Monica Eger

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since May 25, 2015
Switzerland, zone 6b
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Lubera has several different kinds of pawpaws. But they are quite pricey.
11 months ago

John Saltveit wrote:I'm glad you had a comma between shooting and my pets, Monica.
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2 years ago
It's so much fun reading about all your hobbies!

Here are mine: reading, gardening, target shooting, my pets (guinea pigs and hamsters), learning about new things, movies, swimming. I am also a mediumistic energy healer in my spare time.
2 years ago
We live on 800m2 (1/5 of an acre) in the suburbs. We don't have any animals, as we don't eat meat and hardly any eggs. But we have a young food forest and vegetable garden that gift us with something almost every day of the year.
2 years ago
Erin, if you want your squash to grow in a certain direction, it might be helpful to know that they will usually grow in the opposite direction of the first real leaf. So, if you want them to grow north, place them in the ground so that the first leaf points south.
2 years ago
Yes, that's Japanese Knotweed. I have been battling it for years and haven't found a way to remove it, yet. It does like sun, though, so shading or tarping it might help.
2 years ago
Welcome to Permies, Evan! This is my favorite place on the internet, too.
2 years ago
Ok, thank you for the heads-up, Tyler!
3 years ago
Yes, I'm talking about drosophila suzukii.

Thank you so much for all your tips, you guys are great! I will definitely try them.
I don't know for sure whether the land is really in zone 8, I will have to do some further research. But that is good news, the fact that male drosophila flies get sterile in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius.
3 years ago
Thank you, Leora!

I was kind of hoping to finally be able to grow figs, apricots and peaches in USDA zone 8, since I can't grow them at my altitude. But of course, you're right. It would be safer to grow fruit with a harder peel, like apples.
I don't know about the wind, yet. But I imagine that the property is pretty well protected by the woodlands.
Thank you for your other tips, also!
3 years ago