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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

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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.

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 10:55pm

Robin if it's not there yard and garden not there business period.  tell them to close there eyes when they go by and try not to run into the neighbors house doing it.

Comment by Vicky Myers on February 25, 2012 at 8:02pm

Gotta be careful with some wild flowers or they will take over he world and be considered weeds.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 25, 2012 at 2:14pm

I've thought about it, but they are lawmower happy around here. and most have manicured gardens.

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on February 25, 2012 at 2:08pm

You should go around and "sprinkle" wild flower seeds everywhere, tell no one though..LOL!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 25, 2012 at 1:56pm

Catherine, they only enforce the rule if someone complains about it and the local complainer has native plants growing in her front yard. Though I don't think she knows it...lol

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on February 25, 2012 at 1:40pm

Wild flowers bring bees and butterflies who are essential for pollinating. If they are not allowed in areas there will be no pollination for flowers and veggies. There is a program on English channel with a woman going around counties to promote wild flowers growing in parks and public places now. If they don't pollinate we will lose Apples,Pears, Tomatoes and many berries that need pollinating. Start a petition to grow more wild flowers,Robin!!!!

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
 

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"Thanks Clare , Just seen the comment. The plant is called wandering Jew or Tradescantia Zebrina . I take clippings & the plant takes quick ! Love it1 Happy Thanksgiving my friend!"
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