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By: Skyepony , 11:58 PM GMT on September 06, 2011

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Sept brings a flurry of gardening.. North FL is still planting some warm season but is able to plant most cool season stuff. Central FL is planting a nice mix of both but still leaning mostly warm season. South FL is planting mostly warm season with a few cool season. Everyone can plant lettuce..so let us plant!!!

North FL Bush & pole beans, Broccoli, cauliflower, collards, cucumbers, onions, turnips, summer squash, Kohlrabi, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, mustard, parsley, radish.

Central FL pole, lima & bush beans, broccoli, celery, collards, corn, eggplant, onions, peppers, cucumbers, southern peas, summer squash, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, mustard, parsley, radish, turnips.

South FL bush, pole & lima beans, broccoli, cantaloupes, cabbage, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mustard, parsley, okra, southern peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes & watermelon.

September 2011
16th-17th Good Days For Planting Root Crops. Good Days For Transplanting.
18th-19th Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In The Ground.
20th-22nd Fine Planting Days For Fall Potatoes, Turnips, Onions, Carrots, Beets, And Other Root Crops. Also Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens. Good Days For Transplanting.
23rd-26th A Most Barren Period, Best For Killing Plant Pests Or Doing Chores Around The Farm.
27th-28th Good Days For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Peppers And Other Aboveground Crops, In Southern Florida, Texas, And California. Excellent For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
29th-30th Excellent Time For Planting Aboveground Crops That Can Be Planted Now, Including Leafy Vegetables, Which Will Do Well. Start Seedbeds.
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137. guygee
12:57 AM GMT on September 21, 2011
Quoting aquak9:

Excellent book on the subject, studies, and end results from Bountiful Gardens, called "How to grow more vegetables(in less space) than you ever dreamed possible"

Not just a how-to book, but MAN it covers everything. Beautifully diagrammed chapter that covers planting by the moon, and why it works. Also seed planting minimum distance, two to five year plans on growing, soil rebuilding, companion planting, excellent water conservation, just EVERYTHING from info gathered worldwide on successful sustainable gardening in even the worst of conditions.
Thank you for the advice aquak9, is this the book you are recommending(?):
How To Grow More Vegetables - By John Jeavons

http://www.bountifulgardens.org/prodinfo.asp?numb er=BEA-0300/
?
I am in the middle of several experiments, my main goal initially is to establish an upper canopy of fruits, legumes and nuts. I want to see how far I can go in supporting myself off of my rather meager land holdings, and right now I am more "snacking off of the land" than actually coming close to living off of it. I still have a completely open mind regarding most of my plans at this time, so now is the right time for some good instruction from others before I get committed to that which cannot be undone. Assuming that the book above is the book you are recommending, I will get myself a copy and get back to you once I can do some reading.
Thank you, and good night to all.
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136. Skyepony
11:52 PM GMT on September 20, 2011
Fresh WINDSAT of 98L. Little elongated but expecting an upgrade~ probably TS soon.
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135. aquak9
9:44 PM GMT on September 20, 2011
Quoting guygee:
Pottery you are spot on regarding monoculture industrial farming...it is leading to disaster. Besides crop yield/pure profit other variables in the cost function that measures the success of agriculture should be soil gained or lost, robustness to disease, flood or drought, and adaptability to changing conditions. Instead, the tendency is for short-term profit to rule and trump any hope of sustainability. I think it is worthwhile studying the homesteads of third-world sustenance farmers to see what methods of multi-cropping they have developed, and try to improve from there by dropping cultural food prejudices and experimenting with different plant guilds.

Excellent book on the subject, studies, and end results from Bountiful Gardens, called "How to grow more vegetables(in less space) than you ever dreamed possible"

Not just a how-to book, but MAN it covers everything. Beautifully diagrammed chapter that covers planting by the moon, and why it works. Also seed planting minimum distance, two to five year plans on growing, soil rebuilding, companion planting, excellent water conservation, just EVERYTHING from info gathered worldwide on successful sustainable gardening in even the worst of conditions.
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134. guygee
8:05 PM GMT on September 20, 2011
Quoting whitewabit:
Constant stream of trucks carrying the yellow gold ... Harvest in full swing now !!!

