Lee Missouri

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Valya, you should also offer notecards with your dog drawings on them. Your scetches are adorable!
5 months ago
10 out of 10 acorns for Seed Savers. I really like the seed history. I've planted Thelma Sanders squash and Dester tomatoes, both developed in MO, where I'm from. The Desters were particularly great. My husband is from Beaver Dam WI, so we grow Beaver Dam peppers. I grow Trail of Tears black beans descended from SS seed planted 7 years ago. We get a great sense of rootedness (pun intended) and continuity using these seeds. I haven't had problems with germination, but I'm not the most accomplished gardener - maybe the seeds aren't always germinating that well and I'm a better gardener than I thought! 😃
Love this topic! The fava bean photos look like the stalks are sturdy rather than viney. Is this right? I grow black beans and some sort of white bean (I forgot the seed name and just keep saving the seeds and replanting).
Do peppers self-pollinate like tomatoes?
Wow, you lot are classy! I just buy yellow (because it's cheerful) washcloths, set them out as napkins and call it a day. 😊
1 year ago
My husband and I argued over this. I used a killing cone and severed the jugular with a very sharp knife. He wanted to shoot it with the .22. Our vet, who specializes in birds, heard out both sides and agreed that shooting it while it was restrained in a cone was the quickest and most humane method. It's never easy to kill an animal that I've raIsed,  but I know it grew up free-range, had some fun in its life and was part of a healthy flock. And I'm taking full responsibility for taking its life.
1 year ago
How do you do root plowing? How do you balance cutting the roots with keeping the tree healthy? I've pruned trees and saw great improvement in their health, but I've never heard of doing something similar with the roots.
1 year ago

Ken W Wilson wrote:About the deer, I would recommend not planting sweet potatoes or cantaloupes. The deer here always eat all the sweet potatoes then all the cantaloupe vines. They don't usually bother the rest much unless they are very hungry.



Or get a good guardian dog - Great Pyr or Kommondor. I'm here in Midway, just outside of Columbia, MO. We have a Pyr-Kom mix and don't even see deer anymore. They do boom like cannon, though, so consider the neighbors!  I've been overrun by cantaloupe the past two years.
1 year ago
Do you have any neighbors with great gardens, or see any good gardens in your area? Asking the gardeners how they grow would give you a good leg up. Quite a lot of people are into growing organically, if not entirely using permiculture ideas. They would at least know what grows well in your area. University Extension Division? Grass roots community gardening people?
Can you make tea from Autumn Olive berries or leaves? I know some - more patient than I - people make jam from the berries.
2 years ago