General Gardening Tips

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Re: General Gardening Tips

Postby panamint_patty » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:41 am

tronagirl: The upside of lots of weeds is lots of wildflowers out in the desert. Maybe you can borrow someone's goat to take care of the weeds. Goats will eat anything, right? LOL
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Re: Goats Will Eat Anything

Postby tronagirl » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:23 am

panamint_patty: Now there's a business idea to consider: renting goats to clear out weeds! I wonder how good of a job a goat would do clearing an area of weeds... I suppose it depends on how hungry it is! LOL
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Re: General Gardening Tips

Postby surfsteve » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:12 am

The only goat I would trust in my yard is a Billy Goat.
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Re: Mexican Evening Primrose

Postby panamint_patty » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:32 am

Although spring technically begins around March 21st or so, here in the Trona area I'd put the date in early to mid February. Although it's still chilly at night, once we get past the last frost, it's growing season! However, after the end of May it gets pretty hard to grow most plants and so my philosophy is to get started early and make the most of the good growing months!
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Re: General Gardening Tips

Postby tronagirl » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:29 am

panamint_patty: Looks like the official first day of spring is just a few days away. As far as the flowers are concerned it's been spring for about a month! It's nice to see so many flowers blooming. It almost seems like the drought is over, but the reality is that we haven't really gotten enough rain to be able to consider the drought over.
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Re: General Gardening Tips

Postby wildrose » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:53 am

How to pick the perfect watermelon :sun:
Some great tips for picking the perfect watermelon and some things to avoid if you're growing them.
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Re: General Gardening Tips

Postby CoolChick » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:34 am

The end of summer is approaching and so it's time to start thinking about garden projects for the fall. I'm going to clear out old growth and plant a few shrubs this year. I'm looking for some shrubs that can get by with very little water, but which still produce nice flowers and which are generally attractive. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Re: General Gardening Tips

Postby twister » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:39 am

Both Walmart and Home Depot have lots of bulbs for sale. Plant them now and they'll come up in the spring. I especially enjoy the daffodils, but everyone has a favorite.
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Re: General Gardening Tips

Postby recluse » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:47 pm

Wildlife Federation Says Don't Rake Your Leaves
Do you like butterflies and other wildlife? Then don't rake your leaves! This tip brought to you by the Wildlife Federation.
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Re: General Gardening Tips

Postby panamint_patty » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:06 pm

Tips for getting your garden ready for spring :thumb:
This lady provides a whole list of quick ideas for getting a spring garden growing!
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