Nancy Reading wrote:Considering how far north we are (57.4 degrees), we are (at the moment) very mild here, it rarely goes below freezing in winter for any length of time, although every few years we will get a couple weeks where it goes down to -10 deg C or so overnight. Very wet and windy compared to you there though by the sound of it. We get rain at any time of year, Spring is our dryest time which is nice to get out and do things in, and things never really dry out in winter so roots tend to rot which kills the plants more than the cold as such.
Mathew Trotter wrote:
I'm finding that a rabbit tractor is doing an exceptional job of clearing a fence line (though, all the fertility from the rabbit poop is probably going to create a growth explosion.) The Maritime Gardener also made an excellent case for using Ruth Stout-style potatoes as a way to clear a patch for future gardening endeavors.
Mark Reed wrote:
If your not opposed to ravaging one spot to benefit another you might try raking the poop and any bits of soil and stuff that might come with it and using it other places. I did that a lot when I had chickens. I occasionally used a hoe to scrape off the top 1/2 inch or so of soil from inside the chicken pasture and spread it in my garden beds.
A sonic boom would certainly ruin a giant souffle. But this tiny ad would protect it:
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