"You mentioned above that the plant was taking up too much of the garden but that you do not want to pull it up, we too have had various squash and gourds try to take over the garden, we have simply moved the vines or cut them back into "their…"
We harvested the bud of the chain-fruit cholla last year, this year we are harvesting the buds from the buck horn and stag horn. First, they are not at all like nopal cactus pads. To remove the spines we used the method depicted in…"
There are many people in the valley who have horses and need to have the manure removed--if you can find manure that is at least one year old it will provide great fertilizer for your lawn. You can often get it for…"
Thanks for the info! I found a refference to people using a box made of 1/4" mesh hardwear cloth wide enough to sweep in with a straw broom. Placing the buds in this box and sweeping them about removes the thorns. We did it with…"
We are repairing an old house using many different green ideas. We are rebuilding walls using 'urbanite' (broken concrete from sidewalks, etc.) since the previous owner had left large piles on the property (we are looking for more if anyone wants to get rid of any).
We are also setting up a water harvesting system on the property, primarily using changes to micro-topography following lessons learned from study of prehistoric water harvesting techniques.
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