A Day in the Garden

by Whiski Business on April 14, 2014




Last year I attempted to grow a garden in straw bales. I was so excited, it meant no tilling the yard up, no buying lumber, (I prefer raised beds)  less bending, us older folks need to consider our knees and backs, AND……Grady AKA Shithead couldn’t pee on anything. However, it was an epic failure. The only thing that really liked growing in those bales was Swiss Chard. As a matter of fact it is STILL growing. The picture below on the left is last years chard still going strong. The seedlings are this years addition…..we will be charding our brains out.

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See that compost bin in the back? I love that thing. I love compost. I love the worms in compost. COMPOST flippin ass rocks! Take your organic waste and toss it in, water it, turn it and wallah! For great info on composting check out this site. http://eartheasy.com/grow_compost.html#f 








So happy to find worms in my compost! Love them little buggers. I don’t, however, love these dang things. Have you ever seen a grub this size before? Ewww, I SOOOO hope you’re not reading this at dinner time. These guys are GROSS!!! I think they are June Bug grubs. I believe June Bugs fly drunk. They zip right at you, fly into windows, spin in circles, go left, then right, smack into buildings…..yup, drunk for sure. Been there once, yup only once. 😉 I wasn’t flying—that’s the truth.


Hmmmmm….I think I need some new garden gloves. I gots holes!

Here’s a little tip for you. The next time you boil or steam vegetables, don’t pour the water down the drain, use it to water potted patio plants, and you’ll be amazed at how the plants respond to the vegetable juice.















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