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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 Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 6, 2012 at 9:28pm

Great photos Jon, Glad you were able to get outside. It hit 60 here today and I spent it in the ER with them trying to figure out why I'm having these awful headaches. It either has to do with my epidural or it's a sinus infection.

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 6, 2012 at 5:37pm

I had to go out and buy a bigger extention cord to run my WORKX and it will run my chain saw. I paid more for the cord than my WORKS. Could have maybe gotten one a bit cheaper but figured I needed a good one and didn't want to fry my tools by going cheap. Now I'm really a poor country girl but I'm only as good as my tools. Got some other good deals the past 2 days and got lunch on my friend Deb today. Now I really need to stop spending and get back to work. Gonna go try my new toy and clean up the driveway of shame or go plant something. I've been getting seeds 1/2 off at Fred Meyer and trying to pick up as many organic ones that I can find so been spending a little bit more than .20.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 6, 2012 at 2:01pm

Brenda I have an Iris planted in a pot waiting for the ground to un freeze. Ijust put some soil in the pot and layed the iris tuber on top and water with my regular house plants.

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on March 6, 2012 at 9:18am

Dagnabbit....I live to far away to get there on time Jon :(

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 6, 2012 at 8:39am

bweeep bweeep bweep poor country boy and Girl alert bweeep bweeeep  getting to be that time here in Texas and really anywhere to find 10 and 20 cent seed packs get them fast before the best ones are gone. I just bought like 10 packs at 20 cents a pack at wal-mart look for them at dollar general big lots dollar stores you name it.    bweep bweep poor country boy and girl alert bweep bweep     This message will self plant should you choose to take the mission   or someone else dose so don't miss out Jim or ethan

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on March 6, 2012 at 3:44am

Love all your container ideas,Jon!

Comment by Catherine Cronin (Ireland) on March 6, 2012 at 3:40am

Jon, we have a pair of those doves feeding from our bird feeder, but they also love brassicas!!!

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 5, 2012 at 11:17pm

Brenda you can plant/transplant iris anytime.

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 5, 2012 at 11:16pm

It was ok temp wise today but dang high winds again. I had to clean my chiropractor's house today to pay on my treatments. But I shopped my way home. This poor country girl bought herself a WORKX trivac today at Lowes, got 7 Alaska hose end sprayers for .29 each normally $11.51, Neem, Jobe sticks for house plants, 2 pair gloves for $2, onion sets, drip hose and sprinklers. Then stopped at Harbor Freight and got some metal letter stamps so I can hammer out some plant tags got 20% off and a free set of screw drivers. All and all a good shopping day as I always wanted that vac/blower cause it switches by just flipping a switch.

Comment by Jon S. z7 tx God blessed the USA on March 5, 2012 at 11:01pm

Best of all I got pictures of the pair of morning doves I have been trying to attract to my feeders and beds to show off. I made a secluded open end box in the beds hoping they mite like it for a nest. They remind me of being out in the country waking up to the soft cooing in the morning.

 

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Clare Oliva commented on lynda crawford's photo
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"I hear you, Lynda, regarding getting out in the garden whenever you can. Sorry to hear you are dealing with some health issues but it looks like you don't let that get in the way of creating beauty in your garden."
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Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Parasol Lady in Mid-October

"Charlotte, I do feel blessed that my husband shares my passion for gardening. Your harsh climate in Oklahoma does make it especially challenging for you, but I'm guessing it also makes gardening even more rewarding when your efforts pay off."
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Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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"I think you'll really like it, Charlotte!"
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lynda crawford commented on lynda crawford's photo
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"It is a credit to you both...Have always been an avid gardener..Horticulturist also...health issues have put a damper on it though..but get out there whenever I can...  "
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"Yes Clare they are....The same has happened with the hydrangeas here as with the rhododendrons..I live in a temperate zone..close to the coast and the lake so do get some relief from the heat... "
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"Sun is their biggest requirement Clare.. "
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Charlotte Gregory commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Parasol Lady in Mid-October

"Well, you are lucky that your husband enjoys gardening with you.  My husband keeps telling me that I'm never finished and he's right; I will continue to add beds because I enjoy lush landscapes.  Living in Oklahoma is tough…"
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Charlotte Gregory commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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"I'm going to look for this rose next spring."
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