Thurs. April 30, 2020: Bad Weather

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Waxing Moon
Rainy and cold

We can’t get more than a day of sun here and there, which hurts both planting and the ability to work in the yard.

Most of the lettuce has died. I’m hoping we can save the Romaine, but we lost all the Bibb and most of the Buttercrunch.

Yesterday, I transplanted the pepper seedlings and planted grape, Roma, Moneymaker, and Beefsteak tomato seeds. Fingers crossed.

The pansies are doing well, though.

I want to expand the garden because I don’t trust the food supply.

How is your garden doing?

Thurs., April 23, 2020: Solace in Planting

Thursday, April 23, 2020
First Quarter Waxing Moon in ♉ (Taurus)
Celtic Tree Month if Willow
Sunny and cold

Over the weekend, I potted the plants I got from Country Gardens. Five hanging baskets of pansies, the barrel in the front, four additional pots.

Also potted all 18 lettuce plants, and the parsley.

It got cold again and hailed, so everything had to come in again, but I’m hoping to put it outside soon. At least the baskets. The food plants will come in at night for awhile.

Today, I’ll repot the peppers, and plant some tomato seeds and maybe some zucchini seeds. I’m waiting a bit with the flowers.

Bit by bit, trying to grow what we’ll eat and what will grow. Because I don’t trust the food chain.

It’s also soothing to work with the plants in stressful times.

I’m re-reading issues if favorite garden magazines I’ve kept, and the book GROW ALL YOU CAN EAT IN 3 SQUARE FEET.

How is your garden doing?

April 16, 2020: Plants Make It Better

Thursday, April 16, 2020
4th Quarter Waning Moon in Aquarius
Celtic Tree Monh of Willow

No photo today but at least there’s something to write.

The garden center is an essential business, because it has pet food, and people grow their own food. So I called in an order and did a curbside pickup yesterday.

Got lots of pansies to cheer up the old homestead, three kinds of lettuce, parsley, potting soil, and seeds. Saturday is the next planting day, according to the calendar, so I’m all set.

I have a couple of cucumber plants started inside, and the peppers from saved seeds are coming up nicely, too. So there’s a start, anyway.

We were supposed to have snow this morning and didn’t. Maybe some storms blowing through in the next few days. But then, I hope to get some serious yard work and planting done.

How’s your garden doing?