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» Does MM improve with age?
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Thumbs Up????

10/16/2017, 8:34 am by brianj555

When I give someone a thumbs up for offering me helpful information, do they see it?  I see that I have given it to them with a "1" beside the thumbs up button.  When I don't have anything to say, other than "Thank you for that Info" I give them a thumbs up.  I am just checking because I don't want these people who have been helpful to think I am ignoring them.  
Can anyone explain the …

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Today's Harvest

6/24/2017, 3:36 pm by sanderson

I know some of you have great harvests so I thought I would start this thread.  Here's my little harvest today, the 6th day of over 100*F.  I never would have thought I could get overwhelmed with Muncher cucumbers!  There are still 6 in the refrig.  The 2 at the top of the photo have deformatives.

In this heat, these could have been …

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Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?

9/25/2017, 6:09 pm by brianj555

I scooped out almost all the coffee grounds out of a used kurig pod, filled it with MM and dropped in a couple tomato seeds.  I just moisted the top and put it in about a half inch of water inside a plastic cup. Once the pod is used their is a small hole in the bottom already.  Not sure if it will work and I doubt very seriously if it does that I'll be able to actually grow the plant, but I …

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Does MM improve with age?

10/14/2017, 2:57 pm by countrynaturals

My OSFG is much better this year (2nd year). I'm sure it's due to all the added, aged organic matter over the past 12 months. Does MM do the same or is it great from the very start? geek

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TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer

10/2/2016, 12:31 am by trolleydriver

trolleydriver wrote:
landarch wrote:... Here's an interesting DIY digital compost thermometer for cheap...

http://www.instructables.com/id/2-DIY-compost-thermometer-build/

Thanks Landarch for the link to that DIY compost thermometer.

I have ordered 3 digital refrigerator thermometers from a seller on Ebay. The total cost is around $5 Canadian with free shipping from Hong Kong. Downside is uncertain delivery time ... …


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Tomato Questions

6/12/2017, 5:45 pm by shargets healthy

Hi everyone,
I'm new and not sure if I am posting this in the right spot. 

1.  I would like to know how to go about using Epsom salts for my tomatoes.  Do I put the Epsom salts right in the dirt or do I mix it with water and if so what ratio?

2.  Would it be alright to plant nasturtiums at the base of my tomatoes.  I know that nasturtiums can attract aphids.  Not sure if that is a good …

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First time growing corn

6/18/2017, 4:51 pm by bigblue94

Hello everyone getting ready to plant some corn and have some questions.

1. i have a 4 x 6 box do i plant all the corn at once or do something else

2. i know that corn is a heavy feeder do i add something while planting and do i need to add anything during the growing of the corn

thanks for your help.

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Disappointed...Italian Long Hots...and tomatoes

10/7/2017, 3:05 pm by hammock gal

Well, I went back to the farm stand today, to see if they had any of the Italian Long Hots that I bought there before. And there they were, baskets full of them! So I bought a bunch and some tomatoes for a salad. I got home and I couldn't wait to taste the peppers after all this time. But oh no...it was not meant to be. These peppers are all hot. HOT!!! And not even flavorful like a habanero, …

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Amaranth

6/4/2010, 8:13 pm by Megan

As far as I know, no one has tried to grow Amaranth in a SFG before, so I thought I would post here every once in a while to describe my experience with it.

I've never grown it, but when I saw it in the Baker Seeds catalog while dreaming of my SFG for this year, I wanted to try it. Mainly for fun, but also because I was curious to see if I could get a useful amount of grain in a small space. …

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