March 5, 2009 at 10:00 pm (Petite Post, Square Foot Gardening, Starting Seeds)
Tags: starting seeds indoors
Okay, I’m cheating a little here. I’ve turned over a new leaf to post something on a regular basis , but it’s technically 12:07 a.m. when I am starting this post. I’m going to cheat by setting the publish time back a little. I’m thinking if you cheat and confess all in one felled swoop, it can’t be held against you too much.
So, what I did today was planted some kale, because my mother has been dropping hints about how good it is. I planted some peas, sugar snap peas. I reconfigured my light stand setup (pictures coming soon). These are to be grown indoors until transplanted outside.
I took the marigold seedlings that I had doubled up on and gave them separate quarters. I got to thinking that I was putting 12 seedlings in jeopardy by doubling up on them, and by separating them I’ll given 24 seedlings a fair chance. It’s kind of like a womb carrying more than one baby at a time. Pick a number out of the air. Eight did I hear you say? Octuplets? It’s better to have one plant/baby in a growing cell/womb because the one gets 100 percent of the benefit of the growing condition instead of sharing limited resources a bunch of different ways. This way I’ll have a good shot at healthy plants.
I also bought pvc pipes to make a row cover for one of the raised beds so I can put out the cool season veggies a little early
That’s it for tonight.
p.s. My Garden Girl seeds came. I got bok choy. That’s a new veggie for me. Thanks, Garden Girl!
February 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm (Petite Post)
You know how that window pops up “Undates Are Available”? Well, I took an update.
“Turn off any open programs before you begin the install.” I followed the instructions and started the download. It was taking forever, so I went away to do something more constructive than look at an unmoving screen. When I came back, I get to see a message I’ve never seen before: “Windows Recovery” is trying to automatically fix Windows problems. Guess what? It couldn’t fix it. I must have talked to five different people trying to figure out what was wrong. As soon as I said I took the update, without fail I was asked, “Why did you do that?”
So, the moral of this story is do not presume all updates are good for your computer.
Lucky for me, between tidbits of information from everybody I talked to I figured out how to save my files and get back up and rolling.
Second moral of this story is BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP.
Even though I was only down a few days, my blogaholish was causing me some serious withdrawal pains.
Happy Gardening Safe Computing!!!!
February 12, 2009 at 12:33 am (Petite Post)
Time does fly even when there’s not a lot to do. It’s been more than a week since my last post. I’d like to say I’ve been putting this unseasonably good weather to good use, but I haven’t. Saturday we got temps not quite high enough to break the 133-year-old record of 59, but we were close at 56. And then on Tuesday we had another above 60 day. Straaaaange weather.
The only thing I got done in the gardening arena was to take a peek at the pile of leaves in the yard. The leaves haven’t degraded much at all, not near the top anyway. Hopefully the wormies were busy doing their thing at the core of the pile and I’ll find some nicely composted leaves at the bottom of the pile I’ll be able to use.
That’s it for me. I’m glad my southern co-bloggers have something interesting for me to peek at these days.
November 17, 2008 at 3:00 pm (Petite Post)
Are you a (doctor, lawyer, Indian chief) who likes to (insert hobby of your choice) for fun?
Or are you a (hobby of your choice) who has to work for a living?
We all have to work for a living … a majority of us anyway. Wouldn’t it be nice to make a living by doing that which you love the most?
On one of my job assignments the question was thrown out there: If you didn’t have to work for a living but you had to do something, what would you do?
What would I do? I’d move to an area where there was a little shoulder room between neighbors. I like my neighbors and get along fine with them, but sometimes I’d like to kick back and relax without a bunch of eyes on me. I’m sure they feel the same.
It goes without saying that I’d have a huge vegetable garden (organic, of course) with creative compost contraptions strategically placed throughout.
I’d run a gardening clinic for the kiddies right in my back yard, and they’d have their own little square foot garden “plots.” Or I’d volunteer at a school-run gardening program.
I’m writing this post between assignments after discovering a wi-fi frequency. So, I’m interested. You don’t have to tell what you do now, but what would you like to do if you didn’t have to work for a living?
And you lucky retired folks who’ve already paid your dues, what are you doing now that you couldn’t when you had to bring home the bacon?
p.s. I won’t comment on your comment. This is being offered as a place to take what’s in your heart and put it into the stratosphere.
“What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” (Napolean Hill)