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03-06-2015, 05:46 PM #16
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-06-2015, 05:01 AM)Shadow Wrote:  2013 first frost August 1.
2014 first frost August 15.

My gardening is very limited bored.gif
sQUASH i TRIED 3 TIMES BOTH YEARS vic.gif

Hey Shadow, why not order this heritage squash...it's only $4.00 for a pack of seeds, and maybe their kale fertilizer too? I mean if it was successful in the Northeast of the U.S. with their freaky bad weather, it must be very hardy.

İmage

Quote:Canada Crookneck Squash
C. moschata; Certified Organic

NEW FOR 2015! (110 days) I'm so pleased to be able to offer this ancient squash variety! At one time extremely popular, especially in the U.S. Northeast, this squash almost became extinct and is still considered endangered. Grown by the Iroquois, it was first offered commercially by Charles H. Hovey in the U.S., although it was grown before that. Little information is available about its Canadian roots, although I did find a reference to it in Henry David Thoreau's book "A Yankee in Canada" from 1850 describing his attempts to find seed for "the real Canada Crookneck squash" in Quebec. Growing to 12" and weighing about 2-4 lbs, the fruits have an incredibly sweet, rich, nutty taste and meaty texture. They have a bulbous end and a long, crooked neck with pale, tan skin. It was the neck that did them in. When long distance shipping became the norm for many vegetables, it was found that the necks had a tendency to crack when being shipped. The squash was therefore used as a parent to develop the Butternut, which remedied the shipping problem. However, according to one source, half the flavour was lost. This squash has rather short vines, making it a good garden squash, is pest and disease resistant and will keep for long periods. According to James J.H. Gregory, writing in 1893, the fruits were known to keep up to two years! For all these qualities and due to few commercial sources, SlowFood USA listed it on its Ark of Taste.

http://cottagegardener.com/catalog/heirl...sh-winter/
03-06-2015, 05:49 PM #17
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-06-2015, 04:41 AM)bohica Wrote:  You're right there, cheaper to buy, even organic.
But, like you say, the Zen.
For me, it's like Mother Earth is giving me LIFE, with no middleman.
hard to describe, but the feeling is definitely there.

So true, as soon as I get down on my knees on the ground, smell the sweet Earth smells and put my bare hands in the dirt, I get such a natural high that it's magical...or Zen, if you will.



03-11-2015, 07:17 PM #18
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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So, I emailed the online company that I order my heirloom seeds from asking if they have Chrysanthemum, but I didn't tell what I wanted it for (to make a pyrethrum-based insecticide), then I get emailed back with them saying that they added Shungiku, Crysanthemum to my order. What the heck is Shungku? Supposedly it's an edible variety, so I said alright I am willing to try it. I hope there is no pyrethrum poison in there.

http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks...sing-3307/
03-20-2015, 06:18 PM #19
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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İmage

Hey, anyone want me to mail them some mullein seeds, my friend sent me a whole flower head, and it's got hundreds of seeds on it.
03-20-2015, 08:52 PM #20
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(03-11-2015, 07:17 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  So, I emailed the online company that I order my heirloom seeds from asking if they have Chrysanthemum, but I didn't tell what I wanted it for (to make a pyrethrum-based insecticide), then I get emailed back with them saying that they added Shungiku, Crysanthemum to my order. What the heck is Shungku? Supposedly it's an edible variety, so I said alright I am willing to try it. I hope there is no pyrethrum poison in there.

http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks...sing-3307/

i drink alot of chrysanthemum, nettle and dandelion teas. fennel as well.

great stuff.

also, you might try castor oil (organic stuff) for arthritis..
i used it for my low back.. helped alot...

http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/art...r-oil.html

Just Plain Nuts.
03-20-2015, 10:43 PM #21
Octo Mother Superior
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Do you just rub it on your back or drink it?
03-21-2015, 12:51 AM #22
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Wait, seeds are living organisms, so I don't think it will get past border security in other countries. hmm.gif
03-21-2015, 12:59 AM #23
Octo Mother Superior
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I've had seeds sent to me from Canada. They arrived just fine.
03-21-2015, 01:03 AM #24
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I was thinking I would conceal them in folded paper towel and spread the seeds out so that border security would think it's some kind of funky handmade paper.
03-21-2015, 01:14 AM #25
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I planted some Parsley and Basel a few days ago. Am going through a herb phase (no not that kind!) Lavender though, boy does it grow.

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
03-21-2015, 01:14 AM #26
Octo Mother Superior
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I don't think you need to worry about it.

I've watched a tv show here actually for that last couple of nights about Canadian border control lol.gif
03-21-2015, 01:18 AM #27
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-21-2015, 01:14 AM)Octo Wrote:  I don't think you need to worry about it.

I've watched a tv show here actually for that last couple of nights about Canadian border control lol.gif

Yeah, I've watched that too, and I don't want those guys showing up at my door because I am very opinionated and will question their authority, and I will go down.
03-21-2015, 01:54 AM #28
Octo Mother Superior
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You don't have to worry about the import laws of other countries if you want to send seeds. You can always claim ignorance if it comes to that.

In the EU it's not illegal to purchase or send pot seeds even if pot growing is illegal.
03-21-2015, 02:00 AM #29
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-21-2015, 01:54 AM)Octo Wrote:  You don't have to worry about the import laws of other countries if you want to send seeds. You can always claim ignorance if it comes to that.

In the EU it's not illegal to purchase or send pot seeds even if pot growing is illegal.

I don't understand that reasoning.
03-21-2015, 02:14 AM #30
Octo Mother Superior
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Mine or the EU?



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