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October 10, 2016

Seeds are planted

Filed under: Garden — work in progress @ 5:00 am

Me and mom started to plan some seeds for the fall garden. This after me and family friend dumped some wood bark, vermiculite and peat into 1 garden and then on the other garden, it was just plain compost and vermiculite. Will do a project to see which garden does best. I see many a spider web but no spiders along with lizards. From the readings, there must be a balance between insects, the food and your tolerance. I like to think I have a high tolerance for pain and other things. So I usually leave the webs alone and the cats get the lizards. I have saved some and lost others. Right now, my little female is gone dormant, for now. I have some starter plants and will try to get them planted tonite. The nights are cooler now so I don’t think the plants will heat up as bad in the day. Will shall see.

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September 27, 2016

Connections

Filed under: Garden, randomness — work in progress @ 7:24 am

There are groups of trees or similar types connected by roots or other types of biological methods.  I have also seen plant roots be noncompetitive with their own kind.  My trees were planted on the edge of the land. I wonder if they have been cooperating. I have seen them take more limbs and become taller. The wind storms tried to uproot some of them but I trimmed and pruned to let the air through their arms. In doing this I have become stronger and more adapt outdoors. I walk around them and see them, touch their bark and care for them. Does the ground connect us now or am I able to hear them talk as the wind blows the leaves, rustling, rushing, breathing. Their roots move slowly through the clay, breaking it.  Ultra, ultra low frequency must be occurring in the ground traveling to my feet as a reach for them, guiding my hand.

January 8, 2014

Mulche, mulche

Filed under: Garden — work in progress @ 9:39 am

Thanks to my instructor, I have found a place that distributes free mulch for the taking.  Close to work and full Mexicans, I feel at home. I have done 3 loads so far and the old lady is happy.  I don’t know how long it will take to alter the soil in the back.

My compost is getting full of just fruit, vegetables, paper, bark, leaves and insects.  Its moist again.  I will probably try to add some earthworms soon. Its for the best. Just have to keep at it. Over and over, again and again.

June 9, 2012

Mesquite trees, plants and herbs

Filed under: Garden, Observations — work in progress @ 8:54 pm

My mesquite trees are now expanding and appear to be on the edge of uncontrollable.  Front tree is bulging out and needs to be trimmed again. I wanted it top heavy but maybe tall. I have to work on it. My back  trees need to be pruned. One is now to heavy to the side and leaning. Kinda of worried but its nature. The gardens are cycling through there course and while 1 is in twilight, the next middle aged, youngest one is exploding.  Strange how life is displayed in the 3 gardens.  I know nothing is forever and they have provided but they  are not immortal. I remember Carl Sagans’ Cosmos quote about how early astronomers believed the stars to be forever.  Cycles.  For every ending is a beginning so maybe there is no line but a being.  I am sure security forces touched on this when they scream, “We don not die, we regroup in Hell.”  The herbs living in the container are having a hard time getting established. Trying different methods to get them to propregrate and live.  Some have the will and some dont.  Accept it.

June 2, 2011

Gardens

Filed under: Garden, Observations — work in progress @ 8:43 am

Although my knee is out i am still going out to the gardens. Setup 2 new ones around the backyard.  Tomatoes are coming in strong. Did a map to start doing some drip irrigation.   Now have to get some copies started on paper to plan the pipes.  Otherwise its been nice here with some low temps  compared to years past.  Didn’t know abou the red peppers till it was almost too late.  They were hot and bright red.  Then the green onions came in. Had some for dinner with chicken. Nice.

February 12, 2011

Earthworms

Filed under: Garden — work in progress @ 4:33 am

I bought some earthworms today. The sales clerk was very nice and gave me a good batch. From what I have read is they sell them by the weight and these guys looked pretty good sized and active.  I watered the compost pile setup for the garden.  There have been flies coming out and I hope the earthworms do what they do best.  Make good soil, eat the mosquito eggs and breed.  I have it covered up with hay and its 3 bales of hay to form a square with the back wall.

From my research, it says that the optimum temperature is right now till maybe April.  When its gets to be hot, I’ll try to get it covered and water every other day.  Not worried about food for now because there is enough leftovers in the house.  Worried about the cats though getting the idea its a drop off box.  But so far they are not too interested in it.  When there is enought of a population of earthworms I will transfer some to the garden and potted plants. Its the plan anyway.

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