Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I thought about planting my seedlings yesterday, and it's a good thing I didn't, because it's a lot easier to haul them inside than to build them all little pup tents. Although weather.com is a little confused - predicting a low of 35 in one place and 30-32 in another - the consensus seems to be that we'll probably freeze tonight. I don't have any sprouts yet, so I only have to be concerned with my herbs, and I know the mint will be OK because nothing on earth will kill it. We'll have to see about the parsley. I can't think of anything in my house that could serve as a potential parsley shelter. Maybe inspiration will strike once I get home.

I did plant my row of carrots yesterday. I tried to keep track of how many I was planting per foot, but it's HARD to keep track of those tiny seeds while you're inching across the row. Whenever I shifted position I'd lose my place. Assuming they grow, I'll have to thin them anyway, so I'm not terribly concerned. Also, I'm kind of happy about the cool snap, because I'm hoping it'll encourage the peas. Now that I have seeds germinating, I'm less eager for the weather to warm up already. Plus the cold was an excuse to buy a jacket today.

1 comment:

utenzi said...

That's funny about the mint, Kristen. I figure after nuclear winter it'll just be mint and cockroaches left on the surface of the planet asking each other What happened?