Capillary capability of clay pellets?

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Capillary capability of clay pellets?

Hi All,

  Setting up the small hydro  (hydrofarm emily's garden) I noticed there is a big distance between where I'll be planting the seedling and the nutrient solution (about 5" between where I'll put the rockwool cube and nute soulution).  Can I reasonably expect the clay pellets to draw up nutrient solution that far?  It seems like a long distance.  Help please???

 

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Hi, Beth, Sorry to hear that

Hi, Beth,

Sorry to hear that re Jean Auel's latest. Tho... not really surprised. They used to be good. Now she needs a stronger editor. A couple of Gabaldon's books need a stronger editor, too, but at least she learned from that, mostly.

The only thing I remember about Plains of Passage is that mammoth rut is called must... That part was kinda gross, actually.

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Hi Gisette, Well, I read the

Hi Gisette,

Well, I read the Jean Auel book and .... it was awful .  No loose ends tied up, lots of repetition and ended up not liking Ayla or Jondilar very much.  Did you read it?  I had skipped plains of passage to get to the last one.  I'm going to finish that and put them all away.... I'll try the outlander book.

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P.S. Have you ever read Diana

P.S. Have you ever read Diana Gabaldon's books - Outlander, etc? A lot of the stuff I loved in Jean Auel's books (the plants, medicines, etc.) are there in Gabaldon's books, too. She's a really deep researcher for her historical fiction, and gets curious about the same weird little details that I get curious about - and then drags them into her stories. Like what the gay nightlife scene was like in London ~1750. How to make ether in your home, and why it's a really bad idea. Home-made penicillin. All kinds of little details.

Though she too can ramble on in the later books. The danger of being a successful author - editors don't get as pushy about the natural tendency to digress.

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Oh, I loved Jean Auel's

Oh, I loved Jean Auel's books, too! And looking forward to the latest in March, though she does ramble a bit these days.

Guess I never tried very hard to get a rise out of the CT librarians. All my interlibrary loans up here have been technical or academic. And if you get obscure enough, they don't realize how dubious the subject is.

Yeah, wrote a novel, unpublished. Only ever published short fiction. Though I've written novel-length (serial-length...) fanfiction. But we'll keep those identities separate in public. Fanfiction can be pretty off-color. I'd like to try my hand at publishable fiction again. Facing the Empty Nest soon... My daughter's finishing high school this semester. Writing for real instead of in someone else's universe, would be a good empty nest project.

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Food in History looks

Food in History looks interesting.  I must be getting old because Sex in History doesn't sound interesting.  I have no idea what medieval mathemagical systems are!  Speaking of books, have you ever read Jean Auel? "Clan of the Cave Bear"?  I read that book in my teens, picked up the rest of the series a few years ago and am thrilled she is publishing the last book in March. Lots of references to medicinal plants (and sex, too).  I'd love to know how you tried to get a rise out of the CT librarians!  Did you ever write a novel??

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I was on a roll for a while

I was on a roll for a while researching the Knights Templar, pre-Christian European religions, and medieval mathemagical systems. Oh - and I special-ordered Sex in History, because I so vastly enjoyed the same author's Food in History. The Bible Belt librarians were not entirely comfortable, but they got me the books.

FWIW, my 2 favorite weird history books are Food in History, and Plagues and Peoples. Sex in History wasn't nearly as interesting as Food in History. I'm not sure whether that's more a comment on the subject matter or on me.

Never managed to get a rise out of a librarian here in CT, alas.

Edit: added links to those favorite books.

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OK, I'll bite.  Exactly what

OK, I'll bite.  Exactly what type of books were you ordering??  I do love the library and the statewide loan system

 

 

 

 

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I bet I could get it through

I bet I could get it through inter-library loan. If the librarians look at you funny, just tell them you're doing research for a novel. They like that. When I lived in Dallas, the local branch librarians were much concerned by some of the books I'd order...

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Or not   - suppose that would

Or not   - suppose that would be frowned upon..

 

 

 

 

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No, but I wonder if the

No, but I wonder if the library has any books on hydroponics - especially growing that certain plant?  That would be fun...

 

 

 

 

 

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