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Old 02-26-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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sunshineann welcome to the gardening thread! That is a fine idea for your youth group to do. Keep us posted how it goes.


debey I agree on the tubs they are so useful for many things besides storing things.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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Thank you...and i definitly will. I'm not exactly sure where to start. Getting it from my head to paper would be best huh? lol...i look forward to everyones posts.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I also put out egg shells. My grandfather did this and he also put out the unusable parts of the fish he caught! His gardens had flowers growing in them as well as garlic on the edges.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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May i ask why they put garlic around the edges?
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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They claimed that the odor of the garlic actually repelled some insects. Then they planted the flowers to attract bees and such. The fish was used as both a smell to detract and as added fertilizer.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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thats good to know. thank you very much for sharing.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Sure, Sunshineann! Ask away!

I've planted durned near everything at one time or another... I can tell you how to NOT grow something right quick! LOL

Garlic also supposedly repels deer and rabbits - I have NOT found this to be true. I prefer used cat litter around the borders of the garden.

First - figure out where you are going to plant. Then get the soil tested; or at least figure out what type of soil you have. Then figure out WHAT you are going to plant. Tomatoes, squash, cucumbers? Are you going to teach them to can and dehydrate, or sell what they grow? Do you want to plant strawberries (take a lot of room)? What is your available water source? There's all kinds of things to consider, including where you live as to when to plant what.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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Wow...thats all good things to know..thanks SCGranny. I dont know personaly how to can..would love to learn, but im going to get with some of the older people in the church and get their input and suggestions, since they have lived here alot longer than I have. I would love to be able to give back to the community those in need with fresh veggies. I'll be checking in here for tips and suggestions...thank you for your valuable input.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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sunshineann you could go to this canning thread on C-D Who does Canning here? you can make post or just subscribe to that thread. Then when canning season starts the posts will start back up again. Lots of sharing in that thread as well.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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I hope so...I didn't see the sticky logo on the thread yet though?
My apologies Nomad we don't have a sticky. I mistook the check mark for the sticky pin because I didn't look clear enough.

Keep posting friends maybe we will get a sticky or a sub-forum soon.
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