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EYDIE - I loved your blog, what great information you posted. Do the bales of hay mold? Thank you so much for joining this team!!

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Welcome to the team!
Your new methods are fantastic. Looks like we're learning from you as well. I'm all for doing anything I can to cut down on the work involved. I've done lasagne gardening too, and raised beds, though we don't have any at the moment.

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Hi! I'm on a quest to rekindle my love of gardening and I look forward to learning from all of you.

I almost didn't have a garden this year but something brought me back after rethinking the whole thing. I just did a SparkBlog about my new methods. Will you check it out and let me know what you think?

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I have tried beer but the traps filled up like crazy & it was getting expensive but it really worked good! Yes, I have that many slugs. I will have to try the sugar & yeast to see if that works. I did order some Sluggo this year from Johnny's (it says it's organic). I've not tried eggshells YET! I've heard pros & cons that copper (not sealed) might/might not work.

Thanks for the info Lottie & CBRINKLEY!

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Welcome to the group, Melissa!
I have purchased slug bait pellets which you scatter around the plants most likely to be attacked from slugs - lettuce, hosta. I have also used Diatomaceous earth, which is not a chemical. To us it feels more like talcum powder, but to slugs it is like walking barefoot over broken glass.
Though I can't find anything to confirm this, I do believe that I read once that egg shells also have the same effect, and those don't have to be reapplied every time after a rain. You dry the egg shells then use a rolling pin or something similar to crush them into tiny pieces. You'd want to spread them thick enough so that pests can't crawl through any gaps. It's worth a try.
As an alternative to beer (for those of us who don't drink nor purchase alcohol) you could also try dissolving a bit of yeast in some warm water and adding sugar. I believe the slugs are actually attracted to the yeast in beer, so this may accomplish the same purpose. If I try it, I will let you know how it goes.

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I have heard that if you put a cup of beer out in the garden (dink it down of course) that the slugs will come to that and I will kill them. you may want to give this a try. Since you are a beginning gardener, I would recommend going to the local extension agency and ask questions there. They are there to help. If you have a Master Gardener program in your state, that would be a plus if you can take that. I have been one for 5 years now and have not regretted it.

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Hello, I'm Melissa & live in Alaska - #1 challenge. Some other challenges I face are: #2 I am working against close family members that still believe in throwing chemicals at problems, #3 my garden (the whole property) is infested with slugs, #4 I have a heavy clay or silt soil, & finally #5 I am a beginner gardener who is learning from the internet - not always a good place for tips!

I hope to learn lots of good things from you all!

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Welcome to the group everyone. I'd love to have a greenhouse someday, but no place for it where I currently live. Building one out of recycled materials is wonderful.

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emoticon It always pays to have some time to yourself wish you good luck on the greenhouse.

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I am a 31 year old mother of two, married for 10 years to my best friend/ husband. SAHM with a few chickens, 4 dogs and lots of gardens. Currently in the process of constructing a green house out of all recycled materials (proud of that) Getting back to taking care of myself after taking such care of everyone else. Both of my children will be in school all day next year and as I ponder what to do with myself I realize "what have I done to myself?" So here I go, back to taking care of me! With a little help from my plants ;)

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Greeting from CT! I have been growing veggies for the last several seasons with a mixed bag of results. The first few years I used pesticides and non natural fertilizers and had amazing results. After having children I decided to go organic. I have had so so results and am hoping to find some helpful tips and advice. -Lindsay-


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Good morning. My name is Lottie and I am a Master Gardener. I love to garden and the main plant I have in my front yard is roses. I also graduate this summer from Horticulture Technology.

I live in Eastern NC and can grow many things. I have gardened all weekend hoping that the rain that can in last night would soak the ground as rain water is better for plants that county water.

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Hi everyone. I'm new here and to organic gardening, as well. Honestly, I've only dabbled a little bit at all so I'm truly a beginner and need a lot of help and advice.

