Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread (Transplanting Tomatoes) Vol. 10, March 9, 2012
Posted on 03/09/2012 10:51:08 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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Thank you! this is the best neighborhood in the world with a most VERY interesting history.
Just no dirt :)
I thought about y’all last night when I cooked several of my hubby’s favorites for supper: fried catfish, cajun boiled shrimp, sweet tater fries and mustard greens w/ diced turnips. We’re dieting, so no hushpuppies or cornbread, which borders on insanity.
It’s not perfect ... but it is freeware. I have not found the nice ‘help’ that shows on the video. When I try to get ‘help’, it downloads in html into an OpenOffice doc (I don’t have Word ... that may be the problem(?). That being said, I really haven’t needed the ‘help’ hardly at all .... everything is fairly ‘intuitive’ and the time or two I’ve gone to ‘help’, I’ve been able to figure it out. You may end up with the nice ‘help’ on your computer.
That being said, I LOVE RedNotebook. Using a tag for ‘to do’ is super and works well. They’re working on a 1.4 and have a fairly active process of dealing with issues if you report them. Some folks are using it for work tasks and from the questions, are obviously at a much more sophisticated level of use than I am. I think you will find the benefits far outweigh any little ‘issues’. Let me know how you like it. :-)
TV weathermen get lots of feedback from viewers some positive, some negative.
Its not often, though, that they get a letter like the one KVUE morning and midday meteorologist Albert Ramon recently received.
If you click Help on the top menu the drop down appears and right at the top is Contents - click on that or just use the Ctrl key and the H key at the same time.
I love whole fried River catfish with a corn meal coating. Add a side of slaw and some fried okra and sweet iced tea, Yum!
LOL! That is a Great imagination that Flint has!
That’s what I do .... but I get an ASCII Filter box - my choice is ‘ok’ or cancel & when I do ‘ok’, it downloads the help document into an OpenOffice doc in html.
Sounds like you are getting the nice help ‘manual’ vs the html document.
RedNotebook may be just the perfect application for my home brewing projects and notes. I have been keeping notes in an excel spreadsheet. It will be most helpful for gardening for sure!
It ‘makes my day’ every day when I open it up and start writing. :-)
I am running FireFox and when I click Help then Custom it opens a new window with the list of help items.
“Woo Hoo! Weve added 6 new members to the ping list so far this week!”
Thanks again for adding me a few weeks back....look forward to every Friday now! (Well more than usual).
I’m running IE. You are definitely getting a result different from what I get ... I am happy for you! :-) I’ll keep trying to figure it out. I was trying to get ‘livestreaming’ video of a tennis match yesterday & couldn’t get it. I finally googled the error message & found out it was a Java issue .... I ended up working around it by using ‘compatability view’ & got the darn thing to work. Maybe I can get this figured out as well.
The ping list will exceed 600 this year!
Thanks for the morning laugh. That kid must have a FReeper for parents.
Thank you for the planting information. I will fertilize as I plant, now and will plant only 2/3rs of the tomato plant.
WOW, what a girl.
Happy you had a succesful move AND a place to garden.
We bought some bags of humas and good soil from the zoo the other day. Our first purchase. Next year I’m going to order a palet load of each.
Thanks! We did have one minor delay. My ford F-150 pickup had a tire slowly leaking air. My wife was driving the pickup and following me in the rental truck. We had pulled into a rest stop. Walking back to the trucks I noticed a rear tire on the F-150 half way deflated. I changed that tire out with the spare. I was glad we were not on the side of the interstate changing a tire!
You’re mighty welcome! :)
We’ve been getting 3 days of nice gentle rain. It is causing the the fairways to green up. It looks like we’re going to have another nice day of rain. Our lake has filled and even had some water outflow. Nice.
My IE recently did the same thing. Can't watch imbedded video either ... I get the audio but the video box is blank. Must have been an update that caused the problem, but I have no idea which one because it auto-updates.
I resolved the issue by downloading Google Chrome as a browser. It works beautifully and I'm really liking it so far. Has lots of neat features.
Hmm great minds. I fixed some cajun red beans and rice, boiled crawfish, greens w/bacon and cornbread. I didn’t have any rice or cornbread. I’ve lost 10 pounds on this hi pro diet.
I hope so, Red. The more, the merrier. I am enjoying the posts from our new members.
You’re welcome, tillacum! I use starter fert on everything I transplant, with good results.
I had no idea! Now I will contact the Monroe zoo and see if they have similar stuff.
