Collecting rosehips and checking a phone-to-WP issue.
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Cleared this bed and took off the buddleia hanging over it, half-mulched it before my back started twingeing, so I’ll mulch the other half tomorrow and get some vegetables sown. I’ve got to cover that bed, and the old hose I found in the back garden doesn’t have enough strength to make into hoops to suspend netting from.
The other point of today’s posting has been – the iOS WordPress app is not what it was. Image uploading and publishing seems to be hit and miss, and getting podcast details from Downcast into WP is annoying. I also suspect I’m bumping up against some issues in my WordPress theme, Alia.
Making notes in a notebook should be a function, not a chore. Not something that requires extra processes and jobs. It should be pretty much as easy as picking up a pen and writing in a straight line. (Some days that too is a challenge!) This is why we all loved tumblelogs, back in the day – clean and easy.
I believe experiments are in order.
“This year, I thought I’d see if they will grow more productively in a container if sown close together, and then ‘thinned’ (the small ones picked out) as they grow. The first few pickings looked and tasted a bit like chives. We added these to salads and they were delicious. Then came small, tender spring onions, and finally a steady supply of full sized spring onions.”
— Read on www.verticalveg.org.uk/multiple-spring-onions-scallions-from-one-pot/
Testing posting from Chrome on iOS directly into WordPress by selecting text and pressing the WordPress button in Share. Not impressed. But now I won’t lose the article!
I opened the Royal Mail app to track a box of plants supposedly arriving today, and saw this: an estimated carbon footprint of my delivery’s emissions. That’s new. I suppose it’s a good thing that this particular delivery will be going in the dirt to soak up some more carbon. I wasn’t thrilled about having to order them in the first place, but I had a lot of seed failures, I didn’t get the wildflower bee and wildlife bed I wanted, and I need more native pollinators in the garden. But it’s interesting to see an environmental cost to ordering, put right there in front of me.
Also to do today. A couple of Xmases back, I got bought an Idoo hydroponic propagator, and the current batch in there – Zitava pepper, crystal lemon cucumber and Romano pepper — needs to come out today. The three pods on the far right are Little Gem lettuce, and they stay in there and get harvested as needed right out of the machine. Little Gem is a Romaine lettuce, which means it has actual protein and nutrients in it. They grow in little coconut coir pods, which you can buy cheap online and cut to size. The Idoo-brand hydroponic feed is expensive, but any good one will do, and I save a bunch of money by using this one, to great effect.
Garden day. The humidity is disgusting. But I have berries — gave the first strawberry and raspberry to my partner while she was home for a day. These, however, are going to be mine all mine. As will the blueberries that seem to be emerging. Cheapo fruit netting arriving later today.
Came across this article today while skimming my feeds – some things you can do if you’re sick of social media – and then went outside as planned, and now I’m eating a quick lunch before planting.