Well, I got outside today and got my greenhouse plastic up and covered my containers. It took several days of getting them ready, and laying in compost, and worm castings, and a little leftover chicken compost someone gave me, did not want to waste it.
I planted some of my mesclun, and some left over lettuces and a mixture of butterheads, I hope that they germinate as some of the seeds I had were several years old, but what the hey, if it does, it does, if it doesn't then I will start new. I will hopefully have my seed order in the end of this year.
This year, I planted some garlic scapes I cut last year. I totally forgot about them in my garden cupboard under the car port. I opened up the cabinet and caught the whiff of garlic, and I immediately remembered the scapes I had. Several years ago, I cut some off and tossed them in my herb bed I had on the south side of the house, and then in the spring, they came up and gave me wonderful little chive- like greens that were wonderful in mashed potatoes and dips. So this year, I put them in the end pot on the east side of the trailer and covered all the pots with plastic. Now, we'll see if they come up.
Other than that, not too much going on. Just busy with my chef clients, and the always going on's of house work. Its never done.
We are supposed to have a "change" in the weather the end of this week. The weather geeks aren't sure what its going to do so I got my old covers and blankets in case it gets cold again. We are starting into the pattern of when we get bad spring snow storms, which is usually in March, and April, so best to be ready at the helm.
I will keep all posted as to how the container garden does. Each year is different, and some things do well, while others flop. I am not a good person when it comes to logging and posting journal things. But with my blog, I will try to keep better track of plants and conditions.
I know that what I use for garden containers looks, well like what trailer park trash uses. But unfortunately, being pretty short on cash to buy fancy pots or buy expensive lumber to make beds, its all I have to use. I ran an ad on Craig's list to see if I could find someone who was getting rid of old galvanized feed bunks or tanks. I had someone email me that he had feed bunks that were plastic, and were 16" deep, 30" wide, and 12 ft long, they would be perfect BUT, he wanted $65 a piece and at this time, it is a no can do. I am coming up on my cancer anniversary and I have blood work and some tests that I have to do yearly and so I can't do it at the moment. I guess my health is more important so I can blog and make everyone life miserable. lol
Anyway, I had better go, I am physically beat, just the little bit I did today, wore me out. My back is screaming, and I think a warm shower and jammies are in order with some cocoa.
So I wish everyone a wonderful rest of the week, and a great weekend, hopefully getting in some planting and gardening.