Shoot The Breeze forum: Kaput

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Imagepsa
Sep 14, 2010 1:19 PM CST
Name: Paul
Eastern WA
DG: tropicalaria
Never did manage to attract any attention here. I'm not sure whether that's because there's no one from my part of the country around, or no interest on the part of those who are. I'll keep the cubit up for a bit longer, updating weekly to keep it current, but by the end of the year I'll start migrating content elsewhere and shutting down if no one else is interested.
ImagePatti1957
Sep 18, 2010 8:09 AM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Don't give up! I just found your cubit and I consider myself to be cubits literate Hilarious! Maybe you can rethink the name or something. I was in Mamajacks cubit and clicked on your link under your post. Both links take you to the Greenhouse forum. You could make one take you to the front page of your cubit, which has your information in the info box up top. I wouldn't have know by the name that it is about gardening in WA, maybe because I am not from WA. Big Grin Once I was in your cubit I saw from your info box that you are about gardening in WA. You have some wonderful information in your greenhouse forum, I would hate to see that go away.
Imagepsa
Sep 18, 2010 9:56 AM CST
Name: Paul
Eastern WA
DG: tropicalaria
Good suggestions. I didn't realize there was a problem with my signature line--I've fixed it now. I'll think about naming, too. Thanks!
ImagePatti1957
Sep 18, 2010 10:06 AM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
My husband just told me he would have known by the name that it was about WA gardening, so don't listen to me Whistling
ImageMaryE
Jun 6, 2012 2:27 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Well, I just found it too, via a link from All Things Plants, after you pointed me to it. I suspect that the lack of visitors here is the same problem that we have in the Oregon Cubit where I have kept my gardening diary for 2 years. I'm not sure anybody but Patti and I have read it, but it is useful to me to be able to go back and see what date I planted something, when we had frost, and a bit of information about varieties, methods, and problems (gophers!).

Don't give up!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
More ramblings at http://thegatheringplacehome.myfastforum.org/forum54.php
gernot
Sep 17, 2012 3:15 PM CST
Do not remove this information. It should be of interest to anyone who gardens in western Washington. No way to grow tomatoes otherwise. The dome allows Brandywine and Old German vines to attain a full 12 feet.
Imagepsa
Sep 27, 2012 5:44 AM CST
Name: Paul
Eastern WA
DG: tropicalaria
Well, it's still here for now. I'll probably turn the threads on the geodesic dome into a single presentation on my own website eventually. I have a lot of projects going, and I really ought to write more about them, but I need to figure out where my audience is.

I do sell plants every spring, give presentations on growing (especially tomatoes) and contribute to various community agriculture efforts. I think there is a lot of information that needs to be shared with people in this kind of growing environment. I get more traffic on my business Facebook page than anywhere else, but I'm not really a Facebooker at heart, I think.

Neither Cubits, nor All Things Plants has developed into the garden mecca I was hoping for, and IB continues the corporatization of Dave's Garden, so I miss my old plant communities.
ImageMaryE
Sep 27, 2012 6:45 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Paul, what kinds of projects?
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
More ramblings at http://thegatheringplacehome.myfastforum.org/forum54.php
Imagepsa
Sep 27, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Name: Paul
Eastern WA
DG: tropicalaria
I'm working with the local Food Hub as they try to organize a market for local small and midsize agriculture. I'm transitioning my spring tomato and pepper plant growout (~10000 plants) to a more scripted procedure so that I can move operations and involve more people. I'm putting together a set of growing protocols for year round production of herbs, both for culinary use and for the plants themselves. I'm working on a set of aquaponics systems, combining fish aquaculture and plant production and agriculture, and this has a difficult set of regulatory hurdles I'm jumping through. I'm looking at a series of steel hoophouses that need to be built on several properties, and possible ways to teach how to build them in the process. I'm trying to tackle the problem of organic composting inputs to be used in vegetable production greenhouses, and making sure these are both safe for the plants and people, and acceptable to regulators. I need to reglaze the geodesic dome, and that will be quite a project however I do it. I have a set of both personal and shared tomato variety breeding projects I'm involved with. I've done a few series of photographic explorations of gardens and parks, and I'd like to get back to that, expanding it into an ongoing project.

I keep busy...
ImageMaryE
Sep 27, 2012 8:19 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Wow! You sure do! Do you ever sleep? I wish you success with all of these interesting projects.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
More ramblings at http://thegatheringplacehome.myfastforum.org/forum54.php
ImagePatti1957
Sep 27, 2012 12:07 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Wow Paul, I'm going to need a nap now! Very interesting stuff your involved in.
Imagepsa
Sep 27, 2012 5:51 PM CST
Name: Paul
Eastern WA
DG: tropicalaria
Also, my day job is as a Computer Analyst, I sit on the boards for Arts, Photography, and Literary groups, and I have four kids at home and an extremely understanding wife, so, yes, sleep can be a problem. Smiling

If you two were closer, I'd be drafting you for things already...
ImageMaryE
Sep 27, 2012 9:35 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Hugs to your understanding, patient wife!

If I were closer, I'd be there!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
More ramblings at http://thegatheringplacehome.myfastforum.org/forum54.php

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