Any BGOL dudes into gardening?

Camille

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I definitely need to figure out how to start a garden. I have a condo that designed like a townhouse and the balcony, while long, can get too windy at times. Any suggestions? I have a small small drive way in the back and a small area in the front walk-in area
I posted books the other week for gardening in small spaces. They are in the Chowder Room.
 

Gemini

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BGOL Investor
How to Install an Automated Irrigation System for Container Vegetables and Flowers

 

papi68

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I had some guys make a 40x15’ garden for my wife. She’s a jamaican country gal. That was her birthday gift. Between seeds, gear, concrete wall, fencing, and 10 yards of top soil, I spent $2500.

To keep our wives happy right.

she’s been happy as shit tooling around in her garden though.

bought my son an ironclad triple threat basketball hoop. Who knows how long we’re going to be cooped up.
 

Shaka54

FKA Shaka38
BGOL Gold Member
Anyone else compost?
I've been composting for several years now, just because it makes sense and it's easy. I was already into recycling and composting is just taking it a step forward.
The City charges $75 per cubic yd. for picking up shit from doing your spring cleaning, so lawn clippings, veggie trimmings, and coffee grounds, etc. go into my compost bin.

I don't have a garden but we use it around a flower bed that my wife had started years ago.
 

Bad Andy

No time for a 304
BGOL Investor
Im in Georgia, I'm dealing with a spot in the back of my house that doesn't get any light. I have two down spouts in that area with hoses redirecting water flow away from the area. It stays soggy all year long I need to find a way to dry it up. Ive lifted up & turned the red clay. Any suggestions to help dry up the area will be appreciated.
 

papi68

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Platinum Member
Im in Georgia, I'm dealing with a spot in the back of my house that doesn't get any light. I have two down spouts in that area with hoses redirecting water flow away from the area. It stays soggy all year long I need to find a way to dry it up. Ive lifted up & turned the red clay. Any suggestions to help dry up the area will be appreciated.
Why not plant something like a garden or flowers that like soggy soil without a lot of light? Think outside the box bruh. Fire pit?
 

blackpepper

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BGOL Investor
Im in Georgia, I'm dealing with a spot in the back of my house that doesn't get any light. I have two down spouts in that area with hoses redirecting water flow away from the area. It stays soggy all year long I need to find a way to dry it up. Ive lifted up & turned the red clay. Any suggestions to help dry up the area will be appreciated.
It depends on how wet it is. If you frequently have standing water, then you'll need to find a way to drain it or deal with a crazy mosquito problem during warmer weather. If it's just occasionally soggy there are some plants that may help soak it up.
 

Shaka54

FKA Shaka38
BGOL Gold Member
Im in Georgia, I'm dealing with a spot in the back of my house that doesn't get any light. I have two down spouts in that area with hoses redirecting water flow away from the area. It stays soggy all year long I need to find a way to dry it up. Ive lifted up & turned the red clay. Any suggestions to help dry up the area will be appreciated.
How much does the ground slope beyond where the water settles? Look into installing a French drain for cheap.

 

Shaka54

FKA Shaka38
BGOL Gold Member
Any thoughts on EGO lawnmowers and edgers?
I've yet to bite the bullet on anything battery-powered as of yet but the market is ever-growing and every company is throwing their hat in the ring.
I think that as long as you don't need a riding mower, people must be satisfied with them.
 

Bad Andy

No time for a 304
BGOL Investor
Why not plant something like a garden or flowers that like soggy soil without a lot of light? Think outside the box bruh. Fire pit?
I like the fire pit idea but its a 18x6 area right outside my living room window. There was some plats there but they werent soaking up that water.
It depends on how wet it is. If you frequently have standing water, then you'll need to find a way to drain it or deal with a crazy mosquito problem during warmer weather. If it's just occasionally soggy there are some plants that may help soak it up.
I picked and softened the red clay today its going to rain tomorrow so Ill see what it does.
How much does the ground slope beyond where the water settles? Look into installing a French drain for cheap.

Theres no slope but I do have some downspout attachments channelling the water away from the area. I am more worried about the area around the foundation of the house. The dude at the tractor supply store suggested some landscape stones over play dirt would help dry up the area when it rains.
 

blackpepper

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BGOL Investor
I like the fire pit idea but its a 18x6 area right outside my living room window. There was some plats there but they werent soaking up that water.

I picked and softened the red clay today its going to rain tomorrow so Ill see what it does.

Theres no slope but I do have some downspout attachments channelling the water away from the area. I am more worried about the area around the foundation of the house. The dude at the tractor supply store suggested some landscape stones over play dirt would help dry up the area when it rains.
That red Georgia clay is the worst. If you can't channel the water far enough away to a lower spot it will simply flow back to the problem area. A friend of mine had to run a ditch witch over twenty yards to drain the low spot behind his house. He did it the right way instead of simply making it his neighbor's problem.
 
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godofwine

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I don't even know if we can garden this year. If covid-19 is Airborne, will I be ingesting the virus with every tomato?

That said, I bought praying mantis egg cases with the stick still on it from Arbico organics. I asked for them with the stick attacked, That way you can tie it to the plants in your yard or garden. I got 50 egg cases for $100. Each egg case has 200 babies, but when they're small it's a high attrition rate while they are small (birds,spiders).

I bought them last week and they arrived in a day. They will reduce all bugs that tester your garden in your yard from mosquitoes to garden insects

 

Shaka54

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BGOL Gold Member
I don't even know if we can garden this year. If covid-19 is Airborne, will I be ingesting the virus with every tomato?

That said, I bought praying mantis egg cases with the stick still on it from Arbico organics. I asked for them with the stick attacked, That way you can tie it to the plants in your yard or garden. I got 50 egg cases for $100. Each egg case has 200 babies, but when they're small it's a high attrition rate while they are small (birds,spiders).

I bought them last week and they arrived in a day. They will reduce all bugs that tester your garden in your yard from mosquitoes to garden insects

That's a great idea. I didn't even know you could buy them like that.
 

godofwine

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That's a great idea. I didn't even know you could buy them like that.
Make sure you ask for them with the sticks attached so you can tie them to branches. Otherwise, they will send you just the egg case which could get soggy if you leave them on the ground
 

Gemini

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Helico-pterFunk

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Pops is into gardening. He took a continuing education program in retirement for "Landscape Technician" years back. Said he found it pretty helpful in determining do's and don'ts ... general awareness ... ways to maintain yards and properties in keeping invasive plant species at bay.
 
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