Friday, June 25, 2010

Flower Power

Not much surf to speak of lately, like nothing, lake atlantic, flat as a pancake. Today was the first day I surfed in god knows how long, it was all of knee high a not so epic, little slides on the right board. Pretty craptacular spring and now start the summer doldrums, least we have pretty flowers to stare at.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome To The Jungle

Out front, going off

Out back, going off

Two very different times of year, cest la vie

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

neighborhood beautification

Our rad neighbors let us plant our veggies on the side of their house which has better southern exposure than we do. They have two concrete planter boxes outside out their house, one small and one large. We planted the little box for them a few weeks ago and they were stoked. After putting it off for a while, my neighbor on the other side of our house, Snaggle and I decided to have it. The box is 12' x 6' full of weeds, gravel and shitty soil (more like dirt). While my neighbor and I began to sift out the gravel, pull out all the weeds and get rid of a bunch of the dirt, snaggle went on a mission for soil amendments, Bumper Crop, Manure and soil. She also made a massive Home Depot run to scour the garden dept for quality plants. Snaggle came back with a Truck full of garden, it was unreal, she killed it. Beers were drank, crappy music was played, many a pedestrian ogled at what we were doing, several people attempted to play armchair quaterback and from a box of dirt a garden was made.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

arugala, so good

I try and plant it everywhere, its tasty spicy goodness, its also called Rocket. Just sent Snagglefin this email and thought I would share it.
"the rocket flowers are developing seed sacks that resemble pea pods, the seeds are small but maybe in a few more days I may be able to harvest them and replant the deliciousness with an identical result."

I have had great luck last year harvesting seeds, mainly morning glory, cosmo and nasturtiums. All the seeds have grown into awesome plants this year. I would like to do the same with my vegetables if we can.