Thursday, January 7, 2010

Praying for Spring

Hee Hee...I love this pic. I pretend that the little boy and his dog are praying for spring and tomatoes. It's that time of year where in my head, I start counting how many more months until I can eat a garden tomato. :(
Almost done with the growlist which I promise to post immediately upon completion. Doing a few germination tests on seeds and ordering from the greenhouse and garden suppliers.
I am starting all pepper seeds Feb. 1st. Especially our little buddy the PPdew. He needs a very long growing season. Also growing a little round cherry from my friend Chris Fowler, and the Chocolate Ghost pepper seeds he also sent me. Yep! You heard me right. I said Chocolate Ghost. hahaha... http://www.chileseeds.co.uk/hot_chili_pepper_seed.htm ( you can read about it there but I wouldn't get too excited, they don't ship to the U.S.)...Growing out from a hybrid Ancient Sweets (This should be interesting) still sorting thru which other peppers are going to make it to the garden.
I know one thing that wont be out there this year.... potatoes. Tried last year and it was a big bust. I am not the spud Queen. I'm leaving the potato growing to Idaho.
But.....one of the things I'm most excited about is my "Scarlet Runner Teepee"... I am building a huge, walk in teepee (with help of course) and it is going to be covered in Scarlet Runner Beans. How cool is that? It is going to be my hideout LOL. I mentioned it to my friend Sergeant Major, and being a former member of the Army Corp of Engineers, he has taken over construction details. Ahhhh...it pays to have smart friends.
On a sad note, I lost my little garden buddy Boo this winter. It was an accident and it was my fault. I still think I hear her in the house. It's like you forget for a second, then you hear what you think is her, and then you remember...... :(
Sadie doesn't have any tomato boxes to sit in lately so she has taken to Christmas boxes. LOL

Happy New Year 2010 to all! Hope it's our best year ever!
May it be full of tomatoes and greasy beans.



































2 comments:

Catpad said...

oh they look so cute

Ilona said...

What a wonderful picture!

and I love your site:)