Jessie Robertson

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London Ontario
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Hi Ken,

They did ok in the first couple of years and then I moved and rented out the property for several years. They did not survive unfortunately but I don't know if it was from neglect by the tenants or other factors. The currants that were adjacent to them are still super productive though so I suspect it was the juglones that eventually did them in. I think heartnut has less juglone than black walnut so it may not be as problematic for you. If there is room maybe you could squeeze in a dwarf or weeping mulberry between them as a buffer.
1 year ago

Heritage Farm wrote:Excerpt from Science in Agriculture Advanced methods for sustainable Farming, by Arden Anderson
Weed meaning: Ca, P, Mo, Si, Se deficiencies. Also negative polarity.
Enhancing materials (what makes it grow more): Diammonium phosphate, magnesium & magnesium compounds, stray voltage.
Correcting materials (what fixes it): RL-37, seaweed, sea leaf, phosphoric acid, monoammonium phosphate, calcium carbonate, cobalt, selenium, vit. C, vit. A, vit. E, biomin copper.

This is very interesting. I've never seen this information anywhere else. Can you tell me more about this book?
I"m wondering if the Ca, P, Mo, Si or Se deficiencies in the soil were dealt with if it would go away or not be as vigorous...

There was poison ivy at my parent's cottage a decade ago that escaped English Ivy smothered out. I haven't seen a leaf of it in years. I'm not happy about the English Ivy now blanketing the forest floor but at least the poison ivy is gone. Now how do I get rid of the English Ivy??

I saw someone posted that Sweet Autumn Clematis had outcompeted theirs. This is not desirable to have everywhere either. I wonder if the native Virgin's Bower clematis would work in it's stead?
1 year ago
I just found out about this plant this year from a nursery I order from frequently and was super excited.
I don't have enough sun in my yard for it but have ordered it bareroot for my parent's place this spring. Hopefully we get some fruit in a couple of years. I will share here when we do. Fingers crossed for the macadamia flavour to be strong in ours.
4 years ago

Rose Seemann wrote: Metals become locked in the worms’ tissue. When the worms are removed, the vermicompost is safe for agricultural use.

Very interesting research Rose. Does this mean that if the worms are left to die in the compost pile the heavy metals are released back into the system? Do they render the materials inert or do the worms have to be harvested in order to remediate the soil?

We have 3 large dogs and a cat who's litterbox is the outdoors. I would love to be able to compost their waste but The Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins doesn't touch on it much.
We have a very lazy composting method that involves no turning at all (except to move it from one bay to the next when it fills up) so I'm not sure if temperatures would get high enough.
5 years ago