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Post  has55 on 11/26/2017, 5:49 pm

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Post  has55 on 11/27/2017, 12:43 am

Hello everyone, the above post actually goes under jimmie cee thread about the soil food web. I'm putting videos snippet together about the microbes and plants that is address in Jeff's Book. I was avoiding having it in two places to prevent confusion. If you want them in my research and development thread I'm ok with it. But jimmie cee is the one that brought us this great info. I just need permission to move away from his thread. if that ok I will rearrange it here. My thread is everything. his thread is related to teaming with microbes that jeff, wayne and Elaine brought to the community.
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has55's R & D Journey: compost thermometer

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has55's R & D Journey: compost thermometer

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Post  trolleydriver on 12/17/2017, 8:00 am

I've done it a lot cheaper than that. I bought a Digital Thermometer for about $2 on Ebay. To use it I poked a rod or stick into the compost, pulled it out and then used it to push the sensor of the thermometer down into the compost. Better still I put the the thermometer in place and just left it there. In fact at one time I had several of these digital thermometers with their sensors positioned at different places in the compost. Worked great.

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Post  has55 on 12/18/2017, 1:13 pm

That’s awesome TD I’m working on a new idea. Will post soon.
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Post  has55 on 1/2/2018, 2:57 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Kelejan, I also have a friend who has many medical problems, does not eat properly, drinks gallons of cola, and gets very little exercise. I am very concerned for this individual but my advice does not and will not help.

Maybe both of our friends could use the following:

for those who are stuck inside for the winter
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has55's R & D Journey-adding 3 new lines using push to connect PVC fittings for with Aquajet irrigation for 3 new SFG beds in Spring 2018

Post  has55 on 1/2/2018, 3:06 pm

late update. I have been fighting a cold with nasal congestion but needed to get the pipes in the ground before the first cold snap. it a rush job in filming, but it enough info to be helpful to someone. this was done in Nov 2017













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has55's R & D Journey-Composting, some simple ideas from across the water

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Post  has55 on 1/10/2018, 11:19 pm

Do we have anyone on the forum from the Netherlands/Holland that knows if they compost like this over there? interesting.
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Post  has55 on 1/23/2018, 9:02 am

AMES TOOLS
GREAT TOOLS with awesome warranty,
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Post  has55 on 1/23/2018, 9:11 am

This gentle is just fun to watch. He's a gardener/farmer. He's across the Great Pond.
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Post  has55 on 1/23/2018, 9:17 am

Great colors. I love the composting.
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Post  has55 on 2/19/2018, 8:31 pm

good idea for tying tomatoes.
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Post  sanderson on 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

Looks like a decent material for tying tomatoes. I wish folks, like MIGardens, would make concise videos, closer to 1 minute. That was way too long for a product video. Git 'er done.

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Post  has55 on 3/5/2018, 5:48 pm

I put this on TD thread, ([url=/t21022p300-trolleydriver-s-compost-thermometer#277717]TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer[/url])but wanted to add it to my R&D for people who follow my findings.

just found this website for a digital thermometer. Going to buy one while on sale. 
Heavy Duty Waterproof Thermometer, 24-inch (RT610B-24)

This is the response from the chat line with Beverly.

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Austin's
looking at your product Heavy Duty Waterproof Thermometer, 24-inch (RT610B-24). Will this work in a compost pile
I noticed all the reply seem mostly related to beer brewing?
Beverly Bowman
It is true, it is used for brewing. I will work for what you want too, as long as the compost pile isn't too deep.
austin
too deep? I wanted to insert in probably 20 inches
it's 24". are you saying it will break or bend?
Beverly Bowman
Then it will work for you.
austin
can it be left outdoor?
Beverly Bowman
I will ask an expert, I will be right back.
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have you had any feedback of your customers using it in a compost pile or will I be the first one?
is there any warranty?
Beverly Bowman
That unit is an instant read.
It has an auto shut off.
If left out over time, water or liquid could make it's way in.
There is a 2 year warranty, as long as it is used as an instant read.
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have you had any feedback of your customers using it in a compost pile or will I be the first one?
Beverly Bowman
I haven't had a customer tell me they were using it for a compost pile.
Usually it is used in the beer making processes.
I can be used in your compost pile.
austin
Ok, thank you. awesome answers. Great. I will buy one, maybe two.
would it be ok to post these questions and answer to my square foot garden forum? Read

Beverly BowmanYes, no worries.
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Post  has55 on 3/5/2018, 6:08 pm

This is a fun, simple understanding of the soil food web, composting and deactivating disease through the worm I have heard for the layman gardener.
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R & D journey-Direct winter sowing

