Jay Mullaky

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The pit idea sounds very interesting.

I watched a few videos on YouTube of guys catching large amount off worms using electric probes that cause the worms to come to the surface.

I have one area of land, approx 15 acres and it is packed full.off enormous worms. When fixing up a ditch I couldn't believe the size and quantity.

The videos I have seen have been DIY jobs but If I could buy a divice that would cause the worms to surface I would be able to collect huge amounts.

I am also wondering do people buy/grow caterpillars? After watching the swarms which appeared on my oak trees and kale I am wondering would it be a cheap way to get some 'natural' food for chickens, just pick a handful off caterpillars every now and then and Chuck them.in.to the chickens.

I am hoping I will be able to source a legit version of the DIY electric probe
1 month ago
Hiya guys

I would like to use my garden waste to produce worms to feed to chickens.

I was thinking off using a large blue barrel, and start emptying it during the winter months when the worms stop breeding.

My question is in regards to rotating the barrel, is it a good idea to rotate the worms or best just to let them go where they want?
1 month ago
My bags of pear and apple scions got mixed up

I had them in seperate fridges but someone threw them all together and they weren't labeled  

Just wondering are they easy to tell apart? Maybe a difference in the buds? Or  the bark?

I am pretty certain that two of the bigger bags are apples but that leaves two bags to figure out.

10 months ago

Thanks so much for all the info
11 months ago
Thanks for the info

Another question

Is there an optimal time to attach my scions, should I do it at first sign of bud growth or wait for the tree to have its leaves out?

I will be attaching various apple scions to crab apples and pear scions to whitethorn/Hawthorne.

11 months ago
Hiya guys

Just a few questions on grafting.

Can I take my scions directly out of the fridge to graft or should I allow them to warm up a bit?

11 months ago

Mike Jay wrote:I'd probably keep it 5 to 10 feet away if it's in a pot.  And I'd probably try to collect the leaves in the fall to make sure they don't incorporate into the soil around the apples/pears.

Thanks for the feedback Mike. I believe it has no negative impact on oak trees so eventually it will be going in with them.
11 months ago

David Livingston wrote:Quince from hard wood cuttings or layering is even faster than from seed :-)
This year I am going to try pear on Hawthorne , yup I know the pear grows too big but I am going to bury it below the graft :-)


Grafting a pear onto a hawthorne?? Very interesting

Just had a quick Google.

We have hundreds of Hawthorne trees on our land and I have 5 varieties of pear tree for scions :) :) :) :)
11 months ago
Hiya guys

I was given a black walnut tree as a gift and I have read  online that it is important not to plant this type of tree close to fruit trees.

I was planning on planting it in a large container for a few years before planting out. Can I plant this in a container beside apple/pear trees or how far should I move it?
11 months ago