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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.

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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.

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 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 Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 22, 2012 at 12:15am

I posted that last time you asked mite not have seen the post I have no Idea what else could be called a masonry ladder and I have been in the home improvement selling business over 25 years. This fits the description and possible use let us know if it works it should.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on May 22, 2012 at 12:11am

Yvonne I think you may be calling it something different than what they have.  not sure what a masonry ladder is  I think it is a different name for the fence looking wire that gets suspended in a concrete slab I think this is what you are looking for http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202090219/h_d2/ProductDispl...  I did a arbor with lattice and re bar but this could have replaced the lattice cheaper. when i did mine I took like 20 ft sticks of re bar and put them in between a split tree trunk or branch and bent them around it to make the U shape of the arbor then attached the lattice by weaving re bar wire through it to the re bar pieces then mark and dig holes where the feet hit after standing it up bury the feet maybe add some concrete at the bottom of the hole first.  I didn't  just grabbed the re bar and pushed it in the ground he man style  raaar  turned out great lasted 12 years till I moved and a stupid real estate guy didn't like it and thought I needed to pull it out for selling the house.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on May 21, 2012 at 8:52pm

 

If you want to be creative just go to the plumbing section of home depot, lowes, menards...any improvement store. And you can either choose from plastic or metal They have all sorts of connectors to choose from to add to the straight poles. And you can pick up the proper spray paint to paint the arbor what ever color you want. Just follow the instructions.

The employee in the plumbing dept will be able to help you out with any questions, like what glue to use for outside if you choose PVC but if you plan on growing plants on them you would need to get a bigger pole not a 1".

 

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