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slow mail day!

April 19th, 2006 at 03:06 pm

Received $5 from Pinecone survey, and that's it for today's challenge income! Yikes!

DH and I spent the afternoon on the garden. It's been dry, and two acres designed for regular rain do not enjoy a dry spring.

We are on a well; super hard water, and we have a large softener/filter system. When we water the garden, though, we turn off the valve and let straight water run. It's better for the plants, and we don't run through as much salt and other chemicals.

Other tip for the day:

If you need to use a weed killer, buy the concentrate. It's expensive, and it doesn't work as well if you dilute it. So don't...pour some into a small eyedropper bottle (I use an old Schulz container), and put one drop smack in the the middle of the weed you want to kill. You won't hit the other plants, and it gets right to the root. The other alternative DH likes is to put the concentrate in a bottle and use a brush - we use an old rubber cement bottle, well cleaned out, and brush it on onion weeds or others that are difficult to kill and impossible to spray or dig up.

3 Responses to “slow mail day!”

  1. DivaJen Says:

    I've heard the brush trick as well - makes total sense.
    My hands, arms, back and legs are currently aching from getting rid of weeds manually. Wink And we are only on less than 1/4 acre. I want a rototiller, lol.

  2. markio26 Says:

    i received by ups today, a small box with lots of goodies, a welcome kit from cephalon...it contains an empty pill bottle, filbert prevents a poisoning booklet, nice calendar with a daily diary for meds, safe-lok cabinet drawer and door locks, a cd, small lock with 3 small keys????? emergency info. decal for kids to apply on fridge door, and a really nice black money or meds bag, ( i will use it for cedar point park, this summer)... don't even recall this one....

  3. flash Says:

    You don't want a rototiller...then you have to store it...see the spiders in my garage...

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