Hi Again…

Every once in a while, things in life gets a little busy and I tend to take a little vacation from my gardening journal.

I’ve also been a little discouraged from gardening because I’m getting so tired of the rains that we have been getting. San Francisco set a record of the most days with rainfall in the month of March. I think it was something like 25 or 28 days total. Adding that to getting home from work after nightfall (around 7:30pm) makes me just want to lay down and sleep or do nothing.

I still haven’t tackled recovering all those gardening shows that I’ve lost from my accidental erasure. I’ll do it once I find a program that can recover those files. I’m just continuing to record what I can and try to build from that. Luckily, most shows I record get replayed throughout the year.

Another thing that has has been discouraging is that most of the vegetables (tomatoes, eggplant, orka and peppers) that I sowed from seeds don’t seem to be doing that well. I think I must have planted way to early, but I guess that’s just part learning. I’ll try to sow more seeds this week, and hopefully those will do better.

Now the encouraging news:

Today, I got home from work and for the first time, it was still daylight!!! I guess Daylight Savings Time has it’s benefits. I just wish it would stop raining and start getting warmer!!!

Although my vegetables aren’t doing well, my Coleus from seeds are doing really well, and few of my them are almost as big as some cuttings.

I’ll write more later… I’m getting a bit tired…

  • Wow…

    I’m speechless…wow…

    • Re: Wow…

      Wow… I’m speechless too ;)… You’re the first online journal I read… and I read it fairly regularly, from the beginning… Basically, I got started with LiveJournal, ‘cuz I thought you journal was cool… (but you never replied to my email way back when I got started – hehe… maybe it got lost)… So I think it’s cool that you actually read mine too :)

  • Glad to see you posting more- even if they are bittersweet & sad…

    I know, I’ve been really upset about my grandfather- he was the coolest, ever. It’s been a few years since he left us, but even still I’ll have times when it hits me hard again.

    I guess the best thing I can say is, it’s good, in a way- that we have these people that we’re close to, and that we share our lives with, that we miss when we’re gone.

    It would be much worse if we didn’t have anybody in our lives that we cared like that about. Right?

    Keep it up…don’t get too sad, okay?

    • Yup

      Yup, you’re right… I’m still getting accustomed to him not being here, but it’s getting better. I’m not crying or breaking down like before. Every now and then something will trigger me to think about him. I still get tearly eyed, but I dealing okay now. Plus, now I’m moving back home, to keep my mom company, help out and be closer to the family. I’ll keep you updated.

      • Re: Yup

        Hmm- I’m in kindof a similar situation. My dad ran off with his secretary, so now I’m back with my mother. Things had gotten bad- I mean, really bad, I’m sure you can imagine- but we seem to be doing alright for ourselves now.

        Good luck to you, Joey!

  • So good to read something from you again. I missed you! :)

    My veggies are not doing as well as I’d like, either. The eggplant is about 50% ok, but the Green Grape tomatoes and Aunt Ruby’s German Green tomatoes are doing horribly. I think it’s partly because I used a different kind of peat pellet to start them in than the Sun Sugar tomatoes which are doing FABULOUS!

    Yeah, I noticed the daylight after work though I do miss it in the morning now.

    • Aww… I feels good to be missed :) and it’s good to hear from all of you… I’ve got some catching up to do…

      I’m sorry to hear about your seedlings. I guess we both learned a lesson in our child-rearing err.. i mean planting :) I’m going to replant some seeds and see if those do better. I’m convinced that they just don’t like being indoors for so long, in artificial light.

      Good luck with your plants!

  • It’s good that you’re back. I’ve missed your posts too.
    I agree about the daylight, even if I’m on the other side of an ocean. :) Sorry about your seeds, are you going to sow some more? I think I may have planted my pumpkin seeds much too early too, but so far the plants are doing well. They look almost big enough to move outdoors now, though, and it’s still much too cold for them.

    • Yup yup, I’m going to sow some more. Hopefully they’ll continue to do well. Mine were thriving, but then ka-poot! They started turning brown and dropping leaves. I’m keep records though, so next year, I’ll definitely know when to start planting indoor.

  • Don’t wash away!

    • If it keep raining, I just might! hehe… I don’t mind rain, but like what one of my coworker said, we’re just getting tired of it. WARM WEATHER PLEASE COME SOON!!! :)