What is your Tip OF The Day?


#707

This brought tears to my eyes, Bill. Very well said . . . and very beautiful. - karen


#708

I’m selling my home soon and decided to disguise my septic system tops and aerator system with 2 chairs and some planters. I made the planter so I can still move them to access the lids.

All I have to do now is find some flowers that bloom from May to August and flowers that my deer won’t eat.





#709

Thanks for the tip. I’m sure these ideas will help others when they are face with similar circumstances.


#710

Nice job of decorating the area.


#711

It’s the grafting season for us. I have a lot of untagged grafted varieties in the trees. In attempt to better labelling each variety this year, I bought this tool from habitat’s Restore for a quarter. I can punch a hole on my plastic labels (for veggies as well) made from broken vertical window blind. I write the cultivar name on it and use a piece of thin wire to secure it next to the grafted joint. After the graft take I will make a permanent metal label ($15/50) to replace it. This way, I maximize material recycling and it costs the least to serve the purpose.


#712

Great tip. This also reminds me to replace my temporary graft labels.


#713

use a #2 pencil on those blinds and it lasts for years.


#714

Do you want to double your money on that hole punch?


#715

:joy::joy:This is funny


#716

I might try the #2 pencil.thanks


#717

I’m still rototilling some of those labels up from four - five years ago that I can still read that were buried in the dirt.


#718

Right, It is the UV ray that makes the permanent marker or ink faded away.


#719

@rayrose I have for the last four years bought a couple borer fly pheronome lures from Gardens Alive in Indiana. I use a cut off milk gallon jug coated with tangletrap on the inside, and come mid to late summer, it is infested with borer flys stuck on the inside.


#720

@auburn don’t forget to remind people to wear glasses when working with steel wire. Historically, in American manufacturing, before everything went to China, people were loosing a eye when working with wire, and it is one of the reasons safety glasses are required in industries that are still here.


#721

Thanks for the reminder. Safety first is always best.


#722

I tried something this year that didn’t work nicely, so it’s kind of a tip. Not that it was a good idea to start with, lol.

I saw PC bites on my Bruce plums, but I knew I had a lot of thinning to do because the branches were already burdened with baby fruit. So I waited a few days to spray the curative insecticide I use (acetimiprid in this case).

Don’t wait. I’m losing more plums than expected.

(In my defense, too, I have a bad neck/back problem and thinning is one orchard chore that really irritates it! :slight_smile: )


#723

Thanks for the tip. Your health/back should always take first place in my opinion.


#724

PC don’t share nicely


#725

I am not telling my farmer FB or real lifefriends of this group. They might show up. Like politicians, Facebook needs its own space.


#726

Cool! I have little money, so I placed ahumble bird feeder or waterer on top. Plants around it disguise it as well.