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Wow, is that the sun? I’d forgotten…

Not only did we turn our heat completely off instead of way down, but I got a lot done in the garden and got my first sunburn of the season. Not the fluorescent red like I had last year at this time, but enough to remind me not to scratch an itch. Totally gorgeous day, at least 65, sunny and supposed to get to 76 by monday, woohoo!

No pictures for a few days, my camera died taking photos of my oldest son’s 12th birthday and I’m out of back up batteries. I could have swore I just bought that 24 pack :eyeroll

I got more lettuce planted, plus cabbage, potatoes, zucchini, crookneck squash, 2 kinds of cucumber (for slicing and pickling), carrots, spinach and green beans. The garden map I printed up (see this post) was very useful…I think I still managed to get the squashes too close to the taters but that was my refusal to use a tape measure and trying to eyeball the distance. The only thing left to plant/transplant are the green peppers, tomatoes, and herbs, which I plan on doing in a couple weeks.

Remember my redneck greenhouses? Don’t do it. Even with a lot of drainage and the tops taken off, those plants are getting damping disease and wilting, where the ones still in peat pots are doing great. Another lesson learned.

3 Responses to Wow, is that the sun? I’d forgotten…

  1. Did you absolutely love the weather today or what! I got so much done- cleanup mostly, but some planting too! Everything had to come out of the greenhouse today!

  2. Megan April 5, 2009 at 9:20 am #

    I can’t wait until later this week when I’ll get to get out in the yard and take advantage of this perfect gardening weather. It’s killing me to look out there and not be out in in it. Glad you got out there, but don’t forget your sunscreen 🙂

  3. Nancy Bond@gmail.comnd April 5, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    Sounds like you’re in the same boat as we are, no pun intended. I’m about to build an ark, with rain and/or drizzle expected straight through next week. Ugh.

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