The good news is that I live in Los Angeles and have a sunny backyard with two 4x8 raised beds that my brother built for me last year. We filled it with organic soil, planted vegetable seeds (and some flowers, too), watered it and then watched. And watched. The only things that really took were a sunflower plant, zucchini (which had some sort of blight on its leaves and probably didn't really do as well as it could have), and rosemary. In other words, I have no idea what I'm doing.

I have 3 year old twin girls and so I don't have a lot of time for research, but it's really important to me to have this garden be totally organic and pesticide-free. Last week we planted a bunch of organic seedlings and I hope those are more successful than last year.

My goals with this garden are to have a regularly producing kitchen garden, maybe some flowers, and to have my girls get involved, too. I'd love some direction. What are your favorite books and websites for beginners. I feel like a lot of the books I have picked up aren't really how-to guides, but more of a description of various plants and vegetables.

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Hi! I'm Alex. I suppose I have about 2 seasons combined in gardening experience. I did an organic gardening internship on a nearby farm one year and really fell in love with the experience. Did another farm internship this past year and even started a little garden where I used to live with some lettuce, chard, kale, radishes, sunflowers, and leftover broccoli and cauliflower seedlings from one of the farmers I worked for.

I moved back in with my family in Iowa due to...well, due to being recently graduated and no available jobs where I used to live (NorCal). Looking forward to playing in the dirt once the snow melts and it gets warmer!

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I'm Denise. I live is Michigan and have been a gardener for most of my half-century of life. This year I will be trying to intensify my growing. I want to make the most use of my front and back yard that I can and try to eat raw all summer. Going to grow as many greens as possible and also try to juice a lot.

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Cathy and team, I too thank you for organic fruit salad. I am a bit slow on the e-uptake and had not figured out how to do a team e-thank you until I read the e-bun's note. % )

I am an artist/home-grown-naturalist. Have been living & growing O-food in TN for 21 years. Before that lived in NYC... I did plant some trees in the north end of Central Park, but that's about it. Before that, in Boston, (studio in Somerville, home on South Shore) I grew flowers - period. Did some time in tobacco & hog farm country, NC where the ground was extremely poor, but figs did well. I grew up in Gnashville (TN) where I spent my time with my nose in a creek.

My neighbors are all solar, alternative, dirt-worshiping, tree-hugging organic... uh... one is a big O farmer, the others just O'garden. We have a no-chemical rule on the Trust. I am allowed to hand paint an herbicide on large privet stumps because privet is so highly invasive (the rest I root out) but that is it for toxic chemical use.

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:) Thank you, Cathy and team, for my organic fruit salad. It was lovely! (burp)

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Hi, Rose,
Great to see a gardener and a weaver here!
I have tried to do both, but you are succeeding!
Currently I have a very small garden with green beens and field beans. I've never grown field beans before, so I will have to look up on the Internet for WHEN to harvest them! Currently the long pods are beautifully formed!
I live where I can have 3 planting seasons, but am only planting beans now because the soil is so bad.
Best to you with the 5 veggies and fruits a day! I used to try for 9 a day (7 veggies and 2 fruits)....but now am doing VERY well if I eat 5 a day. I wish field beans were considered a veggie!
Best to you with all your plans, Rose!
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Hi Everyone, I'm Rose, and I'm trying to be as sustainable as I can be, which includes the growing vegetable garden in my back yard. I'm also a weaver, and one of the things I also want to try to grow my own flax. Anyhow, the garden has been put to bed for the winder, but I do have plans for some extensions for next year. Our yard is small with trees, so we have a limited amount of sun to grow in and I have to use it to the max.

I'm glad to join this group because there is a place to track eating 5 fruits and veggies a day which is my personal goal!


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Welcome to the group Patti. I started young as well. 10 x 10 garden in my back yard when I was 10. Neighbors driveway prevented me from making it any deeper, but every year I widened it until it was the entire length of my parent's home (side yards were bigger so I wasn't taking up any of our play areas). I think they were glad when I got married and moved away, so they could get their back yard back (until my youngest brother started taking it over!).

I'm still at it 40 years later.

