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  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-19-2016 at 07:39 PM
    Yes, I have some screens made using various sized mesh.FWIW an alternative and very effective
    tool for knocking back annual weed seedlings is a Flame Weeder: think I'll prep the beds early
    this fall,...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-19-2016 at 01:57 PM
    So this season has been challenging. I'm growing heritage barleys which are tall and so they
    are relatively susceptible to lodging.We have had a lot of strong wind, and heavy downpours /
    thunder storm...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-19-2016 at 01:52 PM
    Landlord replaced the fence in my backyard over the weekend while I was out of town. The crew
    ransacked my yard.And they killed my crop and even covered it up with dirt.Will try to grow up
    my bere see...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-19-2016 at 01:45 PM
    This year I am running an experiment. Instead of converting pasture to a plowed field (I don't
    have a plow, and a rototiller is hard work), I am attempting to grow barley directly into
    pasture.I thoug...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-30-2016 at 05:19 PM
    It's called lodging. Which can be mitigated on a small scale by suspending chicken wire or
    netting about 3 feet off the ground so the barley grows up through it.The other issue is water.
    And watering ...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-30-2016 at 02:56 PM
    Hey, I forgot about this thread. I'm getting ready to plant my Conlon 2-row this weekend. Here
    are pics of the seed tape I've
    made:https://scontent.fdtw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13138836_102096743895...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-28-2016 at 04:06 PM
    This year I am running an experiment. Instead of converting pasture to a plowed field (I don't
    have a plow, and a rototiller is hard work), I am attempting to grow barley directly into
    pasture.I thoug...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-28-2016 at 03:57 PM
    Interesting observation:Both barley on the left and right of this picture were planted at the
    same time, same density, and same watering regimen.The one on the right is typical of the other
    barley var...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 11-29-2015 at 08:27 PM
    Now I find this interesting. Agriculture texts recommend a seeding rate of 25 to 30 plants per
    square foot for dry land planting.A 3 inch spacing achieves close to that at 23 per square
    foot.I sowed a...

  • Posted in thread: Flash boiler project #2 on 11-28-2015 at 12:30 AM
    I have my steam injector more or less assembled and ready for the flash boiler build.

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