The last couple of days have been all about the dirt. With daylight savings time...I am now able to enjoy some sunlight for a few hours after work ~ loving it! On Sunday my hubby and I went to the Home & Garden Show at the Everett Comcast Arena. We were really disappointed with it as a whole. Normally these shows give us some inspiration but there wasn't much to inspire us at this show. However, I did not leave empty handed...I brought home 3 plants that they were selling for 1/2 price....unfortunately, I don't know the name of them. They look pretty though.
On Monday, after work, I planted those 3 plants, did some weeding and tried a new trick to try to get cats to stop using my flower bed as a litter box. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY! Those dang cats poop in my flower bed right by the front door...and it just isn't right. So...I recently read about how lemons may do the trick to break this mean cat behavior. My favorite blog, 100 Dollars a Month posted about 10 Cool Uses for Lemons ~ and #10 was about sprinkling lemon peels in the area...because apparently cats don't like the smell of citrus! I bought 5# of lemons from Cash and Carry...grinded those suckers up and am praying that it works.
Today (Tuesday)...the wind was howling and the rain was falling but I still got to garden. I moved my cauliflower, broccoli and onion starts out to the greenhouse. I think I saved my cauliflower and broccoli...they got very leggy but I transplanted them deep in new containers and I see new leaves popping out.
I also planted some new vegetable starts:
Stupice Tomtatoes (first round of tomatoes) (from Territorial Seed Co.)
Impatiens ~ Tempo butterly Mix (from Territorital Seed Co.)
Basil ~ Sweet Basil (Ferry-Morse)
Sweet Red Peppers ~ Crispy Hybrid (Burpee)
Early Jalapeno ~ Hot Pepper (Territorial Seed Co.)
Sweet Yellow Peppers ~ Fort Knox Hybrid (Burpee)
Now my bar is filled with the second round of starts...I wonder if other people use their bars for growing plants??!!