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Forum: Conservation 07-28-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 272,319
Posted By tomboy mom
it's so great to hear other people do these...

it's so great to hear other people do these things too :thumbup:.
Forum: Conservation 07-27-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 272,319
Posted By tomboy mom
my friend's response to but it's a dry heat: ...

my friend's response to but it's a dry heat:

"So is my oven!"
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-27-11, 12:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,567
Posted By tomboy mom
do you know what variety you have? we have two...

do you know what variety you have? we have two kinds, one is flower shaped and light green. the other is darker green, smoother cylindrical shape with somewhat annoying fuzz and an even darker...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-27-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,567
Posted By tomboy mom
nice work dr. melanesian :cool:

nice work dr. melanesian :cool:
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-27-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,567
Posted By tomboy mom
i haven't tried loofah. any idea how the...

i haven't tried loofah.

any idea how the seminole does in the desert? i have table queen acorn that are partially shaded and these seem to require very little water. i would love to find a...
Forum: Conservation 07-27-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,761
Posted By tomboy mom
i don't really have anything to add to your...

i don't really have anything to add to your original question, but thanks for posting that link.

in the meantime, there are some temporary fixes that may provide relief from some of the radiant...
Forum: Conservation 07-27-11, 12:00 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 272,319
Posted By tomboy mom
all these winter discussions are so refreshing. ...

all these winter discussions are so refreshing. i haven't turned off the air conditioner in several days now. it feels so different with the humidity. i just checked the weather. at 10 pm it's...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-12-11, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,890
Posted By tomboy mom
glad it helped :thumbup:. did you make any plans...

glad it helped :thumbup:. did you make any plans yet?

we actually got rain here two days ago so i haven't had to water much again yet.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-12-11, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,890
Posted By tomboy mom
i don't know about the washer, but for the tub it...

i don't know about the washer, but for the tub it has not been an issue. howevah- i live in the dessert and have like a foot of shredded aspen mulch on everything which i am thinking may catch a...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-10-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,890
Posted By tomboy mom
i'm pretty tolerant actually. we have tile. ...

i'm pretty tolerant actually. we have tile.

the tub may be 6 inches above the plants...so if a hose is sufficient and it is easier with the source at a higher elevation then i may be able to use...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-10-11, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,890
Posted By tomboy mom
oh wow! that is a lot. i still think it is a...

oh wow! that is a lot. i still think it is a lower priority than the ones that are less work. i should have clarified that. anything i do i will be figuring out for the first time. the idea of...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-08-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,890
Posted By tomboy mom
3 questions for how to move gray water for plants?

disclaimer: concrete slab house.

1)is there an easier way to use left over bath water than filling up and carrying gallon jugs of water? we have a bath only about 15 -25 feet from several...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-08-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,416
Posted By tomboy mom
great ideas! we don't use rain barrels, and i...

great ideas! we don't use rain barrels, and i don't have an organized gray water system.
i do water my plants close to the house with left over mop water and left over bath water by carrying them...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-08-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,567
Posted By tomboy mom
ew!

vine borers sound awful. hope i don't get those.

something i figured out about the squash bugs last year--painter's tape removes the eggs without hurting the leaf.
Forum: Conservation 07-07-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 272,319
Posted By tomboy mom
yeah, i will definitely be more prepared this...

yeah, i will definitely be more prepared this time around. i added clay pot irrigation to several trees this year. i plan on lining them with plastic bags and filling them with hot water if it...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-07-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,416
Posted By tomboy mom
i use clover instead of grass. i highly...

i use clover instead of grass. i highly recommend planting it with any trees that aren't of the mesquite- palo verde-ironwood type. the rock gets way too hot and the reflective heat is too hard on...
Forum: Conservation 07-07-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 272,319
Posted By tomboy mom
i was barely even inside the heated house for...

i was barely even inside the heated house for those three nights-- i was outside trying to save the trees. i sat with my little fire pit apologizing to the tangelo and blood orange trees for the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-07-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,567
Posted By tomboy mom
tromboncino squash--i looked it up. i must grow...

tromboncino squash--i looked it up. i must grow those once it cools off again, lol! those look so fun!

i don't know what a vine borer is--we just have those horrible squash bugs. oh how i...
Forum: Conservation 07-07-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 39,093
Posted By tomboy mom
if only the hoa would feel the same way...

if only the hoa would feel the same way :rolleyes:.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-06-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,567
Posted By tomboy mom
that is very very good! watering is so hard here....

that is very very good! watering is so hard here. guilt guilt guilt. i am trying every year to incorporate more eco-correct watering methods. it's really challenging though. it sprinkled...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-06-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,567
Posted By tomboy mom
i so love the armenian cucumber! these plants...

i so love the armenian cucumber! these plants are unbelievable. we've been up to 116 already and they don't even wilt. it's the only cucumber that we'll bite into without bitterness trepidation. ...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-06-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,567
Posted By tomboy mom
yes, first year trying this set up. last year i...

yes, first year trying this set up. last year i planted almost exclusively along the walls to give shade. there were only three plants in full sun--a cushaw squash, a watermelon plant that mostly...
Forum: Conservation 07-04-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 39,093
Posted By tomboy mom
I could be misunderstanding here, but I'm not...

I could be misunderstanding here, but I'm not sure conductive transfer applies in this situation. When I installed reflective I did it over 3 years without worrying about full coverage. Unlike...
Forum: Conservation 07-04-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 39,093
Posted By tomboy mom
i have added radiant barriers to both my attics. ...

i have added radiant barriers to both my attics. omg. talk about work! it all sounds good until you're sliding through an attic with a flashlight in your hand, a mask on your face and a backpack...
Forum: Conservation 07-04-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,389
Posted By tomboy mom
I think that's pretty neat actually. Any idea if...

I think that's pretty neat actually. Any idea if mylar or some other reflective could be used with that? For those of us that have very little problems heating but lots of struggles cooling this...
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