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#1 MattyB

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Just reading about two storms that are supposed to hit us this weekend. snow level down to 2000 feet and several inches of rain for the coastal zone. what have you heard?
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:30 AM

Sounds like it will be a cold one. 49 forcasted for a high on Sunday. Lets hope when this storm moves out and the sky clears the night temps don't hammer us.


I love the sound of rain. This will be the first time for storing free water. :rolleyes:
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#3 MattyB

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:51 PM

I think you'll be seeing how your overflow works.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

accu weather has 39f. as a low for sunday for corona. I bet I see 45f. they always seem to predict lower temps than I really get. It has been a very very mild winter here for temps. High wind and lots of it this winter.
I think were suppose to get about 1 1/2" of rain from the storm Sat. and Sunday. The San Gabriel mountains should look hot on monday if snow level gets down to 2000'.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

I'm not worried, they always seem to down grade it when the storm comes. My low is calling for 43 but ill see 45. The rain will be good for the fert I just threw down. I just really really hate wind. The only thing i think it's good for is making waves Posted Image
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:26 AM

You're right Jastin, they do usually exaggerate the rain estimates. I told my wife that we're supposed to get several inches of rain this weekend and she said, "oh, so that means we'll get a 1/4" if we're lucky". I too decided to throw down some fertilizer hoping the rain would wash it into the soil a bit. I usually don't fertilize that way because it's useless when watering with drip and we usually only get rain in Winter when I don't want to fertilize anyway. A nice deep, soaking, Spring rain, with a sprinkle of fertilizer, will hopefully be a great start to a long growing season! :drool: (that's not drool, it's mouth rain)
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:13 AM

Doesn't look to bad. WOW that picture is way bigger than i thought...
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

Steve's at 95% but after I shoot my "hadooken"s at him he'll quickly drop to 75%.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Steve's at 95% but after I shoot my "hadooken"s at him he'll quickly drop to 75%.



oh yeah! left, right,left, A,B, right,left,left,B,B..... BOOM!!!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:04 AM


Steve's at 95% but after I shoot my "hadooken"s at him he'll quickly drop to 75%.



oh yeah! left, right,left, A,B, right,left,left,B,B..... BOOM!!!

Haha I think thats the actual code to do that! I used to do pretty good "hadooken's", I should start practicing again. I stopped doing Dhalsim moves cause I was dislocating my arm to many times.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:09 AM

You're right Jastin, they do usually exaggerate the rain estimates. I told my wife that we're supposed to get several inches of rain this weekend and she said, "oh, so that means we'll get a 1/4" if we're lucky". I too decided to throw down some fertilizer hoping the rain would wash it into the soil a bit. I usually don't fertilize that way because it's useless when watering with drip and we usually only get rain in Winter when I don't want to fertilize anyway. A nice deep, soaking, Spring rain, with a sprinkle of fertilizer, will hopefully be a great start to a long growing season! :drool: (that's not drool, it's mouth rain)

Hey Matt are you considered coastal mountains? My report says coastal mountains will get 3-5 inches with a lot of wind, I'm sure it wont be that bad though. So if you don't sprinkle with your drip(Posted Image) do you use a fertigation system? I'm wanting to do that with mine.



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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

No, we're not coastal mountains, we're just a small hill, not large enough to get any noticeable oreographic rain. When they say coastal mountains they usually mean the Santa Monica Range from above Malibu running eastward. I bet the smaller mountains just east of the 5 on Camp Pendleton could be considered coastal mountains also. We are elevated though and have a clear shot out to the west, as well as being on a funnel canyon, so we do receive the brunt of the west winds, that's for sure. "Haydatdatdatdaroogen"!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

No, we're not coastal mountains, we're just a small hill, not large enough to get any noticeable oreographic rain. When they say coastal mountains they usually mean the Santa Monica Range from above Malibu running eastward. I bet the smaller mountains just east of the 5 on Camp Pendleton could be considered coastal mountains also. We are elevated though and have a clear shot out to the west, as well as being on a funnel canyon, so we do receive the brunt of the west winds, that's for sure. "Haydatdatdatdaroogen"!



