Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Costco Regular Gas $3.889, 8/16/12

Gas prices are spiking due to all sorts of reasons that should not affect our regional refinery model but such is life tied to petroleum.

Calbee Snapea Crisps

I love these simple snacks and so do toddlers. I'm not sure what that says about me but whatever.

2 - 9 oz. bags for $6.49

Are You Ready for Winter?

Costco is. Women's gloves with touch screen finger tip. These gloves have a similar feature to The North Face E-tip which allow the use of touchscreen devices without having to take off gloves when it's cold outside.

Children's Halloween Costumes


They have Disney characters which fall on the high end of the price spectrum.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tomato Plants, Tomatoes and Hornworms

I found a few hornworms on my tomato plants. These are nasty little pests that will strip tomato plants clean in a matter of days. The best way to get rid of them is to pick them off the plant and dispose of them.

Picking the hornworms off the plants reminded me of the plants I saw at Costco this spring. They were very large planters, probably around 6 or 7 inch. They would have been ready a bit earlier than the 4 and 5 inch planters that I started with this year.

So far the crop has been pretty good. The plants are sucking down enough water that I have to fill the earthboxes twice a day.

Here's a picture of a small hornworm, about the size of a pencil. Larger worms get to be the size of a persons little finger or larger.