Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The seed catalogues are starting to pour in. Yay plant porn! I have a $50 gift certificate to Burpees that I need to use, so, despite their relatively poor selection and lack of heirlooms, I'm still trying to whittle down my list from $90-something to $55 (I have a coupon too). We also bought some more flower seeds and a few veggie seeds (white vienna kohlrabi, white veined chard and super sweet 100 tomatoes to name a few) at Lowes the other day when we were there getting shop lights for seed starting and a few other things. We have way more seeds than we need...but that's what the ziplock bags in the freezer are for.

I plopped another couple garbage bags of pig and bunny litter on top of the garlic the other day, so there is a good 3-4 inches of mulch on it now, since the first layer of leaves has been smooshed down by snow. The bit that was left got spread over where the blueberries will go. The plan is the build a shallow raised bed under the windows in the front of the house and then plant shrub-sized blueberries there (raised bed so we can more easily control the pH). Hopefully they will do well so we can have fruit plus lovely red foliage in the fall. There is a nursery/tree farm in Canandaigua that sells a wide range of varieties, so some weekend when we want to take a trip, we'll have to head out there.

Hard to believe that seeds need to be started in about a month and a half. eek! we still need more lights, bulbs, and, oh yeah, shelves. And stuff for soilless mix. and then we have to figure out the bed layout for the yard and/or what is going in containers and where the containers are going to go. yay.

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