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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 May 29, 2012 at 5:35pm

welcome John

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 29, 2012 at 5:34pm

welcome  Julie

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on May 29, 2012 at 6:21am

Thanks Randy, maybe I can start on my arbor

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 28, 2012 at 9:49pm

Yovonne I checked they are like 2ft by 6 ft and $7 each

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 24, 2012 at 10:16pm

that works Randy

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on May 24, 2012 at 5:58am

OK Randy I will be waiting for those arbor pics, sounds interesting

Comment by Randy thorne on May 23, 2012 at 8:04pm

I made an arbor by bending  two 1/2 inch pvc's  and attaching them to  parallel stakes with plumbers tape. I put horse wire between them.  The vines have covered them and you can't see the pvc or stakes any more.  I'll try to post pictures.

Comment by Vicky Myers on May 22, 2012 at 11:51am

Don't know about inexpensive since you would have to get at least 5 or 6 of the rectangles to make an arbor or buy a roll and they are really expensive.

Comment by Vicky Myers on May 22, 2012 at 11:47am

Jon and Yvonne also called concrete reinforcement wire. I use it to make tomato cages or string it up to grow peas up. It does rust you could probably spray paint it.

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on May 22, 2012 at 4:46am

My Experiment with the Self-Watering Plastic Containers.

Left one has 2 courgette seeds, middle 2 have Clemantine seedlings and right one has a Marigold.

Just trying to see if they grow better, and trying to stop myself automatically watering by hand!

 

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Vicky Myers commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"The boys that are coming to help me eat it right off the plant. They are whole/raw food eaters. I'm hoping to learn from them too. But I like warm cooked foods so it will be hard for me to go raw all the way for awhile."
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Vicky Myers commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"Keryn I grow sorrel but I don't eat it since I don't like things that make me pucker. It goes in salads and anything else you like that tastes like biting into a lemon. Treat it like any other green. Put sorrel recipes into your search…"
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"Vicky, what do you use sorrel for."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"I planted carrot seeds in late Autumn and nothing happened. I thought you silly thing that was a waste of time when winter is coming. I went out to put some more in and theres heaps of tiny carrots up. HAPPY  My days are growing longer again.…"
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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knows no bounds

"Yes you need a lot of room for things to grow freely."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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garage corner

"Your hanging baskets are just great, will you loose them in winter or will you be able to cut back and have them grow again in spring."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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orange

"Great display."
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Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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fuschia front

"Love fuchsias, I will pruning mine back hard soon, so they put on a good show for spring. I prune mine twice a year, at the end of winter and the end of summer and they keep flowering for most of the year. I,m not sure how cold you get, but they…"
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