So I was joking around with a viewer, and somewhere between spinach leaf miners and civic involvement we started to paraphrase and parody “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
I started with the following:
“I should have been a ragged gardener, Scuttling around Town Hall with silent pickles…”
(this after . . . → Read More: New Contest!!!!
Rocking Out With My Life Jacket On
“Propel, propel, propel your craft softly down liquid solution. Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, existence is simply illusion.”**
**Fred Rogers (one crazy cat, who left this world clean as a whistle) I hope he’ll forgive my strong language if it saves a life or two….
Goddammitalltofreakinghell. . . . → Read More: Wear your F***ing Life Preserver!
Faithful viewer Nancy asks: “I want to skip emailing, and post a question on site…but don’t see where (to do this). ?”
Up to this point, you just ask the question in the comments section of the last post. You’ll get your answer, but what if the question is unrelated to the post? What . . . → Read More: You Asked For It….A Brand New Category! March 2012
We haven’t done quiz time in a long time, so here we go:
"Sic 'em Roscoe!"
Generally, I don’t use any insecticides in the outdoor garden- not even the completely innocuous insecticidal soap. Why? Because in order to attract predators, you need some prey, and generally, you need a pretty good infestation to . . . → Read More: Fava Foes Stymied By Larvae
Time for another quiz time game!
I’ve been a little worried about my garlic. The plants have grown well, and looking at the base of the plants I’d say I’ve got some pretty awesome heads down there, but they’ve looked, well, funky. At first I thought that maybe they just needed a shot . . . → Read More: Guess What Galls My Garlic
Finally, we have a winner (or two) for this contest. Yes, it is the Gooseberry Sawfly, Nematus ribesii. We had the Jostaberry (gooseberry/currant cross) for a number of years with no problems, but a few years back the leaves got completely stripped. It was during a time of great distraction for me, so . . . → Read More: Guest Pest Guess Test Answered:Gooseberry Sawfly
Speckled dog belly- touch it!
Look what comes up as a weed in my wasabi bed. A few years back, I had a some “dead” pots sitting on the edge of the bed, and this particular species has a habit of digging itself down deeper every season. Thus, while I was distracted, it . . . → Read More: The Plant of Mystery
I gotta say, there are some sharpies out there, so I’m going to up the ante here. Picking up where we left off with the last game, let’s talk fertilizer. You really should have some idea of how much amendment soils need so the plants have enough to grow on, but not so . . . → Read More: All Right Mr. and Ms. Smarty Pants….
Let’s have another little mind teaser just for kicks.
I was at the nursery the other day, marveling at how expensive the organic fertilizers were. With alfalfa meal at ten bucks for a 2 lb box, you had better know what you’re doing with the nutrients or you’ll be growing the classic $20.00 tomato. . . . → Read More: Answer Me This
All right kids, our last little guessing game was kind of fun, and one lucky person got some seeds out of it, so let’s try another one. I’ve been playing with the camera and the microscope lately, and I found I can get a pretty good shot just sticking the camera lens into the . . . → Read More: Guess The Micro Seedling