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by DrkAngel
Aug 20 2019 8:13am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Week 13 - 2019 Tomatoes Cranking up and winding down! Harvest to begin in earnest. Couple pounds last week, several pounds this week. Tomatoes will ripen exponentially over the next few weeks, time to find the canning jars. Likely to be a couple weeks Tomato shortage before greenhouse Tomatoe...
by DrkAngel
Aug 17 2019 2:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Harvested our 1st few pounds of Tomatoes. Ripening will be fast and furious. Looks like about 1/3 of plants are determinate (produce a single crop, all at once), about 2/3 are indeterminate (still starting new Tomatoes as older ones ripen.) Spraying greenhouse Radishes, Eggplants and lower Tomato le...
by DrkAngel
Aug 15 2019 4:02am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Was 115 degrees, at floor level, with one side open 2'. (Chicken wired to keep rabbits, woodchucks etc out.) Plants looked pretty wilted. Watered all plants. Cut 2 rough openings in end walls near peaks, ordered 18 x 24" gabel vents, but won't arrive for several days. Will be 85 today, will monitor ...
by DrkAngel
Aug 13 2019 9:37am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

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by DrkAngel
Aug 12 2019 8:41am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Week 12 - 2019 1st Tomatoes ripening. Removed-transplanted 1 "infected"(?) plant to isolated location, Neem oiled and watering twice daily to ripen fruit and test Neem oil effectiveness. 190811 _01.jpg Peppers doing great! Letting all Peppers ripen to color, Red, Orange or Yellow, getting Gre...
by DrkAngel
Aug 10 2019 11:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Greenhouse Operational Got the plastic up and roll-up sides functional. Beds are about 50% populated, saving space for Peppers before 1st frost. 2 items left for completion: Upper vents near roof - plan on louvered vents, in conjunction with covering door for Winter season. Rain water collect...
by DrkAngel
Aug 05 2019 1:30am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Tomato Season Historically, our Tomato season lasts about 1 month, from about the 1st week in August till the 1st week in September. With better attention to disease prevention we are hoping to extend that by weeks! Further, the Green house, and other fresh plantings should provide a complete...
by DrkAngel
Aug 04 2019 6:27am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Greenhouse Progress Gettin' there ... Figured the door, went with a simple storm door. Framed in and painted the rough opening. Placed closing apparatus at top to prevent snagging any one or thing. High Tunnel 13.jpg Planted and transplanted Onions, Lettuce and Radishes growing well. Planted ...
by DrkAngel
Aug 01 2019 10:06am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Solar heating Considering the mass of cement blocks, I believe they will act as a considerable heatsink, storing the days Sun heat and releasing it over night. Also considering painting the 250gal water tank black, to store additional heat. High Tunnel 12.jpg 4 remaining "low beds" will be ra...
by DrkAngel
Jul 31 2019 2:13pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1620
Views: 425890

