Is there any that knows how this works and have you tried it? I have read many articles on this method and want to try it. I have been saving newspaper and have save eight bales of straw for the top cover. I'm looking forward to Spring and all the planting that will get done.
I could've sworn that I just read an article on this. Can't remember where though.
I only have a balcony and not much access to land, has anyone tried growing potatoes in a wine barrel? I've seen the posts about growing hundreds of pounds of them, but don't know anyone that's done it.
I have volunteers from last year, but I planted several containers, along with raised beds. My biggest problem is how to store them after they are harvested.
Where do you live Ellen? I am close to Chattanooga.
I am trying my best to try to make you "my friend" on this ......I have one but forgot how I did it. You should be able to go to my page and see some pictures of the zebu. Basically they are minature brahma cows. We have 3 and I think one on the way. We ended up with them similar to Buford. LOL We moved here from Florida after horrrible hurricanes destroyed my house twice. I gave up...always wanted to move to Zone 5 so I could grow more interesting things. SO, here we are in Cleveland TN. Bought 24 acres (mostly trees) of which 10 was a former horse farm. There was an farm house that had been renovated so we took on the rest! Riley, the registered quarter horse from Wellington Florida, leader the Palm Beach Hounds Hunting Club was delivered to us as a house warming present. The other horse was dropped off here by a former neighbor and just left. We learned how to take care of horses that are nothing but yard ornaments. We did buy the Angus which we keep about 3 running around - one in the freezer every other year. Just Mom and Hubby here, no kids around, so our farm adventures are usually voted in. For two years I was voted out on a chicken house. Finally I was voted in and built one out of an old front porch roof left in the woods. Bought 10 chickens of which 6 were roosters. Beautiful as they were, 5 roosters too many. We kept Gary - huge rooster who thought his purpose was to rip my legs off. Gary has moved to a friend's house who wanted an aggressive rooster. Good! A coyote came through and ate my best hen, bringing me down to 3 chickens. I ordered a batch of rainbow layers, eggs from pink to green & blue. Now I have 25 hens and 2 roosters. They are sooo fun to watch grow, some weird chickens - top hats, bloomers, one is gray with a peach breast, spotted B & W, white rocks, and one red. They are fabulous entertainment and we love the eggs. Of course these ladies wont lay until October and I cant wait to see what they will do.
I work a garden as well. My husband insists on a large one, tilled, evenly planted and I struggle every year with horrendous weeds. I prefer my raised beds where right now I have potatos, tomatos, pumpkins, squash, onions corn, and canteloupe planted. I have alot of physical problems and am not able to work anymore, but being around here is a full time job!
Would love to see the canning show. I am sick and tired of bad batches. Last year we carefully removed boiled peanuts from the shelf as if we were handling nitro. Man, did they stink. THE BALL BLUE BOOK? Couldnt live life without it. Learned to basic can from my former mother-in-law. firstname.lastname@example.org