Monday, March 29, 2010

What To Do On A Rainy Day?!?







Well, I had two cool ones pass of late... but I know warmer, sunnier ones are a-comin'!!! So, I been a mite busy...

With Spring about to show true face, and many of the seedlings I started a few weeks ago put out perhaps a bit ahead of Momma Nature's Ideal, I wasted no rainy day moping; I got ground to make up!!!

Well, I did some of that, too, right before the weather went semi-sour...
but I started, day one, lazing about... whittlin' big sticks to make trellises The next few are supposed to bring sunshine and ever-warming temps, and I have miles to go before I eat, and miles to go before...



So I spent a night (yes, the log above says beginning 2230 hrs... the session ran six...) using the tomato, strawberry, gods-know-what plastic containers as planters, sowing seeds in my new Swanmix...



Just joking, folks! It's an easy mixture of 40# good potting soil [trust me and spent the extra three dollars here], 8 quarts of perlite for aeration, and 8 quarts of peat moss for moisture retention. Throw in some worm poop and about four minutes of elbow grease, and you have a really, really nice, nursery-quality medium for direct seeding.

At this stage, I suggest going straight to solo cups ( we found them @ the local Mart, 50x18 oz. for $2.99). Peat pots themselves dry out too fast and often compact, and dixie cups are too-soon root bounding.

I need to finish double-digging my out-back garden space-- another day and a half should see the labor-intensive procedure finis... I look forward to the sun, the exersize... the knowing verk will pay off in massive root developmend downward, allowing me closer placing of plants, so more plants in less space above ground... more utilisation of available footspace, less mulching... less water...
Just glad that the weather is starting to turn in earnest, and more planting here will show what it's supposed to-- more produce...

Slainte, folks!

Cygnus

3 comments:

Momlady said...

So looking forward to the results!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Momlady-- the gods surely had their fun when they made suited this grower's soul with the Spirit of Impatience! LOL!!! I'll be right happy m'self when the first flower takes bloom out in one of them garden beds...
And more than glad to share!!!

AlmightyPen said...

So inspired by this posting. It has been raining so much here lately I haven't felt like going outside AT ALL. It's cold (we had warmer days in FEBRUARY this year!)

NO FOOD EVER tastes better than completely fresh-picked!

(This is SunTiger from garden blog: http://SunTigerXO.blogspot.com

I'm peeping in on you from my writing blog (where I'm currently reviewing eBook and ePub software).