Jim Morr wrote:Can’t see “Bounce” while using a shovel if the soil is that hard use a Chisel Tip Digging Bar to soften the area to be dug, it can all so be used to chop roots,
Trace Oswald wrote:
paul wheaton wrote:
- at least three sunchokes
I think anyone that builds a hugelkultur with at least three sunchokes is soon going to have a hugelkultur with a monocrop of sunchokes :)
Judith Browning wrote:I've bruised the outer edge of my foot by shoveling with soft soled shoes.
I'm wondering what others wear to shovel things and if there is a good shovel with a wider area to 'push' on while shoveling?
I think I need to find some stiff leather soled boots maybe or something with a more rigid sole although I don't think I would wear them much otherwise.
Moving dirt in the past involved picks and pry bars for the rocks and not a lot of digging...now, we have a relatively rock free area and I find digging hurts my feet.
Sonja Draven wrote:Definitely English ivy for me too. It is pretty but so invasive here and damages everything. (As has been said.)
And you have to burn it in the winter because it won't die otherwise and it just spreads. (I am actually watching some burn as i type this for that reason.) Pulling it isn't enough. It roots multiple places, breaks off, etc.
Blackberry and dandelion can be tough but I can and do eat and use them. (I can understand why others don't feel as I do.)
Paul Gurnsey wrote:
Glenn Darman wrote:Travis I have the #1 system for you with out a doubt...at least for the slugs.Flat Beer ,just get a plastic ice cream container cut off 1/2 of the height and bury it up to the rim height that's left(About 3") and just pour in enough beer to fill 1/2 of that.WE did it 1 year and by the morning they were filled with slugs of all description.Don't just believe what I say...experiment with it.You could put several out randomly seeing you have a big size to deal with.,oh and don't forget to refill with beer.
The best way to deal with slugs is to go buy a flat of beer and invite people over and let everyone drink 22 of the 24 cans. Fill all of the empties with a little bit of beer and lay them sideways with the opening on the bottom. The slugs cannot resist the beer and will be drinking it while you go and collect all of the cans the next day and take them to be recycled. I have seen this be the most effective.....yet unintentional trap of slugs ever. I went camping and got 8 slugs in one can once.
If you drink it, slugs will come.