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Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-02-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By garden-gal
We have our washer and dryer in one of the...

We have our washer and dryer in one of the bathrooms and don't have a problem with dust or humidity. As long as you're careful with cleaning your lint screen and make sure that your ventilation hose...
Forum: Gardening   07-02-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By garden-gal
You shouldn't have any problem transplanting it....

You shouldn't have any problem transplanting it. Just make sure you water it in thoroughly when you replant. And make sure it gets plenty of water while its re-establishing its roots. You could also...
Forum: Gardening   07-02-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By garden-gal
I'd never heard of using cornmeal as a natural...

I'd never heard of using cornmeal as a natural fungicide. I'll have to read more about it.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-02-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By garden-gal
I personally don't care corn as much after its...

I personally don't care corn as much after its been frozen. I'd go with canning it if you have the time to do it. I've found my favorite way to eat fresh corn on the cob is by grilling it in the...
Forum: Gardening   06-16-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By garden-gal
I think the tipsies is normal with squash. Ours...

I think the tipsies is normal with squash. Ours have always grown upright until they get top-heavy. Then all it takes is a good soaking rain and the plants will "fall" sideways and then start...
Forum: Gardening   06-16-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By garden-gal
We've used a Craftsman rear-tine...

We've used a Craftsman rear-tine (http://www.bluegrassgardens.com/garden-tillers.htm) garden tiller for close to 10 years now. We've always had good luck with Craftsman yard & garden products. It...
Forum: Gardening   06-08-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By garden-gal
What type of potting mix do you have in the...

What type of potting mix do you have in the barrel?
Forum: Gardening   06-08-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,062
Posted By garden-gal
Spinosad is another organic pesticide for use on...

Spinosad is another organic pesticide for use on Potato Beetles. It usually comes in concentrate and costs about $20.00, but it will make 8 gallons of liquid. And it can be used on more pests than...
Forum: Gardening   06-06-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,062
Posted By garden-gal
Have you identified the pest on your plants yet?...

Have you identified the pest on your plants yet? Could be the Colorado Potato Beetle. Check here at the UK Entomology site (http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef304.asp), they have a photo....
Forum: Gardening   06-06-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By garden-gal
I'm guessing a raccoon. We have those pesky...

I'm guessing a raccoon. We have those pesky varmints around here and have to cage in our produce. We get frequent, sometimes nightly, visits from them. Try sprinkling the ground around your tomatoes...
Forum: Gardening   06-06-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By garden-gal
Due to the variables involved in gardening,...

Due to the variables involved in gardening, harvesting doesn't really have a set time, meaning from planting to harvest. The planting to harvest dates are really more of a guideline. You should...
Forum: Gardening   04-08-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By garden-gal
Quote: This pre-emergent weed suppressant...

Quote:
This pre-emergent weed suppressant stops new weeds from growing in established lawns, vegetable gardens and flower beds while also acting as a slow release fertilizer due to its 9% nitrogen...
Forum: Gardening   04-08-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By garden-gal
Quote: Originally Posted by mermaidmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mermaidmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13507751)
I am a beginner gardener and I was...
Forum: Gardening   04-08-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By garden-gal
That's a really nice coldframe! I could have...

That's a really nice coldframe! I could have used one this year and last.
Forum: Gardening   04-05-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By garden-gal
When that happens, you can just rake the dirt up...

When that happens, you can just rake the dirt up over the tips of the plants (cover them). They'll find their way back out of the dirt. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Gardening   04-05-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By garden-gal
Well, I was out yesterday afternoon and found...

Well, I was out yesterday afternoon and found the bt at a local independent garden center. It was under the brand name of Thuricide®. It's 16 oz. concentrated so didn't seem too awfully expensive...
Forum: Gardening   04-03-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By garden-gal
We've got plenty of volunteers left over from...

We've got plenty of volunteers left over from last year that are springing up in the potato bed. I'm going to try to add a few more feet to our potato bed this year. Last year didn't do so well...
Forum: Gardening   04-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By garden-gal
I'm growing collards for the first time in my...

I'm growing collards for the first time in my life. Didn't realize I liked them so much until this year. LOL Funny how our tastes change. I'm not even going to mess with cabbage in the garden this...
Forum: Gardening   04-03-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By garden-gal
I can't ever seem to plant enough dill. The...

I can't ever seem to plant enough dill. The butterfly caterpillars around here eat it like crazy, along with the sand milkweed and butterfly weed. I love the smell when you happen to brush up...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-06-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By garden-gal
You're quite welcome. Wishing you the best!!

You're quite welcome. Wishing you the best!!
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-06-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By garden-gal
You need to temporarily change your permissions...

You need to temporarily change your permissions "Change Permissions" (check all boxes) on the .htaccess to 777 read/write/execute. Then your file will be writeable. Once you make the change to your...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-06-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By garden-gal
You could also try contacting users at Flickr...

You could also try contacting users at Flickr (through their profiles - many have emails listed). I'm sure you could probably work out an arrangement. Try this...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   02-06-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By garden-gal
Aluminum is way down right now due to supply and...

Aluminum is way down right now due to supply and demand. Save them now and around late Spring - early Summer (when production hopefully picks up again) you can cash in on them. Around here right...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   02-06-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By garden-gal
You can find a hot water heater blanket...

You can find a hot water heater blanket (http://www.diybuildingandrepairs.com/home-repairs/water-heater-blanket.html) at most hardware stores. This is what water heaters look like: pics...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-05-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By garden-gal
I would think if it were a true steam cleaner,...

I would think if it were a true steam cleaner, you wouldn't need to use chemicals either. We have a Bissell big green machine. You mix hot water with a cleaning agent in one holding tank, spray it...
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