May 29, 2009
Don't forget the pumpkins, Mom!
It's a good thing I have kids, or nothing would get planted around here! Yesterday, my son was perusing (ok, destroying) my new "Garden Manual" and he came across seed packets for pumpkins and wanted to know when they go into the ground. "Well, I guess if we want pumpkins for Halloween we better get started!" So it was off to start more seedlings even though truth be told, after the tomatoes and peppers, I don't want to see another seed flat for a good long while! We planted a few of the classic orange jack-o-lanterns, a few white "Casper" pumpkins, birdhouse gourds, cucumbers and some flower seed. If you ask Finn he will tell you "We planted pickles and birdhouses!" Still no idea where the pumpkins will go. I will probably plant them along the fence bed and just keep kicking the vines out of the yard each time I mow!
Aren't these seeds cute?
And what the hay is this??? Where do I get to sit??? Apparently the term "Garden Dogs" was lost on them on the way to the living room.We will be bottling our first batch of homebrew this weekend, and I spent 2 hours last night in front of the TV scraping labels off recycled beer bottles, scrubbing and sanitizing. Hope Sailor/Farmer appreciates it. No doubt he will actually notice my efforts this time, since it involves beer :)