Monday, April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

Man, I was out of it last night.  I hate it when I publish before proofreading.  You see, I haven't been able to edit posts for quite a while.  I had wanted to link Judy's post on the webring. Also, it seems I've forgotten to classify my posts for the last few days. That sucks because it's good to be able to search for related posts. Of course, by the looks of my reader search requests, nobody looks at the categories anyway, hehe.

Mostly I wanted to post about two small things tonight.  The first is that my potato bin page just surpassed 25,000 hits!  It's amazing that I'm still getting hits on that page.  What's even better is that I believe I've convinced around 800 people to come back regularly.  Now that's cool!

The other thing is that it seems I made one mistake when labeling my tomatoes.  I've worked really hard to keep track of them so I would know what I'm saving seed from.  Unfortunately, I didn't think of this...

When I was potting them up last, I had forgotten a pen, so I had my eldest go get one from the house.  I forgot that his pens are washable.  Watering the plants got the labels wet and presto, green smears.  Drat!

My one hope is that I took good enough pictures when I was potting them up that I can recognize the containers for some of them.  It's a long shot, but otherwise I'm up a creek.  Grrr.

Well, this evening after work was gorgeous weather, perfect really at 65 and slightly overcast.  So the kids wanted to play outside, tag mostly.  While taking breathers I cut some more landscape fabric and placed my two remaining SWC scraps.  The big one will be used for corn and the small one will be used for watermelon.  Yes, you heard me. I'm going to follow my advice (that wasn't heeded) to EG regarding his 80 pound melon experiment.  I suggested planting the seeds in a scrap SWC and encourage the vines to sprawl over the ground around it.  Who needs dirt for them to lay on when they can get the nutrition from the vine that's sticking into perfect soil!?

Actually, the more I think about the placement I think I'll change places with the beige corn bed with the kids carrot beds.  That way, in the evening sun (which they get the most of), the corn wont shade the carrots.

Anyway, it's getting dark, so I had better get out and cover back up the bed and swap those out.

Enjoy your garden, and check out Judy's webring idea.  I sure hope at the very least my garden buddies can all join up so however it works we can be connected in some way.  It will make it easier for me to remember to get to your sites!


  1. Going for the melon, eh? Which variety? Those scrap pieces are really useful, and I've got some more to fix for later use.

  2. Were you able to link to her ring? When I tried, it kept telling me the HTML was wrong, but I don't know enough to fix it. Maybe I'm doing it all wrong to begin with. Any suggestions?

  3. I am such a dweeb. I really could not figure out how to get into the web ring and decided I had best quit before I crashed something! LOL!

    Glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful evening Monday. I had a late night at work (board meeting) and so I missed that nice weather.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you that your picture history will reveal which tomato variety that one is. It's such a beuatiful big plant too!