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  1. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... Bonus Just enjoy this little grouping. Better illustrates Tomato growth and vitality. I tend to allow 1 mid-height sucker on the end plants. Ginger is starting to accelerate growth. Just love the multi-functionality of Nasturtiums. Checking the macro function of my phone. Oh...
  2. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... Week 5 Let the pictures do the talking. H, see how the mighty have been brought low.
  3. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    The 7 footer just popped up in the High Tunnel in April? The others are volunteers were something that Chipmunks planted and I transplanted, maybe something in Chipmunk saliva? Last year we had one expected to hit 14 feet, but hail storm mangled the main stem, folded over the top few feet.
  4. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... Week 4 Peppers growing, slow but sure. Pruned suckers from 2 beds of Tomatoes and tied up the taller varieties. Possibly, about a 20% mass loss from pruning. 1st of June next year. Peppers, seem to get their growing spurt in July. Squash starting some noticeable growth! Beets...
  5. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    Crappy old pedal bike. Went from 5' 10½" 200lb to 175lb. Trying to rejuvenate my one legged deep knee bends ability. Trying to impress my kids, grand kids, and soon, my great-grand kids. Not! giving up my e-bike dedication! Just a couple extra pedalations every day. (turned 63)
  6. DrkAngel

    Homemade Battery Packs

    I will start with my 5A charger but will likely series a 48V 12.5A with a 12V 12.5A MeanWell Mega-Mod, for rapid charges. Hmmm ... likely parallel with my 5A for 17.5A charging . Gas at $5/gallon Electricity at $0.10/kWh At 20mph = 42 miles/kWh Cost = 50kWh per gallon of gas for 50kWh x 42...
  7. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... Week 3 2022 growing season Beets, Radishes and Onions ... and a 5' Sunflower. Far end is a Rose Geranium, kept it alive through the Winter. (Oops really need to clean and shine this tire!) Volunteer #1's plots Already harvesting Green Onions , Radishes and nibbling on Lettuce. 28...
  8. DrkAngel

    Homemade Battery Packs

    Expecting delivery Monday. Anticipated range based on previous data: based on Wh, range will be 383% just for convenience, I'm calculating at 4x (within 5%) 51.8V 35Ah Lithium battery = 1840Wh 10mph = 184 miles range - 10.4Wh/mile 15mph = 120 miles range - 16Wh/mile 20mph = 80 miles range -...
  9. DrkAngel

    Homemade Battery Packs

    Tell that to Tesla?
  10. DrkAngel

    Homemade Battery Packs

    Tell that to Tesla?
  11. DrkAngel

    new eZip motor

    No need to take anything apart! ??? I supplied simple, specific instructions that only take moments to perform!
  12. DrkAngel

    new eZip motor

    LC seems ignorant about temperature affecting Lithium performance (Winter vs Summer). The incomplete testing he did perform demonstrated cells with oem rated capacity, so, no age related capacity loss. Among the testing he neglected to perform: IR test at massive gobs of 40/60! cold solder...
  13. DrkAngel

    new eZip motor

    Stop whining about how long it takes to charge your Li-ion and just get a more powerful charger! Most all LiCo are rated at a recommended .5C charge rate. 50% charge in 1 hour. ~3 hours for full charge, from empty.
  14. DrkAngel

    Homemade Battery Packs

    . ... Impulse buy Could not pass it up. Perfect for my 48V 1500w. Good thing I jumped on it, got the last one! 3C continuous discharge, 70% charge in <30 minutes May be more available as they test each item in batches. I know, "Homemade" doesn't ethically apply, but technically, I need to...
  15. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    / ... Traditional planting day Been planting all week. Planted: Corn - 80' of row; Tomatoes - 5 dozen Summer Squashes - 18 hills Onions - 30', every 4"+ replanted 200 green onion gone bad Lettuce - 3 dozen started plants Delayed Peppers - more time at 80℉ w/16hr led light Lettuce - 2nd batch...
  16. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    10 years ago ... ... when I was old and feeble.
  17. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    Will be planting tonight, and Friday evening, too hot during the day, but should cool nicely... and no mosquitoes ,yet. Weekend forecast is for a nice warm soaking rain = perfect! Pantry beds prepped and ready. Fence bed enriched and tilled, thanks to CB. Moved tomato towers to fresh beds...
  18. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    Someone caught me "in the act".
  19. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... Supplement Forecast is urging us to plant early. Added compost and rototilled in. Heavy vibration loosened motor bolts, lost 2. Will replace tomorrow. Soil mostly prepped, forecast looks good ... will likely be planting Monday. Rhubarb doing nicely, 1st flowers on Strawberry...
  20. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... 2022 Week -2 Ornamental gardening? Onions already flowering! High Tunnel climate alteration? Moved some seedlings into protected HT. Onions and Beets. Harvested the 1st pounds of Radishes today. Need to transplant Sunflowers, Nasturtiums and Dill. Rhubarb doing nicely. Tire...
  21. DrkAngel

    new eZip motor

    Drugs, pot and beer included, are methods to distort or pervert your perception of reality. Effectively, avoiding life, rather than facing and dealing rationally with it.
  22. DrkAngel

    new eZip motor

    Pick up a SAE\METRIC tape at the Dollartree and measure spoke, rim to inside curve of spoke elbow. Spokes are, most always measured in mm. Cant figure? Remove one spoke, measure from end of spoke to inside of elbow.
  23. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... Week -3 Beds cleared and ready for compost. Wrapped up soaker hoses to prevent any rototiller mishaps. Rhubarb progressing nicely and added additional "everbearing" Strawberry plants. Who is the sicko ... inviting rabbits into the garden? Some plants not optimized for grow tower so...
  24. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... Week -4 2 weeks after open house-planting party. Progressing nicely. No spectacular gr8wth, just getting started. Did put a fresh battery in the clock. Radishes at 2 (left) and 3 (right) weeks. Basil transplants suffering a bit. What doesen't kill you makes you stronger? Rhubarb...
  25. DrkAngel

    Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

    . ... Week -5 1 week after open house-planting party. Rhubarb really taking off 1 week from seeds into soil! Top shelf is Peppers Center shelf Tomatoes Bottom shelf, Flowers, Squashes and Melons Composted all beds, planted Onion sets and Beets in far end, on right, bed. Hooked up rainwater...
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