12 February 2011

A gardening day!

What a wonderful, sunny day!  I just sat outside for an hour or so, soaking up the sun.  Isn't it funny how at this time of year, 45 degrees feels so warm?  It even inspired me to plant a few seeds. 

I started my winter sowing experiment about a month ago.  If it works it is the perfect fix for my window-less situation.  You can read about it here.  Usually at this time, I am getting ready to start planting some seeds and my "window garden" takes off.  *sigh*  I used rotisserie chicken packages and 2 liter soda bottles for this experiment.  (I believe I have mentioned my Dr. Pepper habit..)

So far I have planted tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, beans, spinach and other greens, cilantro, basil and summer squash.  My son was upset with me for not planting carrots, so I guess when I get more containers, we'll do that as well.  I've never had much luck with carrots.

If this works, I will have most of my plants for my little garden.  The others can be directly sown when it starts to warm up.  If it doesn't work, I'm only out the seeds, most of which I already had, and my garden will have to be very small.

This is only my third or fourth year as a serious gardener, and each year has been an experiment.  I like having that mindset because I never feel like the garden failed.  I just learn to not do that again when something flops.  It is truly an addictive hobby.

It felt so good to be out in the sunshine today, but it makes it that much harder to face the fact that winter is far from over here.  Hopefully, I can feel a renewed motivation to get my other projects done.


  1. Oh, yes that sun really does feel good, doesn't it? We got up to 55 yesterday, and I hope at least that today! It's too early to plant anything here or it would get spindly before time to put it in the ground. (er.. rocks and clay)

    Happy Sunday!

  2. It was close to 50 here today, but so windy, it felt cold.

    Looks like you are getting a great jump-start on your gardening. Way to recycle those containers!