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ATP Podcast #28: Harvesting Honey, Planting Fall Veggies, Drying Flowers and a Contest!

By dave
July 25, 2013

We cover a lot of ground in today's podcast where we discuss our recent beehive adventure, discuss the challenges of fall gardening, and Trish shares her secrets about drying flowers. We are also having a contest in this week's podcast!

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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jul 24, 2013 7:16 PM CST
You make a great podcaster! Smiling

And I could smell my grandfather's bee smoker as soon as Dave mentioned it. Also enjoyed the segment about drying flowers, one of my favorites.

I tried the atp.com/contest; didn't work. Then I tried allthingsplants.com/contest, didn't work either and both take me straight to the podcast, but no entry place. I already have a stack of ATP shirts, so it wasn't like I expected to win, but I did want to add a number to your listener tally.

Anyway, another nice podcast; thanks much!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 24, 2013 7:30 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

atp.com is owned by someone else.

I went to your second link and it worked perfectly for me. We've had a few contest entries already. Shrug!
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jul 25, 2013 8:14 AM CST
I enjoyed the podcast, as always. I like the hang and dry method.

Just like Sharon, I already have an ATP T-shirt and just wanted to sign-in but found nothing under allthingsplants.com/contest.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 25, 2013 8:29 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

According to the logs here, you are searching for the URL. Don't search for that URL. Actually enter the URL into your web address field of your browser.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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Sharon
Jul 25, 2013 8:53 AM CST
That worked. Thanks.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jul 25, 2013 9:05 AM CST
Sad Nope. Still not working for me. I tried Google and Bing, not coming up. Also tried my Yahoo browser. Or am I just a dummy?

Hilarious! I don't mind asking.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2013 9:28 AM CST
I'm listening to the podcast right now ... Great IntroductionTrish!

It's so interesting hearing about your bee hives and honey production, great job! I'm curious ... is Trish going to sell honey in her store? Green Grin! I've purchased your hand balm and it's wonderful; I've also bought some of your candles, do you use the beeswax in your candles too?

I went to [url=www.allthingsplants.com/contest]www.allthingsplants.com/contest[/url] and it works for me but I didn't enter because I don't want to be piggy; I have four ATP T-shirts already so I hope someone new wins one of the shirts!

Again, great educational podcast! Thumbs up

Lin
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2013 9:32 AM CST
Trish & Dave: A podcast talking about recipes that y'all make using your own plants/herbs will be great!! I'd also love, love, love to see some of your recipes posted here on ATP! Smiling
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jul 25, 2013 9:35 AM CST
Thanks Lin. I don't know why it doesn't show up for me.

I wasn't planning to enter the contest since I already have a T shirt but I was wondering what I was doing wrong; maybe someone else is having the same problem?

But maybe your link will be helpful to someone else having problems... unless I'm the only one! Hilarious!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Jul 25, 2013 9:38 AM CST
Christine, if you click on Lin's link right there in her post, it will take you to the contest.
It's a live link, I'm pretty sure.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2013 9:39 AM CST
Christine: Or, maybe refreshing your page might work?
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 25, 2013 9:43 AM CST

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plantladylin said:I'm listening to the podcast right now ... Great IntroductionTrish!

It's so interesting hearing about your bee hives and honey production, great job! I'm curious ... is Trish going to sell honey in her store? Green Grin! I've purchased your hand balm and it's wonderful; I've also bought some of your candles, do you use the beeswax in your candles too?


Lin,

Unfortunately, I can't sell honey. In order to sell, I would have to have our hives inspected and licenced, and we have no current plans to do that. Not to mention, we will be eating all the we produce until we get more hives! Green Grin!

The candles are made with soy way, actually.

We could make beeswax candles, but knowing the amount of effort it took Dave to get this block of wax, I don't think we're willing to! Rolling on the floor laughing I'm sure there is equipment that would make short work of jobs like that, but we haven't grown into all of that yet.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2013 9:50 AM CST
I'd love to see an article about drying and pressing flowers.

I have a Flower Press that a friend gave me. She's a retired elementary school teacher and years ago her husband made a bunch of flower presses out of wood that they she stained and then decopauged flowers on the front board. She had one remaining flower press that she was going to throw out and asked me if I wanted it. I pressed a few blooms but some were the types of flowers that had too much moisture and they didn't work well at all. I pressed some Maidenhair fern that really did well. I have the problem too of wondering what to do with flowers after drying them! I thought about matting and framing a few but my attention span is so short anymore that I know I'll never get around to it. Green Grin!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2013 9:55 AM CST
Trish: I hadn't thought about licensing etc. regarding selling honey. There are hives at the little local botanical gardens where I volunteer one day a week and we sell honey there. My husband can't have biscuits without honey so we do go through honey quite quickly. Green Grin!

Your soy candles are great! I was just curious if you used beeswax for them too but it sounds like it would be a lot of effort to continually collect wax to make candles. Green Grin!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2013 10:01 AM CST
Dave & Trish: I entered the contest to help with accuracy on the number of listeners but exclude me from the prize please; I'd love to see someone else (who doesn't already have a teeshirt) win one! Smiling
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 25, 2013 11:19 AM CST
GREAT podcast Dave and Trish - thank you!

I buy our raw unpasteurized honey at our health food store - Ack - it IS expensive.

I would love to hear all your recipes! Hurray! Thumbs up

I'm not going to go to the contest as we have lots of t-shirts but I think it's really cool that you're offering them to your listeners.

Our daylight hours have diminished so much already Crying
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 25, 2013 11:44 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

If you win a shirt you can tell us someone else to receive it. Smiling
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jul 25, 2013 11:46 AM CST
Okey Dokey - Off to enter.

Thank you Dave! Thumbs up
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
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vic
Jul 25, 2013 11:48 AM CST
So maybe it's my hearing after all? Confused My entry was invalid Sad
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Jul 25, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Don't capitalize the A, leave it lower case.
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