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#11 Kat81

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    Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:49 AM

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    Thank you, that is awesome!



    Sweet! I know someone with a gopher problem right now, I will pass this on. I wonder why human hair works?
    I have heard human hair works for deer that are eating your garden as well....

    #12 neen

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      Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:41 AM

      OOOOH, I'm so excited for spring planting, though I still have a good two months here on the east coast before i can start! But seeing this thread this morning helps me to know what I'll be researching today at work!!!

      #13 Betsy

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        Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:30 PM

        Great thread! Ok so we just moved into a new town/new house last September. I dug up everything from the front yard b/c the house had been vacant for 5 months so it looked like weeds and junk. I planted tulips all around the front border but I'm not sure what else to put up front! I like flowers better than plants just for the looks - has anyone tried that roll n grow? My 6 year old daughter really thinks it look cool LOL!!

        Thanks for the hanging tomato plant info Tammy! I have planted tomatoes in the past the *old* way but I seriously might have to try this!

        #14 TA Lindsay

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          Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:23 PM

          Thanks for the info Tammy - I think I'm going to try that this year! We've still got a good 3 months before I can plant anything outside and not have to worry about it freezing - heck - we still have 3 feet of snow on the ground, so it's going to be awhile, but I'm excited to start planning our garden pretty soon!

          ANyone have any good ways to reduce the weeds in my flower bed? It was neglected by my MIL for a lot of years and by the end of the summer, it's completely overrun....I'd like to dig it all up and start over, but there's a lot of nice mature perennials in the beds that I'd like to keep! I'd welcome any suggestions!

          Can't wait for spring now!!!! :)

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          #15 TammyWright

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          Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:32 PM

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          An old trick for gophers is to put human hair in the hole and they will not return. My mom does this and it works every time. Now you ask where to get the hair...go to your hair salon and they would totally give you some, bring your own bag. My parents own a salon and you would be surprise by the number of request they get for the ol' gopher trick.

          Good luck!
          Quote:
          Originally Posted by starchild
          Thank you, that is awesome!

          Sweet! I know someone with a gopher problem right now, I will pass this on. I wonder why human hair works?
          supposedly this is an old wives tales...i just spent 4 nights reading up on gophers and there are a bunch of home remedies like: hair, juicy fruit gum (they eat it and die), bleach, have a male pee in the whole, dirty cat litter, etc...but they aren't supposed to work...some people claim they do so i will try all of them but i think the only real way to do it is traps...

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          #16 Betsy

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            Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:42 PM

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            supposedly this is an old wives tales...i just spent 4 nights reading up on gophers and there are a bunch of home remedies like: hair, juicy fruit gum (they eat it and die), bleach, have a male pee in the whole, dirty cat litter, etc...but they aren't supposed to work...some people claim they do so i will try all of them but i think the only real way to do it is traps...

            LOL have a MALE pee in them? I guess I didn't realize there was a difference!! Are you going to try that one?

            #17 Birdie07

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              Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:01 PM

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              I have heard human hair works for deer that are eating your garden as well....
              This one is true. I live in the middle of nowhere and we have deer pretty much everyday in our yard. They ate our garden! We grow food mostly and rose bushes and a wildflower garden. Anyways take the hair from your hairbrush and scatter it. Really! I promise!

              #18 ikupoo

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                Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:47 PM

                Hi Tammy. I live in the bay area as well... I have a really super-hard clay soil, hard enough to break a metal spade by banging on the dirt! How's yours? Do you have to constantly amend it?
                I moved into a house with a beautiful yard last year and although I spent a lot of money on plants most of them didn't survive due to deer/drought. I think I'm going to look into planting more succulents.

                #19 TammyWright

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                Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

                okie dokey....husband built garden box and we have our compost pile working away...

                we hope to get the soil all perfect and start planting our seedlings early april. we are so excited.

                there is an article in our local paper that says that having a home garden can save afamily of 5 over $2000 a year...

                during the recession they had "recession gardens" that supplied the nation with 40% of the nations fruits and vegetables...it looks like a good time to bring recession gardens back

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