Gardening

Backyard Gardening #11: 2019 August Week 2 | Eggplants Party

Highlight

It is becoming a harvest season. We had good hot days and a little colder days. Time to pick up vegetables !!!

2019 August Week 2

Harvest

So many eggplants grew and time to pick them up. The eggplants were heavy…

With eggplants. tomato, peppers, and beans, made a vegetable face 😛

Eggplants, Tomato, and Beans
Measure eggplant dimension for fun

Cooking

Eggplants, Ground Pork, Onions, and Tofu. Backyard garden to kitchen is very fresh.

Engineering, Gardening

Backyard Gardening #8: 2019 July Week #3 | #SmartGarden #Recycle

Weekly Progress

Tomato started growing more as the temperature in Oregon started going up.

There are six eggplants and each plant now has a bunch of flowers. At the same time, they attract snails 😛


New Crops

Green onions. Bought green onions at a grocery store and kept them in a glass of water. Changed water every morning for two weeks and each has enough roots now. So, it was time to plant them outside.


Harvest

Eggplants

Eggplants

SmartGarden Progress

SmartGarden device now is equipped with GPS sensor (Amazon Link) to keep track of real time information – GPS coordinates can be recorded as well. As the device has an USB charger block to power the Arduino microcontroller (Amazon Link) and other sensors, this became a portable device to check out brightness from the light sensor (Amazon Link).

The picture below shows the Analog Three-way meter and my own SmartGarden device.

LCD display shows Time and converted voltage by Light Sensor
SmartGarden Device with bell peppers