Megan Abdsllah

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How do I post videos and pics from an iPhone on the forums?
1 month ago
How do send pictures from phone in this forum?
1 month ago

Hans Quistorff wrote:Do you have a plan?   Comfrey is a perennial root not something to be planted casually or with the intention of  moving it later. Every little rootlet left in the ground will regrow. It does not belong in the cover crop forum for that reason. It is highly valuable as a chop and drop companion plant if that is your intention. It can act as a ground cover and root barrier if that is your intention.  



Thanks for the vid and reply!
2 months ago

Hans Quistorff wrote:Do you have a plan?   Comfrey is a perennial root not something to be planted casually or with the intention of  moving it later. Every little rootlet left in the ground will regrow. It does not belong in the cover crop forum for that reason. It is highly valuable as a chop and drop companion plant if that is your intention. It can act as a ground cover and root barrier if that is your intention.  



Yes, I realize that. I wasn’t sure what forum to post in.
I have several areas where I need to replenish the soil and the comfrey will have a permanent home lose to these areas to chop and drop to mulch.
Do understory and overstory plants work well with comfrey being a companion? I know they don’t mind a little shade.
2 months ago
I’m excited about planting comfrey cuttings, or comfrey for that matter, for the first time ever!!!
Fingers crossed
2 months ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:So many power outages! I ended up having to do the part of hugel plants and the apple tree twice, because the power went out before I could save. That happened twice!

I now have everything sketched out better (if you click on the image, you can see it in higher resolution). I'd love if for ideas on what can be fixed, what looks funny, what would look better moved around a bit, etc. Give me all your constructive criticism, because I've been starting at all the details so long that I can't "see the forest for the trees" any more!



Maybe remove the girl, on top left hand corner, watering the one cabbage and put a group of flowers growing there with or without a water element (brook, small pond) instead,  then put one or more birds in right hand top corner under “y” of property.
This might add a cohesive element of nature and create a balanced image. Even without the changes, it looks really cool. Awesome job!
2 months ago
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T Melville wrote:

Megan Abdsllah wrote:Has anyone had any luck with growing Amaranth in partial almost full shade?



Sorry I don't know how to describe the shade level in the part of my garden where the amaranth grows. It gets some full sun in the middle of the day, but it's slightly shaded in the morning and goes to full shade sometime in the afternoon. Doesn't seem to be enough sun to grow corn, tomatoes or sunflowers very well, but the amaranth doesn't seem to mind. It reseeds pretty vigorously, so I would think putting some in full sun and some where you want it, or some in a pot so you can move it would be a pretty small risk.



Perfect, I’ll give it a go.
I tried it in a seed ball mixture last year. I didn’t see any results buttt they might have moved. It’s on quite a bit of slopey acreage.

Thank you!
3 months ago
Has anyone had any luck with growing Amaranth in partial almost full shade? How about growing it on sandy clay mix ( compost will definitely be added for a boost)?
I have about 100 plus amaranth seedlings to plant in a few weeks. I would love to plant some on a slope that is shaded with some trees.
3 months ago

John Suavecito wrote:Great article Megan.  There is a lot of dense info in it.
John S
PDX OR



John,

I’ve been researching inexpensive and fast ways to create mulch. Biochar came up a few times in this search.
I then wanted to find out how biochar actually served as being productive in soil and plant growth. It didn’t make sense to me until I read about charging.
Have a good day :-)
3 months ago