Yeah. So I'm sitting up here writing this and emailing a friend in Chicago and totally ignoring everything that needs to be done. For instance, I need to get the girls packed for the weekend. I need to get myself packed for the weekend. It would be nice to leave Mike a decently clean house. Perhaps fill out the rest of this application for art classes for Sophia and somehow will it over to the Tower Grove art studio. Get the girl scout stuff in order and take it over to Susan (but I have no car and she is in Benton Park so that will have to wait, at least). It's one of those Classic Bridgett moments of mounds and mounds of things I must do and so I'm spending all my time playing computer solitaire. Just as an example. But Sophia has had a big homeschool day including a "theme" written about snow. And lunch is in the oven, so that's better than it could be, I suppose.
So what am I going to plant in the garden this spring? I've flipped through all the seed catalogs and haven't decided for sure yet, but I'm thinking that I'm not going to order anything. I have a couple packs of tomato seeds leftover from last year, and the seeds I saved from my tomatoes as well. I grow heirlooms so the seeds run "true" and do not un-hybridize. The garlic is on order already, although I could plant the flowers from last year. But I like to eat them, so I'll plant them new in the earliest spring. It's Osage Garlic and has a short season. Good stuff. So the garlic planted out in the yard, since the squirrels don't care, and the tomatoes in the cage. And...some hot peppers. The usual overplanting of basil. But this year I'm not experimenting and I'm not wasting space like some years I have. Because I know what that will look like if I overplant and then ignore it during the hot hot months of July and August.
As hard as it is to imagine hot hot right now.
Oh, and I guess I'll try cucumbers one. more. time. So that will be my nod to experimentation. I never remember my parents having a hard time with them. Here or anywhere. I don't know what my problem is. But I will say that I can grow a mean black tomato and that's what I'm going to concentrate on.
Now to figure out when I can get that old mulberry tree down to give me more light back there.
Did I mention that I'm leaving town tomorrow at 8:30 in the morning and nothing is ready yet? ;^) Ta.