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  • in reply to: How Does Your Garden Grow? #250694

    shmack
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    I have been using a Worm Factory (or something very similar) for the past two months. I’ve managed to completely compost one tray so far but I find that it isn’t able to handle all the food waste my household of 2.5 generates (we eat A LOT of fruits and veggies).

    I like that it is both a worm bin and a storage container for compost. I like that I don’t have to spend too much time rescuing my worms before I make a compost tea. And I like that it has good drainage.

    Ideally, I would make my own worm bin, with different layers and drainage, not TOO large, but definitely larger than my current one. I still recommend the Worm Factory but if you have to tools to make a good bottom (mostly holes) above the collection tray, go with a homemade bin.

    in reply to: How Does Your Garden Grow? #250647

    shmack
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    I set up my worm hut this morning… I’m really excited about this… Should only be 1-2 months before I have my first tray of compost!

    in reply to: How Does Your Garden Grow? #250636

    shmack
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    what i’ve got planned this season:

    red kale, tuscan kale, curly kale.
    sun golds and ground cherries.
    tarragon, basil, thyme.
    and the usual lettuce mix.

    SO EXCITING!! i’m gonna start them this weekend!

    in reply to: How Does Your Garden Grow? #250635

    shmack
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    does anyone have any experience with vermiculture? i’m considering a worm factory cuz the critters seem to compost small amounts (1/2lb per week) of food scraps faster than a cold/hot compost pile. nevermind that i would never be able to build a hot (compost) pile anyways with just 1/2lb of fruit & veggie scraps anyways. wanted to see if anyone could share their experiences. thanks!

    (OH, and most importantly… i’ve read that giving my pets coffee grounds will yield in compost that tends to be more resistant to fusarium wilt. i don’t want the same thing to happen this season as last season… as illustrated a couple pages earlier in this thread.)

    in reply to: OSU Haters – Tumblr account tracks racist tweets from OSU students #512040

    shmack
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    uh, okay. if you say so.

    in reply to: OSU Haters – Tumblr account tracks racist tweets from OSU students #512031

    shmack
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    i don’t think trade imbalances or china’s “ascension” has anything to do with a large influx of mainland students. US universities are the best in the world and have always hosted foreign students. diminished public funding is really what is driving universities to admit so many out of state students. if anything, most of these students have parents who have saved 50% of their monthly income (“affluent” >= USD2500+/month) for their entire working lives to provide this opportunity to their child.

    my heart breaks for these students who are away from their families for the first time, in a foreign land, a foreign culture, and met with such xenophobic doucheturds. make no mistake, u.s. xenophobia has already boomerang’d — the treatment of white foreigners here in shanghai has gotten a lot worse in the past 12 years.

    in reply to: How Does Your Garden Grow? #250599

    shmack
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    Porky said:
    It sure looks like it to me.
    I would not use the same container, it’s my understanding that fusarium is a soil-borne pathogen, which can live in the soil for long periods of time, so I would start anew with a new container, new soil, etc.
    It’s also important to clean up all the dead plant material, I would not compost it, throw is away or burn it.
    Good Luck!

    Thanks Porky! I’ve got a new container and new soil, and have trashed all the plant material, soil. I just hope that it isn’t air-borne cuz I’ve got the old containers stored about 10 feet away. :o/

    in reply to: How Does Your Garden Grow? #250588

    shmack
    Member

    this might be my favorite thread on all of CU. quick question for you folks: i had to cut and toss my basil plants last month due to what i suspect is fusarium wilt. can anyone confirm for me? i cloned a friend’s plant and am trying to figure out if i can put it in one of the containers i used for the infected plants.

    in reply to: What are your pet peaves? #174456

    shmack
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    people who clip their nails in the office, at their desks. so unnecessary. go do it at home fucker.

    in reply to: What are your pet peaves? #174411

    shmack
    Member

    dear columbus, i miss you. here are my pet peaves from today:
    – soft rock, adult contemporary, any vocals backed by a a single piano or guitar.
    – people who sing in the office. people who play music through speakers in the office.
    – the multitudes of women who CHOSE “Vivian” for a first name. (Julia Roberts’ character in Pretty Woman should fucking die.)
    – loogey hawking.

    in reply to: Yuengling Now Available in Columbus #458381

    shmack
    Member

    i’m pretty sure that the budweiser distribution network is just that, a network. comprised of local distributors. heidelberg is budweiser’s distributor in columbus. and from their website, they look like a local “family” owned company. ;o)

    in reply to: The I Discovered A Snack Thread #320274

    shmack
    Member

    oh yeah? i’ll get on it! if TJ’s does these up like the peppermint joe joe’s, i’m gonna be in a lot of trouble this holiday season.

    edit: i was thinking something exactly like this!

    in reply to: The I Discovered A Snack Thread #320272

    shmack
    Member

    I’m obsessed with these even though I’m not a big fan of regular pretzels. So crunchy!

    in reply to: Art Murals Being Removed at Ibiza Site? #457188

    shmack
    Member

    Sorry guys, this is my fault. I will go back and edit my original post.

    NM, can’t edit… but for emphasis:

    Chris Sherman said:
    let me be clear about this the SNBA was not complaining it was a handful of local business’. they have every right to their opinion. there is no bad blood between anyone. im just glad we were able to have the opportunity to showcase some murals from past urban scrawl and independence day festivals. seems like every time i drove by it was being used as photo backdrop for passerby’s.

    in reply to: Art Murals Being Removed at Ibiza Site? #457171

    shmack
    Member

    My bad. Shabby shape is still better than an overgrown weed filled lot with crap in it.

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