HOMEGROWN

Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Mel G
  • Female
  • Spring Hill, FL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share Twitter
  • The Stew: HOMEGROWN's Member Blog
  • Posts in Category
  • Events
  • Join Groups (5)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Mel G's Groups

 

Mel G's Page

Latest Activity

Aliza Ess replied to Mel G's discussion 'Water Chestnuts' in the group Urban Gardeners
"Cool!   I'd love to grow lotus root so I could make candied lotus root (http://www.chow.com/recipes/11396-candied-lotus-root-yeongeun-jeonggwa)"
Feb 15, 2011
Margaret Beers Oliver replied to Mel G's discussion 'Water Chestnuts' in the group Urban Gardeners
"For those of us who live elsewhere.... the poor man's water chestnut...Jicama! (hickama)! It is a tuber that is from a pea vine."
Feb 3, 2011
Mel G commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"LOL! When you have a 6'2", 240lb+ Fire Fighter hubby standing right beside you with a big ole whopper of a gun, you don't really worry too much about not getting that kill shot (even though I do for the animals sake ~ I don't…"
Jul 19, 2010
Carla Tucker replied to Mel G's discussion 'Water Chestnuts' in the group Urban Gardeners
"We're in Arizona...wonder if they'd grow here as long as I gave them some shade...We tried Orlando for about 6 months, and I LOVED it! But then we were there from October to March! :)"
Jul 18, 2010
Mel G commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"Pat ~ Let me start by saying, I've never canned meat except what's in chili... You don't put anything in the jars with the sausage? No liquid of any kind? I'm looking forward to canning up meat when hunting season comes along,…"
Jul 18, 2010
Mel G replied to Mel G's discussion 'Water Chestnuts' in the group Urban Gardeners
"Hi Carla ~ We live along the Gulf Coast of Florida 9b here. Hot and humid year round. While I've heard of people growing them far into the North, I believe most have to start them indoors to get them full grown before the cold comes. Mine…"
Jul 18, 2010
Carla Tucker replied to Mel G's discussion 'Water Chestnuts' in the group Urban Gardeners
"Wow...I'm jealous! :) What is your climate like?"
Jul 9, 2010
Mel G replied to Mel G's discussion 'Seed Starting Time' in the group South Florida Sub/Urban Argiculture
"Well, I'm a bit behind schedule. I've only gotten 3 trays started so far... Not good. I'm thinking about trying to grow one of each variety in those 5 gal kitty litter buckets that I'm making into a self watering "pot"…"
Jul 9, 2010
Mel G added a discussion to the group Urban Gardeners
Thumbnail

Water Chestnuts

After attempting to find fresh water chestnuts for some time to try growing, I finally found someone who sells a few runners at a time. They are doing great!!! I've got them growing in one of the cheap plastic kiddie pools. I put about 3" of compost and top soil in the pool, then filled it up to about 5" of water over the top of the soil level. I started out with 5 runners at the end of May. They have multiplied to the point of the kiddie pool being half full already!!! Yummy! I'm going to have…See More
Jul 9, 2010
Mel G replied to Kateryna's discussion 'SCOBY resurrected! Is it safe?' in the group Kombucha
"Well, after nursing it along, man, has it grown!!! I've got a good sized scoby going. :) Wondering if I should pop it in a warm oven more often... Mel "
Jul 9, 2010
Mel G commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"Hi Pat ~ I have no idea about the "proper" technique, but here's my $0.02. I tried refrigerating a jar once... Never again. It ruined the texture of the tomatoes. I keep mine in a cool dark place (top cupboard right near the a/c vent…"
Jul 3, 2010
Mel G joined Cornelia's group
Jun 27, 2010
Mel G joined Torry's group
Thumbnail

Food Preservation

How-To's on putting food aside: canning, freezing, drying, much more...See More
Jun 27, 2010
Mel G added a discussion to the group South Florida Sub/Urban Argiculture
Thumbnail

Seed Starting Time

It's coming up to that time for those of us in Florida. What seeds are you getting ready to start? What are your gardening plans for this upcoming growing season?I'm hoping to narrow down my list and get some seeds started on the 4th of July weekend. How about you?See More
Jun 25, 2010
Mel G joined A Small Victory Garden's group
Thumbnail

South Florida Sub/Urban Argiculture

Tips and tricks on gardening in the tropics of South Florida. Organic Gardening in raised beds, self watering containers, composting, pest control, and moreSee More
Jun 25, 2010
Mel G joined johna's group
Thumbnail

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.
Jun 25, 2010

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
pork loin, peas and garlic noodles
Currently reading:
The Profitable Hobby Farm, Green Living Guide, Rational Fasting, Pay Dirt How to Raise and Sell Herbs and Produce for Serious Cash

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 2:19pm on July 8, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Mel - welcome to HOMEGROWN.org! I'm so glad that you've found conversations and like-minded folks here! Please enjoy the site and let me know if you have any questions.

You need to be a member of HOMEGROWN to add comments!

Join HOMEGROWN

 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

Join us on:

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2014   Created by HOMEGROWN.org.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Community Philosphy Blog and Library