Friday, July 17, 2009

Sowing, Sowing, Sown

I planted the last of my garden yesterday – finally. I know, mid-July seems a bit late to be planting a garden – and it is :P The weather has just been working against me lately. Every afternoon that I happen to be home, it’s either been rainy or way too sunny, or cold, or hot, never the perfect day. Then, the days it actually was pretty nice outside happened to be days when I felt like doing nothing LESS than toiling in the dirt with the red ants (I encountered TWO large egg mounds today, ewwwuuughhh!).

The weather wasn’t exactly perfect today, either. Don’t get me wrong, it was beautiful. Sunny, hot, it just stayed sunny and hot for a tad longer than I would have liked, so my poorly sun and wind-hardened pepper plants and single spindly tomato plant got about a half hour to an hour more sun than I wanted them to. I think they’ll survive though. Hopefully. I just figured what have I got to lose? The tomato plants were a good foot+ and flowering by the time I actually got them out there, and the tomato plant at least 2 ½ ft (LOL!) and hey - the weather ain’t cooling down anytime soon!

Anyway, I put out 5 pepper plants (I forgot how many are red and how many green) and 1 tomato plant. I already have 3 zucchini seedlings out there, 2 spring onions and half a row of mixed salad greens, and everything is looking good so far. I’m pretty excited about it! This is my first ever attempt at growing anything (excluding early this spring when I planted a tomato plant and 2 zucchini plants that died almost IMMEDIATELY). I haven’t actually been out there to check on them this morning but I’m just praying they’re holding in there and not wilted and shocked by the sudden wind and sun exposure after months indoors… oh well, I’ll find out in a few minutes. At least now the constant cloud looming over my head (“the plants are still inside. When am I going to plant those plants? They’re still inside. It’s been so long…”) is finally cleared and I can get on to my next project: Learning how to sew! (and learning how to properly harvest this little garden I’ve sown – most likely as I go.)

Will add a picture of the garden if it’s still alive when I go out there.

Sidenote: I’d love to make time to do some reading today (hopefully putting it into writing will help it happen :P)

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