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Sep 26, 2013 8:17 AM CST
|Great podcast Dave and Trish - thank you!|
So good to have you back Trish, we missed you
Know that in addition to all the wonderful plant knowledge, you make us laugh too
I defrosted my big freezer this morning and was thinking how we used to put a whole cow in there - WOW! We love Blue Bell too - Yum!
Snakes in pots? Ack...
I miss the last 5 minutes as I did a woops on the wrong tab so if I missed anything, lmk...
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~ CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~ Heart Strength ~
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Sep 26, 2013 8:40 AM CST
|Can I be the crank that says "nooooo, don't plant ligustrum!" ? Having walked through thickets of it and other invasives in remote places in east Texas it is on my never plant, ever, ever, ever list. How about a nice wax myrtle??? I am sure there are other alternatives than ligustrum. I'm sure I'm poking the hornets nest because I know there are gardeners out there who are die hard about some of the invasives that are planted in their gardens and will never give them up no matter what cost they do to the environment, but you are a spokesperson for gardening and people listen to you and what you do. |
A handy trick for catching fruit flies is pouring a small amount of red wine into a class, putting some plastic wrap on top and securing with a rubberband. Poke several holes in it with a small pin, big enough for the flies to get in, and then the flies will generally drown in the wine. Has worked for me several times when I've had fruit fly problems.
Signed up for Arbor Gate next weekend. And you are right, they have the best workers. If you've never been to Maas Nursery down in Seabrook they are also one to go to.
Sep 26, 2013 11:14 AM CST
We have been transplanting the shrubs out of our woods and onto the berm. You are correct that ligustrum can be quite a nuisance. However, we feel that this particular use works well for the area we are using it in. The area that we are establishing, we actually want it to take over, yet is controlled on all sides.
I understand your position...we're very very aware of our responsibility to those we speak with, and even more aware of our responsibility to the care of our own environment, which we take very seriously. The balance of ecosystems on our land is a delicate balance, and one that we try our very best to keep.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Sep 26, 2013 3:35 PM CST
|I'll add here that the Ligustrum is already present all through our land and we're not introducing anything here. We're making use of a plant that has already made its home on our land. If we didn't already have it, I wouldn't consider introducing it. I wanted to do wax myrtles but was unable to successfully transplant them in sufficient numbers to satisfy the requirement here.|
You're right that for some people this is a hornets nest, and I know a lot of people get really emotional about invasives and I'm not going to get embroiled in that.
Sep 28, 2013 2:19 PM CST
|Another great podcast! Thanks!|
Hearing about your farm and goings-on there is, well, full of life! It's nice to hear how the podcast topics merge into the various happenings.
I hope things continue on in a highly positive vein...the new greenhouse, chicken coop/area, garlic planted, a years supply of beef removed from its hooves and placed in the freezer!
Great idea about aging the beef in one of the freezers, by the way.
Shoe (waving hello to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hawthorne, just in case ya'll see 'em over your way)
Sep 30, 2013 8:20 AM CST
|Thanks Shoe, I'm glad you like the podcasts. |
The garlic got planted over the weekend. For everyone else, all still a work in progress!!
Sep 30, 2013 7:29 PM CST
|Congrats! Now I should follow my own advice and get my garlic in the ground.|
Best to you and yours!