Garden Journal Community Engagement: Win Hive!
Greetings green peas! Every Wednesday @minismallholding and I publish a newsletter to celebrate Hive Gardeners and contribute to our Hive Garden community. Occasionally we do a comment edition, where community members are invited to engage below and can win Hive in the process.
All you have to do is write a comment below and the best one wins! We will also be upvoting the good ones with the @gardenhive account.
Obviously it has to be garden related - a tip you've recently learnt, a how to make something, what's going on in your gardens, favourite plants, photos too!
And don't forget to comment on others to be part of the garden conversation!
But wait there's more!
It's time to see how well you Hive Gardeners know your fellow green thumbs! Can you name all the Hive Gardeners below, plus the special Hive Garden dog at the end?
Its pretty simple..the first person to answer below wins 3 Hive! Even if you're not sure of one, still answer as the person with most correct will win at the end.
@plantstoplanks @sofs-su @nikv @owasco @buckaroobaby @farm-mom @thebigsweed @polesinns @andrastia @mers @porters @amygoodrich @fanyokami @phoenixwren @anafae @tanjakolader @yolithy24 @andrastia @minismallholding @goldenoakfarm @sanjeevm @kennyroy @simplymike @dodovietnam @babeltrips @trangbaby @kaelci @shanibeer @proto26 @ifarmgirl @foxfireorchards @artemislives @edprivat @meesterboom @momogrow @attn @jonyoudyer @luckylaica @blingit @traisto @skylinebuds @fotostef @tydynrain @hindavi @umirais @gertu @cesarj21 @isdarmady @vibeof100monkeys @samstonehill @anttn
Each newsletter me and Mini dedicate a little via beneficiaries to a Hive Gardener. This week it's @mers - thanks so much for your delegation this month!
The next Garden Journal challenge will start at the beginning of August - look out for it pinned in the HIVE GARDEN community. Whether you're planting, end of harvest, tidying up your garden or planning new garden projects, you're all welcome to join in to win HIVE. But keep using the #gardenjournal tag and connecting to others who are passionate about their gardens!
If you have anything you'd like to see included in next week's Garden Journal, let @minismallholding or I know!
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I can safely say that the last pic is my dog 🐕 😅👍 omg I missed a lot I gotta catch up!
Hi Ed, is your dog a Labrador mix...? The one behind is a husky pup, right?
Hey Murs! Yep totally! Is it your dog on the pic? It wasn't mine but looks hell identical! The other one is a mix husky and malamute, not a pup though, 10 years old 😅
Haha, it's my dog but they do look alike so much :)
Hahaha so cool they're probably brothers from another mother!
And a very traveled father :)
Lol, yeah, the husky mix looked so young at a distance , can't see clearly it's face. I had a Rottie with 65kgs and a Chihuahua. they are all gone now. Cheers!
I was gonna say, who's the dog??? :D
It's also your dog????? 😳😅😊😄
No, they weren't in the list of who you had to figure out, but I wanted to know who the dog was. 😄
Your dog is the only one I knew! Besides me...
This is a niche way of knowing each other, good to see all hive gardeners fun moments.
It's great and fun :)
Damn that's a tough quiz.... LOL.... I THINK I can name #5. 🤣
One thing that I really appreciate about the Hive communities you have nurtured @riverflows, is that they ALL have a much stronger comment game. I LIKE the way the comment sections take on a life of their own. I still remember my FIRST Hive-Steem instruction from @kenistyles - he said 12 comments for every 1 daily post, as a MINIMUM. And I have tried to abide by that in 4+ years. I think the greatest kudos we can give a fellow blogging-posting-Hiver is to show them the courtesy of commenting in such a way as to acknowledge they have been READ and HEARD. Some people are better at it than others - a couple of great commenters that stand out in my head are @minismallholding, @owasco, @angryman and @cmplxty. 😊
If there's one thing I've learned from @hivegarden and the gardening community on Hive, it's that our definitions of gardening can become pretty limited when we stay focused only on our own little bit of dirt, and that we are enriched, stretched and empowered when we see and learn from gardeners in other cultures and other places. It's POURING down in Chiang Mai today, so gardening is not an option. But I have talked to the plants on my front porch and am hoping for clearer skies tomorrow.
