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When to plant what & how in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama.

August gardeners in Florida are busy readying beds, gathering seeds & planting. Harvest from late spring & early summer's garden continues. Don't forget to rotate your crops, for example..legumes (beans/peas), followed by heavy eaters like corn/tomatoes, then root crops & leafy greens. Surround with herbs & flowers when possible. Below is what each part of Florida should plant from seed this month.

North FL any beans, Broccoli, cauliflower, collards, corn cucumbers, onions, southern peas (cow, black eyed), peppers any squash, Tomato, turnips & watermelon.

Central FL pole beans, broccoli, celery, collards, corn, eggplant, okra, onions, peppers, pumpkins, any squash, watermelon.

South FL Pole & Lima beans, cantaloupes, collards, corn, eggplant, okra, southern peas, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes & watermelon.

August 2011
10th-12th A Good Time To Plant Aboveground Crops.
13th-14th Barren Days. Fine For Killing Plant Pests.
15th-17th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Vine Crops. Good Days For Transplanting.
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100. aquak9
11:34 PM GMT on August 11, 2011
hi SKye. Remember spathy's seminole melons? well one turned a beautiful color, and came off the vine. He's got pics on his blog.

Found one worm hole, in each of the melons. But since I just sprayed yesterday, maybe those worms will die. Supposedly, the BT takes about 24-48 hours to kill'm. I can hope, right? what drama queens these cantaloupe have been.
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99. HarryMc
10:15 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
Quoting Skyepony:
Why am I not surprised ya'll like squirrel...mmm pan fried...


I haven't had squirrel since I was a kid hundreds of years ago down in South Carolina. They were good though as far as I can remember. I did try about 15 years ago to fry some frog legs but they were twitching and I got all grossed out and couldn't eat them. Give me a nice slice of steak or a slab of salmon...yum (for real).
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98. Ylee
9:51 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
A UPS guy that makes deliveries to our house likes to talk about hunting. When the subject came up about hunting turkeys, he said he'd never shot one, but he's gotten three with his delivery truck! He'd just stop, throw it in the back of the truck, and clean it when he got home! Said they were good eating, too!
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97. aquak9
9:41 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
UPS treats RainmanWeather very well, too. Those drivers are hardworking- ALL UPS employees are hard workers- and I always offer the driver a gatorade. They always smile and say thank you. Glad you got your cool back on, Wab.

My dad used to trade bream for squirrel. Pan fried, then slow cooked with gravy, and mashed potatoes. I'd clean them bream all day long if I knew we were getting squirrel in return.

Skye- I saw those long stringy clouds off to the south, when I drove to work this morning. Y'know, after a while, you can just tell. Good call.
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96. whitewabit (Mod)
8:49 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
air conditioner went out last Sat ... ordered one online Sunday night as stores have already pulled or sold out of theirs locally ... got it Tuesday delivered to the house ...

Can't say enough about the good service from "Sears" and UPS !!!!!!!!!!!
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95. Skyepony
8:39 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
Wab~ I'm waiting on this FL blob to pull together. I ♥ the low rushing clouds, cooler weather & rain..
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94. Skyepony
8:38 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
Why am I not surprised ya'll like squirrel...mmm pan fried...
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93. Skyepony
8:36 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
55º is a treat.. That's window opening weather:)
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92. whitewabit (Mod)
8:35 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
Aqua ... love pan fried squirrel ... been a long time since I have had any ...
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91. whitewabit (Mod)
8:32 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
92L something to watch and wait on ...
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90. whitewabit (Mod)
8:28 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
Finally a cooling off here high today of only
77 degrees and the expected low of 55º tonight ...

yes got the e-mails
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89. Skyepony
3:26 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
92L got a floater.. models want to let Emily have another go around.. 93W got front smacked & 13W is born.

It's a great planting day by the moon calender..cloudy way cooler for most ya'll in the south with a shot at rain..I dare ya'll..throw some seeds to the earth just to see what happens.

There was local grass fed at the farmers market in Mills River cheap as $4 lb. I should have got a cooler full. There's a coo-oop on beachside but they are only open tuesday. We've been back & forth between them & a local butcher that mostly is corn lot & always take hunter friends extras. They haven't come up with any squierl lately.
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88. aquak9
3:07 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
I don't know what I'm going to do for meat for dinner.

