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(Fark)   I'm beginning to think I will never grow anything ever again. Please come in and convince me otherwise in your weekly Fark gardening thread for Tuesday May 17, 2022   (fark.com) divider line
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2022-05-18 8:14:51 AM  

AlgaeRancher: EmperorSled: AlgaeRancher: cretinbob: I got a job doing cemetery grounds keeping last week...
I'm so sore and it feels so good

I am glad the topic of discussion is gardening.

Otherwise that statement sounds... wrong


Anybody got tips on how to best deal with unwelcome vines?

What's the problem? Too close to other plants for spraying vegetation killer, or just don't want to use chemicals? If it's the first, I saw a tip on This Old House once, use a paint brush and "paint" the killer on the leaves. If it's the second, I don't know; I just use the chemicals. The vines I deal with aren't near anything I'm going to eat. (Although I did almost kill the lilac bushes with it last year, but they're still going.)

they grow up near plants I want to keep

Painting herbicide is a great suggestion, thank you!


One other point on "painting", get some disposable rubber gloves. can hold the back of the leaves so they don't move, and you don't get herbicide all over your hand.
 
2022-05-18 9:10:42 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: August11: Wine Sipping Elitist: August11: [Fark user image image 425x318]
Sugar Rush Peach peppers. More marigold soldiers.

Those are some nice beds! I plan on taking down the privacy fence, leaving the posts up and having beds of perennial asparagus between the posts and have vines of some sort on a trellis. I can't find the video, but it was a no till method of laying down topsoil and then a layer of hay and planting the potatoes/asparagus/whatever by pushing them through the layer of hay.

Here's the video that started me down the no till path. It's fascinating

[YouTube video: Treating the Farm as an Ecosystem with Gabe Brown Part 1, The 5 Tenets of Soil Health]

I tried the Ruth Stout method for the past few years but I couldn't get it to work. There is a video of her and her no till method out there. She literally just throws the seed potatoes on the ground and then throws a clump of spoiled hay over them. I went back to the bucket method. I hope you get it to work.

That description sounds lazy and only half the story. Layering soil and hay year after year and using cover crops when not growing veggies to keep the soil "alive" is the way to go.

So far, so good. I'm making some beds like you (and some inspiration from other farkers in this thread) on top of the soil. I'll let you know how it goes in a few years.

Cheers


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She uses the word indolent.
 
2022-05-18 9:18:55 AM  

EmperorSled: AlgaeRancher: EmperorSled: AlgaeRancher: cretinbob: I got a job doing cemetery grounds keeping last week...
I'm so sore and it feels so good

I am glad the topic of discussion is gardening.

Otherwise that statement sounds... wrong


Anybody got tips on how to best deal with unwelcome vines?

What's the problem? Too close to other plants for spraying vegetation killer, or just don't want to use chemicals? If it's the first, I saw a tip on This Old House once, use a paint brush and "paint" the killer on the leaves. If it's the second, I don't know; I just use the chemicals. The vines I deal with aren't near anything I'm going to eat. (Although I did almost kill the lilac bushes with it last year, but they're still going.)

they grow up near plants I want to keep

Painting herbicide is a great suggestion, thank you!

One other point on "painting", get some disposable rubber gloves. can hold the back of the leaves so they don't move, and you don't get herbicide all over your hand.


And if a paint brush is too big, use a Q-tip.
 
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