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  1. Pakanohida

    Pakanohida Junior Member

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    The Current Complete list...

    ..note.. current.

    Claytonia perfoliata - Miner's Lettuce
    Purple Columbine (Locally collected)
    Petroselinum crispum - Parsley
    Lupin (Locally collected)
    Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly weed
    Linum perrenne - Blue Flax

    Cottage Wildflower Blend :
    Adonis aestivalis
    Calendula officinalis
    Centaurea cyanus
    Cherianthus cheirii
    Shasta Daisy
    Coreopsis tinctoria
    Cosmos
    Delphinium consolida
    Dianthus barbatus
    Digitalis purpurea
    Echinacea purpurea
    Eschscholzia californica
    Gypsophila elegens
    Linum perenne
    Papaver rhoeas
    Rudbeckia hirta
    Daikon
    Clover
    Onion -Evergreen, White bunching
    Swiss Giant Mixed Color Pansy
    Various Spp. - Edible Flower Mix (Territorial Seed Company) Annual & Perennial
    Thymus vulgaris - Thyme, Winter German
    Corn Salad
    Catmint
    Yarrow - Parker's Variety
    Viola - Johnny Jump Up
    Black Eyed Susan
    Cilantro
    Citrullus lanatus - Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon (Heirloom)
    Nectarine
    White w/ Purple Columbine
    Black Plum
    Bean - Chinese Red Noodle (Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company)
    Pink Banana Squash
    White Peach
    Honeydew Melon
    Acorn Squash
    Liatris
    Balsam
    Mountain Hoosier Melon (Pre-1937 Heirloom)
    Chamomile
    Gaillardia
    Multi-mix Sunflowers
    Austrian Winter pea
    Fall Cereal Rye
    Cauliflower - Snowball
    Fava Bean
    Brocolli
    Radish
    Curly Cress
    Mustard
    Arugula
    Fledderjohn Soy Bean
    Edible Chrysanthemum
    Dill
    Borage
    Persimmon Yellow Cherry Tomato
    Coyote Cherry Tomato
    Rhubarb, Victoria.



    Hmm, should I add beets & carrots? Any other ideas?:bow:
     
  2. treetopsdreaming

    treetopsdreaming Junior Member

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    Hi Paka,

    Your list(s) sound lovely. I'm looking forward to hearing how the seed balls work out :)
     
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    Diversity plus!
     
  4. Pakanohida

    Pakanohida Junior Member

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    Thank you both for the comments. I am looking forward to seeing how it all turns out myself. On a side note, the 4 Sisters Garden Produced well.

    This is some of our harvest. It's Blue Jade corn, a short day heirloom crop for cornmeal. Grows well in containers too as it did this year.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Pakanohida

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    So, couple of updates.

    First, my plants for the seed balling...


    Scarlet Runner Bean
    Morning Glory (Heavenly Blue)
    Onion & Garlic Seed
    Kholrabi (Early White Vienna)
    Fuschia
    Foxglove
    More Lupine

    Secondly, yesterday I was literally in the right place @ the right time. In short, a major benefactor of the Coos Bay / County Food Pantry donated to me a very VERY large box of earthworms for another (& I think our last) worm farm. Currently we have red wigglers in a bath tub worm farm, but since this was a sudden gift, I made a tiny one for the earthworms as I scrambled literally to keep them protected. I hope to put them in a bathtub style system again soon, or if anyone else has better ideas let me know.
     
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    Be careful with the morning glory Pak. I don't know about where you are, but here it is a weed that gets out of control and smothers everything. It's a declared pest weed. Pretty though.

    I'm forever trying to cut it back from the bananas. Unfortunately someone must have released it in the bush here and it's gone everywhere.
     
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    Earthworms or compost worms?

    BTW how do you propagate those 'cats in a box'? They look nice. Talk about container planting!
     
  8. Pakanohida

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    Annette, thank you.

    Eco,
    Earthworms it seems, var. Nightcrawler.

    I dunno, I planted catnip and I got that furry thing. ;)
     
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    Looks more like the closely related cat nap to me....
     
  10. Pakanohida

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    /drum fill

    :D
     
  11. Pakanohida

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    $0 funds for the rest of the year. The chooks went back into a tractor and I broadcasted some of my seed ball mix where I could for winter gardening.

    I wonder what else I can make from nothing around here because isn't that what I should be doing anyway?
     
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    Paka! That looks great! Lot of dirt hauling for those beds! How do you like the raised beds without wooden sides? Do you have clay soil? Did you line your pond with a liner, or will your soil hold it? I want to do a pond to treat grey water, maybe some reeds and cattails to clean it up.

    Did you broadcast any seedballs during the summer? I'd love to know how they work against mice eating the seeds, or snails getting the newly germinated ones.
     
  13. Pakanohida

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    I both love and hate the non-wooden sides. Makes weeding interesting. I have very clay soil so no liner. The pond I made was concrete, and needs another layer to be honest, however the clay particles getting into is helping seal it with the rains we are suddenly having.

    The "Shop" which is being turned into our house is getting a grey water reed bed system next year.

    I did not do any seedballs during the summer, and oddly the little rascals, aka the Chocolate Runner Ducks, left the broadcasted seeds alone, even tilled some into the ground, and now a polyculture of various things is coming up for the winter grow season.

    I have only seen 3 slugs all year since we got the ducks outside, which is another sad issue. Of all the ducks alive, 4 are males, and we have 1 female. I know we have to cull some males soon, but dang it, they are just so entertaining to watch.

    Ut oh, another drama llama showed up, gotta run.
     
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    doing things without funds

    trim some trees and weave a deer fence from the trimmings. we have deer topiary here when the winters get long and the snow gets too deep for the deer to find easy forage. that is when we will be targeted by herds of hungry deer. i've counted 40+ munching on the cedar trees. that is why for the formal veggie gardens we have a 7ft fence. i'm planting decoy forage for them but we'll see how that works out the next heavy winter we get.


    aside:

    night crawlers don't do well in small container captivity. they need quite a bit of space to dig their burrows. in the natural world they dig their burrows as they grow. i had a few dozen in a bin here and they lived for a while but they did not make babies very often. i let them go in the gardens after a few months as i could tell they weren't in the right amount of space. of course i am speaking of normal USoA/Canadian type night-crawlers and not some of the others that are used in compost bins.
     
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    Check out 'Gaias' garden', this had a planting system to keep deer out of the garden that might be worth checking out.
    ummm... duck tastes really Good.
     
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    That's an amazing garden. Fantastic!
    And very inspiring.
    Thank you!
    Erica
     
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    Songbird & Mischief I am working on a new fedge on the downhill side of a swale bordering a new veg grow area which is under construction.

    Permachook, thank you.

    This has been a hard month with little work done. Now the rains and winds are here which means fall & winter has arrived. I have an incoming storm today with 65+ mph gale force winds, ocean surf is +25' over current swells, and the .01 inch of rain I was supposed to get turned into 2"... ...so time to start playing in the rain!
     
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    i hope the fedge helps. :)

    regarding raised beds without edges, yes please! i'm doing more of that here as i consolidate raised beds and eliminate hardscape pathways as much as possible. i raise the bed and then plant the garden and i also plant the sides (i hate leaving any area without something growing) and then mulch the whole thing. we get floods too so all veggies have to go into raised beds.
     
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    I have mushroom compost, & I am staring at a 4.75L container filled with seeds including 2# of buckwheat & 2# of winter pea on top of everything else added. However, on top of this I have a 5# bag of fall cereal rye... ..and all I keep thinking is.. I need more clay.

    I also added more nasturtiums, spinach, rutabagas.
     

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