Table of Contents

These are the archives of our Flea Market Gardening blog so far.  This companion blog to our Facebook page will give us a chance to profile some of our folks and show more detail of some gardening projects using found objects and Flea Market finds. Subscribe by email to get updates. Fun!

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  1. Jeanne Sammmons

    Wonderful blog…I like this ‘Table of Contents’ … learning some new things on FMG FB page…glad you are sharing them here!

  2. Coming back soon when I have time to browse and enjoy.

  3. Hey Sue !
    Just commenting to get on the email list …ive missed so much from on here !!

    Debra

  4. Thanks, Sue. I did not know about the blog. Embarrassing. Will love reading it.

  5. If all the leaves on a plant turn brown, it will amlost never grow back. Grass is a little bit better than woody plants with this, but it starts dying faster.Watering every other day is usually enough. You’ll want to water more during the summer time than during the winter time, and you don’t need to water for a few days after a good rain.One of the major mistakes new gardeners make is the amount of water. They either start off with too much, or too little. Usually too little, especially in the summer. If you’re in any kind of warm area, giving too much water will usually not be a big problem.Watering during the early morning, before it gets too bright is best. Watering near night time is second best, because at these times, the sun won’t be evaporating the water out so fast, and it will have more time to soak into the soil.You might want to start off watering until the water slops around off your property. Then slowly cut back until it’s all pretty much just soaking in. Then if there are mushrooms popping up, cut back a little more, and a little more until things start to turn brown again. That’s a pretty good indicator that you’ve cut back too much.Usually the lawn will be watered pretty well with sprinklers, You can put those on timers pretty easily, and just adjust the amount a little with the weather. The gardens often will need to be watered by hose every few days. Depending on what you have, in it, you can sometimes make tree ring ditches around the trees and bushes to fill with water, and not spend too much time actually spraying the hose about.Now would also be a good time to meet the neighbors. The older folks often know a lot about the yard, and the plants in them already. Once they know you’re new to the gardening thing, they’ll be glad to give you some advice so the neighborhood doesn’t look like crap. A lot of the kids will also be looking for a little cash. You might be able to hire them to water the front yard for a reasonable price. Younger adults may just hire gardeners, and know a cheap company that can do it all, or even redo it all for the right price. You’ll have to learn a little bit though, so you can negotiate what needs to be done.

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