I was at work on January 11, 2019 when I received a phone call from my wife. Reyna had found the one of the koi in my pond had jumped out. As far as she could tell the fish was dead. Reyna wanted me to come home immediately. I had 20 minutes left to work … Continue reading Goldie, the Suicidal Koi
The Battle of the Backyard
It Begins With an EscapeThis morning as Reyna (my wife) and I walked out the door to drive to work we saw our dogs, Jasper and Ginger, playing in the front yard. It took a few seconds for me to process what was wrong with that picture. I do not usually see my dogs in … Continue reading The Battle of the Backyard
Hanging Garden Day 2286
An update, 6 years and 3 months later, on a gardening experiment.
Topsy Turvy Results
I started using Topsy Turvy planters about four or five years ago. They look interesting enough. The plants in them hang upside down out of a non-porous cylindrical bag, which has a cover on the top with a hole to pour water through, and an opening in the bottom that the plant emerges from. I … Continue reading Topsy Turvy Results
Topsy Turvy Plants
6:40 A.M. These are pictures showing the orientation of the leaves of plants freshly planted in the Topsy Turvy planters. I am alway amazed at the way the plants start orienting themselves in relation to being upside down. New pictures soon.
Hanging Garden 2014
This year I have added a habanero chili, bell pepper, and lemon cucumber. I have a standard hanging pot with strawberries. I also still have the jalapeño chili that I planted last year. It never died and has been producing fruit ever since it first bloomed.
Hanging Garden Day 57
So it's been about two months since I started the hanging garden. I have got some beautiful tomatoes and jalapeños. I am a little disappointed because the tomatoes are not doing anywhere near as well as those that I have planted in the ground, where I am overloaded with fruit.
Hanging garden day 34
So we are a day shy of 5 weeks. The garden is doing well. The tomato and the lemon cucumber plants that were my original hanging plants are both fruiting. I don't know if that is according to schedule or better, it is just nice to know that my plants are fruiting. The others that … Continue reading Hanging garden day 34
Hanging Garden, two weeks later
Two weeks into my little project, the plants seem to be doing well. They have all grown quite a bit. I planted each of them with planting mix, a few scoops of manure, and a little osmocote. I am kind of surprised at how well the Jalapeño chili, the one in the middle, is doing. … Continue reading Hanging Garden, two weeks later
Topsy Turvy Hanging Garden
I am a gardener. I like these Topsy Turvy hanging planters. I have had a couple of them in my backyard. I had them in different parts of the yard, so watering was a bit of a hassle. I kept thinking that there has to be an easier way. So I got the idea to … Continue reading Topsy Turvy Hanging Garden