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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #675 on: April 13, 2014, 11:01:09 PM »

...thumbs up to get whatever tools I need.

All of them. The correct answer is all of them.
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That looks awesome Jim, great work.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #676 on: April 14, 2014, 04:07:27 AM »
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #677 on: April 14, 2014, 05:05:52 AM »
Man, that's a helluva nice build, Jim.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #678 on: April 14, 2014, 05:19:13 AM »
growing stuff in the Midwest is exasperating.
80F at 2pm yesterday, everything growing like crazy.
currently 30F and an inch of snow on the ground.  Definite hard freeze tonight.

hopefully this is the last one of these of the spring.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #679 on: April 14, 2014, 11:29:24 AM »

...thumbs up to get whatever tools I need.

All of them. The correct answer is all of them.

I always thought the correct answer was one more.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #680 on: April 14, 2014, 11:55:06 AM »

...thumbs up to get whatever tools I need.

All of them. The correct answer is all of them.

I always thought the correct answer was one more.

My wife suggested I open a Hardware store as that would be cheaper than my current shop.  8^)

And the correct answer for what should be in the shop is "All of them" in my opinion.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #681 on: April 14, 2014, 11:58:18 AM »
Another +1 to "all of them".  Funny thing is, my wife has the same policy on buying shoes. 
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #682 on: April 14, 2014, 12:09:46 PM »
Wow nice Greenhouse Jim, Got a parts list and schematics?:D
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #683 on: April 14, 2014, 03:53:32 PM »
Wow nice Greenhouse Jim, Got a parts list and schematics?:D

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #684 on: April 14, 2014, 07:42:35 PM »
growing stuff in the Midwest is exasperating.
80F at 2pm yesterday, everything growing like crazy.
currently 30F and an inch of snow on the ground.  Definite hard freeze tonight.

hopefully this is the last one of these of the spring.

Amen to that!  We've started a ton of seedlings inside, and I spent most of last weekend adding a 3rd tier to both of our light stands, along with a tip-top DIY germination mat.  Once the weather settles down a bit we'll be hardening off and putting some really nice plants in the ground.  I'm pretty pumped about it.

We bought a couple soil block makers this year, which is working out really well. 

I'm currently only on page 7 of this thread - I've been spinning my wheels over on the NB forum when I obviously should have made the switch when the AHA forum booted up.  Now I'm playing catch-up.

Mort got me all sidetracked with Sepp Holzer and hugelkultur!  I'll post some pics of my intensive indoor grow-rig here in the next week. 
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #685 on: April 16, 2014, 04:27:18 PM »
This year my wife has gotten more involved, which has helped us really step things up in the seedling department.  Here's what's up.

Wide shot - Two 3-tier plant stands with grow lights, and DIY germination mats up on top.


Mixed flats with kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, & kale.  I built the 3-sided wooden trays a couple weeks ago.  Scrap electrical wire for the handles. 




Cabbage in soil blocks.


Peas are going nuts!


Peas & Bunching Onions (sown 12 per block).


DIY Germination Mat (make sure your rope lights are incandescent, not LED.)


Sweet Potatoes and some lettuce just for fun.





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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #686 on: April 16, 2014, 06:07:05 PM »
Wow! I really like that setup! Inspirational actually...
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #687 on: Today at 11:06:53 AM »
Wide shot - Two 3-tier plant stands with grow lights, and DIY germination mats up on top.



really nice setup.  Something similar took over my dining room and portions of my basement during the neverending winter of 2013...I'll probably do it again next year.