6/06/2007

You say potato...

Here's a potato that was left behind in my garden last fall.

Compare it to this one that's flourishing in my compost pile.

I either need to stop trying so hard or fertilize more often. Using the compost isn't an option as animals frequent the bin. There's always the produce aisle .

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Why can't you use animal-frequented compost? Could their feces get in your food? Or do you just like to make sure they're provided for?
~Michele
PS I told Melanie you have a blog.

Sadie Lou said...

Hidee Ho! I'm so excited! This looks fab! I feel like I have a new best blog buddy. I'm looking forward to this...

Michele--
If melanie comments here, youu can count on my jealous wrath as she *never* utters a word...

Tracie said...

I HAVE COMMENTS!!!!!

Michele- It kinda grosses me out when I see the dogs marking their spot on the grass clippings and rotten fruit. Not sure if I'm 'really' supposed to use it. I'll continue to live in ignorance - I'm just happy to have less garbage.

Melanie - I know you're there. I should know since I've been a professional lurker for eons.

Sadie (AKA My Blogging Instructor)- Thanks-I owe it all to you and the tons of help you've given me. I'll bug you later with more questions, AFTER I make something. I'm sure Melanie meant to leave a comment on Craftily ever after, she's shy you know.

Anonymous said...

i don't get this blogging thing.. but i must say all of you are very strange .... might be because i drink...

Anonymous said...

of course i'm kidding ... you aren't that strange! I'm sure now I'll be a committed blogger

Anonymous said...

I see that your a serious gardener I have a frightening problem that maybe you could help me with. Our neighbor who is from Russia so I know she doesn't mess around warned me about the saint johns wart growing next to the house. She said that it will grow into the concert foundation and destroy the house. This concerns me. Do you know anything about this is it possible that it could destroy our home. I like the stuff as its hardy needs little water and grows quite well in our funky soil. Am I being stupid should I pull out the roundup and kill the suckers or is she lying to me hoping that her yard will look better than ours. Not sure what to do. By the way what caliber is that glue gun looks pretty bad.
TJ

Tracie said...

Mr. TJ- Good questions! If it's the ST. John's WART that I'm thinkin of, try a little Compound W or a good dermatologist.
A little research on St. John's WORT provided me with the following info: was used to ward off evil spirits, good for various nervous conditions, has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Your concrete foundation will not get infections, be depressed, or possessed.
If it is indeed bad for your foundation, I don't know how you could get rid of it, short of setting fire to the lovely yellow blossoms. You might try bringing in the goats that NID is using on N. Bloomfield.
I'm wondering if Ms. Russia isn't telling you a whopper because she wants it for herself. Be a nice man and plant some for her.

Tracie said...

TJ- I'm packing a 45 caliber Surebond. Capable of gluing paper, felt, fabric, and fingers.