Ted Cassidy

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I liked it. they do a good job of just explaining and showing stuff. It has been many years since I've watched so I don't recall every detail but took lots of note to read back.
7 months ago
In like new condition. Originally $25, just $10 plus media mail S&H within the lower 48 states of the USA. I can ship it anywhere but it will cost more.
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PM me for any questions.
7 months ago
There must be someone out where in Permie land who can clarify if this chart if valid or not???
3 years ago
Calling all smart people!
This post https://permies.com/t/57382/Apple-guild-part-series-videos contains a plant guild chart. by the Urbania Hoeve. I had never seen it done that way so I decided to go over it and see how I can do something similar and more detailed for what I am working on so it's quicker/easier for me to set up my garden this spring. Reading off my typed up list is just a pain in my experience. The thing is though that I ran into something odd.

All my research on guilds/companion planting states that tomatoes should NOT be planted need potatoes. However the attached guild chart shows that tomatoes and potatoes are both in the Solanacea family. So why does the chart seem to imply you can/should plant them together?

Also from my research: tomatoes and lettuces grow well around each other. However this guild chart says that the Solanacea family (tomatoes) should NOT be planted near the Asteraceae (lettuce) family.

Am I having a blond moment here and just not understanding how to read the chart correctly or could this guild chart be off a bit?

Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

3 years ago
Correct but these aren't just holes, they are more like caverns with wood chips littering probably an area of 10ft x 10ft around the tree and with chips 2" x 1". Very impressive if you think of the strength and force of a "little" bird.
6 years ago
What makes the wood bad lumbar? Because the woodpecker other just the fact there is some bug in there which it is trying to eat?
6 years ago
The first set of trees I found a while back with the holes I am not worried about too much because the holes aren't that big. However the last one I found had a whole in there paste the center line of the tree and I am not sure how bad that is for the tree to have a hole that big and that deep in it.
6 years ago
Thanks for your inputs.

Yes, I know they don't eat the wood. They just destroy the heck out of the tree to get to the inside. I have seen the smaller holes in trees before just never seen the big giant caverns they made. I will just need to keep a close eye on the trees and keep track if the tree's health. and take it down if needed. I would rather keep them or course.
6 years ago
You can try this site here. It is a paid service but for individuals it is an affordable $20 per year and probably worth it if you are just planning on making one design for your own property.

http://permacultureplantdata.com/

It's Daniel Halsey's site from http://www.southwoodscenter.com/
6 years ago