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Dusted myself off...and big garden plans!

March 16th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Well, I was pretty down in the dumps all day about not getting that awesome freelance gig. Today, I'm trying to get over it. I don't feel AS bad, just a little bad. Anyway, I still have a story to write this weekend for a new client, so that's good. Plus, the editor for the missed gig sent me a nice note, so I know it's not that they think I'm a hack.

And, trying to get back to normal. so...

-Mom gave me $40 for my birthday. I know she wants me to buy something "fun" with it, so don't tell her I sent it as an extra payment toward the mortgage today. Hey, to me that's fun! Our little secret.

And, it's March so time to plant the spring cold season crops, although it's 78 today, so not sure how they'll do with this crazy spring weather. The boys and I planted six potato plants, and seeds for spinach, lettuce, mixed salad greens, purple dragon carrots, beets, and broccoli in our cold season garden containers. The pic is them helping me fill them with dirt. Messy fun, huh?




This weekend, the kids and I are going to plant the seedlings of broccoli and red carrots we planted a few weeks ago. Then, fingers crossed!

I am also devising my plans for my summer garden. I have a weed-infested bed surrounded by red brick by the walkway to the front door. I've already solarized the weeds away, under layers of mulch, newspaper and cardboard, so my plan is to add some good soil, build it up, and plant a new butterfly garden there. I had an awesome one at the last house (of course), but I'm starting new here. I think the last owner was clueless about lawn, garden, and tree maintenance, and now I'm paying the price. Anyway, in will go echinacea, bee balm, and one other yet-to-be-determined species.

I got a great book about vertical vegetable and fruit gardening yesterday as well. It gave me some ideas for trellising watermelons so they don't take up as much room. My oldest (soon to be 4), really wants to plant watermelons, so this may be a solution.

Other than that, I don't think I'm going to be able to avoid building at least one more 4 x 8 ft raised bed. I'll need it for the zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes. We have plenty of sunny spots, it's just that DH and I argue about them-- he doesn't want gardens there because he likes to kick soccer balls and run with the kids. We're going to have to work something out. Girl has to grow some food!

4 Responses to “Dusted myself off...and big garden plans!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Try not to feel bad. Every job these days is very competitive. You are not a hack!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the job...maybe something better is down the road.

    Your garden plans sound wondeful!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    cute boys!

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    What good helpers! Smile Great garden plans.

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