Bethany Brown wrote:Got a honeybee stuck in my foot yesterday morning. I put baking soda on it and then honey. It didn’t swell much. But tonight it’s so itchy I want to cut it off. Home remedies for the itching?
Judith Browning wrote:I've used the beautiful seed heads for fulling my handspun woven wool pieces years ago.
Now, I would like to tincture teasel roots and can't seem to find anything definitive about using 'common' teasel roots for this?
I'm happy to let it run rampent just because I like it but also I remember how well teasel tincture worked for rocky mt tick fever so would like to have a tincture made up for a recurrance.
John Ian Smith wrote:Have you tried removing the soil and repotting the trees in something bigger? That might help with rootbounding. Also, if there is any fungus or pests, try to make sure you get rid of it as soon as possible, those little critters can spread! Hope you and your daughter are enjoying taking care of these trees and hopefully it all pays off
Skyler Weber wrote:
Secondly, I leave the sleeves on in all seasons. In summer, the trees need the additional humidity and wind protection that the sleeves provide. Everything to include weeds grow better inside the sleeve. The only time to take them off is when the tree is too tall for the sleeve. You can then upgrade to a larger wire mesh cage, or get extremely energetic dogs to chase deer. I prefer the dogs.
Pearl Sutton wrote:I can't tell from the pictures if they are mud daubers. If they are, I get along well with them. They are predators, and they LOVE the cabbage moth caterpillars that eat my brassicas.
I have no issues with them, but my opinion on most stinging bugs is if you don't start fights, they won't react hostilely. If you think about it, flying bugs don't run into trees or posts. if you don't confuse them by trying to dodge them, they fly around you. I don't swat at them, or jump around at them. I have not been stung, despite being around a lot of them.
When I'm working in the garden I'll often see a caterpillar they couldn't reach due to it being in the curl of a kale, if there's a wasp there I'll open it up and hold it open so the wasp can snag it.
I like them, and make nesting places for them to encourage them. Good predators. Just don't start fights with them. :D
I also consider them good burglar deterrent. I have thought about putting up a sign that says Beware of Wasps! Might be more effective than a Beware of Dogs sign. Lot of people have deep fears of them.