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Discussion in 'About Me & My Garden' started by flowerbug, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Oct 10, 2018
    flowerbug

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    with all this rain, i've been doing something completely not garden related (yet :) ) learning another computer language. up to this point i've not had any reasons to learn it that got me motivated enough. with the newer computer that has some graphics capabilities i thought i'd find something to do not too hard, but something that also needed to be done.

    i picked a game called gfpoken which is an adaptation of an old PC game called marbles. it was written in C and now i'm redoing it in Python.

    the initial parts are now done, i just have saving/loading and configuration stuff to do and then i can clean it up and get it ready for the wider world (the code is actually already available to the wider world).

    considering it's only taken me a few days of poking around to get this far i'm sure i can get the rest of it done sometime soon (but i don't have any deadline in mind).

    as for garden related, some day i'll figure out some kind of program i want to do for the fun of it and do that too... ;)
     
  2. Oct 11, 2018
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    And, here I'm getting into something of a panic that I still have not verified that I have replaced all aging tomato varieties seed.

    Soon, I won't hardly be able to scrounge decaying fruit off the ground nor identify what plants it came from.

    All this, knowing full well that the best seed should have been (it was) saved early in the season. I just have to go through the seed box and make sure that there is no 5+ year old seed in there with no other options.

    Steve
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2018
    flowerbug

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    i'm sure some of those seeds would still be viable. just have to figure out which ones. :)

    we've had another few inches of rain here last night... we doanna need no more!
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2018
    flowerbug

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    Thanks Bunches @Zeedman !!! :)

    they're twice the size of this picture as it was taken in early September and it's been raining so much...

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  5. Oct 17, 2018
    flowerbug

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    a few of the decoration pics i took this season:


    Stepping stones

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    Zorro

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  6. Oct 25, 2018
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    Glad to see they are doing well. Those clumps should double every year. Who knows, I might need to get seed back from you some day... it remains to be seen if the contractor working on my patio stomped them to death. :thThey will probably survive, since even being tilled under once didn't kill them.
     
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  7. Oct 27, 2018
    flowerbug

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    i have no idea what to do with them yet. i expect i'll harvest some mid-spring/early summer and divide them up then to spread them out more to encourage more production. snipping off any seed heads as i don't really want them to take over.

    i still have seeds you sent, already sent some of those off to south-central CO to see how they fare out there. :) no plans to plant any seeds for the moment.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2018
    flowerbug

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    since this is my ramble zone... :)

    bean sorting here or there, finding some nice new crosses and enjoying seeing what Momma Nature can get up to. a ways to go yet as i'm being interrupted and distracted by various projects and fixing things that i could not do this past summer.

    at least one mouse chewing inside an interior wall which is annoying to say the least after i was hoping i had them finally all sealed out at last. it's been a 22+yr battle that i keep improving and was sure i'd finally got their gaps all plugged. traps and tracking in progress now, but not yet sure they are out of the wall.

    way too many tracks in the snow from mice around the outside of the house to know where they are coming in. just hope i can trap them and narrow it down until i can finally get this last gap plugged. lil boogers...
     
  9. Dec 2, 2018
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    dang, roof leak last night during heavy rain... after all the work we've had done they still haven't figured it out... *sigh*
     
  10. Dec 2, 2018
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    I had mice in the garage like crazy, a month ago. I don't think my traps caught a dozen but maybe
    !. After ones of adult size, there were little ones - not as big as my thumb.

    The spring hoop house has a center path that is 18" below ground level, so that house is about 5' high. There is a "vestibule" with 2 steps down to the door. I've bricked that little area in, without mortar. Seems that I've made something of a mouse habitat.

    I've set hoop house traps in the spring but they need to be in the garage in the fall. The mice just travel through the carport and go indoors.

    A trap set under the kitchen sink caught a mouse within 30 minutes of it being seen. Got out 2 new traps with my regular peanut butter dipped raisins and never caught another!

    Better put new bait on them by now but wonder if they just aren't risking coming in the house yet.

    It's been somewhat warm, outdoors. Nights in the teens just haven't happened. On a couple of days, I have seen what was probably a fungus gnat, outdoors. It's kinda noteworthy to see an insect this late in the year. It must have been a month ago that I picked a yellowjacket off the interior wall of the shed (with gloves on ;)) and tossed him outside on the ground. I didn't feel like stepping on him after that.

    Steve
     

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