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  1. daveb

    second full harvest

    side shoots off the basil trimmed a few weeks ago " large leaf Italian basil " This second is " sweet basil " it has smaller leafs a milder flavor then the large leaf Italian with subtle pungent aroma in back ground some may notice a slight licoricey taste to the background . This...
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    second full harvest

    last few summers here and its hard for many to fathom we have had short spells of heat of 35 to 38c which for us is extreme thank god it is not prolonged heat, my friends down in Arizona come summer for use here the average 39 to 41c day and 27 to 29c at night. Yes they did a large amount...
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    second full harvest

    what is your shadiest window area south facing or side of house? You can make you own little micro climate with netting a few low growing shade trees and stuff like the netting use for fruit or white flies or shade cloth spread tree to tree a mist nozzle the occasionally just shoots a fine...
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    Old Machinery

    its actually bigger then he figured its 61.02 ci per liter the figures he got approximate work out to 1335.7 cubic inch , Grandfather had an old hot cap single, it would sit and run all day cannot remember but i think it was governed to somewhere in the 200 to 300 rpm max . remarkable for a...
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    Question DIY Raised Bed From Wood Pallets

    Neighbor got their pallets from a local grocery store, there are guidelines of the materials that can be used for food shipment in some areas and in trailers, i know here the laws that transport containers are designated as food only use and pallets used have to meet same guidelines so something...
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    Tip What to do with too many chili/habanero/jalapeno/peppers

    I've never tried the toilet paper tubes, only had an issue with cut worms one time, sprinkled a circle of diatomaceous earth/coffee grounds this causes small cuts and nick injuring and coffee irritates them, this can also help reduce flea and tick issues in some areas but the earth has one...
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    second full harvest

    the only one notice any bitterness and you have to actually deliberately hold it in mouth to tell was the black seed simpson the other darker leaf lettuce didnt show it and only the largest of leafs on and just a hint on one very large leaf from the ruby red. with onions peppers...
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    SelfSufficiant Gardenventure in eastern Germany

    one side note on cedar if used as a mulch it decomposes very slowly just pay attention to the mulch occasionally aerate it on occasion is a suggestion i would make , or an alternative is in area i planted my blueberries i also chewed into soil a large number of pine needles with rototiller...
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    second full harvest

    well i managed to get a couple photos the other day set phone down and forgot about it and the battery died. so anyways the photos below first is from the 22nd cropped to focus on the buttercrunch in center, to left is black seeded simpson to right is another buttercrunch, as can be seen the...
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    try this program i have it on a usb stick for when i am called in to recover and fix systems...

    try this program i have it on a usb stick for when i am called in to recover and fix systems by local company .... https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva
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    My Homebrewing Escapades

    i found a whole stack of old recipe cards , still looking for my note books from the brew pub of my recipes
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    My Homebrewing Escapades

    Josh i ran across a whole stack of misc, recipes i had in a card file for customers when i had brew supply shop, most were generic styles but found one tucked away in back. Spring in Vermont Maple Beer 6 lbs light unhopped malt extract 14 cup grade B Vermont maple syrup ( had a note...
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    Aussie Bush Tucker - An Introduction to Common Native Foods of Australia

    ok now i place it from time on islands , had some good times out there i'd also seen on a few other islands in Pacific same thing as in Hawaii TY JP
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    Aussie Bush Tucker - An Introduction to Common Native Foods of Australia

    too funny Mandy i was thinking same thing if they could be ground molded and compressed for that as a longer lasting candle or replacement for the tins of sterno they use in some campers back pack stoves
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    SelfSufficiant Gardenventure in eastern Germany

    Tagets we call Marigolds . yes they help deter certain pest, lavener and mint will work with ants and various other herbs do same specially peppermint it also deters rodents. Ok the three sister a couple common ways it is planted here is one pattern In hills corn is planted first...
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    SelfSufficiant Gardenventure in eastern Germany

    its little things like this that I do second nature, forgetting so many didn't grow up around. The three sister were unique to north america ( meso american cultures ) but it shows how skills and ideas got passed along across cultures it was something i saw even my grandmother do in the farm...
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    SelfSufficiant Gardenventure in eastern Germany

    There are some great list of companion planting on the web and there is a book list on amazon " companion planting " " Carrots love tomatoes " is an old guide A few i learned from grandfather because he did huge tracks of potatoes was a few plants that did well it was uncommon in his...
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    second full harvest

    scary the difference just in 3 days isn't it
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    Never fail pie crust

    ok this was scribbled out by mom on a note card a long time ago for me. I have been looking in ever spot possible to find it this has been handed down over the generations and i can remember the recipes my grandmother had that was written out by her mother. the sugar as example said "...
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    second full harvest

    yes the growth on 12th was after it had been cut back like a flat top on almost all of the lettuce on the 6th, , so from cut at average 3/4 to 1 inch above the net pot back to a harvest-able size average is 2 weeks today was 16 days i will still get another full cut and maybe 2 more it...
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