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    Weed ID - Found in our woods - East Texas

    DH & I were cutting Sow Thistle for our goats this evening. As we worked I saw the following weeds & wondered what they are: 1. I'm thinking this is some kind of wild rose? 2. This is next to the rose like plant, and looks similar. But, the leaves are bigger and on one stem, there are 5...
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    Rainwater Collection

    We have obtained some 275 gallon water totes, in a metal cage. Our plan is to use the totes for aquaponics. I have included info about those totes in "Aquaponics Anyone?" I have been asked to start a thread on rainwater collection. At risk of being redundant, and to get things started here, I...
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    Devonviolet Acres

    Now that we are ready to start growing veggies here, on Devonviolet Acres, I thought I would start a journal to track our journey. Today, I thought I would give a "brief" [:hide] history of how we got here. :lol: We moved to beautiful East Texas a year ago last January, after a six month search...
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    Aquaponics anyone?

    DH & I are seriously looking into using our canvas garage frame to start doing aquaponics. The garage is a metal pipe structure with a plastic canvas cover. It is approximately 10X17X9'h at the peak. We would remove the cover & replace it with UV safe plastic with a mesh core & add wood...
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    Planting fresh corn kernels

    I recently purchased some of the Glass Gem Corn seeds, to plant this coming Spring. :weee Since it is so expensive, my plan is to grow this for seed corn only the first year. Well, we might save our a few dried ears for popcorn. :celebrate I know saving corn for next year is as easy as drying...
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    Floribunda Rose Petals

    When we bought our little farm last fall, the front of the house was planted with red Floribunda Roses. This Spring, when they started to bloom, I was thrilled! They looked so pretty! Then yesterday, as I stood enjoying them, it dawned on me, that I had a treasure trove of rose petals, that...
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    Hello from East Texas

    Hi all, I moved Southeast of Sulphur Springs, TX last January. I have gardened in four different states and too many cities to count. I enjoy growing flowers, but my favorite kind of gardening is vegetables and medicinal herbs. I'm looking forward to meeting other gardening enthusiast, here...
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