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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 March 3, 2012 at 9:48pm

Toads are better and less sensitive than frogs frogs need water usually lots of it and are more temperature sensitive they also are more mobile and roam. Toads stay put don't need a water source much wider temperature range.

 

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 3, 2012 at 9:35pm

Love the toad lily.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 3, 2012 at 9:29pm

check this out I am trying one of these didn't know they are also called toad lilly cool mine is about 3 inches tall came from rootstock I got at home depot with there bulbs. can't wait now to see how it dose. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gourgeous-Unique-Perennials-Tricyrtis-Hirta...

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 3, 2012 at 9:21pm

about those tad poles and frogs

about $2 each  mite also check pet stores most have them

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WOW-6-LIVE-ASSORTED-TADPOLES-GROW-START-YOU...

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 3, 2012 at 9:13pm

Welcome Joey

Comment by Barbara Brown Z8 Al. on March 2, 2012 at 10:23pm

Thanks, Robin!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 2, 2012 at 10:11pm

I believe it's a height requirement more so than a destination. though if you can put it on a building that would be good, and make sure that you have screens on your chimney stacks.

Comment by Barbara Brown Z8 Al. on March 2, 2012 at 9:23pm

Thanks, Robin & Jon.  Do you put the boxes in or around trees, or on some type of building?  I knew they carried diseases & rabies, but I wouldn't touch one.  I rescued one from my pool once, with a net.  He wouldn't get off the net though, until he dried off.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 2, 2012 at 8:38pm

Barbara, there is a group for bats. But since you are here having a bat house won't create a colony to form. only 1 or 2 can fit into the bat boxes that are created. Nothing like having a vacant building, barn or cave in your backyard. and anyways more bats means more skeeters gone which reduces west nile virus. So go ahead and add a bat house or two :)

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 2, 2012 at 8:34pm

Sharon, earthworms or red worms?

 

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Clare Oliva commented on Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia's photo
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Ribes Sanguineum, Flowering Current

"80 degrees F in the first month of spring? We're lucky if it gets to be 65 degrees F in April, which is our first month of spring."
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Clare Oliva commented on Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia's photo
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Unknown bulbs

"That's interesting, Keryn. They do look a bit like gladioli, except the gladioli we have here don't make all of those leaves. (The leaves definitely remind me of irises)"
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Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Pinky Winkies Are Almost All Pink Now

"Will do, Keryn. I'm enjoying every minute until the winter traps us inside."
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Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Early Fall Color

"I hear you, Lorraine. Three or four years ago, we had a surprise snowstorm at the end of October. (That's VERY unusual for this area.) The leaves were still on the trees and the heavy snow made many branches break. We lost three 7-year-old…"
23 minutes ago
Juliet Wilson commented on Barb Z-7b Okla's group BackYard Retreats
"Really nice chill out spot. With the heat here this summer and a new granddaughter I haven't been able to do anything."
34 minutes ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9's group Houseplants
"I don,t fertilize very much, under trees mostly because the trees take from the plants under them. I use a week naturally manure liquid that I make in a 40 Lt container. Put a bit of manure in the bottom of container and fill with water and let…"
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia's photo
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Ribes Sanguineum, Flowering Current

"He had a couple of 80 f days last week and its the first month of spring. October will see most days over 80f."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia's photo
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"Ive done some looking on the net, I think they could be a form of Gladioli nanus, or baby Gladioli. Gladioli or sword lily are South African  to tropical Africa. They are really an Iris. A lot plants came in the early days on sailing ships and…"
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