Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Get on your mark, start planting!!

I am almost beside my self! A couple weeks ago I started to clean up the storage room in the basement in anticipation of starting seeds. I was able to pull out some old items and got Scott’s approval to take them to the goodwill store. There is still more stuff that I want to get rid of but I didn’t want to push my luck with Scott. Getting rid of a few things was better than none!
This last weekend we went out and bought a new set of shelves. You can't see but I picked out a set that has wheels under them. I think it will help if I can wheel them around if I need to. I even had time to get the grow lights hooked up and tested to make sure they still worked.
Last night I carried the potting soil in from the garage so it could warm up. Tonight I am hoping to get some seeds planted. Last year was the first time in many, many years that I started seeds indoors. I just started with the easy Marigolds, Datura(angel trumpets), ornamental peppers and zinnias. This year I am going to try some impatiens in addition to what I grew last year. I usually buy 8 to 10 flats of impatiens each year. I plant them along under the trees at the back of the yard. I try to buy white since they help lighten up the shade area. Sometimes I settle for other colors if they are on sale. Oh lets not forget I will plant some basil and orageno.

The other thing that has me as giddy as a school girl is I finally ordered worms to start my worm farm. I think it has been 4 or 5 years now that I have been talking/thinking about doing this. I have had a container for at least 3 years. So why has it taken so long? I usually put it off thinking I don’t have the time but I will never have the time at this rate. Anyway this will be another post.

1 comment:

Wurzerl said...

Hi Cliff, you are starting with seed planting? Great, then I will do the same. I have only tomatoes seeds but they are very special and very old species. I hope it works!
I hope you will have wonderful plants in a short time. I will come back and see what your seeds are doing!

Have a good time. Wurzerl