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    next crop

    so we have been chowing down on this test bed lettuce and herbs and tossed a few new plants in the back. the thymes seems to be just growing in a loop around and around looking for new places to se down roots, left to right thyme - oregano - marajoram - red romaine lettuce and parris...
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    SelfSufficiant Gardenventure in eastern Germany

    couple other options also on lighting. as you have seen on my beds for hydroponics i uses a reflective mylar film that reflect light back in to the bed area. it is surprising the amount of light gain. originally i got my mylar film from Homedepot is no longer see it listed on their web page...
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    SelfSufficiant Gardenventure in eastern Germany

    good was waiting to see if you replied on temps, or had justadded some light
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    SelfSufficiant Gardenventure in eastern Germany

    yes a few a bit leggy, but should set better with the second and third set of leafs start, the basil at lower left looks good so could be temperatures triggering some to be leggy
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    Hydroponic Question and Help Please

    depends of viability and age of seeds some will show pushing up breaking surface or sprouting in 3 days, many plant seeds too deep so they see what they think is long germination times. my suggestion is not to plant the seed more then 2 to 3 times it size and other just pressed into surfacefor...
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    setting up the net pots

    ok so here is a fast run over of how i make the started pots for my hydroponics. i purchase food grade ( agricultural grade ) rockwool also called stonewool in a solid sheet i cut into cube with serrated knife like used for bread, final size for these 1 3/8 square and 2 3/4 tall so once i...
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    Hydroponic Question and Help Please

    Ok first off when i start lettuces i dont the fertilzer solution to start the seeds. those starter cubes look like aerogrow style starters. first i unpack and the whole cup with the core i drop into room temperature water to soak so that it is fully submerges if you have to use a bowl with a...
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    Mulch & Herbicides | Glyphosate

    Sadly the sourcing is very grey area, unless you have a source from neighbors grass clippings leafs and vegetables, a lumber mill that shred bark and scrap wood not just to chips but to fine crushed shredded fibers to make your own mix of clipping leafs and shread wood fiber to make own cover...
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    new yogurt

    so cultured is on track a nice smooth thick and creamie very subtle and mild. using whole milk and tsp of powder milk per cup of milk, culture also contains probiotic bacteria so milk is heated to 170 for 40 minutes cooled and then culture added and processed at 102 F for 30 hrs. , finished...
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    Mulch & Herbicides | Glyphosate

    Round up was one of the largest sources of Glyphosate the bases of it is an enzyme blocker in plants their claims of disipation as exposed to sun and rain is far fetched as it has been found deep in soil layers in many heavy crop producing areas years after it was allowed to go fallow for...
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    Gardening Please help me get started...What Size Birdies should I get? (Small Farm)

    they would stay warmer slightly longer but spring would actually take a bit longer because of the same extra mass that holds heat longer unless set a mini green house of sorts to hold the collected heat in more. trick setting down a path or even where you put the bed, Mow it down as tight to...
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    Gardening Please help me get started...What Size Birdies should I get? (Small Farm)

    as disabled vet and accident ive found little thing to make it simplier and easier to reach and work around. as you put it its finding that balance
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    Gardening Please help me get started...What Size Birdies should I get? (Small Farm)

    yes as mother goose said same as i did ealer width work with one you can handle easy with out having to extend reach by leaing in and over bed. its not simple ergonomic less reaching = less upper and lower back strain and will reduce strain on back of legs at same time i'm not short either...
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    Growing sorghum for chicken feed

    Grandfather always crushed the stalks of sorghum for the juices boil it down making syrup. But he wasnt keen on feeding the seed head to the chickens would only comment "they get it, them chicken wouldnt be quiet right" , studies have show feed with it can impact growth issue and performance...
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    next crop

    chuckles well might be a tad hard growing cropsunder foot of snow ,:-) there are a few greenhouse that grow but they do very limited and the cost is a bit crazy
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    next crop

    ya they close down about thanksgiving time here and wont reopen until late april
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    next crop

    so ended up taking most of the basil out i got way too much to dry at moment and farmers market not open. starting a few extra lettuceto put in. so herbs ive been cutting sprigs off to cook with the thyme oregano and specially the marjoram are thriving nice under the new light test since...
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    pickling spices

    not all pickling spices are removed or strained fromthe liquid some are allowed to remain and packed in the jars it depends on type and style of pickle and the blends i posted were general references of three passed down from family
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    Tomato Jam

    two style ones i post were old ones handed down family
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    Seeking Advice on Homemade Mayonnaise

    and the copy paste from what looks like a book forgot one detail fresh eggs also affect how well the emusify fresh eggs emulsify better and smoother
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