Bryant RedHawk wrote:
I do know that if you want to use conifer duff for the purpose of acidification it is the cambium layer with the resin phylum that you really want to be using.
I did a few tests way back in the 60's of several California species of pines and found that it is the bark and cambium layers that contain the most acidity when compared to leaves or the wood the bark is about 40% more acidic with the cambium but only 15% more acidic without the cambium.
Michelle Bisson wrote:I grow a lot of annual edible plants in containers and since I am using soil that I purchased in order to increase the nutrient content and soil life, I usually place plant matter at the bottom of my pails then fill it up with soil.
I started doing this because I would have more pots for planting in. If I did not do this, I would only have 12 pots to plant in, but doing this, with the same amount of soil & non composted or mostly composted organic matter at the bottom of each pot, I could now do about 17 pots.
Pearl Sutton wrote:
Rope saws are useful beasts to learn to work. I don't have one right now, have in the past, I need to get one. Best way to learn them is closer to the ground, then move up higher as you understand them.