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Thread: Gardening is in my roots

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    Gardening is in my roots

    Item # 113 on the honey-do list....'till up a spot for a garden'...I like fresh veggies, I can dig that!
    Being as our 'back forty' is laid out in feet instead of acres, I felt root bound by the lack of placement options. As stumped as I was, I simply dug right in.
    And, as is par for the course in my life, I chose the exact spot where we cut down an old elm tree about 13/14 yrs ago. You can tell by the included photo's that the only thing rotten about the whole thing, is...my luck! To top things off, 'Bandit' {our youngest of 2, four-legged kids} usually has no qualms about where he digs...But he was of no help today in getting started, though he did bark some.... Euell Gibbons has nothing on me after today's ordeal. Anyways, hope some of you are pulling for me....please someone help pull, I'm plumb tuckered out
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    Gardening is in your roots? Looks more like roots is in your garden.
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    But think of the spalting and crazy grain in that root ball though!

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    This is stump grinder material. Not worth a heart attack trying to wrestle that thing into submission.

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    Actually, I was thinking that half a stick of 40% dynamite, with a 25# bag of ammonium nitrate on top of it, would take the stump right out of there. Probably get some complaints from the neighbors, though, what with the broken windows, and all...
    Jim D.
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    I was thinking the same as John...probably some good turning in that stump.
    Darren

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    Or just ammonium nitrate and a little diesel

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    I'd just go with a raised bed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I'd just go with a raised bed!
    Yeah right, Bobcat Boy. You would have dug halfway to China trying to get that stump out, just because you can.
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