I have been taking cheap fish based cat food to the creek for a while now-maybe two cups at a time-and feeding the minnows and turtles. I have about 9 turtles now who lay about until I show up. One is a very large soft shell. I need to take the camera and a stick and try to get a shot. Small fun for me.
Mrs has been feeding the Birds. A Starling jay..... showed up on the front porch railing raising a ruckus....SCRAW SCRAW SCRAW.....which is bird for get your lazy buns out here and feed us,its almost 10 AM,I have things to do today....or something close Im pretty sure.
Those Jays are so funny.Yesterday they attacked the bag of peanuts while Mrs was occupied and took em all.Today this AM one lands on the windowsill behind my chair...all upset,squawking,flapping his wings,.....sorry Bird,you guys took them ALL yesterday!....
Post by mightyspuds on Sept 1, 2018 2:06:15 GMT -8
A very successful year.Using 20 containers.I fertilized each twice with a tablespoon of regular granular Miracle Grow into the water.The self watering buckets are hydroponics without the fuss.
Next year i will divvy it up to Romas,cherry toms and peppers.Try a couple early Girls.Peppers in each tomato bucket,also some will get thyme,oregano and basil as companion plants.
I got 2 dozen tomatoes from each Roma.Three varieties of cherry did well.The green peppers and Poblanos are coming on strong now as tomatoes die back.Spices did well.A couple kale did well but for the caterpillars that beat em up.Also had a couple tomatillos start coming on late here.
I like how you can really pack in the plants in each container.
benefits... 1 Great water conservation,no waste 2 No weeds to speak of 3 Can plant as densely almost as hydroponics yet no pumps or chemicals to manage.
Post by mightyspuds on Sept 10, 2018 19:12:34 GMT -8
Indian summer still,only 55-60 at night.Still pulling a few husky cherry toms,and pulling Roma's as soon as they change color,dont want to lose them.Figure 24 romas per bush,awesome!!!!!Pulled about 4 each green bells and poblanos,very good!!!Cant wait to make chili rellenos next year.Had 2 poblanos wrecked by bugs,they got inside.
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