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Monday, March 21, 2011


There is no more snow in our yard. Hallelujah! Our chickens are out, scratching around in the mud -  hoping to find worms, I think. Tulip and daffodil leaves are shooting up, and it's only a matter of time before yellow, purple, and reds will randomly decorate a green blanket of grass. It's probably also only a very short amount of time before we're swatting mosquitoes as we try to enact our idealistic notions of Chardonnay and grilling veggies on the deck.

Until then, I can go upstairs and look in our unofficial "grow room." Currently we have 150 seeds planted, all veggies/fruits that typically do better with a jump start indoors. The first tray was planted March 9th and consists of the following:
  • 5 cayenne pepper
  • 5 brussel sprouts
  • 5 cabbages
  • 5 round peppers
  • 5 red bell peppers
  • 5 jalapeno
  • 5 fish pepper
  • 5 ancho pepper
  • 5 catnip
  • 5 lacitino kale
Everything has popped up and is doing well with the exception of the catnip.

Then, on the 16th, we filled the second tray with 45 tomato seeds and 5 tomatillo seeds. Will it be raining red around here in a few months or what?

Today, Andy planted the final tray with 35 leeks, 5 St. John's Wort, 3 amaranth, 5 ground cherries, and 2 mystery seeds. Who knows what adventures will come of those? Unmarked in an envelope...we figured we might as well give them a shot. 150 plants to be transplanted in May. We also have packets of beans, corn, melons, and squash to be planted into the ground. Methinks we're going to be busy gardeners!

Happy growing!

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