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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #91
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I hope you like the arbol I do.
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Sorry, I didnt read every page. Did you ever try to plant Phacelia ? I heard that it helps against the nematodes...
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Charline, I missed your post. No, I didn't try Phacelia.

I finally looked at a chicken site today http://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/...ge-chickens-2/ It sounds interesting, and they eat lots of insects.

I took these pictures about 15 minutes ago. They are from the main garden.
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Those poor roots are as bad as any that I have ever seen. Sigh.........
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Those poor roots are as bad as any that I have ever seen. Sigh.........
I agree. The plant was a Sun Cherry F1. It never grew to 3' tall or wide, and was just vines, but it produced a lot of tomatoes for its size and the amount of root damage. I did check the plant for Fusarium, but it only looked like the early stages at most. RKN is what got this one.
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Lethal combo. The RKN injure the roots, create openings, and the fusarium can thereore get in. Double whammy. All that effort with the elbon rye.
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The Elbon cereal rye is still growing. It's a weed. I hope chickens like to eat it because I still have 2+ pounds of seeds.
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The Elbon cereal rye is still growing. It's a weed. I hope chickens like to eat it because I still have 2+ pounds of seeds.
The rye seed isn't treated is it?
I would think not but not for sure.
I remember hearing about some folks from Mexico or some place that ended up eating treated corn seeds back in the 60's I think.

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I don't think it is treated, but I'll ask at the feed and seed store. What I was thinking was to plant it this fall for the chickens to eat next year, but I need to research it more. So far, I looked up, "What do free range chickens eat?" and found they eat almost everything
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I don't think it is treated, but I'll ask at the feed and seed store. What I was thinking was to plant it this fall for the chickens to eat next year, but I need to research it more. So far, I looked up, "What do free range chickens eat?" and found they eat almost everything
We fed ours the same slop we fed the hogs plus laying mash oyster shell and the bugs they ran around eating.
The slop consisted of curdled milk old bread and vegetable scraps.
Plus they got to peck on the melon rinds.
The yolks were dark UT burnt orange.
Chickens are scavengers to some degree they will eat almost anything but they will or at least I haven't ever seen one on a dead smelly carcass like a vulture does.
Maybe a small dead snake or lizard every now and then one chasing the other around for it.
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Anything dead doesn't last long enough to worry about having to dispose of it. One acre of our land was leased out before we ever moved here. It has a tower on it that was used for the oil company. It hasn't been used in over 20 years. We can do anything but build a permanent structure on that acre of land... anyway, buzzards roost on the tower. At times, there are buzzards here that are larger than any eagle I've ever seen.
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