new looks and feels

Here I am in a new world – wordpress.com. I’m excited for it. It seems a little fancier and who doesn’t like to be fancy?  I can’t figure out how to get rid of that weird little smiley face in the top left section of the site. Some post said something about a jetpack plug in? Can’t find it. Oh well.

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1,500 ladybug!

So much!  I’m going to show you pictures of the garden. So much is planted and growing I love it.  We do have a slight aphid and spider mite problem but I’ve taken to washing the garden every 5 days and also using a mix of Dr. Bronners and water to spritz the plants every 5 days as well. Hopefully this will help.  I also just bought ladybugs.  Literally have a pint of ladybugs – I think it’s something like 1,500 ladybugs in there.  The buggers are going to be placed in the garden tonight on all of the plants infected (cucumbers, zucchini, melons, pumpkin, tomatoes x 8!) and hopefully they wake up tomorrow and drinks some water and eat some aphids and spider mites … and ants? And then, I hope they stick around to lay some eggs so they process can keep going. If nothing else…they’ll be a cute addition to the garden for the next few days.

I know I should probably already know this, and I might but I forgot, BUT lemon trees have MASSIVE thorns. I learned the hard way this morning.  I harvested 4 lemons and got a pretty nasty sticker in my right thumb…it hurts to type. Slowly but surely I’m learning.

The best thing that Sara said to me the other day was after we had harvested a few zucchini’s from the garden.  She was making dinner for some friends and she had one of our zucchini’s and one from the store and while she was chopping them she noticed that the one from the garden smelled weird.  Or very different from the one from the store so, of course, she was concerned…but then she realized it smelled like earth.  It smelled like what food grown well and with out GMOs and chemicals are supposed to smell like….It’s glorious.

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maybe you can help?

Hi interweb. I doubt anyone reads this anymore but, maybe.  I’m on new adventures. I’ve started gardening and am getting on the workout bandwagon. .. Plan is to do 21 days straight and eat healthy, starting today however, I did just have a chocolate caramel.

I think I am going to use this space as a place to post garden deets and talk yoga and food. You know, use it for what I’m involving myself in.

Tech question first – does anyone know how to move a blogger blog to wordpress?  I’ve made the blog but cannot for the life of me figure out how to import this ol’ blog over there….

Garden details.  We have SO much stuff.  Who’s we?  We is my friend Sara and I.  We’ve planted 3 plots in her backyard. We were her landlord let us do it….he had a ton of space and we made it useful? I’ll show you the plots later, swears.  WE have eggplants, tomatoes (galore!), peppers, cucumbers, melons, pumpkin, squash, zucchini, cliantro, parsley, basil, grapes(!), beans, oregano, chard, kale, frisee, dill, fennel, carrots…SO MUCH.

If you’re a gardener, I have a question for you.  Our beans are turning yellow.  They are bush beans and about 8inches tall.  They are still producing yield but I’m afraid I’m either over watering OR we have spider mites. Ew. What do you suggest I attack first?

Yay gardens.  And off to bootcamp – me want strong body.