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Godless in the garden

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Discussion Forum

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10. 3 Replies

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

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Comment by Plinius on May 1, 2014 at 1:19am

We had some light frost, a few months ago. From December till today every month has been 2 or 3 °C. too warm.

Comment by king on April 30, 2014 at 7:35pm

last frost date is gone round here

Comment by k.h. ky on April 30, 2014 at 10:55am
I use a 50gallon barrel with a lid to dispose of weeds. When it's full it gets dumped at the landfill and returned.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 30, 2014 at 9:47am

Thanks for the information Joan.  That looks like a great way to get long-rooted plants.  

I try to get them after I've given the garden a good soaking, but then I pack the soil down and get my shoes muddy.  That tool would probably leave the soil around the spot relatively dry so it wouldn't be so bad to stand on.

I'm getting better at removing weeds as soon as I see them, so most of the time for the last couple of years, I've not had any trouble with hard to remove weeds.

Any I don't get to are usually not so deep that I can get them out with a long tool I push under the bottom of the root and pry them out.

I get rid of the small weeds with a long handled diamond hoe.  Does a great job.

I throw grass and weeds that re-sprout on the concrete for a few  days to dry out, then into the compost pile.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2014 at 9:43pm

Spud, I don't even bother trying to pull out those kinds of seedlings, or use a trowel, shovel and pitchfork. I get out my deep root feeder a couple of times a year and go after those plants I know have deep roots. I attach the water hose, poke the feeder into the ground, let the water run a minute or an hour, depending on how tough the root is, and when the soil is well soaked, I lift the plant and root right out. It works wonders on dandelions, lawn grass and cockleburrs. Remember, I don't have any lawn grass on my place, but the birds and wind bring in grass seed.

The tool can be found at any hardware store, from $20.00 to $50.00. If you want to you can put fertilizer into the container and do two jobs at once. I use fertilizers I buy from Gardens Alive. 

This looks a little bit like the deep feeder I have, however, mine is so old, I can't even read the brand any more. The water comes out at the bottom of the long metal pipe. 

Ross Root Feeder, Model 1200

I have a horrid mess of weeds to get out this summer since I took last year off. Lawn grass is growing everywhere. I don't put it in my compost because it will grow into the compost and can leave behind tiny little roots that will grow if given a chance. I just toss the grass into my recycle bin, or put it in a bucket with a lid to kill it.

My neighbor's maple tree sends lots of seeds my way and the squirrels bring in horse chestnuts. I use this tool for both those seedlings.  

Comment by k.h. ky on April 29, 2014 at 7:38pm
It's a little early but I'd go ahead. Plant some and if you lose them replant. I'm in south central ky so our temps are very close.
Comment by k.h. ky on April 29, 2014 at 7:35pm
Double rainbow in the sky!!
Comment by king on April 29, 2014 at 3:55am
Ok the weather forecast for the area is saying lowest in the upper 30s for a couple of days I'm thinking I can go ahead and plant them and cover with plastic for a couple of weeks
Comment by king on April 29, 2014 at 3:31am
Advice really I have starts from seeds growing good would like to put then out into the garden asap
Comment by k.h. ky on April 28, 2014 at 8:17pm
Are you looking for tomatoes King or offering them?
Has anyone heard of white sweet potatoes? I saw some in the grocery store around xmas time and it was new to me.
 

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