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How Do You Store Sweet Potato's
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 We finally dug the sweet potato's from the garden on Wednesday, we have at least twenty pounds. My question is how do I store them so they can be used over a period of a couple of weeks? I don't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen Peavey Dec 12, 2012.

Snakes in the hen house
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How do you keep snakes out of the hen house they are eating my eggs?? I have tried moth balls and it worked for about six days. Today I was putting more moth balls around inside the coop looked down…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen Peavey May 26, 2011.

No Dig Potatoes
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Is there any that knows how this works and have you tried it? I have read many articles on this method and want to try it. I have been saving newspaper and have save eight bales of straw for the top…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen Peavey Jan 10, 2013.


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Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Raised Beds 101'
"Jeniffer yes they are it is growing through the fence in the raised bed area, these two pictures are the same bush just farther away, bee's are attracted to this bush and it has some kind of blooms on it."
6 hours ago
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Raised Beds 101'
"                                Jennifer I think the bed where the cucumbers were planted was…"
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Raised Beds 101'
"                       Jennifer my strawberry's and cucumbers made it through the two nights of below freezing kept them covered, now…"
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Growing Horseradish 101'
"         Hi Thomas I want to start some horse radish this year and have some raised beds that I want to start it in, I have filled the beds with composted chicken manure and leaves and straw. Here is a…"
Apr 16
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Raised Beds 101'
"         Thanks Jennifer read it very good sure sounds like what I did, will let you know how the cabbage, collards and three cucumbers do. I will have to cover the strawberry's and three cucumbers with…"
Apr 15
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Raised Beds 101'
"              I'm trying something new for me this year, added three wheel barrels full of composted chicken manure and leaves to the first bed. Let it set there for about a month…"
Apr 12
Ellen Peavey commented on jason chambers's group 'Garden Bloggers'
"I have four raised beds I'm working on this year, one bed I have added four wheel barrels of composted chicken straw and leaves. I want to start adding some tomatoes,peppers and onions. I will dig a small hole and add some dirt then put the…"
Apr 8
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Feb. 28th Molly in her bed

"Hi Jennifer yes she has finally settled in with the other orange kitten they chase each other and finally nap together, one more new pet my granddaughter is getting a new puppy from the pound today. We also got a new rooster for the hens in the…"
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"We have a new rooster he is a E E rooster we are hoping for some chicks this year."
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Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Duck House 101'
"           Hi Lauren feeling better the tractor held up in the last snow and ice storm, I have more then eight inches of straw and leaves for the deep litter and it is working haven't lost a…"
Feb 8
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Duck House 101'
"Hi Lauren haven't build anything since the nesting box, very cold here in Georgia had the flu getting over it now. I hope to build another chicken tractor or a small box for the ducks to live in, right now they are in the chicken tractor. The…"
Jan 25
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Nov. 22nd Three ducks watching Pablo

" Hi Jennifer if your talking about Cocoa the cat she is great, she helps keep the mice population down great hunter.Here is the real guard of the garden Bandit he keeps the deer out of the garden, he is on a zip line the length of the garden."
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Nov. 22nd Three ducks watching Pablo

"What a great garden guard!"
Jan 6

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
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I love working in the dirt, planting vegetables. Always looking for something different to plant.
A bit about me:
I love to work in the garden I'm always thinking of some thing new I can plant in the spring. I have my seeds already ordered for this year and can't wait to get out side and plant the garden. I have four compost bins going right now and I'm going to start a bin just for all of the leaves that I have left over. I have two Pear trees I will plant out side after the ground thaws out. I have four hens and two roosters none of the hens are laying now. I have to get rid of one of the roosters and get some more hens.
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The best one was Thanksgiving, but I try to cook a good meal every night
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Compost Bins made out of bales of straw
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At 12:19pm on October 5, 2012, Jennifer said…

A Great Fig Debate, that is.

At 12:19pm on October 5, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hey, Ellen: Are you a Facebook user? If so, there's a lively debate going on HOMEGROWN's Facebook page, and you might want to chime in! If not, lemme know, and I can be your proxy. Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/homegrowndotorg

At 11:55am on August 16, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hey, Ellen! Your photos are awesome! I'm gonna grab them and add them to the Hey, I Grew That! photo album. You deserve bragging rights!

At 1:03pm on January 3, 2012, Lynda Reynolds said…

Yes...same blocks...the place I get mine pours for all Big Box Home Improvement Stores.  I paid less than a dollar each and they gave me all the *seconds* (chipped and slightly broken) blocks I could haul.  I use 64 blocks for my beds.  Most of my beds are two blocks high...very easy on my back.  I have several beds that are only one block high...for lettuces, chard and strawberries.  I have a friend that has made her beds three blocks high..she is older and can't do much stooping.  I can sit on my two story beds to plant, weed, harvest and have a nice cup of tea and just enjoy.  Don't forget to plant the holes in the blocks...that's a 1/3 increase in planting space...one carrot per hole is really fun...that one carrot fills a stew pot...they grow huge and sweet.  I've grown a strawberry plant, single lettuces, radishes, single beets (they too get huge yet stay sweet and not woody).  You can GOOGLE cinder block gardening and find a wealth of information.  Please keep me posted.  I would suggest not planting squash, melons or cukes in your raised beds if you don't plan on trellising...they really take a bunch of space...but, I have grown all in the raised beds and they do very well...but I do have lots and lots of beds!

At 10:11pm on January 1, 2012, Lynda Reynolds said…

Yes...I was lucky enough to get my blocks at cost.  The plant that makes them is just a few miles from my home.  They donate several 100 for the Community Garden I started and I liked them so much I switched my regular raised beds to the cinder block.  I just love them.  I'll be doubling the size of the garden this Spring...they are pouring my blocks this coming weekend!  My compost comes from the local Mushroom farm, my own worm farm (I make fifty gallons of compost tea at a time) and my on site compost bins I put together out of pallets wired together.  I love the idea of straw bale bins...that's something I've thought I should try...I did it once with pretty good success, but in the end I didn't take very good care of them.




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