I love squirrel.
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87. Skyepony
3:02 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
Lots of low level clouds flying over & fast. Lotta water in the air. Not enough to fog the windows though.
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86. Skyepony
1:55 PM GMT on August 10, 2011
I see more rain is on the way:)

Happy first day back to school locals! Hopefully we are about to make paper from hay here. Little rough starting back to school while partying on west coast time..I guess their not on tour living in a tent outside Tahoe somewhere at the moment..

Saw Food Inc. lastnight. After schooling in big Ag education much didn't surprise. It's amazing how our minds just blocks this stuff out. Well the corn base gassed, Clorox..I don't know what I'm going to do for meat for dinner.
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85. Skyepony
3:49 AM GMT on August 10, 2011
Phish's Tahoe shows tonight & tomorrow sold out so they made them available live on webcast:)

Still misting rain here.
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84. Skyepony
11:13 PM GMT on August 09, 2011
Happy rainy day here. .71" so far. If my pony isn't too muddy I think I'll ride him. What a reprieve..

Looks like a low level weak vort headed west to east across central FL, headed right for the mid level vort that gathered up off SEFL earlier today. Decent chance we may see an invest in the next few days off ECFL move away, following Emily.

Wabit~ did you get mine:)

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83. whitewabit (Mod)
1:20 PM GMT on August 09, 2011
sent you a e-mail infact 2 did you get them???
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82. OGal
12:05 PM GMT on August 09, 2011


Thank you so much Skye for my birthday greetings. I agree with Finn this rain is so wonderful!
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81. LakeWorthFinn
4:28 AM GMT on August 09, 2011
I got some of those heavy showers, poured really hard for 1 hour and nice rains also before and after. Ah, that was sweeeeet!
Hope everybody gets a day like ours was yesterday :)
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80. Skyepony
4:15 PM GMT on August 08, 2011
Gro~ Thanks.. I was thinking that too. Even Murbok & Muifah are waning.
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79. Grothar
4:00 PM GMT on August 08, 2011
Nice blog, Skye. Covered pretty much everything there. Looks like after the quiet for a few days, things could get active quickly.
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78. Skyepony
3:51 PM GMT on August 08, 2011
Hey everyone. Straightened out the entry. Emily & Eugene have lost their floaters, products & such as they faded away. 91W must have came & went sometime yesterday. 92W is the healthy blob in the mid WPAC..

Locals~ Good westerly flow across FL bringing showers across from the west & piling them on the east side today.. mostly somewhat brief but could be heavy.

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77. plapman
11:27 AM GMT on August 08, 2011
Good Morning SSky.
Thanks for droping by the Northern Edge and offering support.
Have a good day.
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76. Skyepony
3:38 AM GMT on August 08, 2011
That blob stepping off onto the EPAC maybe the next storm.

Gardengrrl~ Just about all of them get it & ya'll seem close.

Hating your drought for you. ENSO doesn't plan on helping it either.
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75. aquak9
9:00 PM GMT on August 07, 2011
Finn- that's cool. Let me know if you want any more of anything. I got into seed hoarding...but if you share, it's not a bad thing, right?

Good luck on the move.
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74. LakeWorthFinn
7:38 PM GMT on August 07, 2011
Quoting aquak9:
hi finn!

Hi Wetdoggie! I see your posts but never say hi - slap to Finn, bad girl... LOL But ya know I love you :) I still got your seeds, we'll be moving so I haven't wanted to plant them till we're in the new house (just a mile away). Can't wait :)

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73. GardenGrrl
5:57 PM GMT on August 07, 2011
Hi Skye, you were right about Roxie. She has been the perfect little dog child since my surgery.

Over here in Texas we have been sending invites out to Emily to come over here with some rain. Apparently her slightly westward dance is just her toying with us in Texas ;-)
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72. Skyepony
2:37 PM GMT on August 07, 2011
Good Morning all.. ASCAT hinted lastnight that Emily was finally on the move & sunrise this morning confirms, the LLC has turned out to sea.

92L just stepped off Africa..
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71. Skyepony
3:00 AM GMT on August 07, 2011
Fresh ASCAT a little over an hour ago..
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70. Skyepony
2:56 AM GMT on August 07, 2011
Pretty good Quicktime of a TRRM pass on Emily today.
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69. Skyepony
2:04 AM GMT on August 07, 2011
Emily weakened with the heat of the day..which like most days helped her slip a little farther west. She looks like she wants to get a blob on tonight. Under 10kts of shear, but check that..out of nowhere an anticyclone has set up nearby. These couple & she should fire up.

