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Hydroponics

While those two beds were getting started, I started some more peppers and cucumber and lettuce hydroponically in rockwool indoors. I started the plants in rockwool starter plugs in a tray with some water and a humidity dome. Then opened the dome vents slowly over the next few days, eventually taking the dome off after […]

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Growing Mammoth Sunflowers

I found myself looking up plants online and came across a photo of a giant sunflower (we’re talking 12′ tall, yes 12 feet). I bought a bag of Russian Mammoth Sunflower seeds from Amazon and started them. They have been by far the easiest thing to grow so far. I planted 10 seeds and all […]

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Growing a Pineapple

My stepdad grew a pineapple plant once from a pineapple he bought at the grocery store. It took him 5 years, but he enjoyed the experience and bought me a pineapple to follow suit. I planted it and every month of so, I’ve been repotting it into larger and larger containers. After it gets a […]

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Raised Planter Beds

I started gardening in September, first with one raised planter bed filled with some peppers (Serrano, Jalepeno, Dragon Cayenne, Bell and Banana), tomatoes (San Marzano and Mr Stripey), basil, and clove. The raised planter is 7’x11′ and about 16.5″ tall. I lined the bottom with a porous weed barrier, then a layer of marble chips […]

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Home Improvement II

Following the initial home improvements I did some interior work on the house. This is my first time owning a place, so it was nice to be able to customize things that I wouldn’t have bothered with for a rental that I would leave in a year or so. I bought a Nest doorbell, lock, […]

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Buying a House: Home Improvement I

What a rush, at the end of April, I bought a house. A mango colored 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in what I hope is an up and coming neighborhood (Zillow seems to agree with me, so that’s good). Rachael and I moved in and immediately the renovations began. I painted the house grey with […]

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Getting Off Social Media

I used to be quite active on social media. I had Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and I used Buffer to schedule my social media posts a few days out. I studied up on my hashtagging and made an effort to build followers, at one point I had close to 3000 followers on Twitter, but recently, […]

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