Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Mel Quay on October 23, 2017 at 7:44pm
*pokes head in and waves*
Just wanted to say I like green things and I keep a flock of about a dozen chickens, a mallard duck hen, and a fantail pigeon.

Not an ace gardener by any measure, but I've managed to do okay with my succulents and herbs, and a few trees and ferns. :D
We have a shiitake mushroom patch too! Usually get a couple of harvests in the Autumn after a good rain. They dry so well and are a lovely addition to potatoes and soups!
Comment by Idaho Spud on October 23, 2017 at 2:09pm

Daniel, I would be interested in hearing what you learn from those books, especially "Understanding Toots" (Roots :)

Comment by kathy: ky on October 23, 2017 at 1:13pm
Daniel, it makes sense that people who read a lot would work at the book sales table. I know I would. And hopefully get the first look at the books available.
Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2017 at 10:48am

I used shipping tape to attach wires that I hang from tree branches.  

Other people have said they have good results hanging them on wires over their strawberries, tomatoes, and ect.  Some have good results hanging them over balconies to keep poop off the balcony.  

They should be hung where wind can move them, making noise, and where sunlight can flash from the diamonds.

I read some mention of them scaring away other animals, but didn't read enough to determine if that was true or not.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 21, 2017 at 10:41am

Kathy, I think I puchased mine many years ago on the internet.  I just looked for it and Amazon has 18 pages of different brands.  I also found stores that sell it:  Walmart, Home Depot, and Ace hardware.  I didn't find any with the round "eyes", like I have.  They are all dimond shaped light reflectors, but most of the brands have good reviews.  Here's what one kind looks like:

Comment by kathy: ky on October 20, 2017 at 8:08pm
Spud, that's one I've never heard of. Was it in the garden section of the store? How did you attach the strips to the trees??
Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2017 at 4:05pm

Kathy, I've never tried the aluminum pie pan method of scaring birds, but I did buy plastic strips with hundreds of laser created spots that look like eyes.  I put them in my cherry trees and they kept the birds from eating all my cherries.  It appeared they ate none after that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2017 at 3:59pm

Having large piles of tree chips is probably going to breed mice, even in the middle of the city.  The one I found in the house may be the start of that.  I plan on spreading them out over my whole place, which should cut-down on the breeding.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 20, 2017 at 3:55pm

Thomas, wish I had the land to be a plant rescuer like you :)

Hope you get some apples in the spring.

To mow, or not to mow, that is the question.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 20, 2017 at 3:43pm

Spud, I am happy to learn you did not get flooded out with broken pipes, or fall into a mole hole. I always look for your comments and enjoy the things you write. Keep it up, if you have time, please. 


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