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#21 Devv

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:45 PM

Will be interested to see how your 'Spring Grow'
turns out! Go, brothah!

 

Thanks Paul!

 

I want a grow like 2014! And that's gonna happen!


Good luck, Scott!

 

thanks so much!

 

Here's to 2017!

 

And good luck this season!
 


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#22 Devv

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

Really nice head start...cabinet looks to be doing just fine for you, congrats, they look great.

 

Thanks!

 

I have it in an insulated room off the wood shop. The lights alone keep it warm enough, even though it was 19°s this morning.

 

Good luck with your grow this season!

 

 

So this morning was THE coldest morning since 1989 here. 12/24/1989 had a high of 15° all day that year. Today was 19° and it hit 43°. So while cold, not as cold as that day. It seems our lettuce, broccoli, and carrots froze. And that is a first. We already lost the pineapples, and of course the peppers in the garden 2-3 weeks ago. Not sure about the citrus trees.

 

So today I turned the heat on in the shop and installed my Christmas present, LB and the kids got me a garage door opener. LOL welcome to the rest of the world for me.

 

So now when I take the Beast to work:

 

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I can push a button to get out of the garage. LOL, never mind I'm a IT guy for a school district. I guess I get so much at work that I don't want to fork with it at home, after all I'm just now getting used to texting, dang cell phones are invasive!


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:24 PM

Good luck with you grow this year.  Nice to see an early start.  Just started a handful myself.  I think we have the same thoughts on IT.  I do it for work and once home last thing I want to do these days is any real IT stuff that requires thought.   My computers now are used to store pictures, check the weather and pepper stuff.  Sometimes the occasional golf scores.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:40 PM

Good luck with you grow this year.  Nice to see an early start.  Just started a handful myself.  I think we have the same thoughts on IT.  I do it for work and once home last thing I want to do these days is any real IT stuff that requires thought.   My computers now are used to store pictures, check the weather and pepper stuff.  Sometimes the occasional golf scores.

 

Thanks!

 

There ya go! That's why my time in the garden is fun. I spend my work day thinking all day for others. once home I want to escape phones and anything that sucks my brain, so dirt is fun ;)

I'm at less than 3 years until AMF...adios mother forkers :party:
 


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:47 PM

 

Thanks!

 

There ya go! That's why my time in the garden is fun. I spend my work day thinking all day for others. once home I want to escape phones and anything that sucks my brain, so dirt is fun ;)

I'm at less than 3 years until AMF...adios mother forkers :party:
 

3 years, damn, I wish I was so lucky.  I have no end in sight.  But we sound exactly alike these days.  Thats probably why I got so into peppers again in the last few years, to get away from the technological thinking. 



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:38 AM

Scott, broccoli is one of the hardest vegetables to freeze out. Up in our part of Tezas I've a plant survive several freezes and continue to produce "headlets".

Of course, that sterile brown stuff you call "garden dirt" doesn't give a poor plant much incentive, now does it.....;-)

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:27 PM

Nice list Scott, best of luck this season, looks like your off to a great start with the seedlings. Too bad about the freeze really liked those pineapples in your glog. Have you grow the Manzano before? Still haven't had a chance to try that one, I started one in the hydroponics set-up and its been a straggler from the start, just don't seem as happy as the others.

 

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:34 PM

3 years, damn, I wish I was so lucky.  I have no end in sight.  But we sound exactly alike these days.  Thats probably why I got so into peppers again in the last few years, to get away from the technological thinking. 

 

Well, the downside of being able to retire is your age ;)...AKA old.  My older brother, who BTW retired at 55 with a 6 figure retirement, keeps telling me don't rush your life away. Not trying to do that, I'm just tired of thinking for other people, if that makes sense. I'm 58 and been working 40 or more hours a week for 44 years. I'm more than ready ;)

 

And yes, physical work is a fantastic release after a day of brain work! I spent 25 years as an auto technician before I moved to IT. The brain work IS more exhausting. So what do you do in IT?

 

I manage the networks, all the Cisco gear. I design and deploy the gear, about 80 pieces. I run 35+ servers for the school district. Mainly Winders 2012, but 5 or 6 are Linux. Most are VM's on a Window hypervisor system. I designed and implemented our Cisco phone system from scratch. It's on a VMware system, new to me but not hard. I also handle the SAN's,  I have 6 or 7, and our backups go to 2 different ones at 2 different locations. I wear a few more hats, like doing ERATE, all the purchasing, I could go on...lol


Scott, broccoli is one of the hardest vegetables to freeze out. Up in our part of Tezas I've a plant survive several freezes and continue to produce "headlets".

Of course, that sterile brown stuff you call "garden dirt" doesn't give a poor plant much incentive, now does it.....;-)

 

I'm hoping you're correct Eric! Right now they're looking mighty limp.

