square foot gardening

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 - 9:42am

Dealing with a late-spring frost

Okay, Punxsutawney Phil, there were more weeks of winter than you promised. I planted my seeds when the seed packet said to, after the usual date of the last frost. But there have been hard frosts since the seeds sprouted, and despite my best efforts many of them died.


Kingman Arizona Preppers

Welcome.  This forum is to provide an anonomous place to meet like minded people.  Then take it offline if applicable.  An objective is to prepare yourself and your family in case of a currency collapse.  If you are into mathematics or statistics, then you know what we are up against.  The "Amero" (or a new currency) will be implemented after our own currency collapses (likely scenario).  However, "when" it is implemented will be very carefully orchestrated to be when we are all out of resources.  Our objective is to not panic

Friendly Aquaponics
By Friendly Aquaponics on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 - 5:07am


Aloha All!

There are NO POSTS visible to me now, for some reason. If you've requested the manuals, please email me directly at [email protected], and reference our group or Peak Prosperity, and which manual you would like to receive - Tabletop Systems (2-32 square feet) or Backyard MicroSystems Manual (64-128 square feet) - or both!





Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 - 11:01pm

Pesticides Severely Affecting Bees

In a new study in Nature, researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London, in Egham, UK, show that low-level exposure to a combination of two pesticides is more harmful to bumblebee colonies than either pesticide alone. This suggests that current methods for regulating pesticides are inadequate because they only consider lethal doses of single pesticides. Low doses of pesticides have subtle yet significant effects on individual bees, and can thus seriously impact colonies

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Sun, Sep 9, 2012 - 9:00pm

Home gardening tools - what's indispensable?

For those of you just getting into growing your own food, a tools discussion. This was sparked by my getting us genuine some wood-slat bushel baskets at half-price at Tractor Supply yesterday. They made our pear harvest easier, and no more using my laundry baskets! If you are new to gardening and live in the USA, Tractor Supply is a farmer store chain. Their tools are not made of plastic and cheap steel like the ones in a home improvement store. Does anyone living in Europe or Australia have a farming store they recommend?

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 - 11:07pm

Autumn crops going in?

It's time for your garden to get its Autumn plantings. What are you putting in? Today was a thrid crop of leaf lettuces, red and green, and prepping the herb bed for some more parsley and corriander/cilantro (same plant). We are havesting the border of peanuts in the front yard and instead putting rainbow Swiss chard and curly kale as ornamentals. Broccoli goes where the blackeyed peas are in after that, and since we have a long growing season, another batch of garlic. And in a month, the parsnips.


Growing Your Own Fruits & Vegetables

Growing your own fruits & vegetables is a process of urban agriculture, suburban gardening, or small farming of food for non-commercial use; including everything from windowsill herb gardens to small, self-sustaining farms. It can be a form of permaculture or organic gardening – or may involve the use of small-scale chemicals & fertilizers.