Linda Lattanzio wrote:My neighbor sprays with round up to kill weeds , I have talked to him till iam blue in the face , no change still spraying . I have lived here 6 years and since I moved in 3 yrs later have lost my 6 yr old German shepherd to lymphoma and exactly 9 months later lost my 11yr male shepherd to cancer as well . My vet tells me it’s environmental and there is no way to prove it. I do not believe two very healthy dogs died of cancer a random act .
I am angry and frustrated and there is nothing I can do . I feel your pain I wish more people would understand there are alternatives. 🙁
Loretta Liefveld wrote:I think I'd love to get a hori hori knife. But..... how often do you need to sharpen it, and HOW do you sharpen it. I see that the one you recommend comes with a sharpening tool, but that still doesn't explain how to do it. I've tried to sharpen other gardening tools that I have - and have failed miserably. I end up just buying a new one because they are never again sharp enough.
Carolyne Castner wrote:This is such an interesting concept! I didn't realize this was a thing, but I like it!
I have three extremely large rosemary plants in our front bed, and did something like this last year (because we didn't have the money for mulch). This explains the massive growth-spurt that they (and the rosebushes) had!
I am going to have to try this with the lemon balm and my veggie beds next!
Do you think it would be beneficial to add some of the rosemary clippings to those beds too? I have a massive 6 ft pile of rosemary and rose branches.
Dennis Bangham wrote:Looks like many of the holes I am digging, to plant my potted fruit trees, often fill up half way with water and only after a couple hours. It has not rained in days and not very heavy for a couple of weeks.
I suspect it is capillary rise and since I live on a toe-slope, I do have a high water table on top of the bedrock. I have a small 3 ft deep pond that stays full from this underground water.
Trees and plants do very well on their own in this environment so I am hopping my fruit tree orchard will also do well.
My question is, can I go ahead and plant in this?
I am mixing a little top soil into the clay in order to reduce this capillary action. Is this the right thing to do?