Oh yeah! i live in a hole. low enough to get reliable frost in winter and hot enough to make you sterile in summer. "Yoga Fire"
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

great idea about putting the fertilizer down before this rain. I'll have to do that tomorrow.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

I picked up a large bag of Sul-Po-Mag at Niffing's Nursery yesterday and I'm gonna throw down a little of that around nutrient deficient prone species like Pritchardia.

Oh, Jastin, I forgot to answer your question about fertilization: I apply granular or tablet fertilizer at each emitter via a deep hole that I poke with a digging bar. It ain't fun and it takes a long time, which is why right now I'm experimenting with 2 year slow release tablets, designed for the foresty industry. I'm hesitant to push any fertilizer through my drip system just because I don't want to corrode my valves or clog my emitters prematurely.

Rahhhhh raaaarrrr raaaaaaa


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

WTH?
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Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

I picked up a large bag of Sul-Po-Mag at Niffing's Nursery yesterday and I'm gonna throw down a little of that around nutrient deficient prone species like Pritchardia.

Oh, Jastin, I forgot to answer your question about fertilization: I apply granular or tablet fertilizer at each emitter via a deep hole that I poke with a digging bar. It ain't fun and it takes a long time, which is why right now I'm experimenting with 2 year slow release tablets, designed for the foresty industry. I'm hesitant to push any fertilizer through my drip system just because I don't want to corrode my valves or clog my emitters prematurely.

Rahhhhh raaaarrrr raaaaaaa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMmKUTxLms8


Matt, have you ever thought about using a drill with a long bit instead of the digging bar? It would go faster and you would be messing up the roots just as much if you hit them as with the bar.
Didn't think about clogging up the drip tube, I'll have to do some more research.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

That video is so funny, I used to think that was the coolest game in the worldPosted Image
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

I use a short broken off piece of metal broom handle in the soft, well mulched and watered areas, just because it's easier to carry around than a digging bar. I use the digging bar in the drier, harder areas, which is mostly for the fruit tree area. I don't care about hurting the roots. What I mean is that I don't think cutting a few roots hurts the plant. I think trying to drill a hole would be way more complicated and not as easy as just poking a hole.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

just got hit by hail at 11:20 am

half the size of a pea........................ :unsure:
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

i GOT 1.4 " STORM TOTAL NEAR SAN DIEGO STATE MON MORNING AND MUCH MORE COMIN............... :blink:

Edited by trioderob, 19 March 2012 - 06:25 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

I'm at 1.67" storm total as of Monday morning. The ground and porous rocky hillside is finally saturated and I'm getting run-off even with light sprinkles now.

Here's a pic of the hail Saturday night.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:42 AM

Here's the Frost Advisory issued by the NWS for inland areas tonight and tomorrow morning.

Frost Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
325 AM PDT MON MAR 19 2012

...FROST ADVISORY FOR THE INLAND VALLEYS FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

.AS SKIES CLEAR BEHIND A DEPARTING COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...LOW
TEMPERATURES FOR TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO NEAR FREEZING IN
THE INLAND VALLEYS WITH AREAS OF FROST LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
TUESDAY MORNING.

CAZ048-050-192100-
/O.NEW.KSGX.FR.Y.0001.120320T0700Z-120320T1600Z/
SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY VALLEYS-THE INLAND EMPIRE-
SAN DIEGO COUNTY VALLEYS-
325 AM PDT MON MAR 19 2012

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM PDT
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM PDT
TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE: FALLING TO NEAR FREEZING.

* LOCATION: WIND SHELTERED AND LOWER LYING AREAS IN THE INLAND VALLEYS.

