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I am not a Wacko Hippy (I cut my hair)
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Willy-N    Posted 03-05-2003 at 19:57:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
All this talk about weed sprays, herbicids and such got me thinking. In 19 years I have never bought a weed killer or stuff to put in the garden other than Cow Poop. We do have weeds but we pull them in the garden. I rake out the garden in the spring when all the stuff is dead then rototiller it to all brown dirt. Plant the seeds and weed it several times during the growing season. Don't have any problems with bugs seems the birds take care of that for us. I see them in the garden eating things off the ground. I put some Mirical grow on the lawn when it was first growing but nothing special happen haven't used it since. I sure save a lot of money not buying all those things on the shelves in the stores! We raise a big garden and put most of it up and sell the rest and people say it is real good stuff? I'm I doing this wrong? Do you realy need all those sprays and things? Mark H.


Friendly Farmer    Posted 03-06-2003 at 10:17:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
If your gonna grow crops on 1000 acres and suypport your family you will


Danny in CO    Posted 03-06-2003 at 08:53:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark,

I grow about a 1/2 arce garden each year here in Colorado. I never use any poisons in my garden. The only bugs I have ever had is worms in my cabbage and a few cut worms in my tomatoes. I got rid of the cabbage worms by not planting cabbage anymore. The tomato worms I pull off and sqush.

I often wonder where these worms come from to begin with. No one anywhere near me grows gardens. I sometimes think the pests come with the seeds!

Danny


i think    Posted 03-06-2003 at 08:32:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
willie should post a picture , with his new look what do you all think , come on willie , maybe we will have to start calling him mark again lol . we,re waiting bud


Willy-N    Posted 03-06-2003 at 19:55:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I look just like the last picture. I allways kept it in a pony tail. Now from the rear I look different and don't get the excuse me Mam crap anymore. Ha Ha. Mark H.


Ana    Posted 03-06-2003 at 06:00:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to garden like that till I moved here. This area has a terrible problem with Cucumber wilt. There's bugs appear at the base of the plant, but the plant is half dead by then. Plants die right in the middle of production. I've been using Sevin dust. They attack my zucchini, cantalope, watermelon too. Any ideas how to rid this garden of them? What would you do?


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 03-06-2003 at 05:34:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm still a Wacko Hippie, I still have long hair and in fact I still like to do the things that Wacko Hippies do occassionally. I grow a huge garden, don't sell any, Wife, mother inlaw and me eat it all. Only problems I ever have in my garden are tomato horn worms and spider mites and a good sharp Buck knife takes care of the worms easily. I do use fertilizers on my garden and hay field, I use Sevin dust for Spider Mites and have been for some 21 years now. Still alive and healthy for as long as I will be, only God knows.


Renee    Posted 03-06-2003 at 03:17:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Keep it up Mark, you're doing it right. Don't let anyone talk you into poisening your family by using a bunch of poisens on your ground.

I believe they've proven that bugs leave the healthy plants alone. Plants grown organically, are if the ground is rich, are healthy plants
Renee


Sid    Posted 03-05-2003 at 20:05:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sound like your doing something right. I know you have mentioned your part of the country where are you from Spokane?


Willy-N    Posted 03-05-2003 at 20:14:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live about 140 miles east of Spokane. 12 miles out side of Okanogan in Washington State. Maybe the reason the bugs are not bad here is no one lives close to me. I don't know I just don't have a problem with them and I ain't fixing something that isn't broke. Mark H.


Willie    Posted 03-06-2003 at 07:33:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Willy-N
Not really a nit-picker, maybe your keyboard can't spell. According to my new Randy McNally 140 miles east of Spokane would put you near Missoula Montana.I think you reallly meant west.
Anyway, I enjoy the topics discussed on this board.
Willie in Mn, 50 miles north of St Paul


Willy-N Your right!! West not East    Posted 03-06-2003 at 08:08:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am so used to being East of the Cascades that I got it mixed up! I am about 140 miles West of Spokand not East of it. Mark H.


scooterhead    Posted 03-06-2003 at 02:45:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey willy , I seen a thing on TV about Big Foot Sayin it was in Washington . Whats the take from people that live there ???


Willy-N    Posted 03-06-2003 at 06:37:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I haven't seen one yet? I do know some areas make it a tourism attractor to make money off it. If one comes to my house screaming in the middle of the night I might pop off a round or two to send it back where it came from. Mark H.


Sid    Posted 03-05-2003 at 20:46:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I lived in Spokane in the seventies. Do they still have the Omak Stampede up there? I sure saw a lot of beautiful country up there Got to see some of the Okanogan valley.


Willy-N    Posted 03-05-2003 at 21:14:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Omak Stampeed is the big money maker around here! PETA keeps tring to stop it. That steep hill is a wild ride to go down for the Indians! It is 16 miles from my place. Last time they locked up the PETA photo guy in jail for the weekend he was mad but he was getting in the way of the horses coming down the hill. I think his Camera fell into the river by accident! Mark H.


Burrhead    Posted 03-05-2003 at 20:01:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just went thru a haircut myself you have my condolences.

I use the barn for my garden's fertilizer supply.

I do use Sevin dust to keep out cutworms and aphids


Willy-N    Posted 03-05-2003 at 20:10:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had cut worms once and this guy said to mix onions or garlic in the rows where the ratishes grow something like that the wife would know. Had some kind of bettle once and the birds had a feild day never came back. The short hair sure has been nice after 7 years of having it long. Easy to wash and dosen't get wound up in the creaper anymore under the truck!! Mark H.


Burrhead    Posted 03-05-2003 at 20:14:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
mine was'nt that long. It was just down on my shoulders good. I'll get used to the hair but I still aint gonna shave.

In our climate we have a continual insect of some kind horning in on the garden.


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