Minka Bug

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since Mar 09, 2014
gweiloville, North Carolina
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I live down a private (gravel) road with 3 other houses farther down the road. Regardless of how slow someone drives, tons of gravel dust is launched into the air. It is driving me nuts!! We would like to plant a row of dense and tall plants (I'm thinking bushes, maybe trees if that would work) to act as a barrier. The added privacy is a plus. We are in North Carolina. Any ideas? many thanks, as always.

Also, I wasn't entirely sure where to post this. Mods, please move as needed.
2 years ago
Anyone know of a way, aside from growing indoors or in greenhouse, to grow loquat trees in North Carolina?
2 years ago
I fully support spay/neutering for domesticated cats and dogs for ONE reason alone, that is, there are SO many cats and dogs living lives of misery in shelters and on the streets. There is no good reason for allowing one more cat or dog be born for the time being.
3 years ago
Thanks for all the insight!

I was looking to 'seal' the wood to make it more waterproof...4 dogs and a toddler = lots of wet messes!

So, after priming, then painting, should I add a layer of something to 'seal' it? I was told to use water-based (don't know if that's important) polyurethane for the final coat on top of the paint for that reason...but is this necessary?
3 years ago
Will that alone do the job to seal the wood? And will I have to prime the plywood before applying the latex finish?
3 years ago
Hello all,

In my soon-to-be house there is bare plywood flooring. I can't remember if the wood has been treated with wax or coating of some sort. I would like to paint and seal the wood and leave it at that.

I have been told that I will have to either use a 'porch and floor paint' in my desired color (because apparently it's a two-in-one colored primer...is that right?) Then seal with water based polyurethane OR buy oil-base primer and paint and seal with polyurethane.

Obviously, I have no experience with this and no knowledge as to what will hold up the best or what will expose minimal toxic gick

which makes me wonder, does anyone have suggestions for less toxic alternatives to get this done? any tips/pointers you think may be helpful for me will be so appreciated
3 years ago
What a great idea! Thanks!
3 years ago
Wasn't sure where to put this so feel free to move it.

I am looking for dish soap in bulk because I figure it'll save us some money in the long run and reduce our trash output. Must not be tested on animals and minimal and naturally-derived ingredients is ideal.
3 years ago
Hello all, I am brainstorming for my first hugelkultur mound and I have kind of a dumb question about it...please excuse my ignorance!!

I have no clue about ideal placement of plants on the hugel mound or which plants may grow well in/on it.

I am interested in growing fruit and nut trees, berry bushes/vines, annual crops, etc but, again, I don't know how I can/should apply those to the mound

I'm looking forward to hear some thoughts about it! Thanks

3 years ago
I love it! Thanks so much from posting!! Really great video
3 years ago