Susan Mené

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Suffolk County, Long Island NY
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Thank you for this post.  It reminded me how my entire perception of success has changed from what it was in my younger days.  
There are so many things I could have learned as a teenager that I just didn't realize as important; but to be a know-it-all in the teen years is a given.  I'm glad I can draw on the things I DID pick up on in terms of gardening, frugality, compassion, and having a willingness to learn from others.
3 days ago

Hans Quistorff wrote:

Susan Mené wrote:What about Lamb's Quarters?  Are they persistent re-seeders or perennials?
. LOVE this post.


Lamb's Quarters are persistent re-seeders. They will generally grow until frost but they get thicker and tougher with age. if tips are harvested aggressively you can harvest from a plant for a long time but the tips will bolt to seed more rapidly on older plants.  So for productive harvest frequently disturb soil in a spot that will not get much heat and scatter harvested seed each week.
But this reminds me of broccoli.  I enclosed the garden into a greenhouse that my sister had planted in barrels before she died. In one of the barrels was a large broccoli plant. It would produce small Beansprouts that would open to a small broccoli head. I harvested from that plant for 4 years until it neglected to get watered and died.  



Thank you! Useful information!
1 week ago
What about Lamb's Quarters?  Are they persistent re-seeders or perennials?
I, too, am shocked about Hosta; I have a lingering memory from childhood of someone telling me how poisonous they are. LOVE this post.
2 weeks ago
Thank you!!!
2 months ago
Hi!  Hatchet, axe, and  splitting wedge.  My feet and my eyes--I'm a novice and I'm "surveying the land" so to speak.
2 months ago
Hi, Benjamin.   Welcome!!! I'm a novice at all this too; there is such a wealth of information here.  Have you found any threads for folks like us?
2 months ago
Hi.  Black walnut trees have deeply furrowed, ridged bark; ordinary walnut bark appears smooth. Both have ovate leaves; black walnut leaves are a slim feather shape while ordinary are moe oval.The nuts from a black walnut will drop from the tree in their green husks.  
This is an excellent source for I.D.:https://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/plants, click on black walnut.  The spacing area is prohibitive, it has to be out range of the tree roots, fallen nuts and leaves. https://garden.org/frogs/view/6212/
I didn't know this when starting out and couldn't figure out why nothing would grow in a certain bed.   I have read that squash is not affected by the chemical excreted by the Black Walnut, yet not a seed sprouted when I planted them.  Good luck!

Susan
5 months ago