Monday, July 26, 2010

video post

It is giving me trouble, takes 20 minutes to upload each 2-3 minute clip and i had a hard time getting it to let me place my paragraphs so the videos would be in order.  To keep the filesize well within the allotted size i had to shoot in the lowest resolution my camera had.  So forgive me the wind, my getting flustered and not-so-smooth camera handling, lol

But it was fun to play with this feature!

Tomatoes and corn


Peppers, eggplants, cole crops

Parsnips, houseplants, sweet tater......nettles!....summer squash, burdock.

Salsify, rosemary, cauliflower...- no,  brussels sprouts, beans, rutabagas, beets n' carrots....

Cukes, havahart trap, winter squashes....



The rest of the yard, asparagus, Jerusalem Artichokes, berries and grapes, dirt...

So that is that.

I'll probably try it again later this summer and see if i do better. 
Oh and the blue thumb, that is the remains of a manicure my oldest daughter did for me for 4th of July.  My nails were a mix of blue, red and white. Only my thumbs still have paint on them. lol


They have 4 days to ripen if i am going to meet my goal of garden tomatoes before August.
I have never written it down anyplace that i can remember but i don't know for sure when tomato season usually starts.

A lot of them are getting pretty big but no obvious ripening yet.

I tamed the Birdhouse gourd yesterday. I had been pulling at it and trying to redirect the way it grew, but it was going where it wanted anyway.  So i got the big kitchen scissors out. Anything going toward the center of the garden was removed.  I discovered a few little watermelon fruits were hiding under all those leaves.  Some are oval and plenty that are perfectly round.
The gourd was also crawling over my rosemary plot and the two strawberries from seed that made it (those are looking good actually)  and the Shiso plant.
I'll have to look back at my seed list to remind myself of which plants are watermelon, and which are cantaloupe type, also which ones the oval ones belong to.  I know Pony Yellow is a round type, but that is as much as i am sure of.

I also toned down hubby's pumpkin. It was getting impossible to get past it in the row and it was encroaching on my onions.  I also had to trim and redirect my summer squash plants. They were trying to crawl into the aisles and they were shading out my globe artichokes.  I had expected my globe artichokes  to be taller in their first year than they turned out to be.  They are barely 8" off the ground, if that. I have no idea if that is normal.  One did try to produce a tiny choke about the size of my thumb. The plants are  fairly wide but not tall at all.

I have lots of things to take pictures of to keep the monthly/weekly growth comparisons current.

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