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tracy_j

@Ellora I think the best thing you could do is find someone locally who is doing what you want to do and see how they are doing. What vegetables and fruit are they growing? At least Google it to get an idea. The temperatures you have are a good 10 degrees higher than ours day or night so it's difficult for me to know. Covering things is about limiting the temperature variation to some extent as well as protecting from very low temperatures, but you don't appear to have them. It is an issue here to keep a greenhouse cool enough in the summer sun so I wonder how things are done there. It would probably be very easy to get a tropical climate. Quite a few of my vegetables are noted as being cold season or colder climate so probably wouldn't do well at all where you are. Others which don't grow brilliantly here outside a greenhouse (for example peppers) I suspect would do very well with growing from seed with some protection for the seedlings before planting out. I usually end up with trays of seedlings in the house toward spring waiting to be planted out in the greenhouse as it is not heated, but the house is nice and warm for them. Another important point is that for good growth most plants like lots of water. It is worth thinking about that when deciding what to grow. I love it that I can ignore my cacti growing outside in the summer but it can be a chore at times keeping a close eye on the tomatoes in the greenhouse as they dry out in an instant.

 

Tracy

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Kirsten
On 8/9/2019 at 7:15 PM, Ellora said:

, I was eating mixed vegetables and sweet peas, but read an article on starchy vegetables, and how they can be higher in carb scale and calories.

This is somewhat true, but the excess fiber in them negates the effects of carbs. Well assuming you aren’t eating 183647 pounds of root veggies (carrots potatoes beets radishes etc...) So don’t worry too much about bad effects from excess carbs from veggies. 

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SaraAW

I think the ones you may want to moderate are the ones with the word sweet in them like corn, especially if you have issues controlling sugar. Pumpkins and parsnips also have a GI - glycemic index.  

 

Like Kirsten has said, in most cases though, the fiber in the veg helps to really offset this. If you process these, it reduces the fiber quality and it’s offsetting benefits. So don’t avoid, but moderate consumption, is always a safe bet. 

 

* hugs *

 

Sara

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Ellora

@tracy_j most of the crops grown in San Diego are grown a little north and along the coastline, like in Delmar and Encinitas. I’ll figure it out. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Ellora
5 hours ago, Kirsten said:

This is somewhat true, but the excess fiber in them negates the effects of carbs. Well assuming you aren’t eating 183647 pounds of root veggies (carrots potatoes beets radishes etc...) So don’t worry too much about bad effects from excess carbs from veggies. 

After losing the weight that was bugging me, I’m going to keep to the low starchy stuff, thanks for the info tho! 

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Ellora
Just now, SaraAW said:

I think the ones you may want to moderate are the ones with the word sweet in them like corn, especially if you have issues controlling sugar. Pumpkins and parsnips also have a GI - glycemic index.  

 

Like Kirsten has said, in most cases though, the fiber in the veg helps to really offset this. If you process these, it reduces the fiber quality and it’s offsetting benefits. So don’t avoid, but moderate consumption, is always a safe bet. 

 

* hugs *

 

Sara

That’s true, I might start mixing it up again once my triglyceride count is back down.  Thanks for your help and suggestions ! 

 

=Hugs =

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Debra Michelle

I seen the cancer specialist this morning,surgery date is on the 12th.He was glad to hear I caught it early.Got back chewing out one of my tow truck drivers,burned up a new clutch in one tow truck of ours.I put it in 2 weeks ago

 

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Willow

Hi everyone,

 

It's been a busy summer for me.  Both Granddaughters spent time with us (separately so that they had 100% of our attention and to give them a break from each other.  Our oldest made Varsity Cheerleader as a sophomore.  She is also on a competitive co-ed cheer team and will be competing at a number of events that could lead to the national championships.  Her younger sister is into dance, and has been doing hip-hop for a few years now and is adding ballet this year.  She will also be trying out for middle school cheer squad when school starts.

 

We bought another sailboat but are having problems with the state getting it registered.  And we've got a line on what could be our third sailboat.  An 18 footer, a 32 footer both sloops and this next one would be a 41 foot ketch.  I am anxious to learn the fate of the 32 foot as it needs work but I don't want to spend time or money on it if I am going to sell it for scrap.  (scrap value is more than I paid for it so no loss)  The smallest one is for sale.  

 

We leave the east coast on Thursday for a week on the west coast.  Going to Portland to see our son and his wife.  And finally we will be spending several days with friends over Labor Day.

 

@Ellora that's a long trip for 5 year olds, England to San Diego.  No wonder they can't figure out why the sun is messed up.  Enjoy them every minute you can.  They don't stay little for long.

 

@Debra Michelle congratulations!

 

Willow

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Jani

@Debra Michelle I'm kinda surprised your surgery date is so far out.  When my spouse had it the surgery was scheduled within a week.  I know the surgeon moved the R schedule around somewhat to minimize the wait.  But I'm happy to read you are on track.  Sorry about the clutch.  Sounds like the driver is a klutz!

