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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

native seeds, should have texted

years ago in this area the buffalo roamed the great plains
there were native grasses everywhere
the buffalo would come through and tear up the ground
then nature would reseed the disturbed ground with more
native grass seeds and wildflower seeds
this would keep the native grasses growing

now very little native grass still exists in texas
there is a company called the native american seed company
at www.seedsource.com that sells pure native grass seeds and
native wilflower seeds just like the buffalo use to plant here

here at the country n we have a lot of disturbed ground from
the drought where no grass is growing now
our two large dogs provided the buffalo like conditions that
mimic the great plains years ago
am sure this is what it was like

the seeds are actually easy to sow
just rake up bare ground
sow seeds like youre feeding chicken scratch to chickens
rake in the seeds well
then walk all over the area seeded
then nature takes over
no watering or mowing or fertilizing
just          nature         doing       its       job

so we are going to sow native grass seeds and native wildflower
seeds in those bare areas

two of the invasive species here are johnson grass and king ranch grass
both introduced years ago for cattle
luckily im not too overran with those two
i dig up as much as i can

in the bare areas my wife she and i will be sowing a native texas mix of
wildflowers with blackeyed susans, indian blankets, cone flowers,
lemon mints, mexican hats, coreopsis, and of course the favorite
around here the texas bluebonnets

 we will also sow with these a mixture of native grasses which
include buffalo, blue gramma, and curley mesquite and a mixture
called midway mix of vaious short grasses which are all
drought resistant native grasses

now we will let nature take over from here
these things sprout when nature is ready
its all based on weather conditions
eventually we will get a wildflower native grass meadow in
our one acre front yard

most of our pastures are already native grasses and

now just need some buffaloes

(they also have a native turf grass they sell that can be used
as a lawn grass thats called native sun turfgrass that uses
little water and little fertilizer)

the rangers won another one
now they are ahead 3-2
lets go rangers
bet nolans happy

that cardinal coach just needed an iphone or droid and should have
texted the bullpen to let them know what pitchers to put in
it was too noisy and the pitching coach didnt hear the
right pitcher to put in
will watch the next game  and see if tony has his iphone in his hand

the organicgreen doctor

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