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  • You can say that again
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    As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
    Originally posted by SanTropez
    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
    Originally posted by Kepler
    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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    • Originally posted by walrus View Post
      Still haven’t put anything in garden, high temp today 49. It was in the 80s yesterday. Supposed to be cold and rainy all week. Why bother putting stuff out when it’s going to sit there
      My tomatoes are the littlest they have ever been in 30 yrs. Even on the porch, it was too cold for a month. Put them outside and they grew a bit. The last 2 days hovering in hi 90s but today it was 48. (insert poopie iemoji) The lettuce is happy but everything else is asking Mother Nature to get off my lawn.

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      • Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
        My tomatoes are the littlest they have ever been in 30 yrs. Even on the porch, it was too cold for a month. Put them outside and they grew a bit. The last 2 days hovering in hi 90s but today it was 48. (insert poopie iemoji) The lettuce is happy but everything else is asking Mother Nature to get off my lawn.
        God bless Texas, it's been hovering from mid 70s to low 80s over last few weeks(I had even did a few jogs in the morning, felt pretty nice. Tested my new running shoes and some other sports equipments from https://rununited.com/sport-equipment/ ). Added a row of tomatoes to my old 2 and thinking on trying to get a few strawberry patches this year
        Last edited by Jaabo; 07-11-2023, 02:29 AM.

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        • So I planted the following: two kinds of blueberries, red raspberries, parsley, dill, lemongrass, winter hardy lavender, cilantro, cantaloupe, watermelon, cherry tomatoes, big boy tomatoes, two kinds of cucumbers, baby carrots, strawberries, dwarf lilac, several coneflowers, two kinds of bee balm, iris, dianthus, mums, blanket flowers, bellflowers, pasque flower, and some other stuff I can't remember. Plus patched a bunch of lawn. And it hasn't rained in like 3 weeks. I am reeeeeally tired of watering.

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          • We added mint today to our array of herbs. So we now have that, Thai basil, sweet basil, cilantro, dill, tarragon, rosemary, lemongrass, thyme, sage, and oregano. I might be missing a few as my wife pays more attention to it. We have at least one pineapple that should pop in the next month, we're close on some bananas as well, and we should have a good year for tomatoes, papaya, string beans and cabbage. We also have a neighbor that owns a farm nearby and he grows a crazy array of vegetables that he practically gives to us since my wife will often turn them into a meal that we share regularly.

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            • Originally posted by jen View Post
              so i planted the following: Two kinds of blueberries, red raspberries, parsley, dill, lemongrass, winter hardy lavender, cilantro, cantaloupe, watermelon, cherry tomatoes, big boy tomatoes, two kinds of cucumbers, baby carrots, strawberries, dwarf lilac, several coneflowers, two kinds of bee balm, iris, dianthus, mums, blanket flowers, bellflowers, pasque flower, and some other stuff i can't remember. Plus patched a bunch of lawn. And it hasn't rained in like 3 weeks. I am reeeeeally tired of watering.
              :-o
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              As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
              College Hockey 6       College Football 0
              BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
              Originally posted by SanTropez
              May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
              Originally posted by bigblue_dl
              I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
              Originally posted by Kepler
              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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              • Woo!

                after nursing a knee injury for the last week I was finally able to walk enough to get out to the garden. We installed our drip irrigation system for the front garden. I can't believe how easy it was! And my god, it's so good at watering! I know this is dumb and obvious and we should have done it ages ago, but it's really exciting.

                Next step is to run it to the back yard and hit the lilacs, rhubarb, milkweed, clematis, and dogwoods. Eventually we'll run it out to our native adjacent garden. But that's going to be tougher since we'd have to bury it. TBD.

                I think it should all work on a single zone. I counted the total number of emitters and usage. It should be plenty given what the sprinkler system can do on hoses. I believe they get 3.5-4.5 gpm based on the hose timer meter. I figure a system tapped out at 2-3 gpm, or 120-180 gph is way more than we'd need. I think we're at roughly 20 gph now. Even adding 20 for the native adjacent, 5 each for the two trees that need it, 6 total for the lilacs, 5-6 for the milkweed, 4 for the rhubarb, 1 for the clematis, ten for the two apples, four for the dogwoods, we would have plenty of capacity.
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                As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                Originally posted by SanTropez
                May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                Originally posted by Kepler
                When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                • We are sooo far behind this year. Lots of cool cloudy weather. Not all the rain is hitting us (it likes to break up as it is hitting us). Result- everything is about half the size it was last yr.
                  I had almost complete failure of my annual flower seeds (10 out of 70ish starts) and my tomatoes at least 50% failure. Never had this before. Wondering if it was the potting soil I used (Coast of Maine) but this hasn't failed me before!

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                  • I hope we get a good hard soaking tomorrow. Planning on burying line for an expansion of our drip irrigation system. Easier to work in wet clay.
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                    As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                    Originally posted by SanTropez
                    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                    Originally posted by Kepler
                    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                    • Extended the drip irrigation zone today. Now covers both front gardens. Trenched it down about 6". Will need to be blown out every year I expect. But should self drain pretty well. Lowest point on the entire zone is a removable plug drain. Works really well.

                      We decided to do emitter tubing instead of individual emitters because the plants are so dense. Was a bit of a guesstimate for how we laid it out. Basically concentric arcs through the coneflowers for now. It will run tomorrow morning so we'll see how it works for a full run time. We'll evaluate that and fill in the bee balm, cardinal flowers, and asters with tubing. I negotiated a few individual emitters for the three plants (I can't remember their name) that are going to be a bit more individual and spaced out than the rest that will self seed.

                      that was a lot of work today. But looks great so far. Will have to post some pictures now that the bee balm and coneflowers are starting to open.
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                      As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                      College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                      BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                      Originally posted by SanTropez
                      May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                      Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                      I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                      Originally posted by Kepler
                      When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                      He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                      • My garden has exploded. I am not used to actually being able to grow things in sun. I wish we'd get some more rain, though - hardly any in the past 2 months.

                        Pickling cucumbers are going to take over the entire garden. Tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, carrots, and herbs are all doing really well. I harvested one of the red currant bushes - the other one's not ripe yet, but there's a ton on it. I made red currant jam and it turned out pretty OK. Even the blueberries and red raspberries I planted in May are going to produce a little bit.

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                        • Originally posted by jen View Post
                          My garden has exploded. I am not used to actually being able to grow things in sun. I wish we'd get some more rain, though - hardly any in the past 2 months.

                          Pickling cucumbers are going to take over the entire garden. Tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, carrots, and herbs are all doing really well. I harvested one of the red currant bushes - the other one's not ripe yet, but there's a ton on it. I made red currant jam and it turned out pretty OK. Even the blueberries and red raspberries I planted in May are going to produce a little bit.
                          We have had >10 inches in less than 5 days and more on the way. Came north to open up Auntie les' cottage- roads are washed out, the lake is up more than a foot- docks underwater, the geraniums I planted 3 weeks ago are rotting in the pots because they are so wet. Urg.

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                          • 1.2" in 30 minutes today. Probably doubled our summer total.
                            Code:
                            As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                            College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                            BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                            Originally posted by SanTropez
                            May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                            Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                            I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                            Originally posted by Kepler
                            When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                            He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                            • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                              1.2" in 30 minutes today. Probably doubled our summer total.
                              Yeah, and **** that for coming right at start of parade and ruining it. Really wish it would have just rained all afternoon and now I have three pounds of candy at the house

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                              • We had a turd-floater a few nights ago, and I joked about going from spring drought to our new Great Lakes summer monsoon season.

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