Laurie Dyer

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since Jun 17, 2014
Suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah 6a 24 in rain, 58 in snow
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Thank you so much for the advice, will definitely check out the website!

L Allen wrote:I think they taste quite different too. In fact, I grow about six different thymes and four oreganos, and they're all very distinct.



I'm always looking to add more thyme varieties to my collection. I have creeping thyme, lemon thyme, and woolly thyme. (To be honest, I only really eat the creeping thyme, the others are mostly used as ground cover). Do you have any suggestions for another variety to add?

Hugo Morvan wrote:Last year i had loads of red mountain spinach, i, let them spread their seeds, we've had some frost, this year hardly any came up. It's mysterious.
I need these plants. Because spinach in summer is very nice thing to have, they shade out plants that will suffer in summer like lettuce, which will bolt and then start flowering immediately. I'd like to give the lettuces some protection. Grow the lettuce as a partnerplant. These Orach seem to have a deep tap root like system, or they are very good teaming up with some mycelium, because they always seem ok with their leaves in shape.
A friend gave me another variety, thicker leaved, it almost seems like a double layered leaf when squished. I've saved all the seeds, kept them in an envelope dry inside and seeded them in a balcony tray, watered fine, almost none came up. Apparently i've missed some while collecting, because outside there were a few that did pop up.
It's really puzzling. It's not as simple as they need a period of frost and they'll pop up.
Maybe they need deep frost?
I hate buying seeds, because i want to have a plant which is adapted to my locality.
What is it with these seeds??



I purchased seeds once and they didn't do anything, but I was lucky enough to get some orach seeds at a local seed swap three or four years ago. Planted them in the spring and they've self seeded ever since. I really like the greens, they're very tasty.

I'm wondering if you could find some local seeds and give those a try.
4 months ago
Oh my goodness! Thank you for sharing this! I am laughing so hard, the illustration is too funny!

Michael Cox wrote:If you can get hold of it, look into sainfoin. It is a nitrogen fixing legume but does not have any of the bloating problems of clover/alfalfa. It also has a very long flowering season and make a lot of nectar for your local honeybees!



I've not heard of this before, thanks for mentioning it. Seems like it could be a great addition to my lawn conversion project.
1 year ago
Joseph, we've already eaten three ripe Big Hill tomatoes! And the plants are loaded with more.

Yesterday I harvested my first Brad tomato. Very tasty!

2 years ago
Oh thanks for the great description, I'm going to hunt down a paint can this weekend. I really like the simplicity and storeability of this!!
3 years ago
Oh my goodness, I've been searching for something like this!

Can you tell me the process, how long did you burn those?

Also, how did you secure the cans to each other?
3 years ago
After years of searching for a decent compostable litter, I found this brand in my local grocery store[url=https://www.stewartsmarketplace.com/shop/product/27393/Mountain_Meadows_Natural_Organic_Fiber_Pellet_Cat_Litter_20_lbs]mountain
meadows kitty litter[/url] I was very pleased with it, it composts nicely, and the best part was that it controlled the odors MUCH BETTER than traditional or clumping kitty litter.
3 years ago


"Just a question. Why are you waiting? I'm eating now and judging by that stem I would eat that specimen now if It was mine and I wanted to eat squash.

I've heard that curing squash is a thing- I guess I do that with the ones I don't eat right away.

Though perhaps you only have a few squash? "

That's exactly it, William. I have a small yard and only have about 2 dozen squash total. I like to cure them and then eat every so often during the winter as a treat.
3 years ago