Friday, March 7, 2008

March 7, 2008

OMG, this week was hellish.  I was so braindead and exhausted at work, snapping at everyone, so I came home "early" after only 9 1/2 hours of work. 

I thought working in the garden would calm me down so I got changed right away and went out in the rain to rake under my coffee grounds.  I did it and found a dead worm.  GRRR, I left it there to compost. It's odd though, I think the Mel's Mix soaks up so much water that even after a fair amount of rain, the mix 4 inches down was dry as a bone today.  That concerns me because I don't know how much to water.  I guess I'll have to rely on the incredible drainage capablities of Mel's Mix and water the heck out of things.

Well, my seedlings are looking a little bad. I'll plant a few of them hoping they grow, but I'll also start my succession planting of the following veggies tomorrow:

Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, lettuce and carrots.  I think I could plant radishes, but there's just something wrong to harvest radishes in 25 days only to have to buy lettuce to make a salad with them. 

Hehe. Maybe I'll plant some Sunday when my son gets back from Mema's house.

So, now I think I'm all ready. I don't think I have to soak any seeds ahead of time.  This will be yet another learning experience.


  1. Wow -- it sound slike you need a weekend of gardening and clearing your mind. Work can be so very stressful. I love my gardening because I can actually relax (and work LOL) at the same time. Something about the sunshine and being outdoors just takes the stress away :-)

    It's a little cool here this morning -- it was 35 degrees :-( And tonight the temp is supposed to get down to 31 degrees -- I don't know what happened to our warm weather! Everything is blooming out and now we're going to have a light freeze. I hope that it doesn't mess the plants up -- especially the fruit trees.

    What's the temps like in Washington State now in your area? I hope that it's warming up some. I know that you have been waiting for this weekend and when you could get in your garden and actually plant some seeds for a long time.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Late winter/early spring is between 40 and 55 degrees and overcast to rain with partial sun breaks. If you consider that warming up, then yeah, it's warmed up. It was sprinkling this morning and I had a coat on outside. I'm going back out to work on my grids so I can plant today or tomorrow when my eldest is home.

    You have a great weekend as well!