75 degrees very pleasant here at 3 ...
Wondering what is the equivalent in black gold? Will the crude still flow the same for your children and their children?
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133. whitewabit (Mod)
7:55 PM GMT on September 20, 2011
Constant stream of trucks carrying the yellow gold ... Harvest in full swing now !!!

75 degrees very pleasant here at 3 ...
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132. guygee
3:43 PM GMT on September 20, 2011
Pottery you are spot on regarding monoculture industrial farming...it is leading to disaster. Besides crop yield/pure profit other variables in the cost function that measures the success of agriculture should be soil gained or lost, robustness to disease, flood or drought, and adaptability to changing conditions. Instead, the tendency is for short-term profit to rule and trump any hope of sustainability. I think it is worthwhile studying the homesteads of third-world sustenance farmers to see what methods of multi-cropping they have developed, and try to improve from there by dropping cultural food prejudices and experimenting with different plant guilds.
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131. splash3392
9:46 AM GMT on September 20, 2011
Good morning all!

Pottery you are so right about our grains. We're going genetically engineer ourselves out of existence! Time for coffee! Looked at 98l and she has a long way to go. Her pieces parts all over the place.

Congrats on the grand baby Pottery. I have 4, 6 - 14yrs old and just love them!

Skye, everyone have a great day!
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130. pottery
9:34 AM GMT on September 20, 2011
Quoting Skyepony:
99L is gone..

Rob~ Thanks for spreading the good news! Congrats Pottery!

Wab~ You keep those cool temps & send that rain!

Little farm news from you neck o the wood..

Monsanto's Corn Is Toppling Over
"As the summer growing season draws to a close, 2011 is emerging as the year of the superinsect - the year pests officially developed resistance to Monsanto's genetically engineered (ostensibly) bug-killing corn.

"In late July scientists in Iowa documented the existence of corn rootworms (a ravenous pest that attacks the roots of corn plants) that can happily devour corn plants that were genetically tweaked specifically to kill them. Monsanto's corn, engineered to express a toxic gene from a bacterial insecticide called Bt, now accounts for 65 percent of the corn planted in the US.

"The superinsect scourge has also arisen in Illinois and Minnesota.

"'Monsanto's insect-killing corn is toppling over in northwestern Illinois fields, a sign that rootworms outside of Iowa may have developed resistance to the genetically modified crop,' reports Bloomberg. In southern Minnesota, adds Minnesota Public Radio, an entomologist has found corn rootworms thriving, Bt corn plants drooping, in fields.

"[A] 2008 study, conducted by University of Missouri researchers and published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that within three generations, rootworms munching Monsanto's Bt corn survived at the same rate as rootworms munching pesticide-free corn-meaning that complete resistance had been achieved. Takeaway message: rootworms are capable of evolving resistance to Monsanto's corn in 'rapid' fashion."

- "Monsanto Denies Superinsect Science," by Tom Philpott, Mother Jones, September 8, 2011


Thanks for the 'congrats', Skye.
Momma and Small Person are home and doing Good.

Re: Monsanto and the bugs...
Genetic plant modification is taking us all very close to a tipping-point in terms of Global Famine....
As we eliminate species-variation and concentrate upon single-specie foods, we are risking losing all of our grains.

This is a bigger threat than most people are aware of.
Staples like rice and corn in particular have been the worst affected, having been reduced from hundreds of species to a couple, in short time.
Without variation, any disease that gets the upper hand in these almost Mono-Crops now could eliminate the entire Global crop.....
And we have nothing to replant with.