* IMPACTS: A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE.
SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

EPIC! :o
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

We need one Epic frost for the Jeffer!
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

Good news the barrels are topped off, bad news the frost advisory.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

Nice work on those barrels Nick! That's cool. I bet potted plants would benefit the most from the fresh rainwater. I've always meant to set up a similar system to run the hose in my greenhouse, but just never got around to it.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

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Recently saw this setup.








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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

I got 1.59" total. I hope with the added humidity from all the rain that it will keep the frost off my plants. Posted Image
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:01 PM

Some of my plants got sand blasted from the high wind driven hail.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:09 AM

:D 37f this morning at 630am. no frost at all. YESSSSSS!!!!!!
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:55 AM

Cool.

Man, I'm looking at that tank under the house and I'm really thinkin'......
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

I would love to eventually get a rain water harvesting system. those pics look great and are not imposing. ESPECIALLY in Cali where we pay so much for water. The plants would respond way better than the water that travels over concrete and tubes for hundreds of miles!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:55 AM

Here's a few pics I took this morning. You can see the white speckles on some of the softer leaved plants and one palm frond; this is from the wind driven hail. It only occurs on the windward facing leaves. And some of the frond damage on Pritchardias. Some of the leaves were ripped right down the petiole. Overall, everything is great though. Nothing blew over and the damage was minor and cosmetic. I didn't have my hand held Kestrel anemometer to measure the wind speed this time but I'd estimate that it was regularly gusting to at least 45 MPH for about 4 hours. I can estimate pretty good because once it goes above 45 MPH my fricken house starts to vibrate and it sucks major to be sitting in it.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:41 AM

What is this Matt? Can you eat it?
http://www.palmtalk....ttach_id=137071

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

Heck yeah you can eat it. I ate one of them last night, prepared unripe and green, in an Asian style salad. It's a Papaya, Mexican to be more specific. I have many Mexican and Hawaiian Papayas growing in the garden, all from seed from fruit that we've eaten, some of them second generation from our garden. They are easy to grow, fast, and the fruit is delicious. I plant them in areas that I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with yet to grow temporarily and they'll be cut down and replaced with ornamentals later. Then I'll move new papaya plants to other places. They're awesome!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

Heck yeah you can eat it. I ate one of them last night, prepared unripe and green, in an Asian style salad. It's a Papaya, Mexican to be more specific. I have many Mexican and Hawaiian Papayas growing in the garden, all from seed from fruit that we've eaten, some of them second generation from our garden. They are easy to grow, fast, and the fruit is delicious. I plant them in areas that I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with yet to grow temporarily and they'll be cut down and replaced with ornamentals later. Then I'll move new papaya plants to other places. They're awesome!

Cool! Do you have any extra fruits that I can chew up and then plant?
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

Nothing is ripe right now. We're trying not to eat too many of them green so that we have a nice ripe fruit harvest this Summer sometime. If you've never had green papaya salad you're missing out. Anyway, no seeds in the green ones, but you're welcome to have a fruit or two once they ripen this Summmer. Honestly, I'm not gonna remember so feel free to stop by anytime or PM me and remind me.

Wait a minute, just get a fruit from the store and plant those seeds now. Duh.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

Nothing is ripe right now. We're trying not to eat too many of them green so that we have a nice ripe fruit harvest this Summer sometime. If you've never had green papaya salad you're missing out. Anyway, no seeds in the green ones, but you're welcome to have a fruit or two once they ripen this Summmer. Honestly, I'm not gonna remember so feel free to stop by anytime or PM me and remind me.

Wait a minute, just get a fruit from the store and plant those seeds now. Duh.

Ok thanks! If i find one at the store will it be the same? I don't want any GMO stuff



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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:47 AM

I don't know white boy.
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Spring Valley, CA (8.5 miles inland from San Diego Bay)
10B on the hill (635 ft. elevation)
9B in the canyon (520 ft. elevation)




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