Todd Parr wrote:
r ranson wrote:I should add, when we plant the trees, we'll be adding lots of llama berries and other natural goodness to the hole.
You will get other opinions on this, but without fail, every time I have added amendments to the hole that I planted a tree in, the tree did worse than an identical tree planted in "unimproved" soil. Every single time. I no longer add any amendments to the hole when I plant trees. I plant the tree, mulch it heavily and add amendments to the top.
Ellie Strand wrote:I don't think I'll try an experiment, Karen. The method sounds like there is a potential for a lot to go wrong--starting with mechanical damage to the tomato transplant while trying to insert a wire into the exact center.
Andrew Roesner wrote:
Drew, looks like tick beans might be what we call fava beans up this way? Thanks for the recommendation! They might work great in this system!
Caroline LaVin wrote:Since there is some discussion as to whether the Grand Shepherd *is* a stable new breed, I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you about a very OLD farm dog breed called English Shepherd or farm collie. The English Shepherd was popular on small farms and homesteads across America until small farms started disappearing in the 20th century. Called the "farmers right hand man" the ES helps with a lot of jobs around the farm: varmint hunting, livestock herding, watch dog, and nurturing animals and children. Where other breeds have become specialists in their jobs, the ES is an all-around dog bred for intelligence, willingness, and trainability. Beautiful, too.
This is the breed described in Ben Falk's "Resilient Farm and Homestead". We're part of the conservation effort for this heritage breed. For more info, please see: www.puppies.petcarebooks.com
Caroline in Idaho