Now dont go and think I'm an old Fall off the mountain Hillbilly with no learnin',...but here is my testing area for the drought surely coming this Summer!
I planted four Apple gourd seeds right where my washing machine drains into the back"40"! I wanted to see if the water there would help to keep my Gourdies going ,when there is no rain for a month at a time! So far the babies are very happy , but we will see!
Oh, please keep us posted! This sounds great. I've read in other threads that graywater, from dishwashing, etc., helps plants, and gourds need LOTS of water. My only little concern would be if you wash in hot water, but I suspect it would be cooled down by the time it gets to the gourds. I think it's a great idea. Kudos for being so green, Eufala. Ya old hillbilly.
So far! Oh and Good morning, Syrumani!
Yep the soil here is all hard hard clay. We finally got a good rain night before last but not enough to soften the earth. But here at the edge of the water drain off from my washer the soil has actually mulched down to a really nice " brown" soil. the lint from the washer has mingled with the clay and made it so nice ! I wouldnt plant vegetables here but flowers and gourds should do nicely.
As you can see the grass does great and I will have to remove a little plot of it, to keep my gourds happy. Oh and yes, I have earth worms here too! They seem to love it! I figure if an earthworm loves an area it must be a pretty good home!
Hi Lavina, Well Yes and no! LOL!!
As everyone knows I have had quite an Up and Down few months lately, so gardening was just not on my list of things that had to be done! Sadly my gourds were on the list of things put to the side. However, My little gourd plants that were planted by the drain were rescued. They were doing so great , until a varmit decided to use the gourd area as his nightly snuffling trail. My Armidillo Buddy! I cant seem to get rid of him so he has become a nightly visitor and it seems that he has chosen to use my living space as his own. He (or She) has burrowed under the corner of my house!! So now I am having this nightly , noisey , scuffling and snuffling, from the hours of 10 pm to around 1 or 2 am. It doesnt really bother me as much as it bothers my little Chihuahua People, Angel and Mr. Pepito.
Anyway I moved the gourds to a protected area. They had a rough start ,getting acclimated to their new surroundings . So I have babied them and they seem to be doing much better. The place I moved them to isnt as suitable for gourds as the other but it will have to do.
No Photos right now , dead batteries!! LOL!!!