January 2010 Blog Posts (49)

Newsletter Interest Anyone?

I just today received in the mail our Nature Coast Master Gardener (FL) newsletter today , which I have the privilege of editing. If you would like to check it out,go to: http://www.ncmgfl.org/; then click the link News and Info. I am always interested in reading other newsletters as I learn from them. I'm always looking for ways to improve our publication.

How many other newsletter editors or contributors are out there with ideas to share?

Added by Hjordis Owens on January 5, 2010 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Pebbles & children

There is something about pebbles that draw kids of all ages. With this idea in mind, I have decided that one element I want to put in my garden this coming summer is a pebble mosaic. Something whimsical that would draw a child in... regardless of their age. Perhaps something that includes dribbling water and other fun elements.



It was all inspired by my granddaughter, Tando this past summer, as she discovered rocks, and gravel & water & green things. Watching her discover the… Continue

Added by Anisah David on January 5, 2010 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Taking Stock in our Harvest in 2010

After reading an article in Mother Earth News I've been inspired to keep a spreadsheet on the costs and savings from having a vegetable garden this year. I have a scale that I will weigh my harvest with and then will check out local prices for organic produce to compare. I've already started my spreadsheet with costs so far.



So for set up this season, including hiring… Continue

Added by Rachel on January 4, 2010 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Fulton Nursery Update

So I have approximately 250 agaves that are 2-3 years old and will fill out a 5 Gallon Liner nicely. I am thinking about trying to sell them for $10.00 during events in the Fulton area this spring.

Added by John Tx Zone 9 on January 3, 2010 at 1:06pm — 3 Comments

Snowy day in NE Ohio!

Jan. 3, 2010. What a snowy, blustery day it has been! It was snowing when we got up this morning and its still snowing this afternoon! We have a foot or more on the ground and its still coming! We played with the dogs this morning in the snow and fed the birds. Now its nice to sit in our warm cozy house, see the snow falling and watch the birds at the feeders. I had a couple 3 gallon nursery pots that I cut the bottoms out of and slipped over a couple lilac trees to keep the dogs from peeing on… Continue

Added by Deborah Miller on January 3, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Worm Composting: Way to a successful waste composting

Knowing and understanding Worm Composting



In every worm composting process, you need to start on the first step. There’s no thing as acceleration here, you have really to do all the necessary things before proceeding into the next level. In worm composting, the first step is you should already decide what kind of worms you will be using in your compost.



Maybe you are now thinking of the worms outside your house, but just to warn you it is never been advisable to use… Continue

Added by Camille Lozano on January 3, 2010 at 11:36am — No Comments

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