Scary thought.
Sorry!
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129. Skyepony
3:21 AM GMT on September 20, 2011
Coming off Africa..
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128. Skyepony
3:17 AM GMT on September 20, 2011
OSCAT caught the other piece..the right side of 98L. That wave behind it is trying to tap it..being downright disruptive.
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127. Skyepony
3:05 AM GMT on September 20, 2011
TRMM caught the eye wall & North on ROKE.
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126. Skyepony
2:56 AM GMT on September 20, 2011
GFDL & LGEM has taken the lead from LBAR for least model error for 98L. HWRF & all the models that begin with T are up in the fray for best as well.

High & low-lights 98L model error (nm). 0hr, 24hr & etc..

GFDL 12.2 56.2 -
LGEM 5.6 68.8 143.6
LBAR 5.6 81.9 208.6
HWRF 3.4 87.6 -
TVCA 7.2 84.9 -
TVCC 7.2 86.4 -
TVCE 7.2 87.4 -
TVCN 7.2 87.4 -

BAMM is doing okay, GFS not so hot, NOGAPS fails & CMC trails..

Intensity wise just about all the models forecast it to be 1-3 kts more than it was 24hrs out.

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125. Skyepony
2:39 AM GMT on September 20, 2011
Fresh WINDSAT caught the left side of 98L..
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124. Skyepony
11:05 PM GMT on September 19, 2011
99L is gone..

Rob~ Thanks for spreading the good news! Congrats Pottery!

Wab~ You keep those cool temps & send that rain!

Little farm news from you neck o the wood..

Monsanto's Corn Is Toppling Over
"As the summer growing season draws to a close, 2011 is emerging as the year of the superinsect - the year pests officially developed resistance to Monsanto's genetically engineered (ostensibly) bug-killing corn.

"In late July scientists in Iowa documented the existence of corn rootworms (a ravenous pest that attacks the roots of corn plants) that can happily devour corn plants that were genetically tweaked specifically to kill them. Monsanto's corn, engineered to express a toxic gene from a bacterial insecticide called Bt, now accounts for 65 percent of the corn planted in the US.

"The superinsect scourge has also arisen in Illinois and Minnesota.

"'Monsanto's insect-killing corn is toppling over in northwestern Illinois fields, a sign that rootworms outside of Iowa may have developed resistance to the genetically modified crop,' reports Bloomberg. In southern Minnesota, adds Minnesota Public Radio, an entomologist has found corn rootworms thriving, Bt corn plants drooping, in fields.

"[A] 2008 study, conducted by University of Missouri researchers and published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that within three generations, rootworms munching Monsanto's Bt corn survived at the same rate as rootworms munching pesticide-free corn-meaning that complete resistance had been achieved. Takeaway message: rootworms are capable of evolving resistance to Monsanto's corn in 'rapid' fashion."

- "Monsanto Denies Superinsect Science," by Tom Philpott, Mother Jones, September 8, 2011

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123. whitewabit (Mod)
6:31 PM GMT on September 19, 2011
Skye ... we'll be sending you cooler temperatures before you know it ... and if remains on the below normal side it will be sooner then you think ...

Really think it will be a winter with a couple of bouts of -10 degrees or cooler ... the last couple of years we have only made it below zero a few times and then not far below ...

Its 62ºhere at 1:30, a gloomy day after the rain moved out earlier ...

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122. RobDaHood
3:23 PM GMT on September 19, 2011
Good morning!

Interesting to read about the bananas. We've had them for as long as I can remember. Don't do much to them except prop them up when the fruit starts getting heavy.

Another thing I use them for wrapping fish in the leaves to cook on the BBQ. Keeps it nice and moist, never sticks to the grate, and impresses the guests.

Speaking of Pottery...make sure you get over to my blog, circa post 72 and check out the pics of his newborn grand daughter.

Have a great day!
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121. Skyepony
2:09 PM GMT on September 19, 2011
Morning all~ 98L got a floater. Pulling together today. 97L is gone. 96E is new. That's one for MX to watch. There's a blob in the Caribbean..tail of a trough. CMC wants to bring it up in the gulf, weak still, where a front wants to catch it. Little early to say, a little persistence needed here.

