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Forum: Gardening   05-31-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By lunita1
I dig things out with a digging fork in moist...

I dig things out with a digging fork in moist (but not wet soil -- in my clay I have to water well and then wait a couple of days) and try to get as much of the roots as possible.   Then lay down a...
Forum: Gardening   05-28-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,752
Posted By lunita1
If your summer isn't too hot for radishes (they...

If your summer isn't too hot for radishes (they prefer cooler weather) you can plant more every two weeks or so to have a continuous supply.  Where I live, we can plant in successions like that in...
Forum: Gardening   05-28-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By lunita1
Just snip off plants at the base with scissors...

Just snip off plants at the base with scissors (or pinch with your fingers) leaving one per hole.  They don't need any support.  Some varieties are "half-runner" and will climb a tiny bit if you...
Forum: Gardening   05-28-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,119
Posted By lunita1
Here's another link about rat control...

Here's another link about rat control http://nwco.net/PDF/rat.pdf
 
Please, don't feed the rats anymore.  The oatmeal is a tasty treat (here's a link about feeding pet rats oatmeal...
Forum: Gardening   05-28-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,119
Posted By lunita1
Please don't do oatmeal in wax paper packets. ...

Please don't do oatmeal in wax paper packets.  That's just feeding rats.  Heck, I googled "oatmeal wax paper rats" and I got one link that suggested doing exactly that as a treat for pet rats!!! 
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Forum: Gardening   05-25-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By lunita1
The strawberries haven't grown yet?  Honestly,...

The strawberries haven't grown yet?  Honestly, I'd eat them.  To be careful, you could mulch with paper (or straw, or straw over paper) to eliminate direct contact between the developing berries and...
Forum: Gardening   05-21-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By lunita1
Cathy, I'm in sac... Do you remember a comment...

Cathy, I'm in sac... Do you remember a comment way back in like 2008 on your suburbia blog by someone who recognized you at barnes and noble? That was me....
Forum: Gardening   05-20-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By lunita1
I just shovel manure from my mom's sheep pasture...

I just shovel manure from my mom's sheep pasture and put it straight onto my beds (I've never mixed it in that way, just layered it on top.)  I think the fact that it is kind of pelleted means that...
Forum: Gardening   05-19-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By lunita1
RosieL, I'm in zone 9. I live in the town that...

RosieL, I'm in zone 9. I live in the town that FarmerCathy lived in in her former life.  :) 
Forum: Gardening   05-17-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By lunita1
I just updated my blog with veggie garden photos...

I just updated my blog with veggie garden photos too... of course, I got interrupted and didn't finish, but it is mostly there...  its the busy time between spring and summer, and the garden is FULL...
Forum: Gardening   05-11-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,752
Posted By lunita1
The problem with putting weedblock underneath is...

The problem with putting weedblock underneath is that you are also blocking your garden plants' root growth.  I prefer to give my plants lots of room to stretch their roots down deep in the soil, so...
Forum: Gardening   05-08-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By lunita1
I use wide, double-dug beds.  To decide how wide...

I use wide, double-dug beds.  To decide how wide to make my beds, I crouched down and measured how far I could reach.  The width of my beds is about twice my reach, so that I can reach the center of...
Forum: Gardening   05-07-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By lunita1
I tend to avoid letting volunteer cucurbits grow...

I tend to avoid letting volunteer cucurbits grow out, for a couple of reasons. My compost volunteers are often acorn squash, and zucchini, acorn squash and pumpkins are all the same genus species. ...
Forum: Gardening   04-26-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,216
Posted By lunita1
I don't know what the yield will be like.  This...

I don't know what the yield will be like.  This was my first try with garbanzos, and so far they haven't flowered.  If I grow them again, I'll plant closer together (I think 4" on center, like I...
Forum: Gardening   04-26-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By lunita1
Loosing their pigment, like turning white?  they...

Loosing their pigment, like turning white?  they may be sunburned from being put outside without hardening off.

 
Forum: Gardening   04-22-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By lunita1
The best place to start on id-ing bugs is going...

The best place to start on id-ing bugs is going to be a source that is local to you.  Try googling "ipm+your state" or nearby states if your own state's site isn't helpful.  Also, if you can do...
Forum: Gardening   04-22-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,216
Posted By lunita1
Ooh, I'll join in!  I'm between spring and...

Ooh, I'll join in!  I'm between spring and summer stuff (and at the point of wondering where I'm going to fit in all of my summer veggies if my spring things don't hurry up and get done growing).  I...
Forum: Gardening   04-19-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,216
Posted By lunita1
  So I've had a major set back with the...


So I've had a major set back with the seedlings.  We had several growing really well, and then we realized we have these little pesky bugs called 'fungal gnats'  Anyone heard of these?  Well we...
Forum: Diapering   11-15-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,369
Posted By lunita1
Try here http://www.little-lions.com/page50.html

Try here http://www.little-lions.com/page50.html
Forum: Diapering   11-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By lunita1
Quote: Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16025142)
I'm returning to a tot swap today...
Forum: Diapering   10-28-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By lunita1
Quote: Originally Posted by iris5426...

Quote:
Originally Posted by iris5426 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15993915)
hi mamas!

dh and i are starting a diaper...
Forum: Diapering   10-28-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By lunita1
Quote: Originally Posted by ToadJode...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ToadJode http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15993599)
We are using the gDiapers, and when the...
Forum: Diapering   10-27-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By lunita1
Quote: Originally Posted by Carma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15981627)
In my case ammonia stink was caused by not...
Forum: Diapering   10-26-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By lunita1
Quote: Originally Posted by JenChaffee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JenChaffee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15981502)
My babies are 9 months. They move around...
Forum: Diapering   10-24-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By lunita1
Quote: Originally Posted by 3xMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3xMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15976720)
Hello!

I've noticed that my diapers have a...
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