Monday, May 9, 2011

Week 2 Deposit

In this week's deposit video I talk about a couple side projects I have in addition to the weekly deposit.

EDIT: At the time this blog entry was posted I had a Youtube video here. That has been removed but I want the rest of my content to be remain. Nothing hidden no past mistakes ignored. All out in the open.

So my garden. I'll be leaving most of that information out of the youtube side apart from some overall total savings updates. I want the blog to be the more conversational side of things.

As I mentioned in the video this is my third year gardening. The first year I did well enough. Some green onions, basil, jalapeƱos. The second year I waited way too long to start my seedlings and I didnt put any mulch on top.  Mulch is a ground up layer of wood chips or a variety of other things that keeps the sun from drying out the soil. My poor seedlings would get shriviled up during the day. I would water them at night and they would recover but never grow roots down below the level where the sun would bake them. This year I started them a month earlier and I'll be mulching. I'll have more details of my garden in their own entries.


  1. Yeah ... as I mentioned on the YouTube vid ... fantastic approach to gardening.

    The wife and I ... I'm not sure if we'll have one this year, as we're in the process of moving. But we fully intend on having some amount of gardening once we arrive.

    We've discovered the power of compost. Gotta love it. Coffee grounds. Egg shells, banana peels, orange peels, old grass (REALLY helps), and bits and pieces used from cooking. Compost. Stuff works like steroids.

  2. Just imagine the growing season you will have down there!

    Right now the gf and I live in a townhome. I have to pass on the compost bin for lack of space reasons but its definitely something I am going to want to try.