I still have my seedling, now about 4 or 5 years old. I have moved and moved, and brought just one seedling along. Now I have settleed, and am at 6000 feet. In unpacking, I found the pomegranate seeds others donated to my project years ago. I have enough to share, and think that's a better uyse for them thean letting them age in storage.
I am interested in trading, rooted cuttings or seeds. What have you pomegranate people got?
PM me, OK?
Well. I must be incompetent. Can't even find where to PM. I noted that this quote is a year old, but curious if you still have some seed. I have a 9 yr old dwarf pomegranate. Not cold hardy, so it has to be moved into the greenhouse at night. We have been relatively mild in winter the past few years, so we are probably due a bad one. However, I would be interested in purchasing some seed, if you still have extra!
Just ordered some potato onion seed off of Etsy. I was hoping to get bulbs, but they are rather pricey, if they don't take hold. My Egyptian walking onions have thrived, despite some challenges, (lately, the chickens have discovered that raised bed, so time to fence it off!) I'll be interested to see how they do!
James Landreth wrote:I think the biggest thing that people don't think about is water. Many people don't think about the fact that their water source is dependent on electricity. I see a lot of really wonderful farms that are sustainable in many ways but don't have a secure water source. Water isn't just about hydration and hygiene. Growing food requires it in many, many circumstances. I don't know of anyone whose diet is significantly made up of food that wasn't irrigated. Many people are trialing growing orchards from seed with no water, which is cool, but no one currently eats a big proportion if their diet from it, that I know of.
Even irrigating from a pond requires electricity. And if the grid is down, it's likely that maintaining or buying new solar panels will not be feasible
For those with a well, you might consider a Brumby pump that works on Venturi principle to move water, and is driven by an air compressor, which could be hooked to a solar panel. They use these in third world countries, and
have also been used in remote areas to water livestock. There's no moving parts, nothing to wear out, and it is easy to install.
Paula Broadfoot wrote:I love creeping jenny as a ground cover. Supposed to be good for wounds, but it can also be invasive. Not a problem where I am letting it run.
Is that the same plant as bind weed "Convolvulus arvensis"? I have this morning glory ALL OVER! It is the bane of my existence! I have been struggling with that plant from hell for 12 years now. I would recommend anyone not to let that devil weed get out of control. I swear if you sit long enough at my place you will have one if not 2 of those devil plants trying to climb you. My poor clover is gets choked out by that stuff. I spend at least 2 hours a night pulling that shit. I will compost them until they get the seeds on them. Then into the fire they go. I bet i pick probably 3 or 4 5 gallon buckets worth every night. I do have poor soil so i know its trying to be a ground cover but uggghhhhhh!
Yikes! I have had this happen at my property, which is one of the reasons I got chickens and Guineas. I will note that the swarms of grasshoppers we have had in the past few years, are greatly diminished. I did use grasshopper bait, which has to be applied early, to help control the population explosion, did work well a few years ago. They come under the trade name of Nolo Bait, Semaspore, et.al., and are based on a microbe that kills the early stages. That also seemed to reduce the destruction in the following years.
Obviously too late for this year, much like my initial situation with the swarms destroying my garden. Row covers helped with the destruction, in the years that the adults got ahead of me.
It looks like it uses leverage points well, and comes with several accessories to assist with picking up and moving heavy awkward items.
They are having sales right now!
I can't give an opinion, since I haven't used it.
I purchased old, solid wood cabinets from a house renovation, for my kitchen, and they are an odd mishmash of sizes and heights. It was a challenge to Rubik's cube them into the kitchen! The new stuff is junk, for the most part. I turned two cabinets into mobile units, so they can be moved elsewhere in the kitchen for portable work stations. My silverware and dishes are directly across from my dishwasher, but I installed doors on either side, and the drawers slide both ways, so anyone setting the table is not in the way of the cook. Lucky for me, I sourced an old Okeefe and Merritt stove, and then a friend located an old double drainboard cast iron sink, so my kitchen is a study in antiques. LOL I have stainless steel pullout shelves in all of my cabinets, as I am "vertically challenged", and yes, I have a step stool/chair that lives in my kitchen.
Great ideas in this thread. We also recommend, and use, Cat's Claw/ Una de Gato.
And, though not an "herbal", we have seen some good responses to Oscillococcinum, as a treatment.
If you know you are likely to be exposed, do a "next step dilution" of it. Add the contents of a vial to spring water in a 2oz dropper bottle and succuss.
You can add about 10cc of alcohol to that bottle, to preserve it and stabilize the clathrates. (Not enough time to explain that here, but it's a thing... LOL)
It may be worth looking into the homeopathic cell salts, e.g. Scheussler Salts, Bioplasma, et.al. They are often quite useful.
If you can find Spascupreel (from HEEL), or BHI Spasm, that may also give some relief.
Hi, John! I have a few elderberries plants, that have survived, but not thrived. I need to find some ideas to help the bushes get a better start, so this book sounds like a good resource!
Thanks for your contributions to the status of knowledge.
You could make a few liquid soap makers. A mason jar with a pump and a few acrylic beads in it. Put the soap slivers and chunks in, add water, shake on occasion, and voila', liquid soap! It makes the soap go farther, as you are not creating a sloppy soapy mess on the counter! There used to be a commercially made "soap maker", but I haven't seen one in years. A bar of soap in one of these simple contraptions lasts a LONG time!
In addition to the previous suggestions, you could consider the supplementation with Perna Canaliculus. It's a shellfish from New Zealand, and contains 9 Glycosaminoglycans, full spectrum minerals, and a wide array of fatty acids, some of which are distinctly anti-inflammatory. There is evidence of regeneration with this substance, and it actually changed the way I practice medicine, over 35 yrs ago. Another possibility, is Deer Velvet, which has great regenerative potential.
I am much more fond of the natural anti-inflammatories mentioned by other posters, than the commonly used non-steroidals, as the drugs retard healing at a cellular level.