This hardly ever happens! It's springtime, the weather is beautiful, and I have an entire weekend to work! My only commitments for the entire weekend are picking my daughter up on Sunday and a community band function on Saturday morning. This is a total rarity. So, I got dirty and busy.... and now (it's Saturday night) I have pushed my poor body as far as it will go. I fear I have collapsed in a pile. So, I thought I'd blog a little until I gain my second wind!
I cleared out my front flower bed on Friday (I had a vacation day because I was SUPPOSED to go to Chicago to a hockey tournament this weekend, but that fell through) and got it ready for some new plants.
Then, I realized my poor snap peas needed to be liberated from their weedy neighbors. While I was over in that garden, I saw that my raised strawberry bed was looking a little crowded, too. My issue weeds there are nettles (and I react ALOT to nettle stings) and morning glories. The morning glories are a nightmare, and they twist around and choke ANYTHING they can get a hold of. I did my best....
I started repotting some of the plants in my greenhouse, and realized that I had better start hardening some of those plants off. If I want them to be ready for new homes, I'd better get going! Yesterday (Friday) was our official average last frost date (or pretty close to it... and I count conservatively after losing all my plants one year!) so I'm not too far behind. The thing I'm not happy about is the plants are still so small. I think I need to bump the dates on all the seed packages up about 3 weeks, because while they will all be perfect for planting in my garden, they are so puny I feel bad selling them. Though, I know that they will grow big fast as soon as they get in the warm soil in their "forever home".