Grow Your Business

This group is designed for individuals that are interested in building a business around gardening, landscaping, and "growing" something.

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Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Building your own Cold Frame

For gardeners, having a cold frame can really extend the growing season. Here are some simple directions for creating your own cold frame out of old windows. Hope you enjoy!
KarenBuilding a Cold Frame.pdf

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Out of the box ideas

Started by Karen Wortman. Last reply by Jeremy Obermeyer on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Landscaping and yard maintenance

Started by Alek Faber. Last reply by Sam Burton on Monday. 8 Replies

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Comment by Sam Burton on Tuesday

The Tilapia thing just has not worked out for us. We can't keep them through the winter without breaking the bank (electric bills) and can't grow them fast enough through the summer. There is no market for catfish or bluegill.  Next spring I'm going to try fathead minnows (fish bait). We live right in the heart of North Georgia Crappie and Bass country. I will also expand my worm operation. Oddly, my friends who run hatcheries say, minnows are the most profitable fish they grow.  Hope you all are having a great summer so far.

Comment by Sam Burton on July 15, 2014 at 7:32pm

Had a bad day at the office. chickens, turkeys, ducks and our two pigs, trampled the fence and got in the garden this morning. Looks like a bombing raid.  It is ravaged. After building new fence, I spent the day assessing damage and salvaging what I could. Totally exhausted now. To tired to even work on my book. Just going to shower and go to bed.

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Comment by Karen Wortman on July 14, 2014 at 7:50pm

Oh I agree Sam.  I'm terrible at typing on my phone.  Glad you're back up and running

Comment by Sam Burton on July 10, 2014 at 3:06pm

Computer back. Yay!

Comment by Sam Burton on July 8, 2014 at 6:39pm

Computer in shop. Phone not much fun for typing. Going to lurk mode for a few days.

Comment by Sam Burton on June 29, 2014 at 6:35pm

I'm converting one of my old aquaponics systems into a flood and drain hydroponics unit. Should work well. The biggest task will be keeping the pH balance because the system is outside in the open and it does rain once in a while.

Comment by Sam Burton on June 27, 2014 at 6:14am

Finally got my first tomatoes of the season. Have had squash and cukes for a few weeks,  but got my tomatoes out a bit late. So yummy. Why would anyone buy a supermarket tomato?

Comment by Sam Burton on June 17, 2014 at 5:14am

Big heatwave hit yesterday. It's going to be a dandy, because the humidity is so very high.  Gotta take special care to ensure livestock have plenty of water and access to shade.  What's it like where you are?

Comment by Sam Burton on June 15, 2014 at 6:17am

Just wanted to wish a Happy Fathers Day to all for whom it applies. For the rest of you, have an awesome Sunday.

Comment by Sam Burton on June 6, 2014 at 5:01am

Karen, good for you on the soap front.

Sorry about the chickens, though.


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