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  1. drtreelove

    Flowering Yukka Plant.

    Home work for you. Let us know if you determine the species ID. https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2383 https://www.succulentguide.com/cactus/?genus=Yucca
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    I'm newbie. I'm interested in Thai amulet.

    Contact Orang37 on ChiangMai forum. He's an expert and a collector.
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    What is enlightenment?

    I like your 'point of view'! The five precepts issue and the following reaction to the term morality is classic. Morality is just a word, but is often taken to mean a limitation on personal freedoms. But if we accept to follow "Seen ha" the five precepts for laymen, then we already know that these are not a limitation on freeedom, but in fact it's like you say "conducive to letting go" , or an ehancement of Freedom. In that sense, yes Buddhist teaching has an element of "morality". If we lie, steal, kill, fk around and get wasted, then we are not recognizing and accepting who we really are and the these distractions are just that, limiting to our awareness. If one doesn't like the word 'morality', then we can say that 'seen ha' is just a practical aid to awakening.
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    CONTAINER SOIL - GROWING MEDIUM

    Where do you get fish bone meal and kelp meal? what slow release fertilizers? chemi or organic?
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    Lawn care

    Posts #7 and 8 have photos of c ontainers. Ask for Ya-ka-ya (chemi kills grass) or more specific Gly-po-set. Buy a small hand held pump up sprayer and
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    Lawn care

    I don't know the name of the invasive grass, but to control an undesirable grass growing in a desirable grass lawn, you will not find a selective herbicide. What kills one grass will kill another. (With the exception of crab grass, which this is not). So you will have to pull it, or spot spray it if you can find the points of rooting. . The other option is to start over, use a systemic herbicide to kill the entire turf and roots, wait for re-sprouts and kill those, then remove the dead grass layer, roto-til in copious compost and replant with the type of grass or other ground-cover you want. Or if you don't want to use herbicide, a less efficient kill with more chance of resurgence, is to dig it all out, wait for re-sprouted root and stem fragments and dig those before replanting.
  7. Please elaborate on what the reason was or blocking, so that I might avoid that. I had flawless experience with PayPal for years in the US. I once called customer service at 9pm and got connected right away to a rep who immediately had my back with a vendor dispute, totally handled it and called me back with a resolution. Now with a Thai account I've found it's impossible to talk with CS, they only respond with generic Q&A and leave me in the dark. And then send a survey. But there's no box to check Service Sucks.
  8. Repeat of request on Farming in Thailand Forum: I'm working on development of a formula for a state-of-the-art COF (mineralized complete organic fertilizer) to incorporate with new container and raised bed soil, and to recharge the soil annually or for subsequent plantings. The blend would have all needed slow release nutrients, soil mineral and biological amendments for high nutrient density gardening, to add to your composted soil blend. Or to top-dress existing container plantings. What do you use for soil or artificial soil planting medium for your concrete rings, pots, raised beds, etc. for home and commercial growing of limes and other fruit trees, veggies, herbs, flowers, etc. (Field crops and orchards in native soil not included in this request at this time) I just need a poll, no judgement involved, I want to know what growers are using for container and raised bed soil, for what crops, and where do you buy it. I want to make the formula or various formulas, compatible and advantageous with common growing mediums in Thailand. Thanks, Don
  9. I'm working with an agronomist/soil scientist on development of a formula for a state-of-the-art COF (mineralized complete organic fertilizer) to incorporate with new container and raised bed soil, and to recharge the soil annually or for subsequent plantings. The blend would have all needed slow release nutrients, soil mineral and biological amendments for high nutrient density gardening, to add to your composted soil blend. Or to top-dress existing container plantings. What do you use for soil or artificial soil planting medium for your concrete rings, pots, raised beds, etc. for home and commercial growing of limes and other fruit trees, veggies, herbs, flowers, etc. (Field crops and orchards in native soil not included in this request at this time) I just need a poll, no judgement involved, I want to know what growers are using for container and raised bed soil, for what crops, and where do you buy it. I want to make the formula or various formulas, compatible and advantageous with common growing mediums in Thailand. Thanks, Don
  10. No, not at all, the Chinese can keep their jobs. Retired and purely tourism. Taoist pilgrimage and on a mission to see a 1000 year old Ginkgo tree.
  11. Try China instead. As a US citizen I was recently issued a 10 year multiple entry tourist visa when I only applied for six days. When I stated that I really only wanted the six days and didn't have any further plans to travel in China, I was told that the shorter time frame would be a more complicated process and require a different application and that it may not be approved. What a difference. Go figure.
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    Security guard blows loud whistle non stop, what can I do?

    The man's got a job. He takes it seriously. The whistle represents his sense of identity, power and self esteem. And you want to take that away from him? It's not about public safety, it's about your inconvenience. Get some ear plugs.
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    Clay soil

    I didn't want to say it, because I respect your experience and I don't really have an opinion, I used to think it was a good idea too But in recent years there has been a lot of negative feedback about adding sand to clay soil, especially in small amounts. And it makes sense, how do you make concrete? With mixed size aggregates, right? https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/using-sand-on-lawns.htm https://www.southernliving.com/garden/grumpy-gardener/garden-myth-busted-dont-add-sand-to-clay https://www.sunset.com/garden/garden-basics/improving-soil-structure Sand is often recommended to lighten clay soil. This seems a practical suggestion: after all, clay is the finest-textured soil and sand the coarsest, so mixing the two should result in just the right blend. It’s not that simple, though. The problem is that you must add a great deal of sand to make a difference–at least 4 inches of coarse sand to the top 6 inches of clay soil. Improving even a moderate-size planting bed thus requires a great deal of heavy sand and heavy labor. Many gardeners compromise by simply sprinkling a little sand on top of their clay soil, but such small amounts do no good; in fact, they actually compact the soil further.
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    Grass removal w/o 'roundup'.

    Maybe works but these are not methods I would choose. Rolling causes soil compaction and that is not a friend of soil aeration, tree absorbing roots and beneficial soil biology. Plastic is proven effective and used widely for weed control. But it is just so damn ugly and unnatural looking. I'd rather look at weeds than plastic, or work my ass off to deal with it another way. Because I had to look at hundreds of acres of strawberry field plastic mulching where I used to live and I hated it.
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    Clay soil

    Evolare Posted January 7 Plants, Pets and Vets Forum I know this post is old but the wifes family owns the bonemeal factory in Nakhon Pathom that process most of the bone from the seven provinces west of bangkok. We deliver in 50 kilo bags. We can also provide fishmeal at the moment processed by one of our partners and not by us. Bloodmeal is something that is difficult to get in thailand for the reason that most of the blood from butchering is sold to restaurants that use it in cooking. I was asked by her family to help them widen their productionline 2 years ago and blood meal was one thing that we looked at. We normally have Mycorrhizae aswell as azomite in stock aswell. We can arrange delivery all over thailand with external shipping company but if can deliver with our own trucks if its within 300km from our factory. Delivery by pickuptruck is for 2 ton order. 7ton with 6 wheel truck or 13ton with 10wheel truck. contact information can be found on www.bonemeal.net (i just registered the domain for better exposure) or on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RongnganKradookponAMD/
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