Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I would love to get my fingers dirtier

Oh Man! if only the sun would stay out for more than an hour at a time. Our spring has, for the most part, been dull and lacking in the sunshine department. My vegetable garden seeds have been sown in installments, in that, I have been sowing seeds every time there has been an hour, or even half an hour when it has not been raining or a very cold wind blowing.
Today I stood under the carport and re-potted the little tomato plants into the next size larger pots. I strip all but the topmost leaves off the tomato plants, and bury them up to just below the leaves in the new pots. More roots will grow from the buried stem making for a healthier plant. I will re-pot the tomatoes a couple more times until they are in gallon size pots, from there they will go out into the garden when the weather warms up. I did have plans to sow some parsnip seeds, but it started to rain and it does not look as as though it is going to let up any time soon. Oh well! I have lost the mood for gardening any more today so I think I will go and read for a while.

7 comments:

Alison said...

I know exactly how you feel! Been running out between the raindrops myself the last couple of days, doing little chores.

Darla said...

Well praise God for the on and off seed sowing time that you have had....spring will be on you in no time, then summer will find you running for the a/c...:)

Grace Peterson said...

Yep. I spent almost all day Monday in the garden because there was sunshine but since then, rain and wind and chilly. I hate it. I've heard that it might be nice this weekend. We shall see...

Balisha said...

Hi...I plant my tomatoes the same way. This year we are using the wall o' water things, so we can plant earlier.
Balisha

Jenni said...

It's been a sad start to spring..again. I'm doing more reading than gardening too!

Kim and Victoria said...

Here's hoping you get some dry weather soon. We had a gorgeous day yesterday but rain is predicted today again.

scottweberpdx said...

Ha! I know the feeling...it would be nice to have few sunny days in a row so I can plant all the things sitting on my porch :-(