Splash~ It's all about what to plant when. Seen alot of snowbirds that want to bring their gardening schedule too, then claim FL is unfarmable. The bananas sound delicious. Thanks for bringing it up. About to make a bed for them & everyone's good info is making me rethink the particulars.

{{Pot}}~ Thanks a bunch (of bananas)!!

Wab~ You can keep your fall:)
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120. splash3392
1:26 PM GMT on September 19, 2011
Skye

Want you to know I really appreciate the planting info. Life is finally slowing down a little and I'll be home to tend a garden! Yeah! I have mostly herbs now because they take less time and attendance. I'm originally from midwest so your planting calendar is superb! Thank You!
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119. splash3392
1:20 PM GMT on September 19, 2011
Morning Pottery, Thanks for the info. I think cutting the suckers is a great idea. I love the bananas fresh from the tree also. We dehydrate for chips, and freeze remainder for banana nut bread, but only after we've eaten our fill. We cut two stalks yesterday and have three more growing. End of the week we should have fresh nanners to eat!

Hope all is well down there looks like you could possibly get some storms coming your way.
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118. Skyepony
5:59 AM GMT on September 19, 2011
OCEANSAT caught 98L. Definitely pulled together more.

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117. guygee
10:08 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
Quoting Skyepony:

That tape tree I've played on since the early 90s when we managed to find send & copy without the internet.. .
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How true, Skye! Many would contend that bittorrent has taken all of the fun out of music trading. For my part, I still participate in old-fashioned mail vines on a semi-regular basis.
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116. pottery
8:05 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
Quoting splash3392:
Thanks skye and guygee!

I have the bananas planted at the edge of the wetlands. Started with 2 plants in 1990 and now we have about 20. they are clumped together probably cover an area of about 20ft wide and 5 -6ft deep into the wetlands. So far our biggest problems have been the winds. They break the stalks, we have two stalks propped up now trying to hang on long enough for the nanners to ripen. I will try to spread them out by weeding them out a little and see if that helps. They are pretty much growing in/ rooted in muck not sure how much they need fertilizer!


Nice blog, Skye!

About Bananas.
The plants dont really like to be close together.
Ideally, remove the small "suckers" that spring up around the mother plant regularly.
A spade works for this, just drive the spade in between the mother and the offspring.
The sucker will be able to come out with a good pull if you loosen the earth around it.
Plant the sucker for the next crop. Plant sucker 6-8" deep, and mound with mulch around it.
They dont like to be too wet when they are small. But dry is worse!

Banana plants produce fruit after about 18 months, then when you harvest you need to cut the plant down low.
Use the cut-up stalk and the leaves for mulching around other plants.
The stalk and leaves have ALL the nutrient that the plants need, and is the best fertilizer.
It is not a good idea to leave the stool to regenerate if you want good fruit. Remove the suckers and replant 3' feet away.

A "stand" of bananas is pretty, but for good fruit, plant some suckers where you can keep the weeds away and look after them.
Wind is indeed a problem, which is why Trop. Storms are so hated in the West Indies.
But plants can be propped-up with anything (Bamboo nearby?).

Good luck. Hope this helps.
Nothing is like a Banana that has not been Chemically ripened in the Plantations.....(which all store-bought bananas are)

"The Best Fertilizer is the Footprint of the Gardener" said some Wise Old Soul!
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115. whitewabit (Mod)
7:34 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
Skye ... nice catch on the TRMM !!!

Gloomy day here ... light showers and a cool wind with a temperature of 67 degrees ... Fall is here !
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114. whitewabit (Mod)
7:23 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
Spash ... not sure if fertilizing would be a good ideal ... they would grow taller causing even more breakage of the tops ... Good luck !
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113. Skyepony
6:42 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
98L & 99L are new 96W & Maria are gone.

