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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2017 - 01:58 PM

Dandilion picker out of the old shovel handle, that I used the snow scoop off of to make the ford potatoe hiller. Even painted the picker green.

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Edited by propane1, May 04, 2017 - 01:59 PM.

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Posted May 04, 2017 - 02:06 PM

Extremely slow but very effective.  I like 2-4-D Lo Vol mixed 3 oz per gallon of water.  Covers a larger area and kills out the other un-wanted's also.  You going to get a patent on that propane 1?


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 02:32 PM

A little slow I guess, but I get some exersice, and no environment nuts after me.

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Posted May 04, 2017 - 02:47 PM

Nice tool for a small yard. On a 2 acre yard it might get a little tedious. 

I'm a 2-4-D person also. Dump 2 qts. in a 25 gallon sprayer and away we go. Unfortunately others in the area aren't as concerned about the Dandelions as I am so it's a never ending battle.  Kind of like Sparrows and Starlings. 


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 02:50 PM

I eat dandelion weeds. Find the ones growing in the shade.And pick the smaller leafs Their more tender. Can't go wrong with a little vinegar and peper. The roots made into a tea is a blood pureifer. And there is claims of it cureing cancer.


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 03:27 PM

And then there is dandelion wine! I just use a sharpshooter. Cut the root just below ground and they die!


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 05:03 PM

And then there is dandelion wine!

 

I got sick as a dog on a batch that went sour.It's hard to tell with dandelions if it's fermented or spoiled.  Pappy made some mean root beer flavored corn squeeze though.


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 05:37 PM

Have you guys not heard of the plight of the bees?....Or is it just my wife and daughters who care?

 

I am not allowed to spray the damn dandelions, guess I am lucky I get to cut them.....lol

 

Oh well, they only last a month or so and my lawn will be green. 


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 05:52 PM

If I killed all the weeds in my yard, I wouldn't have any green left.  Good thing I live out in the country.


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 06:53 PM

I live in the country too, and I also like a nice green lawn, preferable green from grass, not weeds.  When one compares the tiny quantity of dandelions that are killed in a lawn to the number in the rest of the country side it is a very minor number.


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 06:53 PM

If I killed all the weeds in my yard, I wouldn't have any green left.  Good thing I live out in the country.

 

lol same here and the junk grows super fast. Some times I mow twice a week.



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Posted May 04, 2017 - 07:59 PM

I have a nice green lawn!  Doesn't matter what stuff is green, long as it is!   Hmmmm! Just thinking Green lawn and yellow Dandy's is kinda like a John Deere. Some people love them and work with them, others do all they can to remove them.  Hee! :smilewink: :poke:


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 08:05 PM

Did you know !!!!!! , that they, the dandelions, can duck down when the mower goes over them and then spring right back up, after the mower passes. !!!!
I could really care less about the dandelions and weeds. I like the spring time look of the yellow flower, but the leafs spread out and kill the grass. But if the lawn is green, that's good. I only did this build so I could get a few that grow against the house. I won't be out every day on a quest to get them.
I have a freind thou who is all about getting every dandelion and weed in his lawn. He has a store bought dandelion killer like the one I made. He's the type, that if he sees a blade of grass moving, he's out with the mower right away.

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Posted May 04, 2017 - 08:40 PM

If you didn't cut your grass so short it would choke out the dandylions.


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 08:59 PM

If you didn't cut your grass so short it would choke out the dandylions.

 

I don't want to be losing the grand kids in the yard. 






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