Over the last week Rachel and I loosened the little garden beds with my broadfork, then dug in some good compost and biochar.
Then it was time to plant. Since I post funny videos on my YouTube channel now and again, and there are always a few people that totally don’t get my sense of humor, I decided to play a bit of a prank on everyone and embody the typical, clueless, Windows Movie Maker-using YouTube gardening host.
I named this version of me… Dave2000.
I had fun and the comments section was hilarious. My favorite comment by far was from Perma Pen:
(Thankee, luv – stop on by me allotment anytime, wut wut!)
One of my friends (that’s the new Twitter killer – it’s an awesome free speech platform) also made a graphic for me after seeing the video.
Anyhow, in the video, ridiculous as it is, you can see what I planted in the beds: amaranth, sunflowers, black amber cane sorghum and some Seminole pumpkins. I also snuck a perennial cucumber into one corner.
I love those.
Yesterday afternoon, after much outcry, I retired Dave2000 in a rather funny video that contains not just one, but TWO rap segments.
The avocado puts I planted a few months back germinated and grew quicker than I expected. Now I have 17 of them all potted (er, bagged) up and ready to plant whenever I get some land.
Hopefully I won’t have to pot them up again before we get a place but you never know. Live moves slower near the equator… except for the growth rate of trees.
Have a great Friday night and a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back again tomorrow.