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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse growing fall 2017 thru spring 2018
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:23:30 PM »
wow...that is an honest to goodness greenhouse.  it's huge!  tell me you have to take that thing apart and put it back together?!?  might be worth it to rent a flatbed and move it in sections or whole if you can do it. 

did you get them to throw in the raised beds too?

little man is def gonna need gps after that one is full of plants.   

of course if it does not work out as a greenhouse, you can always slap some tin on it and rent it out as an airplane hanger...lol.

good luck!  can't wait to see the pics of you trying to plastic that bad boy...lol.

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The Greenhouse / Re: winter 2017 greenhouse
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:40:03 AM »
it is nice out here today.  cool, but very sunny.  i went out into the greenhouse to water and it was pretty warm in there already!  i opened a couple of the side windows to vent it out a bit. 

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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:37:19 AM »
wow...1 fly in all those traps and they are locking down!  you guys don't mess around!

we get invasive species here all the time and our gov't usually doesn't react until it is to the point of taking over an entire region  :(

good luck on containment!  wouldn't want to be the person whose yard they found it in...lol.




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New Videos / Re: Me and Colt getting some broccoli for his afternoon snack
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:17:26 AM »
yeah..he gets that from his mom...sure he does...his mom...sure...lol.

he is so adorable!  thanks for posting!

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:15:24 AM »
i noticed yesterday that the little bunch of daffodils over by the brick patio are up and have the flower heads on them.  it looks like they should open any day.   will try to get a pic when they do.


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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:41:07 PM »
my daughter has 2 axolotl salamanders as pets.  if they lose a leg or tail they can grow new ones.  i saw today that scientists have mapped the genome of these animals and it is 10x larger than the human genome.  they are getting closer to being able to find out how these little guys grow their parts back. 

https://www.mpg.de/11886639/decoding-the-axolotl-genome?c=2249

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Happy Hour / Re: Got any computer advice/help/shortcuts/ information
« on: February 16, 2018, 05:58:10 PM »
hi crazyhorse

the automatically logged into BG is probably not a windows thing.  do you use chrome?  i believe chrome can be set to default to save your passwords.  even if you don't set it to do it for every site, it will generally pop up a little window that asks 'would you like chrome to save your password' when you first enter a password on any site.  i know when hub starts up his chrome he can go on pretty much any site he has been on before and it will automatically log him in since it saved his password.

i am with tbird and log out of everything once i am done with it.

 setx gardener is correct.  it is good to either log out or shut down your computer once a week.  many programs in your system are default set to do automatic updates.  some of these won't become permanent unless you log out (most of the time when your system runs auto update cycle it will do it itself automatically, but depending on your settings it may not.)








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The Greenhouse / Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« on: February 16, 2018, 05:32:01 PM »
almost too pretty to eat.  almost.  ;)   great job!  enjoy!

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The Greenhouse / Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:15:31 AM »
so how was the salad maggie?  were the small frakenbeet leaves edible?


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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse growing fall 2017 thru spring 2018
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:13:12 AM »
once this one is up you are gonna have to put gps on your little one so you know what wing he is in...lol






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Happy Hour / Re: our busy day ended with sweet notes
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:09:25 AM »
that was a busy day mr. monroe!  you got a lot done!  bet you slept really well last night. 

i think it is awesome that you and mrs. jewel still go out for date nights  ;D and to enjoy the local concert scene.   i am glad you enjoyed it!

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General Discussion / Re: Are heirloom tomatoes worth the trouble?
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:41:43 PM »
2 years ago i planted cherokee purple, black krim, cuostralee and what turned out to be some big yellow variety in the woodchip garden.  did not have much issue with disease.  while it is hot here in the summer, it is not even close to the humidity they get in LA or FL.   i did get mine in early and had toms fully set and ripened by june.  like jimmie said, late june into july here the plants just pretty much survive since it is too hot for them to set much new fruit.  once the weather broke though, they did give another round of toms before the frost.  the plants did get huge!  i called it the woodchip jungle.  lol.

i would much rather have less really decent sized and great tasting toms than a ton of 'ok' tasting ones.   

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General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:03:02 PM »
warm hugs to you bill!

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General Discussion / Re: Guess the plant
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:54:40 PM »
bobcat what do you do with that many reapers?  sell them?

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The Greenhouse / Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:52:22 PM »
the greens look good maggie!  the salad will be extra good knowing you grew it all.  :)

frankenbeet is looking great!  little baby leaves!

when i looked at the pic, the stems on that bad boy reminded me of celery.  i was wondering if you could cut them off and eat them with some peanut butter like celery.  i looked it up to see what the net said and it turns out they are edible, but most of the sites said to cook them.  i learned something new! 

here is a recipe in case you want to try
http://www.spoonforkbacon.com/2013/06/citrus-sauteed-beet-stems/

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Happy Hour / Re: Do you remember--the group called Up With People
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:36:30 AM »
seems that UWP is still touring.  here is a link in case anyone is interested in having them come to their area.

https://upwithpeople.org/discover/our-program/

 this one is for you mr. monroe.  it is the 77 half time show featuring up with people.  when i was looking for this, it turns out they did it more than one year. 

https://youtu.be/VMBFpDm1YDE

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General Discussion / Re: My work in progress
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:16:57 AM »
good job on upcycling all that stuff to make your garden happen!   :)

next time you are at a starbucks see if you can score some free used coffee grounds.  if you call them, usually they will keep them for you or let you know what time they put them out.   even though you are not doing woodchips, you can still incorporate some into the clay to encourage the worms. 

good luck!  i am looking forward to your updates!

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General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:04:42 AM »
good luck today bill!   :)

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General Discussion / Re: Who do you buy your tomato seeds from?
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:03:32 AM »
i buy my seeds on ebay.  there are tons of little mom and pop farms that sell seeds on there.  you can get pretty much anything.  the key is to read the postings carefully and not just go for the cheapest seeds.   i only buy from farms here in the us, if they have pics that say they are from their actual yard and what their posting info says.  you can def tell by their posting info the folks who grow/sell things for a living and those who have no idea what they are doing with no info on there.  mostly i think those are just folks who order the seeds from china and re-sell them.   i have had great results from all the seeds i have ordered on there.  when i find a good vendor i go back and re-order from them since i know they are good to go.

i also buy some of my everyday seeds (like spinach) from dollar general.  they sell those 'american seed co.' seeds.  you can get them like 3 for a dollar (or 10 for a dollar when they go on end of season clearance!)   when i looked them up previously i discovered they are under the parent company of plantation products...who is also the parent company of ferry-morse, livingston seeds, jiffy, etc. 

http://www.plantationproducts.com/pages/cfHome.cfm


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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:13:14 AM »
today was super windy!  it rained pretty heavily overnight and early in the morning.  it did taper off and was a beautiful 70 degrees here today, but we had 30 mph winds on and off all day.  the power went out (again) for a couple of hours this afternoon.  it must have been another tree/branch with all the wind.   

it is supposed to be a roller coaster of temps this week.  tomorrow is going to be another warm day but tues is only supposed to be in the 4o's during the day, then back into the upper 60's toward the end of the week only to cool back down late week again.  plus there is a chance of rain the entire week!

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