It’s basically dark out…
…and the bulbs aren’t in the ground yet.
But the ground is ready (as it’s ever going to be), and I don’t have to leave for work until noonish, so they’re going in the ground
first thing in the morning.
I am so hungry.
It is below freezing and windy outside where I am today.
And I am gardening.
Taking rocks out of the ground.
And (soon) putting bulbs into the ground.
Layers (and frequent breaks inside) are my friends.
(And it’s not just me being a procrastinator, as you might expect, but actual life things that have gotten in the way this month— like being semi-seriously injured (not so great, but at least I didn’t break anything) and suddenly being much more employed (very great, and I’m soon to be working full-time hours).)
Anonymous asked: Hi! I saw that you were planning on growing morning glories and I just wanted to let you know that I have an undying hatred towards these pesky annuals. They are beautiful, don't get me wrong, that's why I originally planted them. And I love them, the first year. After that they grew literally EVERYWHERE. And they started growing up my plants and in the middle of my yard. I'm not saying don't grow them, I'm just saying, be careful :D and good luck!
Don’t worry, I am aware! I will be trying very hard to stay on top of the deadheading, etc. Thanks, anon!
How many 6 ft bamboo stakes will I need to buy in the spring?
3 per plant to make cages for the 2 tomato plants, 4 tomatillos, 3 bell peppers, 2 habanero peppers, 2 jalapeno peppers, and 2 mini pumpkins. = 45
4 to make each trellis for morning glories and cathedral bells, 3 trellises, 4 if I don’t make the arbor. = 12 to 16
6-11 to make my own arbor.
So that’s a total of 61 to 68.
*figures out can buy the desired stakes for cheaper locally than on amazon*
*sigh of relief*
I don’t like tomatoes. I was thinking about growing them for salsa and my roommates’ enjoyment, but maybe I should just grow tomatillos.
I am having a bit of a am-I-planning-on-growing-too-many-things crisis in general right now. Six kinds of peppers? Cucumbers for pickling (when I don’t like them raw)? And all this in containers, when all I’ve successfully grown before is succulents? What am I thinking?
It’s been a busy couple of weeks, but I finally got out into the garden again. The landlord took the lumber out of the yard, and while he was at it he finished taking out the pond for me!
I did some weeding, raking, and gravel-removal in the back of the yard, where I want to plant the bulbs (because I know they need planted soon!).
bulbs bulbs bulbs bulbs bulbs!
My dad added things to the package, so I got more than I asked for! I am going to have a beautiful spring garden! Anemone, alliums, snowdrops, plus narcissus, hyacinth, and tulips.
Pictures to come tomorrow!
(I was sort of scared by the anemone bulbs, but apparently they’re supposed to look like that. Now I understand why you soak them before planting!)
I’m reading Gayla Trail’s book on growing herbs
And now I have ‘Scarborough Fair’ stuck in my head.
Also: seriously thinking about growing thyme around my walkways.