TRMM got the eye of SONCA. Click pic for quicktime animation.


Guy~ Thanks for the banana info, trees & links..Mine are all doing good.

That tape tree I've played on since the early 90s when we managed to find send & copy without the internet..

Seems across this country the companies get first dibs on the water resources. I see the doubt commercials about how fracking is safe for residents water..when you can go on Youtube & watch people set their water on fire right out the tap shortly after frackin came to town.

splash3392~sounds like a nice stand except for the wind..maybe they'll get thick enough to be their own wind block..A well placed trellis or gazebo to block it. Fertilizing might be a good idea if it's marsh compatible..Happy Growing:)


Beach~ As stated in that article the company was failing it's pollution inspections..not following the guidelines to keep the environment clean while making these things. We used to make things like that here but companies in China weren't required to do it without messing up the environment like here so all the manufactures ran to China to make them cheaper..batteries too. Now they are having environmental issues..some places whole towns of kids. Government is forcing them to consolidate into govt owned corporations. The rare earth mines are being cleaned up & preparing for cleaner operations. Since we shut ours down, they've cornered the market. People don't want to pay the real cost of energy...someone will one way or the other.
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112. Beachfoxx
5:17 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
Hey Skye,

Quick post before I head out for a bit - chores!

Saw this & thought it might interest you. Its sad really & I'm beginning to wonder if its a Catch 22 situation! Solar Panels are great, but the pollution produced not great...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-1496 3354
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111. splash3392
3:28 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
Thank you for the links Guygee!
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110. splash3392
3:27 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
Thanks skye and guygee!

I have the bananas planted at the edge of the wetlands. Started with 2 plants in 1990 and now we have about 20. they are clumped together probably cover an area of about 20ft wide and 5 -6ft deep into the wetlands. So far our biggest problems have been the winds. They break the stalks, we have two stalks propped up now trying to hang on long enough for the nanners to ripen. I will try to spread them out by weeding them out a little and see if that helps. They are pretty much growing in/ rooted in muck not sure how much they need fertilizer!
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109. guygee
2:41 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
For another story on the St. Johns WD, google:

st-johns-water-district-sells-us
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108. guygee
2:35 PM GMT on September 18, 2011
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107. guygee
3:04 AM GMT on September 18, 2011
P.S. A good link on bananas from UFL IFAS EDIS:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg040
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106. guygee
1:30 AM GMT on September 18, 2011
Beautiful Saturday evening, hi Skye and all!

Splash - About the bananas, I probably do not have much better results than yours. A lot is in the seasonal conditions and probably more is in the breeding, for example the Blue Java Cavendish type yields better than the common little finger Cavendish that I mostly have. Pile on the compost, bananas love rich soil and humus. You'll get two kinds of babies: spiky leafed and big-leafed. The spiky-leafed ones are the keepers...they have a better connection to the mother so less need for photosynthesis initially. Big-leafed babies are better for giving away since they are more independent. Keep each banana clump down to three or two mothers at most. Shelter from the wind helps alot, and plenty of water. Grouping multiple clumps of different varieties together helps with wind shelter. I've seen bananas growing ditch-side with their roots immersed, although that is not ideal.

Watch out for salty well-water...it is a growing problem that is only getting much worse, especially when the St. Johns Water District hacks give our water rights away to big corporate water. It is the public's aquifer, it belongs to us all! For example, see:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_local_names blog/2011/04/water-districts-conservation-lectures -all-bottled-up.html

(edited Sunday morning: noticed that the link above does not work. Just google the phrase

districts-conservation-lectures-all-bottled

if you want to read the article.)

Phish fans, here is a link that you may like, surprised if you don't know this site already (or similar...)Phish on bt.etree:

http://bt.etree.org/?searchss=&cat=5

Just cut'n'paste the line above into your browser (it is safe...etree has been around since the late 1990's in its several evolving forms)

Sunday morning comin' down, have a good one!
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105. Skyepony
12:17 AM GMT on September 18, 2011
Gamma~ She must be getting more compost.. That's not mine but they look happy:)

Gamma so great to see your getting dishrag gourds. Those are my grandbabies.. Once they are mature you can cut them & bring them inside to dry. Bundle the ends & hang.

