Spring keeps teasing me with the warm days and birds sing spring type songs. So I went ahead and started my starts. I have learned some things I thought I might share with you!
1- Sunflowers grow way faster than parsley and should probably not be put in the same tray.
2- Pepper seeds that are 5 years old may or may not sprout.
3- When you ask a 4 year old to help you make tags there's a good chance that something might be spelled like: onagero or otamot if you're spelling it out for them.
4 - also when you have a four year old helping you some seeds might be 'buried' deeper than others.
5- Leaving start containers empty because you want to buy more seeds is OK, as long as you get those seeds within the next day.
I was just wondering what I was doing a year ago on my blog, this was what was posted on March 9th, so I resurrected it...(it was much colder last year at this time:-)
50 mile an hour lament
The white grey expanse flies by
Coldness sensed through sight.
An irrational smugness:
I beat the elements by simply turning
up the heat in my van.
I shed my coat
My baby sleeps
in a cozy zipped up cocoon of warmth.
What of those before me?
My progenitors who traversed
these plains on foot pushing a handcart?
I suddenly long to prove my strength.
Oh, to lace up my boots
and strain my muscles against
Rutted dirt roads,
fierce winds, stinging pellets of rain,
Blizzards, blistered hands,
and dust gritting my teeth.
I reach out and turn down the heat
and turn up the radio.