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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 22, 2017 at 4:57am

Thanks for wanting to help me, I can't find my notes I made when we discussed this before, Sandbox doesn't have the ratios, and even Seri couldn't give me the answer. I knew I would want algebra some day. Well, that doesn't matter, I can't add, subtract, Multiply, or divide any more. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 22, 2017 at 4:11am

Part two:

They eat arborvitae so either fence them or allow the critters to eat as high as they can and the gardener manage the tops. There is a farm on Hiway #2 that has a hedge of arborvitae at last 75 feet long. They just let the animals limb the branches as much as they like and then the gardener keep the tops neatly pruned. It is kind of attractive to my eye. 

Since these plants need protection from critters and frost and they need more safekeeping, perhaps all bean plants, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes. should be in a greenhouse of a more permanent protectionbn 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 22, 2017 at 4:10am

Daniel, it seems you have your design created for you. 

Because critters don't bother evergreens, maples, or ginkgos, they can be planted wherever you want them.  

Nor do they bother collard greens, turnips, radishes, pumpkin, or squash plants, and so you need no caging for them.  

If the plant is above a foot tall, critters don’t bother corn, onions, garlic,  or potato plants. These need early protection and perhaps a small covering would work. 

Since critters do limited tasting to mulberries, fig trees, and lindens, perhaps they could be grouped together with a light weight wire or a fence, or spread over the property and with individual fences.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 22, 2017 at 12:01am

Mycorrhizal Fungi: The World’s Biggest Drinking Straws And Largest ...

"the mass of mycorrhizal fungi on the planet is estimated to be somewhere between 1.4 and 4 tons per person. "

"Plants depend on mycorrhizal fungal filaments to supply them with a stunning proportion of their needed water and minerals. In some forests, these fungi provide the plants with up to 80% of their nitrogen and 90% of their phosphorus. The fungi, in turn, depend on plants to provide them with organic compounds needed for their own growth."

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 21, 2017 at 11:33am

Funny sign Don.

Comment by Don on July 21, 2017 at 8:13am

Comment by Don on July 21, 2017 at 7:31am

Joan, those little yellow flowers are hawkweed.  And the meadow is just a lot of wild field plants (clover, fireweed, plantains, dandelion, wild strawberry, campion, Queen Anne's lace, and various grasses that I keep mown.  Those birch logs are one stalk of the gray birch nearby, which I took down because it was bending into the path.  It's a short-lived tree.

Here in Vermont, Thomas, feeding the deer would be illegal.  But numerous as they are, the deer are not to much of a problem for most gardeners.  They do sometimes damage young trees, especially in the winter.  

Comment by Randall Smith on July 21, 2017 at 6:53am

New computer and crumby keyboard, so bear with me. 

On wildlife, it's rabbits and  'coons that are the bane of my garden existance (see Wildlife group post).

Beautiful home and setting,  Don!

Joan, as soon as I replace this keyboard, I'll answer your question.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2017 at 2:54pm

Loren, or anyone who has any brains left, mine have evaporated into the ether. 

How do I change the dimensions of a video 

from 640 x 360

to     500 x

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2017 at 2:40pm

Randy, how is your garden doing? What are your major challenges at this time of year? 

Is the farm recoveing? With all the flooding and weather problems they had, it is no wonder they were overwhelmed. With your wise guidance and their experiences, I hope the future is easier. 

Hi Kathy, just checking in. Hope you are well and have few challenges to complicate your summer. 


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