First blueberry of the season! Feeding and watering my blueberry bush all winter is starting to pay off.
Summer is over. BOOOOO. I had a very productive summer, though. I took the summer session at El Camino College and built out my entire patio.
So let’s go through the projects, one by one.
Remember when I said I was going to build these? Well, I did. And I planted a bunch of herbs, most of which are growing like gangbusters. Some have been eaten by evil caterpillars. I like my color choices much, much better, don’t you? Here’s a comparison:
I built all 18 planter boxes in one class.
After that, I built some garden beds that ended up getting featured on Instructables. Here’s what they look like now, painted and with growing veggies. I used the leftover paint from my TV stand project.
With leftover scrap, I built a mini version for the cats.
I saw this project online and knew that’s what I wanted for my blueberry bush. So I made it out of free wood from the scrapyard and painted it with leftover paint from the planter boxes.
Got a table and chairs from cb2 and tied it all together with a chartreuse outdoor rug!
The summer squash is an overachiever.
Carrot seedlings have been decimated. Parsnips are ok for now. Tomatoes are strugs.
I don’t know what is attacking the broccoli.
Something has laid eggs.
What is this guy doing?
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: I went out with a flashlight tonight. Found a bunch of caterpillars munching away. They tried to curl up in a ball and pretend they were rocks but I was all, “No way, a-holes!” scooped them out of the garden and into the garbage disposal. DIE, CATERPILLARS!
I made a mini version of the garden beds that I buit this summer from scrap wood and planted catmint (like cat nip) and cat treats. I let the monsters outside today and they went right for it. Maybe this will stop Dash from dashing next door and invading the neighbors’ patio. Fingers crossed!
UPDATE: Dash is now running around the apartment, meowing at nothing. I think he is high as shit. Stasia is not high. She’s just like, really enjoying the texture of the pillow on her face right now, you know?