I will probably have them in the moving truck so they will be in a hot dry truck in the dark for a couple days.
I used to dip bearded iris in a bucket of water with a splash of bleach in it before mailing them. I hope that kills any borers that might be hiding. I’ve never had any pests on my daylilies. I got a daylily mail order that had a red worm on it once.
The part where they get slimey is what worries me.
I just want to take small fans. I know that dividing rejuvenates the plants but I don’t want the people that bought the house to see it as me taking something they bought so I was hoping to take so little that they couldn’t tell I took any.
I was hoping that I could dig them a week before the move as I would have more time.
Still not sure whether to keep them bare root or plant in buckets of soil, sand or peatmoss.
I have a grafted english walnut tree that has several dead branches this year.
It has always done well before.
Does anyone have any idea what is wrong and what I can do for the tree?
Different this year is that we had a late frost that killed off new growth this spring. All my other plants have recovered from that.
Also I usually spray my trees with neem oil and this year I haven’t.
I have been growing horse radish, daylilies and one blackberry plant under it. This year the horseradish has really taken over.
I used to grow tomatoes near it but A couple years ago I stopped planting tomatoes there and am now growIng blackberries in that bed.
I am moving from Indiana to New Mexico. I presently have a ginger bug and a sourdough cultures going.
Should I try to move them in a cooler or just let them go and start new cultures in the new environment ?
I am moving across country in a couple weeks. I would like to take a few fans of my favorite daylillies and bearded iris with me.
It will take us 2 days to drive from Indianapolis to Las Crucis.
When should I dig up the fans and trim them? I have mailed plants before bare but not in the heat of summer.
Should I leave them bare and dry, bare wrapped in damp newspaper or replant them in pots in sand potting soil or peat moss?
Same questions about the bearded iris.
Also, after I get there should I plant in pots where they are shaded, part shaded or just plant them in the ground where they will stay?
Can I keep them alive a day or 2 before planting or do I need to get them planted first, then move my furniture in?
I sliced the roots to dry in a dehydrator. I didnt make them very thin. I sliced them about 1/4 inch and they have shrunk to about 1/8 inch so far. I started it about 5 hours ago. I plan to let them dry overnight and will put them in coconut oil tomorrow morning.
Thanks. I will write a description myself and make handouts.
As much as I’d prefer that the buyer will keep this land organic and follow permaculture practices, we really are not financially able to be choosy.
This is just a 4 bedroom house on less than an acre and we need the money from this sale to buy another home.
Here in Indiana very few people care about the environment. I don’t really know how to reach the few that do. I may get some interest from Preppers, but I’m in the suburbs so it’s not ideal for that group.
I live in a suburb in Indianapolis Indiana. My husband will be retiring soon and because of my health issues we plan to move out of state.
How would I go about finding a realator?
We had one, an old friend of my husband, look at the property and he had never heard of permaculture. He told me I’d need to write the description of the property and unwind it but when I asked specifically which plants and trees to remain be he’d say “oh leave that one.” I think he just considered the area over planted. I know this isn’t popular in Indiana, but I’d really like to find a buyer that would keep the land organic and I really don’t want to cut down all the fruit and nut trees.
I tried it.
It just tasted like cows milk.
But that’s the only other kind of milk I’ve ever had. No negative reaction. I doubt that I will buy it again because it cost $12 for a quart. I have ferments going that are much cheaper.
I dont have a source for raw milk but I’ve always wanted to try it. I found some raw goat milk at a pet store and was wondering if anyone here has tried it for human consumption.
Its not just milk. They had 2 brands, both had added ingrediants. The other one had added honey.
She said this one sold much more than the other brand.
I buy plain greek yogurt in the individule cups because DH always contaminates a larger container and I have to throw it out half full and moldy.
I know when I open the lid there is some clear liquid on top, probably a teaspoon.
That is the liquid your refering to, right?
Can I save that in a seperate container a day or 2 till I open more containers and get enough to make the recipe? Or would it die?
Once a recipe (of the bean dip) is made, can I use a bit of the last batch to make another one or do I need to start each batch over with fresh yogurt liquid?
Doesnt using canning lids and bands that way cause yours to rust? I have to keep mine bone dry as soon as they are done being used for prosessing or they rust and become very hard to remove ffom my jars.
