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Old 03-25-2020, 03:14   #11
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I like reading on my laptop. Like robertprice says, you can adjust font size, brightness of the "page", and I really like coming across a word I don't know, selecting it and three-finger clicking for a dictionary definition or reading something I want to know more about and right-clicking to search for it on the Web. I can't do that with a book!

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Lowes delivered my garden today, some assembly required - 32 12inch by 12inch concrete pavers to make the raised bed, and 24 bags of soil, will need more soil.
I just spent an hour unloading the pallet of supplies.

I am going to stand the pavers on edge about 4inches deep so the bed will end up 12feet by 4 feet by 8 inches deep. I have 36 green bean plants started and 4 rows each of beets (for the greens) and radishes. I will probably do a couple each of zuchini and tomato once we get to the right weather.

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WOW, Apercula, that's an ambitious project.

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WOW, Apercula, that's an ambitious project.
Yeah, that's the kind of project I find hugely appealing when it's a long, dark -20* F night here -- my commitment to which melts like the winter ice when it gets above freezing...

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It is easier to commit to when you are sitting on the computer looking at the Lowes website picking out supplies than it is when the stuff is on a pallet in your driveway between the car and the road.

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My radish starts are emerging today. When I woke up there was about a dozen just barely out of the potting soil, latest count is 45 with the tallest over an inch already.

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I really should think about growing lettuce and radishes this summer. I can even do that inside, without those pesky bugs and the humidity...

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I'm puttering. Before the Stay at Home order, I was already self-isolating because of health issues so got a couple weeks jump on everyone else. The screen door slider to a patio locked in place and I had to cut the screen to get out there. So my last outing was to get some preparatory goods and food, and screening and a tool for the job.

Yes, I know this is a simple task for most people, but it's a bit daunting for me (mobility issues among others). But - I want that screen in and that's a powerful motivator. Will be a project for ... tomorrow. Or the day after. Definitely for when the days are warmer.

Was in the midst of organizing and purging before self-imposed lockdown and am continuing with that though with a smidge less vigor. Am sure I'll get a second wind but the SUV is loaded with donations and no place to drop them off.

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I had to build a rack to hang my grow light this morning. In the first day the radishes were already stretching for light. Beets are starting to break out today. I think all the radishes that are going to sprout have, about 70 plants, I will have more radish greens than I can eat pretty soon.

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I love radish greens, but they are pretty fragile (they seem to stay fresh as long as spinach does, which isn't long). And it's so hard to find radishes in the store with those nice tops. Too bad you can't mail the ones you can't eat!

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