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    Today, 05:55 AM
    chubstuff, that's so awesome, lol. Less than 2 days and I already have about 85/90% germination of all my mini October pumpkin, daisy gourd, zucchini and cucumber seeds in their baggies. My main hold outs seem to be my zucchini seeds. Only one has germinated, so far. I really only need two plants, so I hope, at least, one more sprouts. All of the cucumbers germinated, and I think I have one hold out of each the gourds and the pumpkins. We will give them more time, though, because it hasn't...
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Sorry wickedwillingwench, I know what you're going through. My husband got what they kept calling a "good" cancer. Which used to just make me wanna slap 'em all because there's really no such thing. He had **bigwordsrecitedfrommemory** nodular sclerosing Hodgkins lymphoma, stage 2B about 12 years ago. He's fine now but going through chemo was awful. He didn't have to do radiation for reasons too long to go into here but it was a very long year going to Georgetown for chemo & then up to...
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 05:52 PM
    I used to watch him on PBS in the 80s, long before it was a cool thing to do & just found him fascinating with his "happy little trees" & that huge Afro. I couldn't get over how he could create an entire landscape painting in 30 minutes real time (more or less). Oddly enough he was in the military & was the guy that had to be mean to the recruits & yelled at you all the time, a Sergeant in..wait....the Air Force. He painted in his off time & said when he got out of the service he wouldn't...
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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 12:34 PM
    LOL! Too funny! :D Well, the rest of my sunflowers have finally been sprouting in my greenhouse so, once the weather gets warm and not windy and raining, again, I'll get those planted out in the garden. I finally have my mini October Pumpkin, Daisy Gourd, Cucumber and Zucchini seeds all in their germination baggies. In a couple days, I should, hopefully, have some germination happening and I can get them potted. Once they get to first true leaf size, outside they will go!! All of them...
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 07:40 AM
    LOL....the shade cloth does make it seem more sinister in nature. I will admit that when I am inside, it does feel awkward like I am waiting for someone to tell me I can't be doing this.
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 05:27 AM
    The B.E.E. (Bug Exclusion Enclosure) is rounding into form. I have the insect netting over the entire 1200sqft. and the shade netting on the western half is up and the eastern half is secured on one side but not stretched out. As you can see the shade netting does not run the entire length of the structure. The one corner of my patch is in constant shade starting around 2pm so I am letting that end get a little more sunshine. I have learned a lot of lessons during the process and hopefully...
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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 06:02 PM
    Carnivorous plants maybe? Someone here just did an eyeball plant tutorial: https://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-crafts/148130-lets-make-eyeball-plant-flowers-crafting-12.html#post2510143
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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 05:31 PM
    I got my non-Halloween Bob Ross Funko Pez today!
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 05:27 PM
    It is a never ending learning process. My first two years, I could not get a pumpkin to the finish line. Not sure about your space size, but I have found that my deer will not jump over a DOT silt fence. You can get it at Home Depot for like $50 for a hundred feet. You can see the black silt fence in the pics above around my patch. And another plus is that the silt fence will help act as a wind barrier.
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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 01:41 PM
    It's amazing all that you are doing for your pumpkins, Col. Kdestra, great score on the patio set...I'd have grabbed that up, too, in a heartbeat!!!
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 09:24 AM
    Poly fence up. I am taking an afternoon break and will be back at it tonight. The goal is to get the middle pvc row installed. The middle row will be like a towel bar and I will drape the netting and shade cloth from one side over the bar to the other side.
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  • lisa48317's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 07:03 AM
    I live about 20 minutes from there! It's super awesome. There's actually houses here & there all thru Romeo that are done over the top. I make a point of going every year during the day so I can check out all the details. The local high school football team helps out during ToT, keeping an eye on things & helping with lost kids, etc because insane amounts of people go there. I looked at a house that was for sale a couple years ago - most of the houses on Tillson are cool old Victorian...
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 06:07 AM
    Up and working on the enclosure at about 8am this morning. I have all of the pvc side wall structures completed. Next step, to roll out the plastic sheeting and connect it to the pvc. You can see the vine on the right is about five outside of the hoop house which puts the overall length at about 8 feet.
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  • halloweenscreamqueen's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 07:01 AM
    Oh yeah, and they're holding it at the prison where a lot of the movie Shawshank Redemption was filmed! Aaaaaand, the joint is haunted!
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  • halloweenscreamqueen's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 06:59 AM
    Hi all! Are any of you going to the first ever Ohio Halloween and Haunters Convention at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio this weekend? I can't wait!!! This convention is geared toward home haunters! ...
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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 01:23 PM
    Sorry to hear about the millet getting munched. :( I deal with plant destruction via hungry woodland critters on a daily basis...
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  • WitchyKitty's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 01:22 PM
    Our weather is, finally, warming up to outdoor planting temps!! Now that our lows are out of the danger zone...so far...and our highs are jumping up to 70's and 80's all of the sudden (why do we never have a nice, long Spring or Fall, anymore?? Just right up to 80's...sigh...), I went ahead and started planting my seedlings in ground, outside. Of course, no sooner do I do this and the weather says possible severe storms, tomorrow. Sigh, again. Here's to hoping everything doesn't get pummeled. ...
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 06:00 AM
    Plenty of time left for Halloween growers such as yourself. If I have a pumpkin worth getting an official weight on then Sept.5 is my weigh-off date. My local fair is September 20th. My goal was to be pollinated by June 1st, plus with the heat any July pollination is iffy. Believe me, when you post that pic of all your pumpkins displayed nicely it will make me feel like I was lazy. :D
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-13-2019, 10:03 AM
    Last cold snap of the year. Suppose to be a low of 49 tonight, then mid 60's for the low over the next 10 days. Heck, next Wednesday is suppose to be high of 90. Talk about not having a spring. lol
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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    05-12-2019, 11:41 AM
    Yes, it IS harmful. There's at trend of desserts being made with it & it's not a good exactly a good thing. https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-advises-consumers-avoid-eating-drinking-or-handling-food-products-prepared-liquid-nitrogen-point
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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 06:20 PM
    Ugh. It is raining yet again & expected to rain all day Mother's Day. I haven't planted by bed yet but there's no point if it's just going to rain for 5 days straight.
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  • bethene's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 03:39 PM
    Oh no!!! I am so very sorry!!!! Very thankful you and your pets are safe...but how devastating!
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  • bethene's Avatar
    05-10-2019, 06:12 PM
    Hello!!! Welcome back to the forum!!!
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    05-10-2019, 06:11 PM
    Hello , welcome to the forum!
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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    05-10-2019, 08:43 AM
    Closer to Halloween you might find seasonal Ziploc type bags too. Clear on one side, Halloween stuff on the other but clear. OT will also have sales all year & closer to the big day they will have more to choose from. I generally get all my bags from them, from larger ones to 3" paper sacks with googly eyes.
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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 05:22 PM
    Oriental Trading. They have all sorts of bags, all sizes & shapes. https://www.orientaltrading.com/party-supplies/party-favors/party-bags-and-containers/halloween-a1-551313+1237-1.fltr?categoryFromSearch=true&rd=halloween%20bags
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 02:58 PM
    UO, since you mentioned bugs, I saw one of the coolest bugs of my life. I wish I had taken a pic. It had a light silver body and at the top of it body it had two giant black eye markings which were just for show. It looked like a fishing lure similar to the one below but the body was a shimmering silver grey with no real markings. Apparently it was a eastern-eyed click beetle.
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 02:46 PM
    Is it possible after just two male flowers showing up? This early start has really been exciting. I will not let it grow because the vine is just 5 ft with no meaningful side laterals. But I have never had a pumpkin after just two male flowers. And this was one of the plants that I was going to cull. :rolleyes:
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    Awww. Thanks Sookie! Hope it's an aweseome Halloween for you as well! Are you ready? We're nowhere near.
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    Happy Halloween to you too!! Have a wonderful day.
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    Happy Halloween to you too!! good to see you on the forum, how are you doing>
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    A very Happy Halloween to you too Sookie. I'm almost ready! Hope you have a wonderful All Hallows Eve.
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    I just put out our tombstones and witches today. Lots more to go out tomorrow. My wife has got the candy all sorted and has our sheet by the door (we actually record how many kids we get - and what they're dressed as.) So she's done some of the last minute things we always forget about. But still lots of stuff to get out - there's an animated prop I made last year that was kind of the big feature and it crapped out after a half hour so I want to see if I can get that running smoothly.

