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Puzzler - lots of buried socks - why?

Posted by babyg U10 S20/21 (MtnTop L (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 21, 14 at 14:20

Ok, here is a question for all of you gardeners who have been around the block. Why would someone bury socks?

My friend bought a house that has two raised beds and lots of potted plants. She found lots of socks buried in both. No other kinds of cloth.

My first thought was maybe they are being used as "browns" in composting. My second thought was some sort of slow release or animal control.

Have you ever heard of someone burying socks in their raised beds and plant pots?


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RE: Puzzler - lots of buried socks - why?

Dogs?


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RE: Puzzler - lots of buried socks - why?

maybe they used them as water retention. Basically as an organic sponge, kind of like some use peat moss. Who knows.


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RE: Puzzler - lots of buried socks - why?

I bet they had a couple of teenage boys who played lots of sports.


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RE: Puzzler - lots of buried socks - why?

Its where the name square FOOT gardening came from. ;-)

tj


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RE: Puzzler - lots of buried socks - why?

Possibly to wick water down into the soil?
Or they have insane dogs like mine - sock fetish.


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