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My first garden was about age 5. I had a pussy willow tree and gladiolas... It was in the corner of my fathers garden... My father had a big garden,,, strawberries, apples, raspberries, canteloupe, peas, corn, potatoes, parsnip, turnip, squash , beans, etc... he used fertilizer... he also had a hundred rose bushes mostly hybrid teas... I helped in the garden and probably had my first garden in my twenties.... several hundred miles from home... a different growing zone.. I have pretty much always used compost..My Dad used compost too.. but not in a composter like today... Now this last year I have moved where I had a ten year organic garden.. before that I had a 12 year organic garden at another place. all that is still growing now is kale and swiss chard and brussel sprouts...

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Welcome to the group Kathi. We can always learn new things from each other here, even if we've been gardening organically for years. I hope that we can help if you have any questions.
-Cathy

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Hi Everyone-
My name is Kathi and I live in California. I'm so excited to have found this team! I love the plants, dirt, bugs and other critters outside my door! I want to garden 'til I drop. Looking forward to reading all of your posts. Oh, and I need to lose some weight too. So I'll do my darnedest to add positive points to the team stats. emoticon

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Hello all! Im laurie and I am from Boston, MA. I just bought a house in May and have a nice big back yard. I am looking to clear out some space and get a garden in there next year. I have some experiance with gardening. My Mom could grow ANYTHING and always had an amazing garden. She taught me as she went on and she was pretty much self-taught.

I am hoping to get some advice and tips on this team! emoticon

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Hello,

My name is Rebecca but you may call me Piichii (Peachy). I am a novice gardener but I picked up my first organic seeds on Saturday and have a windowsill box planted with them the best I could.

I always helped my Nana with her garden when I was a child and I really want to do the same with my adult life as well.

Please point me in any direction to learn more information and bear with me if I ask weird questions.

Have a great day.

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hello fellow gardeners!

i'm new to this team.

i picked our first eggplants today!!! woohoo!! 1st eggplant i've ever successfully grown!! yayyyy!!! they are soooo beautiful!!! they are an heirloom variety, Rosa Bianca. it's a pretty, light purple with streaks of white. it'd be very pretty to paint a pic of this eggplant!!
i picked 3 of them, and also a green bellpepper & a white bellpepper----which is my 1st ever bellpeppers! woohoo!

my purple snap beans need picking, but it got too hot too soon today to do it.

i picked a few more heirloom tomatoes. don't know the name of them, but they're smaller than a regular tomato, but larger than a cherry tomato. almost the size of an egg, and red.

i watered everything, including myself!! that's soooo refreshing!!!!

a couple of days ago, i potted some rosemary cuttings a friend gave me and up-potted some chives. hope to up-pot some parsley sometime today. trying to do something gardening-related every day (not counting watering).

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We just do the best we can with what we have to work with, BETHMCWD. Good for you for making use of that balcony!

I'm TerriJ and have also been gardening off and on for most of my life. We eat out of the garden all summer and I do a lot of canning and dehydrating to preserve the harvest for the winter months.

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I have been an organic gardener since the mid 70s, and am rabid on the subject. Currently and to my dismay, I am unable to participate other than what I can manage on a small balcony, since I am in an apartment.

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Welcome back Wandering Soul... Congrats on losing the 40 pounds so far. Fantastic!

I just love organic gardening myself... here in NE Iowa we got frost just the other day still so haven't really got into planting yet, except for my patio planters. I have lettuces, spinach and radishes I have been enjoying for meals from the patio planters so far.

Can hardly wait until I get my heirloom tomatoes planted in the ground. I started them from seed and they always seem to grow faster once in the ground. Anyway, I digress, don't I. Wish you great success with shedding the rest of the weight... happy gardening! Julia

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Hello all. I'm new to this team not to SP. I was here for 11 months under a different name. To date I have lost 40 pounds. I have 60 more to go. I enjoy organic gardening. Okay really I LOVE IT lol!

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How exciting, GOINGDOWNTO160,

It will be great exercise as well. What a great way to help out any community... provide others the example of raising their own food, observing the miracle of growth and life, and allow them to reap the rewards of the hard work. Our community did that with impoverished youth and turned out to be a great learning experience for all involved.

