Thurs. March 28, 2019: It’s All About Tomatoes At This Point


Thursday, March 28, 2019
Moon 4th Quarter in Capricorn
Mercury Goes Direct Today
Celtic Tree Month of Alder
Sunny and cool


I didn’t post last week. You might or might not have noticed.

I do have a photo of the two kinds of tomatoes and the eggplants, and how well they’re growing.

I’m debating whether to repot now and then repot again to their final big pots, or to let them grow in these little pots another week or two and then put them in their final big pots.

Today, I have to plant at least two more kinds of tomatoes. I have four more kinds of tomatoes to plant, and I don’t want to wait too long. Because I’ve been lax.

If the weather holds this afternoon, when I get back from an errand, I will start on the yard. I’m hoping I can do a little bit each day all the way through Sunday.

If I look at everything that needs to be done, it’s overwhelming, but if I look at each piece, and set myself a timed work period on every weather-permitting day, eventually, I’ll make progress.

There’s quite a bit I want to do differently this year, but I need to stop feeling pressure from the way other people structure their chores, and do what works for me. They’re not pressuring me; I pressure myself, and that takes the pleasure out of it, and then I procrastinate.

I’d rather enjoy more, and then I’ll get more done.

How’s your garden taking shape?


Thurs. March 14, 2019: Already Getting Behind

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Waxing Moon
Mercury Retrograde
Cloudy and chilly


Did I do any of that re-potting I talked about last week?


Have I planted any more tomato seeds?


I need to hop to it this weekend on the planting days, or I’ll fall too far behind.

The peppers are peeping up, so that’s a good thing. The other plants are doing well.

Yesterday, I went out to the pots that overwintered on the deck and cleaned them up a bit. I have A LOT of work to do in the back yard, especially raking what didn’t get done last fall.

I noticed in the front this morning that the prickly invasive cedar is all over the front side yard, so I need to yank it out.

If we have some dry, reasonably mild days this weekend, I can get started.

Plus, you know, the re-potting and starting the rest of the seeds that I need to still plant.

Fri. March 8, 2019: Steady Growth

Friday, March 8, 2019
Waxing Moon 1st Quarter in Aries
Mercury Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Ash
Sunny and cold
International Women’s Day

I completely forgot to post yesterday.

Every morning, I’m absolutely delighted to come downstairs and see how much the scallions, leeks, eggplants, Roma tomatoes, and chocolate cherry tomato seedlings have grown. Still waiting for the peppers to sprout.

Sunday is the next planting day; I’ll be repotting some of the scallions (and maybe leeks). I’ll also start the Gardner’s Delight tomatoes. I may have gone a bit overboard, with six kinds of tomatoes. Plus, I’m planning to buy a six pack of Sun golds when it’s time.

I’m going to need a lot of basil and marigolds to go with them!

But we’ll have a very healthy summer, if even half of the plants are productive!

It’s cold here; not much snow, but cold. When the snow melts and it warms up a bit, I have a lot of work to do to clean up the yard. I got the front in pretty good shape in the fall, but not the back. I’ll pay for it now.

Still, it will be worth it, once it’s done.