Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday's Musings on Monday

Since it really is Monday, first let me say Happy Birthday to One of the Most Wonderful Kids in the World!!! Teenage monster is now over half way through her teenage years! Man o man, where has the time gone.

Yesterday, Grim took her to the show. With them gone, me and Mouthy got started on planting seeds for the garden. Here is a list of what is planted.

13 Tomato Cherry Rainbow blend
7 Roma paste
14 Polish Linguisa paste
7 nasturtium
7 calundula
7 chamomile
13 Mammoth sunflowers
6 black bean dry
7 scarlet runner dry
14 bush beans
7 Italian rose bean dry
5 sugar snap peas
5 dragon tongue dry
5 trionfo violetto fresh
5 bright lights Swiss chard
5 ford hook Swiss chard
5 spinach
5 jack o lantern pumpkins
5 white pumpkins
5 jack be little pumpkins
3 sugar baby watermelon
7 warty French pumpkins (my seeds)
7 Boston marrow winter squash

Once the soil can be worked I still have to plan shell peas, carrots, beets & onions... Oh, and potatoes, too!

Last year I stated late and my plants never really got going. So I had to purchase most of what I planted. So this year with the help of the grow lights and an early start I should be really good shape. Oh, but I will be buying lettuce to plant. I know it is so easy.... every time I've tried to grow from seed it just never works for me. So what's a couple dollars for a summer full of lettuce.

Now if only my apple and pear tree, blueberry bushes and grapes produce this year, I will be ecstatic!

Man, I almost forgot. I started another batch of sprouts for the family and sourdough.

Grim and I had to go to our fruit market tonight. I was shocked to see that green peppers were $1.99 each. Most of the shelves of produce were empty. I can say thou that there was still a big supply of cabbage, sweet potatoes, beets, parsnips, turnips and carrots. Thank the gods, that I know how to cook. I can cook these things even thou my family isn't very fond of them. I am a firm believer that it is going to get a lot worse before long. I'm blessed that my family trusts me enough to go along with what I think we need to do.

Gotta Run,


SkippyMom said...

You have a beautiful garden shaping up there Yart.

I cannot believe bell peppers are 1.99 - holy wow.

It is really sad that the healthy stuff is the most expensive. It should be the other way around.

Hope you share pics when everything gets growing.