Sunday, March 20, 2011

Harry "Potter"

I feel like a green thumb version of Harry Potter.

In the fourth grade I fell while walking through the woods and got a thorn embedded in my right hand directly underneath my pointer finger.  Not allowing my parents to dig in hard enough to get the thorn out, I ended up with a situation.  The thorn became surrounded with a cyst and had to be removed surgically from my hand.  Meanwhile I had spent a couple of months harboring a piece of the earth within me.

This week the scar where my thorn used to be has been aching.  I made a joke that maybe it was my cue to start my seedlings...plenty of light making its way through my windows now and I know I could get a much better start on my tomato plants if I took advantage of it. 

So, as it happens my aching scar has made me feel like a real life version of Harry Potter - with a much more literal take on the word potter, if you catch my drift.

Happy Planting Ohioans! Have you started your seedlings yet?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Where o Where o Where is Onion.

Ummm...I just went out to scope my garden bed now that the snow has completely melted and I have onions growing :)  Interesting.  Now what do I do with them?  Let them keep growing?  Pull them up before I plant?  Ponderous.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bringing the outdoors IN.

At the end of last summer I gifted one of my unplanted tomato seedlings to a friend.  She named it Gordy, transplanted it into a large container and gave it love all summer.  Then the fall hit and she brought it indoors.

I get regular updates on the plant and this winter's update blew my mind.  This is Gordy all grown up.  He is wrapped around the window fixture and even fruiting.

Bringing the tomato plants inside for the winter is smart smart smart.  Now why didn't I think of it?