I vaguely recall that comment suggestion, but not it being per post. Is Keni still active these days?
There are certainly people on Hive who I know to go to if I actually want a conversation or at least a guaranteed reply. That tomato eater up there is one I'll add to your list. 😁 I may be biased, but I think gardeners are some of the best conversationalists anyway. 😉
Fingers crossed for gardening weather for you tomorrow.
Funnily enough I hadn't seen Keni for several years and then bumped into him in the street about 10 days ago. He's mostly doing his adult video thing and crypto investing... haven't seen him on Hive in eons. Although I think he has his auto-voter running so probably lurks from time to time. 😆
Gardeners are amazing people full stop. Some of the best ones I know are that way cos they HATE humans an prefer the silent company of plants. So not sure about them as conversationalists... but the gardeners I know who DO speak publicly, are such caring, intelligent and nurturing people, mostly with a learning disposition.
How goes the SA winter? I told my mum in Melbourne today that I was cold cos it was 29C and raining hard. She said it's only 8C where she is. 😮
It's been pretty mild here all winter so far. We've had a fair amount of rain, but some dry days too. Not one of our wettest winters by any means.
Good to know Keni is well. 🙂
This is interesting because I can sort of relate to both of these extremes. Even simultaneously, such as feeling like I have so much to say yet no one who cares to listen, which is the part of humans that I hate.
I always for 4 minimum after replying to my own comments. Somedays that takes ages, like today! And some days I fail, but hope the rest of the time makes up for it. After all this time it's not a chore, mostly genuinely seeing what people I really like are up to!
I tried counting how much I commented, but it kind of took the fun out of it, so I stopped. Some days I'm more chatty than others anyway. 😆
Haha yes I stop counting at one, what do you think I am, ocd? 😂
I don't count anymore either, and I do TRULY enjoy seeing what's going on with peeps in the Hive orbit.
I HAVE set myself the discipline to open my Following Feed each time I start Hiving and comment-upvote on something in the top few new posts. Keeps it fresh and not to narrow - and I expand my horizons by seeing some very cool reblogs.
So true about gardeners being great conversationalists! Maybe it's because gardening requires knowledge from a lot of different fields and we just want to share what we know! I am having a blast curating all these excellent comments! Everyone wins in my book!
There is just so much to share and learn, even after years of gardening. You can't help, but share!
I still have to finish a couple books some fellow gardening friends gifted me as well. I'm sure they are full of much wisdom. The one I'm going to read next is called Botany for Gardeners.
Haha of course you can, and I am pretty sure about no2 :)
How lovely to have been included here!
I'm here for the comradery, the knowledge, the support, the warm and fuzzies. It is a great community for all those. And yes, to stretch my imaginings of what can be, what is in other places.
I love it when it pours, and I have no choice but to let the garden be. I know the next day, there will be abundance!
There's definitely much more of a special shared 'something' on Hive that enables connection - I guess shared values really do count for a lot!!
Right now I can hear the frog's chorus on a rainy, warm, full-moon tropical night and yes, there will be abundance tomorrow.
I find it so satisfying when it's pouring!
I love the garden community, everyone does try to engage and we have all got to know each other! Most of us are here because we love gardening which is more important than rewards. I could hug everyone here tenfold!
That style of commenting @artemislives, seems to come naturally for some... others, might become better at it with a little practice, if interested. I suspect the ability stems from certain frontal lobe activity, of which side of the corpus callosum, I'm not quite sure...😏 along with gardening for a minimum of two years.
Well - soil microbes DO improve brain function in a roundabout way so that works. 😆 Gardeners ARE generally very cool people with an eye for observation, as well as judging the environments on a micro-level. All of that augers well for not only better and more sincere-relevant comments, but probably better human relationships as well.
Brain health fascinates me on just sooooo many levels!!
