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Planting Annual Flowers, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Tomatoes. 4.23.18
I just put down 5 fresh glue boards to see if that will catch it.
Ugh! I think I have another mouse loose in the house. I heard the radar dog I've got outside my bedroom bark several times last night and this morning I found a little peanut butter missing from a trap although it was not triggered. Another trap was triggered, but no mouse was in it.
I try not to root-till my garden anymore either randy. I've also concluded that it probably does more damage than good.
All good information. Thanks.
I don't roto-till my garden before planting. So the plot doesn't look all clean and fluffy. I read where tilling does more damage than good. And I usually have decent results. When weeds get out of control, I may run the tiller through the rows. That is, if I can get it started!
Permaculture is a style of life.
"Permaculture is a system of design for sustainable and ecological living by integrating plants, animals, buildings, people, and communities."
Daniel, I agree that gardening depends on so many variables, one has to be responsive to whatever element presents. I, too, had a year and half of horticulture at a Land Grant College and had to learn a very different form of gardening when I discoveed Permaculture and the use of nature and natural processes to get the kind of results I wanted. I learned a great deal by gardening with my Dad and both grandmothers. They used a lot of folk methods that seemed to work. When I have a problem with a plant, I often sit down and remember what they did. That is a great way to learn.
Over the years, I forget what I learned at college, unless it is so deeply engrained in my mind I don't realize it. But I remember, vividly, what I learned from my elders.
In some ways I wish we had life after death so that I could tell them how valuable they are to me today and how grateful I am for having them as family. I also wish I could tell them how hurtful the interpersonal relations were for me and that families can live without violence.
Communication between and within the family members now are much healthier. We manage conflict and problems much better than the previous generation.
Growing a garden using no-till methods and growing a family using interpersonal skill, result in different outcomes than using tilling methods of farming and authoritarian methods of child rearing.
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Kathy, having grown children presents blessings and curses! Even though my twins were born 7 minutes apart, it as though they are 7 years. My daughter takes after her Dad, my son after me, and my adopted son had a stubborn streak like no one I know. All three gardened with me and didn't like it; too much hard work. Now that I am older, it is too hard for me, as well. I want every seed to count and grow to its full potential, whether child or plant.
Daniel amazes me with all the hard gardening he does. His photos jump right off the page as a plant nurtured by him.
Do you have any pets? Do they "Help" you garden?
Daniel, I wasn't able to open the references before, and now have had a chance to open and read them. There appears to be some valid and reliable information in them and i am grateful for these leads.
Your lilacs looks so pretty, I can almost smell them. I will discuss some options with Laura and see if i can get out from under the exposure to glyphosate and get a few lilacs and Weigela started. I had both in Spokane and loved them.
We have another night of frost predicted for Sunday night. Still hardening off greenhouse stuff.
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