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THERE IS STILL TIME TO GROW THESE FROM SEED
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According to this gardening video (What Vegetables Can I Still Plant in August? IN ANY CLIMATE), there's still time (60 days before first frost) to grow these FROM SEED: ... read more

HOW TO RESCUE A GARDEN DESTROYED BY GRAZON CONTAMINATION
( life / health / food / home-garden )

We have about 80 acres in pasture. Four years ago, our co-op started a spraying program. Having horses, Grazon was recommended. I was told it was safe for the horses to stay in the pasture while it was sprayed and even ok for the horses to eat while still wet. I was never told not to compost the ma... read more

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR YARD BY PLANNING AN EDIBLE LANDSCAPE
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(Natural News) A home garden is a must-have for any prepper. Even if you live in a small house or apartment, you can grow vegetables and herbs on a window sill or in containers like pots or buckets. With some planning, you can also turn your yard into an edible landscape before SHTF. (h/t to TheSur... read more

THERE, I FIXED IT
( life / home-garden / chores / humor )

Handymen/women at their finest ... read more

BACKYARD WEED THAT MIGHT REPLACE ALL YOUR MEDICATIONS
( life / health / food / home-garden )

A powerful, pesky weed can potentially replace all of your medications, and it's probably growing in your backyard. Backyard Weed That Might Replace ALL Your Medications... read more

PERMACULTURE & DECENTRALIZATION WITH PENNY LIVINGSTON
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The Conscious Resistance Network presents: The Activation Episode 3: Permaculture 38; Decentralization with Penny Livingston In the 3rd episode of The Activation, Derrick Broze talks with Penny Livingston, a permaculture teacher, activist, and public speaker. Derrick and Penny...... read more

ON THE SUBJECT OF BIDETS
( culture / humor / home-garden )

Hilarious conversation I came across on thegatewaypundit in the comment section of an article...No toilet paper for you!I have a bidet. Best investment eva!How do you dry your crack?It has a built in blow (heated) dryer.Holy moly! I'm slumming it with my basic... read more

COUNTERTOP DISHWASHER
( education / tech / home-garden / appliances )

Cool! Tetra countertop dishwasher "made for small spaces." The only dishwasher that doesn't require plumbing. Engineered for small spaces. And now a CES 2019 Best Of Innovation Award Honoree." ... read more

WANT TO HELP BEES? LEAVE THE DANDELIONS ALONE THIS SPRING
( life / health / environment / home-garden )

The British Ecological Society is encouraging people to mow around dandelions, buttercups, and other flowering weeds to help pollinators.... ... read more

WINTER ORANGES IN NEBRASKA
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Amazing. Nebraska retiree uses Earth's heat to grow oranges in snow... See v ZD-3-gsgsnkWinter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20 176;F (the record low is -40 176;F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows orang... read more

ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES AND BEES TO YOUR GARDEN BY REDUCING WI-FI
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Attract butterflies and bees to your garden, reduce wi-fi. A happy garden is a wireless-free garden. Decades of research has already determined that plants and insects as well as animals and people are harmed by exposure to wireless radiation. ... read more

EASIEST CONTAINER-FRIENDLY FOOD PLANTS
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We've found 35 fruits and vegetables that you can grow in containers. These range from bananas and citrus fruits to tomatoes, cucumbers, and just about anything else that you would normally plant in a larger garden. ... read more

FOLDING CLOTHES
( life / home-garden / chores )

I thought I'd watch some sports while folding clothes (making up for my complete lack of doing chores yesterday). My choices were NBA basketball (where travelling is only called after 6 or 7 steps), bull riding (where I just feel sorry for the bulls), or a dog show (where I just couldn't car... read more

FENCE GUY
( life / home-garden / humor )

So, the wife texts me saying, Fence guy quoted $35500 to do the fence. He's coming out Wednesday. This is a fence repair for a small backyard, not a new thousand acre fence.Me: How much?! Wife (paraphrasing): Oops, I left out the decimal point!... read more

MILLION POLLINATOR GARDEN CHALLENGE
( life / health / environment / home-garden )

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at a critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and tree... read more

GARDEN THIEVES
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Just finished putting up chicken wire around my strawberries. Elizabeth picked one last night, turned it around to look at it, and discovered that it had been bitten into. We can only assume it was rabbits. "How many were ruined?" I asked. "Four," she said. In my garden, that'... read more

BEE-FRIENDLY PLANTS? THINK AGAIN.
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Good info. I wonder if Ace Hardware stores are any better? Probably need to buy my plants from the farmer's market. Honey bees are up against a lot these days, no thanks to a lack of action from EPA. And new data released today adds to the growing list of concerns for... read more