These are the ones I think I know:
#2 - @fotostef
#8 - @farm-mom
#11 - @thebigsweed
and should know who #5 is but can't think of the name...
It's @artemislives ... I always find things like this hard!!
Oh! I knew I'd seen the photo recently but couldn't place it.
I was working from my phone and not everyone has their pic as an avatar...
Seriously, you slapped a 4 over the human belonging to the banana palm! How are we supposed to recognise that plant's pet!? 🤣
Hahaha, that was what I was thinking. I thought when I'd zoom it, the number would slide away but it doesn't, lol!
It's a trick one! You have to figure out who grows bananas! hint: recently attacked by chickens (that bananas, not the gardeners!)
That I remembered, the bananas that had to be wrapped because of the chickens hehe
I loved that story and picture!
It's quite easy to remember :)
haha - that's funny - cos I just read something the other day about humans being farmed by plants.
Oh yes me too kinda, was reading about fungi and our relationship with them. It's impossible who to tell who is farming who, as our relationship is SO entangled after so much time!
Ultimately we DO become food for plants, so it's kinda not so very out there that plants are simply luring us into blind adoration... to get their own needs met in the end.
I like to think of it as the eternal dance.
If you were paying attention to the last wrap up you'll know EXACTLY who that is 🤪 Can't make it easy for ya!
Maybe it was a face palm😆. I think that pic is Sri Wartika aka @umirais
I always think of you when I think of growing Bananas 😁
Hola everyone! This is rather fun! Let me try if I can do this right! I'm not really sure so pardon me if I named you wrongly, lol!
5 (forgive me 🤣)
13 ---- I missed this scene, lol!
Ah, the most recent garden tips I learned was from thebigsweed about how to store homegrown potatoes, like wrapping them individually with paper etc.
Wow you are very good at this game!
I wished, lol! Found out there's already someone I've misidentified haha
One mistake is only human! And you were very fast too :)
That's right though :) Fast buy not accurate enough haha
Poor @plantstoplanks will be GUTTED to learn she has been confused with a woman maybe double her age.... 🤣
Oh my, forgive me 😂
🤣 Me? no need to apologize - my almost 59 year old self is delighted to have been mistaken for the gorgeous & much younger Ms Katie. But your may need to apologize to her!! 🤣
Oh, thanks for being so forgiving. I have to cheat and edit that, lol! She will read it here on the comments🤣
He he this game has been more fun than I thought! So funny to wake up to this! Fantastic effort!!!
Haha, it was. Thank you for thinking about this game :D
Oh goodness, I did get a laugh out of this exchange @ifarmgirl and @artemislives! I usually partake in the monthly garden selfies, so perhaps @ifarmgirl just assumed I had to be in the mix somewhere, haha! Tall blonde vs tall brunette...not too far off! Though our gardens are probably just about as far as you can get on opposite sides of the world.
And I just turned 40, Marike, so I'm not THAT much younger. ;)
My apologies. I must be getting old, my eyes and memory failed me, lol! Thank you for not taking my misidentification of you to heart. This is a crime I'd probably remember for a long time, lol!
(P.S. I'm 2 years older than you)
No offence taken! It's hard to remember who is who on here sometimes, haha. Especially names to faces. I'll take it as a positive I'm mentioned at all. ;)
Thank you :) It's funny that I wasn't sure and had to put a question mark when I wrote your name until artemislives confirmed my doubts, lol! I'll make sure there will be no misnaming next time haha!
I'm just about to turn 59 @plantstoplanks so technically old enough to be a different generation and your mommy!!! 😱
🤣 I still FEEL about 27 years old and occasionally have been known to act a pouty 15. 😆 Flattered to have been mistaken for your svelte and attractive self.
I think we are both kindred spirits in that age is just a number. Taking care of our bodies, I hope to be feeling spry at double my current age. :) And of course I'm not about a little pout or tantrum every now and then myself, haha! As one of my 76-year-old clients says, some days his 7-year-old shows up, at least in spirit if not in body.
Thank you, I have to do better than this haha.
Hint: 13 has commented on this page!
Yes, I found him haha. Thank you.
