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posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 09:35 PM
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Gardening forum would be c00l!

There is a lot to learn and it would be nice to read and share new ideas and what not. 3rd year of Gardening for me and I feel like I've learned just about everything but I always find myself learning something new. So why not create a Gardening Forum on a site filled with intelligent and talented members?!

My Dream is to create an Edible landscape over time. Each Spring i'll go out to the farmers markets to buy Fruit Trees and Native Fruit bearing species to plant on my Fathers 30 acres of land (Which I hope to inherit one day).




posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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You should start now if he will let you use the land. Lots of trees and fruit bushes are available for free (adleast here in the UK) if you approach the correct charities. If you cannot get the land there is nothing wrong with a little guerilla gardening. There are lots of bits of unused land around even in the cities. It would allow you to get more experience growing things and would increase the biodiversity in the area and stock for later use.

Once you have a few bushes it is easy to take cutting. If you want to save money and are patient seeds are a lot cheaper to start off with. With a little care and nurturing you can grow a lot with very little money
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An edible forest is a fantastic idea and it provides in other ways too. Some trees can be eaten and almost all trees have herbal properties too. You don not have to just eat them. They can provide health benefits in times of need. It is easy to learn to make things like herbal tinctures too.

Peoples in the rainforest still make edible fruit islands it is an old hunter gather method of farming. It works well because the forest helps to keep pests down and provides microbes for the soil Maybe you should have a little look at permaculture and biodynamic gardening.. They are things I want to play with more if I have time..

Anyways good luck with your gardening....

Kind Regards

purp



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by purplemer
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Someone stared a garden thread I will try and dig it out. For the time being that will have to suffice. I will find a link to it for you...


Yes someone did start a thread - it was me! Link to it is below for anyone who is interested. Been getting some steady traffic. The gardening season has just begun so I will be posting in there until at least September.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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My only question is would this be a Gardening forum or a Monsanto forum? I like the idea of a forum about gardening. Monsanto, not so much.
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posted on Apr, 28 2013 @ 05:55 AM
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Had to jump in on this thread, your idea of edible landscaping has always been my main goal on my own bit of land. I don't know the weather conditions or zone of your area so I will mention a few ideas that work in my zone 8 land.

Planting fruit and nut trees is perfect. Along with that I would recommend planting undergrowth such as spearmint, cilantro, lavender, dill, chamomile, parsley, borage, etc. Just plant a few and allow them to seed out, with good sun and rain they will naturalize into the landscape. I learned this technique when I lived in France for a few years. Give it a go and play it by ear to see what works in your area.

I want a gardening forum too!

STM
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posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 10:56 AM
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Well I'm quiet satisfied with gardening which brings a healthy nature and a healthy life. We can plant various flowers, edible trees, fruits and nut trees which are helpful for our health. I think it's quiet interesting guys. We can also make our leisure time quite creative which brings a sustainable living. Actually what is sustainable living? Well we can also make benefit to the environment. So I think every person even with a small land area can start gardening and enjoy their own natural and healthy product.
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edit on 1-9-2013 by pm14pm because: I just thought to write something new but have no idea about that now. Thanks.





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