Stefanie Chandler

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In India when they want to make a pond they take fresh cut crass and pack it around the hole  The grass has to be packed in thick.  You know how grass will go all slimy if it is left in a pile; nothing grows under it because no water gets threw it.  Now I am talking about grass not straw or hay and it has to be fresh cut.  They take about 8 inches thick pile and then pack it to the wall of the soon to be pond.  The entire pond is covered with about 8 to 10 inches of grass.  When it is slimy the pond will hold water longer; not forever but longer.
1 year ago
I was reading the articles about burying wood in sandy soil; would lining the pit with grass like they do in India help?  They take fresh cut grass and pack it 8 inches deep, around the hole they want to retain water.  As the grass goes to slim it becomes water proof.  Then you could lay the wood in and cover with compost and mulch.  Would planting a nitro fixer like clover help to start the decomposition prosses?  
I was reading the articles about burying wood in sandy soil; would lining the pit with grass like they do in India help?  They take 8 inches of fresh cut grass and pack it around the hole they want to retain water.  As the grass goes to slim it becomes water proof.  Then lay the wood in and cover with compost and mulch.  Would planting a nitro fixer like clover help to start the decomposition prosses?  
1 year ago
I was reading the articles about burying wood in sandy soil; would lining the pit with grass like they do in India help?  They take 8 inches of fresh cut grass and pack it around the hole they want to retain water.  As the grass goes to slim it becomes water proof.  Then lay the wood in and cover with compost and mulch.  Would planting a nitro fixer like clover help to start the decomposition prosses?  
1 year ago
I am now at odds with the man across the street.  He is on the down hill side of the road.  The owner up hill from him let the drainage ditch and culvert fill in and now the water goes out on to the road.  I have a culvert and under the drive that leads to the same culvert.  He has started coming across and digging small trenches across my drive.  The rain makes them erode so I took my shovel and started digging the mud out of the ditch to fill the trench; he came at me pushed me out of the way and tore the shovel out of my hands and walked off with it.  It was not even his land  
Location is important but don’t forget the drainage and the neighbors.
1 year ago
I am from South Florida.  We only had five seasons.  Baseball season, basketball season, football season, golf season and fishing season!  See why I moved up to Tennessee.

Walt Chase wrote:Location dependent of course, but greens (turnip, collard, kale etc)

, radish, Leaf lettuces, and carrots

are usually a fairly easy veggie as well

 Are you talking about the tops or the root?  I never heard of using the top of carrots before.  Would you believe I am new to gardning.
The video was good information but the drive is already in place.  As for ramming the tires They Will Be Filled With Rock.  As the truck goes over the road the rock will be pressed  into the clay below.  I am planing a concave road not convex.  I want the water in the tires and from there into the ground.  the tires will bulge as the compression is incressesd and more rock will be  added.    
3 years ago
I think I am beginning to understand the problem.  I guess I am stuck with a driveway that I will have to have pushed back up into the driveway every 5 years or so.
Glad I talked to you before I started experimenting.
3 years ago
With thick dense clay and good ramming you might be able to do it at a less acute angle but clay will hold moisture and I think whole sections of it will slide. I think it would work possibly very well for a retaining wall not exposed to much rotational force but vehicles are not in that category.

as i have said the tires will be filled with rock NOT dirt or clay.
3 years ago