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Poor Country Boy Gardening

Poor country boy gardening is when you want or need something for your garden and can't afford it. So you get creative on how to get it trading or bartering for it. digging it up out of an empty field or off the side of the road or a neighbors yard.

With permission of course

Location: Texas
Members: 135
Latest Activity: May 22, 2014

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grass clippings as mulch 6 Replies

I want to use my clippings as a mulch in some of my flower beds BUT there are weeds and some crab grass in my lawn. Will seeds from those undesirables (not to mention the grass seeds themselves) end…Continue

Tags: clippings, grass, mulch

Started by Karen. Last reply by Karen May 22, 2014.

going to make a compost tumbler any good design or ideas 8 Replies

 Been looking on line for compost tumblers i have the barrel but its a chemical barrel its been soaking all summer i think it should be ok just for compost if any7 one has any ideas it would be greatContinue

Started by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh. Last reply by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh Oct 3, 2013.

From Metal Scrap to Garden pot. 2 Replies

For 10 years past ( not anymore) my husband and myself ran a Mechanical business, every time a truck would come in to have new brake drums put on, I would rub my hands together much to the annoyance…Continue

Started by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia. Last reply by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia Feb 13, 2013.

FINDING PLANTS IN THE TRASH 11 Replies

I  WALK MY DOG MOST EVERY NIGHT TO GIVE HIM AND MYSELF SOME NEEDED EXERCISE BUT I LOVE GOING OUT ON GARBAGE NIGHT THE PEOPLE THAT DONT WANT  THE PLANTS THAT THEY HAVE  SHOULD JUST PUT THE IN A BOX…Continue

Started by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh. Last reply by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh Feb 9, 2013.

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Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on February 25, 2012 at 10:57am

it looked more like a falcon than a hawk was big probably 15 to 20 inches tall chocolate brown spotted with dark tan I got about 15 feet away taking pics.  cool either way  the bigger size and head and color made me think falcon 

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 25, 2012 at 10:25am

I would love to have some chickens here, but they are not allowed. Farm Animals are not allowed within the village. This village even has an ordinace against wild flowers, but I ignore that one because the county promotes native wild flowers in gardens.

Comment by cindy morgan Zone 6b, Alba, MO on February 25, 2012 at 10:23am

Nice Hawk pics. We have chicken Hawks on just about every telephone pole around here. Maybe thats why they call them chicken Hawks around here cause they nab chickens, possibly. I do have one that eats the mice out of the field out back. Wonder if that neighbor has missing chickens. lol

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on February 25, 2012 at 10:10am
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 25, 2012 at 10:09am

Jon, I get Mikes e-mails. I can't afford his book or program. My biggest hurdle with the backyard nursery is my village...lol They are so TIGHT on everything it's annoying. Though I am going to try a plant sale this year. I have Iris, Blackberry Lily, Rhubarb and orange ditch lilies to sell.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on February 25, 2012 at 10:06am

it makes sense all they do is eat bugs all day watch out for hawks and falcons we did some and a falcon started liking hanging out in our back yard got some cool pictures of it gave whole new meaning to attracting birds to your back yard picked off two of our almost full grown chickens. 

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on February 25, 2012 at 9:53am

I talked my mom into buying me Mikes How to propagate plants book for Christmas. It is the key to mass producing from seed and cuttings plants.  read half the book Christmas day.   Vicky 5 or 10 for me too please. stuck container gardening at this town house.

Comment by cindy morgan Zone 6b, Alba, MO on February 25, 2012 at 9:53am

Hey, the chicken idea sounds good. My neighbor across the street has chickens and lets them run loose. I bet he dont have them in his garden. I'll have to ask him if he had squash bugs last year. Might snag a couple of his chickens. I live out in the country so they wouldnt be a problem to have around at all.Thanks Jon and Robin

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on February 25, 2012 at 9:43am

interesting idea Robin should let enough light through and be able to breath still mite work.  This is what i saw as a kid a local berry farm strawberry blue berry's other stuff kind of like a you pick it community farm. some of everything any way they didn't use any pesticides to keep the bugs under control.  Rather at night when people weren't there they  released chickens and ducks into the fields the chickens and ducks would eat the bugs only and leave the berry's and veggies alone.  maybe one or two mite take care of them for you Cindy.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on February 25, 2012 at 9:30am

Welcome Linda

 

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