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An opportunity (only if you wish) for you to say hello and be welcomed to the SSC Community!

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  1. vikinglord13

    Tip New to Illinois, new to gardening/farming!

    Thank you ClissAT! I've been using the Old Farmers Almanac for general advice and Chicago Botanic Garden's website for local advice. We'll definitely have to bring some of the plants in for the...
    Thank you ClissAT! I've been using the Old Farmers Almanac for general advice and Chicago Botanic Garden's website for local advice. We'll definitely have to bring some of the plants in for the winter... I'll need to convince wife the bugs won't be a problem, we live in an apartment so we're...
    Thank you ClissAT! I've been using the Old Farmers Almanac for general advice and Chicago Botanic Garden's website for local advice. We'll definitely have to bring some of the plants in for the winter... I'll need to convince wife the bugs...
    Thank you ClissAT! I've been using the Old Farmers Almanac for general advice and Chicago Botanic Garden's website for local advice. We'll definitely have to bring some of the plants in for the...
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  2. Judith

    My raised beds arrive tomorrow

    Mark has a great video on Hugelkultur - Definition: Hügelkultur is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is...
    Mark has a great video on Hugelkultur - Definition: Hügelkultur is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is later planted as a raised bed. I suggest giving that a watch and researching this method if It...
    Mark has a great video on Hugelkultur - Definition: Hügelkultur is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is later planted as a raised bed. I suggest giving...
    Mark has a great video on Hugelkultur - Definition: Hügelkultur is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is...
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  3. Charlie’swife

    happy life

    Yes, l left them out while l went in to town and they meet me at the car, l have 21 and a rooster, love the girls.
    Yes, l left them out while l went in to town and they meet me at the car, l have 21 and a rooster, love the girls.
    Yes, l left them out while l went in to town and they meet me at the car, l have 21 and a rooster, love the girls.
    Yes, l left them out while l went in to town and they meet me at the car, l have 21 and a rooster, love the girls.
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  4. Cassandra

    Aiming at solo self-sufficiency! VIC/TAS

    Hi AuG, welcome. Sandy soil isn't all that bad once you know a few tricks to deal with it. Check out your local permaculture group who will have all the lowdown on making it work for you. Also by...
    Hi AuG, welcome. Sandy soil isn't all that bad once you know a few tricks to deal with it. Check out your local permaculture group who will have all the lowdown on making it work for you. Also by 'searching' 'gardening in sandy soil' on both YouTube and google, you should come up with plenty of...
    Hi AuG, welcome. Sandy soil isn't all that bad once you know a few tricks to deal with it. Check out your local permaculture group who will have all the lowdown on making it work for you. Also by 'searching' 'gardening in sandy soil' on both...
    Hi AuG, welcome. Sandy soil isn't all that bad once you know a few tricks to deal with it. Check out your local permaculture group who will have all the lowdown on making it work for you. Also by...
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  5. Caroline22

    New member in Wales

    Thanks so much! Everyone has been so kind on this forum !
    Thanks so much! Everyone has been so kind on this forum !
    Thanks so much! Everyone has been so kind on this forum !
    Thanks so much! Everyone has been so kind on this forum !
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  6. Antoinette James

    Hi from UK/NZ

    I feel like I am "late to the self sufficient party"! I have been on the verge of all this for decades! Most of our children have left home, giving us a chance to focus on ourselves. Our eldest...
    I feel like I am "late to the self sufficient party"! I have been on the verge of all this for decades! Most of our children have left home, giving us a chance to focus on ourselves. Our eldest son lives in our UK home (hopefully weeding, tying up the roses and grapes while we are away). We are...
    I feel like I am "late to the self sufficient party"! I have been on the verge of all this for decades! Most of our children have left home, giving us a chance to focus on ourselves. Our eldest son lives in our UK home (hopefully weeding, tying...
    I feel like I am "late to the self sufficient party"! I have been on the verge of all this for decades! Most of our children have left home, giving us a chance to focus on ourselves. Our eldest...
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  7. Lego

    Hi. New to gardening

    Thanks. I can't yet plant anything as have to organise garden beds. Currently grass so will be a work in progress. Due to a big digging dog is going to mean extra planning to keep her out of the...
    Thanks. I can't yet plant anything as have to organise garden beds. Currently grass so will be a work in progress. Due to a big digging dog is going to mean extra planning to keep her out of the veg area ie fencing. No a raised bed won't work unless it's so tall i use a ladder to work in it ....
    Thanks. I can't yet plant anything as have to organise garden beds. Currently grass so will be a work in progress. Due to a big digging dog is going to mean extra planning to keep her out of the veg area ie fencing. No a raised bed won't work...
    Thanks. I can't yet plant anything as have to organise garden beds. Currently grass so will be a work in progress. Due to a big digging dog is going to mean extra planning to keep her out of the...
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  8. epic

