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  1. DThille

    Question Scythe vs Grass/Weed Cutter

    That's an interesting tool. I've got a good impression of the True Temper brand here in Canada, but can't say I've seen anything like that before. Here in the city, I use an electric weed wacker...I think it's Black & Decker...that I'm happy enough with. For the country property I'd bought a...
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    Well, that's one way to clear sinuses....

    Well, today was the day. Actually, it did start yesterday. As I wanted to prepare a spot to plant garlic I needed to dig up some of the horseradish here in the city. Then today, we were out to the country where there was another bunch. After digging in the country, I redistributed some roots...
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    Tip Don't grow something if you don't like it.

    It's good you're taking the lessons learned with a smile. I'll come at it from a bit of a different angle though...it's true that you may not want to grow something you don't like, but at the same time, how do you know whether or not you like something unless you try it? I don't have much of a...
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    Today in the country

    I just wanted to share a quick update from our acreage. We've recently had significant rain (finally) which really greened things up. It didn't do anything to help the farmers who have begun harvest though...a bit of too little too late. The sea buckthorn look nice from a distance, but the...
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    Garden update

    From my understanding they don't necessarily attract pests...of course, that doesn't imply it's true for all locales and situations. Since we brought in stony soil from our rural property, manure from an ancient pile of a neighbour, and the wood chips, I don't know where the pests (aphids in...
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    Garden update

    Now for a late summer garden update. I should have posted something in between, but stuff happens. A few things are done, but for the most part, this is the biggest, lushest it's been. It helps that after all the hot dry weather we've had (up to a few days ago, I know we were in level 4...
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    Fruit Showcase My espalier dwarf fruit tree garden.

    Well done. Thanks for sharing the lessons learned. That helps to grow community. Regarding marigolds, I recently came across some information that what you’ve heard about them (like all of us) is sort of correct. Apparently many of the newer hybrids and more recently developed plants don’t...
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    Recommend Stuffed Zucchini

    Watching YouTube on TV a while back, a dish from Spain on a Fork was recommended...that got us watching him a bit, and this Spanish stuffed zucchini looked interesting. We still have two young adults here at home...one doesn't like cheese, the other doesn't care for zucchini, so I made it for...
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    Garden update

    Based on Mandy's request, here are a couple of photos of the sugar beet plants. From reading, they concentrate sugars through a frost, so we don't want to harvest them until about October. I believe the typical root is 2-4 lbs (1-2 kg). This is an experiment for us, although there used to be...
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    Question How to use fresh cow manure?

    I can't speak to the disease side of things...I've never used fresh manure. Fresh manure will be hot for plants...you can use it in an area you aren't growing in if you are resting it. However, if you want to use it with plants, you'll need to compost it. On a number of Mark's videos, he's...
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    Garden update

    Mandy - I’ll try to remember to take a few photos next time I’m out. We have a few here in the city, but they’re tough to see between the cucumber and zucchini. Mark - I’m afraid I don’t understand the phrase “low chill”. I’d imagine the sweet cherries ought to work reasonably in your...
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    Comment by 'DThille' in article 'Seafood Pasta Salad, or, What to do with so much mint.'

    Sounds great...unfortunately around here, I'm the only one who would go for seafood by choice (unless it's freshly caught local fish, preferable caught through the ice) so making a large quantity like that would be a waste. A use for mint we've enjoyed is a Jerusalem (or Israel...or a variety...
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    Culinary disasters that worked.

    Nice...honey garlic is often an option when getting wings in a restaurant in this part of the world.
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    Question What's Your Favourite Tool?

    It occurred to me to ask after being at the country property today. What I'm thinking is to get everyone to list their favourite tool...not necessarily the most effective nor safest nor most used - which one do you have the most fun using or get the most joy out of using? To go first, I have a...
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    Garden update

    Thanks Mandy, We’ve seen that video. I don’t think She Who Must Be Obeyed followed this, but probably Dr. Google for the spray she mixed up. Things have settled down a bit from a pest perspective, although we have lost a few things...live and learn. One of the keys for the future is that...
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    Garden update

    I thought I’d provide a bit of an update. We’ve had some record heat here in the middle of Canada and farmers are getting very concerned about the dry conditions (chance of showers today is all the precipitation we have in the forecast). She Who Must Be Obeyed has taken to a daily morning...
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    Hugelkultur+Wicking

    I’ve got a thread going here on the beginning of Hugelkultur style raised beds - I effectively followed Mark’s videos and adapted. This is our first summer growing with them and overall I’m happy, although having brought in material from our country place and a neighbour’s ”ancient” manure...
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    Diet Change showing results

    12 lbs in 10 weeks...going on 11, but I haven’t stepped on the scale in the last couple days. It amazes me what s simple change has resulted in. It makes me wonder how government agencies can advocate food guides that are so meat and dairy heavy. I think it was calcium I came across where the...
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    Diet Change showing results

    As an update, after 9 weeks, I’m down about 11 pounds. I need to do some data entry from my blood pressure monitor, but by observation readings have typically decreased 15-20 mm Hg. If things continue as they are, my doctor ought to be able to reduce if not eliminate the hypertension...
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    This radish is something else

    Here we have a French Breakfast radish. I prefer these over the globe ones since I typically get more radish for the space. Anyway, they were a bit slow to get started this year, and the heat is starting to promote bolting. I pulled this one the other day and I’ve never seen a rood like this...
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