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Triple Hoverboard Pack Got lazy and fit 3 x 10s2p 36V 4.4Ah into an e-Zip battery case as upgrade on my old Comfort Cruiser. https://endless-sphere.com/forums/download/file.php?id=225587 Neighbor who bought the bike from me with 25.9V battery moved up a hill. Same as my Snow Beast, he is now geared ...
by DrkAngel
Jul 28 2019 5:00am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Greenhouse Progress Trim finished and painted up. Ready for the plastic "roof". High Tunnel 08.jpg Inside walls painted white also, to reflect sunlight into the regions darkened by wall's shadow. High Tunnel 09.jpg After plastic installed will need to place chicken wire fence for when ends ar...
by DrkAngel
Jul 27 2019 9:39pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Week 10 July 27, 2019 Several Tomato plants hitting the 7' bar. 190727_01.jpg Peppers really taking off this week. Peppers started on most every plant, might have to transplant center row to greenhouse, just to provide proper room for plants. 190727_02.jpg Squash starting new produce, might b...
by DrkAngel
Jul 27 2019 6:07am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Weed Control-Kill (spray mixture) Outside of fence is a bit of a jungle, all sorts of swamp grass and a multitude of invasive weeds. Worst is the stuff that grows between the chain link fence and the chicken wire to keep out the smaller critters. Just tried a new recommendation. Dissolving Ep...
by DrkAngel
Jul 22 2019 7:41am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Temperature finally dropped, high below 70 today, and getting prolonged, if intermittent, rain. Planned ahead and got a bunch of planting done yesterday. Tomato seedlings in freshly soiled corner bed. (3 types of seedlings for direct comparison: 1. stunted bush Tomato seedlings; 2. Rooted Rutgers su...
by DrkAngel
Jul 22 2019 6:48am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Squash vs Heat? Been hovering around 90 for the past week. Wondering if that explains a recent lack of succesful blooms - new fruit on our Summer Squash? Is Squash flowering - successful "fruitage" related to temperature? Had plenty of rain, on good draining soil. Cucumbers flowering "properl...
by DrkAngel
Jul 21 2019 10:16am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... July planting Tomatoes, for Greenhouse We have leftover Tomato plants for planting ... I've been keeping these stunted, sickly looking plants alive well past their expiration date. Now that a planting date is actually expected, I've begun various methods of rejuvenating and repopulating our s...
by DrkAngel
Jul 21 2019 12:37am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Week 9 - July 20, 2019 Trimming and pruning definitely help height. Several Tomato plants standing at 6'+. Beautiful Cherry 100 plant with 7 strings of 12-15 fruit, so far ... 190720_1.jpg Storm knocked some Peppers over, so had to stake them up - soft loamy soil. 190720_2.jpg Squash plants are tak...
by DrkAngel
Jul 19 2019 11:16pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Harvested towards 40lb of Squash this week, (Monday and Friday) not including the half dozen Acorn Squash, letting get a bit bigger, 1st Peppers (Sweet Banana) are ripe and ready. Harvested 1st batch of Garlic, pulled up, but letting dry for a week before parceling out. Looks like Romaine Lettuce "h...
by DrkAngel
Jul 18 2019 8:57am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Goldfish feast! Added Goldfish to 2 rain barrels. 2 for the one with least Mosquito Larva and 4 to the one with the most. 2 days later and all Larva are gone. Fortunately the fish can live happily off the algae growing on the inside of the barrel (white translucent barrels) ... till Mosquitoes lay m...
by DrkAngel
Jul 16 2019 3:30am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1620
Views: 425890

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Interesting kickstand; must flip backwards I'm guessing. Spring loaded, flips backward. Also has a heavy lock in kickstand position. Can be used as exercise bike? Add 3 phase bridge rectifier for use as a generator? Oops ... forgot this was a geared hub motor- freewheels = not generator capable. 3 ...
by DrkAngel
Jul 15 2019 6:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Watseka XP Resurrection?
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Watseka XP Resurrection?

PAS disk w/magnets is broken, fragment has 1 magnet though. Found out the PAS works! Did a PLC in lowest gear and motor kicked in. Cheap = kicks in full throttle when speed activates it = no variable assist. Not available from Watseka, will purchase a standard 12 hole magnet deal. Most don't realize...
by DrkAngel
Jul 15 2019 5:44pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1620
Views: 425890

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Battery, and bike, doing nicely. 3 20A continuous BMS is overkill on a 36V 250w motor. Don't think 1 is ever tasked to continuous capability ... https://endless-sphere.com/forums/download/file.php?id=255115 ... so, think I'll use 1 hoverboard pack and shoehorn in another 10s 6 or 8p and tack onto th...
by DrkAngel
Jul 15 2019 7:30am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Tomatoes and the interminable Bacterial Wilt

. ... Tomatoes and the interminable Bacterial Wilt Seems our Tomato crop is always cut short by a yellowing and wilting and dying of leaves and stems. Cause - Bacterial wilt is the diagnosed culprit. Supposedly, infection occurs when rainwater splashes bacteria in dirt onto leaves. Prevention: #1 R...
by DrkAngel
Jul 14 2019 5:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

INDEX Split Tomatoes Mildew Garden Pests Soil Additives De-Chlorinating City Water 2019 Week -4 Family Beds Rebuild Pantry Beds Prep 2019 Growing Season - Week 0 Tomatoes and the interminable Bacterial Wilt . ... Week 8 - July 13, 2019 Week 8 - 2019 Harvest begun, Friday - Nearly 20lb of Squash, .....
by DrkAngel
Jul 14 2019 2:28am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 196
Views: 11949

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Progress on Greenhouse ... End walls framed up and mostly sheathed. Redoing the "hips". ... more level with drainage capability. Oh, got some more grant money so beds are going 2 blocks high. More dirt coming, so start filling the block holes. Framed and endwalls started. Yes, block beds bein...