Kellic kelwen

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Northwestern Ohio, US
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Theres tons of dodder strangling the life out of vegetation along the lake so perhaps its purpose is to reduce the number of plants growing? Kind of like a natural control on the weed population so by next year new plants can come up.
6 years ago
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.

The picture of the plant is in the attachment. It has wide spreading palm-shape that kind of reminds me of wild geranium, but I'm not sure. The leaves are all attached in a central stem thats at ground height.
6 years ago
Honestly, I would have been very annoyed to have my mother hover over me all day instead of out working. I really think for some families its best to have parents outside the homes and kids going to school somewhere else. Perhaps an online school would be a better option.
6 years ago
Bulbs our great for keeping the weeds out: garlic, flowers (lily), and even onions. Last year I used a comfrey in one corner of my garden, but it got really large so I used taller flowers such as lemon balm or black-eyed susan to provide some break between weeds and garden area.
6 years ago
My state of Ohio is in the light grey for less than 70 hours work needed to pay the rent on a minimum wage. Go figure, the midwest probably has the cheapest cost of living in the US.
6 years ago

Alan Stuart wrote:

Kellic Cantrell wrote: Mmmm, maybe someone has advice on cats place in a permaculture system?



close the door



Well, I can close one door but the other door is gone leaving a space for the cats to get in still. Maybe I should take up a woodworking project or invest in board to cover the other entryway.
6 years ago
We've had a very early spring here as well in northern Ohio (zone 5b). I don't have the bravery to plant things in the actual soil yet as I still think there may be a late year frost, but maybe you could start some seedlings indoors. As for the actual soil, I've only begun raking debris out and will start hoeing certain sections. Maybe I'll consider putting garlic bulbs in beds.
6 years ago
A lot of responses here! I live in a small town in northwestern Ohio. Usually we get freezing winters and burning summers here, but this year the Winter has been so mild I had my rosemary shrub still intact after sitting outside for months.

I'm in zone 5b. I really like the suggestions for a worm bin and growing mushrooms. Though I realize that growing plants in indoor pots can be trickier than it seems due to needing specific conditions such as extra lights. But some herbs may thrive without supplemental lights and feeding. Many of my veggies fit in the garden, but it may be useful to have some in the house, too. So I could go for small tray pots of herbs like parsley, garlic, and oregano while keeping a small worm bin around.

Also I need to watch my cats as they have a tendency to knock stuff over or clim up on things they shouldn't. Mmmm, maybe someone has advice on cats place in a permaculture system?
6 years ago
Just my quick word, but I've spent a few years researching (not formally) alternative treatments for cancer and other common diseases. Most likely cancer is epigenetic in nature and has many factors involved in its formation. And its treatment is also varied and there is no one solution. Most of these factors come from the modern world as can be evidenced by the low disease rate in preindustrial times. Theres no money to be found in simple, healthy preventive measures such as food and avoiding environmental toxins so your not likely to hear these two in mainstream science.
6 years ago
I have a spare room on the north side of the house thats available to use this year. Its surrounded by windows on the north side and on the east side as well. Now I'm thinking this would be a great room to actually grow some plants inside since it would be getting more sun than the rest of the house. Of course, this may be similar to planting in a greenhouse and I may be able to use it for other purposes, too.

So what are your ideas for indoor permaculture? Some of my ideas for the spare room are to use mostly large pots to grow lots of vegetables that don't grow so well outside. Herbs would work well in the windows. Perhaps I could create shelves for my transplants and put the almost mature plants on a lower shelf. Perhaps homemade solar panels could capture heat to keep the transplants warm until their old enough to be removed from the tray.

The only plant in the room right now is a small cactus on the windowsill. Succulents and other warm-loving plants would work well also.
6 years ago