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Can't wait to start digging in the earth? Spring is around the corner so it's time to start planning your new garden. New enthusiasts or seasoned gardener, let's share our green gardening tips and joys.

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Gardening for Health - Totnes Healthy Futures.

Started by Lester Unega Waya. Last reply by Neal May 20, 2013. 1 Reply


Canadian Couple's Kitchen Garden Targeted By Authorities

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Michel Aug 14, 2012. 1 Reply

I expected more from the Canadians. This is something that should be encouraged, not deterred.Illegal Front Yard Garden: Canadian Couple's Kitchen Garden Targeted By Authorities…Continue

Tags: Canada, garden


Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Jun 16, 2012. 29 Replies

Although I have mixed feelings about arid landscapes such as the southwestern region of the US, I do really like cacti and succulents. There is just something about the uniqueness of their forms, their ways of adapting to their environment, and…Continue

Tags: succulents, catci, plants, container gardening

Easy methods to Prepare Your own Veg Backyard From Seed-stock

Started by Hope. Last reply by Davy Jun 10, 2012. 3 Replies

Need to make sure gardening for several years, or just using the indisputable fact that next season you can go on the market and search for triumph, one thing could be the same what is going on that for example everything during life, success…Continue

Tags: Veg, Backyard, From, Seed-stock, own

Looking ahead, with a glance back or two...

Started by Don. Last reply by Adriana Feb 27, 2012. 8 Replies

It's time in my neck of the woods to begin thinking about what seeds to order for the coming gardening season.  In March I generally start a number of crops indoors here in northern Vermont so that they'll be ready to venture outside for hardening…Continue

San Francisco’s FREE Farm Stand

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 17, 2011. 0 Replies

by Cathryn WellnerNovember 10, 2011Care 2…Continue

Winter Container Gardening for Small Spaces

Started by Sydni Moser Oct 17, 2011. 0 Replies

posted by Becky StriepeOct 11, 2011Care 2…Continue

Today's King Corn Can Thank A Jumping Gene

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Adriana Oct 10, 2011. 1 Reply

by Dan CharlesOctober 4, 2011NPR -…Continue

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Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 10:00pm

Broken concrete makes good retaining walls as tire walls, but  isn't typically architecturally, or asthetically pleasing.

Why do you think cremation results in more pollution?

Why do many of the living think their dead relatives  must be burried in a graveyard?

Why do many think the remains of dead ones have to be found before there is 'closure?'

Comment by Chris on January 25, 2017 at 2:10am

I worked with a couple of people who purchased houses in different towns that were build on top of garbage dumps. Within a couple of years of moving into their new house they had tires, batteries and other debris coming up through their laws.  Each of them went in with their neighbors filing civil suits for the problem. For both of them the results were that a couple of feet of the ground was removed and new topsoil was installed.

I wonder if the disclosure statement for the property stated that they were living on a garbage dump site.

A number of years ago I read an article about a housing development that was built on, or near a uranium mine. The residences had a high rate of cancer. In that case the disclosure statements acknowledged the uranium.

Comment by Chris on January 25, 2017 at 1:56am

I need to have some retaining walls rebuilt. The existing walls are made of pressure treated wood. They are about 20 years old and are rotten. I don't want to use pressure treated wood as a replacement because the treatment leaches into the soil. I want to plant veggies behind them.

There are a lot of rock walls in this area the Chinese build back in the late 1800's so they are popular in landscaping.  They are oftly expensive to have built. I may just have to bite the cost and have it done that way.  A neighbor suggested using 2" square pipe for uprights with 2" X 8" redwood runners.

Some of the fabricated blocks look interesting. The retaining walls are only about 3' high. I should look at the options for that.

I was thinking of concrete retaining walls with a facia on it.

Where I live it's rocky former lava flow so digging holes requires a jack hammer to set posts.

Any suggestions? 

Comment by Chris on January 25, 2017 at 1:33am

I don't know if this should be in gardening, but it has to do with planting.

Greece offeres graveyards on loan.

With land a valuable resource, Greece requires the recycling of cemetery space. It's a ghastly business...

More in the above link.

Greece seems to have a bunch of wierd rules.

Some have strange (religious) concepts about deceased loved ones  churches and what not.

Composting ash helps the garden.

Comment by Mrs.B on April 21, 2016 at 2:19am

So much work, Daniel, but beautiful.

Are we invited for dinner?....& no, we're not deer or rabbits.....hahaha.

Comment by Davy on July 18, 2013 at 4:42pm

English Pea= Green Peas = Garden Peas!

Comment by Davy on July 14, 2013 at 4:17pm

I have been reading gardening guides that originated in the US, from states like Tennessee, Ohio etc. and they mention in the section where they give the plant and their spacings, they mention English peas. What sort of pea are they? 

Where I come from they are either bush or climbing peas. 

Comment by Don on May 20, 2013 at 9:27pm

Here are my raised beds.  I rake them up each year.  First, the garden on April 23.  Second, on May 8.  Third, on May 18.  We're coming right along.

Comment by A Former Member on May 20, 2013 at 8:50pm

@Neal: They are a means to so many ends. 

Comment by Lester Unega Waya on May 20, 2013 at 8:45pm


Here's some examples of raised beds.

Here's how they do it in Lesotho in Africa.


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