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by DrkAngel
May 20 2019 12:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Cement Block Raised Beds - Stage 2 Stage 1 Beds prepped and planted for year #2 Beds E.jpg Stage 2 complete except for fence beds Holes to be filled by assigned Bed holders as they are planted - got great topsoil! Beds N.jpg Opposite end view Beds S.jpg 28 10' beds or might divide multiple 30...
by DrkAngel
May 19 2019 11:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... 2019 Week (0) - May 19 Outside planting this week Plants overgrowing their Tower and trays! 1918_01.jpg Peppers doing beautifully, spent 2 partial days outside in the Sun and wind to imbue hardiness 1918_02.jpg Tomatoes were hitting LEDs, were left outside to weather a couple days and suffere...
by DrkAngel
May 14 2019 4:17am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Cucumber Beetles 3 control methods: #1 Yellow sticky cards - add Clove oil on Q-Tip as attractant? #2 Yellow plastic cups coated with Tanglefoot sticky paste and Clove Oil as attractant Might only coat inside if Bees get caught, add cover screen with holes too small for Bees #3 Nematodes adde...
by DrkAngel
May 12 2019 2:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Pantry Beds Prep going well, got nearly every item done. Stand up bed (left) lowered 6", as wheelchair and short people (kiddies) access. Test height, before cutting down additional beds. 1911_01.jpg All Pantry beds horse manured, mulched , more topsoiled and rototilled 1911_02.jpg Fence bed ...
by DrkAngel
May 11 2019 5:05pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... 2019 Week (-1) - May 10 1 week till outside planting Nearing limits 1910_01.jpg Peppers move to top shelf for maximum warmth 1910_02.jpg Tomatoes near hitting the LEDs Left out in the weather for 2 days ... suffered some "sunburn" 1910_03.jpg Tomatoes getting too big. Front rows of center tra...
by DrkAngel
May 10 2019 9:04am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Left Tomatoes outside for 2 mostly overcast days, doing similar now with Peppers. Most all plants thinned to 1 per pot and "hardening by limited outside exposure. Fairly happy except for Squash and Cucumbers ... getting tall too fast ... 16 hour LED plus 24 hour Halogen "heat lamps". Downgraded "hea...
by DrkAngel
May 04 2019 6:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Mylar seems to be the standard. All "grow tents", that I've seen, use reflective Mylar interiors.

Grow Tents


Top 3 Best Reflective Material for Grow Rooms (2019 Reviews)
by DrkAngel
May 03 2019 9:02pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

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by DrkAngel
May 01 2019 7:55pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Peat pots are in waterproof trays and now that primary leaves are dominating, will begin watering from underneath to prevent mold-mildew and to promote root growth ... 1-2 weeks before transplant I'll even add soil in bottom of tray to promote root growth through the peat? https://endless-sphere.com...
by DrkAngel
Apr 30 2019 5:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Cucumber Beetle control! Last years nemesis, ate and killed nearly every Squash, Cucumber and Melon plant. 2 Stage attack. #1 Yellow sticky cards, same color as flowers , attract and trap. Fly strips don't work - not sticky enough, wrong color? Yellow Card traps #2 Nematodes, specific varieti...
by DrkAngel
Apr 29 2019 4:28pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... 2019 Week (-3) - April 26 3 weeks till outside planting Growth explosion in last week! Turned off heat and added Squash and Cucumbers on bottom shelf 0426_01.jpg Variety Tomatoes and Hot Peppers 0426_02.jpg "Standard" Tomato varieties 40 - 50 of each. 0426_03.jpg Bell colored and small colore...
by DrkAngel
Apr 29 2019 9:29am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Family Beds Rebuild - Day 2 - a week later Rebuilding the old wooden Family Beds (no longer referred to as "Family Plots" (Grave digger Union objection! LOL) Includes some leveling and drainage. Drainage involves digging a shallow ditch, laying a semi-porous ground-weed proof cloth, filling w...
by DrkAngel
Apr 28 2019 4:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Family Beds Rebuild - Day 1 Rebuilding the old wooden Family Beds (no longer referred to as "Family Plots" (Grave digger Union objection! LOL) Includes some leveling and drainage. Drainage involves digging a shallow ditch, laying a semi-porous ground-weed proof cloth, filling with gravel to g...
by DrkAngel
Apr 28 2019 3:36am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... 2019 Week (-4) (April 18) April 18 = 4 weeks till Planting day (outside) Will try for a complete record for this years garden Grow tent for warmth light and humidity 48" x 20" x 60" fit perfectly over existing grow rack 0417_01.jpg Exterior is a heavy canvas -like material and the inner is a ...
by DrkAngel
Apr 14 2019 3:28am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

