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I call this " Lets Play House "
Hi Ladies !
i think Rancher was trying to be a Gentleman by not suggesting Ladies Pee in the Woods..LOL
Male Foxes , etc mark their territory ....humans do too ..men & ladies Too ..
What Ive read is this works somewhat ...
Ive not seen a fox this last year ..Ive been told they are below us ..
I think when other easy game is available they get that ..
I randomly walk around my territory ...and sometimes mark it... just to check for them ..
Dang, I was cracking up before, now even Gramma is joining in?!! You'all are just too funny, Lol!
I don't know how it goes with predators, but I know there has been studies with deer, deer do not differentiate between human urine and anything else, doesn't scare them. Human odor, body odor, well that's another story. I've heard using the crap from your vacuum cleaner will keep most animals away, lots of human odor.
From Nutrena - About chicken Digestion
i've managed to keep kale, collards, favas, carrots and cabbage through freezing in zone 7. it was a snowy winter though.
as you know i've been doing some research, b/t books and blogs of folks in zones down to 4, the list i have compiled of what will survive freezing:
arugula (the sylvetta variety does best)
asian greens (tatsoi, senposai are some of the hardiest)
beets (there are some cold hardy types)
cabbage (savoy types are the hardiest)
kale (curly types are the hardiest)
leeks (the darker blue varieties are hardier)
lettuce (look for cold hardy types - red oak leaf is particularly hardy)
spinach (winter bloomsdale, savoy leaf types are hardiest)
turnips (look for varieties that grow mostly underground)
brassicas and roots are the best at surviving with just straw mulching, but the most efficient/economical option is low tunnels. cold frames offer a lot more heat retention, especially if lined with black plastic or partially finished compost. unheated greenhouses with large barrels of water will also retain heat and the water will release the heat overnight. and plenty of small greens (spinach, kale, amaranths, mustard greens, etc) will grow well on a sunny indoor windowsill.
edit: one of my books has a listing hardy varieties divided up by temperature, down to 0 degrees F. lmk if folks want something for a specific range!
Edited by wallaroo - 1/21/16 at 1:29am
@wallaroo hmm, never thought of lettuce capable of being cold hardy or tolerant, I'll have to check out oak leaf. We usually grow loose leaf black seeded simpson or simpson elite, sometimes buttercrunch, kinda forms small heads.
NY is pretty much a zone 5, with some zone 4, felt like zone 3 here last winter, Lol!