I Just Gotta Do What I Can!

Sometimes I feel like I have so much plant and gardening projects going on, that I don’t have time for it all.

For example I’ve been wanting to build up two of the three garden beds in the back yard, but haven’t had the chance to. I still have bolting Swiss Chard and radishes and I have not amended the soil.

I just checked the planting chart I have pinned to my wall, and I think I am still okay to plant vegetables for the summer. Maybe I’m just getting anxious with the little time I have after work… or maybe I’m getting discouraged when I see fully grown tomatoes and peppers in the stores, when the one that I planted from seeds are still little… but I just checked mine and they have continued to grow since I took them outside. So maybe I’m just stressing over nothing.

My Mom just reminded me that she found the scions that I got in January. Oh my! I thought they were dead… but some are still buds, some are a little bit open and some that sprouted are dried up and dead… but all of them don’t seem dried out. I’m still going to try to graft these even thought it’s late. Who knows…

Anyways, I was going to complain more, but I see that I just have to do what I can and learn from it. I think I have to ask for a few days off to tend to the garden :)

BTW, remember the tomato seedlings that I cut and rooted because they looked like they were dying?.. Well, I just check them and they have really bounced back and look much more full of GREEN leaves than the seedlings that I didn’t cut.

Also, remember the Pineapple we got about a week and a half ago… I placed the Pineapple top in water and it has started to show signs of roots!!! YEAY!

OK… I’m tired… I must get ready for bed…

  • I worry about the tomato (and sweet pepper) seedling thing every year.. because what I seed is so small out in the beds.. but they catch up very fast, and I get the varieties I want instead of what the stores provide.. much better tasting. Good luck with all of this!

    • You have a very good point… I planted two heirloom varieties, which I doubt I can get from any local stores around here. I can’t wait to taste the difference…

      • That really IS a key point. I am trying to plant 21 varieties of tomatoes this year, all but five or so are heirlooms. It is a taste difference even my teenage daughter notices. She wants to know “when the ugly tomatoes” will be ready. *grin*

        • Wow! 21 varieties… you must have a lot of space. I’m only planting three this year…

          You wouldn’t happen to have planted Mr. Ugly? I heard they are really good.

          • No, I have never heard of it.. but it sounds interesting! I have a problem with tomatoes in this area, because it is so hot and humid,they struggle. I actually have to plant them with some shade.. and yes, I DO have a lot of room. I am sitting on 3/4 of an acre.. in a neighborhood. I got the odd shaped lot. *grin*

            I will look up Mr. Ugly for future reference!

  • Boy do I know what you mean. I still have a box of Iris bulbs that came in and I need to plant. and and and…lots more. ::sigh:: I’ve also thought of taking a few days off from work so I can get some of it done. ;)

    Ps… did you see the link I posted in my journal for you on the Pineapple plant thing?

    • Oh, I just saw it… Thanks for the link…

      I missed a step and hope mine turns out okay… I didn’t let the top dry for at least 7 days… I just placed it in water…

      Oh… you just gave me an idea for “You know you’re a gardener if…”