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sedumzz
Oct 10, 2021 6:50 AM CST
I found a content farm that makes "gardening hacks" .

Most of them are faked, the others overcomplicated, only a few are actually helpful.

Let's see how many problems we can find within this one video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Just in the beginning, I see:
1. they plant dragonfruit but get a schlumberga
and at 1:57 they planted crassula but got Garlic attached to the leaf?!?!???! What!?!?
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Weedwhacker
Oct 10, 2021 8:26 AM CST
Hilarious!
โ€œThink occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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NMoasis
Oct 10, 2021 11:12 AM CST
That was a captivating 16 minutes! A bunch of them made me think of @purpleinopp. Tiffany, you'll love this stuff๐Ÿ‘

I'm sure I missed many bloopers, but did spot a cucurbit seed growing into a rosebush, and spinach turning into heads of lettuce. ๐Ÿ˜†
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sedumzz
Oct 10, 2021 12:58 PM CST
LOL!!! Hilarious!
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purpleinopp
Oct 10, 2021 6:39 PM CST
TY for the shout-out. I've seen these kids of vids before. Always wondered why they mix real hacks with fake plant stuff...?



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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
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โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
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NMoasis
Oct 10, 2021 6:55 PM CST
I agree โ€” some ideas look simple and logical and then they show total nonsense. I wonder if the idea people are separate from the people who create the videos...the ones who can't tell their asses from asters! Hilarious!
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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sedumzz
Oct 10, 2021 6:57 PM CST
5 minute crafts and it's family (They have over like 200 channels of the same stuf) are just one big content farm.

they used make good hack videos (the actually useful hacks) but then.... they got so into the "Quantity > Qulity" so they just started faking.

they make so much money to the point they copy clips from old videos into new ones, so nearly all content sometimes in a video is repeated (thus the weird ordering of good and bad hacks)..


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bumplbea
Oct 10, 2021 8:14 PM CST
sedumzz your comments were especially funny. How you caught all the wrong plants is way beyond me and fact of just figuring it out what was who..? Sort of like funniest videos watching kids trying challenges explodeโ€ฆ

Well my hyperactive brain couldn't keep up with all those slick ideasโ€ฆ really impressive & wow did those roses really turn those dyed colors as they grew from those lil water containers with colors added buried in the soil โ€ฆone on the left red the other on the right yellow... Rolling on the floor laughing gee wizzz, would that work with hydrangeas?

A really stinky mess โ€ฆ I have used buttermilk and moss in my blender, then painted on garden deco it never worked. Just turned into a sticky messy goo of mold. Of course no one told me that moss just naturally grows on everything that doesn't move even between your toes if u stand in 1 place long enoughโ€ฆdifferent moss for differ surfaces , reminds me of โ€ฆ'Different strokes for different folks'โ€ฆ Confused

Needless to say watching that triggered a hyper stage and I can't stop thinking of all the garden hacks tried over the yearsโ€ฆ.I could go on โ€ฆ butโ€ฆ' let's don't and say we did'โ€ฆ. Grumbling

Ok now I got a Headacheโ€ฆ D'Oh! time for a chocolate fix.
Iโ€™m so busy... โ€œI donโ€™t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.โ€
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NMoasis
Oct 10, 2021 8:41 PM CST
sedumzz said:5 minute crafts and it's family (They have over like 200 channels of the same stuf) are just one big content farm...


Hilarious! I am so clueless about these things Shrug!

bumplbea said: ... A really stinky mess โ€ฆ I have used buttermilk and moss in my blender, then painted on garden deco it never worked. Just turned into a sticky messy goo of mold. Of course no one told me that moss just naturally grows on everything that doesn't move even between your toes if u stand in 1 place long enough โ€ฆ Ok now I got a Headacheโ€ฆ D'Oh! time for a chocolate fix.


Bea, You crack me up! Rolling on the floor laughing

BTW, I know a really cool chocolate hack! First, put some chocolate and moss in a blender...



For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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bumplbea
Oct 10, 2021 9:02 PM CST
Chocolate hack!!! Let's goโ€ฆ. I tip my hat to you. ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿช Hurray!
Iโ€™m so busy... โ€œI donโ€™t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.โ€
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sedumzz
Oct 11, 2021 7:40 AM CST
The best one!!
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purpleinopp
Oct 11, 2021 3:44 PM CST
When I think "chocolate hack" I think about how ya need the giant knife for those solid bunnies or other giant chocolate items. Gotta hack up that chocolate to eat it w/o breaking my teeth.
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.

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ElPolloDiablo
Oct 14, 2021 1:29 AM CST
And that's what we call "clickbait". Rolling on the floor laughing

purpleinopp said:When I think "chocolate hack" I think about how ya need the giant knife for those solid bunnies or other giant chocolate items. Gotta hack up that chocolate to eat it w/o breaking my teeth.


Chocolate is either broken with a mallet or cut with a steel wire, such as an old guitar chord. Never use a knife.
The Saviour.
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NMoasis
Oct 14, 2021 10:35 AM CST
ElPolloDiablo said:
Chocolate is either broken with a mallet or cut with a steel wire, such as an old guitar chord. Never use a knife.


Is that functional or cultural advice?

For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Oct 14, 2021 6:30 PM CST
ElPolloDiablo said:And that's what we call "clickbait". Rolling on the floor laughing

Chocolate is either broken with a mallet or cut with a steel wire, such as an old guitar chord. Never use a knife.


One more thing I've apparently been doing wrong all my life (and will no doubt continue to do wrong... Rolling my eyes.
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McCannon
Oct 17, 2021 6:27 PM CST
ElPolloDiablo said:And that's what we call "clickbait". Rolling on the floor laughing

Chocolate is either broken with a mallet or cut with a steel wire, such as an old guitar chord. Never use a knife.


You'll have to discuss that with my knife who has a differing opinion Hilarious! .

I make it a point to learn something new every day. I just wish I could remember what that was.

The aboriginal peoples and many cultures throughout the world share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We could learn much from them!
Name: Sandy B.
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(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Oct 17, 2021 6:31 PM CST
ElPollo - the more I think about this the more puzzled I become; why NOT use a knife? I'm all ears!
โ€œThink occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 17, 2021 6:41 PM CST
I'm wondering if the guitar sting is heated? Otherwise wondering how I would leverage enough power to cut chocolate. Getting something filled with peanut butter is usually easier to cut. Or just get fudge. ; )

But the hack about cutting cake with dental floss is brilliant! So much icing is lost sticking to a knife. Truly a crime if it's chocolate icing, except when you're the one who gets to "clean" that knife.

What's so funny about hacks is they're usually so cool, but so rarely about anything I actually need to do.
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Weedwhacker
Oct 17, 2021 6:46 PM CST
Or - do you really want to use a grungy "old guitar string" to cut something you're planning to eat? Sticking tongue out
โ€œThink occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
C/F temp conversion
Name: Zoรซ
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover Container Gardener
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NMoasis
Oct 17, 2021 7:04 PM CST
At least use a new one Hilarious!
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.

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