Sunday, June 27, 2010

Garden update and brewin' with Frank..

Brewed up a beer of some sort with Frank the other weekend.. Think it's a pale ale of some variety, but the details escape me right now. It's for  one shot party at Uncle Mike's at the lake, and it ain't probably gonna last long. Nice guys bring a couple six packs to share with their friends.. *heroes* bring a keg. Remember that. In any case, this is how Frank rolls when he brews. Very professional.

In other news, here's some updated pics of the garden and surrounding stuff. Check this potato out:

Also finally got around to putting up the extra tomatoes my pop brought out. In fact, this pic was taken two days ago.. there's stakes in the pots now, as I just came in from doing that job because a huge storm came in and flattened out three of 'em right to the deck. I almost had a stroke when I saw that. Dig it:

 Couldn't find any room in the garden, so I had to whip up some pots for some good times old school container gardening.Had no idea how much fun this part was gonna be.. I really like having the stuff up here on the deck.. not sure why it's that much different, but it really helps as far as pest control and the ability to keep the weeds out. Works well. I think I might do a lot more of this next year on the lower deck. There's even one more out in the rear bed that surrounds the Big Rock, and a couple of pepper plants in the front in kind of a random spot in the bed near the front door. I dunno.. just ran out of space, kids.  Check this updated pic of the Earthbox with the Habanero's in it. They're actually quite a bit bigger already, as this pic was taken a few days ago and these guys just hit a growth spurt of some sort and really sprang up:

As for the regular garden, check this massive growth:

total tomato overload and bean crowding. Thats' Sarah's fault. Next year, this willy-nilly planting will not be tolerated. Dig this flower on the jalapeno:

That was the first one, but there are many more like that now. No pods yet, but we're keeping an eye out.. Finally, a parting shot of the Cascades plant. Doing quite well now, and I'm looking forward to composting the crap out of this during the fall and seeing how well i does next year.

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