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  • rainymountain 21 Nov 2014
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    The first real snowfall

    Photo-upload-419395?1416586868 Yesterday we had showers of dry snow flakes which lay like white dust but this morning I woke to a white world. Not a great deal of snow, maybe an inch. So the Arctic Outflow has ended. In any case, we were only on the western edge and the lowest temperature was -7C so it was a much gentler desce...
    Light Snow 0°C / 32°F
  • Marcelsk 19 Nov 2014
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    Indoor stevia plantlets dying

    Maybe because of some fungal disease..they are dying.
    Sunny 22°C / 72°F
  • Warick 21 Nov 2014
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    Capsicum Flowers and Fruit

    Photo-upload-419401?1416596002 These plants have developed well. Flowers have started on some plants. The plants are a sweet mix and will develop flowers at different stages. Fruit is starting to develop on a couple of plants and one in particular is around 5cm in width. Will continue to feed with flower and fruit liquid f...
    Cloudy 28°C / 82°F
  • xan 22 Nov 2014
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    Seasonal weather finally

    A little wet, but comfortable to go outside with a long sleeve shirt and down vest. Apparently it's not going to last, and we'll be back in the deep freeze. The pond is still really frozen. I think in the shallow end it probably froze through (16 days I think it is below the freezing mark-- in...
    Overcast 11°C / 52°F
  • MissMandragora 25 Nov 2014
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    Gardens galore

    This gardening season has been quite eventful. A friend of mine asked if we'd like to take on part of her allotment. It's too big for her and too much work. After some consideration, we decided to say yes. The garden behind our house is just really not a big enough play area for our boy, especial...
    Overcast 6°C / 43°F
  • tabb 17 Nov 2014
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    I potted 4 more small leaves of 'Playgirl' & 1 more of 'Pink Delight' African Violets that had water roots

    I had planted one of each on the 11-15 that had well developed water roots & gave these 3 more days.
  • GeorgeSr 19 Nov 2014
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    Added biochar to compost

    Photo-upload-419362?1416415269 Used the tractor to open the center of compost pile #3 to add the fourteen bags of the fine particle biochar. Tried to mix it in with the pitchfork a little. Also added about ten gallons of the inoculant the biochar was sitting in along with another gallon of inoculant. We closed the pile to try ...
    Snow -8°C / 18°F
  • GeorgeSr 19 Nov 2014
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    Nine and a half bags of biochar left in the garage

    Photo-upload-419367?1416415400 After we were done adding the biochar to compost pile #3 we have nine and a half bags left in the garage of which one bag is of large particles. The biochar is on the floor under the bottom shelf.
    Snow -8°C / 18°F
  • tabb 18 Nov 2014
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    Woke up to 32* & frost so some uncovered plants got nipped.

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