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Crazyhorse...using it for electrical conduit is a fantastic idea! Thanks for that! Bloody ingenius.

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General Discussion / Re: Corn ripeness
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:11:52 AM »
GC...thats some good looking corn. Great job!

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:46:17 PM »
Yup. Pretty much. Mine is just the Hillbilly/Redneck/Coon-ass version.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:17:54 PM »
Ragun, Maggie, I hope that helps...let me know if you have any questions.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:11:52 PM »
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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:11:30 PM »
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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:11:06 PM »
tomato boxes are the same concept as the corn boxes except they are 18 gallon totes instead of the 50 gallon ones and I use a trenching method for fertilizing...oh and add lots of lime.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:09:40 PM »
another

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:48:53 PM »
just got this

Description...it's the same concept as the earth bucket.

Here are the differences though

I cut out the top to use as the base inside. I drill 1/2 inch holes all through the bottom. I also put 3-4 solo cups in the bottom and cut 5 inch long 4 inch diameter pieces of PVC for the bottom bracing and drill holes all through the bracing pieces so water can fill them, this keeps the volume of water up.

the soil I use is a mix of mushroom compost and top soil. In this I mix garden lime throughout because mushroom compost is pretty acidic.

at about 6 inches up on the filling I put a heavy layer of 10-10-10 then at the next six inches I do the same with 10-10-10...this gives it a consistent feed (I Hope)

I'm sure I am forgetting something.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:29:15 PM »
Maggie I am not even sure it's gonna work. When I started them my woman asked me what they were for and I said... "One of my experiments." She just rolled her eyes and walked off....lol

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Happy Hour / Re: Cajun Cooks
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:09:23 PM »
ksp--- I have also picked up some wonderful recipes on here and being a Hillbilly who loves Cajun and Creole food this place is a treasure trove of good info.

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Recipes / Re: SPAGHETTI SQUASH PARMESAN
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:38:47 AM »
Sounds interesting although I am not a huge fan of spaghetti squash this sounds almost like an Alfredo which might make them palatable to me. The rest of the family loves it though so this could be a good compromise.

Thanks for the recipe Maggie!

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General Discussion / Old Virginia Tomato
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:11:34 AM »
I am growing two of these.... I started them because of the name and the listed attributes and of course, because it's an heirloom.


The plants look good....anyone here have any experience with them?

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General Discussion / Re: BLT picture
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:08:31 AM »
Everytime it's gets close to lunchtime or dinner time even I look at that picture and get a serious case of envy....lol

I had a BLT last night made with store bought tomatoes and it was a pale moon cast shadow of that picture in beauty and I am sure flavor...pitiful, just pitiful....*smh*

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:05:58 AM »
Depending on the weather I will get some tonight for ya.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:42:57 AM »
This morning I put my sweet corn in my hillbilly earth boxes...between 24-30 seeds per box, 4 boxes. These are much bigger than buckets or even my tomato and pepper boxes.  it's way late so I chose a hybrid variety that should be ready for harvest toward the end of August, 65 days but in my experience growing the boxes most plants mature quicker and are ready for harvest sooner so who knows for sure?  We will see how they do.

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General Discussion / Re: Suckering Tomatoes
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:23:13 AM »
I do it to about a foot high until the plants get too huge. Keeps them from a lot of problems if you do this in my experience.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:58:12 AM »
Boy, we too are getting heat we never have this early!!! Been 90---95 here....unreal!
 Tangentalstorm..when my client left my house yesterday , she called me in a bit and said she did something she had never done----picked up a hitch hiker in my neighborhood!! She said a 68 yr old gentleman flagged her down and said he was out walking, misjudged the heat, and needed a ride to the little store about a 1/2 of a mile away to get some water, rest, and call his wife to come get him. He apologized profusely for having to ask but said he knew he could not make it to the store as hot as he was.....the road was inclined all the way to the store. My client said that was definitely a first for her----to pick up a stranger! He lived in an area several miles away and had not taken his cellphone with him, and he definitely looked like he was about to have a heat stroke. He said he biked a lot and tried to stay in shape, so he had pushed it a little by walking further than usual. WARNING TO ALL....heat kills. Especially  as we age....BE CAREFUL and listen to your body!!! Don't push it!!

Rabbit it's just ugly hot today. I am glad I work in the AC for my job. Told the woman don['t bother going outside today cause I don't want her to stroke out on me.

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Happy Hour / Re: Whats for supper ?
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:49:50 AM »
Last night after I had cooled down it was just some pintos that had been started in the crock at about 5:30am with some smoked hock, sweet peppers and onion, a shot of apple cider vinegar and about 1/4 stick of butter, salt and pepper and a half stick of butter. Cooked on high until about 7 last evening then set to just warm with some cold corn bread.

Almost heavenly.

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If you are going to be out in the heat working or otherwise drink 16oz of water every hour. Not too cold either just cool. This is a good way to maintain hydration. Voice of experience here.

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