Sandbox forum: Which forum?

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whereami
Jun 14, 2016 6:03 AM CST
Hello.

I am new here and a little lost. I live in VA but I don't have a "garden". I have a small 2 acre patch of disturbed woodland/meadow and I am trying to restore this on a budget so I am using and looking for some maybe not-so-conventional methods. I couldn't really find a forum here where I fit in...I am a vegetarian and I fully believe in "to each their own" but it seems wherever I go I run into discussions about cutting up animals Crying

I was bitten by a copperhead last yr but I didn't kill or feel the need to kill the snake...you kill a snake and it's only going to be replaced by another...AND snakes are as much a part of the ecosystem as monarchs, though people generally don't feel threatened by butterflies...I understand that...I just can't seem to fit in anywhere...anyone else feel the same...even if for other reasons....you just don't fit in?
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 14, 2016 7:04 AM CST
Hi whereami,

Looking through the site, I would suggest maybe the Permaculture OR Vegetables and Fruit forum (I have not reviewed the threads but hopefully that would be more in line with your ideas?)
I have been on the site for a month or so and found that most of the conversations go pretty well based on the subject matter (and then again some go way of subject) - kind of like life :(

Anyway, I hope that you can find yourself here, being on the site, researching and giving advice.

Welcome!
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 14, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! whereami. Love your user name Smiling feel that way myself at times, but I also usually want to know why Shrug! I'm in the Florida panhandle north of Panama City.
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whereami
Jun 14, 2016 7:06 PM CST
Hi Plantmania and Gingin! Thank You! for the welcomes! Maybe I'll check out permaculture...while I like to eat fruits and veggies...I don't grow any, other than the odd pumpkin that shows up in my compost patch as a result of my kids carving their pumpkins the yr before Rolling my eyes. Just too many hungry critters around here...too much competition for food!



Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 15, 2016 10:26 PM CST
Welcome! whereami here are a couple other forums you may find useful. Since you are reclaiming/restoring a bit of woodland area, this link will take you to trees and shrubs. I think you will find info there.

http://garden.org/forums/view/shrubs/

The Tools and Stuff forum may also be of interest

http://garden.org/forums/view/tools/

Insect and bug forum can come in handy

http://garden.org/forums/view/otherid/

And, If you look around the Sandbox Forum, you may find a laugh or two, or just some friendly folks to talk with. Smiling
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 17, 2016 8:23 AM CST
Welcome!

The topics go off but usually in the Sandbox threads. You will find the others forums stick pretty much to the topic.

Why don't you start a thread about gardening on a budget?
Or a thread restoring a woodland, etc? If you can't find what you are looking for - create it. There may already be one similiar -- you may want to check first

I would love to see vegetarian recipes posted. 😊
Although, in " what's for Din Din " you will find a huge mix of things

Again, Welcome!

Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 17, 2016 12:42 PM CST
I'd like to see vegetarian recipes too, but all together in one place rather then wade through a bunch of stuff....although I'm not a vegetarian this time of year I'd rather eat veggies and fruit instead of meat.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.

whereami
Jun 18, 2016 8:00 AM CST
Thank-you so much for the welcomes, Moon, Missing and Gingin Thank You!

Moon: I will check out those links...they do sound interesting! My main goal right now is to "reroute" the deer from their paths by eliminating their trails...very difficult but not impossible....and yes, deer hunting is not an option for me! I have grown shrubs, trees and perennials from seed and occasionally buy rooted cuttings on ebay....witch hazel, dogwood, leucothoe etc VERY very difficult to hide from deer and the deer around here do not read the memos about which species taste bad or are toxic to them! I've even found blue cohosh chewed on...a "weed" around here as it generally is not eaten by anything in its right mind Glare

Missing: Thank-you for the suggestions! I think my main problem is that I'm not sure WHICH forum to post in...you see, I used to, years ago visit gardenweb which I think has become something else now and they had a woodland forum where there were some people doing similar things with their wooded property but I can't really find anywhere here. I actually don't really cook very much *Blush* I eat a LOT of salads Smiling Funnily enough my husband, who is a dyed in the wool meat eater, cooks the greatest wheat pilaf and sphagetti sauce for my youngest (veggie) daughter! Hey, I noticed you are in Hillsborough! I am actually in the WNC mountains right now and I spent a couple of my college years in Raleigh....LOVE NC!

Gingin: Thanks for the suggestion! I don't cook an awful lot but I agree summers are for fresh fruits and veggies Thumbs up
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 18, 2016 8:06 AM CST
I hope you are having our weather today..breeezy..warm and low humidity with Carolina blue skies!

Isn't it funny ...the deer won't touch those three here for diet -- BUT --- they will rub om dogwood and witch hazel and break.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 18, 2016 8:36 AM CST
@whereami

Another forum you may enjoy is the Mid-Atlantic Gardening forum. There are folks from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and parts of NY, NJ and NC. You may just find folks working on areas very much like yours.


http://garden.org/forums/view/midatlantic/
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jun 23, 2016 10:31 AM CST
Jean, thank you for sending @whereami to the midat forum!

@whereami, the midatlantic forum is a very diverse group, some with woodland conditions similar to yours. There are hunters and meat eaters in the group as well as animal lovers. Quite a few of us are really into gardening for birds, bees, and butterflies. Come say hi! We get together at least three times a year to swap plants and party.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 23, 2016 10:44 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. my pleasure. I know there are forums here that will be of interest to whereami, and I do know y'all are a welcoming group.

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