Thursday, March 31, 2016

What I Got Started

Spring did come early. It was a good thing I got alot of the seedlings started. I managed to get a couple of cherry tomatoe plants from the local store and I got them going.I ended up with four totes,one tote has the cherry tomatoes  and the other three I'm planting regular tomatoes and bell peppers.I have my herbs in pots and I planted thyme and rosemary which are coming up.The carrots are doing well and so is my salad leaf lettuce.I planted those in the buckets.The kale isn't doing too hot but may try planting those again in the fall.I got lucky and found someone who had chocolate mint and he sent me some roots to get me started.I can't wait for those to grow!!I planted those in a big pot so I hope they do good.

It's pouring down rain here this morning.It's suppose to rain all day which will give the plants a good soaking. Give us a good soaking too! There are flash flood warnings out for today. The grass will definitely need to get cut now it's growing like crazy. So I guess I'll be inside today doing some cleaning. I want to work on the front yard and see if I can get some Coleus started somewhere and set out those Cannas too.They are yellow ones and they are so pretty and I know they spread so I'll have to pick a spot for them to do that. It still gets cool around 39 degrees sometimes but times it's around 40 degrees and up.The daytime has been around 60 and 70 degrees.So I don't worry too much about the plants,I have them on the back deck.

So there you have it not much else is going on.Started the year off alittle rough but it seems to be smoothing out. My doctor changed my medicine(for those of you who know I'm Bipolar)it seems to be doing me some good right now. It has a kick to it and makes me feel like getting up and doing things.But my back always tells me when I've had enough.Well going to go and everyone have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Planting Time

Yeah I probably jumped the gun on this one BUT I was so excited to get started! I went and got two cherry tomatoe plants and going to try to get them going this weekend.But it seems we are going to get a cold front in this weekend I may have to do them inside.The lettuce I planted in the blue buckets have come up and doing fine.I can bring them in if it gets too cold and I planted carrots in a container that can be brought in too.We are suppose to have two nights of cold(36 and 37). Then it's going to warm up and stay that way for awhile you never know what this crazy weather is going to do.My Kale is coming up but I can't bring those in they're in the small drawers I used last year for the peas.I'll just cover them in plastic and hope they will be alright. I bought 4 totes for the tomatoes and peppers(the peppers  haven't come up yet).I'm going this weekend and getting potting soil for them and I bet I will have to have alot.The totes are small but deep.Now my back deck will be full of plants this year.I'm planting corn in the yard somewheres and the luffas too.Still have to get the grape vines and the blueberry bushes.

Got a new charcoal grill with cast iron grates.Sure saves kitchen time I tell ya!Been trying to stock the pantry a little more,looks better.Next month things are going in full swing around here.I'm hoping April will even out and not have anymore cold fronts come in.Well baby steps for now.My rain barrels are full and they should be,we got a big storm come through.Now I don't have to worry about rain water for awhile.Well that's about it,that's what's been going on around here.Have a great Tuesday!