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Yasmeen Johl

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BOOST FLOWERING IN ROSES, IMPATIENS, TOMATOES AND BULBOUS FLOWERS.
http://budscape.net/promote-flowering-with-bonemeal-natural-ways-to-fertilize-3/
Bonemeal is a coarsely ground dirty whitish brown powder used as a nutrition supplement for flowering plants. It is made of, as the name suggests, crushed animal bones, steamed into a usable form. It is a great source of Phosphorous & Calcium for plants. Phosphorous is the P in NPK and is essential for formation of flowers, hence it is a great source of nutrition for flowering plants and vegetables as well. Calcium strengthens the stems and ...
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#Apples   #SummerRed   #Dehydrating  

A small basket of Summer Red apples that I will be dehydrating.
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They are beautiful. 
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Angie Laing

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Lesley Smith

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Let the sunshine spill out of our #homegrown #birdseeds! We have replaced the black sunflowers in our Original #FarmMix with premium grade #sunflower hearts and....http://goo.gl/CFbztv!
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Ra Denney

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Minnehaha
3 months old
3.0 ounces
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+Nathanael Szobody aren't we all
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Tom Jones

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Looks like I may get a papaya before fall hits....as this one is turning yellow...the little trees are under the edge of the patio awning so even though they set fruit they are more for decoration...but spring and fall they with an angled sun, the plants get a pretty good morning sun, so good chance to get a ripe one yet.
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Tom Jones

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3 1/2 pounds (55 figs) today....(piled high in this 10 1/2 inch diameter bowl) 7 ate already not shown....the "whole" dried ones have a lot tastier flavor than the "quartered" ones I dried....thinking would like to dry more whole figs, but the weather is already less hot, and days growing shorter...so we'll see...Jam maybe?...freeze some like strawberries?....or just pass around to the neighbors, or both? I have to make the tree smaller next year....getting out of hand...but, producing a LOT of fruit this year for a little micro yard tree...
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Yum! I miss my fig tree at my old house, but the neighbors love eating from it nonetheless.
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My green chilly plant
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Life on Pig Row

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Any tips for preserving cucumbers? Any recipes?
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+L Groh Wow, just looked at here http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/pickling/seven-day-sweet-pickle-recipe-zerz1509zolc.aspx that's one heck of a process. Thanks for sharing.
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G4 Peace

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Xena, Protector of the garden returns!!!
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+Double Dog Farm Or she gets caught in their paw. I rather think they would protect the garden in harmony.
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Backyard Farming is a community of food growing, garden making, chicken raising, bee keeping enthusiasts who want to see a return to a healthier, more sustainable and locally-focused way of living. #homesteading #gardening #chickens #livestock #prepping #self-sufficiency Share, discuss, and learn but remain respectful along the way. Group Founded by Angela England of Untrained Housewife - Author of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) - and Getting Prepared - http://bit.ly/GettingPrepared
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Andres Mejia

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2nd try....
Tasty Carrots and Beets. The stubby carrots are called Oxhearts. They very carrot-y carrots yo.
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Very nice love caramelized carrots and buttered beets.
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Experimenting With Ways to Kill Flea Beetles and Blister Beetles on Eggplant. DIY Insect Control.
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We've been carrying lots of remedial works for a school over the holidays. We noticed this fagus tree has had a lot of foot traffic under it causing the the ground to get compacted. To allow the children to keep using this space and prevent any further damage to the feeding roots of the tree, we applied a layer of mulch around the base of the tree and made some log seats for an out door classroom. The mulch will slowly break down and help supply the tree with valuable nitrates and increase the water retentive properties of the soil.
If you have any questions about Plant Heath Care, please feel free to contact us.
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G4 Peace

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I know, we must get rid of the thistle, but the bees are loving it!
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I agree as they say, some see weeds, some see flowers,SOME SEE PROTECTION OF A SPECIE'S!! My husband is very into milkweed the monarch butterfly uses it to lay their eggs. 
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Yasmeen Johl

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Did you know that mint is easy to propagate even in water? Look at mint in a new light and discover great benefits!
http://budscape.net/how-to-propagate-mint-pudina/
Subscribe in a reader While the color mint may be doing rounds in the fashion circles, what rocks a gardener's boat is the fresh aromatic mint thriving in our own backyards.. nothing screams summer more than blooming Portulacas and ready-to-pluck perky green scented leaves of mint! A vigorous grower, mint is much more versatile than a standard addition to our lime drinks and chutneys. If i could have my way, i'd plant it all around the ...
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Tom Jones

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My new fig dryer....an old aluminum turkey pan with screen stretched across the top; gives me about 3 or more inches of air underneath the figs...also the reflective qualities may help with heat for drying...folded screen over top cover them, with crossed clothespins sticking up to keep screen off the figs....if we run out of enough sunny days...can always finish off with the oven...(my neighbors were happy to get a Baggie full.)

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+Aaron Aveiro Yes, except I am using sunlight (and my oven pilot light at night). A store near here did have some nice dried figs in the past, but I think they switched suppliers this year because they now have both fresh and dried, but neither looks like they were picked fully ripened. (dried some earlier...see previous posts).
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Ed Schernau

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Are tomatoes supposed to be ripe at this point?
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What point?
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Steve Sears

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For those asking, here is the "mother" of the sunflower. As you can see, it's big too
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You drive me crazy lol love it
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Steve Sears

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one of the King Kongs in the garden
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I live near a river and have good soil. Since there are on the edge of the garden, they really did not receive anything special but water.
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Wayne Steele

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Takin breather in peaceful place

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