opabinia51
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Still, seems kind of overboard to me. But, that's just life. :)


By the way, a large black (or dark coloured barrel) filled with water (rain or hose :wink: ) will warm up during the day and slowly give off heat at night keeping a more uniform temperature in your garden for your plants. (Stew your compost or leaf mold tea in the barrel and kill two birds with one stone.)

One of these in the green house is also a great idea.

Oh, and What to use as a tea bag for your compost or leaf mold? I use a burlap sac. Just went down to my local farm market and asked Vern for one. He wouldn't even accept any money.

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Old pantyhose works a charm (double-barreled even... :lol: )

opabinia51
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For those who are planning on putting in swales to save on watering for next year; if you haven't already done it (05-09-30) now is the time to do it. All the water from Fall and winter rains (and snow) will be trapped (well, not ALL the rain) in the soil for next year. This means less watering or even no watering.

This means a cheaper water bill. The could even mean a green lawn in the dead of summer when you aren't allowed to water your lawn where I live.

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