Another rainy day. It has been so rainy and wet here that we have not had the opportunity to get out to the yard and get our raised beds built. For most of the things that I plant thats not really an issue.
But for those cold weather crops, like peas and carrots and lettuces...well, I dont really have a place to put them.
After much thought and discussion(in my head) I decided to plant a couple things in containers. For most people the idea of container gardening doesnt pose much of a problem. I, on the other hand, seem to have issues with it. And for some reason they are still unresolved. Unresolved issues...I hear that those arent a good thing to have.
So, as not to let the container get the best of me, I set out to try this one more time. Maybe it will help that I am wearing S's shoes instead of my own.
Here we have an empty pot. WITH drainage holes. I tell myself that this has to be a good start.
I have read that putting some rocks in the bottom of your pot helps with drainage. How many? I have no idea. I let G decide that.
And then he made them all pretty.
Its always good to have some moral support.
So then we mixed up some compost and top soil.
And scooped it into the pots. I took a break right about here. G looked like he may be awhile with that size scoop....
Ohhhh...pretty peas. I brought these pretty peas home with me all the way from Oregon.
G was pretty sure that the ones in his hands were ready to eat right now...I had to explain to him that that was not the case.
We got them laid out on the soil and then pushed them in.
Next up? Carrots.
We stuck some markers in.
And then we were all done. Or so you THOUGHT. This is where I talk to the sweet little seeds and let them know how much I love them and that I will take very good care of them. I will move you outside in the beautiful sunshine as soon as S gets home. Please, please, please grow for me in the containers. Thats what I said. Then I watered them and patted them ever so gently....
Off to clean up.
Shiny and clean.
The Weekend Dish: 8/19/2017
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