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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 28, 2011 9:53 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I'm adding fun random gardening tips to the homepage, and I need your help!

For everyone who sends me 5 or more tips, you will get a special "tip" badge- proudly display your contribution to the site by helping Big Grin I'll even do stages- the more tips, the greater your badge/title!

What am I looking for?
~Any garden related tip- from the simple ("Annual means that the plant will only live for one year. Perennial means that the plant will come back year after year"), to the more advanced and plant specific. From seed to clean up.
~I am *not* looking for recommendations at this time. Please don't send those.

How to enter
1. Follow my directions Sticking tongue out
2. Send me a Tree-Mail with the subject : Tips
3. Do NOT send me more than one separate Tree-mail! If you want to add on to your tips, great! Just reply to the same Tree-Mail.
4. I/we withhold the right to not use a tip that you submit. Duplicate entries will count toward your goal, but will only be used once. First come, first served (to the best of my ability).
5. Kindly use correct punctuation and complete sentences whenever possible. Call me lazy, but I don't want to have to redo work that has already been done unless absolutely necessary. Sticking tongue out

Let the fun begin Hurray!

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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 28, 2011 11:05 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I sent some!! I love participating in fun activities!
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jul 28, 2011 7:03 PM CST
This sounds great!

What a fun way to get a badge and educate others at the same time!

Love it!

Shoe
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Jul 28, 2011 7:06 PM CST
Sent in a few too!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Jul 28, 2011 7:13 PM CST
Sheila, how wordy didja get?

I'm afraid I might get too wordy with mine. Wonder if we need to submit one sentence suggestions or limit to a paragraph.

See? I could end up suggesting you must grab a caterpillar by it's forelegs, pull them apart like a wishbone, hold them up to the light of a silver moon, standing on one leg of course, and recite Blue Moon Over Georgia in an effort to get rid of your neighbors fleas. (See how long winded I can get?)

Or Trish, should we just make them one sentence suggestions so you don't have a lot of reading to do? (And please ignore my example above...)

Shoe
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
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Boopaints
Jul 28, 2011 7:23 PM CST
I tried to use the top things I have learned as a gardener. Important things that have saved me trips inside the house and kept me safer. And most were one sentence long.

Which is hard, of course, because I want to tell why each one worked so well for me. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Trish
Jul 28, 2011 7:24 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Rolling on the floor laughing If you need a smile- find a Shoe post.

I think everyone has limited it to a sentence or two.

NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

Check out my Store for farm soaps and other handmade goodies!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jul 28, 2011 7:25 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

We'll be able to comment on them...

Oh..I may have said too much.

Zip.

Mum's the word.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

Check out my Store for farm soaps and other handmade goodies!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 28, 2011 7:26 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Anywhere from 1 to 4 sentences is just about right. Smiling Ya'll are going to like what we're going to do with all these tips!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
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Boopaints
Jul 28, 2011 7:26 PM CST
Very True. But I will not hold a caterpillar so I ignored him. Blinking
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Jul 28, 2011 7:27 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I like surprises.!
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Jul 28, 2011 7:28 PM CST
Okay, thanks! Just didn't want to get to detail-ish.

Thanks!

Shoe (hoping my neighbors fleas are finally kept at bay now) *grin
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Jul 28, 2011 7:29 PM CST
Looking forward to the outcome of these tips..

I should'a known there was something cool in the works!

Thanks Dave and Trish!
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Miniature Gardening Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 2 Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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1AnjL
Jul 28, 2011 10:13 PM CST
I sent in some 'tips' from my early gardening notes to self Hilarious! as a new gardener all those 'terms' were pretty overwhelming at first! Hilarious!
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Name: Doug
Bardstown KY (Zone 6a)
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postmandug
Jul 29, 2011 12:44 PM CST
Shoe, them caterpillar legs are really good deep fried too. Just takes quite a few to make a mess of 'em.....

Doug
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Jul 29, 2011 12:48 PM CST
Yehh, that's why I like fried chicken feet much better. At least there is more to bite into and you can use the toenails as toothpicks when done.

Glad you bumped this up. I need to make a list of tips when I cool off a bit more. 100ยบ here at the moment. How you ever delivered mail in this weather I'll never know. Course now, I could handle the rain, snow, sleet and hail...wonder why "excessive heat" was never entered into that mailman's creed?

Shoe
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Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Jul 29, 2011 12:50 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing You two! Big Grin

I'll put on my thinking cap, with all these years under my belt I MUST have a few tips? Rolling my eyes.
Name: Doug
Bardstown KY (Zone 6a)
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postmandug
Jul 29, 2011 12:56 PM CST
Yeah I have delivered mail in heat like this. It was quite a few years ago and I was MUCH younger then though. I think it's worse than carrying mail in the winter. You can always put on more clothes but you're kind of bound to how many you can take off when its this hot!!!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Jul 29, 2011 12:59 PM CST
barf. But I did eat a chocolate covered grasshopper when I was 9 and survived!
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Jul 29, 2011 1:01 PM CST
You took time to put chocolate on it? :>)
Ours would've never quit wiggling long enough, Beckyboo....

Shoe

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