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08:27 pm: All puzzled out
Not much to report this weekend, though I do feel that I accomplished quite a bit.

Yesterday I planted out most of my tomatoes and hot peppers. I'm also experimenting with eight square feet of buckwheat. It's supposed to be quick to grow, good for pollinators, and easy to harvest. I just hope it likes the mild climate. I spent the rest of the afternoon weeding. The pawpaw trees in the front yard have finally broken dormancy, which made me happy, because I wasn't sure if the winter was cold enough for them.

This morning I went on a bicycle excursion to the Lucky supermarket in Foster City. The trip turned out to be a bit too long to be worth biking there on a regular basis, but taking the bus wouldn't be out of the question--particularly if they ever have a sale on their Swiss Miss dark chocolate cocoa mix. They're also the only store in town that sells the kind of grapefruit juice I like. I occupied myself the rest of the afternoon putting together a flagstone jigsaw puzzle. I managed to fill in most of the area under my pergola, with the exception of two small gaps that none of the stones will fit. I'll have to break a stone or two into smaller pieces. Then I'll just have to level the whole thing and fill in the cracks with sand.

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From:mvrdrk
Date:May 2nd, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
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Lucky you! It'll be at least two more weeks before it's safe to put our tomato plants out without covers. We don't even bother with peppers; it never gets hot enough here. My snap peas are about 4 inches high, though, so that's very promising.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 2nd, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
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It's not really hot enough here for bell peppers, but I did have good luck growing a serrano chile pepper, so this year I'm trying several assorted chile varieties.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 2nd, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
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So, now I'm curious: did you have a bunch of stones left over?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 2nd, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
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did you have a bunch of stones left over?

Yeah, quite a few. I'm glad I had a large sample to choose from while fitting them all together, but now I need to find something to do with the extras.
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From:mangaroo
Date:May 2nd, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
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I will definitely want an update on how one disposes of excess flagstone. Since it's you, I assume they'll find themselves part of another project in the yard.
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