Yes, I STILL have no soil! Argh! It was supposed to come Feb 1st, but apparently the field in which my garden soil is sitting, is still too wet to drive in… So, here I have all my beds, and not a grain of soil to plant my seedlings in… Major hiccup, I know! I would normally just order it from somewhere else, but the soil is apparently “the best” and the fella selling it to me is giving me a smokin’ deal, so I am going to just wait it out… I’m not exactly sure what he means by the “best” other then it is made up or organic compost and other juicy stuff, but it sounded really great when he told me so I am just gonna go with it.
Oh, by the way seedlings are doing great! Well, some of them are great… Well actually, some of them are not so great and some of them are… I’de say we have about a 75% success rate at this point, just a guess though… There has been a bit of poking, a little tugging and general toddler mischief. Some of them just couldn’t take the attention and moved on to greener pastures, as they say… Plus we had a moisture issue and the basil grew some white mold on the soil and had to be replanted. We’ve also had to transplant the tomatoes as they were getting too big for the little trays. Which is great right?! YAY Tomatoes!!! So we are off to the races again! Once our dirt arrives of course…
Anyway, we also received our seed order from West Coast Seeds just before march, so on March 1st, the kiddies and I planted another round of 144 seeds. 16 different herbs and veg in all, and I think that is all the seedlings I am going to start this year. Everything else will be started outdoors the way Mother Nature intended.
Below, first in line and growing very well are the tomatoes, then second are the transplants of basil, peppers and Roma tomatoes nestled in Tupperware. Third are the new round of various veg seedlings with the zuchinni showing their heads first. The last is a tray strawberries and herbs, including mint, lemon balm, chamomile and rosemary, thyme, chives and cilantro… Mmmm… I can’t wait to smell these when they sprout up!