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  • Using the Forums and Blogs, Read this first!

    FAQ about using the Forums & Blogs Forums and Threads: Sealed envelope: This means that particular thread has not changed since your last visit. Open envelope: This means there have been new posts to the thread since you last visited GG. Sticky: This is what moderators use to attach a… More

  • Harvesting and Using Fresh Cantalope

    Harvesting and Using Fresh Cantaloupe By Brenda Hyde Cantaloupe, is a muskmelon, as are the Casaba, honeydew, Persian and Crenshaw melons. Growing up I loved cantaloupe more than watermelon. Now, my daughter who is three, can eat half a cantaloupe at a time and definitely rivals my love of this… More

  • compost bin

    ...apses for easier moving. Now I won't have to keep using my old wash machine tub. :0 More

  • Composting without a garden

    ...pletely ridiculous idea to try and start a little compost heap, maybe outside in the grounds of our flat? How long do you have to leave it before it… More

  • I just posted a blog, go see it?? Using mirrors to direct light

    ...a County! I posted a blog asking for advice about using mirrors to direct sunlight onto my garden box which receives no direct light during the winter months. I'm still getting aquainted with this site- should have perhaps posted… More

  • Neighbors cats using my beds for litter boxes!

    I have a problem I'm hoping someone can help me with. We recently moved from the country, in East Texas, where we did not have a problem with neighbor's pets. We now live in a residental neighborhood, where many neighbor's allow their pet cats to roam at night. I have… More

  • Using lime

    Hello, Last year, I added some lime to my tomatoe plants and they grew beautifully. Can anybody tell me if there are other veggies that I can add lime to that will assist in the growing? More

  • A Beginner’s Guide To Saving Tomato Seeds Using Fermentation

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  • danger of using olive oil / garlic in canned salsa recipe?

    I canned my first salsa batch using the hot water method. I added garlic and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to my 1/2 gal of chopped tomatos, onions and chili and vinegar. Will the olive oil and garlic make this recipe dangerous? Should I discard the 6 pints of salsa? More

  • Using last years marigold seeds will they revert?

    I collected lots of seeds from last years Marigolds (shop bought and grown from seed). I have heard that they may revert to their ancestral type - is this true? I don't want to waste time planting seeds that produce different flowers... Can anyone help me? More

  • Composting Shredded Paper w/ Ink

    ...l for composting? I've heard something about only using inks that are vegetable-based. More

  • "Compost Smoothies"

    ...kitchen blender at the Salvation Army Store. I am using it to chop up kitchen waste before adding it to the compost tumbler. I put egg shells, veggie peelings, etc, in the blender, add a little rain barrel water and hit the puree button on the… More

  • filling up a big hole in the yard

    I had a pond in the yard..in the ground. My ex husband was going to reline it and he moved all the fish to a kiddie pool. We divorced before the hole was filled. I am happy with the fish and plants in the pool, but the hole was not… More

  • composting for apartment living

    ...se their food scraps. Is there any compact way of composting? Do worm farms work the same way, and are they small enough for an apartment? thanks for any help! More

  • Hi! I'm a new member

    ...year live in my house.I have so far make my first compost from kitchen scrapes. And Made a compost tumbler with the help of my husband.this summer I started a worm bin.I also took 2 large Rubbermade storage containers and… More

  • Insect life?

    How much insect life is normal in a compost bin? I have a 100 gal plastic storage bin with about 200 dime sized drainage holes drilled in the top sides and bottom. I have only turned my compost a few times all summer. But i did yesterday and a watermelon… More

  • Master Gardener Program

    I am so excited! In two weeks I am going to be taking classes in a Master Gardener Program! I knew that it was coming but I could not afford the $165 tuition. Then the classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9p.m. This at the same time of year… More

  • Pistacio nut shells?

    ... too hard? The area where I do this stays full of worms thanks to the previous owners. When I do get to really start back on my tiny… More

  • Container Potatoes

    ... going to give it a try, here's my plan I will be using a 24"-28" wide x 24"-28" deep plastic barrel cut in half. Going to put about 8" good compost in the bottom cover with 2" compost and when they sprout and start to the top I… More

  • Bin

    ...lities sells them and I found someone who was not using theirs! I LOVE CRAIGSLIST!! LOL! More

  • bunny litter?

