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Everything posted by bdmowers

  1. The bus from the old bus station near Parque Agua Azul to Chapala works well.
  2. Echo Casteneda. Fixed me up good. And such a beautiful human being. Prices are low because his intention is to work among the Mexican people in Chapala and allow them to afford treatments.
  3. I don`t know where this is. Would you be able to give a better description of the location? Name, street, landmark? Thank you.
  4. " Some fabrics by kilo, others by meter. " That`s always been true.
  5. Has anyone seen (actually) surgical tubing lakeside possibly for purchase?
  6. Sound like same old, same old. I`ll check in again in a few months. Do people remember when they had a LOT of thick cotton fabrics at the front end of the store, a lot of linen. Ah, those were the days.
  7. Yes, Tedima appears to be the only tropical hardwoods lumberyard in the area. Great place to go even if just to see the site.
  8. It`s called Real Ortega but there`s nothing there stated by OP. Besides pino, they have parota, some oak and cedar.
  9. Anyone been to the fabric warehouse recently and want to give a report on what is there currently? I`m sure there`s several hundred tons of acrylics, but other than that? Cotton fabric, linen? Blue jean fabric? Thanks.
  10. No, my gardener has always used one spray and I`ve had 75% worm-free mangos for 3 years. My problem this year is my gardener has disappeared so I`m trying to find the spray myself.
  11. That seems unlkely. Every flower that is sprayed prevents a wasp worm from entering a young mango fruit thus giving you a worm-free mango. I`ve experienced this with my mango for 3 years.
  12. Where can I find pesticide spray, preferably relatively bird non-toxic, for mango flower wasps? My mango has begun flowering early and I need to spray the flowers before the gusanos overtake the young mango fruits. Is there a place in Chapala that sells the spray? Or, failing that, Ajijic. Thanks.
  13. Bravo for your work, Tim. The (small) organics and permaculture community supports you. We`ll definitely be coming to you for your products. Brad Mowers, for: The Grower`s Group Poco A Poco
  14. No, they`ll coexist. So, don`t let the reds escape. Put them into a completely enclosed, except for the top of course, container, like a 20-liter water container. Give them soggy newspaper and cardboard and decomposing leaves and food scraps for food, and sand, for their gizzards. And make sure their environment has some moisture in it.
  15. Both types will make worm castings. Red wigglers eat faster than earthworms (and thus make more worm castings) but they must be contained or they will escape. I`ve never heard of red wigglers referred to as "pests" and don`t understand the reasoning. You want reds for making compost and earthworms for your gardens.
  16. Great reporting! Thanks. It would be great to have a working worm farm in the area. If he has some worms it would take finding a hundred kilos or so of cardboard, as many leaves as could be found and maybe a hundred kilos of newspapers. The worms would reproduce quickly with the food and the farm could be producing a small amount of castings in 6 months or so.
  17. I rent for a low price and do ALL the maintenance and repairs. This is a common arrangement in predominately Mexican areas where the rent is in pesos. If the rent is in USD then the arrangement is more like in the US where the owner pays for all repairs.
  18. There are no music stores here. You must go to Guad.
  19. Anyone heard of Medicare Part A being used in Mexico? Someone told me this was being done.
  20. Can you describe these, Harry? I`ve never heard of them in 8 years of living here. Gracias.
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