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#1632236 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 May 2019 - 09:10 AM

Next is that gawd awful rotting garden bed and though she may be ugly she does put out, have been amending this damn thing since we moved in and is prolly the only bed I could get away with not feeding if I had too.






Was only going to use this for greens or whatever but decided to dig down about 10inches and widen the holes, after I hilled them up about a foot of soil which will settle down abit at which time I will add some more. Anyways I will take the chance again with some maters or peppers again this year since they should have enough room for the roots.






Back piece that needs to be tilled which I pray will be this weekend if a friend of mine can either lend me his tiller or find the time to bring the family over and we will make a day of it. You can see the outline better of what needs to be done with the grass coming up and getting green.....






And the beds I quickly made last year......All of this stuff I will just use for a couple years until I can build nice raised beds that serve the purpose but also look nice.






Can see my 'Compost Bin' in this pic, the neighbors dogs still try and dig under the bloody thing. Its so full from the winters food being frozen for so long the bricks on top are not just to keep the critters out, but just hold down the lid from the food exploding inside.





And the update everyone has been waiting for...."Fanzilla the 2nd" For kicks I bought some fans that had LEDs since people give me the gears aboot my disco tech lighting set up. They are not as flashy as I had hoped but still are fun, is another 7-8 fans I am still waiting on before I start figureing out how I wanna put it all together.










#1632234 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 May 2019 - 08:51 AM

Couple quick shots of the greenhouse packed in......I have been leaving the heat off lately to get them used to the cooler nights and they seem to be doing ok, and I may start putting some into pots today/tomorrow if time allows for it.













Getting ready to do some more peat moss up, so spent a few hours collecting Spagnum and digging out rotton spungy stumps for fill, I am not picky though and will toss in pretty much any thing organic in the mix......





I chop it all up with the 'Peat Maker 1000' or my dad used to call it 'The Peace Maker' and would put strips of tape on it for each snake he ran over. I basically only use that mower to do this kind of stuff and have 2 other mowers that are self propelled, though they have bigger engines I would rather not put them through the stress.







Will do a quick tour around the yard showing the garden beds again, most are ready to rock excluding the back piece that needs tilling then a crap load of work to have it usable of course.


The flower bed from hell....I hate using stones unless they are all flat or I can cut them to fit right, is too much soil that can leak between then fills up with grass and weeds. Whomever first built this had gravel on the bottom of the bed which compacted the soil so bad it was literally like trying to grow in concrete. I dug it all up and made the bed smaller, then added a 5 minute rock wall job so I didn't have to move more stones 75+ yards......






My little guy on the  left is another reason the stones will be a pain in the arse, and will be tossed across the yard at times.....







Continued in next post.....




#1632228 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 16 May 2019 - 08:36 AM

Feel like I have not been giving this enough attention lately, and apologies for not replying to anyone the past week as I always try and give something back to those who take the time to leave comments in here.Have been spending a ton of time outside and even got a sunburn yesterday on my arms and face/neck.The redneck tan has made an appearance before we have leaves on the trees. :crazy:


So a few kinda update pics on the post down below (so sit tight if you read this before they are up) but nothing super exciting since plant out has not started yet. I may bite the bullet this weekend, possibly Sunday if the night time forecast holds true.....I have some serious beef with Mother Nature as of late, not cool bro, not cool......

#1631506 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by CDNmatt on 12 May 2019 - 09:19 AM

I have always found that any fruit that is tucked under the foliage ends up doing much better then anything getting alot of direct sunlight, sun scald is for realz.


Okies well all caught up after away from the forum most of the week, sounds like you have had an interesting time yourself Dee. Set backs are booo-urns but this year is a huge test imo and will set you up better in the coming years. Is no point in telling you how good it all looks but I will anyways eh...Every update is fantastic and can't believe how much of a burst everything has gotten in a few short weeks.

#1631501 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 12 May 2019 - 08:38 AM

Well Matty, how’s things going up there in The Great White North, eh.
Hope you get/got your roof squared away.

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Its been one of those weeks man, though I got a ton of stuff done outside since we finally have spring temps. Its still getting too low at nights for plant out, only the past few days where it has stayed above freezing and is a ton of frost in the ground because of it.


That damn roof is making my hair turn grey with how bad it got in less then 2 years, it should of been done way before we ever bought this property.



So got a few of the garden beds ready and did some work on the one still usable flower bed, which was in major disarray but in better shape now at least. I need to get that back piece tilled but is still too much frost only a few inches below ground level its not in the cards just yet. Its going to be late plant out this year and officially this is the longest/worst winter of my life if you count the miserable fall and spring we  had as well.

#1630322 Wiri's 2019 Adventures with "Wilds" & Others Glog

Posted by CDNmatt on 05 May 2019 - 04:53 PM

My 1996   Miss Vicki..aka my Crown Victoria started leaking break fluid & my DH said time to say goodbye

to it...it's too old...has 118000 miles.. :tear:  Love this car ..it's my putt around town car..never an issue till now.

No rust....it just loves our country roads...sad eh? They don't make them like this anymore,




I see this picture and I think to myself of run ins with the law as a teenager and cab rides home from the bar


Sad day to see her go Sandy


And great update pics as well  :cheers:


#1630164 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 04 May 2019 - 07:05 PM

Been abit slow on my replys the past few days folks, been dealing with a leaky roof and its pretty bad. Pulled out some cabinets and shelves that had mold behind them along the baseboards. At first thought maybe it was the plants but found several water trails from the windows and a couple other spots, and the roof is in terrible shape so its coming down between the walls and out the bottom. I HATE mold with a passion and wondering if perhaps it has been a reason why I have been getting sick so much this past year, my son as well , since we found a really bad spot in his room.

