Sprouts of complaints

I want a garden like that song “with or without you” You know a garden that grows with or without you. An independent garden that looks at you and says “Pshhhh I don’t need you. I’m an independent garden” “I’ll grow on my dam own fertilize and weed myself, fuck you if you think I need YOU. You need me” And I would nod and say yes. Yes, I need you don’t go. Where would I be without you? I just mowed my lawn and its huge again. I was walking around and boom I lost a croc. I always told myself crocs were for the garden only and I would not walk out my house with them on onto the streets. But I spend so much time in the garden forgetting stuff going back to the store to retrieve and kicking cat shit into the street (can’t do that with regular shoes). Neighbors caught me this time my excuse is it’s your fucking cat! Buy it a litter box like a regular cat. He’s not special!! the world isn’t his litter box Jan. Its Margret, Linda or something I don’t remember its been years since I pretended to want to get to know my neighbors. Anyway, going back to crocs. Crocs are life and a staple of my wardrobe now. I don’t even know what laces are anymore.

I saw a blue faced chicken on Instagram today. I was already creaming myself that something so amazing and magical exist.  I’m assuming it’s like that blue watermelon seeds I found on eBay. Those of you who deeply know me know I will fucking buy those again. Its about trial and error maybe just maybe I didn’t fertilize it enough to turn blue who knows. Maybe I need a gold shovel to make the garden magic work. I don’t know, but I will figure this out I want blue dam melons.

I go to this hydroponics store a lot almost once a week. I think they thought I was growing mountains of weed. For example- store guy: “for nice buds use this, for maxim buds here and for taller trees this pack”. “Everyone uses liquid but give solids a try you won’t regret it, Oh and this is perfect for cloning plants you’ll have buds in no time”. Me: “hmmmmmm does that work for tomatoes to? and my radish looked like dry ass ball sacks. What can I do for that? I also have these pictures of these porn star status zucchini and cucumbers I grew with the products you recommended last year thank you”. Btw super impressed with my giant ass zucchinis and cucumbers and now they know I’m growing vegetables.

This random rain is really pissing me off. I don’t understand how one day I could be burning alive in my garden and the next day I can’t step any ware without rain assaulting my face. I’ve been saving worms from puddles all freaking day. I should get a medal my fingers are cold prune tips. There is a reward though I toss them all into my leaf and eggshell compost pile and that dirt has been amazing year after year.

In closing.

fuck my neighbors cat.

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someone ate a lizard and puked it up

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Garden reset

I love sims and moving things around with minimal effort. I wish gardening was like that. Instead of dig, dig, dig.. just click… click …. click no not there. here…click. PERFECT

I recovered the greenhouse. This new cover is so dam great. The door is so wide compared to the last one I feel like I could carry like 80 things in my arms while walking in.

I have survivors from last year or maybe seeds that decided to be part of the show now either way excited. There’s on asparagus plant and three carrots. I was redoing the garden beds in the back yard getting ready for dam spring, so I transplanted them into pot to fully grow and shoved into the green house. I thought they were weeds but realized it was a lil carrot with some delicate digging and dusting.

I was full force going at the garden until my shovel broke, 2nd one this year. Garden time is now crying time. Have you seen the prices of shovels these days? Are they fucking gold plated? Gosh. I’ve retired from the side yard back to the green house. I’m filling up trays with dirt, getting strawberries ready to sprout. I see them doing the strawberry fields already so I’m assuming its ok. Plus, there in a greenhouse should be good.

The weather has been shit! A disgusting pattern of hot, rain, ice, rain, rain, hail, blistering heat followed by ice again. Winter hasn’t been my prime growing period ever. My watermelon radish look like dirty witch fingers again. The rain brought wind with it, my greenhouse moved a whole foot. My frame is loose and a piece fell off ugh. Don’t get me started on the leaves. My yard has no trees, not one! but I seem to have the whole blocks tree leaves all over, knee deep. It could be less if I regularly raked but I don’t so leaves to the knees while I walk around like a daddy long leg spider. Dam branches fell on my greenhouse, they must have seen me recover it and wanted to get a better look at this fine thick plastic and ever so large door. I wouldn’t mind them so much if they weren’t so big they knocked my carrots at an angle, all my trays dangling.

I sit and pray to every single god “spare my greenhouse my carrots, I just planted them. No lord why me?”. I get religious during garden time and finals.

I just got a new micro camera. Here are some pics hope you enjoy.

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Eggs from a random animal I put in a jar lets see what comes out

Spider mites ruining my plants and life

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whiteflies finally see there disgusting greedy faces.

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ew more. how can one garden have so many intruders. This one is my favorite even though she is feeding her family my plants.

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A dry alpine berry nothing but seeds.

 

Making it Fancy

 

I love birds, little animals and bugs. Since my winter garden has been crap, they right now are my temporary focus. My favorite thing to do is feed them so they come to me when I walk outside my house and open my arms like Snow White.

I bought a couple Dollar Tree store bird feeders and fancied those bitches up. The only negative is I put them on my porch to close to the door and the humming birds want to fight us every time we come home. I guess we interrupt there sucking of the sweet nectar. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve felt the tiny tip of a beak graze my face or a feather hit my actual eyeball.

I took regular feeders and fake flowers. I cut the flowers into pieces, so I could fit them around the hard-plastic yellow flowers attached to feeders.

 I glued everything down with hot glue.

This is nectar recipe I used:

https://www.dominosugar.com/baking-tips-how-tos/hummingbird-nectar-recipe

Domino® Sugar Hummingbird Nectar Recipe
1 cup tap water
¼ cup Domino® Granulated Pure Cane Sugar
To make your own mixture, bring tap water to a boil and stir in Domino® Granulated Pure Cane Sugar. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature before adding it to your feeder.
To yield larger portions, mix at the ratio of 1-part sugar to 4 parts water. The solution will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

***I did not use Domino sugar. I used this brown looking organic one***

There’s another recipe using orange peels that gives it a great color I will be trying in the future.

I attached a go pro camera to the feeder direactly and got shitty footage. I attached again to the beam on the porch instead and perfect. The humming bird’s wings look almost translucent from moving so fast. I love there lil chirps!!!!!