List of things NOT to do in the garden/yard.

atokadawn(7)May 15, 2009

Lets see what kind of things you can share from "oops" just for the fun of it.

1.Do not expect the 50+ shovel handle to stay in one piece when digging up a OLD, big rooted plant. Do not ask how I know this. But glad my washer works.

2.Do not think a child will see the pond the same way you do. To them it is a great place to hide thier yard toys.

3.NEVER think you can get in to wash your hands fast enough after you pull that fuzzy vine on the house.( trip to dr for shots)

NEXT?

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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Don't expect an almost 3 foot tall plant to be too stable in 30+ mph winds, especially when it's still in a tiny 5 inch pot...lol

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 1:14PM
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jim_6b(TN)

If your out in your yard bent over digging or weeding make sure the worn out, cut off jeans your wearing don't have 2 large rips on each side just below the back pockets, especially if your not wearing anything underneath. Don't ask how I know.
jim_6b

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 2:19PM
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atokadawn(7)

Do not read jim_6b posts with tea in your mouth. Do not know who is wetter, me or the screen!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 2:32PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

hahahaha

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 2:40PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Speaking of clothes and gardening...

Don't wear a new red baseball cap to work outside in the rain and then ask your mom why it could possibly be raining red. She laughed at me for what seemed like an hour. Now it's down to just a couple of minutes every time it's mentioned.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 3:57PM
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veggielover(6)

As you have both hands wrapped around that tiny lil tree with ginormous roots, that you are sure will give ANY second, DO NOT let anyone see you when it does let go. Just land as gracefully as you possibly can, on your A$@, weed in hand, victory smile on your face.

DO NOT EVER dig bare handed in your cat's favorite dumping ground. Even if YOUR flowers just happen to be there.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 6:51PM
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conniemcghee

Here's the one my parents still love to remind me of:

DO NOT delude yourself that you can control which way the tree falls after it is cut by tying the rope around your waist.

My dad liked this so much, he drew a cartoon of it and mailed it to me afterwards.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2009 at 10:00PM
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atokadawn(7)

When you point out the worm to the child helping you plant, do not be shocked when he eats it.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2009 at 8:31PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

This one's from my 21 month old son:

Don't pour a cup of rocks in pop-pop's yard or he might get a little upset.

lol

    Bookmark   May 16, 2009 at 10:42PM
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novice_2009(zone 6b)

atokadawn, you start some great threads. Thanks for the laughs, guys.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 2:55PM
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atokadawn(7)

Come on! Keep them coming!

When putting transplant plants in a bucket of water till you can get them in the ground.........Make sure it was NOT one you poked holes in the year before.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 1:03PM
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dlhl(z6 TN)

Do NOT forget to label your recycled jugs for storing water. You can't tell the difference between white vinegar and water until it's too late and the aroma reaches your nose AFTER you've "watered" the plant! DUH!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 1:41PM
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atokadawn(7)

Okay, since it is that time of the year, we should have tons of posts in here.lol

One from yesterday: Do not ask why!

When burning off the backyard(pine needlesand cones)be sure the water hose is NOT in the path of the burn. Could have sworn it was behind the burn..............

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 12:25PM
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paperart

Do not look down the hose to see if it is clogged - especially if your kid has said it was and he is standing by the spiggot! Was a good joke - boy, can he run fast!

Here is a link that might be useful: garden tips

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 2:58PM
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maternut(7 west tn)

Notice to fat people. When climbing a ladder to clean out storm gutters, never eat too much before going up the ladder. I rubbed my tummey raw going down the ladder. Thinking about building one with curved steps

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 7:31PM
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pprattpratt(7 Tn.)

always remember,(yes I forgot) If you are trying to reach something in the bottom of your new fish pond you have just recently installed....make sure that your prankster teenage son is no where around or your hair might be wet...lol
Yes I am new to this site glad to meet everyone and hope to build some new friendships..

