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Discussion in 'Gardening Other' started by Cayuga Morning, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    Huh, what thought I had replied to this already about the cannibis issue.
    Really for us it is not an issue as it is only legal for medical marijuana and with that comes a hefty 200,000.00 non refundable application fee. That doesn't mean you got selected to be a grower... They got rich ... You got nothing in return if you didn't get selected. I know the owner of cropking greenhouses... He said "trust me, we make far more money and far less problems selling greenhouse structures than trying to grow pot".

    No perennial plants except if you pay for the two year of a growing season for garlic. Which isnt a real perennial plants but takes 9 months to grow. No strawberries horse radish etc..
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    While at the lottie today, I took a couple of piccies to show our water situation...not piped city water, rather what we have to live with here. Being a “Low Country”. We have canals through and around our allotment complex. To keep the gardens dry, we have a drainage system that takes the water from the gardens, drains into the canals and are then pumped into a higher canal which carries that water eventually out to the north sea.
    We had to replace this pump a couple of years ago.

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    It is a different type of water problem than most gardeners have.
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    yes, S... that is not what most of us worry over. that just is weird to me. always worrying over the pump failing... or what if all the pumps fail? how can you get out of there quick enough? I always have worried about that ever since I was a child learning about the Netherlands being built lower than sea level. we had a similar problem last Summer... too much water pressure. I turned off the well and when I called my "water guy" he was like "I will be right there". the pressure switch had failed and was over pressurizing the tank which could have exploded ( and that is no fun. we already dealt with the pressure tank blowing about 15 years ago. filled the downstairs with water. had to be gutted and refloored. new carpet new vinyl new doors... it was a mess. thankfully we had a walkout basement and it could not fill up with water.) BUT the water pressure was fantastic. although it did make a tiny fissure in a fitting in the greenhouse which I am thankful that didn't completely break as it was part of the injector frame.I do miss that water pressure.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Gadzooks Carolyn— what a wild story. Exciting for you, annnnnd expensive. The idea of a tank blowing would make me perspire a bit I think.

    BTW, the whole of the Netherlands is not under sea level, just some parts. In the low parts should all the dikes brake it doesn’t mean that the low bits would be covered in mile deep water. So it is not something that is always on our minds.
     
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  5. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I never knew to worry about that, Carolyn & SJ & I am relieved to find out i don't have to.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Chuckle...no worries, mate.
     
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