Oh, you were lucky to be in a rest stop. I know what it’s like to be by the side of the road, with a load of wood and a tire leaks.
Our zoo in Waco sells “soil” twice a year. We can order what we need or wait and attend the sale. Next time, we’re going to call in our order and pick it up. This was our first try and OH, the number of people before us, so our sale was very limited.
Congrats on the weight loss! I’ve lost 10 too, by reducing the size of my portions to half. Finally got straightened out on the Lyme disease I’ve battled for nearly 4 years, and was able to stop some medications that had weight gain as a side effect.
Before I figured out it was Java, I was so disgusted I was considering a switch to Firefox (which I have used before) or Chrome. Thanks for the input on Chrome. BTW, when I ‘googled’ the error message and got answers, it did give the versions of Java that had the ‘bug’ that was causing my problem.
My nephew was in California playing tennis and the match was underway, my brother was frantically texting me to watch & couldn’t understand why I couldn’t get it .... I didn’t have time to download the latest Java. Thank goodness someone suggested the compatability view .... I pulled it up, typed in the web address for the livestreaming link and voila ... tennis! I saw the last couple of points of his doubles match, but it was better than seeing nothing. :-)
BTW, see this post on the Recipe Thread ... I think you will find it most interesting:
Lots of rain here in the last three or four days and it looks like most of the rest of today will be rain.
Congrats on your weight loss too. I didn’t know you’d picked up the lyme desease. I’m so sorry to hear you did. It is a terrible thing to experience. I’m happy, thought, that you are licking it.
I love the rain. Of course I was born and raised in a “rain forest”, SE Alaska. We don’t get inches of rain up there, we measure by the year/foot.
We are planning on taking our camper up there during summer 2013. My late inlaws, back in the 60's and 70's, used to make that drive at least every other year! From Louisiana, seems like a once-in-a-lifetime drive to me and they did it a dozen times. Took 5 or 6 days to get there.
Feature that I'm enjoying in Chrome ... it spell checks while you are typing, just like Word does.
FireFox does that same spell check as you finish typing a word. When posting on FR you don’t have to do that extra step to check spelling.
Seed starting question for anyone:
I have one grow light (2 bulbs in a 48” reflecting shop light) over an old table in the basement. I have no access to the two sunny windows in my house.
How can I keep the grow-light close enough to the seedlings, when they grow at different rates, and are planted at different times?
Our pup is SO happy the sun is out again and she can go for walks and play in the yard. We have been stuck in the house with a 50+ lb Old English Sheep dog that thinks she is a lap dog. Not good.
I’ve never travelled the Alcan, but my sister has done it quite a few times. She and her husband would travel in May to take advantage of the berries, which she canned as they travelled and the fiddle head ferns, plus other wild veggies along the way.
They took their time, sometimes 2/3 weeks, depending on their schedule, picking berries, canning, goofing around, and whatever they did. She loved it.
Oh my stars, I can imagine the pups happiness, after being cooped up all those days.
Your 50# sheep dog sounds like my Dad’s boxer, he thought he was a lap dog too...and he liked to “kiss” whoever allowed him on their lap. Thank goodness my lap wasn’t long enough for him.
FanFan, (I’m new at least so.....) I would just focus on the taller of the bunch, they say you can keep them 2” away from most seedlings.
I’m planning on using jack chain attached to ceiling hooks and shortening the chains with zip ties as I go.
I just picked up full spectrum 4’ T8s lamps @ Home Depot and changed my ballast for T8s, I’m an electrician so that part was easy, just hoping the full spectrum lamps will work - they’re certainly bright enough!
I really don't have a good answer for that one, fanfan. Think what I would do is try to group the seedlings into 2 heights and put them under the light for 12-hour shifts, and adjust the light for the other group. Might be able to do three 8-hours. You can always keep the shorter ones around when lighting the taller group(s).
We were planning on doing some fishing and I was going to can some along the way, but I had never even thought about the berries. Great idea! I’d like to charter a boat for halibut, and I’m not sure what part of Alaska is the best for that. The trip is still in the planning stages and I have research to do.
Another thing you could do - put a 2x6 or two under the short seedlings to bring them up to the height of the taller seedlings perhaps?
Great idea Sparky. Then you don’t have to adjust the light up and down.
Ketchikan,Junea, Sitka are about the best for halibut, I think, but I’m from the panhandle and think they have the best fish, clams, etc.
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