Galadriel Freden wrote:Looking at nature, most ecosystems "in the wild" don't have these problems that conventional gardeners do. In the wild, an increase of a certain pest would mean an increase in the predators of that pest!
Jay C. White Cloud wrote:
I am also sorry Matu, but Paul is correct in his worry about "toxic gick," just because you can't find science or evidence for it's precedence does not mean it is not there.
Jay C. White Cloud wrote:I can't tell you how many grocery warehouses I have seen with boxes piled to the ceiling on pallets sprayed down with some of the most toxic pesticides you could imagine. Some in the same family as DDT. I even heard a woman say during a gardening presentation that cardboard is, "safe enough to eat." Not only would I not eat it, I would not even touch some of it without gloves.
Lisa Paulson wrote:This is just a fllippant idea off the top of my head and may not be feasible but if there were chilli flakes sprinkled and the ducks ingested them I bet the would reconsider foraging there. I am tying blue beads from thrift shop necklaces in clusters on my blueberry bushes before they ripen in hopes I frustrate many of the resident birds that try to peck them before they get my ripening crop so that idea sort of creeps into my head of deterants .
Partridge pea is considered an excellent
species for planting on disturbed areas for erosion
control and improving soil fertility. It establishes
rapidly, fixes nitrogen, reseeds, and slowly decreases
as other species in the seeding mix begin to dominate
the site. Nitrogen fixation is greatest during the
paul wheaton wrote:My understanding is that getting a marketable/decent apple is a 1 in 20,000 chance. In other words, people start lots of apples from seeds, but what they end up with is usually pretty lame. So it is far wiser to find a really good apple and then graft a twig onto an existing root stock.