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Kathleen Sedehi

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  • in reply to: Orchard grass #7866
    Kathleen Sedehi
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    I planted just straight grass seed, creeping red fescue, and sprinkled a flower mix in as a little sugar.  Not much.  https://silverfallsseed.com/product/short-creek-mix/  is the flower seed mix I added.  Nice local provider here in Williamette Valley.  I was able to drive to the producer to pick it up.

    I’m considering getting a crimper/roller to roll down the orchard after it has gone to seed.  Have you don’t anything like that?

    in reply to: Growing truffles in Milwaukee, WI? #7683
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    I met two brothers at the OTF in 2020 who had planted 100 trees, also as a hobby, in Fort Atkinson, WI.  They might be fun for you to connect with.  I’m sure they won’t mind receiving an email from you.  Philip Jones [email address removed by admin – not meeting forum policy] (I am checking with them to see if I can share their contact information).  Very nice brothers.  It might have been OTF 2019….

    in reply to: Orchard grass #7680
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    BTW, I contacted my local NRCS office to get help choosing the grass for the cover crop.  The conservation officer came out for a field trip.  After researching, she recommended I use creeping red fescue because it gets sparse in winter which therefore might make it easier to dig for truffle.  All a guess but an educated one.  I planted this seed last fall.  It is starting to come in.  I also mixed in a small amount of flower seed – YES, flowers are expensive.  Many times more expensive than the grass seed.  Will let you know what happens this growing season.

    in reply to: Orchard grass #5687
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    Have you decided what you are doing with flowers in your cover crop?

    I’m going to plant a cover crop this fall and am interested in adding flowers to the mix.   I want to understand if I should or SHOULD NOT include nitrogen fixing plants in the orchard.

    I’d love to learn from what you have learned.  I had the conservationist from NRCS out and she concluded that a cover of creeping red fescue would be an advantage as when it goes dormant in the winter it gets quite sparse which makes for lots of room for digging truffle.  I just want to mix in some flowers for the beneficial insects and diversification of species in the field.

    Any input is appreciated.

     

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by Fabrice Caporal. Reason: Was duplicated, replaced with email question
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