Nothing like a deadline to get one motivated, eh? Actually, this spring has been nothing BUT deadlines for me, professionally, personally, and garden-wise; throw a new hobby in there (goat milking and husbandry) and guess what? The blog suffers! I am sure you’ll forgive me.
Here’s the deadline. As of two days ago, I finally planted the heat-loving crops (tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, husk cherries, okra) under lights in the basement. If these were all just for ME, then I could’ve continued my seed-slacker ways, but no. Many of them are for other people. I have the school gardens to grow for, and then there’s my mother to consider.
Mom was out this weekend, and when inspecting the greenhouses’ contents, she said to me: “You’re going to think I am completely crazy. Please consider what I have to say before you say anything.
I want my own greenhouse.”
To which I of course said HOORAY! So I ordered her up a 10’x12′ kit from the same outfit where I got both of mine. I ordered a couple of other things for it over and above the kit, but…come Easter weekend, I should be pounding stakes in the ground in the back yard of her house in the dunes. I will of course document it to show you how easy it is, even considering how she has no real soil to speak of (maybe 3″ deep).
This woman wants her homegrown tomatoes, tout suite! Thus, my “rush” to planting.