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  • coptician commented on Stark Ideas's instructable MY $120 "Lollipop" Chicken Coop7 months ago
    MY $120 "Lollipop" Chicken Coop

    Anyone who's been married awhile knows that chicken didn't just show up, it was "delivered". But in the interest of maintaining a happy marriage, I commend you for capitulating to the scheme she "hatched". Nice job on the coop! ;)

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  • coptician commented on MarkofT's instructable Straw Bale Gardening8 months ago
    Straw Bale Gardening

    I started small with 8 bales last year to work around a root knowt nematode problem with my cucumbers and cantelopes. I had a very good crop of both as a result. This year I've got 40 bales in place for strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onion, pole beans, cucumbers, cantelope and watermelon. If the bales are still viable in the fall, I'll used them for lettuce, spinach, cabbage, brussels sprouts, etc One thing I found out the hard way this spring; 2 weeks cure time is not always enough. At the end of the two week cure cycle, the internal temps were only 80 degrees. I thought that was as good as it would get, so I set 50 strawberry plants in 12 bales. Two weeks later, the bale temps shot to 140 and stayed there for about 7 days. Needless to say, I had to replant strawberr...see more » I started small with 8 bales last year to work around a root knowt nematode problem with my cucumbers and cantelopes. I had a very good crop of both as a result. This year I've got 40 bales in place for strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onion, pole beans, cucumbers, cantelope and watermelon. If the bales are still viable in the fall, I'll used them for lettuce, spinach, cabbage, brussels sprouts, etc One thing I found out the hard way this spring; 2 weeks cure time is not always enough. At the end of the two week cure cycle, the internal temps were only 80 degrees. I thought that was as good as it would get, so I set 50 strawberry plants in 12 bales. Two weeks later, the bale temps shot to 140 and stayed there for about 7 days. Needless to say, I had to replant strawberries when the bales finally cooled down.

    I started small with 8 bales last year to work around a root knowt nematode problem with my cucumbers and cantelopes. I had a very good crop of both as a result. This year I've got 40 bales in place for strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onion, pole beans, cucumbers, cantelope and watermelon. If the bales are still viable in the fall, I'll used them for lettuce, spinach, cabbage, brussels sprouts, etc One thing I found out the hard way this spring; 2 weeks cure time is not always enough. At the end of the two week cure cycle, the internal temps were only 80 degrees. I thought that was as good as it would get, so I set 50 strawberry plants in 12 bales. Two weeks later, the bale temps shot to 140 and stayed there for about 7 days. Needless to say, I had to replant strawberr...see more » I started small with 8 bales last year to work around a root knowt nematode problem with my cucumbers and cantelopes. I had a very good crop of both as a result. This year I've got 40 bales in place for strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onion, pole beans, cucumbers, cantelope and watermelon. If the bales are still viable in the fall, I'll used them for lettuce, spinach, cabbage, brussels sprouts, etc One thing I found out the hard way this spring; 2 weeks cure time is not always enough. At the end of the two week cure cycle, the internal temps were only 80 degrees. I thought that was as good as it would get, so I set 50 strawberry plants in 12 bales. Two weeks later, the bale temps shot to 140 and stayed there for about 7 days. Needless to say, I had to replant strawberries when the bales finally cooled down.

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  • Neti Pot Hack (Inexpensive Sinus Rinse)

    Be very careful "squeezing" that bottle. Solution under pressure, forced behind obstructions can make a sinus infection worse and much more painful. Thats the beauty of real Neti pot; it works by gravity only.

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