pamela darcy

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since Aug 31, 2020
Moved from a large city in zone 5b to a tiny town in 7b. Working at being a kind care-taker of the little plot of earth I am grateful to belong to.
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One tree done and a whole lot more to do. I used about 17 feet of short wire fencing on this one. I am looking forward to seeing what the spring will bring. Thank you Scott for the suggestions of edibles to plant, now to make a decision, the hard part.

I used only leaves and not shredded.

2 months ago
Welcome Teresa!

Happy homesteading,
Pamela
2 months ago
Welcome Justin,

Another Chicagoan here as well. I still have family in Logan Square. I recently moved to Arkansas.

All the best to you, there is a lot of great info here.


Pamela
2 months ago
Thank you Scott for the advice and the variety of suggestions of edibles to grow under the trees. I had not come across many of your suggestions in my readings. Ok, so I am not going to worry and just go out and exercise and experiment with edibles in a new location.

2 months ago
Free items. Possibly I could deliver if within an hour of my location, PM to discuss.

styrofoam egg cartons - 14
cardboard egg cartons, dozen size - 20
cardboard egg cartons, dozen and 1/2 size - 12

various sizes glass bottles and jars - at least two totes full






2 months ago
I am about to get a wonderful free workout from raking three acres of leaves. Some will be piled onto the cardboard lawn to garden project, while others I would like to pile under my mature trees. I am confused on the mulching under trees. I have read that certain mulching can harm the tree roots because of weight and mold. I have many trees where roots are exposed, if I have researched correctly, I believe I want to remedy that. My goal is to not have the weedy type plants growing under the trees such as Canadian Goldenrod and even grass. (I do love the golden rod, they are welcome in many other places) I would like to eventually plant the circle of beneficial companions. Do I need to do something more helpful in ridding what I don't want before piling on the leaves? Would cardboard or packing paper be harmful if layered under the leaves? I am assuming I want air flow and very light mulch on the roots, yes?
I have several trees that have a ground cover of Glechoma headeracea, which I am happy with. Would a light leaf mulching be fine and not harm the ground cover?

Thank you so much,
Pamela
2 months ago
Thank you Marco. I have enough cardboard and packing paper to put down several layers. No tape, I did not want any plastic in the garden. Plenty of time for a spring planting, yay.
3 months ago
Thank you Jen for the info. I watched the video, so easy. I am purchasing more temporary fencing tomorrow for the area I am starting in. I also signed up for chip drop, thanks. I will post pics of the progress.
3 months ago
Any concern for chemically sprayed tree mulch being added to your garden? I did not see any mention of such on their website.
3 months ago