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Entering the fray

Huh. I just realized I had a blog here! Bad me -I've been a member how long now?

So, it's January. I'm contemplating ways, means, and the ever popular "Do I have enough energy for this?" of the plotting out, building up, and prepping of the garden. Being as, for some weird reason, it is 60=something in January, in Kansas, and therefore good weather for doing so. (I am firmly of the belief, incidentally, that there will be a blizzard in July to make up for…

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Added by Jana Franzen on January 10, 2012 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

Expectations: Planting Seeds





Who turns their living room into a green house?



Dirt covers my floors, couch, dining hutch, and end tables. Make shift seedling pots are over ever flat surface available. There are sour cream, yogurt, coffee cups, baby food containers, non-dairy coffee creamer jugs, peat pots, etc. anything I could get my hands… Continue

Added by Lauren Klouda on April 21, 2011 at 3:15am — 6 Comments

DIY PVC Grow Lights

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Added by me on February 24, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Early Season Preparation For The Garden Lights Landscape Up In Spring

Baby, it’s cold outside, but spring is just around the corner, so even if you don’t garden year-round outdoors, now is the time to prepare for spring. Getting a head start on the growing season indoors will insure your garden lights the landscape up come spring.



Make a list of what you want to grow, take inventory of what you have, then sit down with your seed catalogs and order what you want. Don’t wait too late in the season because not only might you be faced with items you want… Continue

Added by Sheri Ann Richerson on January 12, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Shoplights, My Seed-Starting Sun-Sub

I have a grow-op in my basement. It's not what you think. I have more than 60 baby pepper plants, 100 baby tomatos, 3 hibiscus, 5 brugmansia trees, 2 abuliton, jacobinias, artichokes, 5 varieties of basil, a goji berry yearling, and many many other beautiful or edible plants that would be dead if I left them outside for the winter. I grew a pineapple in my basement. If I used high pressure sodium grow lights, the utility bills would kill me. Instead, I have 5 banks of fluorescent shop lights… Continue

Added by melissa krone on May 13, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Getting Ready to Order Seed and Such!

Well, we got the bad news this week- they've again tightened credit standards for mortgage loans, so no new farm for us for the time being. Hell with it, the longer we save, the faster we can pay it off and be totally debt free! While it's disappointing, my faith tells me that everything happens for a reason and in it's proper time. Perhaps that particular farm we first wanted is not where we are meant to be!



That all said, I'm preparing my seed orders for this year! I've decided to… Continue

Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on February 14, 2009 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

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