Cottage Gardening forum: Seed Arrival -- Let's chat about it #6

 
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EricaBraun
Jan 24, 2015 8:47 AM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
Mindy -- How many seeds are you looking for for the Black Amber Sweet Sorghum? The stuff you got from the swap was probably from me.

I grew it last year, but I didn't grow much of it. It turned out to be a super easy grow and it didn't take up much space. It's a bit of a vertical space hog, but it's pretty much straight up and down, so it can be planted pretty close. It doesn't take much horizontal space. I plan on growing more this year, now that I think I've found a way to make sorghum syrup without a cane press!
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ImageRedLeopard
Jan 24, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Name: Ron
Naples, FL
I just had a thought, and a disappointment.

Too bad the "@" feature doesn't work on the forums here as it does on ATP.

A member could just type:

@redleopard

oinking for these:

seed 1
seed 2

The @ recipient would automatically be notified of the post, thus eliminating the need for secondary Cmail requests and therefore simplifying the swap.

Confirmations of requests are often done on the main oinking thread anyway, so this could continue (maybe without the @ sign), or even a separate confirmation thread set up.

I wonder if the @-sign capability could be added to the forums. It could be requested, but if it's possible would it be worth it?

Any thoughts?
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Imagetcs1366
Jan 24, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Ron -- I don't spend a lot of time on ATP, as i keep forgetting about it [really need to add it to my bookmark toolbar] but I did notice the @ thingy today... it had Rick's name attached to it... I recall he's pretty active over there as are many "old time" DG'ers.

Guess it's something that Ella could ask Dave about.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagestarlight1153
Jan 24, 2015 11:07 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Erica... When ya get a chance I would like to learn how you do get the cane sugar without a press. When I was googling your seed to see if it was what Mindy wanted or not, I have read mentions about it having to be pressed. Heck I can barely press a soup can some days. Rolling on the floor laughing
EricaBraun
Jan 24, 2015 11:32 AM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
Ella -- I was actually looking for articles on growing cane sugar (I have some rooted pieces that I'm trying to start) when I came across this tutorial on "How to make cane syrup at home... without a sugar cane press." One of the last lines in the article says "I bet it would also work for sorghum." Now that I know I can actually do something with the sorghum, without having to spend an arm and a leg on a press, I'm super excited to grow it again this year and try my hand at Sorghum Syrup making. Also, as an added bonus, Traditional Sorghum Syrup is listed on the Ark of Taste, whose goal is "to rediscover and catalogue forgotten flavors by documenting excellent food products that are in danger of disappearing."

http://www.floridasurvivalgardening.com/2013/11/how-to-make-...
ImageLeBug
Jan 24, 2015 1:46 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Only have a minute here getting ready for work but wanted to let you know about my distance from shelf to top on my favorite stands Andi

I have two stands from Gardener Supply the distance on the shelves on them are 18", on t's flowers stands they are onluy 14" if I had them to do over or had the energy lol I'd put them 18" apart there are so many seeds that I plant early so they get some height on them before I put them outside I love the taller shelves! Esp. tomatoes and peppers I always start them too early so they are even reaching over the 18' shelves by the time I get them outside it's come in handy for dahlias too if the lights won't go all the way down to the seedlings I just use whatever I can find to raise the seed trays like old phone books etc.

Hope this helps Big Grin
ImageAndi
Jan 24, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Thanks for the tips. I am sure I will have tons of more questions.

Actually, my seeds aren't here yet. I am expecting them Monday. I am working on my shelves and removing snow from my driveway. The snow is higher than Winston the pug. He is not pleased. He hasn't ventured past the eaves. I tied him to the front door as I was shoveling snow, but he howled, yes howled like a little wolf aarrroooo, to go inside. I thought some fresh air would be good for him, but he disagreed.

I didn't expect this much snow today. My potting mix, vermiculite and nursery pots are in the garage. More shelves and lights are there also. I haven't shoveled a path to the garage, yet. I also have to find the box with the electrical cords so that I can convert my lights. They are regular fluorescent fixtures that I had on hand. If I bought new ones, it would be the budget garage type ones with adjustable hanging chains.

I still have seeds here to sow. I will have to live vicariously thru the rest of you until Monday.

I have to learn about GA, polymer crystals, irrigation systems and other fun things.

I was looking forward to getting together with some friends at a local casino this weekend. We postponed our plans due to the weather.
ImageAndi
Jan 24, 2015 3:16 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Thanks, LeBug. I will set my shelves at 18" and maybe the lowest shelves a bit bigger (for totes of supplies and tall plants in a pinch). I have metal industrial/garage type shelves. They should work.

I am adding a light fixture to a cornice in front of my main window and my dining room window. Some of my houseplants need a bit more heat and light in the winter. I'll take pictures once I finish these projects. Guess who still needs to get the rest of her curtain rods out of the garage. I have a huge assortment of curtain rods. I am hoping that I can make them work without having to buy new ones. Of course the little brackets that screw into the wall are in either a box or one of my toolboxes. I finally found them this week.