I just found these "Full Spectrum Grow LEDs" last year. Customized light wavelengths for optimal growth from least watts. Available in 12VDC, 32VDC and COB 110VAC, 220VAC full spectrum final.jpg Targeted spectrum, yes some UV also, without the wasted green and yellow, means might supply 300% the gro...
by DrkAngel
Apr 13 2019 10:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 212
Views: 29347

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

. ... Split rim Split sidewall on another alloy rim, 3rd, possibly 4th in my eBike career ... only about 1 every 10,000 miles. Some just worn others accelerated due to worn or cheap brake pads, 2.125" tires at 65lb might not help. (straightening after "dinging" on potholes didn't help either?) Prel...
by DrkAngel
Apr 13 2019 8:44am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. .... Spring Planting Got in 1st beds of Beets, Radishes, Onion sets, and Peas. This 1st planting is a full 5 weeks before expected last frost. All chosen vegetables are listed as highly frost tolerant. Rhubarb is coming up nicely! Never does great because is planted in the native crummy clay soil...
by DrkAngel
Apr 08 2019 6:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 212
Views: 29347

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

2013 Comfort Cruiser hit 13,650 miles today ... officially the most on any single of my eBikes. Just beat out my 2009 Comfort Cruiser ... ungh ... unless the person I sold the 2009 to, oh damn, the most I've put on of any of my eBikes! Been playing with my 9s battery and cruises at 24mph+ ! With my ...
by DrkAngel
Apr 08 2019 5:58pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Dual track light fixture designed for reflective bulbs so covered except the end which is pointed towards the corner, inside reflective Mylar tent.

Metered 84ºF on shelf above Halogens, 80ºF and 78ºF on higher shelves. Bottom shelf varied 70-80ºF. ... Mylar and canvas "Tent" not well insulated?
by DrkAngel
Apr 08 2019 10:13am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Grow Tower w/Tent not doing great, temperature in warehouse is 40-50's and seemed to be stunting growth. LEDs don't put out much heat so added a 2 x 75w track light fixture as additional heat. 75w incandescent bulbs are no longer available but found 2 "100w" Halogen bulbs at 72w each, nearly perfect...
by DrkAngel
Mar 24 2019 10:50am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: SAMSUNG INR18650-29E cycle test.
Replies: 63
Views: 8986

Re: SAMSUNG INR18650-29E cycle test.

stuffc wrote:
Mar 24 2019 2:29am
Im gunna run 2 36v in series in a few minutes here.
36V 10s2p recommended for 5.5A continuous use, up to 16.5A max, brief discharge.

36V 5.5A = 198w battery output ≤160-180w motor output
by DrkAngel
Mar 20 2019 6:26am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 144
Views: 7971

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Cement block beds 2019 Cement blocks were heaved and tilted by the Winter freezes but remained in place. Will have to wait on the ground to thaw to see if they naturally resettle. Might have to stomp back into place? Local Boy Scout troop offering to rebuild the wooden-failing Family Beds wit...
by DrkAngel
Mar 17 2019 12:31pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1613
Views: 409017

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Oh boy! ... Found 3 more boxes of Dell Laptop LiPo. 10.8V 4.32Ah from 3s2p packs. Hundreds of packs should provide good 1000+ cells. (All packs that would not maintain good charge were discarded years ago.) Need to finish off the rest of this last batch, Lawnmower batt repair, fluorescent lanterns, ...
by DrkAngel
Mar 17 2019 12:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 212
Views: 29347

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Trailz LS picked up a slow leak in rear tire this week ... took a long ride on side of 4 lane. Must have picked up something real thin, or still stuck tightly through tube, 1st puncture on this model Schwinn Kevlar belted cruiser tire. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gFM9DtWjL._AC_AA160_.jpg...