Saturday, May 23, 2009

Zoysia seeds planted today!!

Okay, I bought Zoysia Amazoy plugs last year (about September '08) and put them out on the land. I really took care of them for the first 3 weeks or so. I watered them almost every other day. This was before we had electricity or a water well too. I had to bucket water from the pond to the little planting zone.

The planting zone soil is actually a road that the "Pond digger" built up to drive on from the pond to our "Dream home's" house pad. This area is packed hard. No top soil just mostly clay and sand. I was expecting the grass plugs to just die... but to my surpise they are still kicking. About 80 % lived and have spread across with runners to open areas between the plugs. They have also shot the stalks with seeds on them.

so here is my idea...

I went to the land this morning to water the trees we planted and I saw all those seed stalks. I picked as many as my attention span would allow and brought them back to the house here in the big city. Now I have a bunch of these things here...

They are all about 4 inches tall and the tops are covered in seeds like this...

So I stripped the seeds from the stalks and put them into 7 - 1 gallon pots filled to the brim with potting soil. Then I put just a touch of potting soil on the top to cover the seeds. I then numbered the pots for no reason other than to make it seem like a science experiment.

I will now wait.. and wait.. to see if I can grow this tough grass from its seed. If it works I think it would make it much easier to put in the front yard of the dream house that we want to build :p

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fishtank Wallpaper

This is my current wallpaper. I made it from scratch with my ever growing photoshop skilz :P
Most of these fish are ones that I had in my 125 gallon tank :(  ...  the one that broke in the living room.