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Garden Problems
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol Jun 29, 2009.


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Ginger Watkin replied to Pat's discussion 'peppers' in the group Food Preservation
"Another way to pickle them is by slicing them first.  They make great additions to nachos."
Jul 10, 2011
sparky replied to Pat's discussion 'peppers' in the group Food Preservation
"Torry, I agree.  Hot pepper jam is something I had never tried til last year.  What a treat.  I also do a hot pepper relish that is killer over a block of cream cheese...  I think that recipe was from an ebook that I will share…"
Jun 18, 2011
Carol replied to Pat's discussion 'Garden Problems'
"It sounds like squash vine borers. Several things you can do to outfox them. Wrap the stems with panty hose or masking tape to keep the borers from getting in to the stem. You can make a slit in the stem and remove them, then tape it closed again.…"
Jun 29, 2009
Pat replied to Pat's discussion 'Garden Problems'
"I will try that next year. I gave up on them this year."
Jun 26, 2009
kim bennett replied to Pat's discussion 'Garden Problems'
"pumpkins need lots of poop, and water"
Jun 24, 2009
d. savage replied to Pat's discussion 'Garden Problems'
"It sounds to me like squash vine borer, which is just as nasty as it sounds. I had to cut the vine where it meets the soil, just a small slit, and look for a white-ish worm with a brown tip. And, there it was. (I swear it was looking at me!) Then, i…"
Jun 24, 2009
Pat replied to Mindy's discussion 'mulching a former dog run'
"Has anyone seen or used one of those "doggie septic tanks"? I have seen them advertised and they look pretty simple. Does anyone know if they work? Are they worth the price, or is it something I can do myself?"
Mar 31, 2009
Pat replied to Kelly Dukarski's discussion 'Beekeeping'
"I keep bees. We have 8 hives right now, but we have had as many as 14. If you have any questions, maybe I can help. I am pretty sure we have made most if not all of the beginner mistakes."
Mar 1, 2009

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I have a half acre with 10 bee hives. I sell honey at the local farmer's market and I am looking to expand. I have a small garden, and I am looking to expand it also.
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