Dustin Rhodes

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since Apr 24, 2018
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Experimenting and growing on my small acre in SW USA; Fruit & Nut trees w/ annuals, hoping to get Chickens, rabbits, and in-laws onto property soon.

Long term goal - Furniture & Luthier Stay-at-home farm dad.
San Diego, California
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Recent posts by Dustin Rhodes

NatureSeed - Atlantic transitional poultry pasture seed

this company formulates pasture blends by usage and by growing region - might be worth a try?
2 months ago
Can explain and show you how herbs and essential oils help you get healthy  - without recruiting you to an MLM OR feeling the need to convince you the remedy is of a supernatural nature
3 months ago
Way to go Hester!

This(what Hester did) is how we win people over - by showing them (by our actions/by our produce) how well it works!

Good on ya!
4 months ago

Creighton Samuels wrote:I bought a mix with Rye, Oats, Winter Pea, Bolsena Clover, Chicory, Rape, Daikon Radish & Sugar Beets. 20 lbs of this mix cost me $80. I never did find any bulk carrot seeds.

That sounds like a great deal!  Was that purchased locally to you, or do you have an online source you could share with us?
We in wildfire country commonly refer to "limbing" (or "limb up a tree") as removing growth in the lower part of the trees to protect against the spread of wildfires/decrease likelihood of crown fires.
I use "limbing" to differentiate my meaning from "pruning," which I would describe as trimming branches for the health of the tree and/or for training it to grow in a certain way.

I think your regional location could determine the context for this one, which may make it ambiguous.
4 months ago
My first thought was Pepper tree, Schinus Teribinthifolius; crazy invasive/suckering growth.

A smell test of a broken leaf would easily rule this one out.
5 months ago
Thank you Bruce (and all you Permies!)

I can report that, although I am close to an active wildfire, we are not under evacuation orders yet, and the wind(at this time) seems to be pushing the fire away from us.  
We do have a friend who runs a permaculture CSA farm, and, due to the evacuations, has not been able to care for his crops.

Thank you for your prayers!
5 months ago
I don't know if this is biologically accurate, but it seems to make sense to me:

Avoid growing leaf-centric produce in favor of fruiting or root crops - any gaseous or sooty emissions that would enter through the leaf systems would have to travel through the entire plant(and hence be partially filtered/remediated) before getting to the part of the plant you would eat?
5 months ago