Andrea Hooper

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since Oct 03, 2014
College Station, TX Zone 8b
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Does anyone know of a plant famous for iron accumulation? Something to plant near trees that tend toward chlorosis? Thanks in advance.
2 years ago
Thank you.
2 years ago
Does anyone out there have some advice on dealing with fig rust?
2 years ago
Over here in Texas zone 8 I have similar annoying clay soil and useful frequent rain. Instead of digging proper swales, (My property sloped inwards) I dug a hole into the lowest spot and the high clay content created a slowly draining pond. Then I bought 4 Muscovy ducks and this stuff... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006IGZCI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The microbes keep the pond from getting "ducky" and the pond keeps the rain from drowning my yard every time it rains. My next step is to create a shrub willow hedge around the edge of the pond to help stave off erosion, soak up additional yard swamp, and feed the rabbits.
3 years ago
Does anyone have experience using Sepp Holzer's bone sauce to keep the squirrels from taking over the world?  I would be more than willing to buy some off the willing soul who would ship it to me if it works. The hubs is on board with many things, but is certain I will burn down the town if I try to do it myself.
3 years ago
I hear muscovy ducks are mosquito eaters. Sounds like a perfectly delicious soluction.
4 years ago
Thanks! BTW, I don't know if you have seen this joint, but I thought I would pass it along. http://www.justfruitsandexotics.com/JFE/ They are a great source of information on our particular climate. I have ordered a few things from them, including some paw paws fit for our climate, and they are doing wonderfully. It was a bit pricey, but now that I have parent trees that fit our climate, I can replant seedlings at will. I am hoping to outfit the neighborhood. "Sure I'll buy your girl scout cookies and your band chocolate, but first, let's go plant this free tree." haha. Stealth.
5 years ago
Jennifer,
Are your pears out in the open? I think I may have found a spot for a couple, but they will be underneath some pretty big oak trees. Light gets in, but it definitely isn't "full sun".
5 years ago
Thanks!
5 years ago
Hey there, permies! How low can you prune an autumn olive down without hurting it? Thanks!
5 years ago