Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Picture Post

I've been busy lately. Here are some pictures.
My first (cherry) tomatoes! I currently have 14 tomatoes growing, with lots more buds on the way. In addition, between last night and this morning, my zucchini plant has flowered as well. So now I am conflicted as to whether I should stuff and fry the squash blossoms or wait for the zucchinis. My poor plants have had their water dosage upped as well. They have been getting 120 oz of water a day. Yesterday we had a high of 94. They looked very droopy and sad when I got home, so they ended up with 240 oz of water yesterday. Today they've already had 120 oz, so hopefully they won't be too droopy by the time I get home. (High is currently 94 and rising)
This weekend I was invited to go to the performance of the Ramsey's Braggarts Morris Men. There's a very complicated story as to why I was invited, but I'll save that. Watching made me miss dancing, and I think I'm going to go check out the dance scene later this summer.
After the dance performances, all the dancers and watchers got on the trolley that goes between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. It was made especially fun by the fact that all the dancers were singing songs, some of which had multiple parts. There was even a round.
Yesterday they began digging up our street. Or the end of our street really. We were notified about this last week and the construction will go until October. They've closed the standard entrance to the street and made the street two way instead of one way as it usually is. Apparently they have to dig down 20 feet and move some pipes around. 


Reid said...

Ounces!? Aren't you a scientist? Metric!!

p.s. first post!

tatgeer said...

FWIW, zukes have male and female blossoms. If you have only one gender, there's no reason not to pick them. For what seemed like a month one summer, mine made only male blossoms.

The males have skinny stems from the flower to the vine, the females look like there's a tiny zuke connecting them. If it doesn't get fertilized, the zuke (and bloom) shrivel and fall off.

Katie said...

Reid - yeah, but I know the juice containers that we fill with water are ~60 oz and I don't know the metric conversion in my head. If it helps, I DO know that my summer breakfast starts with 10g of sugar 100g of yogurt and 25g of Special K cereal. Add in 6g each of raisins, dried cranberries, pecans, and almonds and then throw in an indeterminate amount of raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries and one banana (~200g of fruit).

Erin - Wow. That is good to know. I think all of my are male, so I'll leave some of the yet to bloom ones and stuff the others. I'm getting excited about that.