Dave Dahlsrud

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North-Central Idaho, 4100 ft elev., 24 in precip
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I'm in!  This should be a great step forward in addressing all of the greenhouse "suck factor"!
4 months ago
Thanks Doc!  I'm glad to hear that this technique is t least somewhat valid, that really opens up quite a few more doors and seems like a great way to repurpose what otherwise would be a waisted resource for many folks as they transition away from toxic chemical agg!!!  Thanks again!
1 year ago
Thanks for all the info and suggestions guys, this should really help out!!!  So I have a bit of a follow up..... I've got a line on a 220gallon conical bottom mixing tank for cheap, the hitch is that it was used to mix herbicides on a commercial farm.  I've heard that you can rinse the tanks with hydrogen peroxide solution several times and it will neutralize the toxic elements and make the tank useful again.  Has anyone heard or done this with success or should I just keep looking?
1 year ago
I've read that making a compost tea of horsetail (equicetum sp?) is great for addressing fungal issues in your garden plants.  I haven't been able to find a good recipe with directions, does anyone have a good resource or recommendation for brewing and applying horsetail tea for your plants.
1 year ago
Does anyone have suggestions or resources for building a brewer in the 100-200 gallon range?  We have a broad acre property that we manage and I would like to start incorporating compost teas into our pasture ground.  Thanks
1 year ago
Travis, I'm always interested in meeting with folks in the area and sharing experiences.  It's great to have someone you can bounce ideas off of and brainstorm solutions to our unique problems that we run into in this neck of the woods!  Let me know what you come up with-Dave
1 year ago
Hey Travis, I'm up on the Camas Prairie near Winchester.   Good to hear there are like minded folks around-Dave
1 year ago
Bob,
I think a combination of window alcoves and recesses would be pretty interesting.  Maybe alcoves on the south side and recesses in other areas.   Pretty interesting idea, I guess it would depend on your climate.... a nice recessed bed in a warmer climate would be really nice but maybe not so much during those frigid northern winters!
1 year ago
Nice to hear this C.  I anchored my temp roofing panels to the bales to keep it from flying away.  It works really well!  I'll keep the settling issue in mind and try not to go too tall...
1 year ago
Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on using the 1000 lb 4x8x3 big bales.  We've used them for temporary livestock shelters in the winter, but haven't made anything permanent.  They can be a bear to get into position, but I'm wondering if there are any other drawbacks that anyone can think of before I get too carried away with permanent buildings!
1 year ago