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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby kelly_m » Apr 09, 2012 10:41 am

And that really makes me wonder about the saying a way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

just can't figure that one out..... :roll:
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Apr 09, 2012 1:46 pm

Who let the lunatics out of the asylum? :lol:


On a serious note, I bought some bags of alfalfa pellets this Spring to use in my garden. It was the feed stuff, about a 55 lb bag for $12. I'm hoping this will help increase the organic matter in my veggie garden - it needs something.
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby Dumbo » Apr 09, 2012 2:05 pm

DonnaZn2SK wrote:Who let the lunatics out of the asylum? :lol:

Once in a while Dave and I let Lyn and Kelly out to stretch their legs.

EDIT:
alfalfa is grown as a cover-crop in some places. Although typically low in Nitrogen and potassium, it seems to contains a natural growth hormone that the next crop can use. Different cover-crops created different waxes. The wax doesn't dissolve with water, but rather dissolves in organic material such as your garden earth. Then it's taken up by the plant.

See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triacontanol (which is what's in alfalfa).

Seems this is ideal for roses. Don't know about veggie gardens.

This is really the type of thing right up OGrubbers alley. She may know more about this than anyone here.

But 12$ for 55-lb? Yeah, I would buy it also. That's very low cost.
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby kelly_m » Apr 09, 2012 2:22 pm

But they let us keep our pretty little white jackets on though! 8)

Now that's a thought, Donna....Considering alfalfa is used as a cover crop in between years...I think Sharon uses it? actual alfalfa that is...

I wonder if it would hurt to put it on for this years garden or wait till fall??
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby Dumbo » Apr 09, 2012 2:23 pm

kelly_m wrote:I wonder if it would hurt to put it on for this years garden or wait till fall??


I would put this now. Seems to degrade very fast.
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby kelly_m » Apr 09, 2012 2:38 pm

Yup...degradation reigns!

8)

I'll have to look it up...unless you have done that for me, oh Virgin of the Soil..... :twisted:
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby Dumbo » Apr 09, 2012 2:46 pm

kelly_m wrote: oh Virgin of the Soil..... :twisted:


Oh! Oh! You are asking for it!
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Apr 09, 2012 2:51 pm

Dumbo wrote:Once in a while Dave and I let Lyn and Kelly out to stretch their legs.

I think Kelly missed this one. My, you are a naughty bunny.
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby kelly_m » Apr 09, 2012 3:01 pm

kelly_m wrote:But they let us keep our pretty little white jackets on though! 8)


Nope...I didn't miss it...I just slid this in!LOL

Dumbo wrote:
Oh! Oh! You are asking for it!


Ooooooo I'm shaking! :P
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Re: Breaking Ground

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Apr 09, 2012 3:13 pm

Oops, I missed it.

Is Dumbo aware that you are a MOD? Shouldn't he be the one doing the shaking? :lol:

He's fairly new here, I think technically, you still have time to shake him down for his lunch money.
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