Monday, 16 April 2012
Can you see out my window? Yes, that's more snow brightly reflecting the morning sun today. We're getting very weary of it and I say it's high time for a little digging in the soil. For now, I choose to be thankful for my indoor garden (which ironically blocks the view of the snow - a very good thing indeed for this winter weary, seedling flat rotator/indoor gardener).
I've got many different plants growing inside (far too may to list). Aside from veggies, for the first time ever, I started a wide selection of perennials from seed. We have grand plans for these emerging perennials in a new garden at the front of the house (flanking our new front steps (which are scheduled to be built sometime in May). We haven't had front steps since we moved in nearly 3 years ago. Seriously. Front steps got pushed to the end of the renovation list ~ after all, they don't produce food or affect us on daily basis so down to the bottom of the list they go... It's really quite hilarious to watch guests arrive at our house. They haven't a clue how to physically GET to the front door. Cheap entertainment for crazy country folk like us :)
Oh yes, back to the garden...
This is a picture of tomato sauce and salsa. Perhaps I should say that these plants will provide those yummy things 3 months from now...
4 of our dining chairs have been put into use as a "tomato plant bench". At Sunday dinner last night, we are all huddled on 3 sides of the table with various stools, etc... Priorities! Those plants need light and a place to safely wait until the greenhouse is finished (6 days and counting - but who's counting?). They long outgrew the confines of the living room greenhouse, and this kitchen window is the only one left with enough sunlight.
As to the Welsummer and Barnevelder hatching eggs - they have been delayed and will arrive mid-week. So excited to fire up the incubator and tuck them in :)