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i wish there was gardening equivalent of chowhound - pac nw region

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Georgia Strait May 5, 2013 09:18 PM

often there is good advice here - reliable, considerate - i wish there was a gardening equivalent -

i have checked taunton fine gardening - which is a great mag - but the conversations on the website seem dated (tho i suppose carrots and others don't get old - i mean the planting thereof etc etc)

maybe one day the chow parent company will found something like dighound or soilhound or earth hound - what would we choose to call it (those who might participate)

i would like to ask some veg gardening questions and some ornamental gardening questions to this same audience - as it seems to me there are people out there who garden and cook

thank you!

  1. juliejulez May 5, 2013 09:32 PM

    There is a gardening board... http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/62

    There's also gardenweb.com http://www.gardenweb.com/

    1. Melanie Wong May 5, 2013 09:32 PM

      Have you looked at Chowhound's Gardening Board?
      http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/62

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        HillJ May 6, 2013 08:27 AM

        Another is The Helpful Gardener a solid forum for home gardeners of all types. Moderated, active & current. I read it quite often. I found Garden Web a bit too massive. HG is more approachable.

        http://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/
        main pg

        http://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/...
        welcome page

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        1. re: HillJ
          jpr54_1 May 6, 2013 09:03 AM

          I had a problem last year on this site-virus and spamming

          I like gardenweb better and chowhound gardening better.

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            HillJ May 6, 2013 09:05 AM

            I'm sorry to hear that jpr. Did you report your trouble to their Moderation team?

            Can't say I have ever had any trouble with The Helpful Gardener. Like I said, Gardenweb is too massive for my tastes and the fairly new CH Gardening board is absolutely fun and still growing-I am enjoying those threads.

            Happy gardening!

            1. re: HillJ
              jpr54_1 May 6, 2013 09:26 AM

              yes,I did report the problem.
              i haven't been on since then

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                HillJ May 6, 2013 09:30 AM

                FWIW, the software I have for detecting all sorts of online trouble flags this website and others from time to time. But like you, I'd report any issues if they came across my screen. I enjoy the interaction of The Helpful Gardener.

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          kitchengardengal May 7, 2013 09:43 PM

          You could also check at your county Extension office to see if there is a Master Gardener association in your area. Lots of us (Master Gardener Volunteers) are cooks as well. Our mission is to educate the public on home horticulture. Your county agent can put you in touch with your local MGs.

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          1. re: kitchengardengal
            Servorg May 8, 2013 06:31 AM

            How is it possible that someone who goes by the screen name of kitchengardengal, AND who is a Master Gardener Volunteer, has escaped making even one post on the CH http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/62 Gardening Board? (g)

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              kitchengardengal May 8, 2013 08:19 PM

              I had a different user name the past few years, but felt it was not in my best interest to continue using my real name. I changed it just for privacy and safety's sake. ;-)
              I've been here on the Gardening board!

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            Georgia Strait May 8, 2013 06:58 AM

            thank you everyone - i will check out the GardenHound chow board -

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