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Seeking resources on 19th century American vegetable and herb gardens

I'm trying to find historians, writings, examples... whatever I can about 19th century American (especially mid-Atlantic) veggie and herb gardens and could use some help! I'm basically looking for resources on what someone might have had in their home garden. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Dec 17, 2014 - 15 answers

How does my garden grow?

Getting a very belated start on planting my garden. Raised beds, zone 8, vegetables. What seeds can I plant this late, and what kinds of starts should I get? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on May 30, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for Gardening Blog Recommendations for Gardens in Zone 5-6

All the gardening blogs I like to follow seem to be set on the west coast or zones where people are starting to plant things in their garden now which is very depressing as I still have a foot of snow in my garden. I am looking for gardening blogs where the writer's garden is in Zone 5 or 6. Northern Indiana or Chicago would earn you extra bonus points, but zone 5 or 6 is a good starting place. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Feb 20, 2014 - 6 answers

low-cost gardening in the SF Bay Area

Landscaping on a budget! In the San Francisco Bay Area, what seeds should I be starting now, or what tiny six-packs should I be repotting, to jumpstart the effort? What are good sources for low-cost gardening supplies? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Feb 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Let's pretend it's not winter.

I am looking for gardening books focusing on perennial flowers or vegetables or books on landscaping design/ideas that will make me drunk with plans for spring. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Nov 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Where to donate / sell specific items in Atlanta?

I have inherited multiple generations of household items that I would like to donate to the best possible recipients in Atlanta or sell if there is a market for these items. [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Nov 17, 2013 - 8 answers

How does your garden grow?

For the past two summers we've tried porch/container gardening without much success. I think our total take last summer was four tiny carrots and about a half-dozen beans, along with some chives/green onions that stayed alive most of the summer. This summer I'd like to do better with the very limited space and time I have. Please share your favorite tips and links for growing veggies in pots inside. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Mar 18, 2013 - 16 answers

Are old-school victory garden posters out in the public domain?

I love these older pics of victory garden posters (e.g.). I was wondering if anyone knew if they were out in the public domain? I'd like to use them for a Tumblr/blog post, but don't want to start ripping folks off willy nilly.
posted by Peemster on Jan 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Organic fungicide vs. powdery mildew?

Gardeners of MeFi - have any of you used Safer Garden Fungicide or an equivalent product to effectively control powdery mildew in your garden? I want to believe it will work, but I'm skeptical.
posted by ryanshepard on Jan 14, 2013 - 3 answers

How to get started with landscaping our yard?

Ms. B and I live in our first house. We'd like to do some stuff in the yard, but don't know where to start. We're in the U.S. What do we need to know? [Some details inside.] [more inside]
posted by Boxenmacher on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

What else am I going to kill with these sticky traps?

Sticky traps vs. flea beetles - what else am I going to kill? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jul 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Kale is $3+ a bunch, so I need to figure this out

Tips on growing winter greens? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Oct 17, 2011 - 7 answers

In the Sun, Under the Stars

Where are the publicly accessible rooftop gardens (can be bars/restaurants) in NYC? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Jun 5, 2011 - 8 answers

3 Boxes o' Mystery

Brooklynfilter: What are these red-and-white boxes on the corner of Smith and Union Streets? [more inside]
posted by andromache on May 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Is our soil any good?

We are interested in buying a block of land, and would like to know if the soil is good quality for growing produce. How can we learn more about the soil? can we have it tested? [more inside]
posted by lottie on Nov 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Attack of the Killer(?) Tomatoes!

I'm growing several containers of tomatoes on my deck, and also... something else. Blue tomatoes!? Can anyone tell me what these are? (A few other photos: 1, 2, 3)
posted by graventy on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Lazy gardening isn't cutting it

Cheap / free options for garden record-keeping? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Apr 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Are parks/lawns/gardens highly valued in Australian cities and suburbs?

Are parks and lawns highly valued in Australian cities and suburbs? Does drought threaten parks/lawns/gardens in a palpable way? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Dec 23, 2008 - 13 answers

I didn't rake in the grass seed before covering with straw - help!!

Did I totally mess up by meticulously preparing our yard with a tracter/box blade, spending days removing rocks and debres, planting 50 pounds of Fescue seed, thereafter covering it with 23 bails of straw, and watering it almost daily, but completely skipping the part about raking the seed into the soil? 7 days and counting. [more inside]
posted by passtehbrainz on Apr 25, 2008 - 13 answers

Have you seen this flower pot?

I don't suppose anyone knows where I could get a flower pot like this in the UK or Ireland? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Aug 14, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I design a new urban rooftop garden?

Calling all green-thumbed MeFites on the green: How do I make my new (urban, rooftop) garden grow? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Apr 10, 2005 - 12 answers

CSA in Manhattan?

Does anyone know of a community garden/produce organization in Manhattan? Someone once mentioned to me that there are groups that run community gardens and deliver fresh produce weekly or monthly for a flat rate. Any ideas?
posted by Caz721 on Sep 21, 2004 - 3 answers

How to fix weedwacker?

A garden defeat: Weeds, 1, Happydaz, 0. Today, I borrowed a friend's Weedwacker. I was happily mowing down the growth in my back yard (some of which had reached three feet in height) when all of a sudden one of the nylon strings disappeared! I stopped the contraption and tried to fix it, but all I ended up doing was making the other string disappear. So now I have a non-functional weedwacker, and 20 % of my yard still un-wacked. Anyone know how to make the string come out? [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Jun 27, 2004 - 6 answers

Methodology behind traditonal japanese house proportions

I am working on a house project and feel it would benefit from the quietness and openness I've seen in traditional japanese houses. I understand that their proportions were based on the size of tatamis, both in plan and in section. Does anybody know where I can see a graphic explanation / example of this? A good online collection of traditional japanese interiors and gardens would be much welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by signal on Feb 29, 2004 - 6 answers

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