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William Bronson

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Montessori kid born and raised in Cincinnati.
Father of two, 14 years apart in age,married to an Appalachian Queen 7 years my junior,trained by an Australian cattle dog/pit rescue.
I am Unitarian who declines official membership, a pro lifer who believes in choice, a socialist, an LGBTQ ally, a Black man, and perhaps most of all an old school paper and pencil gamer.
I make, grow, and serve, not because I am gifted in these areas, rather it is because doing these things is a gift to myself.
Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
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I like the giving it away or filter ideas.
If I had it, I would likely create many cutting propagation stations ranging in size from 5 gallons to 250 gallons in size, some with bottom heat, some without.
2 hours ago
I've had luck strting new patches of clover by coving them with clear plastic totes
Not only does it give a greenhouse effect,it also protects the seeds and young ants from predators.
Of course, I'm dealing with birds and mice not rabbits-the dog runs off the rabbits.
2 days ago
In my opinion the best/easiest/safest way to elevate a tank like this would be with another tank, or even just metal cage.
This is because they are intended to be stacked 3 units high when full, so you know that they have the strength.

That being said, working with what you have is different.
Because of way the bottom of the tote is built, I think you need a platform with a bigger footprint than the tote itself.
If you stacked 6 pallets ,three pallets high , you could have a strong platform that was roughly 48"x80" and a little more than 12" off the ground.

I would not encourage any use of the other materials. Creosote treated wood is a known carcinogen, so any cutting or drilling would put you in danger.

Good luck!
3 days ago
Thank you Paul, you have confirmed my worst fears.
It will be a while before I get back over there, but if it is still in bloom, I will deadhead it...if I can force myself to!
4 days ago
These seem like perfect candidates for a barrel sized sub irrigated planter.
In my experience these planters are very good for things that need a constant source of water, but not so good for something like herbs, for example.
The loose soil should make harvesting easy.
A baby pool grow bag garden would work similarly and be even easier to harvest.

Tubers in bags seems like nice design for urban growers.
Ground nut, potatoes, jchokes, yams, maybe yacon,  there are plenty more choices.

I just planted this tree last August and its coming up gangbusters.
It went from a tiny green brush to a flowering green bush in just this last month.
I'm very happy,  but I'm concerned that its flowering so young.
Should I ,uh, "deflower" it, to encourage it to establish itself instead of reproducing?
4 days ago
I think Diego Footer says "Be the change you want to see"
It really can work, I've done it on YouTube comments, persistent politeness won out.
5 days ago
The historical version of drain tile was a f@ggot drain,  consisting of wood bundles, laid in the bottom of a trench, then covered over.
I have buried a lot of wood in my backyard , with similar aims.
I've also made char directly directly in a trench, quenched it and added wood before burying it.
As for fired clay, it certianly shows its value in hydroponics.
I wonder if high fired clay  would work, toilets are free.
The broken pieces would be sharp, so they should be tumbled, to protect future hands.
5 days ago
If they sell log rounds or rough cut lumber, something with a large flat sides, might work better.
I've layed down  pallet board's to suppress weeds.
It's also great habitat for snakes and lizards.
6 days ago
We have shroons popping up in one of the 55 gallon barrel planters.
The kid and wife think they are inky cap mushrooms.
Right now, the only other thing growing in it is a blueberry bush, which seems to be doing quite well this year.

We are not gonna eat the shoons, but I was wondering if there is anything else to do with them, or  maybe to learn from them?
Should I spread them to the other barrels?
6 days ago