    Glad the weather is looking up. And good on you for getting your treat bags done. Almost there! I hope you get totally swarmed with happy TOTers.
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    What? With 3 (and a half) days left? Not even close. That'd take some kind of black magic I'm not familiar with.

    Got the candy though. And a lot of the props are close to being reassembled. Hoping to get the staples done and ready to go out tomorrow and then maybe I'll have a bit of time to do something a little more creative - seems like it's always the last minute things that make the difference here. I'm "between jobs" so I've got the luxury of having the next few days off, which is very nice at this time of year.

    How about you? It sounds like you're as ready as the weather will allow you to be. Still keeping my fingers crossed that the sun will do a sneak attack in time to save the day for you.
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    Yes, I think Eric is my 1st love, hahaha Probably ALL our 1st loves.. Nordic God or what? OK I'll stop now. LOL! I can't believe it's been on for 6 years! Did you ever see "Six Feet Under?" The director or producer of True Blood, that was his 1st show, about a family who were Morticians. I bet you did see it, that's how I knew I'd like/love True Blood. I actually cried at the end of Six Feet Under, was my all-time Fav show at that point, 2006 I think it was.
    I'm so glad there's at least one more season, have they said it's the last season?
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    Hey, sookie!
    Still watching "True Blood"? I am, can't believe how intricate the stories are now. Did you read the books? I tried, but to me the series just blows the book away. I don't think I've ever said that before! Pam is also my fav character! Oh, and El Cid, isn't he 6' 6" or something? Talk about tall, dark and handsome....LOL and Of Course, Eric! Thanks for the Friend Request!
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    Aw, thanks Sookie! That's very sweet of you to check for me. I'll keep an eye open myself.
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