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  • HPByrd 19 Oct 2014
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    Making water more acidic for acid loving plants and notes on strong substances recommended on the web

    From organic website: The level of the acidity isn't given just the instructions: "To lower the pH level of soil and make it more acidic, vinegar can applied by hand or using an irrigation system. For a basic treatment, a cup of vinegar can mixed with a gallon of water and poured over soil...
    Clear 7°C / 45°F
  • halhurst 20 Oct 2014
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    A long time coming- IBC tank nears completion

    Photo-upload-417430?1413829781 Start with a used IBC tank. Disassemble it to get it home. Build a crane to get it into the backyard. Cut off the top Add 2" of sheet foam insulation. Encase the whole thing in rough-sawn cedar planks, compensating for a non-square tweaked frame and building around the top of the cage. Add l...
    Clear 21°C / 70°F
  • flowerweaver 20 Oct 2014
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    Butterflies, garlic, and the trouble with stumps

    Photo-upload-417475?1413911172 Saturday the Monarchs finally showed up and have been playing in the backyard trees. They were camera shy. I am still learning how to use my new camera (the Olympus Tough). I suppose it would help if I'd read the manual. I fed Tucker a big breakfast then we went off for the day. When we return...
    Mostly Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
  • PlantyHamchuk 17 Oct 2014
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    Winter is coming, fermented hot sauce experiments, happy worms

    Not much going on with the garden. The deckbed (lettuce, broccoli, collards, brussels sprouts) is growing v e r y slowly. We've had quite a bit of rain. The other week - Oct 4th - it looked like we were going to have frosts and temps dropping down to 32F/0C so I went into pepper harvesting overdr...
    14°C / 57°F

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