Comment Archives: stories: Life + Outdoors: Down and Dirty

Re: “Organize Your Own Seed Swap

Hello!! There is already is a "Seed Swap". It's called the Plant and Seed Exchange. It's been going on for seventeen years. It's coming this weekend March 28th from 11am to 4pm at the Arcata Community Center. There was over a thousand people last year. It's free!!
Music, Food, Raffle, Seeds. Bring the whole family.

Sure would of been nice if you would of included this in your article.

Here is the event on Facebook-

Posted by Levon Durr on 03/22/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Kicking Gophers and Moles to the Curb

Ultrasonic gopher "repellants" don't work. No efficacy tests show any usefulness beyond a couple of days of reduced movement. After a couple of days, the gophers become used to the noise and are no longer startled by it.

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Posted by Ian Ray on 03/09/2015 at 1:17 PM

Re: “May To-Do List

Hohokam grew big on salty desert.they grew algae insquare ponds for fertilizer.others built pyramids by producing food off algae grown on mined algae . that's why they needed ships and wars in years of atlantis, olmec, and other heathen cultures.this far north is only good for pot and dreams of pyramids here.pure neurosis.

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Posted by Zoltan Welvart on 06/02/2014 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Growin' Food in the 'Hood

Before project consider fertility , and history of soil.if not available(feedstock).try clean inert pot farmers.i found 2 meter deep deposit plankton. Mined by mayans.obviously.someone left tunnels.from time of atlantis people studied andlearned from ants and lizards.

Posted by Zoltan Welvart on 06/02/2014 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Why I Hate Landscape Fabric

Let me add my 2 cents to this. I HATE this stuff. It's covering my yard, and I'm slowly trying to remove it. It's been covered by years of weeds, and it's anywhere from on the surface to a foot down. Any one got any sure fire ways to get it up? It's a bear!

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Posted by Humboldt honey on 05/03/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “April To-Do List

Don't forget about Spring Cleaning! It's time to clear out the clumps of accumulation as well! Jessica, head housekeeper at Trillium Homecare Services, reminds you that your indoors need spring freshen-ups too! :) Your Indoor Air Quality is ready for open windows & a good deep cleaning!

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Posted by Jessica McCollough on 04/04/2014 at 9:00 AM

Re: “A Gardener's Resolutions

Thank you! Also checkout this revolutionary gardening system

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Posted by John Craft on 01/02/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “December Gardening

Thx! Also checkout this great organic gardening system

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Posted by John Craft on 12/12/2013 at 2:51 AM

Re: “Why I Hate Landscape Fabric

I have moved into two different houses where I discovered the landscape fabric, one as deep as 18 inches. I am still working getting rid of the 18 inch deep one--it was covered with gravel too so I have to dispose of that. You cannot plant over landscape fabric. However, the one that was so deep actually had lawn grass over the top of it. When we tried to plant things, we discovered that it was there. It stretches about 4 feet in horizontal depth and extends all the way across the back section of our property. GRRR.

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Posted by Kathleen Pelley on 09/22/2013 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Why I Hate Landscape Fabric

Thank you for this piece! I've been removing both nylon and (ugh!) visqueen from our yard. With a dense enough cover of redwood bark, weeds are easy to pull without these tasteless, wasteful interventions.

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Posted by Joel Mielke on 09/19/2013 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Why I Hate Landscape Fabric

Number 6 is my biggest issue. As you point out, eventually weeds start growing, usually on top of the fabric. The roots go down through the fabric and when you try to pull up the weed, it pulls the fabric up with it. And after that it sometimes quite to problem to get the weed free from the fabric. More trouble than it's worth.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 09/19/2013 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Gen X and Y Gardeners

of course it's dirty, and even smelly at times... but more often than not, gardening brings families together, builds healthy immune systems, and great food directly from the source. Grow healthy gardens, grow healthy people, grown healthy food... just grow healthy lives...gardening is where it's at! #wormcastings

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Posted by Val Stilwell Mscs on 08/19/2013 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Gen X and Y Gardeners

It's so interesting to see the spin every generation gets to give on this subject. But Genevieve is right, it's commerce that becomes worried about this particular subject. Gardening, whether you do it with a flowered trowel or a $60 one is a wonderful way to spend time.
I started doing it because my folks did and I could actually save money by growing my own veggies and canning and freezing them. And I'm a "boomer". Whatever that is. What I especially dislike are labels.

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Posted by Carolyn Filby Furman on 08/16/2013 at 6:55 PM

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