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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

New use for retired field fencing?

Posted Friday, July 1, 2016, at 1:38 PM
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  • One tunnel is being used to shield new plants from the sun for a week or so and I am using the weeds I cut down to provide the shade. As they dry they allow more sun through. As long as I did not let these go to seed, I can then remove the dried results and use for mulch on the soil.

    Now for more rain to give the plants a successful season.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 1, 2016, at 1:38 PM
  • I needed to slowly raise the chicken wire I had on the catnip and give it support. They've (guess who they are) flattened it out.

    For more pictures about the wire usage got to http://www.gardengleanings.com/gardening-2/new-use-for-old-fencing-or-new-if-you...

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 2, 2016, at 3:55 PM
  • This heat is getting a bit overpowering and for some reason I have been finding things that HAVE TO BE done outside.

    I asked my wife this morning to tell me to STOP if she finds me outside. It took a phone call to find me, but she did and I was out there again. I only went out to water the potted plants on the deck but somehow it morphed into stuff that could wait.

    I guess when my time comes it will be most appropriate to be "outside".

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jul 3, 2016, at 1:27 PM
  • On the recycled fencing, is it ok to use fencing with rust on it?Will it change the pH or affect the plants?Is there a good organic based pesticide out there?

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Sat, Jul 16, 2016, at 8:56 AM
  • Rust should be no issue for the plant. Just watch for any infection from cuts.

    Pyrethrum, rotenone and been are general insecticides but they are all poison even though organic. They also don't care much who they kill so handle with care and sparingly.

    They are from organic sources and have a short lifespan in the environment which is why they are in SOME organic programs. depending on the insects and level of infestation, there could be other solutions less toxic

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 16, 2016, at 9:22 AM
  • Thank you.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Sat, Jul 16, 2016, at 2:01 PM
  • Glad to talk gardening Beau.

    By the way, I noticed you must be using the mobile version of T-G. I can't seem to get mine to work and always have to come to the main site. Are you using an app, or what type of phone?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 16, 2016, at 2:18 PM
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