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Post  has55 on 3/8/2018, 9:37 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:
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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lol! let it pile up and high
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Post  has55 on 3/12/2018, 4:29 pm

It was 36 degrees last night. it was almost 75 degrees the day before. 60 degrees now. So far it looks like my tomatoes and peppers made it thru the night using the direct winter growing method in my beds. I will know in the next couple of days.
here's a video with using your air space beneath the sky for growing.Very Happy










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Post  has55 on 3/12/2018, 7:32 pm

my goal this year is to stop those flea beetles and cucumber beetles on my cucumber. eggplant and tomatoes. Nematodes will be added through compost tea. But I'm going to add some from Arbico . This is a good video showing simple application and discussing results. Anyone using beneficial nematodes?

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Post  sanderson on 3/13/2018, 2:34 pm

@has55 wrote:
@trolleydriver wrote:
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.

Very Happy
lol! let it pile up and high
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/14/2018, 8:57 am

@has55 wrote:my goal this year is to stop those flea beetles and cucumber beetles on my cucumber. eggplant and tomatoes. Nematodes will be added through compost tea. But I'm going to add some from Arbico . This is a good video showing simple application and discussing results. Anyone using beneficial nematodes?


You know, Has55, I think DStack is using them....
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Post  has55 on 3/14/2018, 1:30 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:
@has55 wrote:Anyone using beneficial nematudes?

You know, Has55, I think DStack is using them....
Dstack are you out there? Hope to hear from you.
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has55's R & D Journey: preparing for future orchard using the back to eden method.

Post  has55 on 3/15/2018, 11:13 am

working on clearing the hedges. I would like to plant a fruit orchard after I cover the land with mulch and let it compost about a year. have some wood chip piles out there now.


has anyone used a billy goat? I was wondering if it would finish up these small stubb.


these brushes were slowly taking over the land. 






making some headway.

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HAS55'S R & D JOURNEY:update on compost tea, micro greens, green house seedling and direct winter sowing

Post  has55 on 3/15/2018, 11:28 am

brewing 25 gallons of compost tea. Able to use my own vermicomposting tea. will put out this evening using a small utility sump pump. simple built plans from Oregon state university.






microgreens almost ready.

pepper plant got burn last night, but it' the only one.



this pepper plant and the others did well.



Baby seedling coming up under old veggie growth. As you can tell the older ones are flowering and will be done soon.


more seedlings.


tomatoes got burn. I had two that received slight burns. The 1-gallon milk cover is working well.


2nd tomatoes plant with a small burn but overall they're doing fine,


snow peas coming along quite well. winter Australian peas doing fine. great cover crop.
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Post  sanderson on 3/16/2018, 3:28 pm

Has, I never realized how big your lot is!  You definitely have room for a nice orchard.  Totally jealous. Wink

I am removing my worm tubes this spring.  Feeding the beds with homemade compost seems to be enough to keep them thriving at this point.  I'm thinking about putting some of them in dirt areas that are covered with wood chips.  I like them as a way to get rid of small batches of kitchen scraps.

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Post  has55 on 3/28/2018, 8:43 pm

temperature getting higher. the thermometer seems to be working.

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Post  sanderson on 3/30/2018, 5:08 pm

Sweet!

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Post  trolleydriver on 3/30/2018, 5:28 pm

@sanderson wrote:Sweet!
Very nice Has55.

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Post  sanderson on 5/8/2018, 3:20 am

The deep aqua blue ones are so pretty!

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Post  Kelejan on 5/8/2018, 7:30 am

@sanderson wrote:The deep aqua blue ones are so pretty!

If the rounded ones were aqua blue would they be pretty? Very Happy
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Post  Kelejan on 5/8/2018, 7:39 am

hass55.  GOATS.  When my DH and I had a small pub in England, there was a paddock included.  To keep the grass down a neighbour who kept goats placed a couple of goats on tethers to nibble down the weeds.  He would bring them out in the morning and place them another circle so that eventually everything got nibbled down.

It got the paddock good enough so the the current archbishop of the day (1978) the  Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Reverend Robert Runcie was able to have his helicopter land safely so that he was able to preach to the villagers.  I had a ten minute ride in his helicopter, and I remember how he had to take his crook everywhere with him.  As it was not a folding one, I had his crook across the back of my neck.  Very Happy
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Post  trolleydriver on 5/8/2018, 7:43 am

@Kelejan wrote:hass55.  GOATS.  When my DH and I had a small pub in England, there was a paddock included.  To keep the grass down a neighbour who kept goats placed a couple of goats on tethers to nibble down the weeds.  He would bring them out in the morning and place them another circle so that eventually everything got nibbled down.

It got the paddock good enough so the the current archbishop of the day (1978) the  Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Reverend Robert Runcie was able to have his helicopter land safely so that he was able to preach to the villagers.  I had a ten minute ride in his helicopter, and I remember how he had to take his crook everywhere with him.  As it was not a folding one, I had his crook across the back of my neck.  Very Happy
Great anecdotes KJ.

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Post  sanderson on 5/9/2018, 2:32 am

@Kelejan wrote:
@sanderson wrote:The deep aqua blue ones are so pretty!

If the rounded ones were aqua blue would they be pretty? Very Happy
Yep, or periwinkle blue.

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Post  sanderson on 5/9/2018, 2:33 am

@trolleydriver wrote:
@Kelejan wrote:hass55.  GOATS.  When my DH and I had a small pub in England, there was a paddock included.  To keep the grass down a neighbour who kept goats placed a couple of goats on tethers to nibble down the weeds.  He would bring them out in the morning and place them another circle so that eventually everything got nibbled down.

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Great anecdotes KJ.
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has55's R & D Journey- shade cloth like sanderson to beat summer heat

Post  has55 on 6/13/2018, 9:54 pm

the new experiment to see if my crops will grow in these hot temp.








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has55's R & D Journey- tomatoes and the hanging 10 group

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has55's R & D Journey- cucumbers, babies and the other hanging 10 group

Post  has55 on 6/13/2018, 10:22 pm

I love the hanging system. very easy to see, fertilized, harvest and clean up.













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has55's R & D Journey- comfrey

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