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        04-10-2013, 10:18 PM
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    It is a building (my house, lol) I live in the city you see ;). And yes the soil is very alkaline and filled with rocks ><, but when it gets warmer my dad and me intend to dig out a foot of soil, build a raised bed and then add some good stuff. ;) I shall be getting a pH tester to make sure the new earth is well balanced for my plants as well.
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        04-10-2013, 11:43 PM
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    Interesting. Our soil is very acidic. The rain causes it to be that way . We have to add Lime from time to time to make it more alkaline. The moss just loves tha acidic soil. My front lawn is now solid moss.
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        04-10-2013, 11:53 PM
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    My mom works for our extension office and she did the MG class a few years ago. I love the resource material she got with it. I frequently reference her big binder.

    Any thoughts on good plants for my new fish/garden pond? I think I want a hardy lily of some sort and planned to have a bit of water lettuce for the fish. Other than that would like to use semi and submerged pots. Here is the most recent shot of my pond in progress. The yard around will become stone patio. I plan to put 2 big potted ferns on either side of the filter box to help hide it.
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        04-11-2013, 12:06 AM
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    Any thoughts on good plants for my new fish/garden pond? I think I want a hardy lily of some sort and planned to have a bit of water lettuce for the fish. Other than that would like to use semi and submerged pots. Here is the most recent shot of my pond in progress. The yard around will become stone patio. I plan to put 2 big potted ferns on either side of the filter box to help hide it.
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    We built a pond very similar to yours into my mommas deck. She planted lemon grass on the back side of it and it looks so natural and doesn't require any care. Well other the cutting back when it gets a lil over grown.
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        04-11-2013, 12:19 AM
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    Would papyrus work? Or is your climate too cold?
         
        04-11-2013, 09:15 AM
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    I think it's likely too cold for papyrus. Might be something that I could winter in the house though? From what I've looked at they are listed zone 8 and above. Depending on which map you look at I am in zone 4 or 5.

    Any pics of her pond Phly? Lemon grass would be a great option, added to the list of possibles :)
         
        04-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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    Green Broke
    I have to add some compost to my soil, I am in a clay 5. Hold water, crappy for soil. My tomatoes do good with compost, fertilzer and they are in full sun.
    Well, as long as the grasshoppers and rodents leave them alone..
    I liked the MG class that I took at the Jr College. Some info I found useful, some was a repeat , but there were nice people in the class.
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        04-12-2013, 10:00 PM
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    Just popping in and haven't read much of the other posts - has anyone had any luck growing artichoke? I've planted several plants this spring and they are about 8 inches tall and thriving. Considering they are related to thistles (and thistles grow over 5 foot tall here in TX), I thought it would be easy to do...time will tell! But I'm curious to know if anyone else has had any luck with them?
         
        04-13-2013, 02:03 AM
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    Trained
    HELP!
    Mom is making a run to the Amish bulk food store!
    Am I forgetting something???
    Citric/ascorbic acid
    Pickling salt
    Fruit pectin
    Dried dill
    Crushed red peppers
    Bay leaves
    Mustard seed & powder
    Turmeric
    Dill seeds & dried dill
    Black pepper corn
    Celery seed
    Marjoram
    Dried oregano
    Garlic granules roasted
    Roasted red/green peppers
    Celery flakes
    Thyme
    Cayenne pepper
    Thyme
    Dried green onions
    Sea salt
    Corn starch
    Baking powder
    (This is my canning/staple list, she would stroke if I re upped on everything, LOL!)

    Anything you guys use? Anything else I need for canning? Thanks!!! Wish I was with her, I can spend DAYS in there!

    Lockwood, flours you love? I spaced it and can't find that recipe you posted for me... I know it's buried in my special box...
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        04-13-2013, 02:34 AM
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    M what about iris? Don't spread too bad and add great height. Get those giant lily pads, the ones that look like pizzas! You have the room!
    I asked mom what she had in hers, sent me photos out of a magazine that she'd had. I'll post in the morning.
    It's lookin awesome super amazing!
    Way to go! Find any gold yet? :P
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