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.


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


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.


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 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.

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,

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


Thank you.

At July 13, 2014 at 9:49 PM , Blogger 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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