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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 AM
    Beaurtiful patio. There are bush varieties if you really want to try a pumpkin. Here's my Cheyenne Bush pumpkin grown in a container back in 2016.
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Today, 04:51 AM
    Looking at last year's pumpkin thread, I was lamenting on June 17th that I had already found a half dozen svb worms in my vines and that I should have been more alert three weeks earlier. I guess this is three weeks earlier. :D At least I have been spraying systemic insecticide for the previous three weeks, placed granular grub killer around the stumps, and I have been looking for eggs. So at least that part of my defense system was up and running. I have zero time to work in the garden...
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 AM
    Yes, I use hairspray on houseflies all the time. It sticks their wings together. But for SVBs they get nothing short of napalm.
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 AM
    Living in CT, you are still fine since you enjoy moderate July temperatures normally. The largest pumpkin grown in North America was grown last year in New Hampshire. But life is a tradeoff on the east coast, mild summers = harsh winters. Best of luck on your plants, and post pics so we can follow along.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Yes, you are in one of the few instances I actually advocate going to town with the pesticide. In fact...I'd heavily consider a good duster for your setup.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    My experience thus far (granted, non giants) is that you will still set pumpkins when the days go over 100. It's the early morning temps that seem critical.
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    You can run all your lights thru a FS-2 starter that will cause all the lights in the room to flicker and its less than two bucks. You can buy them at any hardware store or order them online.
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    Guess what I found in the garden tonight..........SVB (squash vine borer). It was inside the B.E.E. against the insect netting so it stood out like a sore thumb. You know how you don't hear a voice for like decades and then you hear it and it makes you stop in your tracks. The second that I saw him, I knew what it was. As UO mentioned earlier, I can only exlcude outside svb's not the ones that have survived tilling and two doses of grub killers. But at least I am battling them in defined...
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    Oh my, experts. If you follow us long enough we will probably fall short of that lofty title. lol With four or five true leaves, those guys are pushing three to four weeks old. That is what I love about pumpkins, is they really do want to survive and thrive. Not sure how much space you can allow, but the minimum would be about 200sq ft.
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    Yesterday, 05:05 AM
    There's also the Perfect Storm Lightning box which flickers to the rate of the lightning CD (provided with unit) its about $40
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 06:39 PM
    What a friggin learning experience. My patch runs hot like 102 degrees hot for a couple of hours during the day. I have two huge fans blowing that are set to come on at 74 degrees. The B.E.E. is retaining some serious heat, but the leaves are not wilting. It is the craziest thing and it hurts my head. I guess a 102 in the shade is better than 92 in the sun. lol As a temporary solution, I cut out four windows in the plastic poly on one side. I am hoping that this will release any trapped...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 03:15 PM
    oooh. I'm in. I need to do some fun crafty stuff! Now to figure out WHAT I'm going to make with dragon eyes... hmmmm.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 03:13 PM
    I remember seeing this craft project a few years ago and thinking it was really cool looking. Yours turned out so lovely! I'd want to make several more so I could do a whole display of them on like a side table or something! https://flamingotoes.com/spooky-crystal-ball-halloween-candlesticks/ For anyone wanting the tutorial!
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    05-24-2019, 07:15 AM
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    05-23-2019, 11:01 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Pneumatic: how is this movement done? in Halloween Props
    I a sooooo not an expert, but it might be a standard wiper motor attached to a more bendy wire/arm to the upper body on a long throw, set to a faster rpm. I've done a rocking chair using a wiper motor and attaching it with a wire coathanger wire (cut it and then wrapped it around a screw) and I could see some "bounce" in the movement from the wire being more flexible, and could definitely see a faster RPM causing it to flail a bit more... At least this may serve as a bump to get the...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 07:20 PM
    They're saying that windstorm was 65 MPH winds. And we've already had 3" more water than a normal water year. The water year is measured through SEPTEMBER.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 11:51 AM
    Some of my neighbors: These guys were just starting out, but they moved away. HOA go to hell with your no halloween clause.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 11:28 AM
    I think any of the Gemmy projector lights could do a decent job of it, really, depending on what you're going for, how far from the window the tree is, whether the tree normally drops it's leaves prior to halloween or not, etc. Depending on your definition of budget, maybe the Chauvet mini laser?
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    05-23-2019, 11:11 AM
    I don't know how you people deal with tornadoes. We have one maybe every decade or three in the whole state. And while I was driving when the last one hit, right where it hit, and it was only a little F1, it did some fairly impressive damage. Stay safe. We had a freak windstorm this morning, tore a tree down in my neighbor's yard, but my place was still fine when I left for work.
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 09:36 AM
    Storms, booo! But, I am curious how the B.E.E. will hold up in a gulley washer. But, as they say, be careful for what you ask for.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 09:27 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Safety Coffin in Halloween Props
    I have zero mechanical ability, but I LOVE the idea. I think any subtle/creatively creepy and historical props are just fabulous! I do think I've seen someone here make one of these before and it was really nifty... https://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/116608-where-term-saved-bell-really-comes.html Found the reference! Mr. Grimsley started a thread on it back in 2008-09! https://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/72377-new-prop-effect-idea-dead-ringer.html The tech...
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 07:22 AM
    Being far from the east coast, I've never seen similar, but can narrow down the possibilities significantly. It's clearly Hemiptera order, so related to stink bugs and the like. How certain are you it was eating on the sunflowers? Given the rather significant camo on this guy, I'd almost suggest a species of ambush bug. Potentially feeding on aphids or something similar. Do you have oak trees near by any chance?
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 05:22 AM
    How are you resisting carving that beauty!?
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 05:23 PM
    Kind of? I know how to keep plants warm, but I can only keep them so cool. But me personally, I am good with the warmer weather.
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 11:42 AM
    Wanna trade for lows in the low 40s and thunder/hailstorms all week?
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 11:05 AM
    Seriously, how does it get sooooo hot, sooooooo darn fast!!!!!!!!! Pumpkins basically shut down at 90 degrees, and look at my forecast. Heck, 90 degree high is the coolest for the next week.
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    Glad you took my sense of humour the right way...figured you would. Merry Christmas.
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    You are silly!!!!!!
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    Well I'm kind of on it/kind of not. I'm under a faux name because I don't want people, long forgotten by choice, to find me. I use it 100% for Halloween stuff. However I must admit I am on it sporadically.
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    Yes that's where I saw them. Your doing an awesome job!!!!
  5. Buying. I had the opportunity to buy a mold and make my own but figured it's easier to just buy them. I found a great source on Haunter's Hangout and the skulls are nicely detailed and inexpensive. I'll likely get some more as our theme this year will be "skull heavy", whatever that means. I take it you're on Haunter's Hangout?
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    I saw the pic of the skills you are amassing. Are you buying or making them?
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    Hola Jerry. It arrived back safe and sound. I'm so glad I could help... Even though it was a very VERY tiny contribution!
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    Fantastic mask!!!
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