    Hello

    Hi, from where I live, I could walk to the north cape without getting wet feet, no island. Cape Piai is a tourist trap with a few restaurants and not a city. And no, not Singapore, it's also an...
    Hi, from where I live, I could walk to the north cape without getting wet feet, no island. Cape Piai is a tourist trap with a few restaurants and not a city. And no, not Singapore, it's also an island eve though there are bridges across but still an island. Cheers, epic
    Hi, from where I live, I could walk to the north cape without getting wet feet, no island. Cape Piai is a tourist trap with a few restaurants and not a city. And no, not Singapore, it's also an island eve though there are bridges across but...
    Hi, from where I live, I could walk to the north cape without getting wet feet, no island. Cape Piai is a tourist trap with a few restaurants and not a city. And no, not Singapore, it's also an...
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  9. Charlie Fricke

    Hello from Tacoma, WA, USA

    I've learned that it's helpful to be very clear on international forums. :cool:
    I've learned that it's helpful to be very clear on international forums. :cool:
    I've learned that it's helpful to be very clear on international forums. :cool:
    I've learned that it's helpful to be very clear on international forums. :cool:

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  10. Ron Ballantyne

    Rodents in video seed stealing

    Hi Ron and welcome. We've all experienced rodent theft! We'd love to watch the video but there's no link in your post That will be due to you being a new member. Its something like either 3days...
    Hi Ron and welcome. We've all experienced rodent theft! We'd love to watch the video but there's no link in your post That will be due to you being a new member. Its something like either 3days you have to be a member or 3posts before you can add a link. So you've been a member for more than...
    Hi Ron and welcome. We've all experienced rodent theft! We'd love to watch the video but there's no link in your post That will be due to you being a new member. Its something like either 3days you have to be a member or 3posts before you can...
    Hi Ron and welcome. We've all experienced rodent theft! We'd love to watch the video but there's no link in your post That will be due to you being a new member. Its something like either 3days...
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  11. Isa

    Star apples

    Hello I have 3 star apple trees that I planted from seeds Two are bearing Delicious
    Hello I have 3 star apple trees that I planted from seeds Two are bearing Delicious
    Hello I have 3 star apple trees that I planted from seeds Two are bearing Delicious
    Hello I have 3 star apple trees that I planted from seeds Two are bearing Delicious
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  12. Inisrose

    Sunshine Coast

    HI ClissAT, I have been reading some of your posts. Love your research! :) We are off grid in the sticks. Lots to do. Thanks for the welcome. Inis
    HI ClissAT, I have been reading some of your posts. Love your research! :) We are off grid in the sticks. Lots to do. Thanks for the welcome. Inis
    HI ClissAT, I have been reading some of your posts. Love your research! :) We are off grid in the sticks. Lots to do. Thanks for the welcome. Inis
    HI ClissAT, I have been reading some of your posts. Love your research! :) We are off grid in the sticks. Lots to do. Thanks for the welcome. Inis
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  13. Starky

    Starky

    Oi there Wayne, welcome to the group.
    Oi there Wayne, welcome to the group.
    Oi there Wayne, welcome to the group.
    Oi there Wayne, welcome to the group.
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  14. Dean Gallagher

    Ello ello!

    Thanks Mary! How do you find the growing climate all the way down there in SA?
    Thanks Mary! How do you find the growing climate all the way down there in SA?
    Thanks Mary! How do you find the growing climate all the way down there in SA?
    Thanks Mary! How do you find the growing climate all the way down there in SA?

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  15. Jack H

    G’day from Perth WA

    Oh wow, that is one serious gardening you have going over there, Jack. Self-sufficient is an awesome concept and the way to go in life. Don't forget to add flowers to your containers for the...
    Oh wow, that is one serious gardening you have going over there, Jack. Self-sufficient is an awesome concept and the way to go in life. Don't forget to add flowers to your containers for the pollinators. You know, years ago, I grew some strawberries, herns, and potatoes in them bags you get at...
    Oh wow, that is one serious gardening you have going over there, Jack. Self-sufficient is an awesome concept and the way to go in life. Don't forget to add flowers to your containers for the pollinators. You know, years ago, I grew some...
    Oh wow, that is one serious gardening you have going over there, Jack. Self-sufficient is an awesome concept and the way to go in life. Don't forget to add flowers to your containers for the...

