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I like to think I’m kinda like Bob Villa

I used to love watching home improvement shows, specifically Bob Villas, when I was around 15 years old. I like to think that one day, maybe, all of that knowledge on how to set hardwood floors and restore joists will be of use for me.

I also like to think that I put some of my skill learned from him into identifying a problem and solving it.

The problem I have, is that I planted cucumbers in my Earth Box my dad sent me a week ago. They are doing well and had started to climb up my railing on my patio... Thats not bad, per say, but its not good either. The issue with this, is if and when I go to harvest the cucumbers, I cannot pull the box away from the railing to get better access since the railing is fixed.

My solution? Design a 'fence' and let them climb that.

I designed up a sketch at the office using PVC and chicken wire, and put it into production today. Aside from having a few (like, 5) extra parts and not enough PVC (missing a foot for a stability leg on center post), it went together really well!

Here are some pictures... its hard to tell the cucumbers up fornt from the okra in the back since they are both short... Eventually, hopefully, the difference will be made obvious.

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Look at dem der wheels!

2010 Infiniti G37 Journey Sedan

  • Color:
    • Exterior: Graphite Shadow
    • Interior: Graphite Leather / Maple Accents
  • Specifications
    • Premium Package:
      • Sunroof
      • Bose Premium Sound w/ 10 speakers (includes subs in front doors)
      • Rear Sonar System
    • Navigation Package:
      • Touch screen navigation system w/ integrated XM radio & live weather and traffic
      • Voice recognition
      • DVD playback while parked
    • Horse power: 328 @ 7000 RPM
    • Torque: 269 lb-ft  @ 5200 RPM
  • Time at #1 on dream car list: 4 years
  • Level of happiness (scaled 1 to 10):  

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Some new pictures of my patio garden

Cherry tomato close up

So, my dad is pretty cool in that he will listen to what you're saying and then quietly surprise you with some sort of gift at times that directly relate to your stories.

Well, this time, I think he misheard my stories from telling how much produce I am growing to maybe how I wish I was growing a bunch hah. I was greeted by a giant box containing an Earthbox, their site found here. I went and bought some seedlings of okra (two) and cucumbers (three) and rearranged some stuff.

Now, I've got okra, cucumbers, garlic chives (three), broccoli (two), cherry tomatoes and brandywine tomatoes. Should be a good harvest once everything is done!

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