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Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/27/2015, 6:55 pm

Jimmy, I'd like a new weed wacker...  The one from Lowe's that looks basically like a lawn mower would be nice....    Laughing   Laughing   Laughing


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Post  jimmy cee on 10/27/2015, 10:53 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:Jimmy, I'd like a new weed wacker...  The one from Lowe's that looks basically like a lawn mower would be nice....    Laughing   Laughing   Laughing
Need a model number....nope that one is sold out.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 10/28/2015, 11:52 am

AtlantaMarie wrote:Jimmy, I'd like a new weed wacker...  The one from Lowe's that looks basically like a lawn mower would be nice....    Laughing   Laughing   Laughing
We have one we call the "weedwhacker on steroids" it is what you're describing.  Great for large properties as long as things are level.  Too much of a hill and they can tip over and can be dangerous.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/29/2015, 7:20 am

Oh...  Yeah, that makes sense.  Thanks for that info, Audrey.Jeanne!

Thankfully we don't have TOO bad a hill.  One of those would certainly make my life easier.  I can't handle the big gas-powered types - gives me tendinitis.  And our yard's too big for my little cord-operated one I use in the garden plot.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/29/2015, 7:33 am

I bought a cordless battery powered one this summer and love it.  Not as powerful as gas but gets it done for me. And I don't dislocate my shoulder getting it started!


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/29/2015, 6:03 pm

I've been looking at those...  Heaven knows we have the batteries!   Laughing  Might have to start hinting about one.......   sunny
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/29/2015, 8:12 pm

I think it's a Black & Decker with the rechargeable battery that powers all the B&D power tools!
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Post  jimmy cee on 10/29/2015, 9:35 pm

My gas run whacker quit on me 2 years ago.
Picked up a B & D battery operated unit with 2 batteries.
Thats all I'll ever use any more, convenient, light, and just plain nice to use.
Just 4 days ago I purchased  Dewalt 40 volt rechargeable blower.
Used it for a few days and I don't think Ill go back to gas.
Especially after finding out what ethanol does to 2 cycle engines.
Fuel is being sold now in gallon containers for 2 cycle engines, no ethanol, however at $20.00
 a gallon, that can add up quickly and pay for a new battery.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/29/2015, 9:39 pm

I am with ya, Jimmy. Battery power has come a long way!
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 10/29/2015, 11:01 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:Oh...  Yeah, that makes sense.  Thanks for that info, Audrey.Jeanne!

Thankfully we don't have TOO bad a hill.  One of those would certainly make my life easier.  I can't handle the big gas-powered types - gives me tendinitis.  And our yard's too big for my little cord-operated one I use in the garden plot.
On a hill you want to run straight up and down it if it's too steep.  It's easiest to go with the contour if it isn't too steep.  Ours used to be power drive, but it's 17 years old and has suffered great abuse.  Right now it's at our daughter's in laws as they need it more than we do.  

We also have a DR that we use so it isn't missed that much.  Our DR is so old it have bicycle like wheels - might be worth a bunch as an "antique!!!"  LOL
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Post  Marc Iverson on 10/30/2015, 1:05 am

What I'd really like is one of those blowers that has a vaccuum and mulcher/bag attachment so you can scoop up the leaves on the spot. Raking up leaves is vastly more time-consuming and sweaty work than blowing them.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/30/2015, 7:45 am

We don't have a lot of leaves, but that fence line & the grass......  We started pulling some of the grass out from the fencing when we put the garden plot in.  It was composting right there & packed in really tight.  What a mess!  And we've got a LOT of fence line...
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Post  johnp on 10/30/2015, 8:36 am

Hey Marc I have one of those blowers/ suckers  with the bag attachment. They work well grinding up the leaves and small twigs. However it is very awkward to use and gets quite heavy as it fills. I really dislike using it. I use my riding mower to mulch as many of the leaves that I can into the lawn, then rake the fence edges into a pile and then use the bagger in one location so I don't have to carry it. I still get all the mulched leaves I want, two big cottonwood trees in the front yard.
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I want to plant some corn and sunflower seeds in my back yard field for self, friends and chickens. for those who have land and is doing no till, have you tried these two tools out?







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Post  trolleydriver on 5/2/2017, 7:35 pm

None of them will work in my 4x4 SFG beds.  Smile

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Post  has55 on 5/2/2017, 7:36 pm

lol!
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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/2/2017, 8:06 pm

Best part of square foot gardening is getting rid of and/or not having to use all that anymore.

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Post  trolleydriver on 5/2/2017, 8:47 pm

RoOsTeR wrote:Best part of square foot gardening is getting rid of and/or not having to use all that  anymore.
Very true.

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Post  mlpii66 on 5/2/2017, 9:57 pm

I'm a gadget guy, love wheel hoes, I have three vintage two wheel walk behind tractors in various stages of restoration.
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Post  has55 on 5/2/2017, 9:59 pm

trolleydriver wrote:
RoOsTeR wrote:Best part of square foot gardening is getting rid of and/or not having to use all that  anymore.
Very true.
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Post  Turan on 5/26/2017, 2:49 pm

Sloggers foot wear. I need a shoe like thing that is not destroyed by water and mud and has a sole strong enough to drive a spade when the need arises. Right now I am digging along the edges of the beds to lessen the amount of yarrow and mint trying to crawl up and in.

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Post  sanderson on 5/26/2017, 3:10 pm

For the SFG:
1.  Scissors
followed by:
2.  Good hand spade
3.  Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
4.  Mocking birds for Japanese beetles and tomato worms

For the rest of the yards:
1. Pruners
2. Weed fork
3. Husband

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Post  trolleydriver on 5/26/2017, 3:37 pm

sanderson wrote:For the SFG:
1.  Scissors
followed by:
2.  Good hand spade
3.  Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
4.  Mocking birds for Japanese beetles and tomato worms

For the rest of the yards:
1.  Pruners
2.  Weed fork
3.  Husband

sanderson ... don't forget the compost thermometer!

I like my Wellies (Wellington Boots). Easily slip on and great for wet weather.  I do sometimes cause Mrs TD some embarrassment by going out onto the front lawn, wearing shorts and wellies while I remove the dandelions.  rofl


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Post  sanderson on 5/26/2017, 3:57 pm

Poor Mrs. TD Razz

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Post  yolos on 5/27/2017, 1:54 pm

Here is my most valuable garden equipment.  A very sturdy and useful ladder.  I just got thru putting up the trellis on my Rattlesnake Beans and just kept saying to myself as I climbed up and down the ladder that it was very useful and stable for me.  The white step stool on the left is completely useless to me because I cannot keep my balance going up the steps.  The ladder on the right is the berries.  A place to hold onto as you walk up the steps and also to hang onto when you are on the top step.   A little shelf that flips out that has a tray for putting your harvesting basket and holes for things like scissors and screw drivers.  It folds down and easily stored leaning against a tree or fence nearby.  Purchased at Home Depot a couple years ago.


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