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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Friday March 26, 2004
04:31 AM

Sunny

[ #18068 ]
Dear Log,

Today it was blissfully sunny and warm, so I went out and took a whole lot of pictures. Then it was stll warm and sunny, so I attempted my first foray into gardening since I was a kid in LA.

In the sunniest corner of the garden, I tilled up some of the thick black soil and planted some gladiolus bulbs, and some seeds for nasturtium, morning glory, catnip, and some California poppy. I have no idea if this is too early in the year to plant these things in the local climate, so I only planted about a third of the seeds/bulbs of each kind -- so if they sprout but get killed by a strange frost in late April, then there'll still be more to plant. Also, by staggering the plantings, I hope to stagger the blooms.

I've never seen or even heard of soil this rich; it makes potting soil you get at the store look like beach-sand. Literally every time I turned the soil with my little hand-shovel, I'd turn up earthworms.

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  • when I visited Anchorage in the summer a few years ago one of the locals showed me a tomato grown in the Mat-Su valley north of the city. Due to the volcanic soil and tons of sunlight the thing was nearly as big as my head. Yow!
  • Talking of photos, I see you got linked to by Sterling today. Good one! (And nice photos.)