Seedlings!

May. 5th, 2013 11:54 pm
felis_lupus: (plant kitteh)
Garden update: Still no rain, but got the hose hooked up and in a better, more use-able space over the weekend.

Seeds are up! Beets showed their funny little 3-leaved cotyledon sets over the weekend, so they win 2013. Two carrots, some chard, and kohlrabi made an appearance today. No sign of peas yet, but hopefully the warm weather will bring them and the rest of the seeds along soon.

Still haven't washed my car...

Had a lovely day at Fort Williams yesterday, having a steampunky teatime and kite flying afternoon. Was able to get two linked kites in the air once the wind cooperated later in the day, and it was such a wonderful sight. Photos (none of me, the curse of the photographer) from the day:
05-04 Tea on the Green

Hoping to see some video of the kites, once the videographer figures out how to get it off her phone...

Spring!

Apr. 26th, 2013 04:53 pm
felis_lupus: (plant kitteh)
Right... so... I'm still here. This is still here. Spring is here. Dusting a few things off today, both physical and metaphysical, I guess. Kurlon is at the track for his first actual race weekend in a few years, so it's just me and the kitties at home for this first actual beautiful sunny warm weekend of Spring. I planted the garden box. Half of it.

To start with:
'Sugar Snap' Peas
'Five Color Silverbeet' Swiss Chard
'Early Wonder' Beets (yup... gonna try 'em... I had pickled beets, and didn't hate them, so we'll see what happens here)
'Purple & White Vienna Blend' Kohlrabi
'Tyee' Spinach
'Buttercrunch' Lettuce
'Danvers Half Long' and 'Purple Haze' Carrots
Borage
'Sunspot' Sunflowers
'Mahogany' Nasturtium

and a pot of 'Starry Night' Sweet Peas by the front porch... hoping they'll grow and climb the railing after they (hopefully) hit the top of the trellis. Hoping the slugs are not as bad as they were last year, that was awful. All defenses armed and ready for that battle, they will NOT get ahead of me this year. Slug bait, diatomaceous earth, and beer. I will deal with gooey piles of drunk slugs if it means I get to keep my seedlings.

I cut down a few saplings that needed to go, more to go in the near future. More tomorrow. Cleaning up the garden, porch area, other stuff. Maybe I'll even wash my car.

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