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SECTER1's 2012 Season
« on: February 21, 2012, 09:13:54 PM »
Gonna get off to a good start this year..Made me a DIY lighting system for seed starting in doors.  The past two years I left them out side and in too much light too many times and had a lot of die offs..Not this year.
 

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 11:30:45 AM »
That looks like a good setup.

Especially the guard dog.


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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 07:50:15 PM »
Thanks cohutt...
Here is this weekends project..


Really going to invest some time into my front yard garden..Make it a place to grow and hang out during the summer..
This is my front yard from last year..
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=26212.msg315869#msg315869

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 09:32:45 PM »
your grow table looks good. keep up the good work!

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 02:05:33 PM »
My first attempt at soil cubes (Thanks Clayton)..  Had no clue how much more soil they require then the standard pea pots..  But once you make a couple cubes you know right off the bat that they are going to work way better..

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 02:37:37 PM »
I just got the seed cube makers and so far really like them.  Seem to retain moisture well.

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 03:05:48 PM »
I just got the seed cube makers and so far really like them.  Seem to retain moisture well.

Yeah..those cubes are heavy.  One recommendation for someone considering...get sturdy trays..  I got the flimsy ones and if you need to move them and they are a little low on moisture I can see these things crumbling easier because of the flex in the tray..   

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 05:41:18 PM »
Can't wait to see how things develop as Spring gets here.

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2012, 05:32:17 PM »
How I spent my day..




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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 07:58:22 PM »
Got 2 of them all finished..


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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 07:54:17 AM »
Great looking beds! I think i need to make the same finishing touches to mine, yours look sharp.

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2012, 03:57:52 PM »
Seedling update


This is my first time starting seeds under light and I thought I could get away with 2 100w CFL's...errrrrrrr..added 2 more per home made unit on Sunday and 3 more today..

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 09:31:49 AM »
It's not done but you get the idea..

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 09:33:01 AM »
That's a great looking setup, Secter1!

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 08:45:58 PM »
That's a great looking setup, Secter1!

Thank you!
Here are some more pics of what I got going on...







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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2012, 09:32:26 AM »
Photo up date






One big row ready for my tomato seedlings..

Greens and herb bed

spring lettuce coming up 

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2012, 09:13:04 PM »
Nice.

(I can barely stand up tonight for spending half the day bent over putting in drip irrigation - the tomato set up reminded me)

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2012, 04:58:53 PM »
I have been having slow growth in my beds and figured it was low on nutrients..  I really stepped up with organic food, fish emulsion and rock dust..seeing good results over the past couple days.







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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2012, 07:08:10 AM »
Looks great.  What was it that you filled the beds with?  Keep the updates coming.

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2012, 07:33:02 PM »
compost from my local place..I have had good luck with it over the past couple years..I also added some worm castings and some chicken manure and Azomite rock dust..  I don't think I added enough though.

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2012, 08:28:08 PM »
I like it.

It is seriously over engineered, just they way I like it lol.

Actually it looks very well thought out and I based the top edge of a rice paddy box/bed I put in this week on that.

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2012, 08:00:23 AM »
It is seriously over engineered, just they way I like it lol.

I like them a lot as well. Those raised bed boxes really make my efforts look pretty pathetic.  :rofl:

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2012, 10:46:20 AM »
How tall are the lattice?  They look pretty tall!  Tall enough to need a step stool for high growing cukes...

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2012, 08:14:33 PM »
I believe they are 4'6".  The really high parts are just over my head.  Not to bad though..

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2012, 05:36:37 PM »


Got the trellis for the tomatoes up against the fence..But my tomatoes look like they caught something...Man..I hope it's not eaerly blite..

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2012, 12:42:38 PM »
I sold the wife on the fact we needed more growing space..  Cantaloupe, Goji and a bush cumber plant...I think I'm putting a lime tree on the open spot..

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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2012, 11:48:05 PM »
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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2012, 08:37:05 PM »
Garden update..  Everything is growing well.  Every year my issues is always powdery white mildew.  Hate it..   



















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Re: SECTER1's 2012 Season
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2012, 04:58:36 AM »
nice production. It looks like you added onto your yard lol