29 March 2010

That I've Been Away So Long...


No Aster Flowers, But I Have Sown Some Marigold...

Didn't realise, with the onset of Spring, that more than a week passed since I've typed anything here!!! I have a good Mother-Earth excuse... Really, I do!!!

Even the cloudy/ cool days I've been plugging away, planting seeds to go in the ground here in a few weeks when the soil warms. I've changed my seed-starting technique...



Former soil was much too cloying, draining off too fast and hardening up after a good watering-- in other words, not holding moisture nor getting aerated. I Spent a few bones on some [40#] better soil [read: NOT TREE BARK-IN-A-BAG], 8 quarts of perlite (for aeration) and 8 dry quarts of peat moss (for moisture retention). I mixed them all together and every one of the 78 seeds I've sown-- both flower and fruit/vegetable [um, not that anyone's counting! lol!!!]-- got treated to the new stuffs.

It's been fun, but I'm exhausted. And what's more fun---the NOAA is predicting me three days of sunshine, I hope to be more by Saturn's Day. And have a lot more to show for my efforts?

Well, maybe more suntan! HA!!!

Slainte, folks

3 comments:

Shadow said...

you've been BUSY!

Sylvia said...

Well, my friend, I guess no other garden will be as beautiful, by the loving way how you care for your little seeds of Love! Big hug to you.

cinner said...

You have this down to a science. we had snow again last night...glad you are well. take care.