NEW WASHER
( life / home-garden / appliances )

The new washer was delivered today. I let them take the old one away even though we'd just bought it (used) a week ago. That's right, it lasted just one week. Oh well, we didn't really need that $200 (after tax and delivery), anyway. lt;/sarcasm gt;I say "let them" take it beca... read more

HOUSE CLEANING
( life / home-garden / chores / humor )

While doling out who would be doing what for today's house cleaning project, my wife Tara assigned the following to me: Strip and make the bed. Knowing me, she then felt the need to clarify. "That means strip the bed." I'll just let that sink in for those who don't immediately ... read more

STRUGGLE IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
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No, not just me and my pathetic "crop management." While that's definitely been a struggle, there have apparently been physical altercations going on in the garden, specifically on top of the onions. The tops of those plants - once so proud and erect - are all now bent over. I hope the... read more

GREAT SUCTION
( life / home-garden / chores )

In preparation for the much-anticipated Comcast installation (Internet, not TV), I do as they suggest and clear out a space where I want them to put the cable wall jack. Once I have that space cleared, I decide to vacuum the area. It's almost an instinctive reaction: You clear out a spac... read more

GARDEN IMPROVEMENTS
( life / health / food / home-garden )

I finished up my little rain barrel project yesterday. My three rain barrels used to be underneath the downspout coming off the roof. And that's great for catching the most rain, but the problem was that it is downhill from and not close enough to the garden where it's needed. I've looke... read more

TRIED TO MOW THE LAWN
( life / home-garden / chores )

Well, I tried to mow the lawn, but the lawnmower wouldn't start. I swear. :) It's probably all clogged up from sitting there unused all winter. It was a hand-me-down mower, anyway, probably in need of replacing, but that's just not in the budget right now.Actually, the yard looks better ... read more

I LOST MY TOMATO PLANTS
( life / health / food / home-garden )

We had a freeze Tuesday night, so I lost my tomato plants and probably my cucumbers. :( I replaced those original tomato plants, adding cherry tomatoes, and might have lost those too because, even though I hadn 't planted them yet, I screwed up and left them outside one night when it got below... read more

THIS YEAR'S (2013) VEGETABLE GARDEN
( life / health / food / home-garden )

My checklist for this year's vegetable garden: Soil tilled? Check! Top soil added? Check! Plants bought? Check! Seeds for plants not available for purchase? Check! Plants planted? Check! Now the watering ... and waiting begins! Oh, you're wondering what I planted? Lettuce, room for cabbage... read more

BRITISH TOWN GROWS ALL OF ITS OWN VEGETABLES, IMPROVED CIVIC LIFE
( life / health / food / home-garden )

British town grows all of its own vegetables, witnesses improved civic life and reduced crime as a result When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began installing f... read more

PICK YOUR OWN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FARMS
( life / health / food / home-garden )

This could prove useful as food (and gas) prices soar this coming year: Where to Find Pick-Your-Own Fruit and Vegetable Farms/Orchards for Local, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Pumpkins, Along With Canning, Freezing Preserving Instructions! Find a pick your own farm near ... read more

4 SIMPLE WAYS TO MINIMIZE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS
( life / help / advice / home-garden )

We are addicted to chemicals: bleach, ammonia, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, fabric softener, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, body creams, shave gel, dish soap, antibacterial spray, deodorizer, mildew remover, and the list goes on and... read more

SAFETY FIRST
( life / health / safety / home-garden )

Always wear your safety glasses when mowing the lawn or weed-eating. I didn't today (though I do half the time), and I got hit in the eye with a rock that was launched by the mower blade, bounced off the side of the house, and hit me in the left eye. My first thought after I let go of the mower ... read more

INSTALLED THE NEW DISHWASHER
( life / home-garden / appliances )

I finally got around to installing the new dishwasher that Tara's sister Stephanie mysteriously bought for us. Not sure why, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Seriously, if anyone ever feels like giving me something, feel free! :) Anyway, taking apart the old one (and its hoses) releas... read more

VEGETABLE GARDEN 2010
( life / health / food / home-garden )

Hopefully, this third time is the charm! It (the garden) has begun. See pictures, below. Click to zoom in: - - ... read more

WHAT TO PLANT NOW (MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER)
( life / health / food / home-garden )

Just FYI if you were wondering, 'cuz I was Broccoli. If you live in a warmer climate and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety, you can harvest well into November. Source: What to Plant Now... read more

NEW FENCE
( life / home-garden / chores )

I forgot to mention I built a fence last weekend. It only spans about 12 feet from the side of the house to the retaining wall dividing us from our slightly-uphill neighbor. I've still got to cut a gate into it. Hopefully, I can pull that off. I pulled it off. ... read more


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