Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fertilized Community Garden, Bagrada Bugs

Today I fertilized at the community garden with Dr. Earth's Veg Fertilizer.

My kale, which has been feeding me wonderfully for almost a year, is now getting decimated by bagrada bugs.  I'm considering spraying them with horticultural oil the next time I'm there, but I need to investigate that further.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Canned 3 Exhausting Batches of Black Beans

In one day, I canned 3 batches of black beans using the quick soak method.  Given my schedule with school drop offs and pick ups, it was way too much since I can't leave the canner unattended.  I was good about rim wiping and tightening bands - in fact, too good about the latter.  While I had zero lid failures, one jar did break in the pressure canner.  Note to self: not THAT tight.