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Post  sanderson 1/16/2019, 2:09 am

Thank you Scorpio Rising for suggesting this thread.

I'll start off:

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Audrey Hepburn

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Post  OhioGardener 1/16/2019, 8:24 am

“To be a successful farmer one must first know the nature of the soil.” ~ Xenophon, Oeconomicus, 400 B.C.

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Post  OhioGardener 1/20/2019, 6:22 pm

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.

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Post  trolleydriver 1/20/2019, 6:41 pm

Here is one from SFG Growing Perfect Vegetables that I just started reading:

"Pick your produce at right time. Or as Mel liked to say, 'The ripe moment' ".


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Post  sanderson 1/21/2019, 3:17 am

OhioGardener wrote:Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
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Post  Dan in Ct 1/21/2019, 9:10 am

I garden therefore I am.......... a gardener who naps.
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Post  Scorpio Rising 1/21/2019, 6:37 pm

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.

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Post  OhioGardener 1/27/2019, 10:25 am

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.


                                                               ~ Masanobu Fukuoka

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Post  Dan in Ct 1/28/2019, 9:15 am

To learn to be a better gardener, start at the beginning, plant a seed.
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Post  countrynaturals 1/28/2019, 9:51 am

Scorpio Rising wrote:When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.

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If you plant it, they will come. Rolling Eyes
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Post  sanderson 1/28/2019, 10:44 pm

CN, I'm sure you are referring to the pests. Wink

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Post  countrynaturals 1/29/2019, 2:33 pm

sanderson wrote:CN, I'm sure you are referring to the pests. Wink

and the list is endless! Mad
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Post  OhioGardener 2/15/2019, 2:18 pm

I like gardening. It’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.  ~ Alice Sebold

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Post  OhioGardener 3/1/2019, 10:49 am

"Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration."    ~Lou Erickson
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Post  sanderson 3/15/2019, 1:06 pm

For National Agriculture Day:

"Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man." George Washington

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Post  sanderson 3/15/2019, 1:59 pm

More quotes from an Ag FB page.

"He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth. . ." Psalms 104:14

"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because in the end it will contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness." Thomas Jefferson

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Post  trolleydriver 3/15/2019, 8:41 pm

sanderson wrote:More quotes from an Ag FB page.

"He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth. . ." Psalms 104:14

"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because in the end it will contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness." Thomas Jefferson
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Post  plantoid 3/16/2019, 8:37 am

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What his wife thought he said when he realised he'd watered the bed containing 20 or so  3 inch tall asparagus plants with Round up weed killer.   Embarassed
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Post  OhioGardener 3/16/2019, 10:16 am

plantoid wrote:What his wife thought he said when he realised he'd watered the bed containing 20 or so  3 inch tall asparagus plants with Round up weed killer.   Embarassed

Ouch, that hurts!   When our son was in high school, one of his friends got a job at a golf course doing groundwork.  The 2nd day he was there, he was told to take the cart out with liquid fertilizer and spray the greens.  Unfortunately, he put Roundup in the tank instead of fertilizer. That was his last day on the job...

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Post  sanderson 3/16/2019, 3:22 pm

Shocked To both replies.

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Post  OhioGardener 3/19/2019, 7:03 pm

“I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.”
~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

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Post  sanderson 3/19/2019, 8:17 pm

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Post  countrynaturals 3/19/2019, 10:41 pm

I just got this one from the Home Grown Food Network Seminar:

You are what your food eats.
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Post  OhioGardener 3/22/2019, 8:46 pm

“We are only as good as the dirt our food is grown in and our kids play in.”


Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, pediatric neurologist and author of “The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil”

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Post  sanderson 3/31/2019, 1:54 pm

"The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer." Will Rogers

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