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 7:44PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

lol...good one...I thought that was gonna go bad, like, "...make sure that you take the pihrana's out of it first" =)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 11:34PM
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madmouser(7 TN)

Nothing is "out of reach" when it comes to squirrels.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 3:47AM
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smshands

Never take a break under a a fruit tree full of squirrels and birds having lunch! DH got a kick watching me wonder what was falling from the sky!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 10:08PM
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jim_6b(TN)

Something I do frequently is to take a break from digging or planting and it is usually in the front yard. What I like to do is lay down in a nice green patch of grass and take a short nap, maybe 5 or 10 minutes. I've had a lot of people stop and either honk their horns or holler to make sure I'm alright. I just wave and lay my head back down.
jim_6b

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 10:22PM
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cottagegirl_tn(7b)

Do not expect to sit in that pretty swing or on that lovely bench...they are just garden art and not for sitting. Everytime I try I notice a weed that needs pulling, a plant that needs a drink, a garden implement that is obscuring my view, a puppy digging a hole I did not ask her to...you know what I mean, I know y'all do!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 10:29PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

I sat in the bench swing at Home Depot for 25 minutes in the Garden Center with 2 25 gallon pots & a 3 cu ft bag of MG Potting Mix swinging, waiting for the wife...it was great! =)

    Bookmark   June 2, 2009 at 12:10AM
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katiedidcottage(z7 TN / Chattanooga)

LOVE THESE! I have another: NEVER wear flip flops while planting wildflowers on the steep ledge of a hill. They end up on top of your feet and you end up hitting on your bum and sliding on your elbows. Owch, but very funny looking!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2009 at 11:07AM
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countrycarolyn(6-7nwTN)

Dont walk around the house barefooted when you need to mow and there are clovers all over your yard and get mad when you step on a bee. (Uhhh! I knew I had been seeing more bees this year)

When your walking around your yard barefooted and you step on something warm and mushy dont look down to touch it or smell of it, just assume that your neighbor let their dog out and he strolled over to your yard to help fertilize your lawn. (Just Gross dern dog if he wasnt so cute grrr)

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 3:43PM
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countrycarolyn(6-7nwTN)

Unless you want a trail of flowers marking everywhere you walked after collecting seeds, make sure that the bag that you collected your seeds in doesnt have a hole in it. (I just got it out of the package I could of sworn there wasnt a hole in that bag)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2009 at 12:25PM
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nana26(6/7)

Don't talk to yourself about or to your plants as you walk through the yard. Neighbors may call the men in the white coats!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2009 at 8:12PM
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geneo74

When over 65 do not bend over to pull weed if you have hands in pocket. Most soils don't taste good.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 2:21PM
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fernzilla(8)

Don't wear bright Hawaiian print shirts, when you have Hummingbirds in your garden. You make think you are being buzzed by the Queen of all Bee's. My Husband still laughs at the mention of that.That Hummer followed me with arms swinging all the way to the back door.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 7:46AM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

lol...good one, fern

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 11:35AM
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bigorangevol(Nashville)

Don't forget that feeding time for you is normally the same for the critters outside. I hate mosquitoes!!!

Never back your ladder out to an angle that is too shallow...it may fall out from underneath you when you're at 16' so that you break your leg, tailbone, three ribs and an elbow!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 9:35PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Wow, Jeff...is that something you hope you don't do or something you have done? ;-)

    Bookmark   July 16, 2009 at 11:23AM
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bigorangevol(Nashville)

I have but I won't again! It's just part of the gig. I fell backwards and landed on top of my ladder in a driveway. I easily could have splattered my head like a melon. Four years ago this October 2nd is my anniversary for that catastrophe. It sucked for three months! Lavonne made me promise - no more roofs over two stories and nothing over an 8/12 pitch. I have kept that promise religiously. I was very lucky and very blessed to have had no injuries more severe than what I ended up with. I thank the Lord every day that I'm alive and not a quadriplegic.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 7:51AM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Yea, you are quite blessed for not getting hurt too bad on a fall like that.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 1:09PM
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palmetto_gardener(6b)

I hear you learn from experience and this group certainly has a lot of experience. Does that mean we've learned a lot? :)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2009 at 10:22PM
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