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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: Oct 3, 2013

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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.

PEONYS 3 Replies

was at meiers dept store today and found some peonys in the garbage they were a returnethey had bulb or tubers on them with new growth how deep should i plant them want to get them in tha ground a s…Continue

Started by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh. Last reply by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia Feb 9, 2013.

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Comment by Priscilla Bryant, zn5 IL on March 15, 2012 at 7:42pm

Can a 'Po' city girl join in ? I love shopping thrift stores and yard sales. Turning junky 'finds' into garden art.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 15, 2012 at 4:13pm

couldn't resist the fushia

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 15, 2012 at 4:07pm

Thought about that wal mart retail was $15 plus not happening

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 15, 2012 at 3:41pm

Get your boots at thrift stores.

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 Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on March 15, 2012 at 5:33am

Just found this pic, it looks more like our Irish shamrock. 

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on March 15, 2012 at 5:27am

A little bit of info on our Shamrock plant..:)

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/shamrock.htm

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.

 

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Vicky Myers commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"There are big holes in the pasture, hope they are just the gray squirrels and not something bigger, or snakes. Gonna have to get rid of the darn gray squirrels."
4 hours ago
Vicky Myers commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"It's either sand or hard pan from being walked on by cows for 50+ years. There is an old pile of cow poo to til in.  It was pasture for our milk cows & beef."
4 hours ago
Janie Reynolds...Z 6 commented on Janie Reynolds...Z 6's photo
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"Yes Keryn, Yesterday it was in the 80's and everything was gorgeous. This morning it was in the 30's with a light snow. We are supposed to have a hard freeze tonight. Today we have had snow, hail, rain, and sunshine. "
7 hours ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Janie Reynolds...Z 6's photo
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"Hope you didn,t get too excited, too early with planting, winter just wont let go will it."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Janie Reynolds...Z 6's photo
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"Is this a new fall of snow, hope it melts quickly so you can back to spring growing."
8 hours ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"Thanks Vicky, I didn,t think I had it right, so they might be Ok. I will still do a test. Just to see which do best. I have trouble with stumpy carotts even if the packet says long. it could be not enough ground moisture the to 2 inchs is damp but…"
9 hours ago
Vicky Myers commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"2 days before new moon plant above ground growers. From full to smaller plant root crops and transplant. They won't grow up they might rot before they germinate."
15 hours ago
Vicky Myers commented on Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9's group Houseplants
"Keryn I wish I made that much money then I could quit worrying about things that need to get paid. I have to have a huge sale with all the junk at the farm and more plants from here. Everything there is dead from no water for the past 2 years."
15 hours ago

 

 

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