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Ellen Peavey
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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 commented on Star Miller's blog post 'Our Garden is Rockin!!'
"That is a huge broccoli plant in a container, mine are so small next to this one, just planted mine about three weeks ago for the fall garden What is rockwool? There is my helper Cocoa in the garden you can see the cabbage and the broccoli, the…"
Oct 24
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Fermented Chili Paste 101'
"  Hi Joe thanks for the site i will try this one, the one my Korean friend made used fish sauce but this one sounds good also. I know there was two kinds of kimchi one is summer and I think the other one was winter, I liked the summer one…"
Oct 3
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Fermented Chili Paste 101'
"                I'm interesting in making Kimchi isn't one made with cabbage and one is made with the dakion radish? If I remember right one was a summer and one…"
Sep 5
Ellen Peavey commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"      I have found that pickling the jalapeno's along with the carrots and onions is much better then just canning the peppers. All we do is make an X on the tip of the pepper slice the carrots and onions fry all of…"
Sep 5
Ellen Peavey commented on Diana White's photo

North Bales Cucumbers and Squash (and tomatoes in middle)

" Diana that is really great like the straw bale garden, I built a straw bale compost area a couple of years age. It is just now falling in I have wood around it now and have really built up the compost area. This might be one way for me to grow…"
Aug 30
Ellen Peavey commented on Diane Hoffmaster's blog post 'Blueberry Salsa'
"Some pictures of the garden here in Georgia."
Jul 19
Ellen Peavey commented on Diane Hoffmaster's blog post 'Blueberry Salsa'
"    Thanks Jennifer for posting the recipes I will be trying quite a few of them, I have frozen six gallon bags already and have given away a couple of gallons. We still have plenty on the two bushes, soon all of the watermelon will…"
Jul 19
Ellen Peavey commented on HOMEGROWN.org's album

Hey, I Grew That! Share Your Garden Photos

"        Anyone have any pictures of their gardens form this year? I only planted in the raised beds this year gone on vacation so a really small garden for me.The sweet potatoes in the raised bed at the top of the…"
Jul 3
Ellen Peavey commented on Diane Hoffmaster's blog post 'Blueberry Salsa'
"     We have so many blueberry's this year really hard to keep up so we are sharing with all the animals and birds even the hens get a few. Going to try the salsa but do you have any recipes for a cake or cobbler?This is the…"
Jul 3
Ellen Peavey commented on jason chambers's group 'Garden Bloggers'
" The wee pumpkin, this is the first time I have tried this pumpkin hoping it will survive."
May 27
Ellen Peavey commented on jason chambers's group 'Garden Bloggers'
" More pictures the cucumbers are coming out of the tomato cages."
May 27
Ellen Peavey commented on jason chambers's group 'Garden Bloggers'
" I have planted cucumbers and a wee pumpkin and four Jalapeno peppers, some cabbage and some sunflowers. My mint from last year has returned and is bigger than ever, the sun has helped the cucumbers really blossom."
May 27
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Raised Beds 101'
" Thanks Jennifer, going on vacation in three weeks will be gone the month of June back in July"
Apr 29
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."
Apr 24
Ellen Peavey replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Raised Beds 101'
"                                Jennifer I think the bed where the cucumbers were planted was…"
Apr 23
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…"
Apr 18

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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.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
The best one was Thanksgiving, but I try to cook a good meal every night
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Gardening How To and Organic Gardening
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My latest DIY project:
Compost Bins made out of bales of straw
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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.

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

A Great Fig Debate, that is.

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