I clipped some on my Rosemary tonight, she's 6ft tall now. Planted some veggie & sage seeds too.


Beautiful Aqua! Thanks for bringing the pic.
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104. seflagamma
7:07 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Aqua, where are you now with that beautiful horse???

Are you at Skye's????
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103. aquak9
6:13 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
They liked me, they really really liked me.

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102. Skyepony
5:31 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Aqua~ Hope the flood is all run off..may see more but probably not as bad.

I'm tending two baby starfruit trees I started in the spring.

splash3392~ Are they all bunched up like the little ones need spread out? They don't like grass around them (or ponies eating them to the ground).. Maybe Guygee or someone can chime in here... I've just begun again with some babies, behind hot-wire this time.

Thanks Pros~ it was nice knowing my High Def live habit was benefiting a great cause.
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101. Skyepony
5:24 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone..

95W is gone. Maria lost all of her products. Still think remains will miss Scotland, probably brush Iceland.

Fresh OSCAT of 97L. Kinda has a blob to the west of it that may disrupt & keep it weakened as it slowly moves westward & absorbs it.


There is also a Tropical wave approaching the islands. Is flourishing under the diffluence aloft on the ESE side of an ULL. 1/2 expecting an Invest there anytime. Windsat pass earlier wasn't all that great but hints at an inverted trough. Shows that disruptive blob to the west of 97L well..trying to close with an elongated center. On more recent satellite that is looking better & better, firing from the center now.

OSCAT just caught it.. ~11N 37W tightened up a little. Moved some too.


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100. Proserpina
3:34 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
I guess I should go visit Masters now and then! So glad that you knew about it and that you got to see the show. And you helped the victims of the storm at the same time. :)
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99. seflagamma
3:28 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Good morning Skye,
WOW it has been awhile since I got to blog hop on a Saturday morning.

You will not believe how many Loofa I have from those Seeds from Aqua (and did she get them from y ou? )

anyway, they are so large some 12-13" long...
Some are starting to turn. I cannot wait to harvest them and make them into Christmas Presents. I took 2 photos last weekend I need to post here.
I may have to pull some of them before they dry on the vines because they are spilling over the fence into my neighbor's yard and I don't think he wants them there. I keep procrastrating in taking down the vines, I want as many as possible to reach maturity before I have to pull then.



anyway, the rest of the veggies are gone and most of my herbs don't look good at all.. well except for the tough ones like Rosemary.. but I am hoping to get the beds cleaned up and ready for fall planting in another few weeks.

We will see... happy weekend!
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98. splash3392
2:34 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Hi everyone. Anyone any good with bananas? I have about 20 plants on and off, right now 4 bunches are growing but they seem to only produce short stalks of about 4 or 5 fingers. Anyone know what to do to get them to grow more?

TIA
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97. aquak9
1:27 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Not wanting to be rude to other posters- finn-

I love starfruit. Can't imagine how good they'd be fresh. You're a lucky one, new home with settled fruit trees.

wab- the oil, I can barely think about it. Really oughtta go see the gulf side of the state, before it's gone.
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96. aquak9
1:22 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Skye- I just went out the the CoCoRAHS- you're not gonna believe this.
I don't believe this.

8.10 inches. It started last night around 7pm. I dumped it out, and we're ready for round two.

Think it'll happen?

(looks at farmer's almanac for today- hey...can I borrow some money?)
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95. Skyepony
1:17 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
OMG look at ya'lls rain totals now... This wasn't what I was thinking when I said moisture would return this weekend...Getting to be some epic rainfall..
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94. Skyepony
5:42 AM GMT on September 17, 2011
Aqua~ I looked at it on radar back the last 40 frames, like 3 1/2 hrs. What a wild looking storm. Frontal boundary enhancing the seabreeze. Looks like a mesocyclone has been wandering around East Jax that whole while. Incredible rain totals..I see some 8-12 around you & 12-15 west of Starke. It ain't done. Be careful.


