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    Gardening ideas, tips and advice

    How's about this for a idea , I came across this today Take a small pumpkin, cut off top, and fill with dirt. The pumpkin is full of seeds and they will begin to grow. Transplant to pot or yard when seedlings are big enough.
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    Wonderful idea - even I can do that! Thanks Tribe . . . . and hope all is well with you

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    Yes all good inspired ! Xx

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    I am learning to adapt things , simplify , with the same results , it's quite awesome ! x
    Would be great to share , exchange really simple ideas
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    Here is very interesting ideas about small spaces gardening

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    Gardening season is very short in my part of the world. Most of the planting can only be done at the end of May/mid-June, and by the end of October it's pretty much over. We harvest pumpkins in October... could I keep a pumpkin until spring for seedlings ? Can a pumpkin be kept that long ? Would love to try it...

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    I think you could keep it in a dry and cold place. There are two methods that came to mind, 1st is if you place the pumpkin in a straw bed and cover it in it and the second is if you cover it in wooden ash. I haven't tried this but this was used by our ancestors for preserving many things.

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    Quote Originally posted by Moonlight View Post
    Gardening season is very short in my part of the world. Most of the planting can only be done at the end of May/mid-June, and by the end of October it's pretty much over. We harvest pumpkins in October... could I keep a pumpkin until spring for seedlings ? Can a pumpkin be kept that long ? Would love to try it...
    Yes yes you can .. Well I have miniature pumpkins still from last oct xxxx




    Ps my two sisters looking good together in their beautiful avatars xxxx moonlight & altaira xxxx
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    Here is a inspirational video for anyone who thinks I cannot garden I have no room.
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    Quote Originally posted by Altaira View Post
    I think you could keep it in a dry and cold place. There are two methods that came to mind, 1st is if you place the pumpkin in a straw bed and cover it in it and the second is if you cover it in wooden ash. I haven't tried this but this was used by our ancestors for preserving many things.
    Funny you should mention that as I thought about how the ancestors would keep the food for the cold season. What happened to the "caveau"? (google translates this to "vault"... you know, a dark and cold place that every home had to store the food. I guess it was replaced by refrigerators and that people thought it was a good idea. But then, how to keep a pumpkin from rotting for a whole season... If Tribe still has one from last year's crop, it definitely can be done.

    I'll try to keep a pumpkin for next year. I have the whole summer to think about it and figure out a way of doing it.

    I have a lot of little critters in my yard who think I'm there to feed them. I often times have to have a talk with the devas to let them know not to be so greedy in the garden. They can serve themselves in the garden just as long as they leave some for me too! For example, I had an Italian parsley in my garden that the bugs (earwigs) were just killing. I got really mad and had a chat with the deva. They don't like humans very much and must have Uranus in the first as they are very rebellious. At the end of my conversation I just told them ... ok, do as you please, but neither one of us are going to have any to eat pretty soon. You are killing it. We could share, but you are too greedy. Well... the plant just thrived and it was the most beautiful parsley I've ever had in my garden... we shared all summer long.

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    Well worth a watch even if long , it's three in one I think ?

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    These are very useful and informative gardening tips, which you share with us, well, guys, i also love gardening and i have my own home garden, where mostly i like to grow all kinds of plants, and mostly me and my big brother, like to spend our spear time in garden.

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    Ah great , look forward to swapping ideas and helpful tips with you CLark

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    A Guide To Planting By The Moon

    In ancient times when man had not quite got round to inventing the wrist watch the most reliable source of telling the time was the sun, moon, and stars. There seems to be several opinions of who came up with the moon planting calendar first. Was it the Egyptians or the Babylonians? It is more than likely that each and every farmer had a planting calendar based on the moon phases, and there would be different variations depending on the geographical location. As their calendars where passed on through the generations they evolved to cover the different crops they tried to grow, and the more productive farming techniques used.

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