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About NaturalScience

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  • About Me:
    A decent fisherman who hopes to get better.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Dreaming about boats I'll never own. Lol.
  • What I do for a living:
    Work too hard for too little
  1. Mike would you elaborate on what you mean by stall?
  2. Likely will be ok but I'm no expert. I've read and been told to shy away from transplanting squashes like zucchini. I have successfully transplanted them. The first one took a bit of a beating but survived to be productive but others have had no problems. If you decide to redo them I would try not to disturb the roots as much as can be done. This has been my experience. I'm sure others are more knowledgeable.
  3. A week tops and I'm pulling the rest, which I think is around 5 or 6. The bed is designated for tomatoes. I think I'm gonna do ground chicken and scape dumplings.
  4. Last year's leeks are producing scapes! Yay.
  5. So I decided to add another garden. I put in some of the features that I came to like in the first garden but starting from scratch was able implement better. Such as the landscape fabric laid down first so it sits under the bed frames nicely not just next to them like the original garden. I also decided on a deeper bed and I will cut the cloth inside the beds to allow the worms and such to come into the growing medium.
  6. Dude, that's pretty damn cool.
  7. I finally found some information on thermal loss. Had to search under cold frames not greenhouses for some reason. It seems depending on insulation and design the cold frame/greenhouse can hold from about 2 to 10 degrees above the outside night temperature. Most of the heat loss from convection something or other which they described as not being a tight seal. So it seems I'll have to work out a design I can work with (I'm still capable but the back is really starting to not like bending over) and whether an active system is an acceptable cost given that it's a fairly short period of time I'm looking to use it. On a side note, there are some really cool designs for cold frames out there. Some really creative and talented people.
  8. Yeah kinda. I'm not really sure what I want to do. I've used a cold frame in the past for starting stuff directly sowed in the ground. I had fashioned it so it would fit over the raised bed. Worked nicely. Definitely had to watch the venting. Currently I have two six foot folding tables and two tv tables in my dining room full of plants. Which, for the vegetables isn't so bad cause it's really just 2 or 3 weeks while I harden stuff off. She, however is taking a shine to doing more ornamental plants which is making it tough to juggle the available space. Plus I would be nice to not lose the dining room at all. The little bit of stuff I want to do likely won't justify a big project so I'll probably end up status quo but figured I'd see if anybody here has experience. I have to take a look at some large cold frame designs people have done. Maybe I can come up with something that'll work.
  9. Does anybody have experience with greenhouses? I'm considering something small, mostly for this part of the year. My question is, would it hold enough temperature to remain in say the 60 degree range over night if the outside temps hit say upper 40's? Say after hardening off some tomatoes, peppers, etc I could put them in the greenhouse or starting the warm plants like coleus and such. Not terribly interested in winter gardening but I guess it would be a benefit. Also, not terribly interested in a major investment. Just kinda kicking the idea around.
  10. Sweet. I'm in delivery and the amount of good stuff I see out to the curb is just crazy.
  11. Finally took a picture of the peppers which aside from none of the hot peppers terminating I'm pretty happy with this year.
  12. Finally the tomatoes and tomatillo and a rogue datura received with the onions. They're getting used to the outside a little at a time. Oh and celery too. Giving that another try.
  13. Radish. Planted mid March. Sprouted and stalled. Maybe they'll do something. They kinda show signs.
  14. Lettuce. Probably the best I've had in years. First year was great the next 3 not so much. Same story as the others.