Well, I've put a fair amount of work into the garden already this year, and most of it seems to be wasted. Nothing that I've planted is up yet, except for a few lonely little radish sprouts, and they don't look very happy. The beets, the carrots, the mesclun, the spinach.... nuthin.' I did transplant the snow peas that we sprouted in the playroom, and they don't look very happy either.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Other gardeners out there, do you plant the little peat pots or do you pull the plants out of them? The package says to plant them, but they seem to pop back up out of the ground no matter how carefully I pat them down, and the little plants are all lying on their sides. Next time I'm going to take the plants out. I planted cucumber seeds over two weeks ago, and they still haven't germinated. Not sure they're going to. Maybe I should try again.
But the worst failure is the pasture grass. That stuff costs $40 a bag, and it takes two bags to cover the area I have. Then this constant, unrelenting rain ruins it all. I don't know how long to wait for it to sprout before giving up and starting over. Meanwhile, I'm sure all the nasty weeds will do just fine.
I don't really like gardening. I'm not good at it, and I'm tired of being muddy and cold and wet all the time. I'm starting to think herbs in indoor pots is a good idea, and trading eggs for veggies again like last year. The farmer's market should be starting up pretty soon, too. Maybe I should leave it to the professionals.