Turned out that the wall was not plumb. I took the handyman's advice to hang the windows level and plumb instead of following the lines of the wall. So now the windows look like they
are hung crooked even though they are not. It is fairly bad on the inside but probably won't be too noticeable once the sheetrock in floated and wall textured and painted. But the outside looks like a fun house at the carnival. The exterior wall is brick, but the space around the windows was filled in with hardy board. I am thinking of having my handyman try reinstalling them somewhat off level to improve the looks. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
We are starting to get excited about our garden. Well, my husband was getting excited before Christmas even got here. Since I do the canning...the winter break is enjoyable for me. My question to you is this: Do any of you have trouble getting a good crop of potatoes? We have tried a couple of different methods of growing...but they just don't do very good. We have the normal garden that seems to take turns producing a bumber crop of various things from year to year. The potatoes just
don't put on much of a show though. Any pointers? #gardening
Commented on Jan 30, 2013
I have had great success with growing potatoes. I have been doing it the last several years.
The important thing I learned was making mounds. And as the plant matures, you continue to add dirt to the mound. Remember that even though the plant has died back and looks sickly, it's still growing potatoes under the dirt.