Last Sunday I started a few different varieties of tomatoes, black beauty eggplant, and some lemon-yellow cucumbers (round, double-golfball-sized thingies) in peat pots. Today I saw the first of seedlings-to-come:
The reclaimed rosemary bed also recieved some seeds-- direct-seeded stuff that didn't work out back about six weeks ago (spinach, cabbage, lettuce),as well as carrots, onions, and more peas. [The peas out back are still there, having survived snow and, really, too little sun, and are finally beginning to show promise of stretching out and up-- but not nearly so much as little Bird's (indoor) pea!]
It was too early (then) for sowing the backyard bed-- the spring/summer area, I hope-- the soil still too cold (and clay-ey) even for the cool-loving brassicas I put down. I'm confident the front bed will produce better results because
a) it's later in the season;
b) the soil is better-worked;
c) the spot gets great afternoon sunshine.
Them there reasons just boost my hopes of feeding m'self, some, of my own accord.
Also taking advantage of that afternoon sun-- and the indoor clime enjoyed by Evil Genius' Pea [gotta love that! I mean, how many other l'il seven-years-old boys are encouraged to keep pea in the living-room window sill?!?]-- is a nifty window "herb garden". A kit I was gifted 'round Yule consisting of chives, basil, and oregano (plus some "moneymaker" tomatoes, put in the previous peat pot production) provided the seeds; the container was scrounged and seems the perfect platform for pesto-makin's. I'll admit to missing my prior climates' earlier (garden) starting times. I also admit that for NO REASON do I want to be anywhere other than where I am. [Well, okay... I win the lottery tonight, an estate in Hawaii will soon follow!!! Just sayin', dreamin...] I look forward to the coming season/s, to the challenge of the new learning curve; to getting more fruits and veggies this year than any previous because I met the challenge, and conquered.
And to winning that lottery, and building a greenhouse so's I can start all the earlier here-- when I'm not barrelling @ Pipeline! HA!!!
How goes your garden clime and aspirations?