Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Test of Spring

I've counted back on my calendar several times in order to get my seeds started at the proper times, cleaned all the funky old seed trays the best they can be, mixed my starter stuff and read the labels, heat mats on and ready to's a waiting game on starting pepper seeds but if all works well then we will have some great starts. Seems as tho they take weeks to pop up but this year the garden gods (goddesses) were with me. It's nice to have unusual heirloom varieties that few in the area have. We really wanted to grow more New Mex types this year for roasting and freezing so getting a good head start on those were important. Not to mention the heirloom tomatoes that are highly desired at market. I'm hoping to narrow down the selection, but there's so many interesting varieties it's hard to do. At the transplanting stage there's usually some left over that just won't fit in anywhere so give me a call the end of May!!!
Peas are in as well as arugula, radishes, spinach, lettuces and parsley. Can't get too much ahead even tho I'm anxious to do more.
Today I'm prepping for my final exam for the Master Gardener program. Hard for an "old" mind to exercise memorization. Singing it has helped when no one is around!-I'm just hoping to not fail. Wonder if anyone has had to take it again! That would be a bummer as I'd rather be planting or painting. Well, I'm back to the books----M I C, K E Y, M O U S E (that's my song)