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Message 1383384 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 15:06:30 UTC

Speaking of odd weeds, I've got to find some better spray, what I have will kill grass, but not any broadleaf stuff, but then their the ugliest weeds too.
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Message 1383782 - Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 0:08:03 UTC - in response to Message 1383383.

and get rid of the few that I have.


Weeds Are Beautiful. All Life Struggles To Live.

Give Weeds A Chance.

Bound For IT IT.

Tell that to the city inspectors that keep leaving violation notices on my door.

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Message 1383790 - Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 0:38:27 UTC - in response to Message 1383782.

We only plant the organic way. Better
to have weeds than to have Agent Orange
on the lawn and in the vegetable patch.

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Message 1383793 - Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 0:42:01 UTC

I sprayed some of the weeds yesterday, turns out the broadleaf plants need to be soaked with weed killer, one I think I killed, the other that is an identical type of plant is in under the cooler where the overflow pipe is at, killed that one partly where I sprayed, I say partly cause part of it is taller than I am and alongside the pads for the swamp cooler, that part of the weed is still kicking, I may have to get some scrap cardboard out to spray the rest of it soon(if I have any spray left that is), then I can do the weeding to get rid of the remains, then I do need something heavy & not worth taking that can keep the water out of the shade so that I can let the water drain off into the sunny area of the gravel, instead of the shady area under the cooler. The 24" resin tray ought to do, I'd attach a hose to the drain pipe instead, but I'm not quite sure how to do that or even if that is possible.


The threaded part attaches to the bottom of the cooler and the smooth part sticks up inside the cooler, since this part is an overflow drain.
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Message 1383810 - Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 2:39:02 UTC

I sprayed some of the weeds yesterday, turns out the broadleaf plants need to be soaked with weed killer, one I think I killed, the other that is an identical type of plant is in under the cooler where the overflow pipe is at, killed that one partly where I sprayed, I say partly cause part of it is taller than I am and alongside the pads for the swamp cooler, that part of the weed is still kicking, I may have to get some scrap cardboard out to spray the rest of it soon(if I have any spray left that is), then I can do the weeding to get rid of the remains,...


Spraying Chemicals on an Already Fragile Ecosystem and Biosphere. Nice.

When a pair of scissors and a sharp object could of Disposed of The Victims.

With an Imagination, one could Grow a Beautiful Little Garden with The Water from The Drain. Instead of a Way To "Kill" the water by Evaporation.

Water in a Desert. A Resource Worth Conserving. Life in A Desert-so called "Weeds", just as precious.

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Message 1385992 - Posted: 30 Jun 2013, 3:38:01 UTC

I am with you Celt. I like my stuff organic, truly organic. The only time I have to use spray is, when the Bermuda get's into the concrete. Still very far from any edible and very little needed.


My mini Garden: Tomato, Bell Pepper (2), Cucumber, Bush Beans, Cantelope, Honey Dew Melon, Strawberries (5) and some Basil. The pots are filled with Flower seeds from a Friend.
Soon I will be filling in the empty spots with my second batch of Beans.
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Message 1385993 - Posted: 30 Jun 2013, 3:40:26 UTC

OH ignore the timestamp, one of these days, I will get rid of it, since I don't update it.
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Message 1386586 - Posted: 1 Jul 2013, 20:18:50 UTC - in response to Message 1383782.

and get rid of the few that I have.


Weeds Are Beautiful. All Life Struggles To Live.

Give Weeds A Chance.

Bound For IT IT.

Tell that to the city inspectors that keep leaving violation notices on my door.

LOL....
I just got done mowing down my back yard about an hour ago. First time this year. You cannot see the back yard from the street, so I let it get pretty rustic before I limber up the ol' Lawn Boy and do battle with it.

One year I let it go a little TOO long and got a notice in the mail from the town weed commissioner because one of the neighbors got their dander up about it.

Yup, we have an official weed commissioner.
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Message 1386601 - Posted: 1 Jul 2013, 21:17:53 UTC

The little garden is doing very well Uli, well done :-)

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Message 1386684 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 2:19:14 UTC

I don't garden. I reluctantly have a yard. I spray the weeds in my yard. I don't apologize for it. And I don't want to be judged for it.

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Message 1386686 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 2:27:41 UTC - in response to Message 1386684.

I don't garden. I reluctantly have a yard. I spray the weeds in my yard. I don't apologize for it. And I don't want to be judged for it.

Ditto here.
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Message 1386693 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 3:36:48 UTC



I've been Judged by My "Plants/Weeds" and They Love Me and Think I'm Nice and Rewarded Me with Their Greatest Honor-Weed Hickies.

I Love You Weed/Plant

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Message 1386735 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 5:51:04 UTC

If I may be so bold...

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Message 1386738 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 5:57:52 UTC - in response to Message 1386735.

Thanks, I have a 30 year old pair, part cloth and part rough leather, keeps the hands from being damaged when using a hula hoe.
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Message 1388443 - Posted: 7 Jul 2013, 4:07:20 UTC - in response to Message 1386738.

1 more day and I should have all the pruning/shredding done for another year here though I don't think that I'll have enough mulch from the prunings to cover my smallest garden bed in my front garden (I might duck next door with my pruners to finish that), but it has saved me taking a trailer load (8'x4' box with 3' high cage) to the tip.

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Message 1389102 - Posted: 9 Jul 2013, 5:50:12 UTC - in response to Message 1388443.

I just got 5-6t of freshly shredded peppermint gum dropped in front of my woodshed, free of charge, courtesy of the power company (and so they should seeing as the power hasn't been that good around here lately).

So I've now got a lot more to do around the backyard now, though I'll definitely see an end to certain weedy areas around here, but I hope that I don't get overwhelmed by the aroma 1st.

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Message 1389378 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 6:08:59 UTC - in response to Message 1389102.

I got a third of the mulch spread out now (about 4 cubic metres) and I'd like to see a weed grow through 5" (about 125mm) of that stuff.

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Message 1389416 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 8:22:30 UTC - in response to Message 1389378.

I just found out that the load of mulch was 15-16 cubic metres worth so I move at least 5 cubic metres in the old wheelbarrow.

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Message 1389468 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 13:51:55 UTC - in response to Message 1389378.

I got a third of the mulch spread out now (about 4 cubic metres) and I'd like to see a weed grow through 5" (about 125mm) of that stuff.

Cheers.

I take it you've never heard of devils grass? It's tough as nails and will grow even in the desert, it's the ultimate weed... It's also known as Bermuda Grass...
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Message 1389513 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 16:24:57 UTC

How does it compare to Japanese Knotweed?
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