Dave Gamper

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since Mar 22, 2013
Zone 5b Ontario
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Flinthoph Luthhaughmer wrote:
Whiffletree Nusery:


They are in Ontario but do ship to BC.

Why are there only a few who do?

I have ordered from them twice. Happy with the trees both times.
9 months ago
Fruit Fly
by Gavin Gunhold

Due to the tragically short life span of the average
fruit fly,
College is not really an option.
Caps and gowns don''t come in that size anyway.
1 year ago
I have had good luck with spraying horsetail tea, it didn't get rid of the powdery mildew but the plants stayed healthy and producing through a very damp summer.
1 year ago
I believe both the leafs and flowers of the linden tree are edible.
1 year ago

Stacy Witscher wrote:I do like to use urine to fertilize, unfortunately my equipment doesn't make it as easy as men.

My blackberries seem to be currently experiencing excess nitrogen, because my dogs always pee on them. The only thing I could think of to help is to water, thereby diluting it. Does anyone else have any other ideas?

I will say that some plants don't like being directly peed on. Foxgloves will fall over and die within an hour of my dog's peeing on it. So now, I just plant them where the dogs can't reach them.

Maybe put woodchips around the blackberries to try to hold some of the nitrogen and slow the release to the plants?
1 year ago
This is great news Bruce. It gives me hope that I could do the same at some point.
1 year ago
I had a happy accident with garden cress self seeding where I had planted garlic. The cress was an excellent ground cover not to mention great in salads and the garlic grew very well.
I planted the cress 3 years ago and it has self seeded the last two years very well.
2 years ago

wayne nicol wrote:ok seem to have found my own answer
a new type of double wall polycarbonate- R value 1.7 with a transmission %99 and a diffusion % 80
and its about as local as we can get on island here- its only 1000 miles away

Care to share what brand that is? It sounds great!
3 years ago
I could be wrong but I believe the pit should be showing like it is now. Good luck!
3 years ago