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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:04 am

I got 4 cantaloupes this past season; but they never got any bigger than baseballs. Two of them were edible though. The other two rotted before they ripened. My watermelons were a complete disaster; one only; the size of a tennis ball. All light pink inside when harvest time came. The weather got too cold to get it to develop. I used a liquid fertilizer. My tomatoes plants were about 8foot from ground to top. I'm going to keep them trimmed next year as they get too top heavy. :) I let the cucumbers twine up into my chain link fence. That works really neat as the fruit hangs from the fence for easy picking. :D
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Re: garden

Post by Beyond » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:07 am

Orin, so how many pecks of non-pickled cucumbers did you pick?
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:07 am

beyond wrote:Orin, so how many pecks of non-pickled cucumbers did you pick?
Keeps me in cucumbers 'til the end of harvest. Four plants is all I need. About 4 or 5 cucumbers per week. :)
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:59 pm

Ahhh! Now that Spring is around the corner; I raked out the leaves from the flower beds. The daffodils are ready to join the crocus in bloom. :D In a few weeks I will be tilling the soil to make ready for my garden. 8-) I almost bought a Concord grape plant at Walmart. It was only $5; but I better talk to my other half first. Don't want to spring any surprises on her; especially since today is her birthday. The surprises should be something for her. :wink:
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Re: garden

Post by rstevenson » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:28 pm

We pulled the bags of leaf mulch off the garlic last weekend. They'd already begun to sprout a little out of the soil. We plant, in late November, about 65 bulbs along the base of a stone wall. They will keep us in garlic most of the year. Everything else comes from the store, since our lot is hilly and stony and forested. I tried a couple of tomato plants in half-barrels a few years ago and could hold the entire harvest in both hands. Green thumbed I'm not.

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Re: garden

Post by bystander » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:12 am

Happy belated birthday to your Mrs., Orin!
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:03 pm

bystander wrote:Happy belated birthday to your Mrs., Orin!
Thanks! I'll pass that along. 8-)
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:18 pm

I was digging out some half buried; huge cement stepping stones; from my garden Saturday. My spade hit a chunk nearby that turned out to be a clump of cement. Upon examining it; there is what looks like a bone half covered with the cement. If it is bone; it must be petrified as it is as hard as the cement. I'd like to take it to be examined; but don't know who may be interested.
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Re: garden

Post by BMAONE23 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:19 pm

I wouldn't take it to the police (especially if your wife is missing) :mrgreen:

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Re: garden

Post by geckzilla » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:56 pm

Pics!
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:35 am

BMAONE23 wrote:I wouldn't take it to the police (especially if your wife is missing) :mrgreen:
My misses isn't missing! :)
geckzilla wrote:Pics!
I'll take a pic tomorrow; but I tried to send one before and didn't have any luck. :cry:
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:14 pm

I don't know what I am doing wrong but the reply I got was that the image I tried to upload was invalid. :cry: I can send it as an email to someone if interested.
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Re: garden

Post by Beyond » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:28 pm

Orin, did you resize it to 320kb or less before you tried to post it?
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:06 pm

As you can see the bone is embedded in cement! It is also very hard; like it turned into rock itself. I see I will have to practice with these pictures. :oops:
Thanks to Robb for help with this project. 8-) :D
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Re: garden

Post by geckzilla » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:19 pm

Hmm, that worked. I'm not sure I see what you think might be a bone, though.
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:29 pm

geckzilla wrote:Hmm, that worked. I'm not sure I see what you think might be a bone, though.
The picture doesn't do it justice. The white part when you turn it looks like it could be part of a jaw bone. It just doesn't look like white clay or other material. The dark grey on the bottom is concrete. I don't think it is calcified material like you might find in a cavern. :?
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:38 pm

OK! Did I do something wrong? The picture doesn't show unless I"m logged on. :? What would cause that?
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Re: garden

Post by Beyond » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:40 pm

Orin i just clicked on the blank spot and it says 'the attachment dosen't exist anymore'. Maybe you'll have to do it over??
I didn't get to see the picture before it went - by-by.
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:29 pm

Beyond wrote:Orin i just clicked on the blank spot and it says 'the attachment dosen't exist anymore'. Maybe you'll have to do it over??
I didn't get to see the picture before it went - by-by.
It's like I said; The picture is there as long as I'm logged on. I don't know how to fix it. :?
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Re: garden

Post by Beyond » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:35 pm

Orin, you resized and then saved the picture to your library as a JPEG picture, and then you went to the forum and clicked attachment and then uploaded it??
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:30 pm

I didn't have to resize; and I followed Owlice's instruction page. Rob tweaked the photo but I uploaded it. Evidently; I have to be logged on for the picture to have a reference point. :? If you look while I'm loggged on you can see the picture. Orin
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Re: garden

Post by Beyond » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:31 pm

scare-crow.jpg
Orin, here's a scare-crow for your garden :mrgreen:
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:35 pm

Beyond wrote:
scare-crow.jpg
Orin, here's a scare-crow for your garden :mrgreen:
I need one for my &#%* :twisted: computer! :mrgreen:
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Re: garden

Post by owlice » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:49 pm

Orin, I cannot see the image at all; I get the same message Beyond gets, whether you are online or not. Might you try again, please? I'm now wildly curious about this bone!
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Re: garden

Post by rstevenson » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:00 pm

When I check Orin's post in which he managed to upload the now invisible picture, I see the [img2] tag and no picture. When I look at Beyond's post of the er, um, scarecrow, I see the [attachment] tag and the picture. Does that observation help in any way? [Edit: this post too uses the img2 tag, and it works -- I think.]

It's almost spoiling your fun, but here (from the email I sent back to Orin) is the image. Let's see if I can post it.
Click the "Upload attachment" tab.
Click the "Browse..." button and select the file.
Click the "Add the file" button.
Type a file comment.
Click the "Place inline" button. (What a lot of clicking to do!)
Et voila!
rockbone.jpg
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