Friday, May 06, 2022

My Happy Place

I am amazed at how well Michael is doing after having his tooth pulled. It gives me a bit of confidence about considering having my wisdom teeth out. LOL  In any event, Michael was up and at an appointment with Allie and I and then spent the afternoon building a shelf in the greenhouse. I love it, it turned out well. He also dug a few persistent weeds out for me. LOL 

Meanwhile, I set about planting seeds. I only got 288 plants going. I need to get more soil/starter and the seeds I bought last week are missing. The ones from Baker's Creek were here so I got some of them started. 

I started 2 kinds of pumpkin, Delicata Squash, Dragon's Egg cucumber, Kabocha Squash, Bonny Best tomatoes, Royal Golden watermelon, Strawberry watermelon, Chinese Red Noodle Beans, and two kinds of Brussel Sprouts under the lights. I plan to move them out to the greenhouse when I see how warm it stays out there overnight. The broccoli, cauliflower, kale, sweet peas, cabbage and herb seeds are still missing.  I am not sure where tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and beans will be grown this year...but I'm starting them and will figure it out. I could also put tomatoes in containers and maybe grow them on the shelf when the seedlings are all planted? Would they be too heavy?  I could cover a bed with plastic for bush beans....cucumbers, however, will be tricky. 

I planned to plant beets, lettuces and carrots directly into the beds tomorrow. I know it's before the last frost, but I keep hearing cold crops will be o.k. if I direct seed them now... but now Michael says snow is predicted for Sunday night or Monday. What do you all think? 

I can't explain how much I LOVE being warm. It was a good call not to put shelves on both sides of the greenhouse. This allows for a CHAIR....once something starts growing it will be a slice of heaven. 

Baachan's happy place...

Michael had the door open all afternoon and it was 70* inside. There is a thermostat and fan to keep things cool if it gets too warm....which I can't imagine just yet. 

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