Does anyone remember in elementary school, they had some company with book catalogs, and you’d place an order, and some time later, the books would come? It was awesome. I don’t remember much about it, though. Mad Libs were sold through it, and I remember a lot of the “true ghost stories!” kinda thing, but I don’t remember much other than that. Anyone remember the name of the company, or any other details?
We’ve got broccoli plants in two places, one that’s in sun all day and one that’s sunny for just part of the day. The ones in the partly-sunny section are starting to grow broccoli heads, while the ones in the all-day sun are just going crazy with the leaves, but no heads (one plant in the all-day sun section is starting to get a head—it’s the one that’s shaded by the other plants). I’ve since read that the key to keep broccoli from bolting is to keep the plants cool, so maybe next year we’ll plant broccoli against the north wall of the garage, where it’s a lot shadier.
Also thinking of making a little shadecloth covering for the lettuce/spinach, because it seems they’re just withering in the sun right now. Maybe just a wire or PVC-pipe hoop and put the shadecloth across it, just to keep the leafy greens out of the worst of the sun…
Okay, so I know that there exists a half-serious word called “zeroscaping,” which means the yard is basically all rocks, or concrete, or something else that takes zero water and zero maintenance.
But I’ve been hearing people use the word a lot lately, and I think that they actually mean “xeriscaping.” I don’t want to ask, though, ‘cause maybe they really do mean “zeroscaping”…
Okay, I’ve just spent $20 to buy “Maggot Barriers,” which are like little pantyhose socks that you slip over each apple to keep them from getting infested with worms.
Without a doubt, the best-named purchase I’ve made this year.