Gardener's Corner

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Gardener's Corner

Chief Walks In Shadows is a Florida State Master Gardener.
He will post information that he feels will benefit everyone as a whole. But basically this will be a question and answer group.
Chief Walks will answer all questions asked to him directly. He has over 40 years of experience. And a sizable personal research library.

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The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 11 separate zones; each zone is 10°F warmer (or colder) in an average winter than the adjacent zone. If you see a hardiness zone in a catalog or plant description, chances are it refers to the USDA map. To find your USDA Hardiness Zone or use the map below. 



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Comment by Chief Walks on June 3, 2017 at 1:49pm
Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators

An average bee tends more than 2,000 flowers daily, their wings beating as many as 10,000 times each minute. After all that work, bees need water - but safe water isn't always available.

Imagine how hard just one bee works in a single day. Bees tend to at least 2,000 flowers daily, with tiny wings beating 10,000 times per minute, carrying pollen, and dramatically assisting our food supply.

Sound exhausting? Bees get thirsty, and they need safe water sources. The problem is water is not always available. 

Bees need very shallow water to drink from. However, shallow water evaporates quickly. 

Birdbaths are not the best option as bees tend to drown if the water is not be shallow enough. As for river and lakes, bees risk their lives trying to get water in the presence of fishes, frogs, and other wildlife, not to mention the risk of being swept away in water currents.

To help hydrate our little pollinators, set up a water feeder by filling a pie pan with marbles and then water.  

Comment by Water on May 25, 2017 at 3:07pm
Comment by Chief Walks on May 19, 2017 at 4:55pm

4 Reasons Why Dirt Makes You Happy

1. Soil microbes are good for your mental health

Researchers have found that a substance called Mycobacterium vaccae, a microorganism found in the soil, makes your neurons respond a similar way as taking Prozac or different antidepressants do. One review demonstrated that tumor patients presented to this sort of microorganisms revealed feeling more joyful. The impacts of this microbe can keep going for up to three weeks!

2. Playing in the dirt increases brain power

When you’re playing in the garden (planting flowers, pulling weeds, and so on.), you utilize a greater amount of your senses: touch, smell, sound, and sight. At the point when a greater amount of your senses are working all at once, your brain is working harder, which implies you might have the capacity to work through troublesome issues somewhat simpler.

3. Exposure to dirt reduces allergies

This may sound slightly counterintuitive, but a study in The Journal of Allergy and clinical Immunology indicated that Amish children (living on farms) have lower rates of asthma and allergies (by 50 percent!) than kids living in “sterile” environments.

4. Bacteria in the dirt is good for your body

There’s genuine truth to the possibility that presenting children to earth is useful for their immune system. A recent report demonstrates that microscopic organisms in the dirt can help prevent certain inflammatory diseases like asthma, arthritis, and even PTSD.

When you’re getting dirty, odds are you’re likewise getting a touch of the sunlight and outside air, both of which are incredible for your mental and physical wellbeing. Consistently using green space (like a garden of a recreation center) can make you feel more associated with the world. So whenever you’re getting a handle on focused on, step far from your work, snatch a scoop and begin tossing soil!

Comment by Chief Walks on May 14, 2017 at 11:05am
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Comment by Water on May 10, 2017 at 10:14am

Tomatoes?,What to do hmmmm

Comment by Chief Walks on April 29, 2017 at 8:54am
How to Grow a pinapple from the store
Comment by Chief Walks on April 29, 2017 at 8:54am

Comment by Water on April 28, 2017 at 10:28pm

Thank you Fascinating video on curing cancer

Comment by Chief Walks on April 17, 2017 at 12:06pm


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