In the Garden----Out of the Garden

Hosted by Bob Wakeman
Group active since Thu, Aug 25, 2011

this is the place to share what you grow in the garden. How you grow it. What you do with your harvest.
The best produce is what you grow.I have had a garden for years. So if you grow a garden this is the place for you from old pro to just starting.
Lets talk abought what we grow and how we use what we grow.


he top cook for the week contest.

By Bob Wakeman
10 Hours Ago
This is for all you great gardner's. For the last 3 yeas we have a top cook contest. It is open to all that are in our group.
This ear it will start on April 13th and end on Oct.17th.

The rules for the contest will be posted the last part of March so they will be fresh in your mind... There are going to be a few changes to the rules this year..

May every one join in the fun with this fun contest. May you all be blessed each day.

Forgive me for not doing this earler.

By Bob Wakeman
Tuesday at 11:23 PM
Welcome to all our new mwmbers. hAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR GARDEN, WEATHER YOU HAVE A LARGE GARDEN OR A SMALL on. Ask away. There is some one her to help.

I want to thank you all for joining our group. You are most welcome to jump right in..

This years recipe contest.

By Bob Wakeman
Tuesday at 11:15 PM
We will be starting this years contest on April 6th. There will be some new rules. an some things will be tweeked. If any of my old judges read this please PM me and let me know if you are still wanting to be a judge this year. If any one is interested in being a judge please PM me so I have a list

Keep watching I will be posting the rules in the next to weeks.. When are you all wanting me to post the new veggie, fruit, or other ingredient each week. Also if you have an idea for an ingredient. Please PM me with them. Contest will run till the end of Oct..

Cold frames.

By Bob Wakeman
Tuesday at 10:44 PM
How many use cold frames to set out plants to harden off? What do you make yours out of? I use bales of straw and an old window. I try to get my starters out the last of march. That way I can give them 3 weeks to harden off.. Some times if I know it is going to get very cold out at night I will put a heat lamp on top. I have lost some seedlings in the past because I for got to set the heat lamp out over them. Since I have 3 cold frames I stager the plants. That way if it does get realy cold out at night I don't loos every thing.

Sprouted bread and grain milling

By Deb Crane
Tuesday at 7:12 PM
I thought this should go in it's own thread seeing as I was talking about it under a different thread. I mentioned I wanted to get a grain mill. I've been looking into it for some time now, and recently discovered a recipe for sprouted bread. I have seen other recipes, but this one made sense to me! lol If you sprout the grains, there is no need to grind them into flour. The value of nutrients far out weighs flour as well. I will keep notes and take pictures as I progress. I love kitchen experiments! :)

If anyone is interested, this is the site with the recipe I am trying.
I might go with adding some flour as this seems like a very hard core bread! :0

We were talking about how a friend of mine can eat non GMO pesticide free wheat (she is intolerant) and she is fine with eating this type of grain. Speaks volumes, I'd say! I am not intolerant, but simply for the health values, I am trying to switch over to more natural ways.
I will keep posting as it progresses. :)

Cold frames set out.

By Bob Wakeman
Tuesday at 1:49 AM
Got my cold frames set out last week. Then we get 7 inches of snow. Yesterday's high was 35. Today it is to get to 55, rain falling temps then 2-3inch snow fall to night. Just love the transfer of winter to spring. I have some starter plants that I want to put in the cold frames by mid March. I am to get my garden soil for the garden boxes by the 3rd week of march.. Just love March to death...


By Cindy Rice
Sunday at 6:44 PM
Okay..these are growing in our property around our lilac bush..they must've been planted by the woman who left us the property and house when she passed..QUESTION !!.. Anyone know what it is??..

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By Bonnie D.
Friday at 1:35 PM

I just added 10 Simple Salads in this thread, 40 more to follow.

Salad weather will be here before you know it, so run over to my SALADS group and print these quickies off!