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General Discussion / Break Out Group for Novices?
« Last post by cowpie on April 02, 2016, 03:26:47 PM »
I've been contacted by the local 4H group in my area and was asked about the club seminar. Quite frankly the stuff we talk about at the seminar may be a bit over most tyro growers heads. I was thinking about maybe having a break out group down stairs with the novice growers and GVGO rep. that can answer questions and give a talk. This would probably be an afternoon event after we have our lunch and have time to clean up a bit. Anybody interested in (A) Attending the novice meeting (B) Running the program?

Phil Joynson
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General Discussion / Re: Soil Warming Cables
« Last post by Pumpkin Shepherd on March 30, 2016, 07:22:00 PM »
Stokes seeds have them in 2 different lengths. Not sure if they have thermostates

The ones from Stokes have a Built-in thermostat that will maintain temperatures between 77?F and 85?F according to the company that makes them.
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General Discussion / Re: Soil Warming Cables
« Last post by GERRY on March 30, 2016, 04:13:52 PM »
Stokes seeds have them in 2 different lengths. Not sure if they have thermostates
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General Discussion / Re: Soil Warming Cables
« Last post by phunt on March 30, 2016, 06:41:56 AM »
Thanks Ryan.
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General Discussion / Re: Soil Warming Cables
« Last post by Ryan H on March 28, 2016, 03:10:41 PM »
No thermostat is the downfall, but it worked out by plugging them in for the night and unplugging during the day and I can hold the soil at 90 degrees throughout the 12" of soil.

You can easily drop below 90 if you want, but I find with the cold frame on for the day and the cables unplugged, it doesn't drop much at all.

I use a soil probe that measures to the 10th of a degree so I'm not guessing on the temperature.

You have to be around though to unplug them. I left them for 24 hours the first time thinking it would take a while to heat the soil, and when I checked with the probe I was over 110 degrees. Started at 48 degrees when they were plugged in 24hrs prior. 
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General Discussion / FREE BEER!!!!!!!!!! Muskoka Brewery & Bracebridge Fair
« Last post by NVS on March 28, 2016, 09:51:07 AM »
Ok yes you are reading this correct FREE BEER!!!!

Muskoka Brewery is sponsoring the Bracebridge Fair Giant Vegetable Weigh off and the  Bracebridge Fair 1 Vine Challenge !!!

Every entry to the Bracebridge Fair 1 Vine Change will receive a voucher for a 6 pack!!
$10 entry fee for 1VC and there is prize money at the weigh off 1st place $100 2nd place $50

As well ........ Every registration to the Giant Vegetable weigh off will receive another 6 pack voucher!!!!
$30 entry to the giant Weigh off with categories in Giant Pumpkin, Squash, Field Pumpkin, Tall Corn &Tall Sunflower, Tomato, Long Gourd, A.O.V. HD Award and  Bonus Prize money for new site record!!!

Registration for the 1VC at the GVGO  Solina Seminar
Oh Did we mention FREE BEER!!

Nathan and Jennifer Veitch
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General Discussion / Re: GVGO seed pack
« Last post by City Farmer on March 27, 2016, 08:12:30 PM »
Thanks Phil..Gotta love that seed pack.  ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Soil Warming Cables
« Last post by City Farmer on March 27, 2016, 08:08:27 PM »
Ryan I was thinking about that, I seen 1 at TSC on sale I`ll go back a grab it!
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General Discussion / Re: Soil Warming Cables
« Last post by phunt on March 27, 2016, 08:22:12 AM »
Hey Ryan, do they have a thermostat on them? If not, what is the highest temp they reach when placed in soil? Thanks, Phil
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General Discussion / Re: GVGO seed pack
« Last post by phunt on March 27, 2016, 08:13:02 AM »
Your seed pack is on it's way. The growers that pay late are usually the last ones to get one. Also, Phil J has been on holidays & will likely send it out when he gets back.

Jane & Phil
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