It's time to start thinking about gardening again. For some reason I'm not as excited as I usually am. Checking out my old entries helped a little, but, still...I'm not in the right mindset yet. Partly, I'm a little frustrated that we haven't gotten our greenhouse electrified yet. I was looking forward to planting all my veggies early in it, but now, I don't know how well the seedlings will do when we still have so many cold, overcast days to go before planting time. I don't want to start them inside because the cats will eat the seedlings unless I lock 'em up in the laundry room and that room is tiny and doesn't get great light. Maybe by NEXT spring we'll have electricity out there!
I bought some lettuce, spinach, peas, cilantro, basil, yellow squash, zucchini, cukes, and red and white onions. I also got a little herb garden kit from a friend for my birthday which includes dill, marjoram, thyme, chives, oregano, lavender, and a few others. I'm thinking about planting two small whiskey barrels full of just herbs to keep on the deck close to the kitchen door.
D and I went to Raintree Nursery today to explore. Their prices are HIGH, but they have some interesting varieties of fruit and nut trees/bushes you can't find anywhere else. All we really wanted was a hardy fuschia, and some bee balm, so this was a "just for fun" trip to the nursery.
We already have the hummer feeder out just in case. Hopefully, we'll see them soon.
From this site, I can see that we were still getting SNOW in late April, so I know we have a long way to go here, but I am excited about the few signs of spring I've been seeing. The autumn joy sedum, catmint and stella daylilies are coming up in the deck bed. The currant has nice big buds which is especially exciting because when if flowers, the hummers should be here!
Wish it was a 3 day weekend, but BACK TO WORK tomorrow. Pout.
Mar 2, 2009 | 3:17 AM PST
I started some plants in our laundry room too. I came home the other afternoon to find most of them covered with a towel. You can only imagine how bad I wanted to choke someone. No body wanted to admit to throwing the wet towel in there. After I told them that I wished the fleas of a thousand Camels infested the arm pits of the person who did it did I hear well dad "I might have done it on accident". LOL. Oh well I never expected the plants to do much as I don't have a lamp to keep on them. But I wanted to give it a try to see.
On another note.......
Bill wrote: The electricity of spring is looking down on us. You have to grab ahold with both hands because it will move past us in a flash.
Sounds like he has lived in Louisiana! We don't really have seasons....Its either hot or cold for the most part.