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Gardening out in the deep blue sea...

I am on the board for a non-profit marine conservation organization.One of the new ideas we are tossing around is constructing a large garden ontop a bardge in the ocean. We would like to potentially…Continue

Started Jun 9, 2011

Straw"berries" disappearing act
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I am having a lot of problems with my strawberries disappearing before I can even pick them! I can't tell if it is the birds or the cats :( Any ideas (other than covering the plants) on how to keep…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by pelenaka May 28, 2011.

Help with Herbs
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Over the past few years I have managed to turn my thumb from purple to green.... Except for when it comes to herbs! I can not for the life of me get my herbs to germinate from seed. I have tried…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aliza Ess May 13, 2011.

Kale going to seed...
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We have a super abundance of Kale, some of our older plants are starting to flower. We have cut the tops and ate them, but I heard you could sprout the seeds as well. Has anyone done this?Tips or…Continue

Tags: germination, sprouts, flowering, Kale

Started this discussion. Last reply by kristin clapper Apr 25, 2011.

 

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Karin Bosela replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Bagels... receipe anyone?' in the group BREAD!
"Hi Appleblossom 79 I don't use corn or soy but I do use olive oil - if you use a light one it has no taste."
May 6, 2013
Appleblossom 79 replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Bagels... receipe anyone?' in the group BREAD!
"Is there any other oil that can be used besides vegetable oil?  I would like to try to stay from anything that may have corn or soy in it....or is there a specific brand that anyone know of that doesn't have these in there?   Thanks…"
May 6, 2013
Ryan Lucas replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Bagels... receipe anyone?' in the group BREAD!
"So the big difference (from my observations) from a bread recipe is the absence of dairy (i.e. milk and butter).  I may have to try this soon.  Thanks all for the posts."
Apr 17, 2013
Karin Bosela replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Bagels... receipe anyone?' in the group BREAD!
"Water Bagels 1 tablespoon active dry yeast2 cups water, warm1/4 cup instant malted milk powder or non-diastatic malt powder2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 tablespoon salt5 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose FlourWater Bath2 quarts water2…"
Apr 17, 2013
Cody replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Bagels... receipe anyone?' in the group BREAD!
"Hello, very new to this discussion but I do have some insights...   Why boil the bagel?  There are a few reasons.  First and foremost, boiling the bagel helps in setting the crust which prevents the bagel from rising further while…"
Nov 11, 2011
kristin clapper posted a discussion

Gardening out in the deep blue sea...

I am on the board for a non-profit marine conservation organization.One of the new ideas we are tossing around is constructing a large garden ontop a bardge in the ocean. We would like to potentially grow enough food to donate to local soup kitchens/homeless shelters, as well as sell at our local farmers market. I haven't been able to find much info on Veggies that grow well in these conditions- nor about being able to water them using the ocean water. Any further info, or ideas or thoughts…See More
Jun 9, 2011
pelenaka replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Straw"berries" disappearing act'
"I have Bluejays that eat my strawberries along with slugs and squirrels. This year I am hanging Irish Spring Soap in pantyhose from trees & trellises, even garden stakes. I'm also using cd suppended as windchimes. Last year I was robbed…"
May 28, 2011
Aliza Ess replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Help with Herbs'
"I've found that cuttings generally do better for perennials than seeds. Faster, too! For oregano, chamomile, and mint, just dig up some of the plant with the root and transplant in a new location. I have tried growing cuttings of lavender,…"
May 13, 2011
kristin clapper replied to Torry's discussion 'starting a barter circle' in the group Resurrect the Barter!
"I love this idea! And can't wait to see others suggestions.. I am a graphic designer and websites, logos, fliers, & marketing are my forte- so if you need any help in those departments- let me know Id be glad to help out!Do you have a local…"
May 13, 2011
kristin clapper commented on High Mowing Organic Seeds's blog post 'Medicinal Qualities of Organic Culinary Plants'
"haha we also used raw garlic to remove a wart on my friends hand! Two weeks of keeping the garlic wrapped over the wart, and one day it was just gone!"
May 12, 2011
Torry replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Straw"berries" disappearing act'
"Not sure why a cat (or a bird) would eat a strawberry.  Ideas other than covering?!?  Dunno.  Monofilament netting is pretty effective, and for ground plants like strawberries does not harm avian wildlife.  You prolly got a…"
May 10, 2011
kristin clapper posted a discussion

Straw"berries" disappearing act

I am having a lot of problems with my strawberries disappearing before I can even pick them! I can't tell if it is the birds or the cats :( Any ideas (other than covering the plants) on how to keep them from eating the berries?See More
May 10, 2011
kristin clapper commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Local Food / Farmers' Market Class in NYC'
"I think a good point to address is to buy what is in season. A lot of farmers markets (mine included) the vendors bring in all sorts of fruits and veggies to meet the "demands" but they are not necessarily in season, or organic even. You…"
May 10, 2011
kristin clapper replied to Cornelia's discussion 'DIY Organic Hair Powder' in the group Homemade Cosmetics
"Hey Robin! I love hearing about your experiments! Oh man when I started with the castille soap I had the same thing happen- It took maybe about a week for it to feel normal again. After reading and talking with a lot of others, they say that it is…"
May 5, 2011
Kristie Nackord and kristin clapper are now friends
May 2, 2011
kristin clapper replied to kristin clapper's discussion 'Help with Herbs'
"Wow Kristie... You know that is so interesting to think about- I am kind of battling a little internal thing right now and it all started during the herbs wont germinate debacle! I have been singing to them and talking to them, and to no avail...…"
May 2, 2011

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At 11:34am on April 20, 2011, Shellie A. Gades said…
Kristin - love your hats and aprons!!!
At 3:13pm on March 23, 2011, Caroline Malcolm said…

Welcome to Homegrown, Kristin! We're happy to have you join the community.  From your interests, DIY projects, and photos it looks like you epitomize homegrown livin'!  Please share more with us in a blog post - we'd love to see what you're up to!

 
 
 

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