Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 - 5:59pm

Apple Pie: A Case Study

Almost 50 years ago, my husband Brian was visiting relatives. An eleven-year-old, he was hanging out in the kitchen where there were wonderful smells and interesting things to do. His grandmother was there and asked him for some apples from the backyard. Young Brian checked the tree carefully for good apples and came in empty handed, informing her that they were all bad. They looked like this, or worse:

By SocratesR on Sun, Apr 19, 2015 - 3:41am

a call to relocate to Europe

my argument is simple: mankind did not pop into existence a few thousand years ago. So what are you prepping for? A limited cataclysm did not wipe the Earth clean of people 13,000 years ago. It was much more serious than that. Our ancestors were neither suicidal, retarded, nor ignorant. And yet they were thrown into a new stone age (after building things like Puma Punku which we couldn't build today if we chose to).

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 - 5:40pm

There was no lettuce

I went to the supermarket (Aldi, if you must know) and there was no lettuce. No lettuce! Now it might be that they had cases more in the back, but I am guessing that will not be the reason some time very soon. Or if there is lettuce it will sharply more expensive. Why? The drought in California.

By kevinoman0221 on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 - 3:41pm

Annual Scion Exchange Jan 24th @ 10am Santa Rosa Veterans Building - share/get fruit tree cuttings or get a fruit tree for $8

I have not been to one of these before but it sounds fantastic. I am copying info from posts on a Santa Rosa forum on Reddit.

Big event where you can get scions (aka cuttings) of interesting uncommon varieties that you can graft on to your existing fruit trees or rootstocks OR you can buy a rootstock there for a very small price ($3 or so) and have an expert graft your scion of choice for another small price ($5 or so).

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 - 6:40pm

the Winter Gardener

Take a virtual tour of a suburban member's five-year-old garden, resting for the next season. Lots of our members have even bigger gardens--even farms- but I wanted to show what might be possible on half an acre.

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Fri, Dec 26, 2014 - 8:34pm

Winter Gardening: tool maintenance

Keeping your tools ready to use is a good use of the quiet winter months, when you garden is under snow or frost.

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 - 11:14pm

Overwintering vegetables: Tree Collards

Tree collards: Brassicaolercea oleracea

By thebrewer on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 2:17pm

Moles eating my!

I live in NW Connecticut and I am having a terrible problem with moles around and under my garden. I need suggestions to make them leave. I'm not interested in poisons because of my chickens and pets and if I tried those moles killing traps my kids would be very unhappy.


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