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#1 trowel OFFLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2012 - 11:17 PM

I found old pic's of my little garden in Sardina, Ohio.
My mother taught me at an early age how to sew, repair clothing, when i ran out of room i grew the Tomatos and cucumbers in tubs and sewed up poly hangers (before Topsy Turvy came out).

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Posted March 07, 2012 - 11:30 PM

Nice looking plants and custom hanging planters Jesse! :thumbs:
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Posted March 08, 2012 - 06:45 AM

Sounds like your mom wanted you to be independent . Was the polyhangers something your mom showed you ? Al
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Posted March 08, 2012 - 08:19 AM

No, she taught me a lot of things at a early age, i was always hungry to learn with no discrepancy on the subject.
I was shown to use 5 gallon poly buckets as planters but space was an issue, this collapsible hanger was taught to me by an older lady who use to farm with her husband, when the poly tarps wore out she would sew them up into hangers for flowers, i followed the first one for flowers to hang on the post out front of the house, then i used new heavy duty green poly tarp and the bottem of green flower pots to make the cylinder shaped planters. all was sewn with a sewing awle with waxed poly thread.
My idears whent wild from there as you see.

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Posted March 08, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Great looking garden. I haven't had much luck with those topsy turvy things. Those are all good skills your mother taught you. I don't know why it's not required in school. Practical living skills should be passed along.
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Posted March 08, 2012 - 12:01 PM

Great looking garden Jesse and lot of good ideas there as well.
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Posted March 08, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Nothing at all wrong with learning a few life skills like sewing etc. When my little sister was born, my parents left me and my brothers with a friend for a day or two. To keep us busy Elaine taught us to do embroidery. I never once regretted it. It helped to develop eye hand coodination. And I never heard of anyone, teasing Rosie Greer about his needlepoint?

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