Tag: gardening

  • Water Conserving In Potted Plants

    Water Conserving In Potted Plants

    This is a pepper plant. I ripped up paper sandwich bags to top the soil and covered that with some mulch. You could probably use grocery bags and ripped up cardboard instead but oddly, I had none. The real heat of the Texas summer hasn’t hit yet but so far it seems to be helping…

  • Pond?

    Pond?

    This black plastic pot liner thing is my version of a birdbath and water feature. It fills with rain, and sometimes I dump it out and wash it with the hose by jamming my thumb in the hose end to create more pressure from the hose. When it dries out for weeks or a month…

  • Acorn Starting Site

    Acorn Starting Site

    This is my acorn starting site/oak tree seed starting setup, such as it is. It consists of some potting soil I had leftover, acorns spaced out about 3 inches from one another about an inch and a half beneath the surface, and pea gravel from the top. The pea gravel came from a big box…

  • No visuals: Sowing Wildflower Seeds With Limited Mobility

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    Here’s the method I developed to sow wildflower and flower seeds at the edges of the backyard. It’s simple. First, communicate with family to ensure they mow 8 inches away from the perimeter so stuff can grow there. Second, scatter wildflower seeds sparingly along the perimeter, right among the grass. For larger stuff like sunflower…