RE: Garden Journal Community Engagement: Win Hive!
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Wow didn't realize I just went through 105 comments! Also went on a bit of an upvote spamming spree (I usually show more stuff control!) What an engaging community. I may be needing a little improvement in the curation department though. I usually reply to every comment I get but sometimes I don't get your notification for some reason so if anyone thinks I ignored them, sorry!
Ok! Garden talk:
Instant Natural Fertilizer
How to Recycle Coffee Grounds
You may have noticed that I totally about coffee grounds a lot. It's probably my favorite garden resource. I use it for a variety of different jobs. Today I will be sharing a simple recipe for a strong plant pick-me-up!
- Place your batch of coffee grounds in a container
- Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Add lots of club soda and mix well.
- Apply directly to the soil of your plants once every few weeks.
I think I am succeeding in befriending the gnomes I've come into contact with. There is increasingly more activity! Last night I stole a glimpse of a group of them that actually walked over my feet in single file. I even felt their light little feet press lightly down on me. I left two miniature spades standing in my lavender container and the pot with the variegated fish pepper. They like gardening (bring of the earth element) so little things like that encourage them. I need to put a set in the outdoor garden too.
I tend to whistle when I'm irrigating and well I'm also a musician so I'd like to think I can whistle in tune. If there were any gnomes around (probably as there are many places where they could hide now) I hope they liked the tune. Today it was Czardas by Vittorio Monti (for violin). Give it a listen; you may like it.
I learned a few things reading all the comments today:
All my houseplant babies are waiting for the day I drop dead next to them so that they can feed off me
I think I might be the baby of our HiveGarden family‽
Well I'm used to being the baby. Was practically raised by 4 sisters but I didn't get gardening from them. They refer to me by many titles: the boy, #5, YTP'ed versions of my actual name, and even so far as "plant whisperer". They do often come to me for help or to give a diagnosis.
Didn't take part in the little game. Sorry not sorry.
Good to know people recognize me though. I wonder if I made it harder due to the recent profile picture change? It just made more sense to change it to a pixelated (homemade!) version of my discord picture since I interact with quite a few Hivers there. Also,
haha @riverflows you would pick that picture of me for this contest!
Ok I'm done now. You have listened to proto26's ramblings. Goodnight.
Hahahahahahah omg that's the best comment, full upvote from me and from @gardenhive too. I'm glad you got to meet the gnomes... I can just imagine you sitting there talking to them about plants.
Hm, I wonder if you ARE the baby of Garden Hive? That's an interesting thought! I haven't ranked people by ages, only by how fantastic they are, and you're up there with the most fantastico.
Why cinnamon and club soda? What does that do? Has it occured to you that the reason you have gnomes is because they are drinking your fertiliser?
Aw thank you!
I'm glad we're starting to get used to each other too. I want to play some music for them but they may be the ones who misplaced my special (chromatic) harmonica.
Hm. I don't know why those ingredients actually but somehow they make sense. I know cinnamon is antibacterial. And the carbonic acid in soft drinks is sometimes used to kickstart compost piles, isn't it? I've heard of pouring a can of pop into the pile but that comes loaded with sugar as well, a quick food source for bacteria.
Maybe they are drinking what I brew... It is fermented. I offered them their own little bottle though so they shouldn't have to resort to my plant moonshine!
Hahaha they 'misplaced' your harmonica - I'm sure they buried it deep!!! I hope they didn't fall in drunk after drinking that plant moonshine, although that would be a funny sight...
THe sugar as food source makes sense - I've never thought of it!
Ah hahaha! A crazy night like that would lead to twins! Because they're always born in twosies
yep GREAT reply :-) lol
oh and i LOVE violin music... i have a section on my playlist that is for piano and violin duets... and violin. I am a classic music turned up LOUD girl. lol.. My houseplants are dead... my vegetable garden is thriving. I must learn and grow veges inside i think...
Can i pretend i am 22 again... that would be nice. Stop my back aching everytime i lift huge bags of horse poo in the garden.
ramble away @proto26 Thanks again for sharing. Sorry my previous reply was cut short by my children trying to murder each other over a chip.
It's a violin solo with piano accompaniment so I guess it's perfect!
I miss the smell of horse poo...
It reminds me of rural Mexico, thriving farms, and exotic fruits!
yes indeed... i will look it up tomorrow. :-)
thanks so much for sharing. I have never been to Mexico. so many interesting areas of the world to still explore.
Hola @proto26 me encanto este comentario porque yo utilizo mucho aqui en Venezuela le llamamos la bosta del café como abono para las plantas y repelente de insectos. La receta prácticamente es la misma.
Bosta de café
Agua mineral o potable
Esto lo uno y se lo echo a las plantas que tengo en el balcón de mi apartamento, cada tres días. En mi casa se recicla el café para después darle ese uso ya mis plantas le ha ido muy bien, están bellas y saludables. Yo resido en un apartamento y en mi balcón tengo desde plantas medicinales hasta ornamentales. No tengo muchas porque el espacio es muy pequeño, pero las plantas me encantan ya que crecí en casa. Cuando me toca limpiar como le digo yo mi huerto de balcón las podo, le limpio las hojas mientras le hablo, les doy su agüita todos los días. En fin todo un cuidado con mis plantas. Todo el que me visita le agrada mis plantas. Después les mostrare a través de una publicación como es mi huerto de balcón. Bendiciones para todos.
Entonces puede confirmar que la receta funciona! Todavía ni la calo yo jaja! Ahorita toda la bosta la estoy poniendo en el compost (y poquito para los gusanos). También algo que quiero calar es cultivar champiñones en bosta de café.
Hola querido amigo @proto26. Clarooooooo que funciona. Eso si, no lo puedes usar todos los días porque tanto la tierra como la planta absorben muchas proteínas y recuerda que todo en exceso es dañino. Te recomiendo en un matero aparte vayas echando la bosta del café con algunas conchas de vegetales que desechas de la cocina y tierra negra abonada y vas haciendo tu mismo el propio abono y no necesitas comprarlo. Así lo tengo yo en casa y me ha resultado muy bueno. Saludos y bendiciones para ti. Un abrazo desde mi linda Venezuela.