Welcome and I hope your gardening experience will be a pleasant one. Julia

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I AM NEW TO GARDENING WE STARTED A FEED THE HUNGRY COMMUNITY GARDEN IN OUR AREA IT IS A LOT OF WORK BUT ALSO FUN . emoticon

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Oh! Now that you mention indoor trees like limes, etc, that reminds me I do have a papaya tree and avocado tree! I never think of them because they've just become "indoor plants' instead of "gardening" (I guess I think of them two different ways). Both weren't planned, they were just seeds that had sprouted when being taken out of their fruit and got stuck in some free dirt to see what would happen. The papaya is about 4 years old now, the avocado not quite 1. I don't think they'll ever bear anything (I think the avocado would need another tree anyway) but they are pretty house plants.


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How exciting for you. Raising your own sure is a lot cheaper, isn't it. I have, as my roommate has named them, rotten plants (sprouted celery, Romain Lettuce and green onions) on my window sill just waiting to go out in my salad planter. We are still getting frost here in the Midwest (NE Iowa) so still is too early to start my bigger garden. I have started some heirloom tomatoes and peppers in my little potting shed/greenhouse that are doing really well. Our rhubarb and asparagus are doing fantastic this spring too.

I love planting seeds sometimes just to see how they will grow. We have some houseplants that started that way. Several indoor trees (lemon, lime and orange) as well as aloe vera. My herbs are getting replanted out side this spring as we have run out of room in our small house.

I bought a growing light on sale a while back and will try to use that to grow some indoor veggies this winter... haven't tried it before so will be a fun experiment. We are in zone 5a so our winters can be pretty severe most years. I was thinking a growing light might help you out with indoor plants... it wasn't very expensive, plus I got a timer to go with it.

I got laid off last November so am excited about growing my own foods as much as possible. My friends have an organic farmstead (community supported agriculture -CSA) and supply me with foraged greens and grown produce. I just got re-connected with them after too many years... Sounds like the opportunity will open up and give me the chance to work with them getting their business promoted in my area.

Thanks for sharing about your gardening plans. It is so exciting to hear what others are doing in their gardens. I look forward to interacting with you through SP... good luck with your plants. Julia

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Wow,thanks for the very warm welcome!

Thanks to overtime at work, I got a very late start on growing this year so probably won't have much of an outdoor garden. I'm going to attempt to grow a few things inside, but not sure how well that'll work, I don't really have a good proper sunny window so it's kind of a crap shoot.

I have some old half whiskey barrels that I'm growing salad greens and herbs and such in. I live in the Pacific NorthWest, up near the mountains a bit, I think that's zone 8? or 7... something like that. I am hoping to have a greenhouse in the next year or two for year-round tomatoes, and next year I want to terrace the hillside in front of my house for some permanent beds for strawberries, asparagus, dwarf cherry and the like.

I had a small garden plot behind my house a few years ago, but some trees got just high enough to start blocking some of the sun there so I'll have to find a new plot to cultivate. The old one still has my rhubarb, though, which is going absolutely crazy already. So amazing to see it just burst up!

Don't really have anything exotic going. I like saving seeds (when I can) from the organic food I buy if I really like it. I've grown squash from what I've bought (free seeds! Yay!) and get a kick out of sprouting my own wheat for pennies instead of 3 bucks for a tiny little pot of them. I like buying seed from the bulk bins at the local co-op, always seems to be cheaper, even if I do feel a little guilty for not likewise fully supporting the organic and heirloom seed companies - at least I do buy stuff from them that I *can't* get elsewhere.

I cut up an apple the other day that had four sprouted seeds inside, so I stuck them in the dirt. Looking forward to what might grow in 6 years. emoticon

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Greetings ELENGIL,

It is great that you decided to join. I am a new member my self and have been really pleased with all of the fantastic team members that I have met so far. Do you have a big garden? Or do you raise any exotic plants?

Hope you make yourself right at home and share about yourself and your garden. I love getting new ideas and meeting new friends. Take care and I look forward to getting to know you and others on this team as well. Julia

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what do you grow, how long is your growing season..
Glad to meet you, welcome aboard

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Hi.

