Originally Posted by pop_rocks
fish make a good point about how its easy to inoculate your soil with anything you want after "baking"
plus the warm dirt will encourage growth in the bacteria/ cultures
its like starting with a fresh slate
but it sounds like you have a handle on this and know which way to go
diatomaceous earth is good as a top dressing and kills a variety of pests
its basically the shells of tiny animals long gone, but they are sharp at a microscopic level and also absorb moisture
plus its safe to use around kids and pets
that sucks that your aunt isnt feeling well
there are a couple things going around, at least where i am at and i hope she feels better soon
so which way are you going with the pork this weekend?
im all about the football tis weekend friend so im going to keep it as simple as i can
a big ol' pot of chili and some baked potatoes will keep me going
not only is the pup warm but a dog is an excellent deterrent around the house
its hard to sneak up on an animal even when its asleep and you never know what its going to do
some people are scarred of dogs like you wouldent believe and for good reason
/ive been bit before
but its part of their instinct to protect the pack and im sure you guys are all on the same page as far as strangers go
man, he sounds like a great dog
enjoy the weekend fellows and keep on kicking ass!
/thanks for all the kindness guys! you know who im talking at!
you guys rock!
Good afternoon pop_rocks.
I'm glad you guys mentioned doing teas and adding more life to the mix. I don't have any experience but I've read about them back when I first started growing. I have an air pump and stones for brewing.
For sure it sucks for my aunt to be sick, especially on her birthday. There has been plenty of bugs going around here as well and most people that I work with and am friends with have been sick at least once this winter. I have been lucky the last few years and don't even remember when the last time I had a cold or flu or anything.
I'm still a little undecided about the pork for tomorrow and I might switch to ribs to save time. I went to the local mountain bike trail,today after work and there were a few people riding and the trail is in good shape. So I think I'll get out for a ride tomorrow later in the morning, it's been since early November since I got a ride in and I'm dying to get out there. That will leave me less time to cook and I like to do pulled pork low and slow. It will be a morning decision either way. A nice pot of chili is a great game day food. I've been known to eat 4-5 bowls of chili over the course of an afternoon. A coworker brought in a huge pot of chili to work a week or so ago and I think I ate 3 bowls back to back it was so good. It sounds like you are set for a Sunday funday.
Eggo is impossible to sneak up on and a natural watch dog. If anything I'm trying to get him to tone that down a little because he barks at anyone walking a dog when he is in the house or when we are in the car. He is very loud and wakes the wife up in the morning with his barking at people walking dogs on our street. But that is something we can work with and he will learn what needs his barking and what dosent.
Keep kicking ass too and have a great Sunday tomorrow.