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Re: Miller in April

  • Subject: Re: Miller in April
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 14:14:00 -0500

Hmm.  Well...I have LOTS of the fresh dung at my place!  Take your
pick...horse, cow, llama, chicken, goat....as soon as I can save up for one
of those "speedy" composters, I'm gonna stick a sign out front that says
"compost for sale" right next to my "Chicken Eggs/ $3.00 a dozen".  LOL.

On 3/26/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
> Couple of interesting entries for April in Miller's 18th century
> "Gardener's Kalendar."
> Planting melons. He says to make a small mound of fresh dung [he doesn't
> say what kind but for some reason I think horse], cover the dung with a foot
> of loam, plant the seeds on top, and cover the planting with a bell jar. The
> dung, he says, will heat up the soil, which will stimulate germination and
> root growth; the bell jar will keep cold winds at bay. As the plants
> develop, he says, add a ring of fresh dung covered by loam around the hill
> to encourage the roots to grow outward to support large vines.
> Insects. He says if you have insects in your orchard trees wash them out
> with an infusion made with tobacco stalks. [Earliest pesticide
> recommendation I know of. And they were still using nicotine in the
> mid-1900s--200 years later.]
> Inland Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> 39.9" Precipitation
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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