replied to the topic Established mulberry – needing to espalier – doable? and how? in the forum Soils, Weeds and Wind Breaks 7 years, 5 months ago
Just wanted to share how it’s going. I think we’re getting there 🙂 Which is good because while I prefer trees to be ‘as is’, the choice was try and make the espalier work, or it would have to come out (or be hard pruned every year to keep it tiny) due to neighbour issues.
anyway, this is where it’s at right now 🙂 Very happy. Thanks for all…[Read more]
I’ve read Gilding’s book (as probably many of you have) and I would really like to share this vid on my blog but can’t figure out how to ‘put it’ in the blog post… pls yell out if you know how. Cheers
EDIT: I was just using the wrong code. sorted, thanks 🙂
Jarn we’re getting a good flow of worm wee and ‘sludge’ from our worm farm at the moment… I am thinking that will only help but I don’t know what the potassium value is in it?
I got the book ‘gardening in hard times’ and that was quite interesting re soil – I just haven’t quite worked it out here yet and to be honest haven’t actually put as…[Read more]
A fantastic. Thankyou!
I’m really relieved actually and am busting keen to get some potassium into these guys.
Also now I can see why perhaps, as this lot of toms didn’t get nearly the diversity in the soil prep that the other lot we had, did. I’m still learning on the soil front and even just putting ‘lots of good stuff’ in there isn’t enough…[Read more]
Hi Jarn, Hi Mauzi
Thanks for your advice. I am most relieved it might be something like a deficiency, rather than one of the spore/wilt kinda ones. I am hoping it’s somewhat easier to remedy!
Yes, it is the oldest leaves showing first. The newer and top leaves are excellently green 🙂
Fruit is not at all affected. Lovely healthy fruit -…[Read more]
Just wanted to add an update.
Re: Bacon – I kept all the girls in for 3 days so that Bacon wouldn’t be tempted to try and be the boss (because she thinks she is) and go out too. She healed up fine.
Then, Spots started limping (white leghorn). I was thinking far OUT what am I doing. Then I wondered because in the morning they hurl themselves…[Read more]
It does make sense and the idea of communities as companions is I believe the only way we would be able to survive. We do live in communities at the present time and the only thing that makes them work is the present system of government, if it fails then it will be up to the individual to become part of a community that has the same ideals as…
Hi again Freddog.
Thanks for the idea. I can’t remember if it’s one we ruled out then, or ruled in as a possibility for next time. I’ll check with my husband.
One of the other people who’d done a few barrel arrays, I think he said something about grommets, so I’ll head off to find out which we he went with them.
KristyMumTo4, I can see that we are probably looking at the same problem but from different perspectives.
You say that stored foods are there to get you through ‘transition’ whereby I am saying that life/time is the transition and as each day goes by we should be saving/preparing for the next.
yes&No to the first para and yes to the second par…[Read more]
Freddog I see your point. I agree in the sense that there is only so much food you can store and after that, then what? At some point, stored food will run out/not be enough/not be safe to eat. Also to continue that even in the basic sense of bottling your own produce, would still require access and availability of ‘stuff’.
For me, stored…[Read more]
Did the farmer eventually come for Mr Clogs, Blue Wren? 🙁
basically Stripey had deteriorated quite (despite still having a good appetite) a lot since her last visit, and since there was no clear answer (looking more to a hip injury or tumour pressing on the nerves in that area) as to the main cause, it would require a lot of investigation and intervention to find out with no guarantee that Stripey would…[Read more]
and now Bacon is limping (our other Isa…) 🙁
So I am wondering is it
I am not exceptionally savvy :laugh:
but either as Steve said in
go to ‘DESIGN’
then ‘add a gadget’
then either ‘blog list’ or ‘link list’ from the menu
there are other ways in this section but those two are the easiest.
add a photo (so the ALS logo if there is one that’s ok to use), and make the photo ‘clickable’
by the same
PeterD that’s what my friend got hers for – storing oats etc and she also stores winter clothes and pretty much anything else you need to store to keep it ‘as is’ and free from water, bugs, creepy crawlies etc
Can I ask how you set it up for grains? As in, do you use that as your main storage and fill smaller containers for house/animal use? Or…[Read more]
I think that’s also why you need to grow native types of food that the mainstream won’t recognise
yes. Not because you don’t want to share but because then it’s not completely eaten out as say stocks of rice etc would be if they were found. So they will be consumed, but in moderation and allowed to continue to grow and produce rather than eaten…[Read more]
I haven’t read all the pages but I wanted to add
I am hoping that things go along the way of Paul Gilding’s ‘One Degree War’ (see his book ‘The Great Disruption’)
BUT… I think the biggest challenges are (a) being adaptable/flexible/prepared, being able to think outside the box and (b) probably the biggest – people.
As my friend said to me, if…[Read more]
This is how the water comes in to the barrel from the downpipe
it’s a ‘free drop’ as in the water flows right out the end of the pipe and lands on the mesh lid of the barrel leaving any smaller debris behind hopefully and just the water flows on through to the barrel.
There is a ‘first flush’ and a ‘mesh’ up the top of the diverter,…[Read more]
Heya Kristy. The barrels are joined by ‘T-piece’ elbows and the black retic pipe you can see, doubly sealed with silicone (safe for fish tanks etc). I’ve just now put two extra pics up on the blog to give a closer view on how they’re joined – this pic
and this pic.
The challenge was not drilling/cutting the hole in the barrel, but rather…[Read more]
thanks Dave. DH was toying with a few ideas, something to do with a bicycle valve or similar, but that one could work too of course. At the moment we’re ok with it being slow as it means I can slow/deep water the fruit trees as I do other things in the garden. It would be nice to have both options – slow when needed but faster when…[Read more]
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