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High Speed Gardening - Video Lapse

8 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

I had a few clips I made during the early spring that I did not use in any other videos. So I put them together to make a short video lapse compilation. I put a random audio track in the video as its usually without sound when doing video lapse. I s...

Mason Bees hatching from their cocoons - Video Lapse

3 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

In the beginning of the video, Bees can be seen crawling around the trays I laid the cocoons in. I set my camera up and recorded all day using video lapse. By half way through the video I did not see any others emerge but there were a few in the beg...

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...

Planting Goji berry bushes

28 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

When I got these starter plants, I was expecting to get a Cherry tree as well. I ordered both together, though the Cherry tree was out of stock. It was a Royal Lee, which would be compatible with my Minnie Royal Cherry tree. Unfortunately it did not...

Kestrel house late spring update

27 May 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Solominer

  I was hoping for Kestrels to move into the new bird house I built. Though I got a different kind of bird that ended up moving in this year. The bird that moved in is called a Wren. They are a very common bird here in Georgia. Glad to see the bird...

Mason Bees visiting their old homes

26 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

I am really glad the Mason Bees are making use of the bee boards I constructed for them last year. I left the old bee homes out so the Bees inside could emerge. The homes with holes in the mud are spots where previous Bees have already left for the...

Planting 2 Cherry trees and 2 Cherry bushes

24 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Solominer

The last few years we have been buying alot of Cherries at the market. And with some free space I thought it would be a good idea to plant some Cherry trees and bushes. It may take a few years to get a tree that produces, so now is a good time to st...

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...

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...