What an effort.... No way could i do this either... not with faces... maybe the gardens though... like i remember the gardens and am like... "oooh this garden had tomatos around the corner.. i wonder how they are...lol"
Thanks for playing!
Thank you, Sarah. Tried my best, lol! Yes, it is easier to remember the gardens or plants like the bananas.
Oh, I love games! Let's give it a shot :)
1 Laica from Philippines @luckylaica
2 Myself :)
3 @cesarj21 from Buenos Aires
4 Sri Wartika from Indonesia @umirais
5 Marike from Thailand @artemislives
6 @proto26 from the Midwestern United States
7 @owasco from the boondocks of upstate New York
8 @farm-mom (I think)
9 Oscar Antonio from Venezuela @oscarcede with his chives
10 As far as I can tell, she looks like @livinguktaiwan
11 Beef from Upstate New York @thebigsweed
12 @hindavi from Norway
13 From the Sanctuary of The Blue Dragon in Hawaii @tydynrain
and last but not least, Marcos, the most rubbish gardener of hive :)
Hot-damn you're good! 😊
Now this is more like it! I've committed a crime with my answer above, lol!
woouw yes you are right, you got ahead of me today @fotostef 😂😂😂😇
Wow! Amazing! I think you did far better than I could at the moment!
That's DAMN good!!! You even named where they were from!!! 🌷💯
Are you sure? He might be better than me!
Haha, those are @riverflows's words in a comment at this post and I used it as an inside joke :)
Although I very much doubt that he is a better gardener than yourself :)
That's a hell of an effort!
It's so good that it deserves my !pizza !luv !ctp and !hivebits votes for today!
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I haven't been posting much of anything lately. I haven't wanted to sit at my computer, thinking, typing, hoping for attention. I attended, instead, to the living beings I have invited into my life, into my garden. But this post has me thinking in a pseudo garden mind, poetry about my lovelies, right here sitting in front of a screen. Here's a draft of a poem I may never spruce up. Thank you for reading it.
When I am in my garden
I think in poetry
awash in the thoughts of living beings
not in thoughts of my own
search for cucumbers in the heat of the day
the cucumbers said to me
as they allowed their leaves to droop
exposing the fruits they wanted me to eat
let this clover live at my feet
the zucchini told me
enjoying the company
get these beetles off of me!
hollered the pole beans
the latest to be attacked.
Prior to this
I listened to the copper colored beetles
who wanted to live
to munch away
The cannas had already said to me
get these beetles off of me!
I ignored them
"let's see if they flower even with see-through foliage."
The eggplants had already said to me
get these beetles off of me!
I ignored them
"let's see if they fruit even with see-through leaves"
The okra had already said to me
get these beetles off of me!
I ignored them
"let's see if they produce seed pods even with see-through foliage."
But when the pole beans implored me to get rid of the beetles
The collective agony of multiple beings
became reason to eradicate one
Let nature guide your actions
I love this. And I love you are staring at living creatures not your screen. One should find balance and be where one feels good. But I'm so glad you graced us with one of your FABULOUS poems. Just divine. 💚
Thank you for inspiring it, with your request for garden tips.
The little fuckers are back today.
Hahaha there's nothing more frustrating!!!
A SEED for a challenge, pardon the pun (not!). LOL....
Share your garden time & thoughts in poetry, drawings, crochet or whatever - ANYthing creative that isn't prose with simple photos.
I have gotten bored with producing photos and text posts. I feel like I'm just cranking them out. Not like when I am in the garden, life and love all around. One of the last things I want to do out there is take out my phone and take pictures. I usually don't even have my phone with me. I just want to be a part of it all, not pulling out little pieces to display for others.
Oh this is so beautiful. One has to be taken away because it bothers many :)
Every moment in the garden is beautiful, teeming with heart, glory, life and love.
I agree with you on that :) It's so joyful to see the fruits of our sweat and love thrive
Beautiful poem - I think you wanted the bettles to coexist with the plants. I am happy however that helped one plant. I like that you also see poetry when you are in your garden and that you have shared it here. I feel that poetry is not really appreciated. Thanks for sharing.
