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Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:30 PM

got a pretty cool opportunity that I am about to embark on

Joe Lamp'l (Growing a Greener World, Joe Gardener) is going to work with me on a new on-line course as part of his gardening school - Growing Epic Tomatoes. The pressure is on - he will be making 3-4 trips to film pretty much everything I do, from planning to seed starting, transplanting, straw bales, containers, up through harvest, tasting, seed saving, etc....

So - I am finally going to have to practice what I preach (and hope that it all goes well!)

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Reply got a pretty cool opportunity that I am about to embark on (Original post)
NewHendoLib Mar 2021 OP
soothsayer Mar 2021 #1
cilla4progress Mar 2021 #2
Phoenix61 Mar 2021 #3
NewHendoLib Mar 2021 #4
Phoenix61 Mar 2021 #8
applegrove Mar 2021 #5
WA-03 Democrat Mar 2021 #6
brer cat Mar 2021 #7
dweller Mar 2021 #9
NewHendoLib Mar 2021 #10
NewHendoLib Mar 2021 #11
dweller Mar 2021 #14
alwaysinasnit Mar 2021 #12
niyad Mar 2021 #13
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #15
Progressive Jones Mar 2021 #16
tblue37 Mar 2021 #17
calimary Mar 2021 #18
UserNotFound Mar 2021 #19

Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:31 PM

1. Wow that's so cool!

Iím sure it will go great if the weather cooperates

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:32 PM

2. Good luck!

👍

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:34 PM

3. How exciting! I grew stuff from seeds for the

first time. Lots to learn but at least my yellow pear tomatoes look like theyíre going to make it.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:38 PM

4. gardening kept me sane during COVID

there's always something new to learn. that there are no guarantees can either make one a gardener for life, or drive one over the bend! As a 40 year gardener, I think it is now pretty much part of me!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:48 PM

8. I just started 4 years ago with 5 blueberry bushes.

Since then Iíve added, 6 blackberry bushes, a flame grapefruit tree, a satsuma orange tree, a fig tree, two loquat trees, two pear trees and an herb garden. Iíve got enough room left to do some veggies and assorted flowers for the bees and butterflies. Itís been exciting to watch it all grow. My next door neighbor knows a lot and has been a big help. Definitely has helped me stay sane not to mention the exercise factor.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:43 PM

5. That's historic!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:45 PM

6. Best of Luck!!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:45 PM

7. Well deserved recognition.

I hope it all goes well and you have very cooperative weather.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:53 PM

9. This should be like 2nd (1st) nature for you

as youíve been videoed before for PBS as nctomatoman, am I right?
I know I saw that episode but canít recall which show now ...
So you should do fine, but hereís a challenge for you ... plug DU 😁
I donít know, something simple like posing a question such as
Ď I think this growing medium is ideal for tomatoesí
and then look straight into the camera and ask Ď DU?í

Be sure to announce the time it airs, weíll be watching 😳

✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:54 PM

10. I was going to work in some of our favorite terms and messages

"don't be conservative with fertilizer"

"apply liberally"

"great to be Biden your time in the garden"

etc!!!!

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Response to dweller (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:57 PM

11. the other part....since this is going to be an on line course with

10 modules, it will be my first real chance at getting some income for what I do (book royalties are kind of a joke)....but that also conflicts me. I've given so much info away over the years that it makes me feel a bit odd to be part of a course - and since it will be Joe's game, I am kind of along for the ride (he films, markets, it is on his teaching site - I demonstrate). I am just not a very good capitalist, I am afraid!

it is also going to "put me out there" a bit more than I like - I love gardening, sharing and teaching, but am not at all fond of PR.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:24 PM

14. Kudos on the cash

Itís an opportunity so go for it, like I said, you did fine with the previous filming..
and this is a chance at teaching so enjoy that and who knows what may lay ahead...

(All ya can do is do what you must
You do what you must do and ya do it well... who said that?
oh yeah, Dylan)

Go for it, weíll be watching 👍🙏

✌🏻

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:15 PM

12. Wonderful! Please keep us updated.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:17 PM

13. How very exciting. Your book is in constant circulation at our library. Now I can tell everyone

about the podcast!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:33 PM

15. Excellent!!!

I wish you every success with this, and will be anticipating the final product! My wife grew up on a farm in WNY, and is an AVID gardener, and get pretty good results. Would LOVE to find ways to get better results!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:35 PM

16. Go For It !!! nt

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:45 PM

17. That's great!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 12:03 AM

18. Oh EXCELLENT!

I am deeply into gardening, and am luxuriating in it now that the big freeze is over and most of the tree wreckage is being cleared away. It's incredibly therapeutic, and the results are just a whole buncha SPLENDID! I'm OD'ing on daffodils this season, but I want a thicket of them!

Basically the whole thing is little else but an ongoing "what happens if I do THIS?" project. Just seeing what the garden's best suited for, considering amounts of sun exposure. And since the tree loss means more sun exposure, I'm going to be watching closely to see what grows, suffers, thrives... Gonna be MOST educational! And March is NOT over yet.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 05:49 AM

19. This is great news!

Reading Epic Tomatoes is what moved me away from hybrids into OP varieties. I'm part of a group that is growing out Stump of the World as a tribute to Remy this year. I look forward to seeing your series!

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