Jocelyn Campbell wrote:.......
I have another friend who swears by the Bach Flower Remedy called Rescue Remedy, though I haven't really tried it enough to see results. Except once. For a bee sting. It totally reduced the pain and swelling of the bee sting.
A also use the Bach Flower Remedy Rescue. Just a head's up, it's 29 percent alcohol.
Victor, on the Mountaineer Rye, I had planted 100 seeds the first year (2009) and 75 germinated. I planted in the spring, and come fall, they had huge seed heads with no seed in them. I was told by Tim Peters that he was surprized I got anything at all, planting them in the spring! He said they should be planted in July or August. The next year when the plants reappeared, they produced nice heads again, and were full of seed! Don't give up on them! They grew to about 10 plus feet tall.
I'm readying to harvest ours, tho looks like the grasshoppers have had at it. Working on pics, too, Zach.
Great pics Sam! How exciting about planting Sepp's grain!
Zach Weiss wrote:...Keep in mind that I won't have enough to share until WINTER of 2015 but at that point (assuming everything goes well) I would like to make this offer: I will send a small amount of the seed to everyone that I am able to. The thing that I ask in return is that you first send me seed you have saved yourself, from your favorite/most valuable plant. This way I feel good about the odds of the seed that I send out being successfully propagated.
Zach, I'm very interested in trialing some of Zepp's grain. I have heard that Einkorn is very hard to thresh also. I am trialing some of it this year that I got from Bountiful Gardens.
Just an update...this will be our 5th year of growing Tim's Mountaineer Perennial Rye. All the original plants have come back every year so far. The year before last we had a very wet spring and the Ergot was terribly bad and I saved very little seed. Last year the Ergot was much less and a drier spring. I have saved seed from each year, but still have not tried it in baking. Last year the weeds got very thick in the row, but didn't seem to bother the rye plants at all. Also, we had one winter amazingly with very little snow (usual is 7 plus feet, -20F), and it didn't bother the plants at all. I believe 7 years is the most anyone has grown these....
I interplant japanese buckwheat with my blueberry bushes to keep a population of beneficial insects around...
There are times I see hoppers or caterpillars on my young blueberry plants, the ones with ripe light green growth...
If I can keep insectiary wasps around, they'll often sting the perpetrators...
Not only that, but buckwheat is one of the best phosphorous accumulators out there and fruit bearers need it especially.
George, what is the difference between Buckwheat and Japanese Buckwheat?
Nathan Funke wrote:Does anyone new of a good supplier for a small amounts? I don't know how well it would grow in my area, but i'd like to try planting some. (preferably the rounded leaf verity, less likelyhood of it being mistaken for other similar looking illegal plant varieties. )
i purchased seeds here at Bountiful Gardens...it grew well here in eastern Washington, but i started seeds in the greenhouse early and transplanted.
Elisabeth Van Camp wrote:Dog gone it. I wanted pie.
I am a woman and I did not listen to the last pod. We were warned it had the scientific names for body parts and as a Nurse I get enough of that. If I haven't perfected my technique by now then I will never learn. To only be fair there should be a podcast on men peeing in the frozen wind or something. Un subscribing is silly. Yes I understand that it really has nothing to do with Permaculture, but that is the fun of this site. You just never know what will happen. So here is my meaningless drivel. Mr Rogers says its OK and we know with his green sweater he is the bomb. ...
Burra Maluca wrote:Bunkie - are you entering what you see in the pink/blue captcha box (looks like l3hczk in the screen shot you posted) into the little white box after 'Type in the text field the wordshown in the image'?
That's the check that's in place to make sure that you're a real live human and not just a computer-bot trying to spam us.
The letters/numbers in that little box will be different each time and need to be entered correctly else an error message, such as "Captcha response does not match the challenge" will be generated. It's also possible that other, less appropriate, error messages will show up, which will confuse the issue.
thanks for the response burra. yes, i do put the numbers from the colored box into the white box.
sorry for the delay. hubby just updated my safari and mac...it's 5.0.6... and has updated my security. i tried to change my password again, and it still won't go thru and says my current password is invalid.
i don't know what captcha field is? this is what i see and fill out...
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Email Address: *
Current Password: *
You only need to enter the current password if changing to a new password or changing your e-mail address.
New Password: *
You only need to enter a new password if changing it.
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i bought a packet of 30 plus seeds, and they were packed in a dry moss type substance. i didn't bother to count them and proceeded to soak them in baggies as cyara suggested. i ended up with 179 seeds! oh my! i shan't do that again!
a few seeds did not germinate. i have many growing in 4-inch pots in the greenhouse right now. i lost some due to some critter, maybe a mouse, digging down to the roots and eating the nut like seed. very strange. set traps and never did catch it. i ended up covering the plants at night with severaal layers of reemay.
these plants have survived in the unheated greenhouse with temps outside at 19F. i am readying to repot them in bigger pots very soon. will take some pics later...