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Gardening Section: Yea or Nay?

gardening Section: Yea or Nay?   11 members have voted

  1. 1. Would you like to see a new section just for gardening and it's related content?

  2. 2. What sub sections would you like to see in the gardening section?

    • Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs
    • Flowers
    • Beekeeping
    • Soil & Amendments
    • Canning & Preservation
    • Other (please explain in a post)

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Posted (edited)

This is my first poll, so I hope I did it right.  I'm just trying to get a feel for how people would respond to a gardening section on the OB

Edited by Brother Stafford

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I voted, and it appears to be working great. Good job!

One question...I also voted for "Soil and amendments". Would fertilization fall under "amendments"? I would be interested in hearing what others use to fertilize with and how they incorporate it.

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2 minutes ago, No Nicolaitans said:

I voted, and it appears to be working great. Good job!

One question...I also voted for "Soil and amendments". Would fertilization fall under "amendments"? I would be interested in hearing what others use to fertilize with and how they incorporate it.

Thanks for voting!  Yes, fertilization would fall under amendments.  If you bury your firearms, that would be the second amendment (bwaa haa!).  Composting, mineral dust and things like that would also fall into that category.

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21 minutes ago, Brother Stafford said:

 If you bury your firearms,

I think I'll be okay as long as they're not loaded (when I bury them) and don't use ammonium nitrate to fertilize them...

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I voted yes and included checks for Vegetables, etc. and Soil & Amendments. I would like to know/see if folks have used these home soil testers. Also, the wife and I are seriously considering a raised garden...backs are getting older and don't stoop as well as in the past. I think its a great idea you never know when the Fed. might begin cracking down on Christians.

I should have checked Canning and preservation too. I'm interested in hearing thoughts about 'freeze-drying.'

33 minutes ago, No Nicolaitans said:

I think I'll be okay as long as they're not loaded (when I bury them) and don't use ammonium nitrate to fertilize them...

 

56 minutes ago, Brother Stafford said:

If you bury your firearms, that would be the second amendment (bwaa haa!).  

Then a category for proper lubrication and storage containers may be appropriate.

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17 minutes ago, Alan said:

Beekeeping is what I'm interested in.

I've been studying up on it for a while now and I hope to start my first hive this year.  Like anything that has to do with working directly with God's creation, one has to sift through quite a bit of hippy-dippy info/people to get information.

Here is a fellow who is a bit kooky, but he really knows what he's talking about.  He uses the top bar hive method: Les Crowder talks about Top Bar Hives.

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Thank you. I looked at part of the video  and will look at more when I have time.

I had one bee hive (long ago), but, due to excessive spraying in the area the bees died. Excessive spraying is common everywhere we live. Coupled with other problems; I have not re-started with any new hives as yet.

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7 hours ago, Alan said:

Thank you. I looked at part of the video  and will look at more when I have time.

I had one bee hive (long ago), but, due to excessive spraying in the area the bees died. Excessive spraying is common everywhere we live. Coupled with other problems; I have not re-started with any new hives as yet.

Yes, spraying is one of the things that contributes to what they are calling Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) amongst bees.  They either die directly from the pesticides or the chemicals interfere with their orientation and they can't find their ways back to their hives.  Many experts also claim that the increased presence of cellular signals also interferes with their orientation.

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Posted (edited)

Does anyone believe that talking to their plants/trees helps them produce?

Edited by Invicta

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13 minutes ago, Invicta said:

Does anyone believe that talking to their plants/trees helps them produce?

Only if they have ears. :15_1_63:

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20 minutes ago, Invicta said:

Does anyone believe that talking to their plants/trees helps them produce?

Are you kidding me?  Has someone been reading The Secret Life of Plants?

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I don't know but Prince Charles speaks to his plants.

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14 minutes ago, Jim_Alaska said:

Only if they have ears. :15_1_63:

So it works with corn?

2 minutes ago, Invicta said:

I don't know but Prince Charles speaks to his plants.

Prince Charles is hardly worthy of consideration on very many subjects.

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15 minutes ago, Jim_Alaska said:

Only if they have ears. :15_1_63:

Fish don't have ears but they hear each other

3 minutes ago, DaveW said:

So it works with corn?

Prince Charles is hardly worthy of consideration on very many subjects.

That is true.

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Well, when we exhale, we breathe out carbon dioxide. Plants take in carbon dioxide. So, in that way I think it's beneficial...but, then, I'm a woman. =D   Every once in a while I will wipe the leaves of my two indoor plants and I will talk to them. But, hey - I have an empty nest, no dog, and no grandchildren, so give me some slack. hehehe

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Hmmm...I don't know. You better believe that I talk bad to our grass every time I cut it...the stuff grows anyway...

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On ‎3‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 2:07 PM, No Nicolaitans said:

Hmmm...I don't know. You better believe that I talk bad to our grass every time I cut it...the stuff grows anyway...

lol, true nuff.

 

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On 3/7/2017 at 11:22 PM, HappyChristian said:

Well, when we exhale, we breathe out carbon dioxide. Plants take in carbon dioxide. So, in that way I think it's beneficial...but, then, I'm a woman. =D   Every once in a while I will wipe the leaves of my two indoor plants and I will talk to them. But, hey - I have an empty nest, no dog, and no grandchildren, so give me some slack. hehehe

What every plant needs; fellowship and an abundant supply of CO2........:15_1_63:

With all the stuff we have going right now, and having to fix my tiller, I got a late start on my garden. Planted it Thursday evening. But I already have cream peas, zipper peas, butter peas, blue lake beans, yellow squash and okra coming up. I'll check it again when I get home. Waiting on the egg plants, zuccini, and butternut squash to emerge.

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On 2017-5-1 at 11:28 PM, heartstrings said:

What every plant needs; fellowship and an abundant supply of CO2........:15_1_63:

With all the stuff we have going right now, and having to fix my tiller, I got a late start on my garden. Planted it Thursday evening. But I already have cream peas, zipper peas, butter peas, blue lake beans, yellow squash and okra coming up. I'll check it again when I get home. Waiting on the egg plants, zuccini, and butternut squash to emerge.

I have not heard of Butter Peas.  We have Butter Beans, which I believe you call Lima Beans,  and the French call Spanish Beands.  French have butter beans which are a cream version of dwarf beans,  All very confusing.

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4 hours ago, Invicta said:

I have not heard of Butter Peas.  We have Butter Beans, which I believe you call Lima Beans,  and the French call Spanish Beands.  French have butter beans which are a cream version of dwarf beans,  All very confusing.

They're essentially a little fat butter bean. Not a pea at all.

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