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  1. poolz1

    2019 Mid Atlantic Lawn, Garden, Pool, etc. Thread

    I don’t disagree with any of those cons to not tilling. Here is the key, IMO....the constant addition of organic material to a piece of ground will create that “relatively “ loose soil that is optimal for root structure. The maintaining of an organic ground covering prevents scorched earth and promotes a healthy population of earthworms and other insects which further enhances healthy soil and a non compacted soil....not to mention the preservation of the microorganisms by not tilling. Go into a hardwood forest and stick a shovel in the ground...it’s easy digging for the first 10-12” (besides the roots). This takes time to cultivate but a healthy balance can be achieved. I have yet to water any of my gardens this year and the production has been plentiful. In no way am saying one approach is better than the other. I have just found that the time and elbow grease involved in managing 3 large gardens has been greatly reduced with this method. We have been able to achieve 100% organic by stopping the constant fight against nature....but it has taken time and many fails.
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    2019 Mid Atlantic Lawn, Garden, Pool, etc. Thread

    I have implemented a no till approach to our gardens for the past 3yrs and the health has returned. I think there are pros and cons to tilling. The idea of mimicking large scale farming in home gardens is not necessary, imo. Mappy’s winter time brush pile is the key....if she didn’t till, I would thing she would have same results come summertime. Mimicking the forest floor > mimicking large scale farming.
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    2019 Mid Atlantic Lawn, Garden, Pool, etc. Thread

    I use the plopper regularly during the summertime. It has been very successful for both smallmouth bass and largemouth. On Saturday I hit the reservoir that is just north of Cumberland Maryland and was able to snag 8 nice largemouth on the plopper as the sun was coming up. It is definitely my go to lure for early morning and late evening fishing.
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    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Big circulation envelope. Check out the nice ventilation to the south....All the way to the Yucatan. Not enough time for RI I wouldnt think. Is the northerly shear supposed to continue until landfall? One of these days we'll be tracking tropical in our neck of the woods.... I'd give up a good winter for a real deal inland tropical experience.
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    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Nice trajectory on overnight euro ens...
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    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Looks like the old GFS and the ICON are the only ones right now that give us a chance. Not exactly the powerhouse team and wouldnt be a direct impact. A decent southerly flow with high PWATS and a tropical low lingering to the west would be fun tho...
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    July Discobs 2019

    Missed the deluge at home... 1.44" overnight. But man, Frederick was a monsoon this morning.
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    July Discobs 2019

    Slow movers over CMD starting to expand and merge with that complex in PA drifting SE. Hoping that convergence drifts west. Somebody is going to soaked...
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    2019 Mid Atlantic Lawn, Garden, Pool, etc. Thread

    A bit disappointed after returning home from vacation. Hornworms decimated 6 of our tomato plants....still have 8 healthy plants but the ones that were eaten were full of green tomatoes when we left. On the menu this evening... potato salad with red and green onions and herbs, green beans sautéed with shallots and a tomato/cucumber salad . All from the garden... chicken on the grill to top it off.
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    2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Just spent the day at York Beach today with the family. Beautiful weather up here this week. Not looking forward to returning to the heat/humidity this weekend.
  11. .53" for the week. Would have been a shutout if not for a random overnight storm earlier in the week. PA continues its streak...
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    June Discobs 2019

    Not a drop here but the view of the storms to the east was awesome with the setting sun. Crappy cellphone shot... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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    2019 Mid Atlantic Lawn, Garden, Pool, etc. Thread

    With leopard slugs like this roaming around it's no wonder I don't have any cabbage plants left. On a positive note, it's been a banner herb season so far. Drying oregano, parsley and dill. My wife also made a large batch of pesto to freeze. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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    June Discobs 2019

    Agreed. I’m always down for a good soaker but I’ve been watching this system like a hawk. Between work and family it’s tough to schedule an 2 day float for smallmouth. This weekend has been planned for a while. Really hoping for a bust....especially in PA. The trend has been to shift the heaviest rains east like you said. You can see it on radar already. Just need to keep amounts below .30 and the rivers will be prime Saturday morning.
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    2019 Mid Atlantic Lawn, Garden, Pool, etc. Thread

    That’s a great resource...much appreciated. I don’t think I have anything to lose by applying a sulfur based fungicide throughout the summer. If I can limp them along until fall I can then be proactive next spring. Apparently, it affects peach trees as well...which I have 3 new peach trees in close proximity. No sign of the fungus yet though. Thanks again...
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