I was under the impression that tiger lilies are poisonous. Day lillies are a great perennial. Everything is edible. Flower buds are delicious sautéed. New shoots also. And the tubers are like potatoes. Plus it spreads by itself.
Kinda shocked to read some of these posts. I would have guessed most on this site could easily last months if the grid went down. I could go a year easy if I were able to hunt some fresh meat occasionally. You all should get prepared. It's not IF but when the grid goes down.
I have 20 of them. Haven't had the success manufacturer claims but they do work better than planting directly in the ground less time irrigating for sure. Maybe seventy percent survival rate and I have to fill them maybe three times a summer. Using two wicks works best. I get eight inches of rain a year in Colorado
I live close to the SAN Luis property. Up near Crestone. Pomegranates are out. Too cold. Most anything will grow with water. Very short growing season so look for plant varieties with short maturity. My biggest problem has been rabbits. You'll have to fence a garden in. I am planning on building a greenhouse so I can grow longer maturing veggies.
Hello Sandy. I live in southern Colorado Crestone area so I'm in the same type of geographic area. My zone is 5. I'm from CA so growing things has been a challenge. I'd like to hear about your successes.
It works about the same to just go ahead and butcher it and freeze right away. Then after taking out of the freezer age the cuts in a fridge for five days or so. This is what you have to do if the weather is warm and you are processing the meat yourself.
Just finished planting for the first year. I'll see what grows best and then plant more of what works the following years. Wind is a big issue. Damn rabbits too. I'll post pics later. Got lettuce, kale, spinich, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, Swiss chard, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, sunchokes, mulberries, apples, peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, gooseberries, serviceberries, honeyberries, jostaberries, goji berries, grapes. Been digging hole for a while.
Is there anything wrong with using pre-filled bags to build an earth bag structure? I can get ready made bags for around $2.50 a bag. Seems like a big time saver. One place said I could get sand or gravel filled bags. The other said they were filled with sand from recycled concrete.
I would like to build a small cabin of 800sq ft or less and 95% of it will be by myself. I was thinking of earthbag or straw bale but am open to anything, preferably natural. What would be the easiest and quickest method? Probably in the Rockies.