Saturday, April 2, 2011

Purple Martins

Purple Martins are back. Here are some perched on one of their apartments last summer and some babies on the inside.


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Baldwin High School wins BIT

Tosh Mihesuah wins steeplechase
Congratulations to the Baldwin High School boys and girls track teams. They won the 45th Baldwin Invitational Track meet at the Baker University Hey/Metsker Track April 1. Allison Howard set a new meet record for the discus throw.


Some beautiful crocus on the campus of Baker University in Baldwin City

Baker University Greenhouse

Here is the Baker University greenhouse, on the beautiful campus of BU in Baldwin City. The large tropical plants look happy year-round. I want this greenhouse!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March Snow and Indoor Sprouts

It's been pretty cold the last few days. Trees have budded and grass is green. Right now at 6:00 pm, snow is falling. I had flats of seeds in my greenhouse but the nighttime temperatures are too cold. I hauled all of them in and now they're crowded in the basement, in the reading room and in an upstairs bedroom.

Grow Potatoes

Potatoes are easy to grow. Here are some that have sprouted. I cut the potatoes into chunks, with one-two sprouts per piece, like in the shot below. Let set for a couple of days before planting. Look at my page about growing potatoes for tips on growing a lot of spuds.