It has really been raining, a very soggy yard we have! After being sick twice in a month we finally got everything together to plant! Bought potting soil, more trays and more seeds. Dave and I worked together in the garage and got everything planted and labelled. I had the idea to set up a work station with the saw horses and plywood. It was raining outside, again, so it worked great! The white bucket had potting soil and a scoop.
Here's the haul:
Veggies- Melrose Italian Peppers, Red Marconi Italian Peppers, Lemon Cukes, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Creole Collard Greens, Yellow Crookneck squash, Picklebush cukes, Zucchini.
Flowers- Nasturtiums, Calendulas, Cornflowers and giant Marigolds.
Ornamental pumpkins- Howden Jack O'Lanterns, orange Jack B Little, White Baby Boo.
The rest will be planted out side- 2 kinds of poppies, corn, carrots, radishes and beans.
Trays went into the bedroom rack and we will rotate trays with the grow light-
Shelves pretty full
After seeing some old photos on my blog, I decided to move some perennials out of the backyard garden and use for more veggies. I'll move them to another area in the back or front yard. Better use of space. Starting seeds will save a lot of money. Since we couldn't use the greenhouse frame outside, with the crazy weather, inside was a better choice. With the grow light we'll rotate the trays, and move things outside when it warms up. We'll be about 6-8 weeks ahead of time, and save lots of $$$. It's a win win!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble-
Seeing our rhubarb growing, but not ready, reminded me I had some in the freezer from last year! I thawed some, along with organic strawberries, and made some dessert. I used this recipe-Epicurious.com minus the vanilla and nuts. Came out great with a little whipping cream.
Photo from Allrecipes
Pasta Salad With Salami-I wanted something easy for the weekend, and this was it! Allrecipes.com I added about 1/2 cup diced celery, and only used 1 packet of dressing mix, too salty otherwise. Keeps great!
Being Sick Sucks, But....Last week I woke up at 1 a.m. on a work night with horrible cramps and diarrhea. The worst. I was up and down all night thinking it would stop, but no. At 5 a.m. I asked Dave to get me something from our hall closet. We keep our OTC meds there. I took something, then called in sick. Had to take a few more doses. I got up at 1.p.m., and made myself drink water, and eat some watery oatmeal. Late some soft fruit. I slept better that night, then got up to go to work. Then the weakness hit me, called in sick again. I went to work the next day, still a bit out of it. Friday felt quite a bit better. Luckily I had- PTO to cover the time loss More importantly, we had remedies on hand! I ALWAYS have Homeopathic cold, cough and flu remedies on hand. I also keep more "modern" drugs as well. It really pays to keep things on hand, so they're there when you need them! Be prepared!