John Scholvin

still can't fit a half-stack in the trunk

21 Dec 2019

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That purple shamrock’s recovery is nothing short of a miracle. We should all be so hardy. And lemon tree 4.0 is kicking all sorts of ass. Choose your metaphor for 2020.
21 Oct 2019

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Odds and ends: See that lemon tree in the middle? She’s growing pretty fast lately, though in something of a checkmark shape which I don’t think is ideal. I’m just going to let nature take its course, or at least as much as nature is involved with th...
25 Aug 2019

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I haven’t given an update on the lemon tree project in a while. Here they are. I took them outside for a better pic; they have lived in my office since they made it out of the basement grow box. It’s kind of hard to believe these two plants came from...
25 Feb 2019

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The lemon tree project waits for no one. That guy on the left is finna be culled this week, leaving me with two candidates. Eight sprouts, six plantings, five seedlings, three survivors, soon two. I may pot them both. Gonna be tough to get these ladi...
27 Jan 2019

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Life, in spite of the planet’s best counterefforts.
16 Jan 2019

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Improvisation. It’s chilly down in the work room, only about 64°—not quite where I want my seedlings to be. So I went out to the garage and dug out some ancient Christmas lights, the old school C9 style. These used to adorn the front yard of my grand...
13 Jan 2019

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Somewhere in there is my lemon tree.
06 Jan 2019

sunday seven

For Christmas I got a cool little lens kit that clips onto a phone. There’s a telephoto, fisheye, wide angle, and a macro which appears to have a depth of field of a couple millimeters. It’s a bit of a production to attach it right, so it’s not the s...
08 Oct 2016

lemon promise

I put a lemon seed in a flower pot just now. At least I’m pretty sure it’s a lemon seed. Sharon puts slices of lemon in her water and I found it near the cutting board. It’s definitely some kind of citrus seed and I don’t think there have been any se...