Nichole Rock wrote:
Dianne Justeen wrote:
Joshua LeDuc wrote:Purchase or fashion a grate that you can put at the bottom of the pot that will keep a little separation between the jars and the bottom of the pot.
I use some extra rings from the mason jars on the pot's bottom. Works great (pun intended) and provides good use for some of the rustier, nastier old rings while keeping the jars off the bottom.
That's such a good idea! Thank you! I've been saving the rings from some really old cans but I've been having trouble figuring out what to do with them. Now that I'm planning on practicing canning this fall/winter, this will be awesome!
How did you attach them to the bottom/each other? My first thought is soldering.
Hugo Morvan wrote:It has been another extremely dry and hot again this year. Thyme should be able to easily cope with that, but sadly it hasn't. I have tried to save as many as i could, but watering didn't even seem to help any more. I did a count today and about two hundred thyme plants survived in whole. I must have lost a hundred. The best filled out hedge was the one i have planted in autumn last year. The ones i planted in spring have seen losses of up to 50%.
I've learned of that mistake and have filled out three trays in which i hope to grow at least a 150 thyme plants to fill the empty places here and there.
Mk Neal wrote:I would say I know the scent of most of my garden plants, and the common wild plants.
One that really stands out is alianthus the "tree of heaven." It had a unique stink. I can't say what it smells like except itself, but it smells BAD. There odor is very strong if you break through the skin at all when pulling up the seedlings, or if you step on one.