Friday, February 8, 2008

Beautful Day

The perfect gardening day showed up today. Sunshine and just a little breezy. The temp was in the high 60's. I weeded the onions and found some French Hollyhock seedlings coming up. I put them in pots to save for friends or our Spring Seminar plant sale.

The compost pile Middle Monkey and I made yesterday did not heat up. I added some spoiled milk and a lot more water. If it is not heating up by tomorrow I am going to add rabbit poop tea. If that doesn't work fish emulsion. If that doesn't work, I'll just cry. I really need this compost pile to heat up or I am not going to have compost for spring planting.

I am going to start the tomatoes TODAY. I am about a week late.

Hey, I actually posted about gardening on my gardening blog instead of silliness about boys. Is anybody else unable to spell check?


  1. If you only made the compost yesterday, could you be a little too anxious? I have used bloodmeal when I have too much brown stuff & not enough green. It works well. Also do you have it covered to keep in the heat?

    Jan Always Growing

  2. No usually 12 to 18 hours does it. I have blood meal. I will add that to my list of things to try before I cry. I have never covered it before.

  3. Hi Debbi,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your seeds should do just great. I used to live in Austin many years back, and I remember a rare snow in late Jan, and the following day it was 70+ deg. Seedlings love those warm days and cool nights. It's still raining in Seattle.

  4. It is days later and the seeds are coming up. Yellow pear first.