I do use old bands with a paper coffee filter over ferments, but I dont allow the contents of the jar to come in direct contact with it.
Idk, the black discoloration and rust probably doesn’t contaminate the food but I was never sure about that. I switched over to Tattler lids but still have to be carefull with the bands.
I dont have access to whey but I want to try a bean ferment.
Do you think I could just add some store bought miso paste instead?
I always wanted to make my own miso but I couldnt find the koji. I have looked at local Asian stores and online but no luck. I suspect it was probably there, labled in Japanese.
I find soft eggs like this maybe 3 or 4 times a year but this one is hard. There is 2 female ducks. One is 7 and the other is 6 years old.
They eat organic layer feed and have oyster shell available. When I find a soft egg I add 1/2 teaspoon calcium supplement to the feed. They get nutritional yeast in the feed anout once a week. They run around my entire yard eating bugs worms slugs and weeds.
I guess I couldn't find anything because I misspelled mullein, lol.
I thought you had to use a glycerine infused with mullein. That looks like it needs a vaporizer that uses dry herbs.I didn't know there were different kinds other than the e-cigarettes that used cartridges with nicotine and ones that you bought juice or made a blend of flavored glycerines.
I went to the Davinci website and it had listings for temperatures but mullein wasn't on the list.
The vaporizer wasn't cheap but it is far less than my advair or rescue inhalers.
I would still like to find more discussions on vapeing mullein and/or essential oils before trying this.
Does anyone here have any experience with it?
I have moderate asthma. I have used mullin tea and it helps but Id like a faster home made medicine. I have read that you can smoke mullin but I'd rather not smoke.
I have read that some people get relief from vaping flavored vegetable glycerine. I looked for a recipe to make mullin vape juice but couldn't find one. I looked for one using mint leaves thinking they are both leaves but I only found one question about it and the answer was that mint has something in it that it isn't suitable.
I looked at a website that gave instructions for using marijuana that i think could work with mullin instead but their concern was to pull oils out of the leaves and since mullin is used for teas I know that the properties I want are water soluble so I don't know if the technique would work.
The recipe was to dry the leaves, then grind into a powder and add the powder to vegetable glycerine and gently heat it in a crockpot on the warm setting for 6 hours. Then strain the leaves out while its warm.
Would this work for mullin? I don't want to waste my mullin if it won't work.
I talked to someone at a store that sells vaping pipes and although he couldn't recommend it, he said he heard of people vaping cbd oil for asthma and said I could find information and recipes online.
I guess I'm just not using the right keywords in my searches.
Does anyone here know or can tell me how to find this information online?
Im so sorry. I tried to "thumbs up" on some recipes on this thread but it did the opposit. This is the first time using my phone to respond so I don't know if its because of my fat fingers or what I did and I don't know how to change it.
If someone can undo it or tell me how to undo it on my (android) phone I'd appreciate it.
I want to try the recipes on this thread, not put them down!!
Thank you so much!! ther's a lot of info for me to sift through!
I used a recipe that you start a ginger bug with just grated ginger, sugar and water. It is supposed to take a week at least to activate, but I had an older piece of ginger in my fridge that I could hear it fizzing right after I combined it. I also added a little bit of my hard cider to get it going good. Then you simmer some filtered water with some more grated ginger and sugar. I used some brown sugar. This is added to cool water and when room temperature some of the ginger bug is added. It sits room temp for a few days and then refrigerated. I read several recipes and the proportions varied slightly but they were pretty much the same except the ones using whey.
I have some Greek yogurt if that would make a better product.
My DH is a recovered alcoholic so I have to be careful about what fermented drinks I offer him. He has a lot of stomach upset so he takes commercial fiber and occasionally nexium for acid re flux but is trying to limit both. He has really cut down on the nexium and uses other antacids first. He has diverticulosis and is eating a high vegetable diet but we have some meat on the weekends.
My concern about the yeast is because I had a problem with yeast infections in the past but not recently. I had cut down my sugar intake a few years ago and hadn't had an infection since then. I am taking Advair for asthma that also makes me more prone to yeast infections but I miss my afternoon dose a lot.
We are in our fifties and are less pharmaceuticaly dependent than most people I know our age but I still want to cut it down more.