I recognize faces, but sadly I can not recall any names.
My corn plant is now taller then me, so that would make it 4 feet now, ;)
Hermosa planta de maíz, siempre he querido que me crezcan así pero no lo he logrado aún 😂
Jaja 😅 Las milpas ocupan mucho nitrógeno
Sooo corny 🤪 Love this photo of you!!
If I wasn't running this challenge I wouldn't be able to do it! I'm terrible at putting faces to names and vice verse! But I've learnt most of the gardeners here now as I see them so much.
Hahaha, your corn grows a lot faster than you😁
I really love this idea! I feel a bit embarrassed because I don't know most of my fellow HiveGarden peeps yet! I have a new area of focus! I truly do love this community! Everyone in these photos, I apologize for not recognizing you yet!
I'm still organizing and propagating so many diverse plants in my new nursery. It's still very small, but it's growing fast! So many plants to get in the ground! I also love having a fair number of different plants in pots to sell and trade with fellow plant lovers!
Saludos amigo, se ve que tienes demasiadas plantas 🌱
¡Muchísimas gracias, a ti también! Jeje...nunca tengo 'demasiadas plantas'. ¡No es posible! ¡Siempre hay espacio por más! 😉😁🙏💚
Jaja eso es cierto, siempre tenemos espacio para muchas más 😂
Oh I do the same, a collection in pots to gift! And don't worry, you'll get to know us all over time!
Sharing plants with people is one of my favorite things! I so look forward fo it! Yay! 🙏 💚
Oh hello, guess I found #13! Sorry too that I wasn't able to identify you. Good to know your nursery plants are thriving :)
I send warm greetings to you @ifarmgirl! Yep, ya found me, and thank you! I only just recently began adding photos of myself in my HiveGarden posts, so I don't expect most people to know me yet! All good! I have so many wonderful plants to share with y'all in the coming weeks and months!
Thank you for the greetings, it's morning here in the Philippines :) I'm quite excited to see your plants when you get to share them :)
Indeed! It's just into the early afternoon here in Hawai'i, and it's been quite rainy. I'll make sure to keep an eye out for what you share in your posts too! 🙏 💚
Oh, Aloha :) It's the rainy season here these months so I'm not growing any food yet except for some pole beans at the backyard so I've not shared any gardening posts for months.
Aloha! I understand too much water can definitely limit many food plants. Planting a wider, more diverse array of species and varieties can help with that particular challenge, as some quite edible plants explode with growth with such large amounts of water. I wish you glorious growing! 🙏 💚
That's true and you are right too about going diverse. That's actually a brilliant idea which reminded me of watercress which I may have to grow where we did the same last year. Thank you and I wish you a beautiful day :)
Its my deep honor and privilege to be able to assist. 🙏💚
It is very nice to know all the hard-working hive gardeners and their very informative posts. @ifarmgirl and @fotostef er very clever already they shoot the moon. and all gardeners doing very good work.Thanks to all of the skilled gardeners for your tips, ideas, and love of nature. I am very glad to know you all through this beautiful community. greetings🙏
They certainly got in fast and @fotostef went next level naming where they are from! I'm glad to know you all too!!
And all credit goes to you,😊 you are a very brilliant organizer @riverflows
AWWWW, but if you didn't all come to the party, the organisation wouldn't matter! xx
Was my sleeping time sorry spell your name wrong but now corrected it.
Thank you, fotostef did great at it. Hope you are doing well today.
thank you, dear. busy day at work. after work, sharing some harvest with neighbors
Oh wow... your neighbors will be very happy with those!
Como están amigos, me gustan mucho las participaciones de este tipo, es primera vez que participo haciendo comentarios en este concurso, espero hacerlo bien.
Me disculpo de antemano de no mencionar a ningún amigo, aún no conozco mucho en la comunidad espero poco a poco ir participando y conociéndolos a todos.
Hoy continúo en mi patio cosechando más aguacates, esta temporada ha estado excelente, he logrado recoger demasiados aguacates, nunca había disfrutado tanto de este fruto, estoy muy agradecida con Dios y la maravillosa naturaleza.