#1630163 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 04 May 2019 - 07:01 PM

Plants look good Matt. I chose to limit fertilizing as I do not have the space to up pot. Your plants are definitely robust and ready to flower. The mini green house I set up is still to cool at night for me to bring the plants out for at least another week. Have you been able to bring your plants out yet?




Heya Zipper!!


yeha I have half of them out in the greenhouse and the other half inside right now...I have been running a heater though at nights or the past week during the day with miserable day time highs and snow again. Couple more days of cooler weather tomorrow and Monday but looks like low to mid teens for the rest of the week.


I did the same and went abit slower on the ferts, was also a tad concerened aboot over feeding so laid off for 2-3 weeks and gave them a shot before I took that update pic you were just looking at.


Hope all is well with you man, and it won't be long for either of us to hit the real dirt which is super exciting.

#1629783 2019 Hay Bale Pepper Patch

Posted by CDNmatt on 02 May 2019 - 03:39 PM

I can understand that feeling Dee, though it really doesn't look bad, at least from my perspective. But I do totally get that, and I really found it hard essentially starting over and looking at some of the fantastic gardens here on THP, as well the way I do things which has to be as cheap as possible for the foreseeable future, leaves me with that ghetto stetto feel.

#1629744 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 02 May 2019 - 12:59 PM

Hopefully this is the last shot of the smaller plants before they get moved outside....Most are now easily 18-24inches + in height and have started to poof out alot more since they have more room to spread with the 'Big' stuff moved to the greenhouse.









Not one for beating my own drum, but am really proud of some of the plants I have grown. Besides some small hicups, they have had very little issue and really could not be more pleased with how the early start has turned out so far. Now if I can make it pay off when they hit the real growing season will really make it all the more worth while.

#1629739 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 02 May 2019 - 12:33 PM

I'd like to see her take on that bottom brick. Lol. And I really don't care if she succeeds or not. 😳

I like the "kick in the knee...bone out the back" scene. 😱

Did that storm go around you, Matt? Or is it not there yet?


My wife woke me up to watch that video last night out of a dead sleep, she seemed to be much more amazed then me and was in tears laughing about it.



And I had ment to reply on your thread Adam, but I am actually living North West of you so was safe far as that particular system went. Friends and family were not so lucky though and got slammed pretty hard yesterday, they already had major flooding issues in the area as it was and that really compounded the problem which is to be expected.


We have very few flooding issues where we currently reside, is literally thousands of lakes and rivers that catch most of the overflow from the heavy rains or spring melting. The exception to that is right in town its self, where houses are build on or into the clay which doesn't do the greatest job at either soaking or letting the water filter down, needless to say the basements are much like the description of yours and taking on a good amount of water the past couple weeks. Still I doubt it is as bad as what you guys are going through right now.


I truly feel awful for you and all others who have to deal with the constant water damage every year and all the issues that come with it like mold and what not if not dealt with.


If Neil would stop sending us his Alberta snow storms the past week it might actually warm up around here, though we have only gotten the tail end of it, but more then enough to keep the temps barely above freezing.


Edit - (Picture of a duck) lol that was for you Eccoli and Red.....I still can't find one btw I will have to copy and paste or something




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#1629729 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 02 May 2019 - 11:54 AM

Always loved this scene






But move over Van Damn and eat your heart out......(Edit- Play on mute as background music is terrible)




OR if you don't wanna sign in for age verification on Youtube




#1629686 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 02 May 2019 - 09:13 AM

Would likely still mix in abit of colors aye Bryan, though prolyl won't need as many of them with how bright those rigid strips can be.



These links are more for my own record but started looking at some YouTube vids on DIY grow bags.....





My wife was not impressed when I sent her a few links the other day while implying that she was going to be busy at some point whipping up some grow bags. Is a pile of stuff you can find , but trying to go more with the bags that look decent and made to last longer then 1 season essentially. Was people who were using a glue gun,staples and even a vacuum sealer, and though they all made a bag that would do the job, they also looked like garbage, my wife is a pretty good seamstress so i should get some pretty decent stuff made up, when I can convince her to sit down and make some that is.

#1629481 Mattys first ever Glog "Into the fire" 2019 season

Posted by CDNmatt on 01 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

Hey Matty, How she going, eh. How’s your accidentally topped plants doing ? Get that green house anchored down yet?

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Weather has been pretty crappy last 3-4 days...Monday it snowed all day but melted yesterday thankfully, never the less I had the heater running non stop since the weekend in the greenhouse. And other then a bunch of heavy logs I have to pin the frame down, really isn't much else I can do right now as the frost is still only a couple inches below ground level, even the raised beds are harder then a donkey on viagra.


Nothing but rain in the forecast for the next few days, which may actually help thaw that stuff out abit faster then the sun at this point if the highs are only hitting 10C or so.


Think I will make a purchase in the next few weeks for some 8520's rigid light strips - https://www.ebay.ca/...PMuy3wzbvpaSwaQ


I have some 5630 rigids and they are much much brighter then then standard flexi strips I have been using this year. Think I can do at least 2 of the 3 shelves with that lot I linked up top, maybe even all 3, or at least use some of my regular strips to compensate if I have to.

#1629475 Bhuter 2019

Posted by CDNmatt on 01 May 2019 - 09:44 AM

Thats' crazy stuff right there.........I was checking the weather last night for our home town and they are expecting a good 40-50mm of rain in a few hours so its  likely the system that swept by you guys. Always worries me when I see stuff like that, and besides the obvious damage it causes I get shivers when I think about children close to the water ways, every year is always some tragic story along that lines. Our kids are forbidden to even go near the creek on our property, normally in the summer its maybe an inch or so deep but spring time melt offs its easily 3ft or so right now.



Any takers that Adams Glog hits 100 pages by the end of October?? The potential is for realz.....