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Post  sanderson on 9/27/2017, 9:32 pm

Thank you. You must have seen my post that was only part way completed. I accidentally hit Send, then had to edit.

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Post  countrynaturals on 9/27/2017, 9:48 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Very nice.
  
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Post  sanderson on 9/27/2017, 11:17 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:What's growing in that bed?
In the table top to the right? 16 peppers that are now blooming like crazy. Unfortunately, they are coming out in about 3 weeks to make room for the winter plants. Sad

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Post  sanderson on 9/28/2017, 3:20 am

@yolos wrote:Sanderson - you can always try growing your sweet potato vines vertically.
Yolos, I never replied. I read about using tomato cages for sweet potatoes. That may work with the totes. I also have a 2x2 bed that I could use with a 2' wide trellis. thinking

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Post  has55 on 9/28/2017, 9:02 am

@trolleydriver wrote:Very nice.
  
+1 beautiful
I see you still have the shade cloth up, what's the temp?
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Post  sanderson on 9/28/2017, 12:50 pm

The one photo with the shade cloth was taken a few days prior during the final heat wave. I forgot to take a "before" photo so I used that photo, It has since been removed now that the temps are 80-90*F. I was sick for 2 weeks during the first cool break and am just now getting to the fall clean-up.

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Post  sanderson on 10/2/2017, 2:34 am

Today I unloaded the 4th batch of compost from the Lifetime Tumbler and made #5.  This is what a finished batch looks like, still lumpy with pasteurized horse pucks!  (pile #3)  


This is what it looks like after a few months in the beds, under straw mulch, after the worms and microorganisms are done with it.   Very Happy  

I consider Berkeley hot compost to be safe and ready for the beds, not necessarily to feed the current plants, but as nutrients for the next season plants.  Right now I am pulling summer plants from the beds and adding new compost, roughly mixing it in.  What a pleasure working on the beds with the new wood chip isles

Here are my starts for October 1 planting. Razz  I was 3 weeks late starting the seedlings so they are a little behind schedule.

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/2/2017, 8:02 am

Fantastic Sanderson. 

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/2/2017, 8:35 pm

Transplanted kale and artichoke babies. Direct sowed sugar snap peas. Mulched the Daikon radishes. They were getting very leggy. I'm hoping the leaves I put around them will straighten them up without smothering. Next is the plastic cup treatment for parsnips and turnips. flower
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Post  sanderson on 10/3/2017, 3:41 am

My husband has two sons, one of who lives in Las Vegas. Ken's granddaughter did not go with her friends to the Route 91 Harvest Festival because she had a 7 am class Monday morning. She would have attended with a couple of friends. Both of her friends were shot, the young man in the stomach and the young woman in the chest. Both are in critical condition. We are so thankful that she did not go, that her decision to return to college kept her home and early to bed.

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/3/2017, 8:17 am

@sanderson wrote:My husband has two sons, one of who lives in Las Vegas.  Ken's granddaughter did not go with her friends to the Route 91 Harvest Festival because she had a 7 am class Monday morning.  She would have attended with a couple of friends.  Both of her friends were shot, the young man in the stomach and the young woman in the chest.  Both are in critical condition.  We are so thankful that she did not go, that her decision to return to college kept her home and early to bed.
Ken's granddaughter made a very wise decision. How sad for those who were there and whose joy has been turned to mourning  ... those who lost their lives, those who were injured, those who have been traumatized by what happened as well as all their families and friends who have been touched by the cruel, wicked, violent action of one man. 
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/3/2017, 11:40 am

@sanderson wrote:My husband has two sons, one of who lives in Las Vegas.  Ken's granddaughter did not go with her friends to the Route 91 Harvest Festival because she had a 7 am class Monday morning.  She would have attended with a couple of friends.  Both of her friends were shot, the young man in the stomach and the young woman in the chest.  Both are in critical condition.  We are so thankful that she did not go, that her decision to return to college kept her home and early to bed.
OMIGOSH, S! That's a wake-up call for all of us. Makes me want to hug everyone I love and be so thankful I can do that. Giant {{HUGS}} of relief to you and Ken and sympathy hugs to the 2 friends and their families.  Sad
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Post  CapeCoddess on 10/3/2017, 12:26 pm

Aw Sanderson and Ken...what a horrible thing to have to go through...for the whole family.  Granddaughter must be feeling devastated and confused.  Poor thing.    Sending healing vibes your way.
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Post  sanderson on 10/3/2017, 2:55 pm

Positive news on the young man. The bullet nicked his colon, which surgery repaired. He was exhausted, but awake, last night. Very Happy

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@sanderson wrote:Positive news on the young man.  The bullet nicked his colon, which surgery repaired.  He was exhausted, but awake, last night. Very Happy
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@sanderson wrote:Positive news on the young man.  The bullet nicked his colon, which surgery repaired.  He was exhausted, but awake, last night. Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 10/4/2017, 10:03 pm

Finally have an update.  Getting information through two males is like pulling teeth.   Shocked  The young man is progressing nicely.  His girlfriend received a through-and-through bullet through a breast, so she has already been discharged.  More information: a third member of granddaughter's group, a second young woman, was shot in the chest and is still in the hospital.  No further information about her status.  I also just found out today that granddaughter had attended the event for the past 2 years. Thank goodness she was back in college.

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Post  No_Such_Reality on 10/5/2017, 10:01 am

Glad the grandkids are okay and others are doing alright considering the events.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/6/2017, 1:30 pm

Good heavens, Sanderson! So sorry to hear about this! Glad your GD wasn't there.... Sending healing thoughts to those who were....
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/7/2017, 5:45 pm

Planted turnip & parsnip seeds in the Salad Bar and sugar snap peas along the fence. Transplanted celery, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels Sprouts in the ground. Planted Yukon Gold and small red potatoes in boxes that used to be horse feeders. All I have left to do is plant Walla Walla sets in containers around the property. Cool
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I got my Walla Walla onion starts, but the air is too smoky to go outside and plant them. Sad This horrific fire season is heartbreaking on too many levels. Sad Sad Sad
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/12/2017, 9:35 pm

Finally got my onions planted and lots of mulching done on my containers. We still have tons of leaves on the ground and the trees have barely started to shed, so I'll have all the leaf mulch I could possibly use. happy turtle
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Post  sanderson on 10/14/2017, 3:48 pm

We are packing to leave for the coast, Pismo Beach.  The winter seedlings are not big enough to transplant so I put the 8-packs in a small table top and covered with bridal tulle (that was washed, labeled and packed away for the summer).  Guess who just fluttered by 5 minutes ago! Razz  The photo isn't the greatest due to the sun and white tulle.

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Post  sanderson on 10/15/2017, 12:23 pm

In Pismo Beach.  I'm glad I posted the above photo so I can look at my seedlings while I am away from them.

Smokey air all the way over to the coast. Shocked  No fires in this part of the State, though.

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Post  sanderson on 10/15/2017, 1:55 pm

Yardslave, how is the air quality there?  We are in pis I and are driving up highway 1 or 101.

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