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I put some social media buttons on this blog, not sure why I wanted to do this. Maybe its after I switched back to Blogger comments system.

Since new years day, I had been collecting spam emails, the one uses Gmail emoji. Less than 15 days, I received 52 such spams and I dont believe I have seen any legit email uses those emoji. Should I give thumbs-up to spammers?

There is one thing I noticed about the cat, when he cries with a unique sound, he is telling me to clean up his litter box because he just peed or pooped. I will go to the box and he will look back at me, making sure I get the message before he walks back to his bed and continues his sleep. I wonder if this is nature or nurture or simply catgenius, perhaps that indeed is cat has staff as they said.

I googled right hand colder than left hand and found Raynauds phenomenon, I dont think I got that, but some of the pictures inside is quite scarily, not as in bloody scare. I then googled right side colder than left, because I could feel my right leg is colder, too, but not so if I used my hand to sense the temperature. It seems if you google something, there always is a thing to tell you that you might have some disease or illness.

Those azuki bean sprouts are doing good, but I decided to take some to plant in box planter, around 20, they would be like cover crop, since the plants in that container aint doing well, Perhaps they could fix some nitrogen in before spring.

Next Monday, I will scatter the rest into dick container. The weather is cold and wet, not sure if any of these bean will survive, if not, they can still be nutrient once they decomposed.

This morning, I cleaned and tidied up the front window sill. Removed most of golden pothos (devils ivy), only two left for climbing up a wire I just added. They will be trained just as one in my bedroom, which has climbed up and half way of the top bar. The removed pothos, I packed into a bag and sealed it, not sure if those would turn into leaf mould.

There were many of green tomatoes still on the vine, the temperature is really low, dont think they will ripen, so I took the bigger ones, but still left teeny ones on the vine. I took a portion and placed in with banana, the rest went into a brown paper bag. It could be a race.

Afternoon, I decided to prune bean plants, yes, pruning, bean, plants. The two yardlong beans, still alive, the vine still green for at least a meter, but no buds, except the Chinese red noodle one, which actually has six flowers, I was wrong yesterday. The green one is pruned back for about 20cm, and 2 or 3 segments. Hopefully, it will start new branches once the temperature raises up.

While pruning, I spot two caterpillars, this wasnt the first time, but it seems every time when I saw one, they all were on bean plants. They must be insects particularly like bean plants. I moved these two to purple dick, they can nibble all those leaves, if they like those.

I have too many tomato seedlings, and those indoors are really small while three have been under the cold weather outdoors, looking very healthy. I might give up those indoor ones, besides, two plants still produced flowers up until one week ago.

The pink flower plant, I am thinking about trimming it. Heavily. And training it to grow into a cylinder shape. Its supposed to grow wide, but there really is not much of space for it. Or I could train it on railing like two tomatoes are doing now, or I could weave those branches.

Today, I learned the most effective way to get rid of fly, the ultimate weapon against new hatchlings,

Organic and natural,

My fingers.

I am under the weather today, stuffy and then running noses, but not too bad. The temperature is below 15C, it is the lowest this year, so far. However, the yardlong bean and Chinese red noodle bean still flowering, I counted 6 flowers, but I dont know if they are still fertilized.

This morning, I made a jar of sauerkraut, only white cabbage, nothing else. Also, the oyster mushroom in shredded cardboard, the king oyster mushroom that I prepared a few days ago, there seems to be some mycellium growing.

I heard that you can do leaf cutting, not all plants can grow into new plants, but I have to try this once. Seeds, stem cutting, leaf cutting, there might be other ways to propagate that I couldnt never imagine.

The cat wasnt interested in the toy I made, a flexible clothes hanger connected by electric wire to a small bell, he just didnt want to move.

Sprouting has been going on for long time, celery sprouts are packed in that little cup, but I didnt know how they taste. So I added some celery microgreen to toast, didnt taste very strong, but if I eat one sprout directly, its very strong celery flavor.

This afternoon, as I walked to balcony, looking at plants, a pigeon suddenly landed on railing of external window sill. I immediately froze, kept very still as best as I can. It looked at me, or passed me, then busy looking down at ground level. Probably a minute or two before it took off. We were distanced in two meters at most, the only thing between us is window screen.

Some rainbow potatoes, I decided to chit three of them, not sure what colors inside or what I can grow in if they do chit, which I believe they would, quite some eyes on them. I am thinking about thick plastic shopping bag, filled with shredded cardboard, stacked with another bag if lucky enough that works. This would be an experiment, I just have to shred a lot of cardboard.