University of Guelph, Ontario online horticulture certificate course

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You're not trying these

You're not trying these outside, Beth?

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Hi Peat,   I knew you must

Hi Peat,

  I knew you must have an engineering background!  By the way, the flora formulation has worked great for the tomato plants.  My problem was letting them get too big before cutting them back.  I have huge, healthy plants - just no blooms.  Lots of suckers with buds, though.  I believe this will be a very successful project for the fall.  I hope everyone stays around for round two!

Beth

 

 

 

 

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I do find this truly amazing!
I do find this truly amazing!
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Also engineering - computer

Also engineering - computer programming myself, but as applied to integrated circuit design, etc., in my early career. More tilted toward science and education and commercial web these days. I've always been into art and music, too, though.

Yes, definitely - appreciation of a nifty device. Also in gardeners, I think there's a wish for faster / less at the mercy of the weather and bugs / less limited by living situation.

I know long before I saw an Aerogarden on Amazon, I'd seen Biosphere2 and the Epcot aeroponics gardens, and thought, Cool!!! I wish I could have that!!!

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Hi All,   Well, that is

Hi All,

  Well, that is interesting.  More than a few of us have exposure to engineering.  It can't just be an attraction to gardening - could it be an appreciation of a really cool growing machine?  Any ideas? 

  Oh, so you'll understand when it hurt my head during the landscape design class when I had to deal with rhythm and flow (what??) but could deal with function and repetition?

  The soil class is supposed to be very challenging and is only offered in summer.  I will be busy.  I know U of Guelph is very well respected - I just wish I could visit the campus.  Mary - have you been there?

Beth

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey Beth, I was down the road

Hey Beth,

I was down the road a bit at University of Waterloo for Engineering many moons ago. 

One of my housemate's father is / was a prof at Guelph and Guelph has a very good repuation for agriculture.

Have fun with your course. 

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Wow Beth!  You go girl!    

Wow Beth!  You go girl!     I'll sure be watching for all your words of wisdom 

 

 

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Hey Beth! Thats so awesome!

Hey Beth!

Thats so awesome! I went to Engineering School at Columbia U here in NYC and while I appreciate a straight line as much as the next girl, I do sooooo enjoy coloring outside of them! LOL!

 

Please share what you learn in your course, as I will be living vicariously through you and hanging on your every gardening word.

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Very cool, Beth!
Very cool, Beth!

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Cool, also an engineer

Cool, also an engineer here.

 

Question about strawberry with hydroponics and artificial lights for your prof.

How long can these be productive?  Do you need to winter them like those in the ground?  Or can they just keep producing as long as the conditions are keep to summer like conditions?

 

Thanks in advance. :)

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