Hypertufa

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Ozarkguy, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Ozarkguy

    Ozarkguy Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks. I just posted this in crafts, then I got to thinking maybe it should go in gardens. Hmmmm.... maybe even in horses? :) For making watering troughs.

    Anyways, I thought I would pass this along. This is something we've been playing with lately that's pretty handy!

    It's called Hypertufa. You can make your own pots, planters, watering troughs, and all kinds of stuff. Pretty fun AND very useful around the homestead. Enjoy.....

    http://www.minifarmhomestead.com/gardening/hypertufa.htm

    Ozarkguy

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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Is this stuff as touchy as mixing concrete as far as water quantities?....I've had lousy luck with that :(
     

  3. Ozarkguy

    Ozarkguy Well-Known Member

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    Ha! If it doesn't involve a fishing pole or a chainsaw, I usually have trouble with it. But even I can mix up this stuff! :D

    gotta love those hills.....

    Ozarkguy

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    bethlaf Homegrown Family

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    hyper tufa is actually quite simple,
    i promise !!!
    you can make just about any type container out of it, yes it can even be waterpproofed for animal waterers, though i would make sure to let it leach out well before using for animals

    if you can mix mudpies you can tufa, really, its that easy, dont get too caught up in the recipes and proportions,
    close enugh is generally good enough
    soem folks get really really pick with weights and measures, andi have found its just not needed !
    i dont like naything that takes more htinking than doing, at least not as a hobby ,
    so tufa is great, plus i can make it , and in a couple of days when i get back to it , its still ready for me, thats cool :D

    beware, its much like getting one goat or one chicken , it cant be done .......
    Beth