Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Journal March 27, 2013

Finally, almost two weeks overdue,  I received the Trilye olive seedlings from Turkey.  The package was pretty well beat up, and the seedlings are a little wilted, and, I am sure, stressed, from being denied water, air and light for several weeks. 

After opening the package, I cleaned the soil from the roots and soaked the roots in water for about an hour before potting the plants.  

This variety has small leaves, and, in my opinion, would make an excellent bonsai candidate.  The seedlings are still being offered on eBay.

Yesterday I installed a wireless webcam in the greenhouse, and the installation is not for the faint of heart.  It took me at least four hours on the PC to get it to work.  That said, the camera has pan and tilt and can be accessed and controlled from anywhere online. It has a motion detection alarm system, that when activated takes a photo and sends it to your email address.  It can be programmed to allow visitors access via a login name and password.  In addition, it has IR LEDs that can see in the dark for up to 25 feet.  Last night I could see in the greenhouse as well as in the daytime.  An added benefit is two way audio so I can talk to who ever is viewing the camera.   All this for forty dollars and change. 

1 comment:

Zach Keatts said...

I just finished reading your blog from start to only took me two sittings.

Your process is well documented, your scientific spirit results in constant refinement. Thanks for putting this out there for the world to see.

I have noticed an absence of root vegetables. I would love to see you try some onions some day, as there are so many rare and interesting varieties that I am sure you would fall in love with them.

I intend to keep following your progress. I abandoned gardening a few years ago because of the weeds, bugs, tilling, and constant problems. This blog has given me new hope to pursue it again.