Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-17-14, 10:20 AM   #26
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Not much of a gardner but I enjoy landscaping. I've spent the last 2 years placing over 200 RR ties in my back hillside yard, terracing and leveling to create more usable patio space. Got several truckloads of fill dirt from local construction projects, delivered and dumped on my property for free.
I'm currently building 6- six ft long x 2 ft high cedar planters to enclose one corner of our elevated concrete deck, for safety and privacy screen. Don't know what to plant in them yet.
My wife wants me to build a pergola this summer too...
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-14, 10:29 AM   #27
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I was at one point a Texas Certified Nurseryman / Texas Master Gardener and a certified pesticide applicator. Studied Horticulture with an emphasis on landscape design and construction at Texas A&M and also studied at the M. Buddy Benz school of floral design at Texas A&M. Do not use my horticulture training at all in my current life other than to help out friends.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-14, 11:11 AM   #28
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
I was at one point a Texas Certified Nurseryman / Texas Master Gardener and a certified pesticide applicator. Studied Horticulture with an emphasis on landscape design and construction at Texas A&M and also studied at the M. Buddy Benz school of floral design at Texas A&M. Do not use my horticulture training at all in my current life other than to help out friends.
you're alive?
I thought zombies were walking dead.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-14, 11:16 AM   #29
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Trying to control my online addictions. Life is busy right now.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-14, 05:12 PM   #30
3alarmer
Can'tre Member
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Bikes: old ones
Posts: 13,889
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 620 Post(s)
Rachel ?Bunny? Mellon, arts patron and confidante of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 103 - The Washington Post

Quote:
Mrs. Mellon had a deep interest in interior design and architecture, and she became a hands-on patron of the designers she hired. But her primary interest was in gardening, landscape design and the history of gardens.
3alarmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-14, 03:00 PM   #31
RaleighSport
Hogosha Sekai
Thread Starter
 
RaleighSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Tempo, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans
Posts: 6,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Just got my white onions divided and into a planter bed, the hops I just repotted to their containers for the season, watermelon and basil seedlings have sprouted and will be transplanted soon! There's still a huge list of seedlings that are very close to sprouting, and many more seeds to be planted... it just never ends does it?
RaleighSport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-14, 12:53 AM   #32
mort1369
Senior Member
 
mort1369's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bullhead City, AZ
Bikes: Raleigh USA Technium Olympian, Kona Hahanna single-speed, Trek 420 Three Speed Fixie, Gary Fisher Mullet, Trek 720 hybrid/cyclocross wannabe.
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I live in the desert. What's a garden?
mort1369 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 01:33 PM   #33
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
Posts: 431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Anyone start tomato and pepper seeds indoors and have recommendations on increasing success? I've got a grow light, heating pad and seed starting mix but am having trouble getting some of the tomatoes (San Marzano) and pepper (poblanos) to germinate.
colorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 01:35 PM   #34
RaleighSport
Hogosha Sekai
Thread Starter
 
RaleighSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Tempo, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans
Posts: 6,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Anyone start tomato and pepper seeds indoors and have recommendations on increasing success? I've got a grow light, heating pad and seed starting mix but am having trouble getting some of the tomatoes (San Marzano) and pepper (poblanos) to germinate.
Did you check the dates on your seed bags? I'm assuming your other peppers and tomatoes came in already... from what I know best bet is to make large batches of starts and not worry about having too many plants.
RaleighSport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 02:04 PM   #35
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mort1369 View Post
I live in the desert. What's a garden?
You can start a rock and cacti garden...)
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 02:13 PM   #36
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
Posts: 431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
Did you check the dates on your seed bags? I'm assuming your other peppers and tomatoes came in already... from what I know best bet is to make large batches of starts and not worry about having too many plants.
I wondered about that and bought more san marzano seeds - just planted this weekend so still too early. Yeah I'll probably end up with way more than I need but at this point I'm just trying to get them to germinate.
colorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 02:30 PM   #37
20grit
Curmudgeon in Training
 
