Saturday, May 31, 2014

*** Cucumbers Keep Raining on My Head ***

Cucumbers keep raining on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red. Crying's not for me. Cause I ain't gonna stop the cucumbers raining by complaining. Because I'm free, Nothing's bothering me.
Here's a couple of Cukes hanging from the roof and I'm just goofing around with that old song "Raindrops keep falling on my head" by B J Thomas. Remember that song? Anyway, I thought this would be a good addition to my blog. There are more up there hanging out. Tomorrow I'm going to make a pickled cucumber, onion, hot pepper flakes, and brown sugar recipe. It tastes awesome. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cool as a Cucumber

I was telling you earlier that the cucumbers were growing in the roof and there were cucumbers hanging from it. Here's one of them I picked today. Pretty cool huh? There are more of them that will be ready in about a week with more on the way.
Last weekend I planted more cucumber seeds in a grow tray with a dome on it. It was placed on a heating matt. today I removed them from under the dome and put them under a grow light because they have already sprouted. I hope my timing is right so I can take out the old plants and put these in their place.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Dutch Bucket System

I've just completed the tab on Dutch Bucket Hydroponic System. This system has exceeded my expectations. It has turned out to be very rewarding as I have already started harvesting the cucumbers in about 6 weeks. It is three times faster the the garden outside. I will try to keep it current so you can see.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


This is a picture of one of my cucumber plants inside my Greenhouse. This will be part of the tab I am working on now. The Dutch Bucket Hydroponic System. This is a little hard for me to believe so I can imagine what you are thinking. Especially when I tell you this has only been in the bucket for less than 30 days. This is what happens when you use the fertilizers described in the video I posted. Or maybe it's the Angel force field that's surrounding it. So, seeing is believing. Now they are sprawling out across the roof with cukes hanging down from the ceiling, really freaky. Have a Nice Week.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Rachael's Roses

This rose bush was given to us about two weeks after Rachael's passing 4-1-12.  My church gave them to us on our doorstep and they were about one foot tall. I think they are in a great spot being placed at the entry to her door. Don't tell anyone this secret but the reason they are so healthy looking and growing so well is because I dug a hole two feet deep and wide and put in a very good potting soil mixed with some of the soil that came out of the hole. This allows the rooting to get a good foothold and really latch themselves in.  

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Nice Yard Buddy

Ah, What a Beautiful day is was in Williamsburg.
The flowers are everywhere and in their Glory. The rain we had yesterday was just enough to clean the air, wash the pollen off the cars and give the yards a good soaking. After church today I paid attention to the landscaping on the property. My front yard is becoming more beautiful every week. Green, thick and almost free of weeds. When I moved in here four years ago the yard was mostly weeds with scattered grass and a lot of bald spots. I had remained like until just this year. Last June I had a gentleman ring the doorbell and talked me into hiring Scott's lawn service to spray for weeds and fertilize every month. I was determined to have a beautiful landscaped front yard. With their recommendation last fall to run a plug machine and overseed it has turned out to be a success. Thanks Scotts lawn service.  

Friday, May 9, 2014

Digital Timer

Happy Friday everyone, It's been a busy week for me and I'm glad it's Friday for sure. Looking forward to working around the Greenhouse and other nature things this weekend.

As you can see this is an Indoor Digital Timer. This is the one I selected to use on my Dutch Bucket System. So far it is working well for me. I have the timer programed to come on three times a day. It comes on at   6 to 6:30 am, 1200 to 1230 pm and 6 to 6:30 pm. It starts the water pump so that the buckets are flooded for 30 min at a time. The instructions confused me at first but that easy to do. I finally figured it out and am pleased with it. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

BeefSteak Tomato

This is the type of tomatoes I grow in my Greenhouse. Sweet and Juicy , no cardboard taste like from a hothouse. Many more are in the making and I can hardly wait for them to turn.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Air Pump, 24-7

Happy Saturday everyone even though it's almost over.
 I want to share with you the type of air pump I am using on my systems. The reason I am bring this up is because I just want you to know how reliable this pump has been. On My NFT system it has been running 27-7 since I turned it on back in August 2013. It is pretty quiet and I like it because it has 2 ports. The price was under 20 dollars. You can read the specifications on the box and purchase it from about anyplace that sells air pumps. Next week I'm going to buy another one because now that I have told you how reliable it is it is going to crap out on me. Just Kidding, although it wouldn't hurt having a spare one just in case.