Plants are friends. I like them.
Plus, between plants, animals, and people, plants are the only ones that have survived without the other two. Animals need plants (and other animals). People need both, but especially plants. Plants like some animals and people, but can survive without them. So maybe let’s start acting like they’re that important.
Above is a link to my page about SoCal nature. There’ll be info about places, photos, maps, who knows! Click things to find out.
I’ve had a bad habit of watering my plants every 2 to 3 days – when the top layer of dirt was just starting to dry out. I just never followed proper watering techniques – letting some plants dry out a bit more, flushing the soil, and the like.
Trace elements, partially because of just how little the plants metabolize, are a little tricky to keep track of. Generally, if you’re using compost or manure or rotating your plants, these elements will never be in short supply. That being said, it’s nice to know what’s out there and what these nutrients do for the plant.
Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur. Secondary only refers to the quantity, not the importance of the nutrients. These are just as important as NPK!
Part 1 of 4. Plants want to gobble up everything they can of 3 key macronutrients – Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Here’s what NPK does to plants!
I’ve got plenty of seeds, plenty of random plastic cups to start the seeds, and potentially some balcony space with regular sunlight. There’s only one way to find out if these things will ever actually grow in SoCal.
Desertification and Drought Day is an effort to remind people that what we buy and consume comes mostly from the earth.
I don’t know how long the weather and the traffic will be clear, so now’s the moment. Take a chance to enjoy the desert while everything’s blooming!
It looks like we’re coming to the end of this whole debacle.
Maybe. Probably not quite yet.
I already miss going to the park.
(Old) Garden Updates
We try to rescue the strawberries from a cramped life of fruitlessness. And, the olive tree finally shows a problem. Is it fixable?
Ever since I’ve put these peppers in, the majority of the fruit have been quite small.
I want to know why!
Got mites on the apple mint again.
What the heck is with the love these little critters have for my mint?
Also, we welcome two chrysanthemums!