Nicole Alderman wrote:Today I had a bit of a revelation. Chickens eat bindweed/morning glory, right? I've got a nasty patch of the stuff that I've been trying to keep from reaching my garden. I've tried pulling it, out compeating it with blackberries (it's no longer in the blackberry patch, but is in my) grass, and planting buckwheat to inhibit it. Each thing has made a dent, and kept it from spreading. But, it's still there in my grass, mocking me.
The area is pretty large. It's the area below my wellhouse. I'll try to get a better picture later, but here's two that I already have (the first is a close-up from when I planted buckwheat in attempts to inhibit the bindweed):
I'm wondering if I could just put their existing house there, and fence in Bindweed Land (which is probably 500-800 sqft) and let them do their chickeny thing there for a while, eating the bindweed and tearing up the roots. And then, after they've done their merry destruction for a year or two, I could think about a tractor system or something else and replant the area with buckwheat, oats and other feed?
Would this kill the bindweed for me? Or, would it just kill the grass and then the little bitty roots that the chickens left would re sprout into a bigger, worse mess?
Amanda Launchbury-Rainey wrote:I intend to go through the caravan decluttering. We have 12 cupbiards so that is 1 a day leading up to the fiesta of the 3 kings which is a big thing here. I will also be cleaning as I go. I am fed up of camping in tents and caravans for 6 years but I think part of that is because if the disorderly mess we gave allowed to spread through the van. A clean and tidy home may give me a boost as we enter yet another winter waiting for our home to be habitable!
Holiday best wishes to you all!
Judith Browning wrote:I forgot to mention that the 'plumbers helper' I mentioned above is also a carpenter/builder with a great reputation...her work with her ex was to try to keep him from losing his plumbers license.
No reason at all that women can't do the job's that are typically 'men's work' if that's what they want to do.
My cousin was a diesel mechanic for many years...she loved big trucks
S Bengi wrote:I would run a test, have two patches one with tall and another with short.
Landcaster Cultivar http://openpollinated.com/varieties.php
Even better yet create your own land race. Get alot of different cultivars plant them and track the cultivars that you like.
Then buy some more of those cultivars next season, then save the cross pollinated seeds.
Replant those seeds and save the corns that you like the most.
Su Ba wrote:I don't have raccoons, but I do have tradewinds. So short corn is better for me, the shorter and sturdier the better.