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   Does anyone have any ideas as to why the blossoms are not setting fruit?   I have cantaloupe plants that have grown to 6' on the groun…

Started by Robert Brown

3 Jun 4, 2012
Reply by Ericka

Getting it right!

I have read all the numerous posts and all the friendly advice from many of you.  The information has been very interesting and helpfull. M…

Started by Robert Brown

3 May 31, 2012
Reply by Martha Bayer Harvey

Making the"perfect" garden soil.

       I have built a 16' x 40' raised garden 1' deep.  I have filled it with a mix 1/3 manure, 1/3 native soil, and 1/3 mulch brought to m…

Started by Robert Brown

15 May 27, 2012
Reply by Jeff Adams

Anyone have a Wood Chipper??

We've recently moved into a home on an acre property. The yard is chock full of mature trees (bonus) which have not been maintained, pruned…

Started by Laura

2 May 20, 2012
Reply by Laura

Tour de Coop and Soil Builders

Call for Coops and an invitation for Soil Builders Group to have a presence at one of the coops! The tour is educational as well as fun, a…

Started by Matthew Newton

0 May 11, 2012

Need Help Improving Soil

Hi Everyone! We recently build raised beds in our yard. We removed bermuda grass with a sod cutter, layered several inches of cardboard and…

Started by Jennie

23 May 1, 2012
Reply by Jennie


Does anyone put charcoal from the grill in their soil or compost?  What are the reasons I should or should not do this?

Started by Grace Marie Newton

5 Apr 29, 2012
Reply by Grace Marie Newton

VPA needs Red Wigglers for our office worm bin!

We have a worm bin and need to stock it up with worms.  We feed it with our scraps from lunch!  Please contact if you need…

Started by Doreen Pollack

3 Apr 3, 2012
Reply by Doreen Pollack

Compost, whole eggs, fish and shrimp.

I have read on the internet you can put whole eggs, fish and shrimp in your compost or bury in your soil.  Does anyone have any thoughts ab…

Started by Grace Marie Newton

8 Mar 8, 2012
Reply by Vynnie McDaniels

Metal compost bin

Since our last discussion I have been looking at all kinds of composters.  I found this one on a website for Mother Earth News, that you ca…

Started by April A Ortiz

3 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Karis


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