Ok, so as I said before, there are photos of my plants from the day I planted them (or put them into pots) on my Flickr. I took some new ones this morning because there are problems! I will start with the good, however.
The brussels sprouts have new growth!
The tomato plant has a tiny little blossom that hasn’t opened yet!
The pepper plants have the tiniest little buds on them as well.
The onions are doing ok I assume, although the tub with no drainage is full of water, so i think that maybe that experiment is over and they are goners.
So on to the unfortunate, and the part where I need your help. The basil leaves have tiny holes in them. definitely from insects. Is there a nice organic pesticide recipe out there somewhere that won’t kill my dogs? I really don’t want to kill any of the outside animals, like squirrels and bunnies, either. I don’t think we have any bunnies though.
So here is the spinach. Some of the leaves look amazingly green and yummy! Many of the leaves are looking kind of yellow. When I transplanted them this past weekend I noticed that some of the stems got bent funny. I wonder if that is the problem?
Now back to the brussels sprouts. What is up with these leaves? Are they supposed to be turning that funky colour? And do I need to transplant them into the ground once they get a bit bigger? There is no way they can stay in these little pots, right?
In other news, the Prof has not been able to fix the computer from the disaster. I feel really bad for him. So one of the drives in our PC blew up or something, but the Prof was smart when he built the thing; he set up a raid and some striping. I sort of understand what these two things mean. So when one of the drives went nuts he got a new drive and the computer rebuilt itself. It was like a robot from the future! I was so excited because we had like 75G of music on that computer and it was all gone. (I had forgotten about all of the documents and photos at this point.) The Prof was very proud of his accomplishment. So very proud, in fact, that he forgot his brain and began putting the case back together while the PC was still on. A screw fell inside. The motherboard blew up and shorted out. We can’t get it working again.
Next Friday my friend Jon is coming to visit from Oregon. He is going to Texas first, then to Cleveland, then to Phoenix, then to Nebraska I believe, and then to Vegas. What a trip! I can’t wait for him to get here!
I ordered a whole rabbit from freshfork this week. I wasn’t sure what to do with it exactly so I hit up eatingcleveland on twitter to see if he had any suggestions. He kindly pointed me toward chefmendez who has supplied me with the most amazing rabbit paella recipe I have set my eyes on. I can’t freakin’ wait for this rabbit to show up. I ❤ paella. Big ups to both of my helpers!
Tonight is the Cleveland Poker Meetup Group Team Tourney. Chan, the Prof and I are going to kick some ass.
Sunday is Mother’s Day. We are having the families over for brunch. I have an in class statistics final on Tuesday afternoon and my take home final, in the same class, is due Thursday morning. Next week is going to be horrible, but once it is over I am done with classes until Fall. Must remember to keep that in mind while suffering now.