Burpee Community - Organic Gardening http://www.burpee.com/community/forums/organic-gardening Burpee Community - Organic Gardening en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Gardening with chickens...]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/740/gardening-with-chickens Hi,

I have chickens.  They free range under supervision.  Well, most of the time.  So much is offered for bug killing, fertilizers etc.  All to have the best crops ever, best yeilds.  What can I use to get all the best results when I have chickens forageing around pecking at the dirt, eating plant leaves etc.  Yes, I can keep them out, but I want to do all organically.  Anyone out there with chickens have advice and suggestions on burpee products to use??

Thanks a lot..

poochgrmr  Smile

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/740/gardening-with-chickens April 29, 2014
January 9, 2014 January 9, 2014 <![CDATA[Georgia Gardening]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/719/georgia-gardening Hi, Growing a garden in Georgia is not the easiest thing to do.  Or at least not for me.  My gardens start out good, but soon dry out and die.  I ordered me a book yesterday about square inch gardening.  I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to maintain a garden here in Georgia.  I have very limited space so I have a 4 x 4 garden space and also plant a lot of things in containers. I also just purchased me a small green house so I am hoping I can get some seeds going so they can be strong and healthy before I put them in the ground.

Is there a way to block the hot sun to shield the plants? Is there a secret to watering the plants so they do not dry as fast? Thanks in advance for any suggestions on how to better garden in the South.

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/719/georgia-gardening January 9, 2014
<![CDATA[Pine tree mulch]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/362/pine-tree-mulch People next door just cut down a huge pine tree. When I saw them doing this, I asked if I could have some ofthe mulch they made from it. They said I could have all I wanted. They even brought it to my back yard. They baged it up in large yard bags, like the big leave bags. Well I noticed when I opened some of the bags, it was wet inside and not sure but may have molded, but it didnt smell like mold. 

Is it mold? and if so, can I still use it? Should I dump it out of the bags to air out? I hope this is still useable, to this newbie gardener, it looks like a gold mine. Please set me straight, I can take it :*)

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/362/pine-tree-mulch September 1, 2012
<![CDATA[can i get some help ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/598/can-i-get-some-help- im new at reasbed gardening and not shar if im doing it right do i need to put land sacp fabrek down frist im use 2x12 for the beds if you can help me i woud be thank ful to you im doing a organic gardening

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/598/can-i-get-some-help- March 31, 2013
<![CDATA[Plant Dyes]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/651/plant-dyes Is anyone using plants to dye natural fiber?  I'm wondering what I can grow in Somis.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/651/plant-dyes June 13, 2013
<![CDATA[Gambling on Frost Free]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/628/gambling-on-frost-free Once the calendar turns to May the number of days to frost free are reduced to just a handful. The run up to the official date can have some great weather and it is a shame not to plant some summer beans in the sunshine. Some gardeners wait until the official date, others gamble with nature knowing that they could lose but only half a pack of green bean seeds. The reward of winning is a harvest 2 wks ahead of those who wait. So who gambles on those last few days of frost free and who is cautioius. I am a gambler!

Note that I do not gamble with tomatoes and pepper or basil which need warm soil and do not go in unless I am certain that we have settled summer weather/

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/628/gambling-on-frost-free April 23, 2013
<![CDATA[Weeds from neighbors field.... HELP!!]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/593/weeds-from-neighbors-field-help%21%21 Our property is bordered by 3 other acreages.... the neighbor in back mow their weeds frequently but not by our fence so they creep over & under. Our fence is wide spaced wire. My DH had a stroke & I had heart surgery so we are limited in physical work on the place. We live on our daughter's 3 acres & her kids help a lot with the gardening.

 I have thot of a reed type fence along the ares where the weeds are most prolific and the boys could help us with it. Might help with the skunks & deer who can see through & wander though andover the fence!! We do take advantage of their huge wild blackberry vine that we have allowed to grow over a cattle wire tunnel which allows the dog to run through & easy access to the wonderful fruit.

Any other ideas to keep that fence covered? vines... ? tall flowers? 

We do not use round up or other chemicals... do use Gardens Alive sprays as they are not toxic but not long lasting as round up is.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/593/weeds-from-neighbors-field-help%21%21 March 26, 2013
<![CDATA[cover crops]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/566/cover-crops Has anyone ever planted Alfalfa as a cover crop during the summer to help imrove the soil? I was thinking of planting it because it says that it is a wonderful fertilizer. It is so expensive to buy to just sprinkle while you plant, so i was trying to figure out a less expensive way. And then I would just till it under before I plant again next year. It only grows up to 24 inches so i don't figure it would be too invasive to like tomatoes or peppers or potatoes'I would really like to hear someones thoughts on this. Thank you and have a great day.    Tracy

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/566/cover-crops February 28, 2013
<![CDATA[Easter Time!]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/592/easter-time%21 How is everyone preparing for the Holiday?  Are you getting an egg hunt ready?


Are you dying eggs this year?  If so are you planning on making your own dye or buying it from the store?  Here are some natural egg dye recipes to try out:  http://www.bhg.com/holidays/easter/eggs/natural-easter-egg-dyes/

 

 

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/592/easter-time%21 March 26, 2013
<![CDATA[lasagne gardening]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/505/lasagne-gardening I would like to try lasagne gardening for potatoes. I read to put several layers of non colored newspaper on bottom and lay my seed potato on top and then cotinue with aged hay, compost and on. My question is instead of newspaper can I use egg crates, not the styraphoam ones but the ones that are biodegradable? Thank you for the info      tracy

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/505/lasagne-gardening January 16, 2013
<![CDATA[Why do you garden organically?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/361/why-do-you-garden-organically There are many reasons to garden organically, we would like to hear yours.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/361/why-do-you-garden-organically August 23, 2011
<![CDATA[The Tips Of Your Flower Garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/356/the-tips-of-your-flower-garden Some of the tips given concern having a mix-and-match garden that displays flowers and plenty of colors all year round! There are early bloomers, late bloomers and mid-season bloomers to choose from. The "early" ones and "late" ones can grow in side-by-side rows, to exhibit alternate blooming times. So also perennials and bulbs. Many more combinations can be tried out, depending on your creativity!


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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/356/the-tips-of-your-flower-garden October 3, 2012
<![CDATA[Range Of Your Flowering Plants]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/357/range-of--your-flowering-plants Your local garden center will have a wide range of flowering plants that will do well in your area. If you want some instant color for your flower garden, buy plants that are blooming, or just about to bloom.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/357/range-of--your-flowering-plants October 2, 2012
<![CDATA[ The Flowers to grow in your Flower Garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/358/-the-flowers-to-grow-in-your-flower-garden The big question that arises then is selecting the flowers to grow in your flower garden. This will not only depend on the gardener's own personal tastes but more importantly on growing conditions, style of the flower garden and other similar practical conditions. Try to pick as many native flowers as possible for best results. However, there may be some non-native flowers that are adaptable and may fit in well with your existing native ones. The key to this is to find a successful combination that works without being environmentally irresponsible.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/358/-the-flowers-to-grow-in-your-flower-garden October 2, 2012
<![CDATA[DESIGN YOUR Garden]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/359/design-your-garden Identify plants and places for pots as they form an important component of the garden. A separate location for developing pots in an enclosed area to maintain the supply chain of seasonal flowers in the garden is essential.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/359/design-your-garden October 1, 2012
<![CDATA[PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/360/planning-considerations A home garden is developed differently by different people. The following points have to be considered while setting a new garden or renovating an existing garden. These points are very basic and can be implemented conveniently. However professional help within reasonable financial limits is always better than a novice effort.

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http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/360/planning-considerations September 28, 2012