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ATP Podcast #63: 3 Years of ATP, Misting Systems, and Tomato Buying Tips

By dave
July 2, 2014

This week we're celebrating three years of All Things Plants! Yes, it was July of 2011 that we started this site. We'll reflect a bit on the past 3 years of running the site. Additionally, I'll talk about my new automated misting irrigation system in my greenhouse, along with my other plans to improve my propagation techniques. Trish will talk about how to select and buy tomatoes: shapes, sizes, uses and types.

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 2, 2014 3:46 PM CST
Dave & Trish,

Enjoyed the podcast as always. I had to laugh when you balked at the price of shade cloth. I had the same reaction. I cheated and used a bed skirt that I couldn't use on a bed and placed it over an arbor that I needed to cover to protect some Epi plants that were hanging from the top of the arbor. Worked for a year until the material rotted. I was finally going to bust the bank and buy a shade cloth and then decided to move all the Epis to my mini-pergola which gets mostly bright shade all day.

Trish - Great info about the various types of tomatoes. Much I didn't know. Thanks!

Dave - Could you provide a link to what the fogger looks like? A Toro?

I am still confused about the conduit pipe that you used with the fogger. What was it used for? Perhaps a photo to show how it was rigged up, please! A fogger system is something I've been looking to add to my propagation area, but didn't know which one to consider and what would be the best way to set it up. I am such a visual person, that I have no idea how it's done unless I see photos or video. I do have a drip/sprinkler irrigation system around my backyard garden beds. And I know what you are talking about when you say 1/2" tubing. But you lost me on all the rest.....

Thanks!

~Becky~
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 2, 2014 4:06 PM CST

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Hi Becky,

Thanks for writing and asking for more details. I should have linked to this earlier but it slipped my mind. Here's the original thread:

The thread "Automatic valves for misting systems" in Greenhouses forum

Scroll down to near the end and you'll see my post where I show photos of the setup along with all the part numbers that I bought. Post your feedback about the misting system to that thread, please!! Smiling
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 2, 2014 8:14 PM CST
Thanks, Dave!

Will head over to that thread! Thumbs up
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 3, 2014 1:42 PM CST
I was so interested in the mister/fogger discussion that I forgot to wish Dave and the folks here at ATP a Happy 3rd Anniversary! Hurray!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden

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