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   PastimesGardening and Especially Tomato Growing


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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3420)6/30/2021 7:06:33 PM
From: longz
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How long will galvanized bolts last?

How long can I expect my galvanized steel project to last in service? Hot-dip galvanized steel resists corrosion in numerous environments extremely well. It is not uncommon for galvanized steel to last more than 70 years under certain conditions.

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To: longz who wrote (3421)6/30/2021 7:35:22 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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My rust issue was esthetic on the playset.. using teenuts gave me exposure at both ends.. the hex head gets scored by the ratchet socket etc.. Strength not an issue... Bob embedding the lags in the wood means they outlast the wood for sure... His first bed is 10+ years ? so no worries .. I will also countersink and likely just fill over with construction adhesive ie to seal ... A little anal but I like to build to last... Whoever buys my place when I pass will hopefully appreciate the beds or curse how solid they are when removing LOL Not worried about outlasting the beds.. Bob and I are not far apart age wise.. beds will outlast us :)

Hot dip always made the product sound a little sexy :) I am familiar with both the stainless and galvanized in a larger setting .. Family had a Chinese food biz in QC.. sold Canada wide and in US to a lesser extent.. Dad was engineer who designed most of their food production equipment... Things to make eggrolls, dimsum etc etc... so stainless especially was required... was sold to McCain a decade and a half agao... who I believe just recently resold..

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3422)7/1/2021 9:48:34 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Bernie,

I bet you still have Grandma's favorite recipes.

Bob

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From: Cogito Ergo Sum7/11/2021 2:24:00 AM
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Bob and Sun

This is going to be a 5 year plan garden :)

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3424)7/11/2021 9:29:01 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Bernie,

That's pretty fast work.

My garden has been a 10 year expansion. This year I added a small orchard of 5 Lappin cherry trees, 4 Honeycrisp apples, one Italian plum tree, one Bartlett pear and one Clapp pear tree.

It has really added to my front yard.

New to my tomato plants this year are two tomatillo plants for my green salsa.

I also have changed my cucumber plants to a hybrid from Jungs, and they are currently twice as tall as my garden dancers which were the most productive last year.

It's always nice to see a new seed become the most productive.

Time to go spray and fertilize my tomatoes, they now have small fruit showing up.

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3425)7/11/2021 9:04:35 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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Well 5 years is an estimate LOL

U know we won't be done until we pass LOL

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3426)7/11/2021 9:25:57 PM
From: robert b furman
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Amen brother Bernie,

I spent the entire day chain sawing boxelders, fertilizing tomatoes and pine trees, and digging out large rocks so I can use them as borders on our perennial flower mulch beds.

Not to mention mowed 4 acres.

I'm beat!

I also sprayed a fungicide on my tomatoes as they now have fruit starting. I also added some Tomato Maker fertilizer, they are a deep green and growing tall!

It is an exciting time in the garden, and I can not be there enough just observing what is growing.

So far it has been a perfect growing season - may it continue.

I feel some salsa coming my way! LOL

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3427)7/11/2021 9:32:37 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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I am just so happy I got all those grow op pots LOL... I am removing plants and manually separating out the evil goutweed (and thetch which is not as bad) .. Tedious but required... I am discouraged so many mis planted plants.. Like Solomon Seal in full sun !!! and a beautiful Ligularia starting to get fried :( ?? They go first into pots... I will have my own nursery LOL

but the work is good eh ? :)

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3428)7/11/2021 9:46:10 PM
From: robert b furman
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Work is good, but goatweed is bad!

LOL

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3429)7/11/2021 9:48:08 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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Well the variegated is less bad.. but I will overcome.. I am a a mission form God.. to quote the Blues Bros... Using my brain to countervail stupid human choices :)

The strength does come from above I think...

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