Cuttings, spotify and frog egg rescue.
It’s not much colder than yesterday really but it feels like it because the sun hasn’t shown much yet. I changed the bandage on my thumb and it looked rather good. Not much blood, just a bit strangely colored, like a bruise and a bit swollen. Would be strange if it didn’t look like that considering how bad I’ve treated that poor thumb of mine🙂 I think the pain I still have is due to it being swollen, as soon as the bandage was taken off the pain stopped.
I planted cuttings from my old tomato plant yesterday. A tomato is usually seen as an annual but I know it can live longer. But it’s better to take cuttings for a better result, at least in a climate like the one I live in. I didn’t take that many because to be honest, I have tasted much better tomatoes than this one🙂 You see I did a mistake. I had heard that the tomato Black Russian should be one of the best there is so I just had to try it and like so many others I got very disappointed. The thing is that there’s another tomato called Russian Black and that’s the one that tastes delicious🙂🙂🙂
I have also sown two kinds of tomatoes, two cherry tomatoes. One is a normal red one from seeds I’ve bought and the other one is a yellow striped and those seeds I took from some I bought. Unless it is a first generation hybrid tomatoes usually stays close to what their parent looked like but if there has been another kind of tomato close to the one those tomatoes came from it can become something completely different🙂 I won’t know until later this year🙂 I also sowed two different paprikas, those seeds came also from paprikas I’ve bought. I call one Hungarian white and the other Spanish red. Both are very long but thin. They had a kind of sweet but still peppery taste that I liked.
It is a bit late to sow those seeds now but since I’m counting on having a greenhouse later this year I should get fairly many tomatoes and paprikas this year. I also cut down my geraniums and took some cuttings from those as well, not that I really need more geraniums but one never knows if someone would like to have some with them home if they see them here.
I also did a rescue mission yesterday🙂 My neighbors have sold their property to the castle owner and they have promised to dig out the ditches before they leave. Those ditches has been the only safe place for frogs to lay eggs in since they never dried out. So it’s not sure that there will be any more frogs in that ditch this year and the coming ones. So I brought a pitcher and took as many eggs as I could in it and poured them out in to my pond. I also caught a couple of water beetles and some leaches too🙂🙂🙂 I might go there later today to bring more of those frog eggs, we have very little frogs here now compared to how it was when I moved here. Most small ponds has been allowed to overgrow.
I’ve started to listen to music via Spotify when I write this blog and it is both negative and positive🙂 When I write I write so much faster but if I hear songs i really like I tend to stop writing and just sing along with the artists🙂 :-)m:-) Today I’m listening to Maroon Five and I tend to sing more than write I’m afraid🙂🙂🙂 It’s time to make a pot of tea and after that I think I’ll take another walk with my dogs, I might bring a pitcher🙂