[nafex] off the wall procedures

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Nov 15 08:05:37 EST 2001


Hello,

Heard of this same technique used with tomatoes.  Only the hair was human
and collected from barber shops.

Later,
Tom

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On Thu, 15 Nov 2001 hayner9 at cs.com wrote:

> Hi Lucky,
> Thanks for the warning about the kitty litter. Actually I thought of it
> as
> more a curiosity than anything else- but you're right. The apple trees
> are
> not bearing age, I will have covered it up by then.
> I was also considering planting castor bean plants around the edge of the
> garden to keep the voles from using it as a highway, but read that ONE
> bean
> can kill a child! I knew it was something that would make you sick , but
> had
> no IDEA that it was that deadly. Maybe voles aren't so bad after all...
> Another thing I've done, with excellent results, is a way to use excess
> or
> unwanted wool. We have very tight clay ground,  I had been completely
> unsuccessful in getting any form of blueberry to grow on it. I tried
> mulching
> it, watering during hot dry spells ( of course, by then the clay would
> set up
> like a brick and the water would just run away). Finally, in desperation,
> I
> ordered a group of bushes to be my lasst attempt. I also had a great pile
> of
> filthy wool sitting around, so why not? I dug a big hole for each bush,
> stuffed it with a hunk of wool about the size of a toy poodle, plopped a
> bush
> right on top of it and covered it up. Watered it well, really soaked the
> ground- and that was that. No mulch on top. Later when I had opportunity,
> I
> scattered  some pine needles around. Those bushes have never had the
> least
> amount of attention, and have never looked back We have had years of
> severe
> drought, they only had a few berries, but they didn't die. They are
> spreading
> like crazy. I highly recommend this to anyone who knows anyone with
> sheep.
> Amy
> Clayhill Farm, z7
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