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Archive of the Saturday Gardening Thread [Y-not]

May 24, 2015
Yesterday we had a request for a link to past Gardening Threads. As far as I know, there's no archiving system by subject in Pixy's hamster wheel, so I've assembled it by hand. I'm sure I am missing some, but I hope this is of some help. I will try to keep this updated and re-post it periodically.
-- Your devoted servant, Y-not

REMINDER: Do not comment on this thread after May 31st or you risk accidental banning.


January 25, 2014 The very first gardening thread (plant hardiness zones, Dave's garden and irrigation system, garden planning tools)

February 1, 2014 Yard and Garden Thread (fun facts about plants, ideas for creating outdoor "rooms")

February 8, 2014 Hot Tomatoes and Red Roses (tomatoes, roses)

February 15, 2014 Don't Be a Tool Edition (essential gardening tools, tool maintenance)

February 22, 2014 Let's Get Dirty (composting)

March 1, 2014 Make Your Bed (Raised bed, planting calendars)

March 8, 2014 Q Branch Edition (home and garden shows, keyhole planter, bee keeping, high tech gardening gadgets)

March 15, 2014 Zombie Edition (Square foot gardening, vertical gardening, sack gardening)

March 22, 2014 Weird Edition (world's strangest gardens, weird plant stories, honey bees)

March 29, 2014 Stop Bugging Me Edition (cherry trees, pests)

April 5, 2014 Solo Edition (solo cup "greenhouses", silly links)

April 12, 2014 Mystery Edition (the plantings of Augusta National, gardens of the First Families)

April 19, 2014 Easter Weekend (dogwoods, pussy willows, primer on phylogenetic analysis)

April 26, 2014 ToMAYto, ToMAHto (history of the tomato, evolutionary tree of food plants, heirloom tomatoes)

May 3, 2014 You're Canned! (storing your harvest, refrigerator pickles)

May 10, 2014 Bipolar Edition (companion plants, plant rotation)

May 17, 2014 Pests Large and Small (low-maintenance perennials, small space gardening)

May 24, 2014 Despicable Me Edition (silly stuff)

May 31, 2014 Mystery Edition (plants with interesting stories about them, mysterious garden pests, ground cover plants, padron peppers)

June 7, 2014 Show and Tell (garden pictures from morons and moronettes)

June 14, 2014 Polls and Potatoes (potato tower)

June 21, 2014 Thread for the Birds (canning tomato sauce, backyard birds, bird-friendly plantings)

June 28, 2014 Fantasy Edition (wildflower identification tools)

July 5, 2014 A Place for Your Stuff (tool storage, "smart" gardens)

July 12, 2014 Farm Report (technology and the politics of Big Ag, tomato staking using "the weave")

July 19, 2014 You Learn Something New Every Day (lessons from a novice gardener, average first frost date calculator)

July 26, 2014 Pioneer Day (morons/ettes show and tell)

August 2, 2014 Y-not's Mailbag and WeirdDave's Post of Horrors (show and tell pix, weed deterrence, power trimmer, mystery cypress disease, gazpacho)

August 9, 2014 Now With More Hate (fun links, Fall root crops)

August 16, 2014 Getting Pickled Edition: Dedicated to Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg (making traditional pickles, cautions about canning from KT, Call Greg!)

August 23, 2014 Big Bulbs and Hot Peppers (planting bulbs, pepper varieties, roasting peppers, preserving in olive oil)

August 30, 2014 Writer's Block Edition (assorted links, lawn mushrooms)

September 6, 2014 It's Minty Fresh! (all about mint, how to make potpourri, natural pesticides like mint oil, mint in the kitchen and bar)

September 13, 2014 Prune it and Beet It (beets and onions, jujubes aka "Japanese apples")

September 20, 2014 Untitled (heirloom tomatoes, fancy mums, tree borers attacking a red oak, out of control tomato plants)

September 27, 2014 Bugs (beneficial insects, videos of onion and carrot plantings)

October 4, 2014 Special Guest Appearance by KT (Fall foliage status map, good sources for bulbs, plant catalogs)

October 11, 2014 Duck and Cover (Fall gardening chores, cover crops)

October 18, 2014 Timber! (3D images of Utah, corn mazes, all about aspens, how to chop down a tree, how to build a fire pit)

October 25, 2014 Pantsless Edition (rutabagas and turnips, versatile power tool for gardening)

