[Homestead] computer crashed and burned!
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 22 21:32:08 EST 2008
THANKS for the tips. Why not just start the seeds directly in the newspaper cups?
I have 3 external flashes that I keep on me when I'm away in the event of a home fire, and 2 huge external backup drives for double safety in the event of any failures of the backups....as CHIT happens.... And with all that I accidentally forgot to back up one important file..... which must have gotten fried or something, because I could not even copy that file off using a dos> prompt. I wasn't able to turn on the computer in any way, except to get to as DOS prompt.... Fortunatly, I still remembered how to navigate my way around that way.
The last thing I did was install a windows update..... They must have had a number of similiar problems, because when I called, instead of the usual ask 10,000 questions from the script.... they already
--- On Mon, 12/22/08, Robert Walton <waltonrp at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Robert Walton <waltonrp at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Homestead] computer crashed and burned!
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Monday, December 22, 2008, 6:45 PM
> 2) STARTER KIT FOR SEEDS - got this tip this a/m at the gym. Cut a few
sheets of newspaper into strips the same width as you would want a starter cup
for seed(lings). Wet the paper, then roll into the desired width. Let dry. No
need to remove at planting time.
Glad to see you back. Get a Flash or external HD and back your data up!
I make seed cups this way. I usually rummage a cardboard box that beer
and sodas come in from a dumpster. They are about the size of two 6
packs and a couple of inches deep. Fill with soil and start the seeds
in that. About the time they get the first true leaves, I'm transplant
to newspaper cups. If you put those cups tightly in to a box as high
as they are, they don't dry off so quickly.
To make them I get a tin can the size I want. Cut newspaper a little
wider than the height of the can. Roll the newspaper on the can
loosely. Fold the bottom up and if you can wet the bottom a little it
helps. Slide the can out and fill with your soil.
Rob - Va
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