Douglas Alpenstock wrote:
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:One other thought just came to mind, I wonder about creating mouse habitat somewhere away from the house. They look for warm places they can build nests in.
So ... are you essentially proposing a contract with the mice? Or an armistice? As in, "You can play out here, as long as you stay out here?" It's a noble thought. I confess I have not found rodents, of any variety, who can be trusted to respect such arrangements.
Catie George wrote:Far from 100% plastic free - but we often use old coffee cans for composting. At least they are reused items, and they are designed to keep odours in. The metal ones with the plastic lids might be your best bet for lower plastic, but I think the folgers plastic ones work better.
Alternatively, a screw top gallon glass jar might work. Hard to have a good seal without some sort of plastic compound, so there would still be plastic in the lid.
When I've had fruit fly issues, I keep my compost bin in the fridge. I would probably do something similar if I had mice issues.
In addition - this season is PRIME mouse season. They are looking for a nice warm place to live for the winter, and tend to move and travel more. I recommend cleaning under/behind your fridge and stove if you haven't recently. You'd be amazed how much food gets kicked there, and it's a mouse heaven.
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Woven poly feed bags, the white ones, make a dandy micro-greenhouse for tomato plants. Open both ends and slip over the tomato cage.
Betsy Carraway wrote:We actually save our feed bags. We find uses for them from time to time; but I predict that we will want them for storage of all sorts of crops, including acorns, onions, and grain...and if we have too many they will be much-wanted barter items, one day...
lesley verbrugge wrote:I am not an expert. I grow dent corn, and have grown popcorn. My understanding is that corn needs to be 400ft apart? One thought is that the best way is to find out is to grow the seed on and determine for yourself the viability/characteristics of the offspring? Could be interesting!