Ok. This one sounds easy enough.
I was looking through the list trying to find a challenge I could get started on.
Some are seasonal, some are specific to different locales, some require the opportunity to present itself.
But growing a vegetable just requires a window sill. At least for now.
Yep, this is what I'm going to grow.
At the local Wal Mart today I made the mistake of asking a nice gentleman when was a good time to plant things in this area.
Note to self: Next time you think about speaking to strangers, do a sniff test to see if you can discern the alcohol on their breath before you jump in with questions.
My adviser's lunch apparently.
I did manage to find someone knowledgable who did explain quite a bit about planting.
More than I really wanted to know, in fact.
I learned about Soil Block Makers and specifically how many of these delightful items this gentleman owned. And I learned about the 4" press that is coming in the mail next month to his house. And I met his wife. And I learned what he was going to be planting. And that I should plant by the moon. (Moon phases, not moon light.)
And I deduced that he had maybe 2 or 12 beers for lunch before heading out to Wal Mart.
A soil blocker for seedlings.
I do not have one.
Nor do I plan to get one.
But I have been schooled on what to do with one.
Once I managed to escape his
Growing some of these, too.
Anyway, I picked up some seed packets for tomatoes and peppers. Certainly these are veggies I can handle.
Cross your fingers.
They need to be started indoors for six to eight weeks before they can go outside.
Rather than make my own soil blocks I went with Wal Mart's Seed Starter kit and some starting soil.
Sorry, sir, your speech was inspiring but I'm just not that into this project yet.
Let's see how I do….
If you read last week's post, then you know we have baby chicks.
I am happy to report they are all four still alive and growing.
Carlos is still afraid of them.
Franklin, Juan, Pablo, and Steve.
I did not name them.
And they are supposed to be all girls.
(Some of our other Green Acres moments here and here.)