OFFICIAL 2019 Nut/Seed exchange thread

Discussion in 'Native Habitat Management' started by j-bird, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. j-bird

    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    Do you HATE your neighbors? Do you want to see them spend countless hours and dollars fighting invasive weeds? Have I got a deal for you! I have created 3...yes 3...collections of some of the nastiest invasive plants in the midwest. These plants create dense monocultures, over-run productive native plants and are a pain in the behind to control. Many in these collections spread by seed or rhizome and have other interesting "nuances" to them to make them particularly difficult to contend with!

    Grasses your neighbors will hate you for:
    Johnson grass, jap stilt grass and yellow nut sedge (not really a grass but that is the sneaky part). This collection will give them more grass than they know what to do with. The stilt grass will form a blanket of grass that simply chokes out nearly everything. The nut-sedge is a sedge, but many think is a grass and will create and interesting puzzle for them to unravel in their efforts to get rid of it. The johnson grass seed loves to get caught in the deer's hide and as such gets carried for great distances at times and is VERY adaptable to many soil types and conditions. Once it's established it will grow in dense colonies and will spread via rhizomes...what more could a person ask for!

    Broadleaves your neighbors will hate you for:
    Pigweed*, Canada thistle & marestail* (* = glyphosate resistant strains just to sweeten the deal) This collection features 2 gly resistant plants that many landowners struggle with. Many landowners expect gly to kill everything....it won't kill this pigweed and marestail! The pigweed is a nice choice because of the shear amount of seed it produces and can lay dormant in the soil for decades! You have a few this year and them ...boom....it just takes over. This is a great one for that neighbor that loves to turn dirt....because it just keeps on giving! Canada thistle is a perennial and spreading dense rooted plant that can even survive and thrive in fescue,,,it's that aggressive! Wait until it produces those dried seed heads and let the fun begin!!!! Many think you can mow it and kill it....Ha! As long as the root system is alive it will bounce back. You gotta love a fighter!

    Trees and shrubs your neighbors will hate you for:
    Jap bush honey suckle, Autumn Olive & White mulberry. The mulberry produces berries in the summer that birds love and as such spread seed everywhere. They also make a wonderful multi-colored deposit on your freshly washed car! Mulberry if very hardy and loves early successional areas, so you can think you killed it by cutting it off....and it just comes back for more! If you love black birds and purple bird shit on your car ....this is a tree you need! The olive and honey suckle spread via small berries as well by birds and other critters and as a shrub they love to choke out everything else out around it. The honey-suckle can even produce a toxin from it's roots to kill off other competing plants. Of all of these 3 if they get sunlight....they will grow. Turn your back and they explode all over the place...it's amazing!
     
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  2. TreeDaddy

    TreeDaddy Well-Known Member

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    Through in a little wooly croton and giant ragweed and I'm there,dude.........

    bill
     
  3. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    I’d love to have some of those two.
     
  4. j-bird

    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    Not familiar with wooly croton....VERY familiar with ragweed. I have tons of it (giant and common)...I consider it a good thing...when not in my plots. I have a lot of it in my native grass areas.
     
  5. F12Mahon

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    Try giant foxtail. It grows, you mow it, it seeds out shorter. Mow it again, it seeds out even shorter. Ad infinitum.
     
  6. j-bird

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    I have lots of foxtail....big and small. As long as it's not in my plots....I don't worry about it. Just like my ragweed....
     
  7. KSQ2

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    I’m sure this question is never asked, lol; but does anybody have some ozark chinkapin chestnuts this year they would be willing to sell? I had some seedlings ordered, but they fell through.
     
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    J-bird and 144 I’d love some of your Allegheny chinkapin seeds!!! If you’ll have any left to spare, please let me know.
     
  9. j-bird

    j-bird Well-Known Member

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    I think you may have misread a post. The chinkapin I have are the normal ones...the BIG ones. I don't have any Allegheny.
     
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    Sorry j-bird, I did misread yours, so I’ll just ask 144.
     

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