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
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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.



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 Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 20, 2012 at 6:24pm

Susan, some people don't like them in the yard. But I love seeing them, I was so excited when i finally saw one running around the front yard. For me I figure I'm doing something right out there that the wildlife is visiting. Just wiki them and see what their benefits are.

Comment by Susan Tilghman Hawthorne on March 20, 2012 at 6:14pm

This is what I see in my new backyard.... please tell me it's not a bad thing... so cute!!! (There's two of 'em - Alvin and Simone)!!

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 17, 2012 at 11:29pm

I saw stock seeds at Fred Meyer from Burpee and Ed Hume. I'm off to Walmart now at 9:30 at night to look for red kale and what ever else I can find that I can't live without.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 17, 2012 at 11:22pm
8 inch Stock potted flowers 4 for $10 ohhh yeah too hard to resist. now we have a nice stock and lavender bedding pot.  Soon I will definitely have Stock seed to share for those interested because of this.
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 16, 2012 at 8:00pm

love the pics Jon, My Amaryllis are just putting out leaves no stalks of flowers. We will see what happens.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 6:35pm

Fuschia another of my favorites my dad had these all over his deck when I was a kid and still dose today so far as I know they are very sensitive like an and in the impatient family.  these are in the wall planters I made yesterday.  way to cool and irresistible to not try.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 6:20pm

so nice of my wife to get me what she said is a mini me statue for the garden.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 6:18pm

The paper towel or toilet paper roll seed starting pots.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 6:16pm

the amerillis flower stalks today

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 16, 2012 at 4:20pm

wuuu huuuuuuu wuuuuuu huuuuuuu  I have 4 nice ameriliss flower stalks coming up  will post pics and updates  one od the coolest flowers to see send up flowers they almost shoot up as you watch.  last ones got 3 ft tall and had 6 huge flowers.  Robin and any others I shared these with that means the should be doing it for you to soon wuuu huuuu I am a country boy flower geek  but it sure is fun.


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