 

 

 

 

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Jani

Gee @Willow another boat!  Sounds like fun.  I hope the issue you're having is resolved easily.

 

Cheers! Jani

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Ellora

@Willow, oh ya, it definitely is a long plane ride for the, for sure. I went last year to help with the trip, unfortunately my dad wasn’t doing well enough this year, so I stayed home this time. They finally woke up at 7 instead of 6 am today. The extra hour of sleep sure makes a difference, 😂. Congrats on getting another boat, I hope the red tape works out., have fun sailing! 

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Ellora

Good morning! Working on my first cup o coffee, and breakfast. I got better sleep, but had some weird dreams, some good some weird, some ok. I had to force myself to wake up after I got tired of the bad dream. 

It supposed to reach 98 degrees outside today around the east county, glad there isn’t ac over here. Apparently it’s foggy where I live on the coast, and it’s supposed to be around 88 degrees there, oh joy...I don’t have ac at my place, but that’s ok, it’s a fair trade off , living so close to SD Bay, and Balboa Park. 

The twins are playing with the legos, peacefully, so that’s a bonus 😂. I will be taking them to the indoor mall, then to see Toy Story 4 later, that will be fun 😊

 

 

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Jani

Interesting that we're in the midst of August and the temps here are going to be in the mid 70's for rest of week.  Typically it should be high 80's- 90's.  Odd.

 

Have fun at the movie Ellora!

Jani 

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Ellora
33 minutes ago, Jani said:

be in the mid 70's for rest of week.  Typically it should be high 80's- 90's.  Odd.

Global warming is messing everything up. 

 

Thanks , this will be our first movie trip, the first one they went on was with summer camp to see “The Secret life of Pets 2,”

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Debra Michelle

My grandfather had me come over and I knew what it was about.Handed me the keys and title to his 1977 Dodge Ramcharger and 1985 Dodge Ramcharger.Had  to give up driving,eye sight going away.It was tough for him,knows his 1977 Dodge Ramcharger and 1985 Dodge Ramcharger are in good hands.

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Charlize

Hopefully you have a good garage for two great old vintage cars.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Debra Michelle
Just now, Charlize said:

Hopefully you have a good garage for two great old vintage cars.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

I do,they do bring back tons of memories.One time was when we went deer hunting.Did use the 1985 Dodge Ramcharger,put in an 8 point I shot in the back of it.I was 13 at the time,mom took a picture of me beside of this 8 point in the back of the 1985 Dodge Ramcharger still.My grandfather does love and accept me as his granddaughter.

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Ellora

Toy Story 4 is Hilarious!!! 😂 😂 😂. I totally recommend ️ The final Toy Story movie! 

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Ellora

Early to bed, early to rise equals. wow it's quiet and dark out there lol.

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Kirsten
8 hours ago, Ellora said:

Toy Story 4 is Hilarious!!! 😂 😂 😂. I totally recommend ️ The final Toy Story movie! 

I thought so too. I cried for the last 10 mins though. My wife and son had a blast laughing at me tho. 😭😂😂

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Charlize

It's a great deal brighter on the East Coast.  Hot, extremely humid forecast, ugh.  This morning is delightfully cool however.

9 hours ago, Debra Michelle said:

My grandfather does love and accept me as his granddaughter.

That's wonderful!  I would certainly accept my grandkids if they transitioned.  Hopefully one of them will have the 52 chevy flat bed when i can't drive or i'm gone.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Ellora
5 minutes ago, Charlize said:

It's a great deal brighter on the East Coast.  Hot, extremely humid forecast, ugh.  This morning is delightfully cool however.

The sun is starting to wake up over here, it's nice and cool, and looks like it's a little foggy near the downtown area. Still quiet tho

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KymmieL

Temps have been about normal here for July- Aug. About this time of the month It usually starts cooling ever so slightly. So the kids don't roast when they get back to school. Today it is supposed to be around 80.

 

waiting on my cup of Joe. Had a nice shower earlier. complete shave. put my hair up in a pony tail. Only time it doesn't curl is when I put it up. I know some girls would die to have my naturally curly hair.

Been wearing polish on my fingernails for about a month. Only positive comments from the ladies. A few looks but other wise good. I will be keeping them polished more of the time from now on.

 

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Kymmie

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tracy_j

Just having my usual glance before breakfast. It looks cool out again today. I think we have maybe seen the last of the high heat of the summer. It is getting autumnal now although a while to go yet so there should be other hot days. My fish and chip lunch today so I hope the weather holds for a walk through the woods and fields on the way.

 

Enjoy your day everyone

 

Tracy

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Ellora

Good early morning, I fell asleep early, so of course I woke up super early. I’ve been up since 230am ish, and it’s now 430 am ish. Happy it’s friday. It is movie night at my sons place. We will be watching Avengers: Endgame, on his roof top! He has a cool set up with a portable fire pit, out door couch, and a huge movie screen to watch it on. Fun times! 

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