Ylee~ Don't know anything about the KSC fire. Wasn't noticed earlier. I'd say post the cam but it's dark now so couldn't see where it was.

Aqua~ Mine were in the sprinkler earlier.

Finn~ Paw is a little better, dare say almost well. Feels like one more bone needs to stay solid in there but like it pulled together. Still really cautious with it. The nerve injury has been all better a few weeks now.
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68. Ylee
11:50 PM GMT on August 06, 2011
Skye, one of KSC's video feed cams showed a fire, presumably at KSC. Heard anything of it?
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67. Skyepony
11:33 PM GMT on August 06, 2011
Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 6th day of the month at 23:00Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 307)
Tropical Depression: Number 5 (flight in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 14
Observation Number: 15
A. Time of Center Fix: 6th day of the month at 22:21:40Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 27°00'N 78°16'W (27.N 78.2667W)
B. Center Fix Location: 113 miles (181 km) to the E (80°) from West Palm Beach, FL, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: Not Available
D & E. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: Not Available
F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 334° at 20kts (From the NNW at ~ 23.0mph)
G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 19 nautical miles (22 statute miles) to the WNW/NW (304°) of center fix
H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 1011mb (29.85 inHg) - Extrapolated
I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 25°C (77°F) at a pressure alt. of 304m (997ft)
J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 25°C (77°F) at a pressure alt. of 295m (968ft)
K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 23°C (73°F)
K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
L. Eye Character: Not Available
M. Eye Shape: Not Available
N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Wind and Pressure
N. Fix Level: 1,500 feet
O. Navigation Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
O. Meteorological Accuracy: 3 nautical miles
Remarks Section:
Maximum Wind Outbound: 38kts (~ 43.7mph) in the south quadrant at 22:36:00Z
Maximum Flight Level Wind: 38kts (~ 43.7mph) in the south quadrant at 22:36:00Z
Sea Level Pressure Extrapolation From: Below 1,500 feet
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66. aquak9
8:14 PM GMT on August 06, 2011
hi finn! I would like a blob party, too! But NOO!!! give me a few young'ns and I'll let'm run around the yard in circles, and I'll hose'm down. That's about the best I can hope for.

Crazy hot here, indices over 115º on the porch.
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65. LakeWorthFinn
8:01 PM GMT on August 06, 2011
You make me feel sooo good I don't hafta raise kids anymore. Was great while it lasted, now much better :)

How's da paw?
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64. LakeWorthFinn
6:32 PM GMT on August 06, 2011
Music link for Emily though she seems to be forming some kinda COC too far to the East and shattering our hopes for rain :(
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63. Skyepony
4:31 PM GMT on August 06, 2011
Quoting Bogon:
Well, Auntie Em does get to rain on everybody's beach party.


We're all ready for a blob party here.

Fresh ASCAT
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62. Bogon
2:18 PM GMT on August 06, 2011
Well, Auntie Em does get to rain on everybody's beach party.
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61. Skyepony
1:25 PM GMT on August 06, 2011
I'm siding with the MLB NWS & the ants~ saying chance of rain for east & interior FL today..

Just because you're not wreaking havoc and destruction doesn't mean you aren't having a good time.

Had to read this out loud to the kids.. Most sensible thing I've seen all my short day so far.
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60. Bogon
10:37 AM GMT on August 06, 2011
Yesterday I heard weather pundits announcing the death of Emily. This morning it looks to me as if Emily is puttering along north of Cuba in pretty much the same way she has been doing for about 3,500 miles.

Just because you're not wreaking havoc and destruction doesn't mean you aren't having a good time.
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59. Skyepony
4:57 AM GMT on August 06, 2011
The ENSO Precipitation Index (ESPI) for the last 30 days is 0.55 ...indicating La Nina is going to try & make a return.

Yesterday evening the kids helped me get a good start on the fall garden. Planted, pole bean, yellow squash, Spilanthes, acorn squash, okra, zucchini, pumpkin(meant to plant 8-1 to be done by Halloween), cucumber(a month early), banana pepper, broccoli Raab & watermelon.
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58. Skyepony
5:59 PM GMT on August 05, 2011
Launch was beautiful..photos up!

