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You don't have to be in California government to create a disaster, but it helps | Main | Ace of Spades Pet Thread, October 15
October 15, 2022

Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, October 15


Hi there, gardeners, putterers and adventurers! Don't you love the photo above?

A monarch resting in the asters on its way through eastern Nebraska this week.

Midwest Lurker

Seems a little late to me for a Monarch to be going through Nebraska, but I may not understand the schedule. Best wishes to our little traveler.


Edible Gardening/Putting Things By

From By-Tor:

Remember when he tried a bit of raw ghost chili? An adventure!

The ghost chilis I was sent are fermenting nicely with a kick start of some sauerkraut brine.

They're hot. Very hot. About a million Scoville units. By comparison, a jalapeno is about 8K SU.

Just a couple drops of the pickling brine will keep your mouth on fire for about ten minutes.

This is gonna make good hot sauce.


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He's been busy:

22 lbs of Roma tomatoes is now about 12 quarts of marinara sauce, good for pasta, pizza or soup.

Now I just have to pressure can it.

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He doesn't mean he's going to pressure can it with plastic lids. The photo above is for fresh use.



Also from By-Tor:

I consider it a successful day when I correctly install two GFI circuits and replace a bad hot water line without getting shocked or flooding the house.

Now off to the gym!

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Congratulations! And a reminder for all you putterers:

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Halloween Decorations

Zombie arm stakes. Easy. There are 24 more at the link.


Lots o' punkins at Descanso Gardens, including a pumpkin house.

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A wide variety of looks here, some of which might carry through to Thanksgiving.



Mystery Plant

Not really gardening since I didn't plant or nurture it, but it's an interesting something that has shown up this week at my new house in southwest Louisiana.

I'm strictly a lurker for the last couple of years but did post as daggit at one point.

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Nice to see you back, daggit!

Does anyone recognize this plant? Can you come close?


Gardens of The Horde

t may be a little difficult to see, but I have two agaves sporting quite the "plant boners ". The one on the left is 5 feet and still growing. I have planted my front bed with things that thrive on neglect with great success.

Kindest regards


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Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

If you would like to send photos, stories, links, etc. for the Saturday Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden at g mail dot com

Remember to include the nic or name by which you wish to be known at AoSHQ, or let us know if you want to remain a lurker.

Week in Review

What has changed since last week's thread? Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, Oct. 8

Any thoughts or questions?

I closed the comments on this post so you wouldn't get banned for commenting on a week-old post, but don't try it anyway.

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