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Forum: Gardening   07-21-2010, 02:59 AM
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Posted By lightheart
Anyone have experience growing on their roofs?...

Anyone have experience growing on their roofs? Looking for suggestions and ideas of making the roof actual bed(s) rather than doing container gardening.

Weight of the growing medium, the slope,...
Forum: Gardening   07-21-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,769
Posted By lightheart
Our garden is doing good, beans are coming out...

Our garden is doing good, beans are coming out of our ears at this point, I'm sick of green beans at the moment. Beware if you walk past my house - you cannot pass unless you take a yellow squash!...
Forum: Gardening   06-10-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By lightheart
You can also... ...start your seeds in pots...

You can also...

...start your seeds in pots or flats then transplant the strongest healthiest plants into the garden at the proper spacing.

...make your own seed tape, internet search "make...
Forum: Gardening   06-03-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By lightheart
Don't beat yourself up if you don't get them...

Don't beat yourself up if you don't get them full this first growing season, you can dig the dirt that is already there, planting in it. You can work on making some compost this summer and plan to...
Forum: Gardening   06-03-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By lightheart
If he does decide to get bees, have him go to...

If he does decide to get bees, have him go to the doctor to get an epi-pen to keep around the house just in case.

I would do an internet search to see if there are any bee keeper...
Forum: Gardening   06-03-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By lightheart
We set out one of those yellow jacket traps a...

We set out one of those yellow jacket traps a couple years back, it had a chemical lure in it and the bees would flock to it, get inside, get trapped and die. We set it up away from the house but...
Forum: Gardening   06-02-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By lightheart
I think "how it works" is that corn gluten...

I think "how it works" is that corn gluten inhibits root growth in broadleaf plants, the plant will germinate, but the root system will not develop properly so after water stress on the plant, the...
Forum: Gardening   06-02-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By lightheart
watermelon, it's considered a warm weather...

watermelon, it's considered a warm weather plant, check your packet and see how many days it says it takes to produce fruit and see if you have enough days until frost for the plant to do it.

I...
Forum: Gardening   06-02-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,047
Posted By lightheart
Quote: Originally Posted by May May...

Quote:
Originally Posted by May May http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15465380)
They all look fine but their leaves are just...
Forum: Gardening   05-27-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,083
Posted By lightheart
Flame thrower! Actually they make a small torch...

Flame thrower! Actually they make a small torch that you can use to burn the weeds out, don't know how that would affect the concrete.
Forum: Gardening   05-27-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By lightheart
Try and get as big of root ball as possible,...

Try and get as big of root ball as possible, don't knock any dirt off if you can help, Might want to stake them in their new spot (kinda like you would do tomato (just be sure to get the stakes in...
Forum: Gardening   05-26-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,108
Posted By lightheart
emnic77... your strawberry bed threw me for a...

emnic77... your strawberry bed threw me for a loop, did a quick glance up at the screen and thought boy that thing is long, took me a minute to realize it is a triangle!!! Your beds look great!
Forum: Gardening   05-26-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By lightheart
Something you could do also is to make a swell...

Something you could do also is to make a swell across the slope after the lawn and before the garden, to help with the runoff of the chemicals getting into the garden, also plant something there...
Forum: Gardening   05-26-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,108
Posted By lightheart
More bean seeds in the ground today along with a...

More bean seeds in the ground today along with a bunch of flowers!!! Started more basil, cilantro and dill in pots. Hubby planted gourd and runner type things along the fence. Ate snow peas and...
Forum: Gardening   05-26-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By lightheart
Local farm and feed store, try a hardware or...

Local farm and feed store, try a hardware or lumber place if you do't have something like that in your town, or as the pp said, a big box home improvement place. Ask for hardware cloth or welded...
Forum: Gardening   05-20-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By lightheart
I dislike snakes too, although worms don't send...

I dislike snakes too, although worms don't send shivers down my spine.

My solution has always been that whenever I find a snake in the area around the house or garden - to have hubby come catch...
Forum: Gardening   05-20-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By lightheart
Not something you can do right now, but I'd...

Not something you can do right now, but I'd reconsider tilling the mulch in the fall, let it stay as mulch so you have a head start for next year. Maybe think about an annual cover crop planted in...
Forum: Gardening   05-20-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By lightheart
You don't necessarly need potting soil fine dirt...

You don't necessarly need potting soil fine dirt in your garden either, a little sticks, rocks, pebbles can make a good soil to grow in. I understand what you mean though about how dirt can just...
Forum: Gardening   05-19-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By lightheart
What's it's original use intended for? Have you...

What's it's original use intended for? Have you ever had it/used it/seen it exposed to the sun for a length of time? I'm wondering is it going to crumble apart from exposure like a grocery store...
Forum: Gardening   05-16-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,108
Posted By lightheart
Hello Folks, I've been busy with family and...

Hello Folks, I've been busy with family and work, but thought I'd post a quick picture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightheart/4614027424/in/set-72157612411373984/) of my garden. I saw snow peas...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-13-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By lightheart
Mom to a son with Goltz, I PMed you. have...

Mom to a son with Goltz, I PMed you.

have you been in contact with the NFED? http://nfed.org/
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-13-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By lightheart
We keep copies of all office notes from the...

We keep copies of all office notes from the doctors. Asking for a copy of a specialist office notes be sent to me is one of the first and last things I talk to the doctor about. Even if that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-13-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By lightheart
I'm speaking from food allergy experience...

I'm speaking from food allergy experience here...Schools are accommodating teachers are, staff are... but beware of the slip ups and just not understanding the big picture - just today at...
Forum: Gardening   05-12-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By lightheart
Hostas are pretty, not edable, but they can take...

Hostas are pretty, not edable, but they can take shade.
Forum: Gardening   05-12-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By lightheart
What about the citrollena smelling Geraniums...

What about the citrollena smelling Geraniums planted around your yard? The plants themselves are probably not kid-safe if your child ate them but would be ok if your child touched them.

One of...
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