Bugs and Peppers

All of my plants are doing really well, and I’m pretty happy to have the little container garden so far. I still miss having Scott’s back yard as a garden, but this is working out pretty well where we are at the moment. One thing I’ve never really had to deal with so far is bugs eating my plants. Call me lucky, but it was never a concern. But over the last few days, something has been chewing up my pepper plants. Whatever it is doesn’t really seem to mind if its eating the bell pepper leaves or the hot banana pepper leaves.

Well I finally went out and bought some Sevin. I was going to get the dust, as my dad had advised, but I found they had a spray and so I got that. It was about the same price, plus I felt alright leaving the bottle outside. I also bought some bird netting to put over my tomato plants. The birds around here have been pecking at the green tomatoes and that was making them rot before they had the chance to ripen.

By |April 27th, 2010|Friends, Photo|1 Comment

Large Hadron Collider collides, finally.

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It might not look spectacular, but that image is the display of the first collision in CERN‘s  Large Hadron Collider. The first collision took place November 23, 2009.  It’s been a long time coming, construction started on the LHC in 1983, and there have been many problems, including a big malfuntion, a terrorist scientist, and a fowl accident, all of which lead to some people questioning whether the LHC is being sabotaged by it’s own future. But now that they’ve succeeded in colliding particles, they look pretty happy.

Somewhat related: Anatoli Bugorski, the only known person to stick his head in a particle accelerator proton beam and live.

I guess now’s the time to show you this.

By |November 29th, 2009|Photo|0 Comments