Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Planting flowers

This last week I planted more flowers. I got two packages of mixed annuals at work and put them in a large pot. They are called Flower Rocket. An As Seen on TV product. We'll see how they do, they got horrible reviews on Amazon. I also tossed the last of the marigold seed in the same pot. I started pansies, statice and gazanias in the starter trays.

The round pan is grass. Once that gets established, it will go on the ground for the bunnies to keep trimmed. Just thought it would be a fun thing to try. I'm sure the bunnies won't mind either. 

Both lupines are blooming. The pink one is just starting.

Now that it is warming up, I am seeing significant growth in most everything. It is in the 80's during the day in the garden so I have been opening the door and running the fan. I hope it will help things pollinate so I can get some squash and tomatoes. I will have to remove some of the plastic soon and think about adding shade cloth and get the mister set up and the watering reprogrammed. It will get hot fast.

It is slowing down a bit at work. Some days I actually get something accomplished, but it is still busy enough that it isn't much. 

I'm feeling better. Still have a cough and some congestion, but the worst of it is gone. 

Have had several salads and cooked greens from the garden. Picked some mixed greens again this week and gave them to Chad and SusAnn. Waiting for the second planting of radishes. I also planted some of the long white radishes. And the carrots are looking good. I will pull one soon to see how they are doing. I don't see any orange yet, so it will probably be a while before I get any good sized ones. 

Not much else going on here. I need to find some time and get my income taxes done. I haven't had to do that for a couple of years, and before that, I had them done. But it is back to short forms for me. Not going to pay someone if I can do them myself. Hoping for a refund since money isn't plentiful. 

I had Monday and Tuesday off, didn't do a whole lot. Back to work tonight. I do need to get some more sleep before I go to work this afternoon. I am still sleeping only two to three hours at a time and can't seem to break that cycle. I am sleeping in my recliner again too. Seems to be where I sleep the best and I did it for years in VT. 

It is finally warming up here. I have had the heat off since Sunday and wore shorts for the first time in months yesterday. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 80's. The days are getting a little longer each day too. The nights are still cool - in the 50's, but I have slept with the slider open about six inches the last couple of nights and last night I added the ceiling fan. I over heat too easily still. 

I will have to remove some of the plastic from the garden soon and pull the lights. I want to get the misters set up and will have to think about adding shade cloth soon too. It won't be long before it is over 100 degrees in there. 

Always something to do. 


  1. It sounds like your garden is coming along nicely. Cant wait to see how the carrots are coming along. The warm weather sounds nice as we are expecting a snow storm tomorrow. But thats okay too because I love the snow. Have a great day!

    1. Yes, the carrot tops look great. I haven't pulled one yet, but I am tempted. So far so good!

  2. So sorry I missed you when I was in Quartzsite. Sprint totally messed up my communications--when it worked at all! When I get back that way, 'd love to take you out to lunch or dinner in thanks for blogging


    1. If you were here the second half of January, I probably wouldn't have had much energy anyway. That is the height of the season and I worked my butt off. Lunch sounds great! Safe travels.

  3. Thanks for the well wishes. Hope to see you--maybe next year.