Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 16, 2008

YAY, I finally had the time to pick up Toasty's SWC! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Toasty! Amazing house. I'm jealous of their all southern exposure lot!  Now I have to get it ready and plant my tomatoes. They're ready. I did keep them under the eave today but it didn't really rain. Anyway, they've been hardened like steel. And my brother says they're fine to go out.  Good enough for me.

I may build a second one. Not sure. Pear tomatoes would be nice!  May have to find some seedlings of those.

Today was another late night getting home. I had to stare at my dirt looking for green in twilight.  I just found out I'm not alone though. All gardeners stare at dirt for sprouts.  Normal people must think we're crazy. I know everyone at work thinks I am.  I like talking about my garden to the few people that care, and others hear me.  Ah well. I know I'm doing what's right for my family and sustainability. 

Speaking of sustainability. Ron from posted this great video link. Story of Stuff  Even a child can understand most of the points in this eye opening video.  Makes me think growing my own veggies is a better and better thing all the time!

Lastly, I love having people comment on my blog. When I started this I really thought nobody but a few friends would read this.  I hope you enjoy yourselves. I'm having so much fun with my garden and love to share.  Even when it means spending a half hour typing an email to help a grandmother build extra tall raised beds like mine so her husband can garden without bending over so much.  Gotta love emails like that.


  1. Good grief perhaps it is for the best you've not quite planted out your tomatoes...

    I have my little boxes over the tomatoes but maybe I should throw a blanket over them at night....

  2. I completely agree James. I may just leave my tomatoes upstairs rather than even put them outside in this weather we're supposed to get! It's SPRING for goodness sakes!

  3. That is so funny -- but you are so right! We plant and then we STARE at the dirt just waiting and hoping to see a seedling starting to break the ground LOL!