Since the first report, I saw one more hummingbird. I suspect the first one was still heading north.
|Mrs ERJ's Sweet Pepper plants|
I made a trip to the local greenhouse. His selection was sparse. It wasn't that he didn't have seedlings, it was that they had not been moved to flats. You see, moving seedlings from the high-density germination cells to the flats is high labor and he wasn't allowed to be open.
That might change. Memorial Day is when most people around here put tomatoes into the ground.
|"Big Shave's" Garden|
Belladonna's room had a leak. Careful measurements from the inside. Line up the ladder in appropriate place on the wall and measure in from the soffit (plus two feet to account for the overhang). Dang! A nail sticking up. I looked around and could not find a single shingle. I wonder where I can by a single shingle.
Meanwhile, I fixed it the old fashioned way. I waited for the rain to stop.
I am looking for the "scissors" I use to compress the springs on my body-grip traps. I have three traps that need to be emptied. Does anybody need some burrito meat?
I have a sister-in-law who is half Italian and she has a great affinity for chestnuts.
She asked if it was possible to grow chestnuts in the city.
I said "Let's find out."
I have had spectacular luck grafting Szego chestnut. Looking more closely at the cross-section, what did I see?
|Very shallow grooves! Maybe my spectacular success is not due to skill but due to the fact that the cambium is where I expected it to be. Even when mated up with a twig that has grooves, more than half of the cambium layers will match up.|