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elle sagenev
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So I went as far from the house as I could and planted some bush starts about 1' deep in holes. pics to follow as it's giving me issues. The first is with no mulch in it, second shows mulch, third shows how I've decided to water them, wine bottles.
 
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Without mulch
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elle sagenev
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Any ideas what this is? Old owners had a fence around it. It spreads and I hate it. Ugly thing.
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Danielle Venegas wrote:Any ideas what this is? Old owners had a fence around it.


Looks like curly dock or something similar. Taste a leaf - if it's sour it would be sorel.
 
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Patrick Mann wrote:
Danielle Venegas wrote:Any ideas what this is? Old owners had a fence around it.


Looks like curly dock or something similar. Taste a leaf - if it's sour it would be sorel.


I believe you are quite right. Poisonous to livestock. Lovely. Will have to go!
 
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Danielle, before you get rid of the dock you might want to read some of these threads.

http://www.permies.com/forums/jforum?module=search&action=search&&search_keywords=curly dock&search_in=ALL&member_match_type=memberPosted&sort_dir=DESC&sort_by=time&groupByForum=false&search_date=ALL&start=0
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Danielle, before you get rid of the dock you might want to read some of these threads.

http://www.permies.com/forums/jforum?module=search&action=search&&search_keywords=curly dock&search_in=ALL&member_match_type=memberPosted&sort_dir=DESC&sort_by=time&groupByForum=false&search_date=ALL&start=0


That sounds interesting but what I read says it's poisonous to livestock. We are certainly going to have livestock and I'd rather not kill them.
 
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I think it may not be poisonous, or at least not deadly, to chickens. Because mine sometimes eat it, and they're still alive
 
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