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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Still "smoothing" after all these...months, and other ramblings.

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 7:27 AM
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  • I can hear that Debbi is starting her day as well. She is play-testing records before she lists them on eBay and just like a teenager, she has them cranked up. Of course, her toe tapping is another indication.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 7:40 AM
  • I'm glad your smoothies are still working for you. Trying to get something to fit smoothly into our busy lifestyles is not always easy. I have my seeds ready for wintersowing but not my containers. Must get going.

    -- Posted by jbillswms on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 9:39 PM
  • I have not been able to do any in jugs and instead trying a direct seed in the garden. PITA like plastic too much. :-(

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 9:55 PM
  • It is after 8 in the morning and I have not had my smoothie yet. Yikes! Too much to be done early so hopefully I will get to make one soon.

    jbillswms, how do these extreme temp swings affect the winter sown seen in jugs? I know the "mini-greenhouse" moderates the cold, but it would seem to accentuate the warm, sunny days even more.

    I realize you can take the top off and maybe open the hinged portion, but if you leave home when it is 32 or less, then the sun and temps swing up to 70+, it would seem to really stress both seeds and seedlings.

    I believe you tried this last year, didn't you?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 8:20 AM
  • I wintersowed year before last and all my seedlings were flooded out (didn't know that part of the yard was subject to 6-8" of water.) You must leave the mini greenhouses in shade so that they do not get too much sun when the sun is hot.

    As you say, the tops can be hinged open if necessary.

    -- Posted by jbillswms on Sat, Jan 26, 2013, at 7:41 PM
  • Grits, I had not thought about that either, but it makes sense.

    jbillswms now that you mentioned it, I remember you had the flood-out. Missed you at the seed-swap. Picked up 32 varieties of seeds, including flowers, herbs and a few vegetables.

    Plus a perplexing "Mother Earth News". I believe it was Evelyn who brought in old magazines to share. (I am like a moth to a flame on those)

    This one Mother had a big picture of a fellow I've met (Elliot Coleman) on the cover, but I will be darned if either she or I could find anything said about him in the magazine. I'm still looking.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jan 27, 2013, at 12:29 PM
  • Now Grits, I have not heard from Al in a long time. Not that I ever did personally. Is he still relevant somewhere?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 28, 2013, at 6:04 PM
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