Tuesday, July 17, 2007
attack of the baobab!
baby bok choy?
naomi brought home some baby boks from the grocery store. When she was all done, I stuck the naked stems in the soil and they started growing like crazy.
I have always saved my beet tops, carrot tops, and other tops, however I could never find room for transporting the nubs from a water tray to soil.
Here is a great video about growing a free garden.
I haven't been updating in a while because I assumed the growing season was over. I was disappointed with the idea that Ryan and I planted too late in the season. The days have started to near the unbearably-hot mark and I reasoned with myself that the tomatoes will have to wait one year of maturity before fuition.
I was ready to throw in my towel, throw the spade in the pail, dump the dirt, scratch the patch so to speak.
But I put my berries in my butter too soon. The unbearable heat has taken control over the caterpillars. They have virtually disappeared and my plants are looking very happy. Take a look for yourself:
With no more caterpillars, my mint has been able to build up their chlorophyll carrying canopies!
Look at this terrific tear-drop tomato! These are yellow tomatoes- excess sprouts from Elliot Fong.
Here is a nice round baby cherry tomato.
Though the catapillars are gone, it seems I have a new enemy.
Can you see the little ants? They were congregating near my cucumbers after watering. I moved the cucumber container and recoiled in horror. This is what I saw:
That, if you can't tell, is a shitload of ants. They had taken residence in my poppy pot. Here is a close-up:
I wouldn't mind the ants so much if they didn't come inside my home to raid the honey pot and trash cans.
And for you observant readers, I did re-arrange my garden. :)
Also in other news, Ryan and I have been very busy scouting the surrounding area for free edible delectables you can pick yourself. So far we have found figs, blackberries, mint, basil, oranges, lemons, peaches, thyme, and much more. Ryan is in the process of creating a google map.