I never know what to say in these things, just stopping by to say I'm new and love organic gardening. emoticon

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Greetings all,

I just joined this team and felt right at home when I read GOLDUSTWIN (sorry if misspelled, no disrespect intended) about growing her Romaine lettuce ends and waiting to see what her celery end is going to do.

Last week I wanted to experiment and see if I was eating living food I bought at the store and also to see if they would grow. I put both the celery and Romaine ends in water on my kitchen windowsill and now I notice that both are getting green sprouts. Showed them to my roommate tonight and he said "Oh, the rotting vegetables things." Guess I forgot to tell him what I was doing. I also had about 10 green onion roots that have sprouted so I will be finding a place outside soon for all of my new little friends.

I guess I should properly introduce my self. I am Julia and I live in northeast Iowa with my friend and my 13 year old chow/lab mix I have belonged to SP for a couple of years now and have had setbacks so have not lost weight until just recently. I guess the first two years was for me to get comfortable and become educated ... now I have found an eating style (Primal) that agrees with me and my lifestyle. It's time to get serious and get healthy!

I am a very novice gardener and this year I traveled to Decorah, IA to Seed Savers Exchange Club and bought a lot of heirloom seeds to plant in my garden. Last year we had tomatoes and peppers on our patio and this year we are going to expand the garden and include most of our dietary needs. I am excited about organic gardening and am excited to have found this team. Hope to learn lots of good stuff. Julia

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Golddusttwin, your garden/yard sounds like heaven!!! I was just certified as a Master Gardener here in Maine- love it. We are just starting to get spring here; I can't wait to get moving in the garden.

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I live in Minnesota and have been certified as a Master Gardener, Tree Care Advisor , Plant Health Care Advisor and also Tree Inspector. I have gardens, a dwarf orchard, everygreen wind break and strawberries & blueberries, oh yes and walnut trees. I have grown organically for decades long before it was the thing to do. I can, freeze and dry my fruits, veggies and herbs. I live out of my garden for the summer.

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Hello everyone!
My name is Kristen and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I am fairly new to gardening as I have always lived in apartments with no space of my own to use but we moved into a house last summer and this summer I have great plans for our back yard! I want to grow healthy foods for my family and help us all get healthier.
I look forward to getting to know everyone!
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Hello everyone! My name is Amanda; I live in Maine and I love to garden. I especially love medicinal herbs and native plants. Composting is another favorite of mine- nice to be able to "give back" to the plants that nourish us.
Looking forward to being part of the team!

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Good Morning everyone...finally my taxes are in the mail, car in the shop and I will be doing exercises at home since I cant get to the gym. ....but then I am home so I can work with my young veggie plants that need dividing...waiting for seeds to sprout on the pumpkins, melons and squash and cucumbers.

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Morning.everyone......car problems, taxes, medical.....I think I'm being tested...and all i want is to get outside in my gardens but I have taken my Romaine nubs and they have produced nice lettuce, and my carrot is starting to sprout, and now I am trying my celery root and leeks! emoticon

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I am Nancy in Bellevue, Nebraska. My grandma started me gardening about the time I could walk by letting me help her plant Zinnia, marigold and Nasturtium seed. I was hooked. My favorite place to be is the garden. Favorite topic is gardening. I also raise Angora rabbits for their poop to put in the garden and fiber to spin into yarn. I can, dry, and freeze garden produce. I love sharing my favorite place to be and the plants as well.

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How very exciting! Best of luck to you in your new journey. :D



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Hey everyone!
I'm exceptionally new to gardening, as in i bought my first ever packets of seeds today! it will be nice to keep an eye on this team and the ideas that you all bounce backwards and forwards!
i've intended to set up a garden this year since the start of winter and am getting all excited about planting my little seeds!
hope to see you all around

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Still raining here and cooler..in the low 50's so I brought my houseplants back inside...and now I am sticking to the taxes til I get them done then will go to gym for my reward and afterthat Gardening!err planting some seeds to start inside.

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