Mike Barkley wrote:Good list. My chickens don't bother Swiss chard. Sometimes they do peck at a few squash & baby pumpkins so I plant extra for them & other hungry critters. Plenty to go around.
Eric Hanson wrote:
I have no idea if I was actually watching Dr. Steiner, but I simply remember a person using an old stocking with cooked rice and burying it under a tree for a period of time and then retrieving it with the microbes intact. Thanks for the more specific directions. Out of curiosity, is rice used because it is a supply of carbohydrates and an easy medium for growth. Could mashed potatoes or just about any grain work in place of the rice? Why do you use barley and wheat? Are they simply available or do they have properties you desire?
Jim Guinn wrote:Love it, Travis. I've started my own spread sheet based on your post. Yesterday, I was going to buy a sandwich on my way home from a delivery for $3.99. I resisted. Saved $3.99. Today, I went to the liquor store for a bottle of gin. Instead of buying my usual brand for $22.99, I bought a cheaper brand for $15.99. Saved $7.00 for a total of $10.99 so far. Now, also today, even though I have enough tomato seeds for this year, I bought a couple of new varieties for $3.25 each. So, I'm only $4.49 ahead so far....but, I plan to keep my spread sheet and see how well I can do. Off to a slow start, but I know I can do better.