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Name: UrbanWild
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UrbanWild
Feb 13, 2017 8:51 AM CST
Prepare to drool!!!

http://biodiversitylibrary.org...
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Feb 13, 2017 9:29 AM CST
This hyper link comes up with server error
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greene
Feb 13, 2017 10:58 AM CST
The link worked for me. Thank You!
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Feb 13, 2017 3:02 PM CST
Maybe to many crashing the site, I was just able to log on.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Feb 13, 2017 8:48 PM CST
I love that kind of stuff -- thanks for sharing the link!! Thumbs up
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 22, 2017 3:42 PM CST
UrbanWild said:Prepare to drool!!!

http://biodiversitylibrary.org...


Pinterest has a lot of antique garden catalogs.
Name: Reine
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Reine
Apr 23, 2017 8:57 PM CST
Interesting information on page 11 of the 1911 catalog (first link).

"Castor bean seed is much used to drive moles away. A few seed dropped in the runs will make the moles leave".

I did not know this. Smiling

Thanks for sharing. They are fun to look through.

Reine
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 23, 2017 9:01 PM CST
Castor bean seeds are very toxic, so it may be that the moles "leave" in a permanent fashion...
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Apr 24, 2017 7:33 PM CST
If I had known we could just use the seed itself I would have people buy the seed. May have to have a coworker try that trick.

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