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Planting two Apple trees

10 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

I unbox two new trees that I hope one day will produce an abundance of fruit. I got a Cortland and Honey Crisp Apple tree. One of each. They are a semi dwarf variety so they should not get full size like many that grow in orchards. I dig the holes f...

Making planters out of old food containers

30 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Solominer

Using coconut oil containers I cut and then heat up the sides to fold them out, giving me spots to place plants in. Strawberries is what I am planning on growing in these. And since making this video they have been doing pretty good. I made this vid...

Late winter with the Mason Bees - Macro Photography

5 Mar 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Solominer

The flower petals of the Peach tree were burned by the recent frosts, though this did not stop the Mason Bees from getting nectar from inside the flower and helping to pollinate it at the same time. These Bees do not have pollen sacks like Honey Bees...

Spring Garden Update: Oregon Grapes

22 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

When I moved to Georgia I would see this evergreen plant in the forests and sometimes in peoples yards. I did not learn till years later that the berries it produces are edible. A follower of mine @goat-girlz mentioned they are indeed edible and can...

Peach tree covered in snow

15 Mar 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Solominer

When I moved to Georgia I thought having a Peach tree would be a good idea. Though for most of Georgia that is fine, but I live in the north. And we get snow and freezing weather throughout the late winter and early spring. Down south of Atlanta, its...

Sweet Potato slip update

15 Apr 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Solominer

Its been over a month now since I started growing slips, which I can then place in the ground and hopefully get a bunch of Sweet Potatoes. As I keep the Potatoes hydrated in the mason jars, they start to grow roots and leaves on top. Once those leav...

Mason Bees making homes - Macro Photography

16 May 2020 2 minute read 3 comments Solominer

I took these pictures in late March when the Bees were busy finding mud and pollen to build their homes. These Solitary Bees will fly back and forth from their homes to places that they find mud. Building cells within the holes in the pictures. The a...

Planting strawberries in raised containers

13 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

Im giving growing strawberries another try, previously I grew them in the ground without any raised containers. It did not work out well as the bugs got to them very quickly. So this time around I plan on doing it differently.    Camera Model Sam...

Late Spring Solitary Bee update

23 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Solominer

A few of the bee boards has had its holes completely filled in, this is great as they are taking to what I built for them. I see mud all the way to the front of the opening, one of those tunnels is completely filled in. Mission complete by a ms Maso...

Digging rows for Asparagus and placing crowns in the ground

15 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

I have a spot in mind for growing something new, figured a perennial plant that I can eat would be a good idea. I settled on Asparagus and got two kinds, some green Jersey Giant Knight and Purple Passion. I dig trenches for the roots and widen out t...