The place has blinds on most of the windows. They are such a pain to dust and clean. I like them better as plant markers. I think I have a lifetime supply of those from my old place. I grabbed blinds from the dumpster all the time when people moved. Here, I plan on pulling them up to the top and pretending the ugly plastic things aren't hiding under my beautiful new custom curtains.
ImageAndi
Jan 24, 2015 5:01 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Weedwacker, you can try going to "control panel" then to "devices and printers". Right click and uninstall any scanners installed. Shut down and restart your computer. Maybe it will find the new software.

If it still doesn't work, find the scanner in control panel/devices again. Right click on properties. Check the driver. Click check for new driver . Check first online at Microsoft. If it doesn't find anything, make the driver window search the driver you just downloaded. You will probably have to shut down and restart.

If that doesn't work, uninstall the entire scanner/printer. Go to control panel again. Make sure everything is uninstalled - scanner, printer, fax. Then shut down and restart twice.

Did you upgrade Windows? Some older scanners and printers that were supported in Windows xp aren't supported in Windows 7 and Windows 8. They may work with one of the "generic" drivers. You can google "your device name" "windows whatever" driver. My workhorse Hp scanner and Laserprinter aren't supported by Windows 7 and beyond. I am setting up a Linux internet machine. Since they are still supported by Linux, I will connect them to that machine. I have "newer" replacements, but they are slower and more fussy than my old reliable ones. The toner is more expensive for the new printer also.

Be careful downloading drivers or driver software from anywhere other your manufacturer or Microsoft. there are lots of fake "driver fixing" software that installs spam and/or the wrong drivers and/or a list of drivers that you have to pay some disreputable company to "fix". Been there, done that, had to reformat my hard drive and reinstall windows to get rid of the junky software.

Once you get everything working backup your windows installation to a memory stick or free online "cloud" like Dropbox. Also, "save" your windows setup with the date. If you lose your scanner again, you can revert windows to the "last known good configuration".

I have better luck with computers than seeds lately. That is sad because I am not naturally a techie.
ImageAndi
Jan 24, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
My late Westie, Tiffany LOVED soybean sprouts. It was the only time she bothered seedlings. She ate the soybean plants sprouting on the windowsill, leaving the rest of the plants alone. She ate them outside the next year when I direct sowed them. One year, she grabbed a pack of seeds from my piggy stash when it arrived. It was soybean seeds.

Winston the pug is only interested in veggies if I mix them in his food or cook them in butter.

He doesn't like this seed business. He thinks all the commotion in the kitchen and little paper packets should contain dog treats not weeds! He is wondering what I am doing with the shelves in the office room. He keeps a distance from them in case they fall down or something.

He may show more interest if I finally have enough harvest to cook. He loves hanging out in the kitchen while I cook. He may get confused if I use HIS big pressure cooker/canner to actually can something.So far, I have only used it to make big batches of doggie ragout. It is his favorite kitchen gizmo. Except maybe the roasting pan, or the stock pot....he really loves food.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 25, 2015 7:35 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Something for all you gardeners to read.

http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/81140/

Imagechelle
Jan 25, 2015 8:07 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Ella, following this link http://cubits.org/yogaforlife/articles/view/396/ just sends me to my homepage.
Mindy03
Jan 25, 2015 8:27 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
It worked for me. Nice job Ella
Imagewildflowers
Jan 25, 2015 8:58 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Erica thank you so much for that link to homeade syrup without the press!!! Just what I've been looking for! Thumbs up

Off to check out your article link, Star. Big Grin
FAITH over fear!

Imagewildflowers
Jan 25, 2015 9:15 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Yep, Ella, the link Chelle mentions above takes me to the home page too. Thank you for the article and reminder to take some time to feel better!
FAITH over fear!

Mindy03
Jan 25, 2015 9:30 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Oops I had wrong link. Maridell's link doesn't work. So I checked for her database and it is also not available. Which means she may have closed her Cubit.
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Imagestarlight1153
Jan 25, 2015 4:33 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Well bummer.. I'll go and copy and post the article. Maybe it cuz I a member of her cubit.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 25, 2015 4:42 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Ok, I copied and pasted and put in a quote. Maridell's article. I didn't copy the pics as I actually don't know how it work's if your copying pics off the internet , but for pics I believe you have to have permission. Think I'll cmail her and see if she around and open it back up if it closed.
Imagewildflowers
Jan 25, 2015 6:34 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Ella, I think you're right about having to be a member of the Maridell's cubit to see the page=link.
FAITH over fear!

Imagewildflowers
Jan 25, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Okay, I've done some searching and I think Maridell must have closed/deleted her cubit?

This is the closest I came to finding her articles : http://cubits.org/thedatabaseshop/db/cubitsdatabases/view/14...

FAITH over fear!

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