Well, DoubleD from Poulsbo and Freedomgardeners.org just informed me that we're in for some really nice weather for the next several days. 70s and 80s sound really good for my plants. Especially the tomatoes, which need to rippen a bit faster if I'm going to harvest what's growing before the first frost, hehe. I know it's far off still, but when I've awoken to see this every morning this week, I'm not so certain...
Right now I'm just telling myself that the dew is good to help keep the soil moist, hehe.
Oh, and last night I called Territorial Seed because I had asked for a catalog, hoping to receive their winter catalog, only to receive not their winter, nor even their summer, but the spring catalog that I have 3 of already. When I called last night I was told the winter catalog isn't out yet. Don't they realize it's planting time for fall and winter crops, not time to order seeds!? That reminds me, I was supposed to call this morning to talk to a staff member of Territorial about the different varieties of Mustard Greens that would be mild and tender enough for salads but give it a bit of a bite. Gotta spice up salads if you're going to eat them almost every day during the winter.
Speaking of which, I didn't have my salad tonight. I feared yesterday that I wouldn't because my wife and I didn't eat together. She had a board meeting for the co-op preschool so I fed the kids played with them and put them to bed. Then I spent a while on the internet scanning through Freedomgardeners.org a bit. I can tell that I am so outclassed there. First off, they don't have a problem EATING their veggies. I knew this was going to be a problem when we didn't cut our produce budget hardly at all because we didn't buy very many veggies. Fresh at least. We just need to get in to the habit of making meals that lend themselves to eating veggies from the garden. Right now that's not happening. A lot of it's my fault since I can't tell when I'm going to be home, but we're so busy in the evenings that we just make quick meals that don't revolve around veggies. I'm tired of it, but since I'm the cook, it makes it difficult. Ok, enough wallowing. My garden is growing, planting time is now, and I've got ripe tomatoes on the vine!
Enjoy your garden!