November 1, 2014 Demon Seed Edition (fun facts about seeds, seed catalogs)

November 8, 2014 Celebrate! (hard cider, apples, beer)

November 15, 2014 Eats, Shoots and Leaves (fun facts about frozen veggies, shoots & micro greens)

November 22, 2014 Seeing Red (Christmas and Thanksgiving cactii, cranberries, lingonberries, natal plum)

November 29, 2014 Gardening Has Been Berry Berry Good To Me (huckleberries, blueberries, foraging for berries, Saskatoon berries, jam making)

December 6, 2014 Granola Edition (fun facts about Christmas trees, Oregon hippy gardeners)

December 13, 2014 Winter Doldrums (amaryllis, winter sown seeds, books on gardening)


January 3, 2015 Farm Report (World Ag Expo, seed sources for farmers, origins of the Christmas nativity)

January 10, 2015 Trees in Winter (trees with winter interest, bare root trees and fruit tree care, winter gardening links)

January 17, 2015 Capitalism Edition (economics of gardening, winter catalogs)

January 24, 2015 Winter Is Making Me Potty (interesting/unusual garden pots, portable tomato cage planter, Melissa Clouthier guest post describing the Garden Tower, winter interest gardening)

January 31, 2015 Minimalist Edition (plants with artistic branches and stems, garden planning tips)

February 7, 2015 Tomayto/Tomahto, Desert/Dessert (gooseberries, currants, fruit trees/cordons, desert wildflowers, tomatoes)

February 14, 2015 Beauty and the Beast (asparagus, plants for Valentine's Day, the science of asparagus "pee" smell, hot boxes)

February 21, 2015 Nothing "Beets" Planning (landscape planning, all about beets, vacu-sealing)

February 28, 2015 This Winter Is for the Birds (Cineraria, planting for songbirds, dangers of bird feeders, Nyger seed, bird baths)

March 7, 2015 Let's Eat! (mushroom growing, edible flowers)

March 14, 2015 Signs of Spring (color wheel/bloom time planning tool, other average bloom date tools, cherry blossoms, broccoli, kale)

March 21, 2015 Spring Cleaning (KT's list o' assorted seasonal links)

March 28, 2015 Bi-Polar Edition (almanacs, tomatoes)

April 4, 2015 Rockin' Robin Edition (birdhouses, mulberries, pollarding a tree)

April 11 2015 Tip Toe Through the Tulips... (tulips, spinach, chard, nasturtiums, sunflowers)

April 18, 2015 Persevere (bulbs, tomatoes)

April 25, 2015 Working Without a Net Edition (hydrangeas, Mount Vernon gardens)

May 2, 2015 April Showers Bring Mayflowers (Pilgrims' gardening habits, hot peppers guest post by The Dude, interesting facts about moths, desert willow trees)

May 9, 2015 Down on the Farm (Guest post by CaliGirl, how to make seed tape, chile pepper varieties)

May 16, 2015 NO THREAD

May 23, 2015 Butterflies Are Free (milkweed and other butterfly host plants, the science of butterfly wings)

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1 Yes, I know today is May 30th, but I started this last Sunday.

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 01:27 PM (RWGcK)

2 Thanks, Y-not!

Posted by: KT bar the door at May 30, 2015 01:29 PM (qahv/)

3 Also, look above you for the real gardening thread.

I'd recommend bookmarking this, but not commenting on it after this weekend b/c of the banninator.

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 01:31 PM (RWGcK)

4 I just wanted to get in w/in the top 5.

Posted by: Insert Clever Name Here at May 30, 2015 01:38 PM (1WydT)

5 I need the history search for the Starbucks thread where they talked about boycotting it and the logo meaning.

Anyone know or remember that thread?

Posted by: Sponge at May 30, 2015 02:17 PM (ufJE0)

6 I'm sure most (if not all) of you know this this, but DO NOT comment on the old threads.
It is a surefire way to ban yourself accidentally.

Posted by: chi's sandwIch (previously shredded chi) at May 30, 2015 02:30 PM (RLkf9)

7 Just updated the post, chi. Thanks!

Posted by: Y-not at May 30, 2015 02:38 PM (RWGcK)

8 Thanks for all your work Y-not, that had to take a long time. Lots of good info in these posts.

Posted by: Farmer at May 30, 2015 02:48 PM (3hlFs)

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