 

 

Of course, that sterile brown stuff you call "garden dirt" doesn't give a poor plant much incentive, now does it.....;-)

I don't quite understand this comment???? ;)


Nice list Scott, best of luck this season, looks like your off to a great start with the seedlings. Too bad about the freeze really liked those pineapples in your glog. Have you grow the Manzano before? Still haven't had a chance to try that one, I started one in the hydroponics set-up and its been a straggler from the start, just don't seem as happy as the others.

 

Take Care

:cheers:

 

Hi Anthony!

 

Although we lost 7 Pineapples in the garden, we have 7 that are in pots, they came inside. I'm done planting them in the dirt. every time I do, it freezes :mope:

 

First time growing a Red Manzano, in the past an Orange one. They are rather hard to get going, but in your climate they should be mas happy!


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:37 PM

Good growing to you this season Devv.

 

I too will be starting early but looks like you got a waaay early start.

I expect you to have this seasons first pod pics! :P


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:00 PM

So yesterday morning around 19-20°, this morning around 20-22°! As a local would say it " Dis aint Colerada" .

 

I spent the colder part of the day working the babies. Last year my germ rates were not the best, "sucked" is a better description. So.... I put 3 seeds in 2 places in each pot. And I did something different too. I used either 3.5" or 4" pots, filed to within 1.5's of the top with regular cheapo MG potting soil. The top 1" I used Black Gold seedling mix. Now this stuff repelled water, like car wax! So I put a bunch in a tray and added water until it was saturated. Spooned it on top of the MG and then set the pots in the tray planted and added 2.5"s of water so the MG would soak. 

 

Well, the germ rates are crazy this season, a good thing. So I separated and did some culling (culling hurts!)

 

OK it's bad picture time!

 

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The last planted trays

 

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Pubes, started earlier, seeds from Dale


Good growing to you this season Devv.

 

I too will be starting early but looks like you got a waaay early start.

I expect you to have this seasons first pod pics! :P

 

Thanks Fire!

 

I started a bit early after a poor germ rate last year. NOT going there again! I can always trim them back. They hit the dirt April 1st.

 

Thanks for stopping by ;)
 


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

Lots of cool stuff germinating over there and some stuff in larger pots already.  This season will be a good one for you!



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:17 PM

 

 

So now when I take the Beast to work:

 

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:30 PM

Looks good my friend. I don't have a garage door opener. Must be nice. LOL

That's some cold temps for you. I can't wait to see how the garden does with the wind barrier. Dirt day in April. I want to try and hit that goal. I see Ricks Gochu. That's a good pepper.

Thanks for sharing, stay warm and enjoy that garage door opener.
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:04 PM

Nice start. Good luck with your grow!

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:04 PM

Nice start. Good luck with your grow!

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:17 PM

Their looking good my friend !    May start a few myself this week !  WOOHOO ! 



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:50 PM

Thanks Fire!

 

I started a bit early after a poor germ rate last year. NOT going there again! I can always trim them back. They hit the dirt April 1st.

 

Thanks for stopping by ;)
 

 

My last frost date is May 1st so that makes more sense, only like a month ahead of me if we go by plant out dates :P

 

In your experience have your pubes set later in the season? I only got like 4 before I moved in October last year but I started them way later.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:20 PM

 

Scat Pack ?

 

Yes sir! Close to 500 ponies is plenty, especially when the Hellcat was 30k more! I added Mopar strut braces and tied the frame rails together with a Petty kit. Also added a K&N cold air system. The car is simply a Beast to drive.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:32 PM

Looks good my friend. I don't have a garage door opener. Must be nice. LOL

That's some cold temps for you. I can't wait to see how the garden does with the wind barrier. Dirt day in April. I want to try and hit that goal. I see Ricks Gochu. That's a good pepper.

Thanks for sharing, stay warm and enjoy that garage door opener.

 

So when I talked to my father on Christmas and told him about the opener, his response was "every house I've owned has one, just like they have toilets" LOL, he has $$$$$ I don't. For me it's a luxury, I probably never would have bought one for myself. The wife and kids chipped in ;) 

 

And yes the Gochu is a winner, that and the Large Orange Thai. Peppers the wife will cook with all the time.


Nice start. Good luck with your grow!

 

Thanks!

 

And good luck to you this season!
 


Their looking good my friend !    May start a few myself this week !  WOOHOO ! 

 

Thanks Frank!

 

They're coming along, and I'm sure they out grow the lights. I'll deal with that when the time comes ;)

 

Hows that shoulder?


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:33 PM

 

Yes sir! Close to 500 ponies is plenty, especially when the Hellcat was 30k more! I added Mopar strut braces and tied the frame rails together with a Petty kit. Also added a K&N cold air system. The car is simply a Beast to drive.

 







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