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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

gardening, spy cam, bb

we got 3 inches of rain this last weekend and
two weeks before that we got 2.5 inches of rain
had just fertilized my garden with an organic fertilizer just
before the rain
all my crops have taken off
was gone for 4 days and when i came back it looked like a
different garden

my onions are starting to fall over which mean they are ready
to be picked
i pull them out and let them dry for a few days then store them
in my garage hanging in panty hose
yes panty hose
i get the cheapest brand i can find
place the onion in the panty hose tie a knot then place another
one in tie a knot etc
these are then stored hanging from the rafters until we need them
they usually last into the winter time

our potatoes are just now starting to end their growth
when they die down will dig them up and store them in
boxes in a dark closet until we need them
they usually last until the mid winter

as we enter the hot weather of central texas i plant things that
can survive the heat
i oversow some of the beds with blackeyed peas
it provides peas to eat and the plants also repace the nitrogen into
the soil

also plant malabar spinach which grows on a vine and the hotter
it is the better it grows
we eat it like you would spinach

we have arugula that grows through the summer and does well
we keep it trimmed down
we have arugula all summer long

will plant amaranth to use in salads
its a weed and is edible

will try planting lambs ear which is edible and
is used in salads

some of these are considered weeds but they are
edible and nutritious

have planted pursalane also in the garden
its known as the dolly parton plant-not because of big
blooms but because it flowers open up 9-5
it grows well in the heat
we pick it and eat it in salads

as the weather heats up the winter/spring spinach and lettuce
bolts and goes to seeds so these plants replace them in our salads

my cucumbers-plant armenian ones as they are more
productive-are just now starting to take off
should have a good crop this year

my okra are just now starting to grow and produce
they get larger and more productive as they weather
gets hotter

so there are veggies that do good in the summer heat as
most veggies shut down at that time

well in austin they are putting spy cams up on the infamous
street (no not 6th st) that is well known for drugs and prostitution
to keep an eye on the area

the area is video cameraed 24/7 so it can be used to track
suspects or review later for evidence
the police might just try using some of that money to patrol
the area 24/7
that might work well also

thunder lost their thunder at the end
mavs win
dirks year this year

heat tonight
thinks its their year
bulls need more than one option

the organicgreen doctor


  1. "Are grubs & slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices of cucumbers in a small pie tin & your garden will be free of pest all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminium and give off a scent undetectable to humans and drive garden pest crazy and make them flee the area....."
    I saw this and thought of you. Let me know if it works.All I have is a mater plant in a pot.
    Jim and Judy
    PS along with maters and taters, it is okrie.

  2. jnj
    have never tried it
    will try it when my cucumbers
    start producing