20grit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rural Retreat, VA
Bikes: 1974 Gazelle Champion Mondial, 2010 Cannondale Trail SL, 1988 Peugeot Nice, 1992ish Stumpjumper Comp,1990's Schwinn Moab
Posts: 1,934
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Anyone start tomato and pepper seeds indoors and have recommendations on increasing success? I've got a grow light, heating pad and seed starting mix but am having trouble getting some of the tomatoes (San Marzano) and pepper (poblanos) to germinate.
I have some mini-sweet peppers planted in a box in my window right now. It took forever for them to come up and I'm looking at less than 25% germination.
Some things that have caused problems in the past:
1 Water softeners. That water seems to mess with plants.
2 Over watering.
3 Wasn't holding my mouth right when I planted.
4 Forgot to spin in circles three times and throw some seeds over my left shoulder.
20grit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 02:33 PM   #38
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
Posts: 431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
I have some mini-sweet peppers planted in a box in my window right now. It took forever for them to come up and I'm looking at less than 25% germination.
Some things that have caused problems in the past:
1 Water softeners. That water seems to mess with plants.
2 Over watering.
3 Wasn't holding my mouth right when I planted.
4 Forgot to spin in circles three times and throw some seeds over my left shoulder
.
Crap. I didn't take that into account. Time to plant more seeds I guess
colorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 02:37 PM   #39
bigbenaugust 
derailleurs are overrated
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 1,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Mrs. A and the kids are out planting in the garden bed now. The blueberry bushes by the shed are budding and the peach tree blossomed, but I do not think it will fruit this year, nor the apple. I have high hopes for the blueberries if the deer do not eat them.
__________________
--Ben
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: openSUSE Leap - LinuxMint Debian Edition 2 - Mac OS 10.6 - Android 4.4 - CyanogenMod 13
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 02:51 PM   #40
RaleighSport
Hogosha Sekai
Thread Starter
 
RaleighSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Tempo, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans
Posts: 6,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Crap. I didn't take that into account. Time to plant more seeds I guess
dunno if you know this trick or not, but if you don't you may want to try it.
Starting Seeds in Coffee Filters (or Paper Towels) | Garden Betty
RaleighSport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 03:28 PM   #41
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
Posts: 431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
dunno if you know this trick or not, but if you don't you may want to try it.
Starting Seeds in Coffee Filters (or Paper Towels) | Garden Betty
Thanks. I'll give that a try.
colorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 05:56 PM   #42
Keith99
Senior Member
 
Keith99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
I wondered about that and bought more san marzano seeds - just planted this weekend so still too early. Yeah I'll probably end up with way more than I need but at this point I'm just trying to get them to germinate.
I thnk you already mentioned using a hotpad. That made huge difference for me.

Second thing is Miracle Grow makes a water retaining planting mix. That makes keeping the water right much easier. Though generally I had few problems in that area BEFORE germination, it was after where that could be tricky.
Keith99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 06:49 PM   #43
3alarmer
Can'tre Member
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Bikes: old ones
Posts: 13,889
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 620 Post(s)
so help me god, we used to do this back on the hippie communal veggie farm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Anyone start tomato and pepper seeds indoors and have recommendations on increasing success? I've got a grow light, heating pad and seed starting mix but am having trouble getting some of the tomatoes (San Marzano) and pepper (poblanos) to germinate.
Quote:
The Moon's phases guided many a farmer and gardener in the past, and still do today:
  • [*=left]Moonrise occurring in the evening brings fair weather, says one proverb, harking back to the belief that the waning Moon (full and last quarter, which rise in the evening) is dry.
    [*=left]The New Moon and first quarter, or waxing phases, are considered fertile and wet.
    [*=left]The new and first-quarter phases, known as the light of the Moon, are considered good for planting above-ground crops, putting down sod, grafting trees, and transplanting.
    [*=left]From full Moon through the last quarter, or the dark of the Moon, is the best time for killing weeds, thinning, pruning, mowing, cutting timber, and planting below-ground crops.
    [*=left]The time just before the full Moon is considered particularly wet, and is best for planting during drought conditions.
.....and it seemed to work, mostly. Moon folklore and phases Farming

But we were pretty stoned most of the time, and also did the occasional "fertility ritual" in the fields, if you know what I mean.
3alarmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 06:52 PM   #44
3alarmer
Can'tre Member
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Bikes: old ones
Posts: 13,889
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 620 Post(s)
...also, mostly when i grow from seed i try to score the seed coat a little (just a nick is sufficient),
and to soak whatever seeds I'm planting in a weak tea solution overnight before planting.

