Erica Colmenares wrote:
I'm wondering if you could describe this a little more. We're at this point in our house build, and I want to talk about it with our contractor (or just do it myself). Are you glad you did it? Maybe it's too soon to know if it was useful.
Melonie Corder wrote:
I'd love to utilize the Pine for something as they die off, drop limbs and shed branches.
I love to read all the post but just do not have time as I'm most interested in middle and East TN.
john muckleroy jr wrote:... is there a safe poison ivy killer?
Anne Miller wrote:
[b]What are your thoughts on wood chippers? What are the pros and cons of wood chippers vs the PTO kind?
Janet Reed wrote:
I can no longer hide in fear. ... I can no longer let my life be ruled by the fear of it.
I’m returning to normal.
Martin Bernal wrote: Is there a rule for taking them off the light in regards to how old they are? .
Gerry Parent wrote: Curious though, if you forget to push the button again back to auto-darkening mode, when you begin to weld you would be seeing spots for an hour afterwards?
Trace Oswald wrote:I'm always confused by using mushrooms to remove contaminants from soil, or in this case, bales. If you use mushrooms to remove toxins, common consensus seems to be that the mushrooms should not be eaten. To me, that means they are bringing the toxins into themselves. ..... Or maybe I just don't understand how it works and the mushrooms actually transform the toxins into something else.
Tonya Hunte wrote: I believe because mushrooms are composters that they can really break down the chemical structure of things.
I am working, with another fellow, on a remediation study which uses fungi to break down herbicides in soil and wood, at this point in the study we have eliminated some species and found other species that work quickly to start breaking the compounds into harmless components.
Oyster is one of the best species for this and should be included in any remediation of herbicide treatment.
.... so we get a nice, hot compost heap.
When that heat is through working its magic on the heap you are ready to use it in your gardens. The nasty chemicals will be broken down and harmless to your plants.
The compost will also be chock full of good microorganisms and fungi hyphae, a huge win for your garden soil.
..... fear not, there is hope and you can remediate those chemicals so your foods are not contaminated.
You can purchase fungi either in spore or spawn forms these days and that is what will break down those nasty chemicals as well as getting your soil food web kick started for recovery.
You can also go wild foraging for mushrooms and use a blender and water to create mushroom slurries which you pour into the soil to do the same thing.