Michael Moreken

+ Follow
since Jan 06, 2018
Michael likes ...
hugelkultur urban books cooking writing ungarbage
I now (2018) live in east TN. Plant green crops in first three or four beds for gardening in spring 2019. Dealing with being surrounded with black walnut on 3 sides! Cutting down a lot of trees too. Zone 6B, Ph 7. High P low K.
On the plateau in crab orchard, TN
Apples and Likes
Total received
In last 30 days
Total given
Total received
Received in last 30 days
Total given
Given in last 30 days
Forums and Threads
Scavenger Hunt
expand First Scavenger Hunt

Recent posts by Michael Moreken

I found I have to watch out for OR or WA hints that don't work too well in TN.   I double dug my beds, intensive in the clay I have.
I had a number of butterflies with some native plant I planted at the output of the small pool in backyard.  I have to look up the variety.  Light pink huge flowers.
8 hours ago
One of the problem with biochar in TN, is we have a ton of moisture on everything?  We got just over 4 cm yesterday.  hum, 1.57 inches rain.
8 hours ago
Found a dark red kidney bean does good in TN.  Have about 2 lbs of them now.
8 hours ago
Gave up on tower of wood chips here in TN.   We have those fire ants here too, borax + sugar and a little water.   Have ants in house, borax + sugar, H2O. took care of problem.  When I see them outside I mess with their piled up soil carefully.  I have mushrooms popping up in lawn.   Have a huge pile of wood chips delivered in spring?  It is just sitting there, throw an occasion weeds on it.
8 hours ago
Problem is I have these green squash spheres that weigh?  One fell off a trash can lid and survived, have a number of this squash low and spreading everywhere.
8 hours ago
I have never made biochar here.  I have a wood chip pile.  I know biochar is burning combustibles with very little oxygen feeding it.  I be nice to biochar locally.
1 week ago

Arthur Angaran wrote:Hi,  Without knowing about the type of property you have (city lot, country lot, acres etc...) it might be difficult for people to suggest something.  I have a rye grass that grows to about 1 foot tall for a field grass.

a year or two ago  I planted I forget, italian rye grass that will die, any how planted a 4 foot x 4 foot square of it, It was beautiful about 16 inches high.   Then 'motel' the neighborhood dog laid down right in the middle of the patch, and flattened most of it!
1 month ago