017 | 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...
  • What to eat for breakfast if you want to have a productive day

    04/19/2017 6:38:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    www.news.com.au ^ | April 19, 2017 3:02pm Aussie Time | Hannah Ferrett
    THE saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day ó but apparently only if you eat the right thing. Those hoping to hear the full English is the way forward will be sorely disappointed too. According to William Cole, who specialises in nutrition, what we should be eating first thing is a little more unusual. He told Mind, Body, Green that a breakfast crammed with fat is the key to maintaining energy levels throughout the day, and eating this way will make you more productive.
  • Which Weeds Are Edible?

    04/18/2017 1:54:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    Scarsdale10583 ^ | CYNTHIA ROBERTS | MONDAY, 17 APRIL 2017
    "Wildman Steve Brill" served the audience dandelions, chickweed and onion grass during his presentation on edible weeds at the Scarsdale Public Library on March 31. Steve Brill has been foraging, or gathering wild foods, for over 35 years. Early on he was arrested and handcuffed by undercover park rangers for eating a dandelion in Central Park. Subsequently, after his educating the New York City Parks Department, they hired him to give public foraging tours in Central Park. We dipped corn chips into a delightful pesto made with garlic mustard. Garlic mustard (scientific name Alliaria petiolata) came from Europe and parts...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 14, 2017

    04/14/2017 7:22:31 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    freerepublic | 4/14/2017 | 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...
  • [Satire] Travelocity Demands Investigation Into United Airlines Incident

    04/12/2017 11:54:15 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 12 April 2017 | COBOL2Java
    The popular travel discount company Travelocity is calling for an investigation after its Gnome spokesperson was severely mistreated today by a private security detail associated with United Airlines. The incident began when the "Roaming Gnome" was scheduled to film a new commercial in New York City. He was seated in the plane when a United employee announced that, due to overbooking, four passengers had to be bumped from the flight. United offered seats on a next-day flight, along with an extra bag of peanuts. When no one took the offer, they upped the offer to a seat with extra leg...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 7 ON APRIL 8, 2017

    04/08/2017 12:16:55 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 129 replies
    freerepublic | 4/8/2017 | 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 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...
  • IHOP Pancakes Recipe(copycat)

    04/05/2017 11:32:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    life-in-the-lofthouse.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Holly
    I have to admit it. I love me some IHOP pancakes. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals to eat at restaurants, though it’s funny, because I’m normally a savory foods girl. I like to order chicken fried steak, bacon or eggs. BUT there’s always an exception when we go to IHOP. I always get their pancakes. They are amazeballs! I found this copycat version from a blog off Pinterest and read all the reviews. They were all great and everyone said they loved them. Some commented they were better than IHOP’s. So that was the seller to me. I...
  • I Got Dumped On

    04/01/2017 10:32:33 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 53 replies
    Rubbish | 4/1/2017 | blueunicorn6
    "In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." Young men spend a lot of time thinking of love. I sure did when I was a young man. Spring would come with Daffodils and Robins and me having thoughts of love. Of course, I was having thoughts of love in Summer, Fall and Winter, too, but Spring really seemed to bring out the thoughts of love in me. I grew up in the 70s and the girls wore Hot Pants. Hot Pants seemed to bring out the thoughts of love in me, too. I'd like to...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 31, 2017

    03/31/2017 4:36:55 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 93 replies
    freerepublic | 3/31/2017 | 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 MARCH 25, 2017

    03/25/2017 7:21:25 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 74 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...