If you plant a seed that is not presoaked, they take some time to get wet enough to germinate.
3alarmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-14, 01:58 PM   #45
colorider
smorenivore
 
colorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton, CO
Bikes: '06 Novara Divano, '96 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
Posts: 431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
dunno if you know this trick or not, but if you don't you may want to try it.
Starting Seeds in Coffee Filters (or Paper Towels) | Garden Betty
I gave this a try and now have a couple sprouts going.
colorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-14, 02:21 PM   #46
RaleighSport
Hogosha Sekai
Thread Starter
 
RaleighSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Tempo, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans
Posts: 6,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
I gave this a try and now have a couple sprouts going.
Glad it worked! Very handy trick.
RaleighSport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-14, 05:05 PM   #47
dstrong 
Senior Member
 
dstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Awesome, Austin, TX
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix, Interloc Impala, ParkPre Image C6
Posts: 3,836
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Apparently my neighbor gardens...she gave me a nice bunch of freshly picked green onions. Perfect for the Shrimp with coriander and coconut-oil over brown rice I'm making tonight!
__________________

2014 Specialized Roubaix2003 Interloc Impala2007 ParkPre Image C6 (RIP)

dstrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-14, 07:39 PM   #48
mrodgers
Senior Member
 
mrodgers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Western PA
Bikes: 2014 Giant Escape 1
Posts: 1,307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Only 2 more month til it's time to plant the garden, lol. You southerners suck 9
mrodgers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-14, 08:07 AM   #49
RaleighSport
Hogosha Sekai
Thread Starter
 
RaleighSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Tempo, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans
Posts: 6,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
Only 2 more month til it's time to plant the garden, lol. You southerners suck 9
My sympathies almost... I bet you can grow lettuce all year round though!
RaleighSport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-14, 08:30 AM   #50
phoebeisis
New Orleans
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,581
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Tomatoes
best crop -most bang $$ wise for the effort-and very easy to grow

Notice how cleverly this 8" tall plant has been situated.
I carefully placed it(it is at bottom of picture-slightly to right of middle)
It gets the drip from that window AC-and the AC runs -A LOT- during the hot months-
Oh this plant-and 2 others- are just from tomato leavings seeds etc-my wife tosses out the back door.

In south Louisiana EVERYTHING grows
Plenty of sun-plenty of rain- good to great soil(not like that sandy FLA stuff-or that horrible red stuff that ALA folks try to pass off as soil)

Normally I have 20-30 tomato plants by now-from seeds planted directly in rows-
but I have been busy-distracted this year-so nothing planted yet
Normally I would transplant this plant to my little rows-better sun-but i think I think I will just stake this one and leave it where it is.
It is some commercial variety-but commercial tomatoes are MUCH better grown at home than they are from the store
These tomatoes are MEALY inedible yukky barfy fruit when bought-but they will be great home grown-
Not dead sure why-it isn't just the vine ripening-because I will pick early-all but all green-and paper bag to ripen(to beat bugs to tomatoes)
and they will have nice texture flavor-maybe it is forced ripening-ethylene gas??
Really don't know why store bought $1.69/lb tomatoes are soooo bad?
Here is a quick picture of our backyard-2 months ago-cold winter-it was bare-
now all the salvia have returned in force-typical south louisiana-everything grows-easily!

Really would like to row the front yard-but I'm too lazy-doubt the neighbors would care much but who knows-
I really reaLLY HATE lawn care cutting grass

Sorry the pictures are soooo crummy-the ac one-tough to make out plant-near end of concrete rain gutter
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1010132.JPG (69.3 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg P1010131.JPG (71.4 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg P1010130.JPG (69.3 KB, 6 views)
phoebeisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:05 PM.