Friday, June 27, 2008

Jesse's Giant Sunflowers

Liz and I put the last of the tomatoes into the ground today...not that I don't have more plants, because I do...just no more room. I will try to get at least some of the rest into fact I need to go out right now and do that.

I also hoed the whole upper garden and hilled up the potatoes up there. Some of the winter squash was eaten right down by something so I just put tomato plants in the empty holes in the mulch. There are baby squash on the greyzini already! Beets are up. Indian corn is knee high, which is amazing as it has been in less than two weeks. Merveille de quatre saisons lettuce is forming heads even though I have it planted in half a fifteen-gallon barrel. This lettuce is great stuff...seems to stay sweet and crunchy forever. I will certainly plant more when we are done with this bunch!


Matthew S. Urdan said...

I love sunflowers...Please email me a link when the flowers are fully bloomed...I have a sunflower story to tell at some point, and I might be interested in using your picture in a blogpost of mine, if you were ok with that.

All, it's Sunday and I'm catching up on comments for the week. This is in response to your comment on my post: 1968 vs. 2008: Where Have We gone Wrong?

jlpro--Sometimes the only language that is appropriate are words like "no shit." I'm glad you enjoyed the read.

Mrs. Mecomber--I know, and isn't it sad that those of us who were kids in the sixties with all this freedom haven't learned any measure of restraint?

Jan--so what do we do about the whiny ass minority?

ireland5--great comments...I suppose the hard part is to figure out HOW to bring back personal responsibility, eh? And you're right, it's not the whole generation, just like what Jan says--the whiny ass minority.

hparis--I agree, the rise in social welfare is bad, however, it began during the depression and according to Tom Brokaw, "The Greatest Generation" turned out all right with social welfare. The thing is, social welfare, including social security has been institutionalized. How do we break away from it and stop this cycle of entitlement and taxation?

Roxy, thank you as always for your kind words. Do chime in on the debate if you get a moment.

sizzlingpopcorn--Your rant is indicative of the frustration that I think most of us feel.

Shelia--I really appreciate your awesome blog, but even more that that I appreciate your sharp mind. I think we think along the same lines on many subjects, it would be great to collaborate on some posts in the future, and if you had the time, it would be great if you could start an opinion-oriented blog.

threecollie--how could I possibly tell you graduated in 1970 just because you think this post is a good one?


threecollie said...

Matthew, yeah, sure I would be happy to. I am hoping they keep growing well enough to take some to the fair. Jesse has amazing seeds and I wish his sales page worked.