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re: Anyone ever planted pumpkins? - Dusty Bottoms
Plant the seed 1/2 inch deep end of July and forget it. They are no maintenance. I've never fertilized mine, and they do fine. Wife likes to put pinestraw under the pumpkins to keep them off the wet ground, but even that is not necessary. Just be aware, if you have deer in the area, they will wi...
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re: How about them gardens? - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]When do you pick? [/quote] Sweet corn has a short window of just a few days when it is ideal for picking. Be sure to test a few ears every day once the tassels begin turning brown. It is better to err on the early side than late, especially if you are freezing many of the ears. If you m...
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re: Thinking about growing a lemon tree - Dusty Bottoms
Find a good healthy Meyer lemon tree from your local nursery. You can still plant - just keep it watered until established. I am a couple hours north of you and planted mine on the north side of the house in a bed next to the house. Still, I have to cover it and use lamps underneath the tarp to k...
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re: What zero turn do I need? - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]What about Bad boys? Anyone have one? [/quote] I have a Bad Boy 60" with a 30hp Kohler engine that I mow my 15 acres with weekly (takes about 6 hours). It's a 2009 model and has nearly 1,000 hours on it. The thing has taken a beating over 6 mowing seasons, but I've never had any major pro...
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re: ROTH Income Limits, Recharacterizing, Back Door - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]I really dont understand why the limit is so low. its meant to keep millionaires from abusing the roth, but you arent a millionaire making less than 200 a year.[/quote] The irony is that HCE limitations for 401k contributions further exacerbates the problem. Can't fully contribute to 401k...
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re: ROTH Income Limits, Recharacterizing, Back Door - Dusty Bottoms
Totally agree. Just my opinion, obviously, but if the phaseout is in play, save yourself the headache and wait until you calculate your actual AGI. Then fund your Roth as much as possible and put the remainder in your 401k or employer provided retirement account, or regular IRA if already maxing 4...
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re: ROTH Income Limits, Recharacterizing, Back Door - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]Last resort if required by unknown pitfall I could just keep the money aside until I'm sure one way or another so I can complete the backdoor ROTH in a less confusing manner.[/quote] I've experienced firsthand how difficult it is to estimate AGI when around the phaseout, especially when bo...
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re: College Softball Rankings - LSU drops to 3 in USA Today poll - Dusty Bottoms
Surprised we sit behind UF after taking 2 of 3 from them at their place. That being said, the losses to UK and then MSU last week are head-scratchers....
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re: Weber Grills worth double the price or no??? - Dusty Bottoms
Been using my Weber Genesis since 1997. Still going strong....
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re: DJ LeMahieu killing it in Denver! - Dusty Bottoms
Never know. It's not uncommon for a hot start to translate into a hot season and for a player to break out of the box they've been in for years. Not to compare Aaron Hill to DJ as players at all, but Aaron's breakout occurred after a similar hot start....
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re: Hot water heater help - Dusty Bottoms
Propane tank or natural gas? I had this problem repeatedly last winter and thought it was the thermocouple, but it has not happened again since we had our tanks refilled, so could have been low pressure....
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re: Satsuma Trees - Dusty Bottoms
Just make sure it buds out above the graft. If it only comes back below the graft, you will not have satsumas or lemons. The rootstock is not the type of fruit tree you are trying to grow....
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re: Anyone else having problems SECN+ - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]not for much longer though[/quote] Have they announced a date yet?...
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re: How early should students get there tonight? - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]I kind of want a seat towards the front so I was thinking like 4 or 4:30.[/quote] :lol:...
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re: Let's talk income redistribution - True or False - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]I was going to say that it was going to cause severe inflation and make everyone poor that way but it seems that it would just make every one lower middle class [/quote] Severe deflation in the US and severe inflation in 3rd world countries....
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re: Side jobs for extra $$$$ - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]Officiate a sport you like.[/quote] $25-40/hour...
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re: Home/Away Series - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]Don't see why we always go to their place first.[/quote] Exactly the point I came to make. Poor negotiating on our part....
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re: Odell Beckham named to Pro Bowl - Dusty Bottoms
Well-deserved!...
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re: Should I diversify my mutual funds? - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]But still, look into VGENX! [/quote] Good fund, but in OP's situation...just starting out and building a foundation, I would not focus on one sector. Ten years from now when he has a solid base, maybe so....
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re: Should I diversify my mutual funds? - Dusty Bottoms
[quote]I wouldn't keep contributing exclusively to a growth fund. So in a word, yes, diversify. I'd look at an index fund such as Vanguard Total Stock or S&P 500. [/quote] What??? Lifestrategy fund is comprised of 57% total stock market, 23% total int'l stock market and 16% total bond market a...
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