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Re: “Blight Bomb

Hmm.. I wish?

Posted by twilson38104 on 11/10/2010 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Blight Bomb

The balloons are biodegradable, made of 100% natural latex. I did test the clay and dirt bombs, they broke apart on launch.

Posted by twilson38104 on 11/09/2010 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Blight Bomb

The cannon is fixed.. thanks to the people at the event Saturday. The shells are in balloons, which are completely biodegradable. I am not using the peanut dust laden mixes. The seeds come from nurseries directly and are single breeds.

I am looking for sponsors beyond the five sites the grant money, just FYI.

Posted by twilson38104 on 11/08/2010 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Blight Bomb

Both of these points have been thrown around since the project started.

1) It was impossible to get the land tilled. However, with all the plant matter on the ground already it is likely that a small amount of fertile rot had developed on top of the soil, providing a place for the seeds to start. Remember, this plot has been laying fallow for about 5 yrs.

2) Most of the seeds I launched (Yes.. my project) were tiny wildflower seeds which would not be of interest to the birds. There were some larger seeds such as Sorghum and some black oil sunflower which were intended to distract the birds from the wildflower seeds.

Also, these are TN Native seeds, if someone does bushhog it, at least some of them will survive. We threw out about 100,000 seeds on Saturday. If 1% germinates and grows.. that is 1,000 flowering plants.

And, thanks for the cool hat comment. I have a ton of these, and just had to wait for the Memphis weather to get cold enough to wear them!

Posted by twilson38104 on 11/08/2010 at 10:43 AM


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