Monday, February 18, 2008

I know it is not March, but....

I will happily take this recent pineapple express weather, woohoo!

Its in the 40s and melting like crazy. I had gravel and puddles (and yes ice of course) at work, and when I get home today I fully expect the driveway to be greased lightening. I just checked the NWS and it looks like we'll have this type of system for a while yet, yay!

I know that March is either good or bad. I'll hope for not too much snow and plenty of melting going on, just like this week is starting out :)

Next on the agenda-dig out the ProMix and get stuff started! I am already behind starting some flowers, and I need to get the hot peppers going asap. With this melting, digging out the bale from under its hiding spot up by the garden, shouldn't be too difficult. My seed starting rack is prepped and ready for flats, all lights working-all that's missing is the media.

I can't wait to smell something green growing!

6 comments:

Alaskan said...

To to see ANYTHING green would be wonderful!

suvalley said...

Thus the impetus to start my own flowers and vegetables ;)

Last year, I did 68 flats of various plants. The big start comes in mid March when a lot of the veggies need starting: cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, marigolds, zucchini, etc.

I have to time everything just right so that I can get them outdoors between the first week of May and the 10th-weather permitting. I usually pot up the baskets and whatnot in early April, even if I don't have a place to hang them with lighting.

I have missed the window on lobelia for this year, so will need to purchase this spring. My hope is to one day, have some heat in the cold frame so that I can move things out earlier-as it is, things sit jumbled up on one snowmachine trailer, and it gets rolled in and out of the garage for hardening off, lol

horse snob said...

Sounds absolutly beautiful. I would love to see pix from previous summers.

horse snob said...

absolutEly. fat fingers lazy proofer

CTG Ponies said...

One of the things that I love about Amish country is their ability to have a green field in the middle of winter. I took pictures a couple of weeks ago of several farms that have entire fields of green. Makes me really want to be outside.

suvalley said...

Instead of digging in my well tarped pile of garden goodies during the daylight, I spent my time after work fixing fences. Pffft! Seems I have one problem child who insists on catching a tpost when she rolls...and of course, she is dropping hair and rolling ;)

My fence isn't really *that* hard to repair, it just takes finger strength I have lost over the years. So, I hijacked my kid to come help me, and we "got 'er done" during a rain squall. But it's up and working and that's the main thing....now, did I turn that fence back on or not?

Sigh.

I foresee another trip up to make sure.....