If You Always Do What You've Always Done...Then You'll Always Get What You Always Got
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Gardening, Part 3
Yes, I did more gardening today. It made me feel better.
I planted mixed lettuce seeds (I don't really like lettuce, so I'm hoping the 'I grew this myself' factor improves my appreciation). I also planted spinach seeds. After buying the seeds a few weeks ago, I then read they need to have cool sowing conditions. I thought I'd have to wait until next year. However, it's not warm enough to plant the rosemary yet, and we're still having winter temperatures (mainly), so I took a gamble. More seeds and plants to come!
I also staked my tomato plant. This is the first time I've taken so much care about a tomato plant. The plants themselves seem to just appear, produce flowers and occasionally green tomatoes... I thought keeping them up, off the ground, in the sun more, might improve the chances of producing and maintaining growth. I'd had some thoughts about what to use for a stake - I really didn't want to go to a store to buy one, that seems ridiculous. After a few trials, I realised there was a perfect supply in the garage. A previous gardening experience, still waiting to be removed... I'll leave it there, but I took one of the branches, chopped off the little twigs and chopped it to about a metre (although I'm really bad at estimating distance and length, so it could be a whole lot more...).
I also took a photo of the back of the lettuce and spinach seed packets so I can remember instructions and keep track of how many days til germination and things. I don't think I've ever been that organised. And I watered everything with fertilizer.
From the garden, of course. I found a tomato today! First for this actual plant, and on a bit of plant that looks rather dead. Maybe it is...