Thank y’all so much for your kind replies on my tree-attack posts! I appreciate it a lot, I’ve never had such nice fellow gardeners with whom to commiserate XD
I wish I’d thought to ask to keep some of the wood before seeing your suggestion, hyggehaven, but alas. There are still huge chunks lying around though. In good news, most of my newly planted herbs and seedlings seem to have been spared between the branches. Their little root-squares got pushed aside with the soil because they hadn’t established themselves. :D
The landlord sent workmen to cut up the tree and they’re stepping all over my surviving plants and I actually want to kill something. If I were the one paying them I guarantee they would not be so careless. I know they have to work and some of it might be unavoidable but they could watch where they fucking step, it’s not rocket science and there are plenty of paths between the beds!
I am silently glaring because I’ve already asked their boss to be careful and I don’t think “hi I’m Aylen and if you crush another plant I will feed you to my cats so help me God” would go over well when it got back to the landlord. Plus I actually don’t speak Spanish, which is somewhat embarrassing for me as a Texan but there you go.
Aw hell. I finally planted my precious herbs in the ground and this happens. This tree completely came up from the ground and took out the little tree on the corner. It’s squashing my herb garden, a car, and a bunch of baby plants. I’m trying to just be grateful it didn’t fall on the house because it would have destroyed my room and we’d have had to move. But oh my poor baby plants…
Almost time to start harvesting cabbages. Then we can have this half of the garden back for summer plantings.
My native American ancestors were known for their three sisters method of growing crops and they were also known for their use of sunflowers and grinding the actual seeds into flour.
Here’s a link to the history and past uses of sunflowers and their seeds. Get inspired and motivated.
Sunflowers aren’t just for sprucing up a garden!
It seems like it would take a lot of plants to get any usable quantity of seeds, but we’re trying sunflowers this year too
Holy crap - mesquite is a plant? I thought for the longest time it’s just an herb or spice mix for BBQ…I didn’t realize it’s a plant. The things you learn here…
A leguminous plant, Prosopis pallida is one of the mesquite tree species. This plant is indigenous to Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, especially in the arid coastal regions. Although its existence is threatened in…
Haha! Yep, we use the mesquite wood to bbq over! (super weird for me as a Texan to think that someone wouldn’t know. yeah laughing at myself) It’s very invasive here though, so I was happy to hear it was edible and more useful.
5 Easy Steps: How to Start a Community Garden
For our ancestors, community gardening was the ONLY form of gardening, but as the landscape of our territories have been whittled away, so has our sense of communal responsibility and communal effort to feed ourselves.