Sat, Oct 04 2014 4:28am
I was looking for Halloween-themed games to pass by some time—a lot of them sucked.
But then I found THE CUTEST game in the app store, Chef de Bubble.
||The name of the game might sound misleading, but it means Chef of the Bubble.
You play an aspiring magical chef named Ceylon in a little snow-globe in which you build your little restaurant kingdom. She seems sort of pathetic but really adorable anyways.
|The food items are cool, but I mainly like decorating my globe. There’s farm houses, castles, and all kinds of fantastical items. You can change the globe and the background and there’s also different twinkly music box tunes.
I’m too lame and poor to get any of that fancy stuff yet, but what’s cool (but also sucks in a way) is that I always seem to find something to do in this game. It takes longer to cook foods with higher levels so you have reasons to take breaks though.
I’ve just been playing all these kiddie games lately because it’s not the time for MMORPGs right now. *SIGH*
You’ll have your own little profile, and you can also post on the bulletin and add friends to work part-time jobs in their globes. If you want to be friends, my nickname is Rotkappchen (German for ‘Little Red Riding Hood’)!
And since my globe is dead and bland (so poor), I’ll end this with a nice one owned by Lolitadoll!
Bubble de Chef is available on both iPhone (+) and Android (+).
Monday (Sept 29) was my 21st birthday!
My childhood friend Teil put together a present that was so perfect: some more Darjeeling tea from India, another cute trinket box, a packet of craft moss, and…
THE CUTEST RABBIT MOSS PENDANT
EVER which she made herself.
My brother William also sent some live moss from Zurich, Switzerland!
Well, it’s pretty alive… I once told him that mixing moss with old beer would give it some nutrients to grow, so he thought he’d straight-up water it with beer. Haha, I’m not sure if that’s exactly the way to do it but… hahaha, I love my brother.
I’m so happy to have ended up with these people.
I can think of a a crapload of ways to use rosemary. It smells and tastes LIKE HEAVEN. Rosemary butter, rosemary bread, rosemary tea, rosemary-infused oil, pizza, pasta—MAC N’ CHEESE.
You can even use the strong sprigs as skewers to make really pretty kebabs.
Luckily, I found a nice rosemary bush on the side of the old volcano to take cuttings from! Volcano seaside rosemary?! HELL YEAH.
HOW TO PROPAGATE: When taking cuttings, look for new growth because they’re more eager to root; avoid thick stems. The cuttings should only be around four or five inches long. Carefully strip about an inch of the lower leaves and, if you want to, lightly score the bottom. Keep the soil slightly moist. When a good root system is established, water only when soil is dry.
And, unlike basil, you can let your rosemary bloom without losing flavor!
It’s been a little over a week since planting them and two cuttings already look promising! Another one is almost there but the rest need more time.
All these articles on the Internet about propagating succulents are contradicting and it took me a while to stop accidentally killing everything every second of my gardening life. First of all…
ALL SUCCULENTS ARE DIFFERENT AND YOU SHOULD LOOK UP THE SPECIFIC CARE FOR
I had these Graptopetalum paraguayense cuttings healing on a shady table in my room for four days. That little leaf had already grown a pretty impressive root after the first night. (no water, no soil, barely any light!)
The first picture in this post was taken three days after potting them up into a tiny bonsai planter with slightly moist soil. I’m super excited for these roots!
Stem cuttings are much easier than leaf cuttings because they have more backup support. You have to be a little more careful with leaf cuttings.
Some leaves just might not want to do anything. Some root heavily but remain a single leaf for EVER. Some will even grow little plantlets before forming roots. From my own experience, the ones placed with their end pointing towards the soil—either laying down or propped up—grew roots faster. Naturally, they would be shaded by the parent plant so I put them in a sunny area but under REALLY GOOD shade.
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SOME THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT PROPAGATING SUCCULENTS
Overwatering is your baby’s demise so drainage is KEY. Mixing perlite with soil (1:1 ratio) creates wonderful drainage and aeration. That rock layer at the bottom is a dumb trend that actually makes most scenarios worse. Succulents aren’t for terrariums so make sure that pot you’re using got some holes, but if not—water SUPER ULTRA sparingly.
Strong cuttings from a thriving plant have a greater chance. With stem cuttings, take off a good amount of bottom leaves so it can direct more energy to growing roots without having to carry too much on its back. Before putting it into the soil, make sure the cut callouses over by letting it dry for a couple days or more. This prevents rot. You can also dip it in cinnamon, which acts as a rooting hormone because it’s anti-fungal.
Keep in bright but indirect light. Cuttings need more water than established plants, and leaf cuttings need more water than stem cuttings because they have less support. If they’re wrinkly it means they need water. Slowly water less after roots form and also gradually introduce more light. The less you water your succulents, the stronger they will be against drought! And take note on what season your plant’s species goes dormant.