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A Man's Garden

A place to talk about the manly art of gardening

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Calling All Horticulturists!

Started by Pale Horse. Last reply by Pale Horse Dec 3, 2014. 5 Replies

Deer Fencing

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Comment by Jovica Dimitrijevic on Wednesday

Hi, all. A couple of weeks ago I started planting vegetable seeds in small pots. I joined this group to share my experiences with you guys as I progress and read your experiences and ask question if I need some advice. Stay well and healthy.

Comment by terry sperling on November 23, 2014 at 5:28pm

Bought 4 red maple seedlings in 96 planted them a year later at our new home. Now they are 40+? feet tall and several feet thick. Good in our wet clay soil.

Camellia is blooming now. Gardenia blooms in May. Pics later. Glad to find this group!

Comment by Michael J. K. on September 11, 2014 at 6:48am

have to transform a 3/4 acre yard

Comment by David E. E., Ed.D. on April 28, 2014 at 5:06pm

Finally a weekend that I could get out and do some work in the yard.  It is slow work -- too many years of neglect while I was finishing my doc.  I must keep looking at the things I am getting done.

Comment by David E. E., Ed.D. on January 27, 2014 at 8:33pm

It's too shady to grow veggies here.  I am impressed that you grow veggies in the desert -- they require much nutrients and water!! 

Comment by J. D. on January 27, 2014 at 1:25pm

After several seasons of very disappointing results with our garden, we finally had some success with the one we put in last Fall.  We invested in a small planter box, good quality soil from a local nurcery, and a lot of hard work.  I live in the desert where growing much of anything is very difficult, but the good soil and an automatic watering system went a long way.  We primarily grow a garden for food and herbs since I do so much cooking.  When I get into my own house, I plan to have much of the yards dedicated to lawn space like my Dad did when I was growing up. 

Comment by David E. E., Ed.D. on January 26, 2014 at 7:59am

Hello.  I'm new to AoM.  I have a shady, sandy (mixed with clay) 1/2 acre lot in the coastal plain of Maryland.  Due to doctoral work for the last several years, things are in bad shape around here.  I plan to have a "woodland" garden in the back portion of the lot then a grassy area for outdoor activities.  I want to use native plants as much as possible in the back yard.  The front will most likely be standard suburban yard.  We're not really flower people, but like birds so berry-yielding is more important.

looking forward to hearing your gardening ideas.

David

Comment by Uncle Sam on May 14, 2013 at 4:31pm

Hm, I saw methods with two plastic water bottles, it looked really simple

Comment by Paul_of_TX on May 14, 2013 at 10:31am

It sounds like the only reason for having the solar panel is to pump water into a reservoir. I have heard of this being done with captured rain water connected to a low pressure drip system. In this country with running water available in most places that just sounds unnecessary. If I had some land somewhere and a access to a well I would certainly look into it.

Comment by Uncle Sam on May 14, 2013 at 10:16am

Anybody have any experience with solar drip irrigation? Does it work? I don't live in a dry area but the efficiency is appealing. 

 

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