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  16. Mary Playford

    Just an oldie, back to nosy around :smug:

    LOL hey, Mary it happens to all of us! The main thing is we keep at it... Hope you're starting to come good (health wise) :)
    LOL hey, Mary it happens to all of us! The main thing is we keep at it... Hope you're starting to come good (health wise) :)
    LOL hey, Mary it happens to all of us! The main thing is we keep at it... Hope you're starting to come good (health wise) :)
    LOL hey, Mary it happens to all of us! The main thing is we keep at it... Hope you're starting to come good (health wise) :)
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  17. Woodlea

    Greetings from Nova Scotia Canada

    That is unfortunate but at least you can grow food so there's always a positive! Thanks for joining SSC :)
    That is unfortunate but at least you can grow food so there's always a positive! Thanks for joining SSC :)
    That is unfortunate but at least you can grow food so there's always a positive! Thanks for joining SSC :)
    That is unfortunate but at least you can grow food so there's always a positive! Thanks for joining SSC :)
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  18. The Rubber Kitty

    Hello From Logan, QLD

    Great choice! Easy to grow and tasty :) Thanks for joining SSC!
    Great choice! Easy to grow and tasty :) Thanks for joining SSC!
    Great choice! Easy to grow and tasty :) Thanks for joining SSC!
    Great choice! Easy to grow and tasty :) Thanks for joining SSC!
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  19. Daniel.Mav

    Our NEW 1 acre homestead

    It's going to look good when its finished Dan:)
    It's going to look good when its finished Dan:)
    It's going to look good when its finished Dan:)
    It's going to look good when its finished Dan:)
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  20. Midwest_Ben

    Hi I'm Ben

    G'day @Midwest_Ben thanks for joining SSC! There's a lot you can grow in small spaces using containers and food crops are mostly shallow rooted so don't need much soil just good quality medium...
    G'day @Midwest_Ben thanks for joining SSC! There's a lot you can grow in small spaces using containers and food crops are mostly shallow rooted so don't need much soil just good quality medium and care. Even growing a small amount of food can make a big difference especially when times get...
    G'day @Midwest_Ben thanks for joining SSC! There's a lot you can grow in small spaces using containers and food crops are mostly shallow rooted so don't need much soil just good quality medium and care. Even growing a small amount of food can...
    G'day @Midwest_Ben thanks for joining SSC! There's a lot you can grow in small spaces using containers and food crops are mostly shallow rooted so don't need much soil just good quality medium...
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  21. Mel b.

    New to this forum

    Yes, welcome both of you. I missed Mel b joining.
    Yes, welcome both of you. I missed Mel b joining.
    Yes, welcome both of you. I missed Mel b joining.
    Yes, welcome both of you. I missed Mel b joining.
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  22. allen c

    Greetings from New Mexico!

    G'day Allen, and thank you for joining us here on SSC! I like how you have made your raised beds by using recycled materials! Just checked out your channel - good on ya mate :)
    G'day Allen, and thank you for joining us here on SSC! I like how you have made your raised beds by using recycled materials! Just checked out your channel - good on ya mate :)
    G'day Allen, and thank you for joining us here on SSC! I like how you have made your raised beds by using recycled materials! Just checked out your channel - good on ya mate :)
    G'day Allen, and thank you for joining us here on SSC! I like how you have made your raised beds by using recycled materials! Just checked out your channel - good on ya mate :)
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  23. TinaBen

    Hello from Rotorua

    Great thanks, yes reckon you should .
    Great thanks, yes reckon you should .
    Great thanks, yes reckon you should .
    Great thanks, yes reckon you should .
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  24. Tam
    Like x 3

    Hi from the hunter valley!

    Hey Tam, How is the move going? We are in the Hunter Valley as well. I'm keen to see updates from you and see what you are growing in the same area :)
    Hey Tam, How is the move going? We are in the Hunter Valley as well. I'm keen to see updates from you and see what you are growing in the same area :)
    Hey Tam, How is the move going? We are in the Hunter Valley as well. I'm keen to see updates from you and see what you are growing in the same area :)
    Hey Tam, How is the move going? We are in the Hunter Valley as well. I'm keen to see updates from you and see what you are growing in the same area :)
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  25. billfromlachine

    Just thought I'd say hello from Canada

    Mark, Glad to be aboard. If anyone has any questions about gardening in my type of climate I'd be happy to answer as best as I can.
    Mark, Glad to be aboard. If anyone has any questions about gardening in my type of climate I'd be happy to answer as best as I can.
    Mark, Glad to be aboard. If anyone has any questions about gardening in my type of climate I'd be happy to answer as best as I can.
    Mark, Glad to be aboard. If anyone has any questions about gardening in my type of climate I'd be happy to answer as best as I can.
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