John F Dean wrote:Hi Carla,
While I hate sticky boards, when the mouse problem gets bad, I do use them. I make a point of checking the sticky boards a minimum of 4x a day. This has been an especially bad winter for mice on my property. I have 3 cats that have been Largely indoors for the winter. All 3 are mousers. The problem is they will not get on counter tops and shelves ....their rules, not mine. Of course, this provides a significant cat free zone.
Burra Maluca wrote:
Paul Eusey wrote: Any named varietal of fruit anyone has ever eaten came from a cloned tree (not from seed).
Pretty sure that no-one would have bothered cloning or naming a fruit variety if they hadn't eaten a good fruit off a tree grown from seed. They all started somewhere!
Paul Eusey wrote:
I like growing fruit trees from seeds because I have no idea what the fruit is going to be. Most of the time, the fruit isn’t as good as the named varietal fruit it came from, but its fun and interesting regardless. There is a very slight chance to get something brand new, that becomes the next great varietal. If that happens, then I will share with the world via grafting/cuttings/scions/ layering. And that is a fun idea because then I get to name it.
Kim Goodwin wrote:
They even talk about turning your fig into a multi-variety fig through grafting! I'd never thought of that.
M Johnson wrote:I have an orchard with lots of varieties and types, with various ages of trees that I have planted over the past 5-6 years.
This year the bees made it over the winter, no late freeze came, and the trees are hitting a good age to produce.
And man are they packed! Now I have to think about thinning for bigger fruit I think?
Any suggestions? Does it depend on the type of fruit?
Jenny Ives wrote:I would like to cultivate a hedgerow along my fence line. Think it would be a fabulous way of inroducing bioduvesrsitt. Habitat for critters and birds; wind screen; privacy screen.
Currently only a diamond mesh fence between us and our neighbour.
It will have Walnut in it for the pesticide potentially coming from next door.
What else could I plant?
Looking forward to reading your suggestions.
Taylor Shaw wrote:Hello everyone. I have been having some ordeals in the compost department. I received a delivery of compost and it reeks of ammonia. I emailed the company told them the deal and they said, oh no problem go ahead and plant, it will be fine. I read that the ammonia smell is coming from putting too much green material into the pile. If someone could break down the science behind green material vs brown and how that makes/prevents/balances levels of ammonia. Also, what do you think, will the seeds I planted germinate?