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Hand-y Watering in the Garden - Hoses and Et-cetera!
But if someone wants to sell you a hose that is guaranteed not to kink, and they will replace it free if it does, by all means consider buying it!One other item is that you will see hoses rated as for hot water, for drinking water, and for landscape or...
California
El Segundo
When a Tree Falls
<< More Shop Talk >> Tags chainsaw , Jim Ruen , tree I killed the chainsaw , knowing there was nothing more I could do but get well out of the way. It must be spring! Over the weekend, I donned protective gear—my heavy-duty boots, chainsaw chaps and...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Black Plastic and Hose Bibs
I know they do sell Gardena hose couplers in the states, but I was always somehow not motivated to use them. When I lived in the states I did a whole lot of garden-water pipe installations, and I always used the straight, white plastic PVC pipes and the...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Soaker Hose Irrigation: How To Use Soaker Hoses In The Lawn And Garden
If you're curious about soaker hoses stocked alongside regular hoses in the garden store, take a few minutes to investigate their many benefits. Alternatively, apply approximately an inch of water every week in spring, increasing to 2 inches when the...
Ohio
Willoughby
4 Cover Crops That Do Double-Duty
Once the radish is grown, it can be harvested and eaten. Cover cropping is a strategy used by many growers, both large- and small-scale, to improve the soil without the use of chemicals.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Hydraulic Hoses: What You Need to Know
Do not, under any circumstance, run your hand across a suspect hose under pressure! Consider covering potential wear spots (not leaks) with an abrasion resistant wrap like Tite Seal Hydraulic Hose Protector.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How I Use (A Lot Of) Hoses To Deliver Water To Pastures
Being fortunate enough to have more than a half-dozen horse pastures, I've experimented with a few different techniques for delivering water there. Eventually, I settled on a completely different approach that doesn't involve jugs and wagons of any sort.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
6 Garden Hacks That Reuse Nylon Stockings
The softness of the fabric doesn't cut into plant stems, and their stretchy nature means they expand as the plant's stem grows. Fruit Protector Jessica Walliser I have a lot of trouble with coddling moths and apple maggots attacking the apples on my trees.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Nature\'s Workbench
For the log, a nice section of oak is tempting, but would add unnecessary weight. That's the great thing about getting an idea. The anticipation and planning are almost as much fun as the doing.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Easy Way to Grow in Heavy Clay Soils
In any case, other than my lower layer that's several inches thick, the remaining layers I put down are not over 1”-2” each.http://www.kidsgardening.com/growingideas/projects/sept04/pg1.html
California
El Segundo
Fun New Tools for the Gardener on Your Holiday Gift List
Made with heavy duty 6/6 nylon, it features four separate pockets that you can easily slide on or off the belt depending on what you need for your task. Trouble is, our tools are just too big and unwieldy for small hands.
California
El Segundo
Female Veteran-to-Farmer Programs Rising
For veterans, the transition from military service back to civilian life is never simple. In the summer of 2012, through a partnership with Annie's Project and the USDA Risk Management Agency, the Farmer Veteran Coalition hosted the Empowering Women Veterans:...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Simple Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner
« More of The Craft Hub » Tags all-purpose cleaner , essential oils This cleaner only takes minutes to mix together, and it has a great citrus scent that will help lift your mood.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Is a Breeding Bull Right for Your Farm?
High-quality green forages contain carotene, but forages high in nitrates, such as those stressed by drought or grown in high-nitrogen soil, can be deficient, so you might need to supplement vitamin A in a mineral mix.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Hyacinth Plant Flopping: Tips For Supporting Your Top Heavy Hyacinth Flowers
While there's nothing you can do about top-heaviness, as this is simply a natural growing characteristic with these plants, you can still alleviate the issue of hyacinths falling over through plant staking or closer planting (which help the blooms to...
Ohio
Willoughby
Pioneer 500: Fun, Compact and Ready for Your Farm\'s Heavy Lifting
Let me assure you it is. This price is highly reasonable if you're not quite ready to take on a compact tractor, which can easily start in the $10,000 range. Perhaps your barn is cleared and ready for your new arrival, but maybe you've put off your purchase...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Help, My Sedums Are Too Heavy: Tips For Supporting And Pruning Sedum
By the end of the season you may find sedums falling over from the weight. Soon stems form and then starry clusters of flowers. You will delay any blooms, but the stalk will grow thicker and help support the flowers when they come.In the end, if your...
Ohio
Willoughby
Don\'t Say Nyet to Russian Sage
Some people report using the flowers in salads and the leaves in teas, but the flavor isn't really something that will make anyone ask for seconds, just be rest assured that it isn't toxic unless consumed in great amounts.
California
El Segundo
Put Those Tools To Bed for Winter
If the water left in the line or heads freezes it can damage the system and cause costly repairs.If you have ponds, fountains etc. Any kink becomes a weak point in the hose and kinks restrict water flow.
California
El Segundo
Beginner Beekeeper Q-and-A: What Goes on Inside the Hive?
Honeybees are master communicators and community builders. That's it, and it's also a big job. But the worker bees—all the female bees of the hive, and the ones that make up the majority—have about half a dozen roles (that we know of), and they carry...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Supreme Winter Salads
I think grapefruit teams up especially well with a splash of sesame oil or a few black sesame seeds. Somehow, it's easier to eat the recommended daily five fruits and veggies in the summer, when there's an abundance of goodness in your garden and at the...
California
El Segundo
A July Almanac
General George Washington issued his troops double rations of rum on July 4, 1778. The month retained its name even after the addition of January and February meant that it became the seventh month.
California
El Segundo
Cracked Wheat Salad
Eating close to home takes this seasonal eater through a journey of delights and dilemmas, one tiny deck garden, farmers' market discovery and easy-as-pie recipe at a time. Add some watercress or micro-greens if you have those, too.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Topiary: Art with Nature, Part 2~How To Do It Yourself
Check frequently to be sure you're not taking smaller branches that make up the "spiral" you've created.When your spiral is clearly defined, return to the tree top and blend the upper spiral into the tip.DIY topiary! To learn about sculpting other simple...
California
El Segundo
Safety Check: 4 Water Sources for Your Chickens
If you can't replace your hose, let the water run for several minutes before giving any hose water to the chickens. Today, my chickens and I drink from the Ohio River. Wells can be polluted by natural and man-made contaminants, including microorganisms,...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Common Outdoor Spiders: Know Them, Love Them
Eventually I knocked the tarantula gently into a shoebox, clapped the lid on, took him outside and released him into the woods behind our apartment complex.Why do spiders inspire such fear and loathing?
California
El Segundo
Toulouse Geese
Known for large square, broad bodies, they have a deep keel which nearly touches the ground. They should carry themselves nearly horizontal. They are good layers and actively forage.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Suffolk Horses
These horses can also be ridden. In the 1960s, the few breeders of Suffolk Horses who still existed reformed the American Suffolk Horse Association, an organization that ceased to function in the 1940s during World War II.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Different Types of Azaleas
A single flower features five to six petals around five stamens and one pistil, such as in the Kobai azalea. The different types of azaleas vary widely in cold hardiness, sun tolerance, color, size, shape and bloom dates.
California
Santa Monica