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Forum: Fertilizing and Soil Amendments 03-02-2013, 05:53 AM
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Views: 1,641
Posted By benj1
greenthumb The picture isn't clear - raised beds on a porch?...

The picture isn't clear - raised beds on a porch? Will there be enough direct sun? What's the base under these beds - surely not your porch deck? Beds that are not on the porch, are they just set...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 03-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By benj1
beetle02 Consolidated site on invasive invertebrates

I think this is a relatively new site that you may wish to bookmark.

HungryPests.com (http://www.hungrypests.com/)
Forum: Education For 02-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By benj1
A New Approach

Here's a new approach to bringing science to the public.
Science Straight Up | Out of the Lab and Out on the Town (http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Science_Straight_Up/)
Forum: Fruits and Nuts 02-03-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By benj1
It is not just our food supply that is affected:

It is not just our food supply that is affected:
Forum: North American News and Current Events 01-31-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By benj1
"in geologic time" wiggles around that issue. ...

"in geologic time" wiggles around that issue.

The wording of the whole definition is questionable, e.g. this redundancy: "(e.g. trees, flowers, grasses, and other plants)."
Forum: Book Discussions 01-23-2013, 08:22 PM
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Views: 460
Posted By benj1
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature (Haskell)

Amazon book link (http://www.amazon.com/Forest-Unseen-Years-Watch-Nature/dp/067002337X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358989124&sr=1-1&keywords=the+unseen+forest)

I just had a 3-hour intro to...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 01-20-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By benj1
Lespedeza bicolor

This Shrubby Lespedeza (http://www.ncsu.edu/goingnative/howto/mapping/invexse/bicolorl.html) is taking hold in the local state park. Do any of our Southeast U.S. members have any experience with it?...
Forum: Habitat 01-18-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By benj1
Back to Buckthorn...

We seem to have lost Tim somewhere along the way, but he would have appreciated this blog site - The Buckthorn Blaster! (http://buckthornblaster.com/)

Lots of other good posts about native plants...
Forum: North American News and Current Events 01-18-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By benj1
According the Peterson field guide, the seeds of...

According the Peterson field guide, the seeds of any Amaranthus species can be ground for flour, and the tender leaves are edible raw or cooked. Presumably, the seeds could be cooked and eaten like...
Forum: Education For 01-16-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By benj1
Great stuff!

Great stuff!
Forum: Natural Areas 01-14-2013, 10:46 AM
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Views: 25,530
Posted By benj1
Wow! Great catch for this thread.

Wow! Great catch for this thread.
Forum: Forum Announcements 01-13-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,647
Posted By benj1
I read that as Java 7 and browser add-ons, so to...

I read that as Java 7 and browser add-ons, so to be safe I disabled my Java 6.
Forum: North American Wildlife 01-13-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By benj1
Our local TV news crew has a call-in function...

Our local TV news crew has a call-in function where they try to help residents with questions and problems. Your situation looks like something that could use an investigation by a news staff.
Forum: Recipes 01-05-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,606
Posted By benj1
The muffins probably shouldn't sit around more...

The muffins probably shouldn't sit around more than 3 or 4 days without refrigeration. Chilling or freezing will preserve them for a while, but they end up firmer so they need more "oral...
Forum: Recipes 01-05-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,606
Posted By benj1
When I'm away from the house for several hours,...

When I'm away from the house for several hours, usually because I'm on the road somewhere, I like to have my 'comfort food' on hand as a substitute meal or just to tide me over until I can get home. ...
Forum: Vegetables other than tomatoes 01-01-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,182
Posted By benj1
Raw kale (minus stems) is edible, but I prefer it...

Raw kale (minus stems) is edible, but I prefer it cooked. See this (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/sauteed-kale-recipe/index.html) for some sample recipes. For simplicity, you can...
Forum: Vegetables other than tomatoes 12-31-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,182
Posted By benj1
I haven't had a cold frame for eons, but I have a...

I haven't had a cold frame for eons, but I have a scrap window this year, so I've made a little frame and I'm going to try it. Want to start some lettuce; not sure what else at this point. I sowed...
Forum: Woodies 12-28-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By benj1
Peterson Field Guide: "a mostly small to medium...

Peterson Field Guide: "a mostly small to medium tree...", typically 30-40 feet but known specimens have reached 60 feet. Common name: Scrub pine. That tells me that it is unlikely to grow to more...
Forum: Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Experiments 12-19-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By benj1
Monthly gardening tips

Maybe somewhere in this page of January tips you'll find a tidbit that you hadn't come across before, like
Missouri Botanical Garden...
Forum: North American Native Plants 12-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By benj1
I have some Oenothera fruiticosa, narrow-leaf...

I have some Oenothera fruiticosa, narrow-leaf evening primrose, which is coloring in a similar way. I suspect the coloring is dependent on a number of factors, including soil, life stage and...
Forum: North American Native Plants 12-16-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By benj1
Beautiful. Looks like Common Evening Primrose,...

Beautiful. Looks like Common Evening Primrose, winter rosette.
Forum: Biodiversity 12-15-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By benj1
clock Slippery Slide - Humanity’s growing Ecological Footprint

Stomping on biodiversity: humanity’s growing Ecological Footprint...
Forum: Stewardship 12-15-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By benj1
earth1 Raising the price on environmental footprint

New water standards may cost $250 million (http://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/news/2012-12-12/Front_Page/New_water_standards_may_cost_250_million.html)
Forum: Sustainability 12-14-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,057
Posted By benj1
About that signature line...

I believe there is also a base requirement of 50 posts before the signature line will be displayed.
Forum: Forum Announcements 12-13-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,719
Posted By benj1
Thumbs up Huzzah! :wave

Huzzah! :wave
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