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Forum: Gardening   01-25-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By geogal17
If space is your issue- A buddy of mine did a...

If space is your issue- A buddy of mine did a great job growing potatoes in a 2/x2 bin off to the side of his yard. He did a great write up with step by step photos on his blog:
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Forum: Gardening   01-24-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 72,085
Posted By geogal17
Quote: Originally Posted by gabella06...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gabella06 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11005758)
Hi. I'm new to this forum and I was...
Forum: Gardening   09-27-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By geogal17
They are considered nitrogen rich, I keep adding...

They are considered nitrogen rich, I keep adding them to my garden and to the composter and so far the worms see to love to congregate where they are, maybe my worms are just as addicted ot caffine...
Forum: Gardening   09-26-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,027
Posted By geogal17
I have a small chest freezer half full of...

I have a small chest freezer half full of chicken stock and garden veggies and being that I'm not sure I'll have a place for it once we move is it safe to thaw/boil the chicken stock and then can it...
Forum: Gardening   09-25-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By geogal17
yeah, now I kinda wish i had a weight gauge...

yeah, now I kinda wish i had a weight gauge canner- with the dial you have to watch the pot constantly and keep fiddling with the heat to keep it constant at 11 pounds pressure or whatever your...
Forum: Gardening   09-25-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By geogal17
I just bought a 23 qt Presto canner from...

I just bought a 23 qt Presto canner from Amazon.com and so far I *love* it. Takes up the space of about a burner and a half ( since it is big) buit I was able ot use my 20 qt boiling water canner on...
Forum: Gardening   09-18-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By geogal17
mmmmm melon, congrats!...

mmmmm melon, congrats! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Site Help   09-18-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 22,501
Posted By geogal17
I agree about just adding a bit more...

I agree about just adding a bit more embellishment on Magazine in thelinks/titles.

1 request tho, for the love of all that is good PLEASE don't add annoying pop ups bugging to sign in or...
Forum: Gardening   09-18-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By geogal17
from what I remember the big fat white striped...

from what I remember the big fat white striped ones are for humans, the black ones are for birds, but I dont remember why other then the black ones are really tiny.

I have mammoth grey stripe and...
Forum: Gardening   09-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,027
Posted By geogal17
another great site with canning/freezing/drying...

another great site with canning/freezing/drying tips for veggies (and fruits) is:

http://www.pickyourown.org/allaboutcanning.htm#freezing
Forum: Gardening   09-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By geogal17
http://www.pickyourown.org/freezingeggplant.htm

http://www.pickyourown.org/freezingeggplant.htm
Forum: Gardening   09-18-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By geogal17
I wait till the head turns brown and is dry and...

I wait till the head turns brown and is dry and dead ( usually a few weeks after the sunflowers has drooped). Then I put the whoel had in a few plastic bags, and whack it on the floor, and voila,...
Forum: Gardening   09-18-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By geogal17
oops, no your are right. Its been 15 years since...

oops, no your are right. Its been 15 years since my youth 4-H days, my mind is getting slow http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif I forgot the ones I had were a cross between...
Forum: Gardening   09-18-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,027
Posted By geogal17
I made green tomatilo salsa with a recipe from...

I made green tomatilo salsa with a recipe from the NCHFP site linked in the first post, it turned out AWESOME.

You can also boil them whole for 20 minutes and can them like whole tomatoes, just...
Forum: Gardening   09-18-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By geogal17
back when I was raising rabbits for eatin the...

back when I was raising rabbits for eatin the common breeds were new zealand whites and California giants, both were white with red eyes and grew within 8 months to big meaty 12-15 pound roasters....
Forum: Gardening   08-07-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By geogal17
we had our tomatos tied to the chain link fence...

we had our tomatos tied to the chain link fence between us and our neighbors, when they outgrew the fence we flipped it up and over. The neighbors were appreciating all the free tomatoes they could...
Forum: Gardening   08-05-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By geogal17
yes, they LOVE to sprawl all over the ground, my...

yes, they LOVE to sprawl all over the ground, my tomatillos are these huge monster plants that are sprading way beyond their row http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif.....but I...
Forum: Site Help   08-05-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By geogal17
Maybe I'm losing my mind here...I know it was...

Maybe I'm losing my mind here...I know it was moved from being its own forum to being a subforum but now I can't find it anywhere....ack! I need my fix! and I have another tomato...
Forum: Gardening   08-03-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By geogal17
Oh cool, I have been seeing those in my bin as...

Oh cool, I have been seeing those in my bin as well and was hoping they werent the larvae of some super bad critter LOL
Forum: Gardening   08-02-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By geogal17
I'm using a mix of Better Boy, Roma, and some...

I'm using a mix of Better Boy, Roma, and some unknwon type of beefsteak tomatos to make sauce. I just squeezed all the seeds out and am letting it simmer down a bit, but so far it tastes awesome!...
Forum: Gardening   08-02-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 26,973
Posted By geogal17
Its been a busy week canning here! Made Canned...

Its been a busy week canning here! Made Canned Kadota Figs, Fig Jam, Blueberry-Strawberry jam, plum jam, cherry jam, and I have a huge batch of tomato sauce slowly simmering right now. My hands are...
Forum: Gardening   08-02-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By geogal17
Who else sees August and starts planning another...

Who else sees August and starts planning another season of plantings?

I'm blessed to be in a area (8b, 9a depending on the map, sunset 18) where I can plant a fall garden, and I'm anxiouslty...
Forum: Gardening   08-02-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By geogal17
Aye, I would be wary of eating them too. Heres a...

Aye, I would be wary of eating them too. Heres a wonderful site with step by step on preserving different veggies, and what type of canner needed



http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can_home.html
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Forum: Gardening   08-02-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By geogal17
wow....its been pushing 90 degress by 10 am...

wow....its been pushing 90 degress by 10 am here...I guess I better quit complaining.

(ps, can you send some cool air this way? I'd love for my AC to have a break! The electricity bill is killing...
Forum: Gardening   08-02-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By geogal17
I came on here to post the same question.....I'm...

I came on here to post the same question.....I'm in a hot area zone 8/9ish so if I wait till the first frost I'll be waiting years http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif it rare...
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