Friday, July 11, 2014

Weekend Link Roundup!

David and his wife carefully count their pennies to see if they
can afford to buy milk, beans, sardines and diapers.
It's been a busy week! I've spent a lot of time in propagation, getting ready some new nursery offerings for the fall, did a horticultural analysis of a a property, worked the 326 Community Market, sent off a bunch of water chestnuts to new homes, plus I've been writing my fingers off (which is normal).

Let's do a roundup of good stuff you can check out over the weekend.


Twitter


You've probably noticed the new twitter feed in the sidebar. You can sign up to follow me here. When I come across something interesting, I post it. A lot of gardening info, plus some economics and other esoterica.

New Newsletter:




FSG Newsletter #007: Suriname Spinach! Snake Beans! Survival Gardening Secrets!



New Article for Mother Earth News:


Discovering Chinese Water Chestnuts


@ThePrepperProject:

Two new fun posts this week... one on crazy plants that are worth growing... the other on crazy trees that are worth growing. Check 'em out:

1 Extremely Poisonous Plant You Should Grow (Along With 5 Others You Might Not Think About!)

Will Trees Save Your Life After Everything Crashes?


Other Cool Stuff:


Good video of a food forest/permaculture garden in New Jersey. I like this guy:



This week was also cool because you guys were able to nail down some plant IDs for me.

Mystery plant #1: Solved by Garden Gnome. It's Clematis reticulata!




Mystery Plant #2: Solved by myamuhnative. 

Behold the terrifying skunk vine!


Good work, folks.

Have a wonderful weekend in your gardens... I'll see you all again next week.

6 Comments:

At July 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM , Anonymous Sarah from Coffee to Compost said...

I love reading your articles! It's nice to read about another gardener having fun growing in Florida!

 
At July 11, 2014 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener/David The Good said...

Thank you.

 
At July 11, 2014 at 11:42 PM , Anonymous Andi said...

Hey David,

Have you ever seen this website? There are roots here I haven't seen anywhere else.

http://massspectrumbotanicals.com/tag/zone-9/

 
At July 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM , Anonymous Keith said...

Hi David,
I read your article about water chestnuts on Mother Earth News and have a question about the tub you used to plant them in. How did you plug up the drainage hole so that it would hold water. And I am always happy to see various items being re-purposed for the garden.

All the best,
Keith

 
At July 13, 2014 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener/David The Good said...

NICE

Thank you.

 
At July 13, 2014 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener/David The Good said...

Welcome, Keith.

I used silicone to glue in a little piece of tile over the hole. A rubber stopper would work just as well, I imagine.

 

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