Post by SpringRain on Dec 16, 2019 18:54:53 GMT -5
pondgardener , you beat me to it! I just read that article and thought it would be an interesting topic for gardeners.
I'm interested also in the results of "peony, sugar beet, dandelion leaves, apples and grapes" applied to the road. If the dandelion leaves work, it would be quite interesting if people could be convinced they're not weeds and need to be blasted with checmicals. Wouldn't it be ironic if dandelions became a cultivated crop?
I have dozens of quarts of frozen berries. Perhaps I'll try mashing them and putting them on the sidewalk after the next snow storm. However, I don't have the magic chemical recipe so the only result I might get are frozen blueberries and a lovely blue sidewalk.
It's really encouraging though when natural foods are the subject of problem solving for a decades old issue. It's an example of how creative science can be when applied by people who are focusing on natural solutions.
Post by gardendmpls on Dec 17, 2019 0:12:11 GMT -5
I don't think you could just throw "peony, sugar beet, dandelion leaves, apples and grapes" on the road. Expensive or not available in winter. Also, the plant wastes are fermented and processed before they are used. If I had fresh strawberry mash on my sidewalk, I would be slipping and sliding as much as if there was ice, or bananas.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 24 little gardeners.