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Old 03-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #31
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Frank Z, if you think gardening is about saving money, you are doing it WRONG!!!

Gardening is about new tools, and new varieties of plants, and fruit trees, and berry bushes, and copper trellises, and hoses, and fencing, and, and, and!!!!

It is also about big bottles of naprosyn, knee braces and cold packs, come to think of it!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:41 AM   #32
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Frank Z, if you think gardening is about saving money, you are doing it WRONG!!!

Gardening is about new tools, and new varieties of plants, and fruit trees, and berry bushes, and copper trellises, and hoses, and fencing, and, and, and!!!!

It is also about big bottles of naprosyn, knee braces and cold packs, come to think of it!!

Oh yeah.. what was I thinking? $40 tomatoes are the best...
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #33
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Oh yeah.. what was I thinking? $40 tomatoes are the best...
Add the chicken fertilizer and the new rototiller and .... and I think the tomatoes are up to about $50.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #34
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Frank Z, if you think gardening is about saving money, you are doing it WRONG!!!

Gardening is about new tools, and new varieties of plants, and fruit trees, and berry bushes, and copper trellises, and hoses, and fencing, and, and, and!!!!

It is also about big bottles of naprosyn, knee braces and cold packs, come to think of it!!
This one reminds me of an acquaintance who told me I should do all-natural gardening, and then just plant enough for the bugs, fungus, gopher turtles, birds, etc, to have some, too. Huh? Land aside for that kind of gardening, there is nothing like awakening and realizing that in fewer than 24 hours a couple of caterpillars have eaten every single vegetable and flower you spent all spring and early summer buying, planting, fertilizing, trimming, etc.

I I've never lived in a deer area.

Actually, I haven't had to use anything "bad" for years now, but yes, two kinds of knee pads, soil supplements, seedlings, water bill, "good" fertilizers, not to mention pain killers for the aching body! Not saving a dime.

But those home grown tomatoes? Worth it all! Just buying gigantic bottles of ibuprofen!
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:03 PM   #35
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Do you have a machine? The weather is really strange here, yesterday was sunny and 17c and last week we had about 3 days the same.
I finished tilling the compost into the specialist veg patch in the paddock last week and my wife planted her pots yesterday.I tilled the main veg patch and I will spread the compost on it today.
I have a 1968 Merry Tiller that I bought some time ago.America may not be able to make a good car or bike but the Tiller is as good as new and that is better than the modern Japanese stuff.
Here are some pics from last year
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My parents have a huge John Deer tractor/ tiller thingie but I don't believe it would even fit into my squatty little piece of land that Im going to grow in this year! and I haven't started yet although the weather has been fabulous!
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #36
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Frank Z, if you think gardening is about saving money, you are doing it WRONG!!!

Gardening is about new tools, and new varieties of plants, and fruit trees, and berry bushes, and copper trellises, and hoses, and fencing, and, and, and!!!!

It is also about big bottles of naprosyn, knee braces and cold packs, come to think of it!!
Yes, yes, and YES!

Mmmm, $40 tomatoes...
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Yes, yes, and YES!

Mmmm, $40 tomatoes...

Kathleen seemed to enjoy her $4(ea.) green beans too...

I wonder if she is getting ready to sell stuff to the military.
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Kathleen seemed to enjoy her $4(ea.) green beans too...

I wonder if she is getting ready to sell stuff to the military.


You know they only cost $3.63 per bean.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:49 PM   #39
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Kathleen seemed to enjoy her $4(ea.) green beans too...

I wonder if she is getting ready to sell stuff to the military.
*blinkblinks* *ponders*

Wonder if the military needs a 1968 model American-made studmuffin. Slightly used.

Hmmm....No, like my garden, I love that model toooo much.
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My parents have a huge John Deer tractor/ tiller thingie but I don't believe it would even fit into my squatty little piece of land that Im going to grow in this year! and I haven't started yet although the weather has been fabulous!
I have finally found just the right tractor at the right price. A John Deere 140 H3 garden tractor from the 70's. In good condition and running. Plus plow, cultivator, blade, disc, and shredder. Didn't want a farm size tractor. Didn't want the "work it an hour - work on it an hour" that can come with 1940's tractors. This is perfect for working two acres and mowing the other two. I'll get it next week.

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