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amelie

Gardening ho!

Posted on 2017.05.30 at 20:06
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So, I used to garden in the past. I've learnt a lot about trees, plants, etc. I can identify them. I saw an ad in CL of a woman seeking a pal to help her identify plants that she takes pictures of, and maybe exchange garden produce, too. I initially thought that I don't know all that much but I do. Enough. She had three pics in her CL post: garlic mustard, dandelion and Redbud. And I'm like, omg, she doesn't even know what these are? Two of them are weeds! But, maybe if I have energy, I might get in touch w/ her, idk. I feel less trapped here, now that the bald guy has been beaten back into his lair of misanthropy.

Ted Talks is talking about one of my fav subjects: Altruism. I was too busy crunching popcorn to listen in, but one bit was a comparison of brains of psychopaths (crazy bald guy) and altruists (me, qualified). That would have been very easy to listen to but besides the popcorn the female scientist kept flaunting her uber sexy-cool library barista accent which made it difficult to understand or care about what she was saying. But, seriously, the juxtaposition of psychopaths and altruists, and of their brains - it doesn't get much better than this, yo. Maybe I just avoided hearing this part for fear of spontaneously orgasming.

Back to gardening: A local hospital offers raised garden beds, in fair seclusion, for about $8/mo. I walked out there a year or two ago, and it would be a nice place for my dog - but impossible to lug him there. And impossible to lug all my stuff back and forth. And the plots are TINY. But, I might reconsider it again this year. There is also a deal where a local school raises veggies and sells them, by subscription, or etc. I never seem to be able to take advantage of this, despite all the phone tag and convos I've been through. The local pantries supply a lot of veggies, mostly all the sweet corn and squash you could ever want. I don't ever want ANY sweet corn or squash.

The corn is not only sugary, it is probably Monsanto.

But, here's the big thing. I think I might take classes to become a Master Gardener. It would be a breeze, considering my background, except for the constraints of CFS. Master Gardeners are well respected in this region, in both Wisconsin and Illinois. They get to do meaningful stuff. They are comparable to volunteer fire-fighters or CNA's. The classes cost $175 but I have a while to come up with the money, after I possibly spend on an air-conditioner. Dudes, I have spent my whole life on things that have never been accredited in official society. Being a Master Gardener would simply translate a little of this into officialness.

Today, I did not go to the store. I just walked downtown, and to the bank, and to the library. American Girl was there and slightly weird. She's got something wrong with her and I don't want to be sucked into it. I can sum it up in two words: "This Town". Passive aggression and thwarting things are second nature here. But, I got 5 good movies and some CD's at the library, into which I shall be indulging forthwith.

Did I ever mention? My tooth cap, which came off, needed a little cleaning up. So, I left it in bleach for too long and now it is way too white for my mouth. I am going to try to literally bleach my other teeth before I superglue it back in. But I am hesitant. Maybe I should wait and talk to a dentist. Maybe Medicaid will pay them to put in in properly. If I superglue it in, then maybe that cannot be changed for, like, centuries.

This post needs to end on the theme of, "gardening." So: Finally, I found an avocado pit that wants to sprout! So, I am making some rich soil for it. And I bought a pot. Soon, I will no longer have to go to Mexico.

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meowmensteen
meowmensteen at 2017-06-01 01:26 (UTC) (Lien)
I've grown a few avocado trees before, but alas no fruit. It's too cold up here in Canada (Seattle).
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madman101 at 2017-06-01 23:56 (UTC) (Lien)
That's nice / too bad.

They have lots of vitamin C which would help you up there.

I don't know what the plants grow like. I don't have a lot of light in here. Black mould seems to thrive tho.
meowmensteen
meowmensteen at 2017-06-02 01:14 (UTC) (Lien)
I once had one as tall as me, sometimes it would grow so fast you could almost see the leaves getting bigger before your eyes. Maybe it was because I fed it old coffee grounds.
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madman101 at 2017-06-02 04:16 (UTC) (Lien)
Wow!!!

And that's cool cuz I'm also using coffee grounds.
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