Nick Dimitri

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Hi, it's really a raspberry patch with a few blueberry bushes. So will move the blueberries instead.   Then I mulched the raspberries with sawdust before learning they don't like that cuz it makes them vulnerable to armillery disease. Dang, you can tell I haven't looked it up or i'd know how to spell it. Thankfully it's cuz i'm busy. Much thanks for the replies. Will weed the raspberries, removing the mulch and move the mulch to where the blueberries are gonna be planted to adjust the ph justly.  big TY to all here.
5 months ago
There are two blueberry plants like half surrounded by raspberries, but the nearest one is a few feet away.  For instance, are the acidic soil preference of Blueberries the same for Raspberries?  I sorta doubt it, cuz i heard from a reasonably authoritative source that mulching raspberries as you would blueberries leads to armillery root disease, or however it's spelt. I should probably relocate the two blueberries, but how to acidify the soil ph..... Or better still, what to look for as an indicator of adequately acidic soil fit to make blueberries thrive.  Thanks either way, but especially if i can avoid doing all the work of relocation, given all else i've too due. OgreNick
5 months ago
I've seen thyme used, forms a nice carpet.  I'm sure the long established western culinary herbs are medicinal in some way. Hay, why don't i look it up?  .... Wow, scroll down and maybe find a ground cover that covers your health concerns: https://www.healthline.com/health/health-benefits-of-thyme#1                     To Your Noble Health, OgreNick
5 months ago
Tried growing some last year in my garden I thought was bigger till the milk thistle started filling out -- they grow huge & hugely thistley!  Thought I captured most seed heads, but got 8 or so coming up in beds. I'm in Canadian Rockies zone 5. we're having a cool year, thus far. Anyway, been making like compost pile mounds out beyond the garden to plant squash I don't want sprawling all over the garden. No problem, now they can sprawl over grassland. Wondering if milk thistle seed can take & overtake in dense couch grass?  Maybe, oughtn't even try finding out? Maybe it's invasive to the point of being illegal? I dunno! Much Thanks to anyone who does!  OgreNick     BTW, I'm surprised there's no medicinal herb section under Growies, not even cropped up in these medically challenging times -- huh!
5 months ago
Wow, glad they can be integrated! I doubt they're serious biters, and besides, way over there, I'd just like to see how changes made changes what the presence of who & what indicates which and what. Will send in pics as my interest is piqued. Ty 2 all here

Edit: I did a search for anthill & orchard before writing this and found replies talking about using a bit of soap as a wetting agent, tho was to be mixed or used alternately with soda water, so to displace some oxygen from the H2O for asphyxiation works where drowning doesn't. That sounds all so violent -- hardly aerial balming Gonna work to amicable solution
7 months ago
We have an anthill in our small old orchard of just one row of trees along a fence line, with each tree amply spaced and a good space from fence. The anthill is near the fence, so a good bit of distance from the trees. OFC, that wouldn't stop them from eating the leaves or whatever they do. Is it advised to remove them from orchards?  Or can Permanent Agriculture handle such handily? Thanks, OgreNick
7 months ago

Ruth Meyers wrote:I'm a contrarian.  I'd like to get exposed and get it over with.  Then I could be available to help with nursing as needed.

Nice. Nice to know you have an immune system and that by exposure you build antibodies. I do believe our best prep is to learn what boosts, tonifies (builds) immunity & what lifestyle choices drag us down into susceptibility. We do know statistically that China has 80,000+ confirmed cases of C-19 stricken & a full 60,000+ complete recoveries, so this isn't a death sentence to any but the most already compromised. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
8 months ago
Thanks all.  Now I know there's a baby & a bathwater, that the tank is separate from the pump.  Will attempt switching out. Thanks for the gain.  Step by step, eh. OgreNick
8 months ago