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    outdoors a fishing thread

    I didn't catch any fish during this outing, but I did invent the Velcro/weed anchor.  As the weeds were very strong and firmly attached to land, it was very effective.  I find it very hard to fish from a moving boat where the normal current prevents stopping.  That day was very windy, so it...
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    outdoors a fishing thread

    First fish of the new year and a personal best!  This 4.89 pound Largemouth bass is the heaviest bass I’ve ever caught!   I'll and try to add some more to the thread over the weekend.  I know it's winter but maybe some of my fellow southern anglers can help me revive this topic.    
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    outdoors a fishing thread

    I just moved to Florida (Palm Beach County) and need some places to fish.   Last weekend, I spent two hours in Lake Osborne in Lake Worth and didn't get any bites.  I also fished for around five hours in Lake Ida West Park in Delray Beach and didn't get any bites.   I'm looking for lakes not...
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    seeds Will plants from old seeds grow slower than fresh ones?

    Canedog,   Good to hear from you. I won't know until I show up.  For at least a few months, (most-likely almost a year) I'm going to be living in a Homeowners Association community.  I wasn't planning on ground gardening anyway, but that may be prohibited.  I'm going to bucket or container...
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    seeds Will plants from old seeds grow slower than fresh ones?

    Good to hear!  I can't wait to get started next week.  I'm planning on starting a few slow growers, so it's good I'll be in South Florida.
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    seeds Will plants from old seeds grow slower than fresh ones?

      I'll check out your glogs later today.  I did have the seeds in Ziplocs with desiccant packs and the Ziplocs were in yellow manila envelopes.  I never refrigerated them though and for the past few years, the envelopes have been in a basement closet.  It gets extremely humid in the basement...
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    seeds Will plants from old seeds grow slower than fresh ones?

    I need everybody to wish me luck as next week, I'll be attempting to sprout some seeds from 2015 as well as some from 2012.  Back in 2019, I had a hard time with the 2015 batch, but managed to get a few started after a hydrogen peroxide/water soak.  I can't use the one that I tried to grow out...
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    When to start growing in Florida?

    I'm probably going to go the easy, low-budget way of growing in a few 5-gallon Home Depot buckets or something similar.  You had stated earlier in the thread:   "Look for a local bark based bulk mix to fill them"     I'll consider that, and may try it for one of the buckets.  For New York...
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    When to start growing in Florida?

    Getting excited as I moved up my plans and will be there in a few weeks!     I have a follow-up question:   As soon as I get sprouts, can I transplant them in large buckets and put them outside right away?  How bad can it be to imitate nature?  Living in my crappy Northeast growing zone has...
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    When to start growing in Florida?

    Ty 4 the offer.  I'll PM you next year if I want the contact.     I know that a mix (50 -50? - don't remember the last time I measured, but something like that) of ordinary potting soil and composted manure works wonders in my raised beds of tomatoes and cucumbers.  I also had a great pepper...
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    When to start growing in Florida?

      Thanks for the detailed advice.  Raised beds or containers make sense so I can control the soil content.  Can't wait to start my 2020 GLOG as soon as I get the first sprout!
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    When to start growing in Florida?

    I'm moving to Palm Beach County, Florida in February.  That is USDA zone 10b.  I'm used to the crappy growing conditions of New York City and Eastern Long Island, and am not sure when to start in Florida.   Do seasons even matter in South Florida, or are there some seasonal genetics built into...
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    Sauce explosion problem- need help!

      I've used this for my hot sauces:   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005H78ZI0     Either use the known value of your tap water or vinegar to calibrate, or buy these:   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007X5J9L6/     I think this is the nature of the devices, but I need to calibrate mine...
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    outdoors a fishing thread

    Saltwater time:   These Blowfish (technically "Northern Puffers") are delicious.  Really easy to clean.  Just cut 3/4 of the way down below the head and pull the tail out.     I've got a good system.  I buy these preconfigured double rigs on a wire.  There either for Fluke or Porgy.  The rigs...
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    outdoors a fishing thread

    Great day on the water! I caught the New York State limit of five Pickerel.       I caught half of today’s catch with this deep diving Minnow Crankbait.  I’m beginning to think that lure colors don’t matter.  None of the natural bait in the lake is orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.    ...
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    outdoors a fishing thread

    Today's catch:  
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    outdoors a fishing thread

    I caught this monster deep in the Lily Pads, ten feet from shore. The water wasn’t more than three feet deep. I was trolling with a four inch Senko, reeling in very slowly.     Not Bass season, and this is a catch and release Bass lake, so this went on to live another day.     I threw this...
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    outdoors a fishing thread

    I managed to escape the city for another fishing trip.  The next three days are going to be nice, but today was pretty awful.  I fished in the wind and steady rain.  The lake was weird today and the fish weren’t following their normal patterns.  I was able to land this Bluegill and Pumpkinseed...
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    small-appliances I need a vacuum sealer for freezing

    I have the Foodsaver V3860, which has been discontinued.  I take it with me on fishing trips.  I'm writing to praise the brand.
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    outdoors a fishing thread

    I picked the right weekend to go fishing.  I was initially worried a week to ten days before, as the long term forecast showed rain, but it turned out to be a beautiful four days.   Right now, the Northeast U.S. is experiencing some odd May weather and it's snowing upstate!   I'm already excited...
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