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Robert Lampert

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Colorado, cold semi-arid climate, Zone 5b
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I was worried when I saw a video link in this thread lol.  Ladies can get a little device that allows them to pee while standing or easily fill a vessel for distribution on the compost pile or garden beds.  Here are some ideas you can pick up at your local outdoor store.  https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMEA2qDoshMqRcKlWRofSCYUVtBFcyVByrt--Me
1 year ago
It seems crazy not to be using it, doesn't it?  I'm looking for a high efficiency washing machine so I'll be using one tenth of the water and piping my grey water out to my garden beds.
1 year ago
I'm not sure if it could harm the ducks or you.   What if you ran your grey water into the soil before the reed bed allowing it soak in and let the watershed bled it into the reed bed instead of running it through?
1 year ago
I used to bring a bottle of Seventh Generation dish soap with me when I went camping.  Now I use vinegar for pretty much all of my cleaning needs.
1 year ago
Thanks for sharing your experience John.  Mycelium Running is a great read.  
1 year ago
Good stuff Grace!  I also agree with Gilbert on implementing legumes in your polyculture, they are nitrogen fixers.  You're going to have plenty of organic matter if you chop and drop.  Sunflowers will help your corn, and pumpkins are cucurbits so they will also work well in a three sisters guild.  Your potatoes will benefit from horseradish, peas, & garlic.

This got me thinking:  Should one change cover crops from season to season when planning a crop rotation?  So let's say you plant your three sisters garden, and after harvest you chop n' drop, then plant clover as your cover.  In the next year you switch from corn, beans, & squash to brassicas.  Are you going to want to change out the clover for a cover crop after the 2nd year's harvest?