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Looking for Ideas on Topic and Place of Next Meetup

Shannon T.
user 8876751
Littleton, CO
Post #: 3
Hi, I have found some plans online as well of a book I am on the waiting list for at the library. My Dad is a retired from construction so that part is taken care of and we also have some material that we could use to build one. I have found food grade plastic sheets on the Internet if we buy in bulk we may get a better price. Sounds like Bryan can help with his experience. I would like to build one on a platform that can easily be moved to follow the sun. If interested we could set a date , pick a plan and get the materials list. We could do a assembly line so we could make more then one. The solar oven could be cheap and fairly easy as well. We could probably do both in one day if organized.

Shannon


Dehydrator
http://www.homegrowne...­
http://www.geopathfin...­

Book
The solar food dryer : how to make and use your own high-performance, sun-powered food dehydrator

Solar Oven
http://www.youtube.co...­

Sheeting
http://dehydratoracce...­
http://www.acooksbest...­
Shannon T.
user 8876751
Littleton, CO
Post #: 4
Hi Monica

I put in a really simple system that I got a harbor freight with soaker hose and drippers that is set up on a timer. Last year I had my plants in buckets with a individual dripper and that went off twice a day for 5 minutes on low. That really cuts down the watering time because it waters right at the plant. I also planted herbs in a rain gutter that I attached to my deck railing that had a soaker hose on the same timer. I had ten individual drippers and two rows of soakers on one system. It did fine on pressure but when I tried to add more it lost pressure. I found the best way to add more is to split the main line into two on a timer and then you can double the drippers and soakers.


Shannon

Upside down tomato in a five gallon bucket with herbs on top



This tomato plant did not do to well because I used a 2.5 gallon bucket but the herbs grew pretty good on top. You can also see the rain gutter with lettuce. This pic was taken after I let the lettuce go to seed.


Jennifer J.
highlandsfreedom
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post #: 4
As for the building the composter with skids (palats), I have several of them available waiting for a building project, if the need for supplies comes up.
Krista
My2TwinsMom
Denver, CO
Post #: 88
Shannon, what if you made a combo-shade/hail cover. We made a frame from PVC and used window screening. This saved the plants from hail and gave them shade.
Krista
My2TwinsMom
Denver, CO
Post #: 89
we also put one of these bottle mounted water spikes at the base of each tomato plant, etc..



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