IT’S A QUESTION I DON’T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR, but maybe you can help: What’s the best way to keep track of gardening records—a format or tactic that can grow with the garden? Is it index cards; spreadsheets on the computer; a series of actual journals, such as the popular moleskine notebooks? Forum member KK asked the other day, and maybe you have the secret to record-keeping success. (Mine apparently was to start a garden blog—since A Way to Garden represents the first time in my garden career I have ever actually recorded things in any sustained fashion, truth be told.) Tell us here, or better yet, in this thread in the Urgent Garden Question Forum.
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Posts that featured Q&As from the Urgent Garden Question forum.
FORUM MEMBER TERRYK IS SO RIGHT TO ASK: Whether or not we can add weeds to our compost heaps without risking weed-filled finished compost is a confusing topic. Won’t all their seeds sprout, or runners survive–especially in a slow-cook, not-so-hot heap? This week, we have the answer in the Urgent Garden Question Forum…thanks to some advice from our English gardening brethren (and a couple of giant plastic bags). Find out how it all works right here.
MEMBER ANN ASKED A GOOD ‘WEED’ QUESTION this week in the Urgent Garden Question Forums, and a thread of great information is developing about a plant you may just pull and toss–but might now reconsider. Purslane (or Portulaca oleracea) turns out to have many endearing qualities, so right over at this link we’re celebrating the delicious creature. Come join in, or ask any question you might have on another topic.
I LOVE THE FORUM POSTS THAT START with “somebody ate my…” (Actually, I hate these stories, but feel better knowing that I am not alone in the Case of the Disappearing Crop.) This week in the Urgent Garden Question Forum, there was one I really loved: from member NYGardeningGal who titled her question,“Somebody Ate My Plant From Underneath the Ground?” Oh, dear. Ever happen to you? Got any advice for someone whose delphinium disappeared down a hole? Share it, or just come ask your own question.
FORUM MEMBER ANN HAD a good question this week: Ever eaten pea tendrils or flowers or any of the bits other than the peas themselves? Well, yes I have, I replied, offering the best variety to grow for this gourmet salad ingredient or garnish, and I wonder what you think? Do tell. Or if you have nothing to report on that score, what about this: Have you lost seedlings you started to the (dreaded fungal disease called) damping off? Let us know (or just hear our horror stories). See you on the Urgent Garden Question Forum.