2021: A new beginning
Well, it's time to start the garden again. Past time, really. I had intended to begin a bunch of seedlings in soil on March 15th and April 1st, yet it's already April 7th and I'm just getting around to it. Yes, the desire's been there, as well as the dream of future flowers and crops. But between the job search and the house hunt, three mass shootings in the past two weeks and, of course, the global pandemic, I just didn't have the energy to drag everything into the basement and start.
Today -- after some procrastination -- I gave it a go. Plugged in the new mini-vac and cleared away the debris from last year. I know I should've done it last fall, ah well, it's mostly gone now.
I reset the glow lights, prepped the starting soil, filled the new water mister and the old blue watering can and focused on the March 15th seeds.
Plants: Sowed 9 cells with English True Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) and 9 cells with Johnny Jump Ups (Viola x williamsiana).
I also planted 9 cells with Purple Beauty Sweet Peppers (Capsicum annuum) and 9 more with California Wonder 300 Sweet Peppers (Capsicum annuum). Both trays are now under the empty Aerogarden grow lights, waiting for germination.
In a small jar of warm water, I'm prepping 12 seeds of Moonflowers (Belle blanche datura). Those will head into pots tomorrow.
On a damp paper towel, I've sown 12 Red Multibloom Geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum) and 12 White Multibloom Geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum), which are now chilling in the fridge. I'll pop 'em into some dirt tomorrow.
I ran out of time to do more, but hopefully, I'll sow the flowers and the catnip and the tomatoes next.
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