It’s raining.

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And I have a plethora of “things” to do inside. (Why is it when I’m busy outside, I think almost non-stop of all the “things” I have to do inside. When I finally have the moment to work inside, all I can think of are outside chores? Of course it’s the “grass-is-always-greener-where-ever-you-aren’t” syndrome. It’s a terrible conundrum.)

Washing and folding clothes. Cleaning. Meals! (Yay! I love to cook for my family!) The kids are on spring break from school and they might even help me paint the bathroom a creamy, latte color. You know~ fun stuff.

But before I start the “fun stuff” I thought I’d grab my coffee and sneak down to take a gander at my basement garden. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

This year I’ve decided to add more flowers to the main vegetable garden~ much to my sweet Rachael’s delight. Dusty Miller and snapdragons starts along with Johnny Jump-ups and petunias are snuggled next to tomatoes and peppers under grow lights.

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe tomatoes started in February are fairly large already. Placing them in the cool basement window helps slow their growth.

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The peppers are doing great and also take a day or two in a dark-ish corner of the room to slow their growth. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

 

Here are my sweet pea seeds. I’ve heard wonderful comments about sweet pea flowers and they should grow great here with our cool, wet springs. But these seeds have been in the “seed incubator” for a week and still no sign of a sprout. Anybody out there have suggestions about sweet peas?SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Ok~ off to start the business of today!

More tomorrow. Have a lovely day!

 

Today’s count: 35 eggs

What’s for supper: Scalloped ham and potatoes.

Weather: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Tonight a 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.

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