What a lovely photo of you! That's a great bowl of avocado!
Gracias 🤗, si, logramos recoger muchos
Le invitamos a saltar en cualquier momento y compartir su jardín.
I'm too embarrassed to even attempt this as I only recognise three people, and that includes myself 😂
The upside is that I can put more faces to names now which surely is a good thing. Please do more of these!!!
Haha well given how much engagement there's been, I will be sure to do another one! I love how the selfie challenge took off and has connecte us all a little more. I have loved putting faces to names and names to faces! I feel like I know them all personally.
It is an upside. Now I have more connection with the folks I chat with and am even keeping a collection - a gardener's rogue's gallery...😎
Is there a quiz 😅? I wasn’t ready because I didn't study 🤣😆. Good and I have one to name 100% so I won't get zero. I can recognise many faces but my memory is weak so I cannot name all but I'll try. Sorry for those I can't name ✌.
the last photo I think is my Aunts labrador dog Ozzie.😅 (in the photo are my cousin and Ozzie)
Anyway, We had a great day today because we had a lot of vegetables that we picked with my children. They are the ones I instructed to pick up our garden veggies today because I want them to inspire and realize how good it feels to have your own garden that is a source of fresh foods to eat.
That's all for now garden lovers. Have a great day everyone 💚💛🧡
Great effort!!! Love it. Looks like theres a few black lab gardeners!
Haha 😆. Thank you so much @riverflows.
well you didn't miss your one ... lol
that is something i would do... who is that goose being silly in the garden and it was me all along.. lol.
but alas.. no silly photos of me in that line up.
AWESOME effort! well done.
OMG the kids are gorgeous with their eggplant phones. so cute. I got my long eggplants seeds in the mail today. It is nearly planting time for them.
Hahahaha, Thank you so much you really guess it right. They made the eggplant a cellphone and they are acting like calling their papa 🤣😂. I wish you have a bountiful harvest soon @blingit. Best regards!
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!
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.
I've gone cross eyed trying to zoom in on my phone to see this pics (the laptop is out of commission) but, I think that I've worked out a few folks -
Number 1 is Laica @luckylaica
Number 2 is Stefano @fotostef and the dog is Marcos
I think that pic 4 is Sri Wartika aka @umirais
I guess 7 is @owasco
11 is Beef @thebigsweed
13 has to be @tydynrain
How did i go? How did you go guessing, or did you already know a few people? Let us know in the comments.
Thank you so much and you have not forgotten me @ligayagardener 😉.
You are the selfie queen.. we couldn't ever forget you or your gardening passions!
Thank you very much @riverflows. I'm so flattered🥰.
How could I forget 😍
You got me right! 🙏 💚
I was going to attempt answering after spending at least an hour trying to figure out the ones I did not know. However I see that I am 2 days late as @fotostef did a great job of naming everyone and their locations correctly. Congratulations.
As a commiseration prize, I went to my balcony to water my garden. I was surprised to see 2 strawberries on one of the plants. I have 36 individual plants which has been great in providing almost a handful of different flavours almost daily - over the past weeks. It was a real treat. Although I did not have a handful today these 2 tasted fantastic.
Maybe it was the surprise of seeing them or maybe it is simply because I only have 2 or maybe they are just simply good. I savoured every small bite - analyzing the taste on my tongue. It is a wonderful feeling. I had a smile on my face.
I am in such awe of my balcony garden. Maybe it seems nonsensical. Even some of my friends cannot believe I am so excited as I have always appreciated nature. However, I never stopped to really think about my food in the way I do now. Afterall, not every city folk gets a chance to watch the miracle of seeds or seedlings become fruits or vegetables. I have a new appreciation for food. I taste the difference in what I grow and what I purchase at the supermarket. I am doing the best I can although in the city and I am loving it!
These 2 strawberries made my day. Now I am looking forward to enjoying salad from my garden with dinner. I cannot wait for the day when I can make a complete salad – with tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers and lettuce – all from my balcony.