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Ellen Peavey
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  • Colbert, GA
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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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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
Currently reading:
Gardening How To and Organic Gardening
Currently listening to:
Radio
My latest DIY project:
Compost Bins made out of bales of straw
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Surfing the web
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http://Home Farming.com

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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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