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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#259812 by reible » Tue May 21, 2019 6:55 pm

Finished the 17 pens today. Now if I could remember what I did with the red gift bags I give them away in???? That is what happens when I clean up.

It has been just so wet that the garden work is falling farther and farther behind. At this point I have some tomatoes and some pepper plants in and that is it.

Asparagus did not come up this spring. Not sure it worth it but I guess I give it another go. It takes 3 years for them to get to the point you can really harvest them and I think this is the 4th time I have had to start over. Planted in all different locations so not quite sure what happens. This next time I'm replanting in one location and adding a new location. This stuff comes up along the railroad tracks and other places pretty much on its own so why the problems in a garden??

Just a cool 51 today then three 80+ days coming up, and only tomorrow doesn't have rain in the forecast, great for the work I have to do but all the rain is really a bit much.

Ed

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#260078 by ryanbp01 » Thu May 30, 2019 10:20 pm

When I established my asparagus, I was told by my neighbor to use a bag of water softener salt since it would keep the grass down and the asparagus would like it. I tried it and it worked!
BPR

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#260084 by reible » Fri May 31, 2019 1:06 am

ryanbp01 wrote:When I established my asparagus, I was told by my neighbor to use a bag of water softener salt since it would keep the grass down and the asparagus would like it. I tried it and it worked!
BPR


That's interesting. We don't have a water softener and have never had one. I wonder what is in that salt that makes it so wonderful?

I do know that Magnesium sulfate is used in gardening, epsom salt. Wonder if water softener has some of that in it?

Ed

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#260100 by ryanbp01 » Fri May 31, 2019 8:06 pm

I think it may have something to do with asparagus originally growing in saltwater estuaries. I do know that we have had stalks as thick as a thumb.

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#260107 by JPG » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:32 am

I hate asparagus, but I think I would seek a different source for the salt. :eek:

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#260441 by STB » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:27 pm

Yesterdays project: Boot Dryer

The project was made from the scrap bin. The fan is salvaged refrigerator defrost fan. I was patting myself on the back for making the boot dryer for no money spent, that is until today. Went to my local big box store to buy a can of orange shellac and couldn't believe the price. $14.98 + $.45 for paintcare fee whatever that is for a total of $15.43 (Oregon doesn't have sales tax) I am so out of touch It sometimes scares me.
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I create problem solving challenges and opportunities for design modification, not mistakes.

SS 520 born 04/16/03, Power Station mounted Band saw , Scroll saw, Jointer, Belt sander, Overarm router, SS Sawsmith 2000, dedicatedted Mark V drill press, DC3300, SS Maxi-clamp system, Shopsmith woodworking bench

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#261073 by STB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:04 am

The steps from the deck to the ground had wood rot and were a accident in the making. The original steps only had 3 risers (pictured left). The new steps has 5 risers a landing and another rise to the deck. I made the steps as shallow as possible and still conform to the recommended rise. It seems the older I get the harder it is to climb stairs.The original steps were setting on cement blocks so I pored a cement slab for the new steps.
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Glenn
I create problem solving challenges and opportunities for design modification, not mistakes.

SS 520 born 04/16/03, Power Station mounted Band saw , Scroll saw, Jointer, Belt sander, Overarm router, SS Sawsmith 2000, dedicatedted Mark V drill press, DC3300, SS Maxi-clamp system, Shopsmith woodworking bench

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#261078 by JPG » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:31 am

VERY NICELY DONE!

Now about that end grain?

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#261085 by STB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:07 am

Now about that end grain?


The first comment my wife made was "How are you going to finish the end of the rail?" The truth is I don't know what to do to make it look more finished.

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Glenn
I create problem solving challenges and opportunities for design modification, not mistakes.

SS 520 born 04/16/03, Power Station mounted Band saw , Scroll saw, Jointer, Belt sander, Overarm router, SS Sawsmith 2000, dedicatedted Mark V drill press, DC3300, SS Maxi-clamp system, Shopsmith woodworking bench

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Re: Do you want a potpourri or are you driving?

#261110 by rpd » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:17 pm

A card box I made for my daughters wedding, yesterday (both wedding and making). I'll have to get a better photo, the wood looks much nicer than that in person. :)

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