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  • The sacrifices we make

    This used to be a home office.....now it ain't!!

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    Wish List - Any LSU fig

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    OH DANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My wife is super awesome and lets me do about anything I want.... but on that, she would flip out.

    I like it though... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      That truly is a sacrifice.. But for us it just shows dedication.
      Zone 6a Orange County NY

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      • #4
        Dedication. Absolutely!
        Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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        • #5
          Love it.
          Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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          • #6
            That's funny right there. Feds come knocking for weed and its figs lol

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            • #7
              When I used to have a coral farm in my basement, my water and energy use were off the chart. "This is before they legalized weed here"

              Anyway, I had the DEA here. ... TWICE!

              I guess that they figured I would be relaxed and easy to catch if they showed up two weeks later.

              The whole block surrounded, ghetto bird and all.

              It was actually quite funny. Especially when they realized it really is corals.

              Dumb ass' .... all they had to do is look in a window a see 18,000 watts of metal halides over aquariums.
              Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

              “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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              • #8
                Scott, I was thinking the same thing about my wife. Love the story about the corals, that's a lot of wattage.
                Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                • COGardener
                  COGardener commented
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                  Most of it was 1000 watt metal halides, it adds up fast.

                  Our electric bill was usually around $600 a month.

              • #9
                Love it ?
                newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                • #10
                  You need to build a greenhouse for your home office now. 😉
                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                  1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by newnandawg View Post
                    Love it ?

                    Mike was that to me? If so....I love the chaos....the way passion for a hobby takes over and makes the insane seem sane........been there done that and not looking back My propagation room was in the house just like Dkirktexas but now I am in the process of building an outside propagation room which will be much more convenient.
                    Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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                    • #12
                      WillsC, no that ? should not have been there. Sorry. LOL
                      newnandawg 7b Newnan, GA

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                      • #13
                        That is a 'great room' my friend!
                        Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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                        • #14
                          Don't need a greenhouse, got an office, LOL
                          Don't need outside grow room, got an office, LOL (actually I do have an outside grow area for cups, picture later)
                          Don't need the halides, got an office, LOL

                          When asked what I do in my spare time, I say "I don't have any spare time, I spend all my time in the office" with a perfectly posed straight face.
                          Wish List - Any LSU fig

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                          • #15
                            COGarnder

                            I had a Reeftank also... I never got bothered maybe I was lucky
                            Zone 6a Orange County NY

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                            • #16
                              I had a 1500 gallon (60" wide X 48" tall X 120" long) reef with another 1100+ gallons of frag tanks, two 300 gallon sumps that actually took a good amount of over flow and ended up with halides as well. Plus 100 gallon sump to recycle the skimmer, another 150 gallon sump/refugium and a 100 gallon sump for the Ca reactor discharge.

                              All that said, I used to own a saltwater store and it was the display tank. When I closed the store after the economy crashed, I moved it in a couple of days (with the help of A LOT of friends). So the house went from no fish to a giant system, the energy use dramatically increased and the utilities department turned me in.

                              I still laugh when I think about it.
                              Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                              “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                              • #17
                                *SIGH* I remember those days. I did not need to go to FA or take a 12 step program. I got married and moved into a house full of sentiMENTAL attachments (read that as borderline hoarder) and a small backyard. Reality whacked me upside the head with a 2X4. HA! I'm kidding, I already have 3X the number of trees I can realistically keep in the backyard when mature, but I did limit my new starts to one(ish) 20 gallon bin worth of figs and one for pomegranates.
                                Littleton, CO (zone 5b) - In Containers
                                N.E. of Austin, TX (zone 8b)- In Ground.

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                                • #18
                                  Your room reminds me of one of my rooms when i obsessed over growing and propagating african violets a few years back.

                                  Back to figs. Here is a pic of a few cuttings my favorite grandson and i stuck yesterday. Click image for larger version

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                                  Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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