Thursday, March 6, 2008

March 6, 2008

What a day, what a day!  Today I found out that my uncle passed away last night.  I was named for him so he was my favorite uncle despite me having much more in common with my other uncle.  He will be missed.

I must say I'm really impressed with the Winter Sowing forum on gardenweb.  They are just as friendly and helpful as I've found and the Fruit and Orchard forum at gardenweb.  They are MUCH more friendly sounding than the Growing Under Lights forum.  Anyway, Alberta suggested a while ago that I go there after reading about my woes with my seedlings.  Though I didn't do winter sowing this year, I will definitely look to Andreab and Verna (both Washington WSers) for assistance. 

Andreab suggested now wasn't too late to start this year, but I replied that since we're now officially within 4 weeks from LSF here in Seattle, I'm planting in my garden this weekend!  Yay!  I can't wait.  The weather even looks to want to cooperate.  The rain keeps getting pushed out to the end of the 5 day forecast.

Ooh, speaking of rain, we had a shower today on the commute home and the sun was going down.  You know what that means. RAINBOW!  Well, I think for the first time ever I saw the whole rainbow.  I tried to take a picture of it but it wouldn't all fit in my camera frame.  So I took two pictures.   I raced home to try to get a picture with the rainbow framing my garden to post here, but in a span of 5 minutes the sun went down to a point where the rainbow was gone.  Grrr.

If you haven't been checking out Judy's blog, she's gone insane... You gotta see her distribution of 40, yes 40! tomato plants.  I'm hoping for two in my yard and she's keeping 20 plus for herself!  She's going to grow 200 pounds of tomatoes.  More power to her I say.


  1. So sorry to hear about your uncle. My sympathies go out to your family.

    I need to check out the winter sowing forum on GW -- I don't think I've ever visited there before :-)

    I think I've only seen a "complete" rainbow once in my whole life. They are quite rare. I had a friend who lived in Baytown TX -- when she would see a rainbow she would say that it meant that good things were heading her way. So maybe some great things will be heading your way in your garden this weekend :-) Have a great Saturday!

  2. Thank you. This weekend will be less productive as we have stuff to do as a result of my uncle passing, despite his passing a thousand miles away.

    I don't even winter sow yet and I love going there. They're so nice and helpful, just like!

    I know it's nerdy, but after enjoying the complete rainbow for a while, I got to thinking that it was because the sun had gone down below the level of the rain clouds that caused the rain. That's why it was so short lived, the sun was going down fast. As for things going my way, I'd be happy to have my broccoli and cauliflower seedlings transplant.