So, you know it's fall when the first stink bug is found inside the house. Last night, not paying attention to what I thought was the sound of a bug, could have resulted in another stink bug attached to the top of my head. Last fall while sitting in my favorite spot on the sofa, I heard the buzzing of something big flying inside the house, but I didn't see anything. Until something said, feel the top of your head. You know what was there; a stink bug. I had whiplash trying to get it off me and someone should have taped me in action for YouTube. It thought I couldn't see it hiding on the living room curtains, but I have bionic eyes. I got the ladder and picked him off the curtain with a tissue. Hopefully not the first of more. Who gets a ladder to pick of a insect? I would never rest thinking that next, he'd be on me. I haven't even bought my house plants inside from the porch yet. This is a reminder to spray the plants before I bring them inside. They'll have to come in soon because it's cold although next week we expect some days in the 70's. The sweet potato vine in the sidewalk planters has already put up a fuss about the weather. A few more nights like we've had and it'll be done.
|I'm looking forward to seeing the trees turn. This is from last fall. Haven't seen any beautiful colors to photograph yet.|
|Product of Israel. That's a long way from home.|
|I'll get it together soon and see how it fits in the pots.|
|Peaceful Valley seeds enticed me. I guess just going to an empty lot would have done for some Queen Anne's lace since it grows here like a weed and may be invasive in some places. I always wanted some. The North American shade wildflower mix supposedly will be sown this fall when I get my site together. I purchased some peat moss, and manure to add with compost and vermiculite or perlite, and leaf mold to make some fresh soil for my yard. The weather and dampness stopped me from going to get free mulch, compost, wood chips, and maybe some wood for the fire from our recycling center in Fairmount Park today. You're allowed 30 gallons on each visit free. The make their own compost on site. Maybe next week when it's dry out. The kale was a pack of free seeds. My leaf mold may not even be ready. An article I read stated it takes 2 years for it to become like the texture of humus. I'll know when the bags are opened soon. Can you imagine growing your own miniature pumpkins? Where would this go? I'm hopeful. They can always be planted at my sister's house. I told her I'd bring some cabbages around for her yard as I have more seedlings than I have room for. Next season I'm going to talk her into getting a raised bed. She could have a huge garden in her yard and it's full sun. It may be a problem because raccoons think they own her yard.|
|Can't wait to try this in the spring. I love different lettuces. Five hundred tiny seeds. Not only did I choose it for is color and texture but read that it doesn't bolt easily.|
|I don't even know how to work with peat moss. I guess I'll learn. The wood is for another surface for fall veggies in the yard. Hopefully these things will get done.|