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  1. Are leaves always a good thing to rototill in?

    Putting in a garden for next year. About 8 inches down the ground is hard clay. What I have rototilled is also somewhat clayee. My compost pile never finished composting so I am going to let it...
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    I'll assume that my soil is bad. I am getting a...

    I'll assume that my soil is bad. I am getting a rototiller next week and I will be putting in a real garden. In the meantime I want to get my soil tested. I see the county extension charges about...
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    Can't find my camera. Yellowing is on whole...

    Can't find my camera. Yellowing is on whole plant. Didn't test soil. I'd say they don't pull out real easy. Root system is small. The roots are maybe an inch or so long>
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    Why is my wheat yellow and drooping?

    In S.E. Michigan I planted a 10ft x 10ft wheat patch on June 15. It took 1 week for it to sprout. This is just a bag of wheat we had in the cupboard. No idea if it is winter, summer or what. To...
  5. So anyway, the bag of wheat that I mentioned...

    So anyway, the bag of wheat that I mentioned above, I sprouted some of it. What I don't know is if it is winter wheat, spring wheat, or if it matters with organic wheat. This is Arrow Mills Organic...
  6. Never planted wheat. Just learning what I can do....

    Never planted wheat. Just learning what I can do. I have a 10'x10' area ready to plant. I just want to get a few cups, or so to thrash and winnow and grind to make a loaf of bread. Thought it would...
  7. Question about planting ordinary field wheat

    So, I figured out that I can use ordinary wheat out of a field for planting wheat. How do I know if I have winter wheat or spring wheat, or does it matter?
    Does it hold true for all of the grains...
  8. I also suspect that the extended rise was caused...

    I also suspect that the extended rise was caused by having the loaf prewarmed as it rose in the summer sun.
  9. I think I just found my problem. The articles...

    I think I just found my problem. The articles which say 200 degrees are talking about celcuis which is about 400 degrees F. Boy, sure wish I could delete this thread.
  10. My bad eperience making bread in a solar oven

    I'm sure that my problem is that I did not bake long enough and probably should have baked hotter but here is my story.

    I used a stored bought bread dough. In a conventional over I baked at 350...
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    Okay dokey, I'll look into that.

    Okay dokey, I'll look into that.
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    But master, I must not have been clear in my...

    But master, I must not have been clear in my request. I asked "Does anyone know what industries or business still use them", meaning that I want to find them in used condition and thus, free. I also...
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    Containers to make charcoal in-Need ideas

    My preferred method for making charcoal is to use 5 gallon paint pails with the lids. I put the wood in them and lower them into my 55 gallon burn barrel. Problem is that those steel pails are...
  14. Late start on garden-whats possible in S.E. Michigan?

    Is it too late to get some grape vines started in S.E. Michigan? What else will do well when planted at the end of July?
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    Learning to make bread

    108741087510876Made a loaf from home made dough last year and it was alright but a lot of work. Now I am making bread using Miejer brand frozen dough and baking it in my outdoor gas grill. I heat the...
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    Whats wrong with these tomatos?

    We planted some tomato plants, from a nursery, last year and they grew fine and produce good tomatos. We left some of the potatos on the vine and they dropped and rotted away. This year some plants...
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    Speaking of scopes... I have been shopping for a...

    Speaking of scopes...
    I have been shopping for a spotting scope. Saw a Tasco the other day for $119 and when I was leaving the store he offered it to me for $75. Never though of Tasco as a brand to...
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    I tried the wire wheel in the drill motor once. I...

    I tried the wire wheel in the drill motor once. I could not believe the damage. I though cast iron was really hard. Those wire brissles ruined that pan.
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    I agree, but I figured that rust would not allow...

    I agree, but I figured that rust would not allow for a smooth no-stick surface, right? I was wondering, though, if repeated seasonings wouldn't actually remove rust, but I didn't really think so.
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    I only take them down to bare metal when I first...

    I only take them down to bare metal when I first acquire them. And one of them then got left in a damp area and started to rust a little so I had to start from scratch again.
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    A couple cast iron cookware questions

    When I clean a CI pan down to bare metal I notice a very distinct smell, like it must be the smell of bare iron. Does iron have a smell? I also notice that when I wash a bare iron pan it has a...
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    Is adobe ok for campfire pit?

    I want to make a campfire pit from adobe. It will be about 36in x 18in and 8in high. Just a simple, rectangular enclosure. Will adobe stand up to rain, snow, heat and cold? Would I be better off...
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    Camp fire to hot. How do you control it?

    I have a lot to learn about controlling the heat of my camp fire when cooking. Would like to hear other people talk about how they build their fire for cooking and how they judge heat and control it....
  24. Thread: Onions

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    Ok, don't want to start a whole thing here but,...

    Ok, don't want to start a whole thing here but, What is an onion set? I planted bulbs. I know you can start them from bulbs. But what is a set?
  25. Thread: Onions

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    Then new bulbs must form in the same area or...

    Then new bulbs must form in the same area or below it. I'll just have to wait and see.
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