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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #661
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Scored some good size containers the landscaper is giving me that trees came in.
He is keeping them on the jobsite until next week when I am back on that job.

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I dug up a big round sweet potato the size of a softball today.
I am just going to leave them in the ground to grow.
There is no reason to dig them all up at once as far as I can tell they can store right where they are.
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I think they would taste better if cured the right way.


I scored containers earlier this year too and next year I'm going all containers. We get too much rain and it's so easy to harvest from a container.

I found a farmer that had 25 for $2 each of the cattle protein buckets. This pic is from my sweet potato thread and those are Ghost peppers in the back.
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I have one curing right now but the vines look so good and healthy I'm not going to mess with them until they dont.
I figure the longer they stay in the ground with growing vines the bigger they will get.
Maybe.

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Free containers.
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I want to paint these black tubs terracotta but dont want to use expensive canned spray paint.
Does anyone have a suggestion on the primer?
I have read Kills is a good one for it but haven't used it.

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I know that Kilz worked well for painting inside our house earlier this year. I haven't tried it on anything other than wood and sheetrock though.
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I would just find a color close rnough to terracotta from Krylon Fusion paint. No prep and bonds to plastic.
http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion-for-plastic/

You can use the gloss Sun Dried Tomato color paint code 2332

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Thanks but I'm not spending a fortune on spray cans.
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$6.00 a can isn't bad considering you don't have to prime.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...uctId=21147146
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Yeah but you do have to pass a background check.
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Yeah but you do have to pass a background check.
If I do I can pass one.
My bosses own words, "Spooky fast, 'who are you and what did you do"?
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There are cheaper spray paints unde 2 buck. Never pay $6 for brand names , like Rustoleum. Other option is just get some i,expensive paint and brush it on.
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When I want cheap paint for a project like this, I usually hit up the local Lowes or Home Depot, and check their paint section for the "mistakes" - The cans of paint where the color was mixed wrong, or they used the wrong finish, etc.. I can usually find one or two cans in a color that I don't mind using for about 4 or 5 dollars.
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Sweet potatoes have started blooming again.
The wont bloom on long daylight hours.
The hours are back down now so they started blooming.
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"Sweet potatoes have started blooming again."

not sure what that means or the significance? being from the north my potatoes die off in the fall and thats the end of it.
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