A reader asked me about using a five gallon plastic bucket instead of a store bought system, and the quick answer is yes you can.
By: Hal Jones A month into our family gardening project, the kids are over the excitement of seeing flowers and green vegetables. The question I am peppered with about the peppers is, daddy, when can we pick them?
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I miss weeding. These inverted/upside-down, “Topsy Turvy” planters have taken away weeding as an excuse to get outside for some quite time. Basically, I water every other day and add fertilizer every
Those of you keeping up with the trials and tribulations know about the swimming pool pump and motor giving up the ghost after many years of operation. Yesterday afternoon I went by my local swimming pool company and purchased a Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump and also a new bag for the Polaris, total bill was a little over […]
After many years of service, the Hayward pool pump at dad’s has succumbed to old age and arthritic bearings. I returned from Chicago and when I checked on Mom’s pool, the green had returned and a large snapping turtle had taken up residence. Memories from the childhood television show The Beverly Hillbillies
Not much to report, the main pool pump’s bearings are shot and will have to be replaced. See my earlier articles for my thoughts on how a swimming pool’s expenses tend to add up. I have added the flocculate and the solids suspended in the water are
It has been two weeks since we planted the patio planter and already we are seeing blooms and some fruit setting. You can see from the below images how sturdy the plant stems are. Since the potting soil had fertilizer already in it,
Ok, so I admit it. I hate taking care of a swimming pool. But I hate my mother paying a pool service even more and so I begrudgingly take care of hers. People who don’t own pools see them as glamorous icons of luxury. Those who have owned them, usually see them as open holes […]