Hello and welcome to Sunday.
Yet another day to spend mourning the loss of a perfectly good weekend in which you achieved nothing. Also, a day to spend dreading the fact that you must return to work in…currently 21 hours.
Nah, Not really. Sundays are OK with me. Sundays are good for blogging.
So what’s new this week?
Friday night I took my daughter out to dinner. We enjoyed some fabulous Chinese cuisine and talked a lot about her new job, which involves coffee and the various ways to serve it. After that, we visited momma at her night job at the big home improvement store. You know the one you can walk around in aimlessly for hours, all the while racking up ideas in your head for projects you know you’ll never have the time for, let alone the money to undertake?
Yeah, that one.
In the short time I was there my imaginative process soared and had I of followed it, I may have spent upwards of $234,567. Dangerous places they be.
I did find one thing, well maybe a couple things, which I just had to have. One was a new indoor greenhouse. If you remember (I know you won’t so here is the LINK) every year I build my own seed starting greenhouse. This year I decided to skip that step and purchase one of the portable ones and save myself the grief of building and then deconstructing one. This way really is easy and more convenient.
I picked up a few seed packets as well. An assortment of tomatoes, sweet peppers, and hot peppers. These are the ones I start first and then I will follow up with other, fast-growing vegetables, in a few weeks.
This new greenhouse has 4 levels and I only had enough grow lights for 2 so I picked up 2 more lights to add to it. Today I will plant the seeds in my plastic flats that I re-use every year. In eight or nine weeks, they will go in the garden and I will be perched in a lawn chair, soaking up sunshine and drinking a cold beer.
I have some extra work to do in the garden this year. It is time for a crop rotation. I need to move some of the planting boxes, re-route the irrigation lines and swap the corn and pumpkin patch. It’s not good to plant the same veg in the same spots year after year. They deplete the soil of the nutrients that each plant needs. Rotating crops and adding compost assures that each plant never lacks the appropriate needs for excellent growth.
Last year the weather changed so quickly that I didn’t have time to clean up the garden before winter set in so I have to get this done as well.
So what do you plan on doing today?
Have you started your seeds yet?