Barbequed Macaroni Salad (by Vegan Feast Catering)
Alil’ Grocery Shopping with my other mini me
📽️ By @hecdagreat
With 🌶️🌶️🌶️ concept by @mellymel164 & dubbed Genius by Mum lol @carmandujar007
#AndujarProductions (at Chelsea, Manhattan)
Freshly Baked Pizza
TURKEY STUFFED PEPPERS
Alright, this is going very well
Seems last night I managed to find the one serrano pepper strong enough to still be burning me fingertips this morning from prepping it.
I could never be a vegan tbh, like, putting aside my complete lack of self control, there’s just too many peppers, man. I don’t like them, not even spice, like, yeah I prefer NOT to be in pain when I rat, but peppers just don’t taste good. Beyond heat there is a flavor and it is not a good one.
Stuffed Peppers (Ground Beef, Rice & Onions)
kline tucker peppers
Better late than never, but I seeded the greenhouse peppers Friday afternoon.
The blue coating on them is a chemical called Thiram, which helps prevent against damping off and pythium root rot. This will help them stave off early season problems that would set me back a good three more months on the farm.
Mature plants have immune systems that can help protect them from pythium on their own, but seedlings don’t have that defense against it yet, so keeping a coating of Thiram on the seeds is a good way of ensuring that your seeds will make it to be healthy plants when you go to transplant them. You can also use a biological fungicide called Rootshield, which uses active fungi strains to help bulk up the root systems of a plant. Here, we use Rootshield on everything we seed.
Pythium is a fungus that lives in lots of soils, but it can also be found in poorly washed and sanitized greenhouses and greenhouse trays. I’m pretty anal retentive about the seed trays, but unfortunately our nursery greenhouse sees a lot of mixed use over the winter, so there’s no guarantee that it’s totally clean when I start moving the seedlings to it in the spring. A seedling with pythium root rot will start to fall over and die, and if you pull it out of its cell, it’ll pop right off because the roots have rotted away.
Damping off is similar to pythium, but instead of rotting away the roots, it causes a rotting away at the soil level of the stem. Damping off is caused by a combination of factors, which includes pythium, phytophthera, alternaria, botrytis, fusarium, and other fungi. Damping off causes a wily in only a few cells at first, then spreads outwards in a circular area. The best way to control it is to make sure your seed trays are well sanitized before putting them away, sanitizing your greenhouse surfaces, and by removing damping off plants before they become a problem and before it can spread. Beets and swiss chard are particularly susceptible to damping off, and as you look through seed catalogs you can see that there are varieties specifically developed to be resistant to it.
Here, we see two Swiss chard seedlings have started to damp off. Their stems turn brown and start to rot right where the roots meet the soil level, and if I didn’t pull them, they’d be dead in just a couple days.
Damping off and pythium root rot can destroy an entire seeding of a crop. It causes devastating losses and can disrupt your entire crop calendar. Prevention is the best defense against these early season problems, but if you see it and you don’t know what to do about it, pull dying plants, hit it with Rootshield, and keep your areas clean! It is possible to bounce back from damping off and pythium rot.
… me a river.
Feb 16, 2020
My Jalapeño and Hyacinths are looking really good today! They’ve popped up and are looking healthy again. My sister is bringing over plant food today so they’ll be getting a treat!
I think my Jalapeño is big enough to start pruning so I might start that today.
Some of the Bell Peppers are ready for pots! I’ll be putting them in today.
While my sister is over we are going to finish up the beds where the Blueberry and Raspberry bushes will be. Idk if we will get the topsoil in but we’ll try!
While working a few days ago I found some old pots so I’ll see what else I can plant in them. Two of them are hanging pots so I’m thinking flowers for the front porch.
I’ll be repainting the bricks under the house and around the outer edge of the bed. The bricks under the house will be white and the outer bed will be a faded forest green color. Now that I’m thinking of it I might make them both green. I’ll decide eventually.
I’m gonna start working on the back yard when I get a chance. There’s an old picnic table my grandfather bought 40 years ago that’s in good shape but needs sanding on the wood. I’d love to make a nice hangout area around it so I can have friends over for cookouts in the Summer and smores in the Winter.