Thank you Dave.
I knew the yeast would die but there are more medicinal properties to ginger that I didn't know if heat would effect.
webpage I don't know the dosage to benefit from it either so maybe having it as a drink is too weak to do any good anyway.
I've always been somewhat confused about the yeast issue. I have read that antibiotics or eating too much carbohydrates can cause an overabundance of yeast in your body, but it is supposed to be beneficial to consume yeast?
I am going to make some home fermented ginger beer.
Space in my fridge is at a premium right now and although the garage and porch are cold, both places are likely to freeze.
I read at this site about home pasteurizing to make sweetened brews shelf stable.
My question is, will this negate the health benefits of the ginger beer?
If it leaves my brew just a fizzy ginger flavored drink I might as well just buy it instead of making it.
I can' bend it over. I was lucky to bend the biggest branches down enough to slide the sleeves on. I cut the tops off the branches that stuck out instead of buying more pipe insulation. I wrapped the cuttings in paper towels and plastic to root. I will plant some the north side of my house if they survive. I then coved the tops with a large industrial plastic bag that blew here from a construction site. I have my fencing around it and added some leaves but more haven't fallen yet. I may have to grab a bag of leaves from the curb from some neighbors.
I bought a hardy fig because it is supposed to survive zone 5. The first year I potted it and kept it in my greenhouse for the winter. The following spring I planted it out and that summer I got 4 delicious figs from it. I put it on the south side of my house wit a fence east of it to shelter some wind. I mulched it well with wood chips for the winter and piled shredded leaves around it. The following spring it had died back to the ground but was still alive. I bought 2 more hardy figs locally that I potted. I didn't get any figs. The following fall I put a wire fence around the tree and packed leaves 3 feet high around it. Again in the spring it had died down but still was alive about 6 inches above the ground. I planted the 2 smaller trees one on each side of the original, I got a few figs growing on the first tree but they didn't ripen. The next winter I again packed leaves but in a larger area to include all 3 trees. Also I placed some cardboard around them from a very large box. I put row cover across the branches that were above the leaves and cardboard as the tree had grown about 4 feet tall. We did have a very cold winter last year with lots of snow. It still died back but regrew to about 6 feet tall. It had several figs but again they never ripened.
This winter I am trying a different way to protect the branches. I am still going to pile leaves on it and add more to the ends I bought 5 packs but it wasn't enough so I'll get more.
Is this angelica? I have looked it up on google but I can't tell. It's about 3 feet tall.
If not, is it something I should allow to grow? There is a lot of it in my gardens right now. I'm in central Indiana, zone 5
I don't know if they have this everywhere, but I went to Aldies yesterday and found a good price on bottles. They are $1.99 here in Indianapolis full of non alcohol cider. I paid $2.69 each for empty bottles and stoppers at a local brew shop last year so this is cheaper plus you get the cider. I know the cider has artificial flavors in it but you could dump it out and still save money on bottles and stoppers. The label comes off easily with water.
Edit: I just noticed that the photo (taken with my phone) cut off the top. It does have the nylon stopper with the rubber gasket.
I missed this forum when I joined here. I usually just ask questions in other forums. My home located on the south side of Indianapolis. We've been here 15 years and the corn/soybean fields all around us turned into housing developments. I started flower gardens, then I morphed into wildlife habitats and now for the last couple of years I want to work on building a mini food forest. We live on a little over a half acre. I'm glad to see other people in the area interested in permaculture. I think my neighbors just think I'm weird.
Yes the honeysuckle does cover huge areas of road's edges here. I recognize it in bloom. I have been fighting a type of honeysuckle bush that seeded here from my neighbors yard for years now but it has broader leaves. I was hoping this was a viburnum or something I could use.
There was also a white berry bush with a single green seed in the center growing there too. It has broader leaves with pink stems near the berries and I am hoping it is a dogwood.
I cut these branches from 2 different bushes growing south facing between a housing addition and the street. There were several of each of the bushes along the road and the area is always full of birds. I found 4 small white seeds in the bright red berries and 3 small white seeds in the darker red berries. The quarter is for scale and the seeds are next to it. The bushes were about 5 feet high Occasionally the city cuts them back off the road but otherwise they are not cared for.