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Brian Gandy
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Brian Gandy joined Helen Heil's group
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Apiarists

Beekeepers
Sep 11, 2012
Brian Gandy replied to Jenni's discussion 'Fungus gnats' in the group Urban Gardeners
"Get some sticky traps.  Fungus gnats like the yellow ones.  This will not get them all but will greatly reduce the numbers.  A pyrethrin based spray is also effective on the flying adults.  Some products containing Bt (bacillus…"
Feb 1, 2011
Brian Gandy replied to Jenni's discussion 'seed starting mix' in the group Urban Gardeners
"You can use Coco coir to start seeds.  I would use a 20-30 percent mix of perlite with it to prevent moisture issues.  Use a light strength multi purpose fertilizer (1/4 strength) to condition the coir and perlite mix.  Neptunes fish…"
Jan 29, 2011
Kristie Nackord replied to Brian Gandy's discussion 'Growing Specialty Culinary Herbs' in the group Herb Lovers!
"Hi Brian~ Yes, I have grown epazote. I live in zone 4 so I always say, if it can grow here, it can grow anywhere! If your starting your seeds indoors perhaps the reason they are scrawny is that they aren't getting enough light? They also start…"
Aug 15, 2010
Brian Gandy commented on johna's group 'Urban Gardeners'
"Check out Garden City Organics out of Augusta. www.gardencityorganics.com References, Supplies and the best pruners on the market. Check out the Okatsune tools!"
May 8, 2010
Brian Gandy replied to Brian Gandy's discussion 'Growing Specialty Culinary Herbs' in the group Herb Lovers!
"Update on the Epazote. So I got it germinated with a little heat and now have it coming out of my ears! I overwintered a plant in my greenhouse which seeded and now have many many many epazote babies growing out of a raised bed in there!"
May 8, 2010
Brian Gandy commented on Andrew's group 'I Could Ferment That!'
"Excellent Suggestion. I happen to have some bees that are getting robbed in about 3 weeks! Mmmm pear honey brandy..."
Oct 9, 2009
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Urban Gardeners

Gardening in the city is where it is at! Small spaces, roof gardens, window boxes. Talk about your methods. Share your stories. Grow your knowledge.
Oct 9, 2009
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Oct 9, 2009
Brian Gandy commented on Andrew's group 'I Could Ferment That!'
"I am about to attempt to make a batch of wine using some windfallen pears. Any advice? I have the ole 2 five gallon bucket brew kit that I figure will come in handy. Following these guidelines http://www.wineworldfdw.com/fruit_wine.html Any…"
Oct 9, 2009
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I Could Ferment That!

For those who when strolling through the garden or farmers market continually think "I could ferment that! (in to beer, wine, cheese, pickles, kraut,...)
Oct 9, 2009
Brian Gandy added a discussion to the group Herb Lovers!
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Growing Specialty Culinary Herbs

Does anyone have any experience growing epazote/espazote? I have some scrawny seedlings and am wondering if there is anything I could do to improve germination.I am also looking for other good and fun herbs to grow in a hoophouse overwinter.Experience and Insight PleaseSee More
Jul 29, 2009
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Herb Lovers!

A group for people who are passionate about their herb gardens. Share recipes and discuss all aspects of herb growing here from culinary to cosmetic.
Jul 29, 2009
Brian Gandy is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Jul 29, 2009

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
UGA Horticulture. Market scale organic farmer. Sustainable agriculture advocate.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Grass Fed Ribeyes for the Fourth of July! Grilled okra on skewers taboot.
Currently reading:
God's Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell
Currently listening to:
NPR
My latest DIY project:
Backyard Greenhouse
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Lydia
Web site I recommend:
http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/subject_list.html

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