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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
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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 March 15, 2012 at 3:32pm

Just  added some pics of some flip flop planters I made the boots were like $15 a pair so i used flip flops instead 

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 15, 2012 at 11:06am

I believe mine is one of the silver varieties I have heard it called angles prayers too the leaves open and close with temperatures and light   like a praying hand mine also has a pink bell shaped flower all over it about 3/8 to 1/2 inch size.  mine mounds as a ground cover.  many consider it a weed though and probably half or more of the leafs are 4 leafed. Texas is hard to find things that color most of the time even in winter here  and they are plant and leave alone care can't kill because it comes back from the bulb. 

Comment by Sharon W z 8 on March 15, 2012 at 12:08am
Jon, I have Oxalis growing in several places in my yard and I love them. Maybe be volunteers from the neighbor (my Mother) she has them growing in a flower bed with buttercups and roses. I thought they were called shamrocks. Learning a lot here.
Comment by Vicky Myers on March 14, 2012 at 11:56pm

My lemon cukes grow way bigger than that little thing. I've tried so many different trellis, lean to things to grow my lemon and Armenian cukes on.  The one I thought was really going to do it was 3 ladder things my neighbor helped me build one yr. for the Armenians but they took off and were too delecate to bend them where they needed to go and and and basically the best one so far was the old box spring frame thing w/no springs in it, chained to the garage eves.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 14, 2012 at 9:46pm

interesting smaller sun sensitive plants protected by it I like it 

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 14, 2012 at 9:43pm

OK now I gotta try this to amuse my wife

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 14, 2012 at 9:11pm

This is the magazine I copied and got the idea from really cool mag

I found it at home depot last year and this year. 

http://www.tauntonstore.com/starting-from-seed-044036.html

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 14, 2012 at 9:04pm

update on the egg shell seed starts and egg carton green house

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 14, 2012 at 9:03pm

another of my favorites My oxalis. hopefully those I have shared these with on here have some coming up soon. This is the ultimate st Patrick's day flower

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 14, 2012 at 8:57pm

OK you wanted to see or had questions on Stock I have come to thinking stock is the best cut flower ever. I found some at my HEB I could not resist  they are probably 12 to 15 inches tall awesomely full looking and best of all super strong Cinnamon and nutmeg smell.  check them out  too many cut flowers don't have a lot of smell they look good but no or little smell Stock dose both best trust me. before couldn't describe the smell these reminded me of it.  also splurged on the designer race track vase just to keep it poor country boy at heart.

 

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Mary Fleenor commented on Barb Z-7b Okla's group BackYard Retreats
"My back yard retreat is my Patio.   Living in an apartment along the rear of the property makes it to be that for me.  I find it to my liking in preference to a front apartment."
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