Something for the locals..
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57. Skyepony
3:08 PM GMT on August 05, 2011
Juno is set to lift off from Cape Canaveral in 15 mins. Weather is a go. Juno will do some weather observation on the planet Jupiter in ~5 years if all goes well. Awesome live feed here.
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56. Skyepony
2:01 PM GMT on August 05, 2011
Morning all~ Surface Trough Emily stretches from the SE Bahamas though eastern Cuba, north of Jamaica to near the Little Cayman Islands. Best chance for an Emily reprise is Saturday though sooner isn't out of the question. As for the Low Level circulation, it crossed Haiti's peninsula last night then was off the north side of the SE tip of Cuba. Other lower level circulations formed supported more by the midlevel circulation crossing Hispaniola. Pretty good convection started firing from the south side of East Cuba. There is alot of mountains to deal with there. The original LLC can be seen on RGB headed WNW, currently located just south of Andros Island. This weak LLC is in a small but decent area of lower shear ~5-10kts.

Aqua~ I couldn't put a bowl on that thing. It was close to the ceiling in my laundry closet..poised to jump. I've never thought of shooting one before or anything in the house really. It was that big. Like you wouldn't use a flyswatter on a mouse.. Real weak BB gun too.

Yeah seems bad year for sketters in alot of places. Was a real reprive in WNC.

Ogal~ the models have been doing awful with Emily..even more so with her being a trough & all.

LowerCal~ Thanks so much for launch updates.. Camera is ready!
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55. LowerCal
1:10 PM GMT on August 05, 2011
For the locals:

With no "Emily weather" expected in the near future countdown is underway for a 11:34am-12:43pm EDT launch of an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral.

More details on the mission and launch at comment 50.
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54. aquak9
10:21 AM GMT on August 05, 2011
You're real lucky he didn't grab that BB gun outta your hands, n'whack you upside the head with it. They're very aggressive.
Coulda thrown a bowl over it, if ya had a big enough bowl. I know they get as big as you're saying. I've seen'm.
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53. juslivn
10:19 PM GMT on August 04, 2011
Skye, wha hoooo you're shootin spiders with bb guns! ROTFLMBO. Darn, I don't think we even do that up Nort!
Skeeters are insane up here, too.
(saw this on O'Gal's, Hi O'Gal!)
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52. OGal
6:01 PM GMT on August 04, 2011
Hi Skye, well just was out in the back forty cleaning up some stuff and I was torpedo bombed by about fourty Ms and my legs are eaten alive by chiggers. I have had it. Oh, I am soakin wet too. So much for my clean up attempt. I will pick up piles tomorrow.

Watchin Miss Emily and waitin. Feel a little better each time the models move to the right.
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51. Skyepony
5:05 PM GMT on August 04, 2011
Checking some average model error stats (thru 8-4 12z) for Emily..error in nm 0hr, 24hr, 48hr & etc..

AEMN 36.4 75.9 95.2 134.1 174.6 -
AP01 47.7 78.4 86.0 151.8 160.7 186.4
BAMS - 93.5 92.4 123.2 105.8 139.5
CMC 59.6 94.0 101.7 127.2 127.5 251.8
GFDL 16.6 97.4 120.3 169.5 152.0 199.9
GFDN 12.6 60.4 - - - -
HWRF 16.2 89.2 147.2 234.4 322.1 458.8
LBAR 0 103.4 124.4 177.1 266.1 334.3
LGEM 0 99.6 136.9 193.9 243.7 265.7
NGP2 0 25.1 31.2 132.4 - -
OFCL 2.0 92.5 120.7 114.9 200.5 -
TVCN 0 94.4 108.3 163.6 198.1 251.8
XTRP 0 135.0 206.1 256.1 341.6 462.6
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50. LowerCal
4:23 PM GMT on August 04, 2011
The NASA Juno mission Atlas V rocket is now on the pad at Cape Canaveral for the first available launch window which is tomorrow Friday, August 5 11:34am-12:43pm EDT.

The decision to actually fuel the rocket for the attempt will come tomorrow morning. Once fueling begins if tomorrow's launch is scrubbed for any reason it would take nearly a full day to return the Atlas V to the protection of the assembly building.

More details on the mission and launch at comments 172 & 173 in my blog.
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