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93. aquak9
4:26 AM GMT on September 17, 2011
6.4 inches since 7pm. Barely made it home, the curbs were gone, underwater.
Rain swore an armadillo tried to run into the house. After driving thru this mess? I believe it.
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92. Skyepony
12:37 AM GMT on September 17, 2011
97L has been activated. It's fresh off Africa..


19W is Sonca, 96W is new.

Updated the planting moon calender & here is your best days calender..
September 17th
Mow to Retard Growth, Dig Post Holes, Jar Jams/Jellies, Paint, Advertise to Sell, Ask for Loan
September 18th
Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Quit Smoking, Wash Wooden Floors, Buy a Car, Host a Party, Write
September 19th
Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Quit Smoking, Wash Wooden Floors, Buy a Car, Host a Party, Write
September 20th
Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Retard Growth, Brew Beer, Get Married
September 21st
Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Retard Growth, Brew Beer, Get Married
September 22nd
Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Retard Growth, Brew Beer, Get Married
September 23rd
Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Dig Post Holes, Harvest, Pick Apples and Pears, Quit Smoking, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Paint, Get Married, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Kill Wild Onions and Weeds, Ask for Loan, Entertain Friends, Host a Party
September 24th
Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Dig Post Holes, Harvest, Pick Apples and Pears, Quit Smoking, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Paint, Get Married, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Kill Wild Onions and Weeds, Ask for Loan, Entertain Friends, Host a Party
September 25th
Mow to Retard Growth, Quit Smoking, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Kill Wild Onions and Weeds
September 26th
Mow to Retard Growth, Quit Smoking, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Kill Wild Onions and Weeds
(I don't know what is up with killing wild onions.. I used to eat them from my lawn in SC.)

Pros~ I watched the show thru Phish live webcast for a $20 donation for flood relief in VT from Irene. Great show. I posted about it in Masters during the intermission. Fishmen's dress had red hurricane symbols instead of red Os on it. Should have posted it here too.. Love that poster.. Thanks for the link.


Wab thanks for trying to fix the link. Even the one you posted has a space, they always have a space. Recently most sites started doing that. Some troll defense or something.

I thought ya'll were running early. The lack of sea ice causes the polar vortex to wobble around & spill more into the lower latitudes. We've peaked it looks like.. let the refreeze begin.

I saw a map with all the abandons on it once..outrageous really.

ncstorm~ Welcome & thanks! My other farm is in WNC so I tend to watch the weather abit up your way too. Been cold up there today..
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91. Proserpina
10:10 PM GMT on September 16, 2011
Thank you Wabit.

Copy and paste the link, it will work.
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90. whitewabit (Mod)
8:49 PM GMT on September 16, 2011
Pros fixed the URL you posted you had an unwanted space in it ...

www.jambands.com/news/2011/09/15/phish-s-vermont- homecoming/

couldn't get it to post in a link ...
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89. ncstorm
7:21 PM GMT on September 16, 2011
Very informative blog Skye!
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88. Proserpina
6:59 PM GMT on September 16, 2011
PHISH VERMONT HOMECOMING

Phish headlined their first Vermont show since Coventry at Essex Junction, VT’s Champlain Valley Exposition last night. Not only was the show Phish’s first Vermont performance since 2004 but it was also the group’s closest show to their Burlington, VT hometown since a 1997 benefit at the Flynn Theater.

All proceeds from last night’s benefit were directed to The WaterWheel Foundation and The Vermont Community Foundation’s flood recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene. Thanks to underwriting support from several local organizations, most of the money raised will go directly to those in need.

To read the whole article, please go to: http://www.jambands.com/news/2011/09/15/phish-s-ve rmont-homecoming/
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