Post  has55 on 3/5/2018, 9:13 pm

I'm trying the direct winter sowing to get my tomatoes and peppers out early. Today, I added cucumber and cantaloupe from seed but did not put the jugs covering on, it got too dark. will do in AM. So far they seem to be growing well. will post more pictures later. tomorrow. I'll plant watermelon. The greens are doing well in the greenhouse and I have seedling coming up under the old growth since they're are getting close to bolting from age, not heat.

winter greens coming up between tomatoes that are cover with milk jug




snow peas coming up in the middle between Austrian winter peas that I planted as a green manure crop this fall.


bell pepper, banana peppers growing in the jugs with various greens growing on the outside. the greens will also be my micro greens. I will pick them as they get larger and get the numbers down to SFG numbers per square. I planted the peppers near my worm buckets to see how the growth will be this year. I believe the roots will move into the bucket. We will see.




getting ready to push the seeds into the soil. the soil holding moisture quite well. I'm planting them within the austrian winter peas but they will have the jug surrounding them to prevent choking. I just found out you can eat the leaves and pods of these peas, so I will be adding them to my salad.


my tomatoes beds. one plant has reached the top. suspect it will come out in a couple of days. various greens around the jugs for food and to rapidly cover the ground with a living mulch since heat isn't an issue yet.

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R & D journey- in the greenhouse in march 2018

Post  has55 on 3/5/2018, 10:10 pm

arugula and different greens in the greenhouse. Growing well. Great flavor.








One lone asparagus. It was invited to dinner.



onions doing ok. Haven't given them much attention, Left on their own this winter.



growing new seedling beneath the old growth.


wife loves turnip greens. The babies are busting out.




larger view of what's happening in the greenhouse in March 2018
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Post  trolleydriver on 3/5/2018, 10:19 pm

Looking good. So much going on.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/6/2018, 8:48 am

Everything looks wonderful, Has55!!
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Post  sanderson on 3/7/2018, 3:47 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Looking good. So much going on.
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Post  has55 on 3/8/2018, 6:03 pm

@has55 wrote:I put this on TD thread, ([url=/t21022p300-trolleydriver-s-compost-thermometer#277717]TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer[/url])but wanted to add it to my R&D for people who follow my findings.

just found this website for a digital thermometer. Going to buy one while on sale. 
Heavy Duty Waterproof Thermometer, 24-inch (RT610B-24)

This is the response from the chat line with Beverly.

[size=12]Beverly Bowman4:25 pm

Hi.
4:26 pm
How can I help today?


Austin's
looking at your product Heavy Duty Waterproof Thermometer, 24-inch (RT610B-24). Will this work in a compost pile
I noticed all the reply seem mostly related to beer brewing?
Beverly Bowman
It is true, it is used for brewing. I will work for what you want too, as long as the compost pile isn't too deep.
austin
too deep? I wanted to insert in probably 20 inches
it's 24". are you saying it will break or bend?
Beverly Bowman
Then it will work for you.
austin
can it be left outdoor?
Beverly Bowman
I will ask an expert, I will be right back.
austin
have you had any feedback of your customers using it in a compost pile or will I be the first one?
is there any warranty?
Beverly Bowman
That unit is an instant read.
It has an auto shut off.
If left out over time, water or liquid could make it's way in.
There is a 2 year warranty, as long as it is used as an instant read.
austin
have you had any feedback of your customers using it in a compost pile or will I be the first one?
Beverly Bowman
I haven't had a customer tell me they were using it for a compost pile.
Usually it is used in the beer making processes.
I can be used in your compost pile.
austin
Ok, thank you. awesome answers. Great. I will buy one, maybe two.
would it be ok to post these questions and answer to my square foot garden forum? Read

Beverly BowmanYes, no worries.
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compost thermometer came in. Pretty sturdy. Feel good when handle. Good support in the handle. SO this is one I would recommend. As you can see My piles are cold from sitting a long time. Now I'm ready to work with them. Great service. quick mailing. they sent some jelly beans and two extra batteries.




comes with a cover for the tip



That's a sharp tip.


Inserted easily into the pile. Stem felt strong. Handle held on tightly.




my first pile is cold from sitting a long time.


That's a sharp point. came out easily.



2ND pile cold too.

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Post  trolleydriver on 3/8/2018, 7:24 pm

That thermometer looks great.
But did you really mean to say, "My piles are cold from sitting a long time." ?
The reason I ask is that I was told as a youngster that you can get piles from sitting on a cold surface.

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