Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Mealbugs got into into my collection thanks to a plant I bought. It's been around for several years, but it was under control. Something happened and this year they have flourished! Most plants that got to spend their summer outdoors are free of it, but those that stayed indoors, especially those that were potted in soil, had the most problems. In the last week, I've taken those plant outside and sprayed them all down with a seaweed, neem oil and soap mixture. I hope that it will take care of those annoying things without having to use chemicals! I've also left them outside for nature to take care of anything I missed. I will soon have to bring them all back indoors and I'm hoping that I will be mealybug free!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bhut Jolokia!

Today's harvest of the hottest peppers in the world!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Macadamias & Plumeria

Well, according to the computer, I am a day late, or not in the case of the Macadamias! Today on the 12th, I planted the red and white Plumeria cuttings and tonight, the 13th (2:05am), I planted the Macadamia seeds that I had soaking for 24 hours in water with a rooting solution hoping to give them a head start! I hope they sprout for me!

On another note, I came home to my acorn squash plant not looking quite as perky as when I had left it. I hope the fruits are done growing if it is indeed thinking of kicking the bucket!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hawai'ian Goodies

Yesterday I brought some goodies home with me from our wedding in Hawai'i. I planted the ginger and bamboo orchids yesterday. Today I am soaking the Macadamia seeds. Hopefully they will sprout and grow! I also hope that I have much better luck with the bamboo orchid this time around. I bought four packs so the odds are good, I hope! I still have two Plumeria to plant. Hopefully they are colors I do not have already! But I won't know until the two I have bloom first.