A week ago Wed. I tried to cough and thought I was gonna die, I couldn't get any air I was gasping for air, choking to death, so it was off to my regular Doc to see way I couldn't breath anymore. I went in and the first thing he wanted to do was get a chest X-Ray. That's why I hadn't gone to him sooner because I knew that was what he was going to do. You see I smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day for years and I quit when I had that first heart attack last July so I figured that my lack of air had something to do with my smoking and figured I didn't have long to live. My lungs probably looked like a fire had burned in there for 60 years. So I get the X-Ray done and he says "I'm going to compare this X-ray with the one we did a couple of years ago." I'm thinking,shit he found something so it's time to hit the liquor store when I leave here. I haven't had a drink in 20 years but I was fixing to tie one on after this. He starts to compare this one to that one and pointing out things and with each thing he points out I'm thinking this is the one, he gets to the dark round thing up at the top of my lungs and its the last damn thing he has to point out, I'm starting to get a little uneasy feeling going on and he says to me every thing looks normal here so its not your lungs they look good nothing has changed. I wanted to slap the ever loving crap out of that man. Why couldn't he had just told me that to start with instead of pointing out all this crap out on the x-ray and me waiting for him to drop the bomb on me with every thing he points to.After my head quits swimming we talk and he thinks that when I got sick back in Nov. of last year I still have some congestion that never went away down there so he puts me on a steroid inhaler to get rid of it. I now have about 3/4 of my breathing back so its working and I feel great again, thank God.
Well my hydroponic systems are doing pretty good.I've come to the conclusion that the 5 gallon bucket system is the way to go for me. The 18 gallon tote with 11 pots is doing OK but the growth is slow the tomato's are just now starting to grow in it. Its taking longer for the root system to get started than the 5 gallon buckets did by a long shot. The buckets have a drip system on them that drips around the plant as well as the plant being submerged in water with an aerator hooked up to give the water oxygen. The tote only has an aerator hooked up to give the water oxygen so there is a difference.
These plants are about 20 inches tall, when planted a couple weeks ago they were about 3 inches tall.
These plants already are trying to bloom but I keep pinching the blooms off so the plants will get bigger.
This is the roots in the 5 gallon bucket plant This hydro phonic stuff just amazes me.I don't see how a plant can grow without dirt and being in water all the time. The little brown balls are made of clay, they hold the plant up and absorb water.
These plants in the tote are about the same size as when I planted them a couple weeks ago.
They have finally gotten some roots showing in the water and starting to grow so maybe they will take off now. I have a lot to learn about this stuff.
The wife tried planting some squash seeds out in the garden and the damn squirrels were out there the next day digging the seeds up. Anybody want some squirrel stew?