Walt Chase

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Castboolits is an awesome source for casting your own.  Lots of good sticky posts that will answer 90% of the questions that you may have.
1 week ago
I'm going with either thermocouple or clogged burner jet.
1 month ago
You definately needed to tape the joints.  I would almost go as far as telling you that you probably should use stucco mesh wire as well.  Your plaster may or may not adhere properly, especially over time, when it is just smeared on basically a smooth surface such as drywall.  
2 months ago
Wrong time of year for me, but I could have supplied thousands upon thousands of flowers late spring and early summer.  They are considered an invasive here in my state and really grow like gangbusters.
4 months ago
They are possibly aborting.  May not have been pollinated.  Not sure with watermelons, but I know other plants like pumpkins will grow and then abort fruit that was not pollinated.  Are all your melons on the plants doing this, or just one or two?
Try digging up the tomato's that are in the peat cups and removing them from the cups.  I found that those cups are problematic to good growth.  I started tomato's in late Feb they went from seedling tray to six pack to three inch pots.  I've planted a few into my final containers for the season, but my "extras" are still in three inch pots and are growing well and a few are starting to form blooms already.  I also water with softened water up to the point that it warms up enough that I can drag my two hundred feet of hose from the house to the  shop/garden/greenhouse area.  When I can water from the hose I am able to bypass the water softener.  So far I've never had any troubles that can be traced back to the salts in the water.  My softened water only registers about .02 EC (100ppm total dissolved solids) on my Blue lab EC meter.
7 months ago
Just from your description I would not think that you have overdosed your tree on nitrogen.  I've used Miracle Gro in the past and have never been able to burn a plant, much less kill it, using Miracle Gro even with doubled the recommended rate on much more tender plants than a dogwood.   One question that I have as I have seen this happen on more than one occasion.  Did you plant it too deep?  A soil PH of 7 is a neutral ph.  Dogwoods generally like a bit more acidic soil than that, but I wouldn't think that the ph is the culprit.
7 months ago
Travis, What brand is your log loader/trailer?  Wallenstein?  That would be a very handy piece of equipment.  I'm sure you get a lot of use from it with all the additional capabilities.
7 months ago

William Bronson wrote:Autumn olive is sweet/tart then?
Should it make a good beverage?

And astringent.  Needs LOTS of sugar and/or mixed with the juice of another fruit.  That said I like the flavor.  
7 months ago