A military spouse's take on blooming where you are planted. I continue to pretend I am living on my dream farm while in reality, I live on a military base, gardening in a plot alongside a Navy flightline, with half of my homesteading supplies perpetually packed in boxes and have a habit of being overly involved in every community we live in. I'm a busy mom to 2 boys and a spouse to a Navy sailor soon nearing retirement. I love this chaotic life wouldn't trade it for anything!
Feb 23, 2012
Eeenie meenie miney moe...
I wasted over an hour this morning trying to decide what to do today. On one hand, seeds are IN, they need to be started. On the other hand, it's 73º outside and I'm dying to get out there and get started on the spring cleanup!
What I should have been doing...
Definitely no show stopping garden photos here, look at this mess! Above, I have about 15 stands of this fountain grass that needs to be cut down, as the new stuff is already growing at the base! Below, you think I might be slacking in pruning my mums??? The base is already a couple inches of new green foliage! Blech...
What I decided to do instead...
The seeds are all in!
I'm gonna need a bigger boat! I think the binder has reached its limit.
After spending some time gathering all my supplies and cutting old miniblind slats for this year's labels, I was ready to get started. I ended up with 3 flats. Every year I do a spectacular job of "forgetting" that those little flats of 72 plants each morph into larger pots :) Yeah- don't you laugh, you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about! I'll do a separate post soon detailing what was started and what will be new for us this year.
Here's the result, looking all neat and orderly for the time being. I didn't have it in me to battle the attic so hubby will have to get my heat mat and lights down later this evening so I can string cords and chains all over the place and transform this area into a complete mess.
The only part of the garden outside that's not a mess...
I desperately need more though, this is it right now. I am waiting on a nice day where hubby is off work so we can go get a couple of trailer loads of amendments for the beds. Not only do they need topping off, but they need some good compost this year as well. Can't plant my peas either until this happens, so we may have a very busy weekend if it doesn't rain!
If it does rain this weekend, I promise I am going to update my blog look! I see my header still states that I am cleaning up fall canning supplies, and looking forward to ALL THAT QUILTING I was going to do!
Now on to the really important stuff... who can tell me where to get the special goggles I obviously am supposed to be wearing as I attempt to comment on your blogs and make it through the "word verification" battle? Holy cows what is THAT all about?!!!