Wednesday, August 14, 2013

First home hydroponic tomato

Have had to make a couple of adjustments to the vertical hydroponic garden. It's an interesting problem to figure out the correct slope to drain the top row into the bottom one. The slope needs changes as roots start to block exit ports and the overall weight of the green mass climbs.

Ever vigilant:

Here's the first one. Maybe a Charlie Chaplin, Early Girl? I kept a good record of the different types until I planted them. Rather daft.

There was a raiding of the conventional tomatoes, the morning of the taste test. But I dug around and found one hidden. It's the big one on the left. Charlie Chaplin or.... Never mind.

It wasn't a very fair comparison. The big conventional tomato did have slightly more flavor than the little hydroponic one. The hydroponic one still tasted great.

I have to say I am pretty pleased with the hydroponic garden. There will be some adjustments next year. Maybe some fish. Solar powered pump?

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Friday, August 02, 2013

Batboy the Musical!

Having had a home subscription to the Weekly World News back in the 1990s, our household has always been a big fan of Bat Boy.

Last night, Sarah and I went to see Bat Boy, the musical at the Lake City Playhouse.

It was a great show in a great venue. All cast members did a fine job, the staging and lighting was excellent too. If you get a chance, go see it. The play runs until August 10th. You can buy tickets online at the link above.

I did have a hard time making out some of the lyrics, but I attribute this to hearing loss.

The first act drags a little, but the second act really rolls and is a major payoff. Almost wish that there was no intermission to keep the story building.

We had a great time and don't miss the chance to see some great acting and a nice story. Of course, there is a lot of sex and violence, so maybe leave the wee bat children at home.