It feels like something has been missing as I set about getting my garden spring ready. Each time I do something the words formulate in my head and I instantly reach for my camera. And then I’m like – “oh yeah – I’m on a break.” Well not any more. You didn’t think I’d be able to stay away for long did you?
As we are only in the start of spring, in some areas loads have happened and in others we are at a complete stand still. The greenhouse is still where we left it as I am waiting for some extra bits of glass, so in the meantime, to combat the serious lean my seedlings were angling towards I have started taking them out to the greenhouse for the day as there is a degree of protection from the wind, and the 360 degree access to the sun is helping them to grow big and strong. So big and strong that I have had to transplant my tomatoes and some of the brassicas. The brassicas don’t look all that good as they were allowed to lean too far, but I have sown more just in case.
The problem with this is they are now too big for my craft room when I bring them in at night so I have taken over Hubby the Un-Gardeners office as he has really big windows. I’m not sure how pleased he is about this, but nothing can stand in the way of a gardener and her seedlings!
The other problem is it is early spring and the weather is so all over the place. Yesterday it was warm and sunny, then overnight it rained buckets and today it is really windy and cold. I should have seen the rain coming – well I did see it coming, but often the boffins at the weather office get it wrong, and it didn’t occur to me to move my gumboots and so they filled with water. Still not thinking clearly I went to move my seedlings to their day place and remembering how warm it was yesterday and not wanting to put my feet in wet gumboots I decided to go outside in bare feet. It wasn’t long before I realised this was a bad idea. Having cold wet mud squelch up between your toes is not a pleasant experience.
So today I shall stay warm and dry inside and hope the wind will dry out the surface water lying about in my garden. I may even write another list.
Come again soon – there is loads of weeding to do!
Sarah the Gardener : o )