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#1528628 Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 06:47 PM

It's the most exciting part of the grow IMHO to see the hooks.

 

Next to that, me not killing them..LOL

 

Heh... true, that. There are just so many ways we can love our plants to death, and Ma Nature is always ready to "help"...

 

On a side note... the first three seedlings up were all presoaked in the water/fulvic acid mix. Still waiting for the ones soaked in reconstituted coconut water. It'll be interesting to see if there's any difference in both germination time and growth depending on which solution the seeds were soaked in first.

 

Have a great weekend all!




#1528559 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 03:51 PM

Looks like you started with really healthy seeds Guru... One of the first of my chiles to pop was your Yellow Brainstrain. Cheers!10b671a2298d51a15d804a7a41d75d71.jpg

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#1528558 Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 03:47 PM

Sonofa gun! The CARDI Yellow Scorpion has just languished all week. The first two chiles fully up here are an MoA Bonnet and one of Guru's Yellow Brainstrains. 70fe54d7af77564cb20fe69f2f42f032.jpga1ccd7c10b5a5d4e5ac36b6a8ddd2490.jpg

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#1528446 Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

Posted by stickman on Yesterday, 05:33 AM

U have taps on some maples? We have solver maples here, I've been meaning to tap one or two

I don't think you'll get sweet sap from Silver Maples guy... Other than Sugar Maples the only other tree I've heard of people tapping to make syrup is White Birch. Have you ever tried a soda called Birch Beer?
I don't do any tapping myself, but I have a few friends that I trade with... hot sauce for Maple syrup. [emoji3]

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#1528358 Devv-2018-Loving life in the dirt

Posted by stickman on 15 February 2018 - 08:14 PM



 
Exactly! The garden is ready to plant, just waiting on the weather!
 

Us here too!
 
I'm sure this is the last time the gals look this pretty ;)



Be careful which woman you say that to... [emoji6]



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#1528340 Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

Posted by stickman on 15 February 2018 - 07:29 PM

I finally got my hands on the Cobalt Sulfate amendment for my gardens this year! Now I just need the ground to thaw so I can work them all in. It shouldn't be too long, the sap's running in the Sugar Maples already.
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#1528249 Devv-2018-Loving life in the dirt

Posted by stickman on 15 February 2018 - 04:06 PM

 
Thanks Nev!
 
I'm hoping this season goes better than the last few. 3 years ago I added heavy soil to the garden; I did this because the sandy soil was just hell to keep watered properly in the heat. The 'new' soil was heavy but trash! I should have taken a sample and had it tested. My garden grew great until I added it. I'm thinking it was over limed with mega doses. So I've made all the changes I can for year one. I'll see how it does. And because of that I have a bunch of 15 gallon grow bags, a few 20's, and 10 or so 6.5 gallon pots. I'm going to split my grow so I can have some produce. We're talking peppers here...everything else didn't care. ;)

Actually, planting your chiles in containers and your calcium-loving veggies in the garden until you've leached out the excess pH might be a good idea. Cabbage-family crops love the higher calcium. Okra, beans, melons, squash, lettuce, cilantro and tomatillos do too. [emoji3]

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#1527681 Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

Posted by stickman on 13 February 2018 - 08:34 PM

Red beans and rice with Andouille sausage... That really hits the spot!
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#1527652 Enchiladas...

Posted by stickman on 13 February 2018 - 07:20 PM

+1 on #7.... both for me too... depending on my mood. Last Monday it was Turkey Enchiladas in red sauce made with dried Guajillos. :drooling:

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#1527648 Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

Posted by stickman on 13 February 2018 - 07:17 PM

Nice work on the growbox, good luck on the growdown always like following those, one day I may throw my hat in the ring too

 

:cheers:

 

Cheers 'Tonio... our growing conditions are pretty similar. I bet you could do at least as well as I can, and maybe better. :)
 




#1527436 MikeUSMC 2018 Grow

Posted by stickman on 13 February 2018 - 08:24 AM

Looks like a good list to go with Mike, good luck with your grow this year!




#1527419 Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

Posted by stickman on 13 February 2018 - 07:12 AM

Good to see the first hook come through!

 

Funny, same time you're getting your first Yellow CARDI hook, I'm pulling my first Yellow CARDI pod! I never get tired of the whole opposite-hemisphere-seasons thing!

 

:party:

 

Cheers Nev! I think you'll like the CARDI yellow pods... so tasty and with a good lick of heat! Great in fruity hot sauce!

 

Since the chile seeds have started breaking dormancy, I moved them all from the damp paper towels on the heat mat to the Aerogarden after work last night.

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day is Mardi Gras... Lassez le Bon Ton Rouler!   :dance:    In honor of the day I've got some "Second Line" jazz playing

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as I make a batch of slow cooker Red Beans and Rice with some of my dried Pequin chiles instead of Louisiana hot sauce (which I'm currently our of.) Eight aughtta be enough after I've recovered the seeds. :drooling:

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Cheers all!

 




#1527296 Stickman's 2018 Soil Mineralization Glog

Posted by stickman on 12 February 2018 - 09:18 PM

I still use the T8's and T5 mainly because they help keep the temps just right in the room. I'm lucky that our electric bill stays reasonable. ;) I gauge my costs against a coworker as his are quite similar. Last month mine were actually less and I was using the arc welder too!
 
Congrats on the hookage....here we go!

Nice grow box Rick, that's inspiring. Congrats on the hook too it's all going to snow ball now!

Thanks guys! I took a really good look at the seeds on the heat mat and most of them are starting to put out radicles, so I moved them all to the Aerogarden after work. Hopefully we'll see 'em hook up by the end of the week.
The woman who ordered the Cobalt Sulfate for both of us let me know it came in, so I'll pick it up on Thursday. That's the last amendment I was waiting for. :)

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#1527229 Beerbreath81--2018

Posted by stickman on 12 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

Yer off to a great start 'Tonio... wishing you the best in '18. :thumbsup:




#1527223 Hello from Massachusetts

Posted by stickman on 12 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

Hi, and welcome from the Pioneer Valley, MA.

:welcome: