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posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:14 AM
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Hello peeps

What would you think about a gardening Forum. I think many aspects of gardening fall into the remit of survival. Learning how to grow edible food and herbs and how to collect seeds and stuff like that. I myself have been gardening for about 5 years now. I have learned a lot but would still call myself a novice.

I now grow a good crop of many vegetables and herbs. I have learned how to make my own soils from scratch and learned a lot about different composting techniques. I plan in the future to experiment with straw bale gardening and making my own biochar.

I think a Gardening Forum in off topics would be a good idea. Lots of people like gardening me included and it would be a good meeting place to share ideas are experiences. ...

Just an idea..

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posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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Think it a good idea. Being able share and pass the knowledge, but its really upto Ats.


 
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posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:24 AM
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I think it is a wonderful idea!

Antar started a thread a while ago about gardening. It started out in the Survival Forum, but was moved to Chit Chat.
Do something everyday (2013 Gardens)

It hasn't seen much activity.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Okay. I would like it because you said "different soils" alone!

What the hades is different soils?

Dirt ain't just dirt?



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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Yes please! I would love to have a gardening forum.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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I live on a rocky pennisula surrounded by moorland and sea on three sides. Soil here is nearly no existent. I learned that different plants thrive better in different soils. So I made heavy soils for my brassicas for example. I did this by mixing peat dust from the moors with sheep poop and seeweed. Topped with my homemade compost.

Things like garlic beds I done really light, I collected soil from the Machair beaches. Which is a compostite of shell and a light soil and added rich seaweed compost and charcoal. These where underlayed with about 8 inches of crushed shell from the beach

I am atm making a bed around the back. In this bed I want to add my own home made biochar. Making biochar is like making charcoal but different. This is a technique first used in the rainforest. It helps with the slow release of nutirents into the soil, helps retain water in times of drought, adds air to the soil and locks carbon into the ground. It is a relatively new technqiue in the west and still in its experimental stages.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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Thanks for that. Subscribed to the thread and flagged.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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Its worth asking but you are right really it is up to ATS.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by beezzer
 


I live on a rocky pennisula surrounded by moorland and sea on three sides. Soil here is nearly no existent. I learned that different plants thrive better in different soils. So I made heavy soils for my brassicas for example. I did this by mixing peat dust from the moors with sheep poop and seeweed. Topped with my homemade compost.

Things like garlic beds I done really light, I collected soil from the Machair beaches. Which is a compostite of shell and a light soil and added rich seaweed compost and charcoal. These where underlayed with about 8 inches of crushed shell from the beach

I am atm making a bed around the back. In this bed I want to add my own home made biochar. Making biochar is like making charcoal but different. This is a technique first used in the rainforest. It helps with the slow release of nutirents into the soil, helps retain water in times of drought, adds air to the soil and locks carbon into the ground. It is a relatively new technqiue in the west and still in its experimental stages.


I could really, honestly, learn something from a Garden Forum!

*applause* to you!



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 11:47 AM
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I completely missed that thread as well.

I have a problem with hard red clay soil, so I can appreciate the effort you have put in, working with your own conditions. I think some guides to dealing with less than favorable gardening conditions from experienced ats gardeners would be nice.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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yes!! I think it would be a wonderful idea. gardening is a hobby for some, but also important in survival.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 03:10 PM
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This is a fantastic idea..!


Good thought purplemer.. We could all learn something from one another, and what I would love about it especially is that it could be peeps giving first hand knowledge to us from experience..
Please ATS can we have a Gardening Forum...!



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 03:17 PM
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Lots of gardeners on ATS I can see this could be interesting and helpful.
Kind of surprised no one has suggested it before actuallly.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 04:41 PM
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Oooooo.

I think that's a great idea!

But only if we don't have any "Bat Boy Found In My Garden!" threads!




posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 04:47 PM
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I would LOVE a gardening forum! Gardening is my "thing". To me, it is one of the most important things anybody can do, on so many levels. Fresh food is the number one aspect of it, but there are many underlying benefits such as getting the entire family outside into the fresh air (if that's what you want to call it nowadays...) to work together on something constructive and educational.

I have a lot to offer for such a forum, so count me in! Hopefully they will create one
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posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 04:50 PM
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I'm right there with you ALL!? gardening and growing things is as 'second nature' as brushing / flossing!


Even if it is Chit Chat or in Food & Cooking (?)

Still all the same, and no matter, able to discuss techniques, strategies and the like. (?)

Cutting broccoli and starting tomatoes/peppers here in San Antone.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 05:04 PM
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Good luck with your tomatoes/peppers. I will need a greenhouse before attempting such plants. I just seeded up a load of purple sprouting / kale / beans / lettuce. Its spring time here.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 05:55 PM
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great idea



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:14 PM
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Yes - I would like that.

More of a perma-culture kind of forum you know?

Could bring a wealth of knowledge to the community.



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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I agree and also think a gardening forum is a great idea.

I am going to try to step it up this year. I will be planting an all heirloom garden and want to start saving seeds and what not.





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