Fall has come and the saffron I'd pulled from the garden and put in a plastic bag (and the forgot about) has decided it doesn't care if there's dirt or not. It's sprouting anyway which means I'd better find some dirt pronto to keep my babies going.
It's been a long time since the last post so here's what's gone on since then.
Moved cities and moved from a house to an apartment. This of course means my dirt area has shrunk to nothing. I've also lost 2 cats. Changed jobs but same field.
On the plus side my wife and I have been learning Japanese and are having a good time with it. Still not too good with the kanji though. Lots to learn. Hoping to visit Japan soon to see how well we really can hold our own in a conversation where we can't just hop to English if needed.
In the mean time I hope to get a pretty garden going soon and back to regular posts.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
It's also easy to see why some people like to make cartoon characters from them. It's easy to see how someone can see a face with green hair sticking up out of it. I'm going to try something similar myself but with a slight twist. Hopefully I'll get it up soon.
In the mean time I'll be on the lookout for this veggie in stores. Who knows, maybe it will just appear one day.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
This little guy was especially interesting since it didn't know what kind of leaf it wanted to put out. In the end it decided to combine a scale with a shoot and it curled around like so. We really should have planted more this year but what we do have is growing nicely and we've gotten some tomatoes from what planted itself from last year's dropped fruits. I believe we have more borage than we can use and not enough onion. I'll have to prep the bed better this year for the winter onion crop.
Still hoping for more rain although the lakes around here are groaning from the abundance of water and those in low areas are cursing me for even thinking it. Still that's one reason I bought a house so high up on a hill.