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by EMJ
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cover crop
Replies: 40
Views: 11216

Re: Cover crop

Some use a grass whip to practice their golf swing. Seriously! It looks like the solution would be either to waste a season or waste the food to get nitrogen into the ground OR plant "russian kale" everywhere. We've had some repeated success with the kale overwintering under the snow and "regenerat...
by EMJ
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cover crop
Replies: 40
Views: 11216

Re: Cover crop

George the original one wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Not being familiar with it, I googled: "Phacelia is a nitrogen-fixing legume. Nodules on the roots are the site of a symbiotic relationship between plant and soil micro organisms."
No phacelia is not a legume:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phacelia
by EMJ
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cover crop
Replies: 40
Views: 11216

Re: Cover crop

I second broadbeans, they are tasty proteins too! Our gardener has been using them two seasons ago. Last season and this season he planted something that flowers blue, I'll ask him what species that it. Note though that you get either protein in harvested seeds or nitrogen in the soil: Incorporatin...
by EMJ
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cover crop
Replies: 40
Views: 11216

Re: Cover crop

by EMJ
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1009
Views: 234411

Re: ffj's early retirement

Is there a new dog on the horizon? If so I hope you find a good buddy to lift your spirits and keep you company.
by EMJ
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1009
Views: 234411

Re: ffj's early retirement

@7 Something I am going to have to do at some point is select the nice specimens in my woods and kill off a lot of the understory trees that don't have a chance to ever fully mature. It pains me though to destroy a beautiful young tree thats only sin was to grow in a bad spot where it can never out...
by EMJ
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1009
Views: 234411

Re: ffj's early retirement

What fun! I wish I could recall title of brilliant book that focused on human psychology towards garden design. You could play at creating settings that promote any number of positive human emotional states. For instance, simple bench by lily pond = peaceful/serene or rope tire swing hung over soft...
by EMJ
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Long beds or square raised beds for gardening
Replies: 17
Views: 1440

Re: Long beds or square raised beds for gardening

I suggest finding some local gardeners. They know best.
Is the city compost tested for heavy metals etc?

Sphagnum is not a long term solution to compacted soil. Work with soil microorganisms and roots.
by EMJ
Tue May 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 327039

Re: COVID-19

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:14 am
I am at the hospital. I might be septic. I might have Covid. I have a low grade fever, a bright red toe, gastrointestinal distress/infection and elevated heart rate.
I hope you recover quickly.
by EMJ
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 373
Views: 47475

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

https://www.harborfreight.com/20-gallon-parts-washer-with-pump-60769.html (recirculates) https://www.amazon.com/Best-Choice-Products-Folding-Portable/dp/B00CB57CH6 (drains) DIY, waterbrick with spigot (or bucket with small hole in the side) on top on a shelf over a bucket, wash in bucket, toss wate...
by EMJ
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 327039

Re: COVID-19

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:22 am
It seems to me it would make much more sense to simply greatly expand current vaccine trials.
Assuming no side effects of vaccinations?
by EMJ
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1009
Views: 234411

Re: ffj's early retirement

ffj wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:30 pm

My friends place literally has thousands of them
Pattern recognition - 1000's of plants etc, no one grazing on them, spread somewhat quickly, given away. Not saying daffodils are the worst invasive plants, just that they follow a pattern.
by EMJ
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1009
Views: 234411

Re: ffj's early retirement

I did score some nice flowers for the taking yesterday. A buddy of mine has hundreds of these daffodils all over his property and they really look cool this time of year as they are scattered about randomly. I asked if he could part with a basketful if I dug them up and he said of course. I'll plan...
by EMJ
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1009
Views: 234411

Re: ffj's early retirement

It's a moat, just add crocodiles.
by EMJ
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 327039

Re: COVID-19

Crowding into the stores always struck me as a bad idea due to the need to avoid crowds. I had a job interview today and the recruiter was complaining that the company was going to quarantine him after his grand cross country trip. I had to shake his hand then shake hands with the whole team. It wa...
by EMJ
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 373
Views: 47475

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

AnalyticalEngine wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:59 am
I'm wondering if I should go buy seeds and attempt to kick start a patio garden. I live in a townhouse with minimal outdoor space but any veggies are better than no veggies.
Sprouts take less space and are apartment friendly.
by EMJ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1009
Views: 234411

Re: ffj's early retirement

If you continue your interest in growing trees lots to read here: https://rngr.net/publications/seed-manuals
by EMJ
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Reep's Tiny House Dilemma
Replies: 46
Views: 5259

Re: Reep's Tiny House Dilemma

Reep: sent a PM
by EMJ
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: ‘I give away half to three-quarters of my income every year’
Replies: 19
Views: 1952

‘I give away half to three-quarters of my income every year’

"Allan Saldanha, 41, on how he achieved financial security and now hopes to help save lives I plan to donate at least 75% of my income for the remainder of my career. As long as the kids are provided for, I intend to give away most of my savings and my investments. Even if I do have financial securi...
by EMJ
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: CitySteading™️
Replies: 51
Views: 9928

Re: CitySteading™️

Sustainability expert Michael Mobbs: I’m leaving the city to prep for the apocalypse The man who wrote the book on living off-grid in the city plans to retreat to a rural bolthole, saying eco-friendly progress has not kept pace with the speed of climate collapse https://www.theguardian.com/environme...