Archive for the ‘Gardening’ Category


September 14, 2013 Comments off

ImageCorn is what (amongst other things, including a bell pepper similarly home grown)  we ate tonight. They tasted yummee, and only took about 70 days to mature from seedlings. The darn things are trying to push the roof off our raised bed garden.

In other news, my Nexus 4 developed a crack across the back of the phone: ImageI hadn’t dropped it on any hard surface, and it has always been in the ‘official’ bumper case. Anyhow, I shipped it back to LG in Texas, and just over 2 weeks later, a replacement phone arrived. It has to be noted that if it had been an Apple product, all I would have had to have done is take the faulty one to an Apple store and it would have been replaced and activated  there and then. But anyway, for the most part, the Google backup system works just fine and all my apps and data were restored in a couple of hours.

I like it. It’s nice to be positive about stuff 🙂

Categories: computery stuff, Gardening

Sufferin’ Succotash!

August 21, 2013 Comments off


‘Oh what a beautiful morning…….

The corn as is high as an elephant’s eye…’

It’s only been there barely a month and it’s trying to break out.

Categories: Gardening

Squash + Pluot

August 18, 2013 Comments off

ImageWhoop de do! We harvested these guys from our garden plot yesterday. I’m so impressed with myself that a little nuclear fusion from the sun, and a little free irrigation water from the Colorado River has made these veggies for us.

But, what to do with them? I did the standard ‘put them under the grill (broiler) and throw salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil on them’ yesterday, but they still didn’t taste of much.

But today, we got a Porterhouse steak from Staters, and I sauteed the roundels of squash with, guess what, garlic and salt and pepper, but also a chopped up Pluot from our CSA box. Yummee 🙂 Seriously.

Categories: eating, Gardening

Community Garden update

August 4, 2013 Comments off

ImageIn a few short weeks, our garden has grown. It’s pushing up hard against the dry hot season. so we’re not really sure what’s going to work and what isn’t. But, everything is growing like crazy. However, nothing except the Jalapeno is anything like ready to crop yet.

Categories: Gardening

First Fruit

August 1, 2013 Comments off

ImageFrom our community garden.

Categories: Gardening

We have a garden!

July 13, 2013 4 comments


Yes we do. And it is a community garden plot, rented from the county for $10 a month. The photo shows it as it was handed over to us. Key features are that it is protected from wild animals via the top, bottom and sides, has premium soil, drip irrigation and no extra charge for water. Yay, San Diego Parks. As a bonus, it’s located in the ‘historic’ Penasquitos Adobe Ranch property. This is a little outpost of rural California as it was 50 years ago, in a sea of bedroom communities. More later…

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