Reviews

When I come across something interesting (and get the time to write up a proper review) I like to share it.

A lot of my purchases have been made on the basis of someone else’s review. I haven’t been paid to write these reviews (which is good, because sometimes I say mean things in them – if someone DID pay me, they might get their feelings hurt) so I don’t “push” any agenda or product that I don’t actually believe in.

Hopefully these reviews are as helpful to you as other folks’ reviews have been to me.

Without further ado… here’s the list:

SilverFire Hunter Review

Book Review: Building an Old-Fashioned Pole Barn by Pa Mac

Book Review: Build Your Own Earth Oven

Book Review: Muscle up by P. D. Mangan

Finally, a Really Good Stock Pot

Easy Digging’s Grub Hoe, Adze Hoe and Grape Hoe

The Meadow Creature Broadfork

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The Silverfire Hunter TLUD Biomass Cookstove Review

Film Review: Geoff Lawton’s Urban Permaculture

Book Review: All New Square Foot Gardening

The Whizbang Wheel Hoe

Film Review: Back to Eden

Classic American Clothespins 

Book Review: Paradise Lot

Book Review: Beautiful Corn

16 comments

  • QUESTION;;; HOW TO KEEP FIREANTS OUT OF THE GARDEN AND OUT OF THE COMPOST.. HAD A TON OF MUSHROOM COMPOST BROUGHT IN AND IT GOT RIDDLED WITH FIREANTS.. USED A CHEMICAL KILLER BUT I WAHT TO STAY AWAY FROM CHEMICALS.. HELP!!!

    • They love compost – I haven't found a way to completely keep them out. That said, they do help the pile break down faster than it would without them.

      One thing that helps: diotamaceous earth. Kick the piles around, dust the DE in them and the populations will drop. It doesn't knock them all the way out, though. Another way to chase them out of the gardens is to regularly flood their nests with the hose. And if they're in a spot where there aren't any plants, boil a big pot of water and slowly pour it into the pile. The water and steam will cook most of them and if you're lucky, you'll get the queens too.

    • Rick Austin aka “survivalistGardener” on youtube has a video on killing fire ants in one day without chemicals.

  • My chickens tear into fire ant beds and eat all the grubs.

  • The hens also tend to scatter the compost faster than it can cook, but I'll take that trade-off.

  • Hi
    I sent money order of $ 25 for Cassava cutting, like 1 and half week ago from California I would like to know how long will i have to wait to get my cuttings

  • Hi i placed an order for 10 cuttings wondering when can I expect them to arrive? I live in asheboro nc

    Thank u

  • My name is Pancho, just wondering in what month all your cuttings be available to purchase?

  • Hi David

    My cassava cuttings didn't survive the winter i think i should have ordered in spring and plant them right away because they all rote even if buried them as you suggested all i need is just two cuttings if i plant it now i know it will grow

  • Linda Townsend Cruey

    Hi David,

    I have a stink bug looking thing sucking juice out of my tomatoes! Do you have any advice?
    (PS: Remember me? I am the realtor who sold you your house in Anthony! I bet I know where you went! I had another friend go there probably 10 years ago…)

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