Taking advantage of the 75-degree sunshine today while my sick six-year-old took a nap, I snuck out to the greenhouse to inhale some fresh air.
This is day #2 stuck in the cave while she's getting over a stomach bug that hit Saturday night. And, today, I think the cedar allergies were giving her a headache, so going outside was, well, out.
So I grabbed my gloves and seeds and some seed starting soil and my nifty label maker and off I went for a quick reprieve. I planted:
- Omar's Lebanese
- Eva's Purple Ball
- Black Krim
- Green Onions
- English Breakfast Radishes
And I took my handy-dandy label maker to label the pots. (It was given to me by my DH for my birthday a few years ago -- he thought I was crazy when I told him that's what I wanted.) But I love it - and use it on file folders, frozen food, you name it. It helps keep me organized.
And the notebook below (isn't it pretty?
) is my other organizing tool for the garden - while I love this blog, I need something that is on paper. Hard copy. Tactile. Something I can touch and feel and hold and write on and erase and in which I collect information. I love this notebook. I made sections for each bed and put all the plant lists in it. Then I add to it when I buy plants. (sometimes!) And this week I put tabs in for each bed so that I can find them easily. It's great to be able to search my blog, but if I am looking for the name of a plant, which I often am, I can't very well search for it, can I? So, this helps me keep on top of things.
I am what I call a binge and purge organizer. This includes the garden. Sometimes I have it all planned out and on paper and I keep track of things, and then at other times, my planting style is exactly what Pam at Digging
described today as plop-a-plant! You have to go read her post. It made me laugh out loud.
While I was out there, the towering dead tomato plants were taunting me...look for them to show up here sometime this week!