    ...ed. I know on the bunny forums, people talk about using the litter in their yards. Yay or nay? I guess if anything else, I could put it in a compost pile? More

  • The Dark Side of Earthworms

    ...letter that i get in email. The Dark Side of Earthworms Ask a gardener what creature of the earth does the most to enrich our soil and the answer is most likely to be ... the earthworm. I have a worm-composting bin in my basement… More

  • Good salad dressing using Olive oil

    ...ve a good recipe to make homemade salad dressings using olive oil. I was told to cut back on my bad fats. Oh darn. More

  • using vines to shield deck from sun

    ...o the middle floor which is 8' off the ground and using the building for the rear side. I am hoping someone has some advice for… More

  • A Few??s from a Compost Newbie

    ...e says, I am a relative compost newbie, and could use any advice. We started our compost bin this spring -- it's a black plastic, covered bin with rows of ventilation holes at regular intervals (bought from Gardens Alive on sale). We add coffee grounds and… More

  • Making an attractive compost bin

    I'm getting ready to launch my composting endeavor, and I'd like to build my own compost bin. I don't know if this is a tall order, but I'd like something that is a little more aesthetically pleasing than giant plastic storage tubs. I was thinking about going with wood, building… More

  • how much compost?

    Ok so my flower bed is 12ft by 6ft. How much compost would you add to a clay soil? More

  • Compost...

    Bins and tumblers I think are ok for folks who live on city lots, have limited space and all. For folks like me who have bitten off more than they can chew in terms of garden space, such things are not sufficient. At a former property I had big maple… More

  • Need help fixing my compost bin

    They are definitely earthworms - but I thought a compost should get hot? Not hot enough to deter worms? Is it bad that the compost is very heavy and wet? THe size does shrink, so I'm assuming that means the organic material is breaking down... STacey More

  • Worms

    ...out, I got it in a gardening email this am.. Earthworm Castings Repel Insects It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do earthworm castings prevent soilborne… More

  • My compost pile

    ...ng... Yea.... I was turning it the other day, a mouse ran out from underneath and then I saw at the end of my pitch fork a smaller one.. :( I didn't see it yesterday, maybe they moved. I have to… More

  • What worms are these?

    These worms show up every year and attack my yellow loosestrife. Other perennials are nearby, but they are left alone. What are they and how do I keep them from returning? More



  • Worms

    ... oak tree in the back yard. A week or so ago, the worms came. They swing on their silky web and have decided to attach themselves to our back porch. Does anyone know what they are and how… More

  • Worms on Mulberries

    ..., but every year there are these itty bitty white worms on the berries. I have tried washing even soaking them with a plate to weight them down but the worms are still there. I have heard that silk worms are attracted to Mulberries, but… More

  • Little green worms

    ... backyard and see little green almost fluorescent worms. Can anyone tell me if these are good, bad or whether I should try to get rid of them or keep them? Thanks in advance.............. More

  • Citrus Compost.

    I have been warned against using citrus in compost pile. I have been throwing all types of citrus in there. What are the affects? Does it make my compost more acidic? Do the rinds just take a long time to compost? More

  • compost heap

    ... behind my garden that i dump any thing that will compost. Does any one else do this ? Every spring i have compost i add to the garden. Really don't have a weed problem doing it this way. More

  • Watering using old bottles

    ...ter size, with either tiny holes in the bottom or using string as a wick, and then watering buy topping up the bottles instead of using lots of water. It is supposed to save a… More

  • sweet tea using stevia?

    Has any tried to make sweet tea using stevia? I've heard it is much sweeter than sugar and zero calories. But the "truvia" thats out now is so expensive! I've bought some stevia plants but not sure what to do with the leaves to use them for a sweetener. More

  • Worms on tomatoes

    These are not the tomatoe hornworms which we all know and love. These are a smaller green worm that`s eating the fruit itself. They`re drilling holes big enough to stick my thumb in.I`ve never seen such a thing in my 20 years of gardening. Anyone have any ideas? More


    ...f soil being turned over, I was shocked, No Earth Worms but GRUBS, yes Grub Worms and about 9-10 with that one little shovel of soil, Nowhere near a square… More

  • Worms in Gooseberries

    ...b-like something and the neighboring berries have worms in them. Has anybody any idea what kind of worm that could be… More

  • Worms in Gooseberries

    ...b-like something and the neighboring berries have worms in them. Has anybody any idea what kind of worm that could be… More

  • Little green worms

    Every year I get these small green worms in my petunias. They are about1/2 to 1" long and about as large in diameter as a piece of spagehetti. My flowers are in a hanging basket. I've tried spraying with sevin and rose & flower spray with no luck. Any ideas? More

  • grub worms

    ...ng and or turning the compost a bit and seen grub worms in it. Is this going to pose as a problem? I have seen them in there before, but when I go to mulch a few things over in the winter with the compost I look… More