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.

Where's Bob?!

By Michelle Rice
18 Hours Ago
Anyone know how Bob is doing? I think of him when I pull out my heavy duty cast iron skillet, that I almost ruined. He helped give me ideas to save it. I'm hoping he is well!

window sill gardening.....

By Joey Wolf
Wednesday, February 3 at 4:00 PM
i've nursed some sweet basil, throughout the winter in a planter on the window sill. today i added the last 2 inches or so, of green onions to the box....the tops will continue to go, and i can snip them for salads, eggs etc; you can also add the bottom end of a celery stalks and they will also grow giving you fresh celery during the last of these winter days......I really NEED to play in the dirt this time of year!

Uses for tes bags

By Deb Crane
Jan 21, 2016
Found on the internet.
While a lot of us enjoy tea for the potential health benefits, did you know that used teabags can be good for your budget, too? Here are a few handy ways to reuse these bags to save, long after your cup is empty!

To soothe minor skin irritations like sunburns, bruises, mosquito bites and cold sores, take a cool damp teabag and press it on the affected area to relieve inflammation and promote healing. You can also use this trick to reduce dark circles and rejuvenate tired, puffy eyes.

Teabags can make great deodorizers, as well. To keep your footwear scent-free, tuck a dried teabag in each shoe overnight to absorb any odors. If you want to freshen up your fridge, there's no need to buy a box of baking soda to keep the smell away. Just place a few teabags into a bowl, and it will do the job.

While you're in the kitchen, you can use a few bags to help remove baked-on grease from your dishes. Just soak the dishes overnight with a few brewed teabags and they'll be much easier to clean the next morning.

Lastly, a few teabags can go a long way when it comes to keeping bugs and rodents out of your home. Mint flavors tend to work best. Simply place them into cupboards, pantries and other problem areas. For extra protection, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to each bag. Mice and bugs hate peppermint.

So don't throw those teabags away. Give these tips a try and you'll see that while the flavor may be in the tea, the savings are in the bag.

Do you unknowingly support Monsanto ?

By Millie Johnson
Jan 14, 2016
The seed giant Monsanto has been buying up seed companies, both regular and organic seed companies. While the seeds may still be non-GMO, you may not want to use those companies since it's putting money in Monsanto's pockets. I know I try my best to avoid that. Money talks in our world, as we all know.

"Many of us are desperate to grow our own food. We seek healthy, non-GMO, organic food. Monsanto, maybe the most evil corporation ever, has quietly been buying seed companies. This will help them to achieve their goal of controlling the entire food supply of the world, while at the same time slowly poisoning billions.

The subject article contains a list of those companies controlled by Monsanto. There is also a list of companies that are not owned or controlled by Monsanto. It shouldn’t be this hard to provide our families with nutritious food, but those days are gone for now."

Audubon Workshop
Breck’s Bulbs
Cook’s Garden
Dege Garden Center
Earl May Seed
E & R Seed Co
Ferry Morse
Flower of the Month Club
Gardens Alive
Germania Seed Co
Garden Trends
Lindenberg Seeds
McClure and Zimmerman Quality Bulb Brokers
Mountain Valley Seed
Park Bulbs
Park’s Countryside Garden
R.H. Shumway
Roots and Rhizomes
Seeds for the World
Seymour’s Selected Seeds
Spring Hill Nurseries
T&T Seeds
Tomato Growers Supply
Totally Tomato
Vermont Bean Seed Co.
Wayside Gardens
Willhite Seed Co.

American Seeds
De Ruiter
Diener Seeds
Fielder’s Choice
Gold Country Seed
Heritage Seeds
Hubner Seed
Jung Seed
Kruger Seeds
Lewis Hybrids
Rea Hybrids
Stone Seed
Western Seeds
So avoid these seed frauds and buy from a known source! Happy Growing!

Listed here are some safe seeds to purchase to ensure Non GMO Seeds.
Not owned by Monsanto..
Abundant Life Seeds
Amishland Seeds
Annapolis Valley
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Heritage Seed Company (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Diane’s Flower Seeds
Ed Hume Seeds
Garden City Seeds
Heirlooms Evermore Seeds
Heirloom Seeds
Heirloom Organics
Horizon Herbs
Landreth Seeds
Lake Valley Seeds
Livingston Seeds
Local Harvest
Mountain Rose Herbs
Organica Seed
Sand Hill Preservation Center
Seeds of Change (Owned by Mars Inc.)
Southern Exposure
Sustainable Seed Co (added on request of the company)
Tiny Seeds
Uprising Seeds
Virtual Farm Seed Co (added on the request of the company)
Wildseed Farms

New Additions to the Non GMO Heirloom Seed Supply list:


Seed Catalogs!

By Joey Wolf
Jan 4, 2016
got my first seed catalog of 2016! saw bald eagle's on the way home from the pool today.

storing green onions

By Sue Ringler
Jan 1, 2016
I need help with how to store green onions so they keep longer.

Easy At Home Soil Test

By Teresa G.
Dec 28, 2015
To help determine approximate ph level.

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