Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Garden Interrupted

Hey dude! It’s been a while, I know and I apologize. What’s new? Well, my newly planted basil is getting pounced in the rain but never mind that. I’m going to shift the onus for my absence onto the newest addition to the family. Our brood has grown; we are now parents to a sweet Rottweiler/German Shepherd pup. He’s not exactly a puppy. Many have told us he may be between 8 to 12 months old. Long story but we found him on February 6th by the Metro station, running wild in the rain and ID less.

We named him Rocky and he won’t sit still long enough to have his picture taken so instead here’s an illustration of what he looks like. Handsome, right?

The victory garden has remained rockin’. I transplanted six different types of eggplants into separate containers. I tilled New Zealand White Clover where corn will grow. I amended one of my beds with compost and I harvested a cabbage. It took lots of tries for the one cabbage but success against the cabbage worm was finally mine!

Till next time!


Randy Emmitt said...

That cabbage worm is actually a butterfly caterpillar,the Cabbage White imported into the US a long time ago from Europe. You might be seeing the native caterpillar out your way the Checkered White see my page on them at http://www.rlephoto.com/whites/white_checkered01.html

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Ugh. The rain has battered my garden too.

Rocky is lucky you found him!

Amey said...

ooooh! I can't wait for pictures of little mr. Rocky. Tell him to sit still!

Gramps said...

Where did you get your clover seed? Anywhere local? (I'm San Pedro.)

Adriana said...

Gramps, I purchased the cover crops from Territorial Seed Company. They have a standard shipping & handling fee of $7.50.