There is much that makes me happy, but this time of year it is new life that brings me great joy. I’m talking about my seedlings growing and the countdown to safely plant them in the ground.
My window is stuffed to its limits with plants started from seed. I have the following doing quite nicely.
- 12 spaghetti squash plants
- 110 cabbage plants
- an entire package of onion seeds
- 16 sweet corn plants,
I also have carrots in the ground, which haven’t done much yet, along with radishes which are doing nicely. Tomatoes are half a foot tall already. The basil is thriving, strawberry plants are covered in flowers too.
I have moved the cosmos into a planter in the Little Cove, the hostas have spread and are filling in nicely. I have a couple pots of forget-me-nots growing, along with marigolds, California poppy, and allysum.
Tomorrow the celery will be started along with a few other things.
I have been busy defining the flower beds in the Little Cove using rocks found on the property. I have many pictures to share as soon as I can.
I decided against growing my own potatoes this year as they are readily available from the framers markets at a good price.
Instead of planting my greens and spinach outdoors I will be planting them indoors in the front window and reseeding when needed to have fresh salad all year round. I will most likely take the window box outside during the daytime and bring them in at night and not fight the wildlife for them
Speaking of the wildlife, last fall I planted 2 packages of tulip bulbs and 1 package of daffodils. The tulips were the first to peek out and were quickly gobbled by the deer. Fortunately the daffodils were left alone. I have begun to make a lust of bulbs the deer don’t like and will hope for a better showing next year.
I finished reading the sequel to Rosemary’s Baby today. Not a bad book but didn’t live up to the original. One part is bugging me that maybe you can help me with. There is a word puzzle left unanswered from the story. What ten letter word can you come up with from the words ‘roast mules’. The only hint is that the answer is honest and pleasing.
what is making you happy this week? Will you be putting in a garden this year?