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Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 25, 2011 at 5:58pm
Karen I like your boat. I have always wanted one but never was able to, always something more important  would come up. Do you have a picture of your garden area? I have installed beds 2 yr.s ago they are doing pretty good but could do better. I used railroad ties and I shouldn't have. I debated on it for a long time but lumber was to expensive so now I regret it. I will start replacing a little at a time now.
Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 25, 2011 at 5:47pm
I know about where you are at I used to live near Sacramento, CA I have been close to you town but never there. I love the country side up there but to expensive to move back to CA now. I had to move here when they closed the base in Sac. I am retired now and enjoying every bit of it. I just don't like the area I am in to flat, I like Mt.s
Comment by Karen Clark z7b Pacific NW on February 25, 2011 at 2:26pm

William, I am near Brookings, OR which is on the Southern Coast right at the border of N.CA.  We are much the same garening weather as San Francisco.  Yes, we are lush and very green with  forest behind us and around us.  We can have over 100" of rain each winter.  That trellis the wisteria is on is pretty strong and hope it stays that way.  I did go out just now to put my onion sets in actually reading the directions to do it correctly!  Imagine that!  Our "cold" is right at about 50 today with sun.  We had snow and hail yesterday.  The picture is the day my husband cut down two aspens to make more room for the vegetable garden....ooops!  It hardly did any damage..just a rail on the boat. We do have fun here up the Winchuck River!

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on February 25, 2011 at 1:11pm
Karen it looks like you have a small forest around your pond. Everything looks so lush, the muk must be doing some good. Are you in WA?  You know I always wanted to grow wisteria and I had the chance a few yr.s back when my wife brought some home from work that one of the girls had extra of, so I planted it along the fence line and forgot about it and the mower  got the best of it. I'm told they are heavy and one needs a heavy trellis of some kind to support the vines.
Comment by Karen Clark z7b Pacific NW on February 25, 2011 at 12:27pm
I think I hear the plants sighing with delight as I cover them in slime.  That muck has to be full of wonderful things.  I can't reach the vegetables with the hose, but I could fill a bucket or two or 50!  This process takes us all day with Jim doing the mucking and me doing the barfing.  Jim and I built the pond by haulng our own rock over weeks of going up to the nearby mountain.  Some rocks we hauled were so large we could hardly get them out of the truck.  Here are some of the plants that get their annual muck.
Comment by Arthur Danison III on February 25, 2011 at 12:04pm

Miko thank you for the advice, I will let you know as soon as we are able to ship to Aussie land. Karen nice pond, how does the pond vomit work in your garden?

Comment by Patrick A. Goss SC Zone 7a on February 25, 2011 at 11:07am

Deborah;

Yes I will be using the square foot gardening method for placement. I use this web - site to determine how I place them http://www.gardeners.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Gardeners-Site/d... . It is pretty convenient. You can put in what you are going to grow and it tells you how many to plant/sqft and then has a little write up about when and how to plant them and what they need. I really like it. oh and we live in S.C.

Comment by Karen Clark z7b Pacific NW on February 25, 2011 at 9:58am
Miko, I will be sure to use your less formal name! Watshi wha Karen des.  I think I said in Japanese that my name is Karen. LOL  Can't do much with Karen except to say the whole thing. 
Comment by Karen Clark z7b Pacific NW on February 25, 2011 at 9:52am
We have a 50' pond with way too many fish so it needs to be cleaned at least once a year.  We use a mud yucker thing that uses the hose to barf up the bottom.  My husband made an extension for the hose so that we could direct the yuck wherever we could making sure all things growing around the pond could benefit from the fish leavings.  What a fun job!  As my husband fishes both river and ocean, I sometimes make my own fish fertilizer, but have to be careful as all pets and wild critters love that smell.
Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on February 25, 2011 at 8:57am
Arthur this sounds real good, exept I am in Aussie land I guess I would have trouble getting it through custom, bordercontrol, have you actually looked into making a worldwide patent and exporting?, I would do this as fast as possible, I once made a design picture as present for my hubby, showed it to my then girlfriend , we partet company and later on I saw my design printed on material her name was A . Rooney , I never forgot that, we run across her in a shoppingcentre and she couldn,t disappear quick enaugh , yet would she have done the right thing her and I could have prospered , but greed got the better of her, I am not certain but a sportstar has the same surname and I might be wrong could be a sister, everytime I see her on tv it brings the old wounds up, but that is why I say worldwide patent, we had a guy here in aussie land he invented the barking dog machine, so 2 taiwanese soand so.s bought two machines and put the m on the market after they got worldwide patents, this sob,s put the aussie of his heartearned kudos just because he only had australia wide patents , please dont fall for that mistake! miko
 

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