Dana Martin

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Paula Broadfoot wrote:

Dana Martin wrote:

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!



No.  not the same plant.  This one doesn't flower, as far as I know.  Here's a bit more info:
https://www.sunset.com/garden/flowers-plants/color-plants-for-shade/creeping-jenny

It overwintered in Arkansas and has behaved itself, thus far.


Yes, You are correct. It is a different plant. I wouldn't mind that creeping Jenny.
6 months ago

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!
6 months ago

Thomas Regnault wrote:

Dana Martin wrote:Thank you for letting me know about this. It's nice to help fund these kind of projects every now and then. Maybe my place will be a forest garden someday. I wonder how he keeps the farmers chemical drift off his trees?



As Greg said: Do it Dana!!
As for protecting plants from chemical drifts, there's no perfect answer really but a dense multi-layered structure is always going to protect at least some of the plants.



Thanks Greg!
Like everyone else on this form It will be a struggle. I have extremely poor soil, little time and the rainfall the last 5 years have been lacking. If a guy could just afford to stay at home. ;)
10 months ago
Thank you for letting me know about this. It's nice to help fund these kind of projects every now and then. Maybe my place will be a forest garden someday. I wonder how he keeps the farmers chemical drift off his trees?
10 months ago
Thank you for sharing! I would love to convince some of these farmers. When my father or father-in-law talk about weeds I will say 'a $20 rose is also a weed in your precious $7 a bushel corn field.'
I wish i could make it this year. It hurts me to miss another one. Hopefully next year!!
1 year ago

paul wheaton wrote:

Someday I am going to make it over to Wheaton labs!!
2 years ago
We did have an exhibit of xeriscaping in Fargo. But they decided to destroy that and put an addition to the water plant instead.... But i do like the idea of Xeriscaping though.

Deb Rebel wrote:

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Nicole Alderman wrote:

Another thing that that should be mentioned is how it is living with a spouse that is a few levels behind you. They want all the lawn mowed with a gas mower. You have to restrain them from dousing bindweed with roundup. They put everything in plastic trashbags ("oh look, meat scraps we can't eat, guess I'll put them in the trash." But, when you put something that decomposes into a trashbag that doesn't decompose, it can't make it back to the earth). They don't care about driving to and from town everyday to pick up a few more things. They pull weeds that aren't harmful and fill an environmental nitch (fireweed, wall lettuce). They want to spray bleach and antkiller all around the house to keep ants and weeds away...even though we have ducks foraging there...

It just shows how those upper Wheaton Eco Scale people really are amazing to have attained those higher levels!



How can we work with these spouses??? My spouse grew up around a manicured lawn. They literally trimmed the grass around the outer buildings and house with hand shears!!  She just can't get passed the idea of not having a big expanse for a lawn. I have asked her to come to a PDC and that went over like a fart in church. Can anyone give me any ideas?



We made the rule. He can mow anything he wants but the garden area and front yard are mine. I put little fences around the trees and a few other things and that thus leaves me in charge of those areas as he refuses to move everything and put it back. I haven't ever needed to bale the front lawn but it's gotten a bit long at times....  Around the garden, you better leave my lambs quarters and dandelions ALONE those are my salad greens. I have custody of all the nasty house and yard and garden chemicals too.

Try pitching xeriscaping to her instead of a lawn. That sometimes works. You just sneak a food forest into the plan.




3 years ago

paul wheaton wrote:If anybody wants a 20% kickback for this kickstarter, please let me know.  I will send you a link so you can get 20%.


Go infect some more brains Paul! Lets DOMINATE THIS WORLD!!!
3 years ago