Best of the Blogs Friday Feb. 18, 2011


This is a weekly feature where Suburban Hobby Farmer recaps the best gardening posts from other bloggers.

Horticulture

Preventing Damping Off
Damping-off, a very common fungal disease, can discourage seed starters by killing their seedlings. Happily, it is easy to prevent.

Urban Farm

Wild Pollinators Share Pathogens
A study from Penn State University showed that wild pollinators could potentially catch diseases from domestic honey bees. That could mean that bumble bees and other wild pollinators could suffer the same declines as the honey bee.

My Suburban Homestead

How to easily determine your soil texture
Amy shares an easy project from her master gardening class for determining soil texture. Her post includes a link to a calculator that helps explain the results.

MrBrownThumb

How to Organize a Seed Swap
This article takes you through how to determine a venue, promote and set up the logistics for a seed swap.

Mental Notes

Will Herbs Grow In Pure Vermicompost?
It turns out that sweet basil will root in pure worm castings. Here’s the proof.

Related articles that might interest you:

1. Best of the Blogs Feb. 11
2. Best of the Blogs Feb. 4
3. Best of the Blogs Jan. 28
4. Best of the Blogs Jan. 21

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7 Responses to “Best of the Blogs Friday Feb. 18, 2011”

  1. February 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Thanks for including my post on how to organize a seed swap. Have a good weekend.

  2. February 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Your post will really help more people organize seed swaps. It was my pleasure to include it.

  3. February 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Thanks for mentioning my post. I’m touched. ;-)

  4. February 22, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Chris — It’s a great test. Something I’ve been wondering about myself.

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